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Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 7,591 problems for their cars built in the 21 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda CR-V. The 2008 Honda CR-V cars have the most problems reported (906 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda CR-V

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 CR-V
51
  2016 CR-V
98
  2015 CR-V
597
  2014 CR-V
366
  2013 CR-V
254
  2012 CR-V
266
  2011 CR-V
432
  2010 CR-V
386
  2009 CR-V
319
  2008 CR-V
906
  2007 CR-V
885
  2006 CR-V
417
  2005 CR-V
471
  2004 CR-V
511
  2003 CR-V
495
  2002 CR-V
585
  2001 CR-V
97
  2000 CR-V
114
  1999 CR-V
119
  1998 CR-V
117
  1997 CR-V
105

  Common problems of Honda CR-V

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Honda CR-V cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,775 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (995 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,775
  Electrical System
995
  Engine And Engine Cooling
861
  Equipment
754
  Exterior Lighting
414
  Power Train
408
  Vehicle Speed Control
256
  Steering
256
  Service Brakes
247
  Latches/locks/linkage
246
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  Structure
209
  Visibility
208
  Tire
175
  Suspension
155
  Seat Belt
126
  Wheel
113
  Seats
111
  Other Fuel System
87
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Electronic Stability Control
62
  Gasoline Fuel System
41
  Air Brake
6
  Interior Lighting
5
  Parking Brake
5
  Child Seat
3
  Traction Control System
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda CR-V of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across CR-V model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda CR-V model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across CR-V Model Years

CR-V
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 98356,1351    
0.28
  2015 597360,8162    
0.83
  2014 366385,2113    
0.32
  2013 254279,9224    
0.23
  2012 266231,6375    
0.23
  2011 432255,3336    
0.28
  2010 386200,3057    
0.28
  2009 319171,9328    
0.23
  2008 906225,8159    
0.45
  2007 885229,26010    
0.39
  2006 417149,58911    
0.25
  2005 471144,34812    
0.27
  2004 511153,35313    
0.26
  2003 495140,29114    
0.25
  2002 585137,83815    
0.28
  2001 97117,39816    
0.05
  2000 114114,19517    
0.06

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda CR-V is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2017 CR-V
51
  2016 CR-V
52
  2015 CR-V
395
  2014 CR-V
142
  2013 CR-V
96
  2012 CR-V
83
  2011 CR-V
36
  2010 CR-V
53
  2009 CR-V
15
  2008 CR-V
32
  2007 CR-V
42
  2006 CR-V
25
  2005 CR-V
63
  2004 CR-V
107
  2003 CR-V
52
  2002 CR-V
47
  2001 CR-V
4
  2000 CR-V
12
  1999 CR-V
5
  1998 CR-V
11
  1997 CR-V
7



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