Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 8,645 problems for their cars built in the 22 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 (973 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 CR-V
94
  2017 CR-V
326
  2016 CR-V
155
  2015 CR-V
680
  2014 CR-V
443
  2013 CR-V
323
  2012 CR-V
327
  2011 CR-V
468
  2010 CR-V
422
  2009 CR-V
335
  2008 CR-V
973
  2007 CR-V
927
  2006 CR-V
437
  2005 CR-V
515
  2004 CR-V
533
  2003 CR-V
516
  2002 CR-V
609
  2001 CR-V
99
  2000 CR-V
116
  1999 CR-V
120
  1998 CR-V
121
  1997 CR-V
106

  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 (1,885 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,143 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,885
  Electrical System
1,143
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,035
  Equipment
912
  Power Train
478
  Exterior Lighting
442
  Service Brakes
307
  Vehicle Speed Control
288
  Steering
286
  Structure
254
   
  Latches/locks/linkage
252
  Visibility
239
  Tire
178
  Suspension
163
  Seat Belt
155
  Other Fuel System
154
  Wheel
130
  Seats
124
  Electronic Stability Control
87
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Gasoline Fuel System
41
  Air Brake
6
  Parking Brake
5
  Interior Lighting
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
  2017 326317,0791    
1.03
  2016 155356,1352    
0.22
  2015 680360,8163    
0.63
  2014 443385,2114    
0.29
  2013 323279,9225    
0.23
  2012 327231,6376    
0.24
  2011 468255,3337    
0.26
  2010 422200,3058    
0.26
  2009 335171,9329    
0.22
  2008 973225,81510    
0.43
  2007 927229,26011    
0.37
  2006 437149,58912    
0.24
  2005 515144,34813    
0.27
  2004 533153,35314    
0.25
  2003 516140,29115    
0.25
  2002 609137,83816    
0.28
  2001 99117,39817    
0.05
  2000 116114,19518    
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
  2018 CR-V
85
  2017 CR-V
132
  2016 CR-V
62
  2015 CR-V
404
  2014 CR-V
144
  2013 CR-V
97
  2012 CR-V
84
  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
64
  2004 CR-V
107
  2003 CR-V
52
  2002 CR-V
49
  2001 CR-V
4
  2000 CR-V
12
  1999 CR-V
5
  1998 CR-V
11
  1997 CR-V
7


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