Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 9,748 problems for their cars built in the 23 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 (988 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 CR-V
11
  2018 CR-V
513
  2017 CR-V
801
  2016 CR-V
181
  2015 CR-V
696
  2014 CR-V
477
  2013 CR-V
338
  2012 CR-V
352
  2011 CR-V
476
  2010 CR-V
438
  2009 CR-V
336
  2008 CR-V
988
  2007 CR-V
935
  2006 CR-V
437
  2005 CR-V
527
  2004 CR-V
539
  2003 CR-V
522
  2002 CR-V
618
  2001 CR-V
99
  2000 CR-V
116
  1999 CR-V
120
  1998 CR-V
121
  1997 CR-V
107

  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 (1,912 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,494 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,912
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,494
  Electrical System
1,237
  Equipment
1,011
  Power Train
531
  Exterior Lighting
454
  Other Fuel System
358
  Service Brakes
337
  Vehicle Speed Control
309
  Steering
294
   
  Structure
266
  Visibility
264
  Latches/locks/linkage
255
  Tire
180
  Suspension
167
  Seat Belt
163
  Wheel
135
  Seats
127
  Electronic Stability Control
112
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Gasoline Fuel System
50
  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
  2018 51370,5691    
7.27
  2017 801317,0792    
1.26
  2016 181356,1353    
0.17
  2015 696360,8164    
0.48
  2014 477385,2115    
0.25
  2013 338279,9226    
0.20
  2012 352231,6377    
0.22
  2011 476255,3338    
0.23
  2010 438200,3059    
0.24
  2009 336171,93210    
0.20
  2008 988225,81511    
0.40
  2007 935229,26012    
0.34
  2006 437149,58913    
0.22
  2005 527144,34814    
0.26
  2004 539153,35315    
0.23
  2003 522140,29116    
0.23
  2002 618137,83817    
0.26
  2001 99117,39818    
0.05
  2000 116114,19519    
0.05

  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
  2019 CR-V
9
  2018 CR-V
416
  2017 CR-V
181
  2016 CR-V
65
  2015 CR-V
405
  2014 CR-V
144
  2013 CR-V
97
  2012 CR-V
85
  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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