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Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 7,896 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 (930 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 CR-V
92
  2016 CR-V
117
  2015 CR-V
624
  2014 CR-V
396
  2013 CR-V
281
  2012 CR-V
289
  2011 CR-V
445
  2010 CR-V
398
  2009 CR-V
324
  2008 CR-V
930
  2007 CR-V
899
  2006 CR-V
427
  2005 CR-V
489
  2004 CR-V
529
  2003 CR-V
505
  2002 CR-V
595
  2001 CR-V
98
  2000 CR-V
116
  1999 CR-V
120
  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 (1,822 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,039 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,822
  Electrical System
1,039
  Engine And Engine Cooling
901
  Equipment
804
  Power Train
431
  Exterior Lighting
424
  Vehicle Speed Control
267
  Steering
263
  Service Brakes
259
  Latches/locks/linkage
246
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  Structure
223
  Visibility
219
  Tire
177
  Suspension
157
  Seat Belt
136
  Wheel
118
  Seats
114
  Other Fuel System
95
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Electronic Stability Control
68
  Gasoline Fuel System
41
  Air Brake
6
  Parking Brake
5
  Interior Lighting
5
  Traction Control System
3
  Child Seat
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 117356,1351    
0.33
  2015 624360,8162    
0.86
  2014 396385,2113    
0.34
  2013 281279,9224    
0.25
  2012 289231,6375    
0.25
  2011 445255,3336    
0.29
  2010 398200,3057    
0.28
  2009 324171,9328    
0.24
  2008 930225,8159    
0.46
  2007 899229,26010    
0.39
  2006 427149,58911    
0.26
  2005 489144,34812    
0.28
  2004 529153,35313    
0.27
  2003 505140,29114    
0.26
  2002 595137,83815    
0.29
  2001 98117,39816    
0.05
  2000 116114,19517    
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
91
  2016 CR-V
56
  2015 CR-V
400
  2014 CR-V
143
  2013 CR-V
96
  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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