Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 9,078 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 (978 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 CR-V
268
  2017 CR-V
529
  2016 CR-V
160
  2015 CR-V
688
  2014 CR-V
449
  2013 CR-V
325
  2012 CR-V
337
  2011 CR-V
470
  2010 CR-V
427
  2009 CR-V
336
  2008 CR-V
978
  2007 CR-V
933
  2006 CR-V
437
  2005 CR-V
517
  2004 CR-V
534
  2003 CR-V
519
  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 (1,892 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,239 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,892
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,239
  Electrical System
1,176
  Equipment
945
  Power Train
496
  Exterior Lighting
446
  Service Brakes
321
  Vehicle Speed Control
295
  Steering
289
  Structure
261
   
  Latches/locks/linkage
253
  Visibility
244
  Other Fuel System
242
  Tire
178
  Suspension
163
  Seat Belt
158
  Wheel
130
  Seats
124
  Electronic Stability Control
93
  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 529317,0791    
1.67
  2016 160356,1352    
0.22
  2015 688360,8163    
0.64
  2014 449385,2114    
0.29
  2013 325279,9225    
0.23
  2012 337231,6376    
0.24
  2011 470255,3337    
0.26
  2010 427200,3058    
0.27
  2009 336171,9329    
0.22
  2008 978225,81510    
0.43
  2007 933229,26011    
0.37
  2006 437149,58912    
0.24
  2005 517144,34813    
0.28
  2004 534153,35314    
0.25
  2003 519140,29115    
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
256
  2017 CR-V
156
  2016 CR-V
62
  2015 CR-V
404
  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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