Honda CR-V Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

Rotate phone for a better experience

Here’s what you need to know

We spent hours reading all the complaint data so you don’t have to. Here is what you need to know.

Read what owners are saying about this car below.

Model year with the most reported issues

Still collecting data...

Most reported problem

Still collecting data...

Investigation for defects

Stay up to date on complaints, class action settlements, and recalls for this car.

This car currently has [sbs_posts cat="cr-v"] Recalls

Free repairs for widespread safety problems.

View complaints by:

Displaying 1 - 15 of 28

Lots of small issues

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Windshield broke from behind window trim in first month. There was no incident to cause the crack. The autobody shop said the crack originated right at the edge under the hood area. Honda wouldn't cover it. Now twice over winter have had ice build up underneath car that caused scary

Review submitted by:Km

Great vehicle bad paint job

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We bought the CRV-touring model ( top of the CRV line ) we have owned many Honda's in our lifetime. This is our second CRV. This vehicle has great features: turbo engine, comfortable seating, reasonably quiet. Our biggest disappointment is with the paint. We chose the lunar Silver metallic. The

Review submitted by:fretbuzzer

Pros:Great handling, turbo engine, comfortable seating.

Cons:Bad paint matching to synthetic bumpers.

Unreliable, Oil Dilution Problem

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I like the car but unreliable on long trips. Oil dilution damage my cam shaft just after oil change and software update, On another trip, all the warning lights lit up. Dealership in Nashville, reset the computer and says they could not replicate the problem. I have to cut short

Review submitted by:Lemon

Pros:Good mpg.

Cons:Unreliable- oil dilution and computer malfunction

Defective Voice Navigation System on 2020 Touring

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Tried using the voice activation navigation system to go to a restaurant. It kept pulling up the wrong place. Finally had to use WAZE. Service department said other cars like mine on their lot present with the same issue but they can't do anything about it because it is a

Review submitted by:DarleenH

Pros:Good climate control

Cons:Terrible navigation system

Do not buy a Honda CR-V, The windshields defect

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We're about to be on our fifth windshield in a year. DO NOT purchase a honda CRV until they figure this out.

Review submitted by:HondaOwner

Pros:Great when it's not broken

Cons:Breaks often, Defected Car

There are lemons out there

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Loved the car at first, but the electronics began to fail. Inaccurate warning lights, sensors drained the battery 3 times. It was a different one each time. Gear shift knob fell out. Brake switch replaced. Then, the roof and windows opened themselves when the car was parked (4 documented times).

Review submitted by:JustDisappointed

Pros:Roomy, visibility, turbo, comfortable,

Cons:control panel, placement of gas tank lever

Be sure to test drive at night!

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

It's an aesthetically beautiful elite performing car with one exception. For whatever reason the nighttime headlight performance is inferior to the 2016 model. Visibility is dangerously reduced in low beam mode when driving on dark country roads. You have to slouch down to see the road thru a sliver of

Review submitted by:JoJo

Pros:Back seat is perfect for two big dogs!

Cons:Just dangerous to drive in rural areas after dark.

Meh...good car, with disappointing features

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is my first true Honda. I had a '96 Honda Passport (Isuzu Rodeo rebadge), that I had until 2018. I was excited when I bought this CR-V, but it doesn't live up to its hype. It gets GREAT mileage. Its small engine is powerful, but laggy. The CVT does

Review submitted by:MJCLAXDEN

Pros:Mileage, ride (except for noise), build quality

Cons:Noise, entertainment system, laggy turbo

Horrible, stay away!!!

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Oil dilution issues!!! Car broke down after 11,000 miles. Had to have it towed to the Honda dealership I purchased it from. Honda does not yet have a REAL fix. They simply change the oil and reprogram the computer. It’s a desperation move on their part. This is a major

Review submitted by:MikeZ

Pros:Nice interior

Cons:Poor quality engine, expect it to break down.

Worst infotainment system of all-time

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Easily a great car with one huge exception, that being the radio/entertainment interface. The worst is the performance of the touch screen response (it works when it feels like it). The screen flips off for no reason. It tells you “CarPlay cannot be started because it’s not connected” - when

Review submitted by:Dave K

Pros:Drive, handling

Cons:Entertainment System is the all-time worst!

Road noise

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My biggest problem with this car is road noise. That is only problem with this car, on the highway it is loud. Probably won't buy another.

Review submitted by:Dittybag

Pros:power

Cons:road noise

Leaking gas in the oil!

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Just purchased a new 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L. I've driven a Honda for the last 10 yrs at least. My experiences have always been positive until now. This car is already leaking gas into the oil. The temp gauge was also reading high. I understand by the consumer reviews that

Review submitted by:Shocked 1

Pros:Beautiful design

Cons:Not dependable!

Thunderstorm scare CR-V LX

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

If you are living in Texas or a place where it can pour down in buckets, I hope you do not go for this one or any other Honda cars because their windshield is so badly designed for thunderstorms it literally scares everyone in my family to drive in rain.

Review submitted by:HondaReviewer01

Pros:Resale value, Looks, Cheaper to maintain

Cons:Poor visibility during rains, Road noise

Somewhat disappointed

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I own the 2017 CR-V touring model. The car was just recalled because of problems with fuel leaking into the oil! Apparently, Honda has not found a fix for this problem that started with the introduction of the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine. For back ground, I purchased my first CR-V

Review submitted by:LINESUPER1

Pros:excellent electronics and comfortable features

Cons:less than sterling engine, chronic problems

Traded an 07 CRV for this, very disappointed

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

CR-V

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Negatives: - Infotainment/Climate Control system is confusing and challenging to use. Which makes it dangerous to try to adjust while driving. - Speakers are very tinny sounding. - Seats are uncomfortable. - Adaptive cruise control stopped working after about a year. Positives: - Good in the snow - Room and

Review submitted by:Expected_More

Pros:Handles well in winter conditions

Cons:Blind spot on passenger side is excessive.

Share This