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Honda CR-V Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

1483 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda CR-V. 119 of these members (8%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 120 brakes and traction control repairs to Honda CR-Vs--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Honda CR-V problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Honda CR-V problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Honda CR-V problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

23% of the Honda CR-V repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 971 repairs.

Honda CR-V brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Honda CR-V brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 116 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Honda CR-V Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 0    
9000 0 Symptom: Loud grinding sound from left rear brake. Cause: Frozen caliper caused premature pad wear (to nothing). Fix: Caliper freed up; both sets rear pads replaced; rotors resurfaced. 
23000 250 Frozen caliper on left rear brake required new rear pads and rotor resurfacing. Second time this has happened in less than 25,000 total miles. Honda has no explanation; claims caliper itself is OK. 
 
Honda CR-V in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 39000    
50000 115 VSA (vehicle stability) warning light kept appearing and it became difficult to take car out of park. Dealer found that brake pedal sensor was faulty. Replaced it, now car runs fine. It took three repair trips to find this. 
95000  

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 45000    
48000 0 Caliper stuck and burned up brakes. Replaced caliper and pads. 
 
Honda CR-V in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 70000    
70000 0 Abs senser failed causing the system not to work 
85000  

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Honda CR-V in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 74000    
89000 266 Burning smell coming from passenger side of car, intermittent. Right front brake caliper was locking up. Replaced caliper, brake hose, bled brake lines and added fluid. 
90000 280 Right rear brake caliper seizing, replaced caliper and brake pads. 
122000  

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Honda CR-V in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 49000    
69000 600 R&R'd front & rear rotors, F&R pads and front calipers. This is 3rd set of pads, and 2nd set of rotors on this car. For its very average stopping ability, it surely eats pads and rotors. Not Honda's best effort, imo. 
 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 72540    
79360 0 ABS warning light coming on. Could not duplicate. 
114700 500 Seized rear brake caliper. Replaced. 
119660 200 rear calipers replaced. Were previously replaced so parts covered under warranty 
144460 674 Noise, particularly when tight turn. Brake callipers 
145080 288 Front brake lines failed due to rust in the area where they are not coated. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 148800    
151900 1050 4 sets of brake pads, 4 discs and 1 caliper 
 
Honda CR-V in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010    
15 Rebuilt front brake caliper due to sticking brakes, DYI 
95000 90 Front passenger's side brake caliper rusted up due to faulty outer seal, wearing out the brake pad. Rebuilt the caliper, replaced both front brake sets, bled brake line. 
100800 15 Rebuilt other front caliper, dyi 
116700 15 Brake caliper rebuild after driver side front brake seized. 
120700 115 Replaced leaking bake calipers with remanufactured. Both front replaced 
127000  
Honda CR-V in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 55000    
63000 667 Left rear brake disc pistons were stuck closed, ruining rotor and pads. Right rear piston was leaking fluid. Replaced calipers, pistons, pads and rotors on both sides rear brakes. 
89000  

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