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Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

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Honda CR-V suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 210 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

46000 mi

US $1250
Rack and Pinion was leaking 
6000 mi I am hearing clunking or a rattle coming from the drivers side rear a few times a day. Repair was not successful. They called Honda enginerring and they said its the way the car flexes. Going to arbitration. 

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2012 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

17360 mi

C $400
noise from front right wheel. Determined to be wheel hub assembly. It is unclear if the issue was casued by a previous accident unreported by previous owner. 

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2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

36300 mi Power steering pump made excessive noise, replaced. 

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2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

62000 mi Leaky rack 
24000 mi

US $220
Original tires were "cupping". Got new tires and alignment. Rear Passenger side camber could not be adjusted without buying a Camber Kit and having it installed. 
51000 mi

US $600
Rear Struts 
28300 mi Steering feels vague. Vehicle wanders in lane and no feedback from steering wheel. 

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2010 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

12400 mi Noise coming from front wheel... went to dealer and they change the left bearing. Problem continues, went to my garage... problem was on right wheel. Went back to dealer and problem solve after replacement 

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2010 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

2000 mi When I first got my car, it started developing a shimmy/vibration, so took it to the dealer. The dealer was very reluctant to do the work. They rebalanced the wheel for free but still didn't fix the problem. I went to the dealership, but this time the dealership where I bought the car from and brought it in because it was still shimmying. Told after waiting for like 3 hrs that it was normal. 
58000 mi Whining noise at speeds over 40mph. Dealer diagnosed as rigth rear wheel bearing. Replaced under drivetrain warranty. 
32860 mi

C $405
Rear suspension problem, tire prematurely worn out, changed, fixed upper bar on bolt side plus alignment. 

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2010 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

12800 mi L/frt shock assy making noise internally. Shock assy was replaced. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $1275
replaced entire rack/pinion steering system 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

108700 mi

US $160
Left front sway bar end link worn. Replaced both left and right end links. 
52080 mi Rear right sway bad link 
65100 mi

C $700
Noise with bearings on the power steering pump. 
10000 mi Moaning noise from the drivers side front and feeling in the steering wheel, floor board and pedals. Drivers side front strut seal was leaking and needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

88000 mi

US $1250
Front trailing arm bushings; front ball joint 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

139000 mi

US $180
Right rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. 
162700 mi

US $380
replaced rear coil spring & struts. Also rear breaks 
64000 mi

US $380
Power Steering System failed. Dealer replaced system under ext warranty ($100 deductible), but alignment was required due to excessive tire tow out. ($280). 
71000 mi

US $495
Noticed a whining sound when making turns and sometimes when accelerating. Replaced power steering pressure hose and reservoir. Performed a power steering flush. 
77000 mi

US $553
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

45000 mi

US $700
Replaced outer rear bearing 
33000 mi

US $60
Unable to satisfactorily align rear tires 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

91560 mi

$300
changed fuel and replaced stablizer link on the right side 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $750
Power steering fluid pump replaced. 
86000 mi

US $268
replaced ball joint and tie rod ends, replaced stabilizer links 
24180 mi Power steering fluid level low. Dealer found power steering rack assembly was leaking and needed to be replaced. Parts needed to be ordered, major repair, full days work. Could continue to drive by topping up reservoir. Entire steering rack assembly replace at 39,000km. Less than 1 month before warranty expired. 
42340 mi Steering column replaced due to leak. Was told this was a common issue with 2007 CR-V. Had to disassemble whole front end to replace steering column. Done under warranty. 
59300 mi

US $500
Complete Front Strut Assembly both sides 
17500 mi Replaced both fro struts 
87300 mi Wheel bearing (front driver) going bad at 86k. Will need replacement in the next 5k. 
57000 mi

US $850
Steering pump broke 
45860 mi

$168
Power steering high pressure hose developed a leaked and had to be replaced. Dealer did not have the replacement hose in stocked and had to be ordered through another shop. 
70700 mi a whirring noise, sounding like the transmission is straining. Power steering pump was replaced & transmission service was done. The noise still has not gone away. Bringing it in to be rechecked. 
75700 mi right side of car seems to be very noisy. Mech checked & told me the struts need to be replaced with next tire change. 
86000 mi

US $245
replaced power-steering pump 
94000 mi

US $108
Replaced a cracked hose 
126000 mi

US $1313
Power steering rack leaking fluid and had to be replaced. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

18000 mi Vibration and rubbing sound from rear. TSB was issued to replace defective differential fluid that broke down prematurely. Dealer fixed without a problem. 
45000 mi

US $1300
powertrain rack replacement 
55300 mi

US $400
alignment needed an extra part 
53000 mi

US $270
Replaced sway bar links and bushings for front and rear. Not fixed. 
157300 mi

US $400
Rear right hand side bearing changed. 
109700 mi

US $50
When purchased, a mechanic suggested before completing the buy to have the dealer replace the tie rod ends. Walser Honda in Burnsville is awesome and did this repair and some cosmetic repairs as well. 
36200 mi 7Same rear end growling when turning, worse than before. They replaced fluid last week, sound went away...for now... 
87500 mi Power steering reservoir. 
127500 mi

US $400
New front stabilizers. 
231000 mi

US $2002
Needed new struts. Sorry, I didn't know what subsystem that is. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

53000 mi One of the front strut seals needs replacement at a cost of around 100 for parts but with 2.5 hours labour the total will be more than 300. I haven't noticed any abnormal handling or unusual tire wear. Will probably take care of that next time. 

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2006.5 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

114000 mi

£1053
Clunking sounds intermittently for a year or more. Was told by Indy garage (12/14) it was suspension spring noise and not to worry. Suspected Sway Bar links. Honda Engineers Advised it was the Lower Ball Joint - O/S. Ordered from Main Stores, replaced. Wheel Bearing(Front O/S), Link Compressor, Sway Bar Link (Front L/R), ABS Sensor (Front O/S) 

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2006 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

84000 mi

US $120
sway bar link replaced 
98580 mi

R 1750
the "moaning" from the rear axle got very loud. previously diagnosed as "tyre noise" turned out to be a rear wheel bearing that failed. 
145000 mi

US $420
Low pressure steering hose 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

124000 mi

US $1500
Struts 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

52000 mi Front suspension strut failed. Detected by alignment tech. confirmed by personal inspection.  
139000 mi

US $500
Rubber bushings in suspension needed replacement, as they were torn. 
15000 mi Groan from rear end when making sharp turns at slow speeds. 
80600 mi

C $1000
Steering and suspension, repair 
66740 mi

C $680
Rubber suspension parts had to be replaced. These re aparently normal wear items although 108,000km seemed pretty early to have this kind of repair. 

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2005.5 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

99200 mi

€300
heavy wear on rear stabiliser group 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

151000 mi

US $1500
Front and rear stabilizers broken. Found during an oil change and tire replacement. 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $650
Lower Compliance Bushings were worn/cracked. 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

47120 mi

$520
Shocks worn out. 
50000 mi

US $200
Front Strut Failure 
188000 mi

US $2900
replacement of struts and motor mounts at the same time as transmission and AWD unit replaced 
238300 mi

US $1900
struts were worn out and replaced, 2 motor mounts were cracked and replaced, sensor replaced 
75000 mi

US $410
Rear right bearings went bad causing significant noise - had to be replaced 
75000 mi

US $1000
Also: bad wheel bearing, clunking noise from rear of car, some link on front suspension having to do with wheel was bad and making noise and would fail soon.  
85000 mi corrosion of power steering fitting causing a leak. hose had to be replaced 
60000 mi

US $50
Leaking rear shock/strut R&R rear strut 
90000 mi

US $700
Control arms went bad. Cheap Honda!! 
122000 mi

US $300
Front control arm bushings 
132500 mi Left rear bushings and control arm. 
135000 mi

US $360
Rear suspension bushing are noisy and need to be repaced. 
143300 mi

US $2400
Replace all struts. Replace all bushings in rear. Replace spark plugs. Replace all radiator hoses. 
146000 mi

US $200
Bolt on right front strut broke. 
150000 mi

US $1100
Left front strut failed. 
67000 mi

US $350
The ball joints on the front passenger's and driver's sides were cracked. 
100000 mi

US $172
Replaced anti-sway bar and suspension linkage 
174000 mi

US $700
Repaired ball joints. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

52000 mi R.Rear wheel bearing making noise. 
156000 mi

US $3500
Whining/grinding noise from right rear wheel bearing. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $140
left rear strut leaked oil, bought/ordered two as replacement with delivery took a week to get it sorted out. had to buy spring compressor and certain wrench to complete job this increased cost 40 dollars 
90000 mi

US $60
Alignment, 4 wheel about a degree out on all corners 
104000 mi

US $250
Replaced struts. Bought pre assembled strut and spring online and put in myself. Very easy to do with a jack that can get car up high enough. Don't try with jack that comes with car. Struts replaced were original. Smoother ride with new ones 
108000 mi

US $110
Power steering pump went 
63000 mi power steering seal 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

49000 mi

US $216
Replaced both rear sway bar links.  
101700 mi

US $500
replace right wheel bearing. 
110700 mi

US $231
rattling scraping noise from rear divers side. both sway bar links replaced. noise is gone. 
119000 mi replaced rocker arms and bushings, front end. 
66340 mi

C $990
Front wheel bearings rumbling on turns, replaced. 800.00 
77340 mi

C $400
Replace front links and bushings 
176000 mi

US $1150
Time for the control arms to be replaced. One was broken. Bigger issue has been brakes. They have been a continuous source of problems (and cost) and they lock up frequently. 
179000 mi

US $1300
Tie rods bent/damaged 
31620 mi

C $420
Replace lower ball joints on both sides 
106000 mi

US $100
Tie Rod End -right side was replaced 
109700 mi

US $108
Both sway bars were replaced 
48050 mi

US $800
Replaced compressor 
80000 mi

US $150
Power steering line ruptured 
94000 mi

US $289
One front and one rear stabilizer bar links had snapped and needed to be replaced. 
100000 mi

US $798
carrier, wheel hub and bearing assembly 
107000 mi

US $244
deteriorating tie rod ends replaced 
116000 mi

US $200
Power steering hoses leaking. This is the second time they've been replaced. Left lower ball joint 
100000 mi

US $500
Loose suspension in rear 
117000 mi

US $200
Tie rods needed to be replaced, typical wear. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

130820 mi L/H tie rod end was worn 
117000 mi

US $470
4 new struts, replaced worn bushing, alignment. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

126480 mi

C $600
Strange hammer like noise when turning. Sounds from the front of the car. 
147300 mi

US $524
upper and lower boots on front wheels. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

86000 mi Replaced front shock absorbers and rear sway bar links with a four wheel alignment. Have to go back for the recall of both front airbags - Takata - that have been back ordered nationally as of 12/30/2014 
134000 mi

US $537
Broken left side stabilizer bar control link. 
143000 mi

US $900
Replace right rear wheel bearing and ABS sensor. 
6000 mi Front strut went out 
163500 mi

US $150
Worn out Tie Rod end. Found during an alignment. Had to replace both Inner and Outer Tie Rod 
86160 mi

C $200
sway bar end links were replaced 
104780 mi

C $440
Replace front struts / springs replace rear sway bar links 
99000 mi

US $749
Rear struts failed.  
132000 mi

US $600
Tie rod ends were worn, replaced them. 
141980 mi

C $425
Rear struts needed replacing 
147560 mi

C $230
Front control arm bushings replaced during Nova Scotia Vehicle Inspection 
149420 mi

C $90
Rear right wheel bearing noisy, local mechanic replaced, I provided the part. 
111600 mi

C $350
Replace all 4 stabilizer links. Oil/Filter change. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

43400 mi Rear wheel bearings 
46500 mi Power steering pump 
99200 mi

C $250
Drivers side rear wheel bearing 
127720 mi

C $400
Wheel bearing 
135160 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing passenger side replaced. 
157880 mi

C $700
ball joints replaced 
86800 mi

C $150
sway bar bushings 
91760 mi Rear suspension bushing. 
96720 mi

C $490
more clunking from rear suspension 
107260 mi

C $200
rear suspension bushings 
123380 mi

C $1500
Suspension clunking. Replaced front struts and suspension bushings. Also found power steering line leak. Replaced line. 
137300 mi

C $813
Wheel bearing replaced. 
193000 mi

US $2200
Front Struts Power steering pump 
105240 mi

C $1100
front struts were leaking and both were replaced. sway bar joint broken 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

81000 mi

US $1250
Replaced all four struts and some other wear parts. 
109000 mi

US $1500
All suspension, steering and engine mount bushings were dry and cracked. So were replaced. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

281000 mi

US $833
tie rod ends/ball joints replaced 
101000 mi

US $200
Broken front sway bar link, Replaced both links even though only one was broken, as preventative maint. 
130700 mi

US $400
Lower front ball joint replaced. 
88000 mi

US $86
Replaced left front stabilizer link. 
106000 mi

US $86
Stabilizer link replaced. 
118000 mi

US $77
Left rear stabilizer bar link defective. The link was replaced. 
122000 mi

US $99
The rear right stabilizer link was bad. The link was replaced. 
90000 mi

US $165
The passenger side rear strut was bad and I replaced both rear struts with new KYB struts. 
124000 mi

C $161
Replaced rear sway bar links 
88040 mi

C $462
Car, when driving between 60 to 80 kph, felt like going over a washboard. Mechanic identified problem as needing new front struts and mounts. Also said left front strut leaking oil badly, right starting to. Parts ordered. Replaced struts. Knocking sound when turning steering wheel. Figured out strut was a dud. Ordered another. 
88660 mi One wasted trip because supplier sent wrong mount. With next trip, replaced bad replacement strut, finally fixed. 
173600 mi

C $260
Replaced both front struts 
184140 mi

C $350
Front sway bar mountings worn out, had to be replaced 
160580 mi

C $1005
Leak in power steering line Rear brake shoes,brake pads and rotors,wheel bearing,alignment 
173600 mi

C $400
struts,stabilizer 
184940 mi

C $300
shocks replaced because mechanic said this was necessary to pass inspection 
130000 mi

US $400
Replace noisy right rear wheel bearing. 
116560 mi front right link and rear right link 
108060 mi

C $420
Both front swaybar links and front left ball joint 
88000 mi

US $400
damaged seal. Unit replaced. 
87700 mi

US $400
Loss of steering fluid in reservoir. Failure of seal requiring replacement of factory parts. 
168000 mi

US $350
Wheel bearing 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

105380 mi

C $45
one of the sway bar link in rear of the car failed/separated. Both sides Lt and Rt sides replaced. 
117580 mi

C $50
Upper control arm + ball joint 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi

US $1950
steering rack 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

158000 mi

US $250
front sway bar bushings worn out. Replaced. 
97000 mi Steering squeaked when the wheel was turned. Steering shaft was lubricated where the shaft passes through the firewall. 
151500 mi

US $1760
replaced the trailing arm bushings 
174000 mi

US $1200
Suspension was wearing out which included tie rod ends and sway bars/sway bar links. Everything was fixed. 
220000 mi

US $500
Lower control arm 
165520 mi

C $300
Wheel bearing needed replacement 
59000 mi

US $180
Right front sway bar link ball separated. Dealer mechanic had to cut parts from car. repair took 55 min. 
64000 mi

US $130
Left sway bar end broke. 
76300 mi Metal power steering return line rusted thru and fluid leaked out. 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

159000 mi

US $150
Replaced all 4 struts 
161000 mi

US $72
Passenger side ball joint failure. Replace lower ball joints on both sides. 
175000 mi

US $468
Replace trailing arm bushings. They were about ready to fail and the right rear made a rattling sound over bumps. 
114000 mi

£70
Drop links worn and siezed 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

125500 mi

US $300
Replaced steering boots and then alignment. 
170000 mi

US $300
replaced struts and shocks, plus alignment 
149700 mi

US $60
Clatter, rattle under passenger floorboard for the last year. Replace stabilizer bar end links and stabilizer bar bushings. $60 Rattle gone. 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

158000 mi

US $600
Replaced struts 
130200 mi

C $1400
Lower front ball joints replaced. 
125000 mi

US $160
I replaced the front shock absorbers and top mounts. Clunking sound in front end and i am trying to get rid of it. old shocks were fine. Performed the repair anyway because i had the parts in hand. Replaced the front tie rods they were shot 
157500 mi

US $497
sound near front right tire when I would hit a bump. bushings were bad on that side, both were replaced. $13.50 for parts and $80.10 for labor. shop gave me a $40.00 discount on the total for replacing the exhaust and bushings. 
180700 mi

US $168
right side steering. 
166000 mi

US $1200
Wheel bearing. Ball joints. Tie rods. Rear sway bar links/bushings 
137000 mi

US $1000
Replaced 4 struts, and suspension bushings, just normal wear out after 137,000 miles 

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1999 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

60140 mi New tie-rod ends were replaced, but the noise is still there. 
191000 mi

US $833
Vehicle was purchased for $700 with known issues largely related to suspension. Replaced both front control arms, swaybar links, and bushings. Replaced sway bar links and bushings Replaced rear trailing arm bushings. 
101000 mi Heard noise under front right of car, found tie rod broken. Replaced by mechanic. 

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1999 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

253000 mi

US $1200
could not get my inspection sticker without the repairs  

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1998 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

163000 mi

US $1000
New Struts installed 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

174000 mi

US $1500
Bushings in rear and engine mounts in front failing. Rear end thumping. Bushings and mounts replaced. 
138000 mi

US $162
Original trailing arm bushings were rotted out. Replaced driver side & passenger side trailing arm bushings (using special extractor tool) and had wheels aligned. 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

198000 mi

US $1000
Replaced rack and pinion steering rack at about 190,000 miles. Car has been very worry free. 

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