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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 (5%)

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Honda CR-V transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 165 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

2000 mi Car still vibrates factory rep wanted to look at it but had to change his schedule. 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

14000 mi Twice before leaving out to go to work. Shifted to drive car would not move. Pressed gas pedal still would not move attempted repair nothing fixed 
1860 mi Our transmission had a small oil leak. The first attempt to resolve the problem was tightening bolts around the transmission which did not solve the problem. The dealer had to open the transmission and re-seal it, which resolved the leak. 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

16120 mi going up hill in 5 inches snow awd light kept coming on flashing and had to sit and let cool down every 40 seconds or so. I have good tires too, Nokians. 
24800 mi Lubed rear left axel splines for loud pop on turns 
24800 mi Rear axe sometimes went pop and groaning doimd 
5300 mi this car vibrates and surges. It also shudders at 1500 -2000 rpm. Jerky and unsmooth shifting. Honda says it is a known issue that currently has no fix. I've taken it in 3 times now. I am not happy with this car. 

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2014 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

14300 mi Pressure switch failed. 

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2013 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

18500 mi

US $80
Grinding noise coming from rear differential.Dealer said fluid probably contaminated and did fluid change.Said to do every 15000 even without maintenence minder warning.Common problem with this engine. 
12700 mi Differential was failing in January. Had 1 appointment for them to diagnose. took 2 months for parts to come in, partly due to severe weather in the area. Took 2 days to replace. They provided a loaner car. 
4960 mi Awd system could not send power to the rear wheels. A servo was replaced. 
5580 mi Faulty rear differential motor assembly. 
41000 mi Touque converter replaced. Shifting from 2 to 3 caused a shuttering. This fixed the problem. 

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2012 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi

US $70
Trans felt like it was slipping in 2nd/3rd gear. Would only happen while accelerating slowly. Dealer changed fluid and updated software. Drives fine now. Had to pay for fluid replacement due to being normal maintenance. 
55700 mi

US $450
Transmission started back slipping again about a month after fluid change and updated software. Brought this back up to dealer. Dealer could not replicate the problem. Told dealer I will take them for a drive in it next time. 
60700 mi Dealer offered to replace torque converter due to transmission vibration/slipping. Will see over time if issue is fixed. 
9000 mi Recall, shifter adjustment. The car would very occasionally not start the first time you turned the key. After turning it off and retrying, it would always start on subsequent tries. 
23000 mi Would experience hesitation around 25mph when the engine is cold and the outside temperature is between 45-65 degrees. 

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2012 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

41000 mi Car was in for oil change and tire rotation, told dealer transmission would judder when cold, trans fluid change suggested, problem solve, car runs perfectly now 
46700 mi The transmission was completely replaced under warranty. 
5580 mi Light AWD turn on. Electronic relay is replaced. Could be a problem for the CRV 2012, We was 3 Crv in same time at the dealer with the same problem. It happens during Extreme cold weather. Honda cannot be firm they fix it for long term. 
37000 mi Oil leak at CV Boot, Replacement recommended 
38500 mi

US $240
Replace torn cv boot 

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2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

1000 mi purchase crv could not hear back up sensor , Honda sid cannot make it louder. I am stuck with it since i could not (nor Honda) find a louder waring say like car seat sound. very disturb since i am disabled and need it badly. 

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2010 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

35000 mi Transmission slipping sometimes. 
35000 mi Continued issues with transmission. 

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2009 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

19840 mi Rear differential seal was leaking, leak found during regular maintenance due to negligible amount of fluid loss and no effect on driving. Problem was fixed under warranty. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

94500 mi

US $5000
Transmission cooler cracked, pumping engine coolant into the transmission. Transmission seized up / failed as a result. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

93620 mi

C $100
Noise from torque converter. 
71700 mi Strange noise on turning to right when backing up. Louder when veh cold. Suspect tranny or pwr steering. Shop said nothing wrong; tranny makes more noise as miles pile up. Don' believe shop is right about this. 
84000 mi

US $85
Noise on backing while turning, more pronounced when vehicle was cold. Traced to dirty oil in differential. Differential serviced, noise disappeared. Told this was a common problem with this vehicle. 

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2009 Honda CR-V 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

37000 mi Clutch master cyclinder replaced to cure a 'clicking clutch pedal' problem. 

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

11000 mi The rear end had a growling sound when turning...They ordered pumps/fluid etc for the rear end. Tcase kit and fluid and fluid pump replaced per work order. Havent heard the problems since. 
104000 mi

US $300
Right side axle seal leaking 
113000 mi Right side outer axle boot leaking. Was replaced under extended warranty. What a whine sound in 3rd gear. Transmission was replaced. 
72000 mi

US $1500
Bad cv joint 
148700 mi

US $300
Third gear pressure switch on transmission, replaced. 
102000 mi

US $177
vibration from transmission or rear differential when in high gear, at low speed, and rpm <1700, under load (accelerating slowly). changed fluids in both. 
14000 mi Made a clicking noise at low speed with the steering cranked. The first 25,000 or so 2007 CR-Vs have a problem with the all wheel drive's differential clutch pack. Most dealers try to change the fluid, but this doesn't fix it. Replaced clutch pack 
21000 mi Seemed to be some transmission issue that the dealer couldn't identify. The typical, "it didn't do it for us" syndrome. It would flash the CEL, and you couldn't move past maybe 20mph. It always did this after a left hand turn. Shut the car off and it ... 
94000 mi

US $478
Routine maintenance items for used car PLUS, rear differential oil changed out, excessive roaring noise. Problem appeared corrected. 
103000 mi

US $77
Another AWD rear axle oil change to stop the rumble. (If transfer case too full, noise continues until proper level is met.) 
109000 mi

US $650
Worn U-joints causing severe vibration. Honda U-joints are integral to the drive shaft so drive shaft was replaced with after market drive shaft 
200000 mi

US $180
We had a small drag at about40 MPH (only). Two dealerships and an independent mechanic could not figure it out. When we had the transmission fluid changed, the drag stopped. 
17000 mi Common problem: grinding noise in differential for all-wheel drive when turning. They changed the fluid, which gets contaminated with moisture, and burnished the clutches. 
12400 mi Squeaking/rubbing sound when turning at low speeds. Rear differential fluid replaced. 
5580 mi Tremor during turns at low speed; flushed and replaced fluid in rear differential. 
17000 mi At 9,000 miles the rear end made a noise and Honda replaced the rear end fluid. They used the wrong fluid and it started making noise again at 17,000 miles. This time the technician used the correct fluid and told me the problem will not come back. 
12400 mi Growl noise from rear diff when turning tight and slow. 
16000 mi Growling noise coming from rear differential. Dealer changed out DPF fluid and noise went away immediately. 
20000 mi Vibration from the rear differential when driving in reverse especially in cold weather. This is a known issue and a TSB has been issued. 
78000 mi

US $50
One of the clutches in the rear differential had to be replaced since it was slightly leaking fluid. There was a TSB around rear diffs 2 years ago and the part was replaced, but now it started to leak. Issue has been taken care of. 
13000 mi TOOK TO SHOP AND THEY DRAINED 4 WHEEL DRIVE BOX AND GARNISHED GEARS AND INSTALLED NEW FLUID BUT DID NOT FIX PROBLEM MUST TAKE BACK ASAP AND LET THEM KEEP IT FOR A DAY TO TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT THE NOISE IS. 
14111 mi TOOK BACK TO DEALER FOR SAME PROBLEM AS BEFORE, REAR DIFF. NOISE IS CONSTANT AT 50-56MPH, NOISE IS A LOW PITCH HUMMM, MOSTLY ON FLAT SURFACES. THEY CKED AND TESTED ANOTHER CRV SAME NOISE NORMAL CHARACTERISTIC OF CAR FLUID LEVELS AND CONDITION GOOD. 5 HR 
7000 mi Rear trans TSB 
21000 mi Noise from rear differential (on 4 wheel drive rear differential). Replaced all fluid and burnished the clutches per Honda bulletin.  

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2007 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

66000 mi

£150
Replace drive shaft seal 

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2006.5 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

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

91058 mi

£180
Rear differential Dynamic damper assessed as worn, on a previous visit to Honda Dealer - time to replace. 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

29000 mi Rear differential fluid leaking (AWD system). Repaired under factory warranty. 

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2006 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

156-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

70700 mi

US $230
Boot ripped, corrosion present in CV joint. Fixed before failure occured. 
63000 mi

US $400
Driveshafts were worn--replaced preventatively. 
80600 mi

C $1000
Transmission and drivetrain, except computers and sensors, repair 
92000 mi

US $165
Rear differential pads needed burnishing--again(TSP)-- and differential fluid needed changing. Vehicle had terrible steering shimmy when turning. Diff oil will need 1-2 more changes every six months to completely fix this issue. 
29144 mi rear differential noise, warranty repair 
90000 mi When attempting a tight turn in a parking lot, the car would shudder near/at full turn lock. Needed a differential service. replaced diff fluid and shudder is gone. No need to change front diff. It is part of the transmission. 
85000 mi

US $800
half axles 
144000 mi

US $2
Transmission causing vibration at constant speeds under 40MPH. Transfer case failing. Babying by changing transmission fluid frequently 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

130000 mi

US $1500
Replaced the clutch assembly due to 3 teeth from the pressure plate having been cleanly sheared off. Honda dealership was going to charge ~2100 for repairs and labor (including 4 hours of overtime). Shop down the road was 1400 and reliable. 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $1175
Left and Right Drive Axles Need Replacement 
133000 mi

US $900
Vibration upon acceleration. Dealer demon ended replacing cv joints. Also found aging motor & transmission mounts which were not repaired 

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2005 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

165000 mi

US $80
Third gear pressure sensor failed and transmission warning light came on. 
188000 mi

US $2900
transmission and AWD unit failed. Dealer said they would have to order parts and it would take a week to 10 days to receive. Quoted double the amount of trans shop that repaired the problem. 
194000 mi

US $575
replaced rear axle bushings, rear differential gear set 
222000 mi

US $857
four wheel drive unit needed adjustment, fluid replaced per recall notice 
128000 mi The transmission needed to be replaced. But I did not want to pay for such a large repair on an old car. 
118000 mi whining, gear noise ... possibly indicative of misaligned gears according to honda forum. Corroborated by 3 individual mechanics - one of which was a transmission specialist. broken motor mount 
107700 mi 3rd gear transfer switch replaced 
180000 mi

US $1900
Front axles 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

24560 mi Master clutch cylinder was making a popping noise. Dealer replaced for free. 
38890 mi The second installed master clutch cylinder was making the same popping noise. Dealer replaced with new part number for free under Honda's good faith clause. 
156000 mi

US $3500
Stiff clutch peddle resulted in bad slave cylinder. Due to service required I ended up having new clutch installed. 
81000 mi

US $250
Shudder on acceleration; new front axles required. Ball joint separation required for axle install; separation destroyed the originals. Drop link removal required for axle install, removal destroyed original. 
110000 mi

US $250
Vehicle suffered from typical shudder on acceleration. Re-man CV axles were bad after 25k mi so I had the stockers rebuilt by CV of Ocala. Installing repaired stockers fixed problem immediately. 
138000 mi

US $1150
Throwout bearing failure leading to a clutch replacement. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi repaired transmission that was slipping;Honda absorbed the cost as the vehicle had been serviced according to schedule. 
127000 mi

US $126
same transmission problem from June 2007; Honda absorbed all costs, with the exception of tax, which I paid; total cost estimated at $1,300 
73300 mi

US $6
third gear sensor 
135000 mi

US $1090
There was also a problem with the axle and will be returning for replacement part. 

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2004 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

112000 mi

US $600
Rear axels  
109000 mi

US $200
CV joint boot was ripped, needed to be replaced. 
100000 mi

US $798
Right front CV joint,  
81840 mi Replaced rear differential damper 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

112000 mi

US $200
Leaking manual transmission fluid @ axle seal. Replaced axle seal. 
55000 mi

US $86
Bad gear in transmission. Honda paid all repair costs. I paid for part. 
150000 mi

US $1300
Bad universal joint at rear differential on driveshaft. Entire driveshaft replaced as universal joint is not replacable separately. 
249300 mi

US $500
Clutch pedal and slave cylinders 
251300 mi

US $1000
Later the clutch pedal was hard to depress, so the clutch pressure plate and friction disk were replaced. Both were at the end of their life cycles. 
168940 mi

C $900
The clutch kit has been replaced as there were strange sounds coming from the transmission and also smoke during the ride. Only the bearing was faulty but decided to replace the kit and flywheel resurfaced. Also the crankshaft seal was repld 
67000 mi

US $2000
Clutch. noisy, difficult to shift. Two of the release fingers in the pressure plate assembly were broken off completely. There was still plenty of lining left on the clutch disk. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

114300 mi

US $1
Flashing "D" light in the PRNDL column. A 2nd to 3rd gear pressure switch went bad. Dealer replaced switch, reflashed computer and flushed the transmission. 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

181000 mi Transmission shuddering - fluid has been replaced per schedule, but it seems that wasn't good enough. Did full system flush (drain and refill 3x), but transmission still has some shudder. It appears that the torque converter may be failing. 
180000 mi

US $150
Replaced a universal joint (front right). 
186000 mi

US $400
Driveshaft u-joint broke at rear differential. Replaced driveshaft. 
155000 mi

US $500
Check engine light on with code for 3rd clutch pressure sensor error. Replaced sensor. 
207000 mi

US $195
"D" light began flashing while driving, dealer diagnosed as failed 3rd gear pressure switch. Part ordered and replaced next day. 
54240 mi

$250
noise just on slow hillstart 
153600 mi

C $400
Front to rear axle was rusted 
163300 mi

C $100
broken CV boot 
104000 mi

US $472
Replace right front inner CV boot (damaged). 
134000 mi

US $537
Outer CV boot, driver side, front was torn open. Empty of grease. 
157000 mi

US $545
Rear U-joint; the whole driveshaft had to be replaced because of the way the U-joint is made. 
92000 mi

US $150
Noise in rear end when turning. 
73500 mi The "D" light in the automatic transmission display would periodically blink on & off. 
137640 mi

C $180
Right front CV axle needed to be replaced 
141980 mi

C $120
Driveshaft needed repair, u joint replaced 

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2003 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

42000 mi

US $20
Rear differential noise. Changed lubricant, problem fixed. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

41000 mi

US $540
Transmission shifting handle would not unlock and could not be moved to to a drive condition. Lever would not move out of park position. Lever handle had to be removed and repaired. Shift lever unit not secured in place properly or was faulty. 
63000 mi My transmission failed.Honda repaired it, no cost to me but stuck me with the 8 day car rental that I expected them to pick up. That transmission failure was not my fault. The replacement vehicle should not have cost me a thing.($400) 
135160 mi

C $300
Universal joints went, cannot replace them, the whole drive shaft has to be replaced($1200). Shop took drive shaft off and now driving without it. 
157880 mi

C $700
Clutch assembly replaced, flywheel re-surfaced after throw-out bearing catastrophic failure. 
171300 mi

US $1600
Axle replaced 
176700 mi

US $400
3rd gear sensor 
91760 mi Front drive boot torn. 
96720 mi

C $490
drive boot torn 
130200 mi

C $500
boot had failed. axle replaced 
137300 mi

C $813
Noise while turning. Axle replaced.  

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

180000 mi

US $1600
Tranny started to slip. 
170700 mi

US $600
Right front CV boot replaced 
130000 mi

US $406
Blinking "D" light lead to diagnostic which revealed error code for third gear pressure switch. 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

117300 mi

US $25
Burning smell from rear differential. drained and replaced with OEM pump fluid 
95000 mi

US $1100
CR-V would lurch abruptly when almost reaching a stop and then shifting when accelerating was late and hard. 
156860 mi

C $500
CV Boots cracked on both sides of shaft - replacement of both shafts neccessary 
88000 mi

US $225
The u-joints were bad. The driveshaft was removed and taken to a driveline shop where the u-joints were replaced and the shaft balanced. The driveshaft was then re-installed on the vehicle. 
158720 mi Assessed for free. Torque converter is wearing away. Told to turn off overdrive to compensate the shudder at low speeds. 
166160 mi

C $265
My driveshaft was replaced 

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2002 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

99200 mi Drive shaft 

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2001 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

105000 mi it exploded and self destructed on the freeway , no repair , sold as is, needs replacement ,sold it ,no longer owner 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

112000 mi

US $12254
Replace clutch master cylinder 
124620 mi

C $1400
Clutch friction material was almost gone but the initial problem that led to clutch replacement was a failed pilot bearing (clutch) and subsequent damage to transmission input shaft 
115000 mi

US $400
Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder, parts of the clutch, but not the clutch itself. Would not allow stick shift to move or shift. 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi

US $1950
front axles, 

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2001 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

176000 mi

US $600
Replaced both rear diferentials 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

115320 mi

A $50
Adjust clutch pedal 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

155620 mi hand shift arm to engage from park to drive move freely 
150000 mi

US $2840
The transmission completely died. The dead transmission was replaced with a salvaged one (89K mi.) 
168000 mi

US $70
Driver side CV joint clicking due to wear. Replaced axles both sides with MasterPro brand from O'Reillys, $65 each. 

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2000 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

146-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

213000 mi

US $875
replaced front axles Transmission slipping and recognized by mechanic during diagnostic road test. 
214500 mi Front axles were replaced while having brake work done. Noticed vibration at 6mph and above. Was told by another mechanic that the remanufactured axles don't work well on Honda CRVs. 
162000 mi

US $82
Had an intermittent shake in the front of the car (shake lasted approx. 2 secs and felt similar to riding over a rumble strip). Had transmission fluid drained and refilled w/Honda fluid. Shake is gone. 
167000 mi

US $236
right front cv boot leaking, had right front axle replaced. 

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1999 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

191000 mi

US $833
U-joints in drive shaft had worn, causing vibration under heavier acceleration. Very typical for mileage. For now, drive shaft has been removed and vehicle is being driven solely as FWD. May repair drive shaft in future and re-install. 
193000 mi

US $725
Some part of the right C.V. axle shaft broke, causing a strong shudder when accelerating. 
197000 mi

US $225
Had drive shaft U-joints replaced with aftermarket U-joints (not designed for replacement by Honda). Old U-joints swapped out for new, drive shaft re-installed onto vehicle. 
200000 mi

US $156
Clutch master cylinder replaced after failure of original. 

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1999 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

96000 mi clutch - replaced master & slave cylinder. Not unexpected for a car w/ 96K miles, and has had a lot of in town driving. 
127000 mi too expensive (whole clutch assembly, including master and slave cylinders) to repair based on age, mileage, other factors 

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1999 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

295300 mi

US $350
the driver's side axle broke 
130000 mi

US $750
Shop replaced a solenoid for $750 after a transmission problem which did not go away. Transmission assembly replacement would have cost $4,000 & decided to get rid of the car at that point. 

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1998 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

130820 mi L/H inner cv boot cracked 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

120500 mi

US $250
Replaced the left front axle because of a bad CV joint. 
161200 mi Transmission broke down, had to replace it. 

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1998 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

256000 mi

US $900
driver side cv joint replaced, 

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