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2011 Honda CR-Z repairs by problem area

Engine (4%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (50%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 48 repairs.
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2011 Honda CR-Z repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (44%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Honda CR-Z 2dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Honda CR-Z in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Car wouldn't start after sitting for a few days. Charged the battery and took the car to the dealer. Dealer replaced the battery and said it had a bad cell. This was the regular 12V battery, not the hybrid batteries. Now it's fine. 
Honda CR-Z in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
Jan 2012

12500 mi
12 volt battery was bad 
Honda CR-Z in Oregon, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2013
Mar 2012

6000 mi
rear quarter panel was realigned and glued near rear hatch 
Aug 2012

8300 mi
with third attempt, successfully repaired misaligned rear quarter panel with an industrial glue. 
Honda CR-Z in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

29500 mi
Dead battery 
Honda CR-Z in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

37000 mi

US $250
Battery had a dead cell; car wouldn't start. Was towed to dealer; battery replaced (along with other scheduled maint) and was ready the next day. 
Honda CR-Z in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

32000 mi
Passenger and driver side door lock actuators made squealing noises when locked. Worse in cold weather. Both actuators replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2013

40000 mi
Battery died multiple times while sitting at work for 12-16 hours with no draw. Dealership stated battery was fine and did not warrant replacement. Will continue to monitor. 
Sep 2013

43000 mi
Car continued to die after sitting with no draw for ~12 hours. Brought vehicle in on three separate occasions while in warranty. Dealer agreed to replace 12V battery under warranty due to previous issues. 
Sep 2014

72000 mi
Navigation system began throwing random error code stating "DVD Read Error." Dealer was unable to replicate problem. 
Honda CR-Z in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2014
Dec 2011

13000 mi
Heater would not act properly. Sometimes would blast hot air, sometimes stay cold. Not sure what they replaced, but works fine now. 
Honda CR-Z in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

3100 mi
steering wheel button to cycle through mileage, percent oil life, distance travelled, amount of fuel left on trip, etc. 
Honda CR-Z in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Aug 2011

42500 mi

US $50
replaced both fog light assemblies due to cracked/broken glass; dealership goodwilled the parts. 
Oct 2012

76700 mi

US $90
One of the TPMS stopped working and needed to be replaced; TPMS light had come on, indicating an issue. 
Honda CR-Z in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

3000 mi

US $200
Replaced fog lights with better quality bulbs. 
Honda CR-Z in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2015
Jul 2011

1700 mi
Three of the environmental control buttons didn't respond to being pressed. Replaced environmental control unit fixed the problem. 

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2011 Honda CR-Z 2dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid 6-speed manual FWD

Honda CR-Z in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

48300 mi

US $890
Chrome interior trim is cracking 
Jan 2015

51000 mi

US $600
Tpms sensor 
Honda CR-Z in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Hatch door rattling. Adjusted bump stops, rattle gone. 
Honda CR-Z in Indiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

27000 mi
Rear hatch struts were weak. Replaced PN# 74870-SZT-305 
Honda CR-Z in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

126000 mi

US $60
Wouldn't start in cold. Replaced battery. 
Honda CR-Z in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

86700 mi
Rear shocks were leaking oil 
Honda CR-Z in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

54500 mi
Plastic shield beneath the engine became unfastened and fell off. 
Dec 2016

57000 mi

US $200
Factory battery needed replacement (not the hybrid battery pack). 
Honda CR-Z in Hawaii, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

49000 mi

US $200
Replace door handle mechenism. Door would not open using exterior door handle because something inside the door wore out. 
Honda CR-Z in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

80000 mi
Car wasn't starting reliably. Battery tested fine. Went to mechanic. Mech. repeated test, still fine and car started. Tried to start car until it failed. Tested battery again, suddenly batt. couldn't hold charge. Fix: replaced battery. 
Honda CR-Z in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

26000 mi
Radio problems 
Honda CR-Z in Great Britain
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

10000 mi
Battery flat after two week vacation. 
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Corroded rear rotors, been replaced by Honda previously under warranty. So that makes 3 rotor placements on a car with 18, 000 miles! Front Rotors also replaced at 18,000 miles. 
Dec 2015

21000 mi

Car refused to start after being parked for three days. 12v Battery replaced. 
Honda CR-Z in California, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Sep 2010

2000 mi
Bubble forming in passenger side door panel fabric.  
Nov 2010

4000 mi
Bubble again forming in passenger side door fabric.  
Aug 2011

16000 mi
Bubble/loose fabric on interior door card.  
Honda CR-Z in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Sep 2012

73000 mi

US $4
Outboard CV Boot grease replaced due to loose clamp. 
Mar 2014

109000 mi

US $56
rebuilt drive shaft driver side. Noticed grease leakage but boot looks fine. Replaced with new boots. This happen to me before but did not replaced with new boot previously. 
Honda CR-Z in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2011

18000 mi
Paint on trim piece near volume button on steering wheel began to flake slightly. 
Apr 2012

31000 mi
TPMS did not reset properly. 
Jun 2013

56000 mi
"Check Hill Hold Assist System" and "Check VSA System" were shown on the Multi Information Display. Dealership performed the "VSA Sensor Neutral Position Memorization" procedure. 
Honda CR-Z in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

46000 mi
Dealer replaced three faulty wheel sensors that were causing a TPMS error. 
Honda CR-Z in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2011

1000 mi
Having sat on the dealer's lot since March, the main hybrid battery pack lost it's ability to take a charge. 
Honda CR-Z in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2011

5500 mi

US $60
Bolt on rear windshield wiper became so loose that it stopped working. All that was required to repair it was to remove the bolt shield and tighten the bolt. 
Honda CR-Z in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

9300 mi

US $55
There's a squeak from the base of the passenger A pillar. Dealer says they can't hear it, but they must be DEAF. Didn't fix. Will hassle them more when it's in the shop next. Hybrid system needed software update to fix battery "draining" issue. Problem appears to be fixed. 
Dec 2012

19000 mi
Right rear shock was found to be leaking and replaced under warranty. Took a day because the part was not in stock. 
Sep 2013

27000 mi
Electric lock motor on driver door squeak 
Honda CR-Z in Gibraltar
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

15260 mi
Clutch pedal was making a clicking sound. Repaired under warranty. 

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2011 Honda CR-Z 2-door

4-cylinder hybrid automatic 2WD

Honda CR-Z in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

10000 mi
The CRZ EX only had 10,400 miles on it and the paint started to bubble up and chip off. At first the dealer said that it was not covered under the warranty (rock chip) but then said they would cover it one time only. 

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