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2008 Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (50%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 113 repairs.
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2008 Honda CR-V repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (49%)

Chart based on 99 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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2008 Honda CR-V

Engine not specified

Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

52300 mi

US $1200
Leaking steering rack 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda CR-V in Trinidad and Tobago
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

89860 mi

$300
changed fuel and replaced stablizer link on the right side 
Honda CR-V in Virginia, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

62500 mi
drain plug for AC unit clogged. 
Aug 2015

93300 mi
rattle under vehicle; rear windshield fluid motor making noise. 
Honda CR-V in Hawaii, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

55500 mi

US $286
Unable to manually lock the car, replaced front door lock actuator. 
Jul 2013

57300 mi

US $55
Intermittent warm and cold air blowing from AC. Replaced relay assembly. Problem still exists. May have to replace AC compressor/clutch. 
Aug 2013

58000 mi
Intermittent warm and cold blowing from AC. Replaced the AC clutch and coil. 
Jan 2015

55300 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. 
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $553
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
May 2016

88000 mi

US $1100
A growling type noise from rear of car as vehicle accelerated. Replaced right rear hub/bearing assembly. Check engine light came on and message saying check fuel cap. Replaced evaporator system canister and purge control solenoid. 
Jul 2016

89500 mi

US $150
Both front outer tie-rod end boots torn. Replaced both outer tie-rod end boots. 
Aug 2016

90000 mi

US $82
Lower ball joint boots torn. Replaced lower ball going boots. 
Jan 2017

84500 mi

US $595
Found rear struts leaking. Replaced both rear struts and bumper stoppers. 
Honda CR-V in Nevada, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

137000 mi
Recall work to fix two faulty door locks. 
Honda CR-V in Arizona, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Oct 2011

17000 mi

US $150
Battery was failing. 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

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). 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

35400 mi
Replace navigation unit under warranty. 
Honda CR-V in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2016
Sep 2013

84000 mi

US $250
Serpentine Belt Tensioner replaced, made ticking noises under load. 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

10000 mi
Driver side windshield washer was damaged and needed repair. The dealership replaced it. These are difficult, if not impossible to adjust and it was damaged by the dealership in the first place when I couldn't figure out how to do it. 
Honda CR-V in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

139872 mi

C $250
switch in seat belt failed - swapped out. 
Honda CR-V in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2013

39000 mi

US $400
Paint on the car keeps failing. Paint and primer flake off and rust spots emerge. The car has now had 3 areas painted in 4 years. Honda denies there is an issue. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $60
Driver's side power locks failed, thus shutting down all locks After repair to driver's door power lock, door rattles when closing and occasional during drive. Dealer can't fix. 
Mar 2014

49000 mi

US $193
Air conditioning just quit working one day. Compressor clutch would not engage, then randomly it would come on for 1 minute. Tech diagnosed an open circuit in the AC relay. Replaced relay. 
Apr 2014

49000 mi
Paint once again (4th time) started flaking off. This time on the rear drivers side door. Honda dealer denied TSB on earlier paint problem. Told I'm not a valued customer. Traded car. 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

104000 mi
Recall - door lock system 
Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2012
Oct 2009

5000 mi
A/C was blowing warm air when car was stopped (i.e. at a light) but was otherwise working properly. Dealer recharged system, added or replaced coolant, problem solved. 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $200
Door lock malfunction. Would automatically shut within a second of opening. 
Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

126000 mi
Airbag Recall work 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2015
Jan 2008

114700 mi
Pass. side front window worked on to correct a problem rolling up. 
Jun 2012

97000 mi
Compressor clutch field coil. Magnetic field was failing. 
Mar 2014

139000 mi

US $180
Right rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

161700 mi

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

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2008 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

95000 mi

US $177
A/C would occasionally blow hot air (not good in Florida summer!). Shop did a freon evac and recharge. Problem solved. 
Dec 2014

98000 mi

US $1191
A/C stopped working. Determined compressor had to be replaced. (Repair shop had tried recharging freon a few months earlier; it seemed to work temporarily but didn't solve it permanently.) 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

58300 mi
Loose muffler, tightened. 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

102000 mi

US $680
Ac compressor clutch failure, It seems the Honda CR-V has history for this failure and Honda actually was forced to extend the warranty to 100K miles. Just so happens mine failed at 106K! 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

103540 mi

C $620
Right rear wheel locked up,dragged in snow.rnRear pads were at 2mm(1mm is min)They claimed it was the worn rear brakes causing it.When picked up car adviser said that the right rear park brake cable is seized and it will need to be repl.$150! 
Jul 2017

104160 mi

C $600
Water pump,leaking.Bearing collapsed Front left & right lower balljoints Front left & right strut assemblies replaced Front rotors & brake pads replaced. Right rear park brake cable replaced Front wheelbearings left & right side replaced 
Honda CR-V in Maryland, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $1250
Front trailing arm bushings; front ball joint 
Honda CR-V in Bahrain
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

90520 mi

$576
Car is not accurately steering. Front steering components replaced plus front suspension both sides. Front brakes also replaced with hubs facing both sides done. 
Honda CR-V in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

128000 mi

US $1594
AC condenser failed and supposedly shot debris through the condenser, expansion valve, and some other AC part. About 40% parts 60% labor. 
Jul 2017

132000 mi

US $1350
Had to replace the rack and pinion. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

152000 mi

US $1100
Air conditioner compressor replacement 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

81000 mi

US $1400
Air conditioning compressor ceased working and was replaced with a remanufactured unit (along with ancillary parts like A/C clutch). 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
Nov 2016

170700 mi

US $3200
Intermittent 2nd fan caused overheating, slight lost of water though head gaskets. Potential risk of slight warping. I decided to follow recommendation to change the 171K miles motor for a 68K good motor. Car is running great now. 
Honda CR-V in Indiana, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

125000 mi

US $850
AC quit working, and it needed a new compressor. Over 500 for the part, but it works now. Does not seem as cold as it once was, but it works. 
Honda CR-V in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

100000 mi

US $1200
Replaced AC clutch Replaced Water pump, Replace spark plugs 
Honda CR-V in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

79360 mi
Only on hot days, a/c was blowing warm air. Warranty extension campaign covered replacement of a/c clutch and coil. As an auto tech, I have trouble believing this was the real problem. 
Nov 2014

80800 mi
Driver's door lock actuator replacement. Door wouldn't open with key and intermittently would lock from inside. Eventually, wouldn't open with remote or by accessing actuator with door panel removed. Had to break actuator to open door. Adjusted valves. Slight valve noise and preventative maintenance. 
Honda CR-V in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2017
Nov 2013

70000 mi
Replace AC clutch 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Jun 2015

60000 mi

US $750
Thermostat went on the blink and overheated, damaging the thermostat housing and the plumbing. Had to replace all those parts. Mechanic said he'd never seen this happen in a CRV. 
Jun 2016

72000 mi

US $750
Right rear caliper failed, in turn both the pad and rotor on that side needed replacement as well as the left read brake pad 
Jul 2016

72500 mi

US $1
Compressor clutch failed - needed complete AC overhaul/replacement.rnThe part in question had been under a recall that expired 1 year prior. 
Mar 2017

83000 mi

US $85
Repaired leak to TPMS valve. 
Honda CR-V in Great Britain
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2011

54000 mi
Relay replaced for aircon system Battery replaced, not holding charge 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

34200 mi

US $1500
AC compressor went out and required replacement. 
Honda CR-V in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

36000 mi
Loss of freon, replaced seal. 
Honda CR-V in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2017
May 2013

106000 mi

US $865
AC compressor failed. Compressor and clutch replaced 
Mar 2015

130000 mi
Door lock actuator recall. Replaced all 4 
Honda CR-V in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2013
Jan 2008

29500 mi
Replaced two tire pressure sensors. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

56000 mi
Air conditioner failed- compressor and clutch replaced by manufacturer even though out of warranty 
Jun 2013

57040 mi
Manufacurer recall for rust on rear deck lid--it was covered even though out of warranty 
Nov 2016

80900 mi

C $300
Rear suspension brackets broken on both sides 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2014
Mar 2009

17500 mi

US $26
Replaced Speedometer and electronic control module (Warranty Item). The repair was due to the fact that all electronic displays stopped working even though the car was still operable.  Replaced Speedometer and electronic control module (Warranty Item). The repair was due to the fact that all electronic displays stopped working even though the car was still operable. 3rd oil change was also performed. 
Honda CR-V in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2017
Apr 2009

9000 mi
Moon roof stuck open. During first trip to dealer, they closed the moon roof, and ordered parts under warranty. Moon roof stuck open. Fixed during second trip to dealer. 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2011
Oct 2008

16000 mi
Latch that holds rear seat in folded position is ineffective and causes stored seat to fall back down onto vehicle floor. This was identical to a car in the show room. Manufacturer has to decide if they can improve on original latch design. Wiper wash hose under windshield were loose and flapping with wind during movement. Solved by taping the hose to the body of the vehicle. 
Feb 2010

33000 mi
When two months old, the right mirror was replaced. The door panel wasn't put back properly and it developed a buzzing/rattle which was fixed with a piece of duct tape and some felt pieces in and around the glove compartment. Great vehicle overall! 
Honda CR-V in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

19000 mi
TPMS light on. 
Honda CR-V in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

70000 mi

US $80
Replaced battery 
Honda CR-V in Indiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Jan 2011
Dec 2008

6000 mi
A/C does one maintain temp consistantly. Dealer said they could not find anything wrong, however it was a cold day and when the problem was first discovered it was quite hot out. Decided to wait till summer to have it checked again. 
Honda CR-V in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
Jul 2013

69500 mi
A/C was not blow cold air. Replace A/C coil set and clutch. 
Mar 2015

89000 mi
Drive side power lock. Recall 
Honda CR-V in Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2017
May 2015

65000 mi
AC compressor relay 
Jul 2017

84000 mi

US $175
Multiple, sporadic 'check engine' light illuminations over a period of 6 weeks. Dealer could see electronic record of various light activation , but could not duplicate malfunction or find issue with any engine system. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2011

US $30
replace washer pump motor 
Dec 2015

43000 mi

US $150
Change starter motor 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

72000 mi

US $80
Passenger rear door lock will not stay locked whether using driver's lock switch on door, key fob, or manually locking; unlocks on its own or after pulling outer door handle a few times. Purchased and replaced the door latch/actuator. 
Honda CR-V in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2014
Mar 2012

33000 mi

US $60
Unable to satisfactorily align rear tires 
Honda CR-V in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2012 - Oct 2017
Jul 2013

47720 mi

C $220
A/C do not cool. Mechanic charge the system & try to find the leak with no success. 
Mar 2014

55180 mi

C $85
Mounting points for heat cover of catalytic converter rusted away, started rattling. Cover removed. 
Jul 2014

59500 mi

C $240
AC piping & fittings leaks. 
Honda CR-V in Delaware, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

108000 mi

US $10
Catalytic converter shield rusted. Screwed together. 
Aug 2014

115000 mi

US $800
Replace compressor and other ac parts. 
Nov 2014

118000 mi

US $60
Replaced brakes and broken bolt 
Honda CR-V in New Jersey, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

45000 mi

US $700
Replaced outer rear bearing 
Honda CR-V in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2015
Sep 2013

66960 mi

C $250
door lock acctuator 
Jul 2014

77600 mi

C $250
ac clutch relay and recharge 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

30000 mi

US $10
CRV started in morning normally, driven for 5 or 6 miles & then parked. Low battery condition, unable to start. Towing service called, upon arrival was able to jump start battery & engine, advised to run for 15-20 min. No further problems. 
Jan 2013

43000 mi

US $140
Engine/starter will not start, clicking sound, dash warning lights & panel in flashing mode. Battery tested & under 12v w cold outside temperature. Attempted reset battery & ECM memory, etc. Jumped start engine, replaced battery w new one. 
Jul 2016

73500 mi

US $1100
AC blowing hot air, sensor switch replaced first & cool briefly. Return to shop & found compressor motor failed & not turning. Worn parts replaced, system recharged & leak checked. A month later, everything works & ice cold. 
Dec 2016

79000 mi

US $20
Dead battery, will not start. Starter & ignition systems checked diagnosed OK. Boost to jump start. 
Honda CR-V in New Jersey, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

102000 mi

US $125
A tire pressure sensor was bad and needed to be replaced. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2015
Oct 2012

50000 mi

US $45
catalytic converter shield became loose 
Sep 2015

78000 mi
Driver door lock actuator 
Honda CR-V in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

62620 mi

C $130
AC suddenly started working intermittently. Intermittent power to the AC drive clutch & fans. Mechanical AC relay had failed. $15 part from Honda to fix. 

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2008 Honda CR-V 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in Great Britain
Aug 2011 - Jul 2016
May 2012

32300 mi
Vibrating window and rattle in drivers door 
Jul 2013

38300 mi
A/C not working, Compressor, Actuating Coil and Clutch replaced under Honda warranty as a known fault with this specific model. 
Jul 2016

58000 mi
Intermitant opration of air con 

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