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2016 Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 27 repairs.
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2016 Honda CR-V repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (6%)

< $100 (89%)

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Chart based on 18 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 FWD

Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Jan 2016 - May 2019
Nov 2017

26000 mi
Battery died 

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2016 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

Honda CR-V in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

26000 mi
Check engine light came on, but did not include "tighten gas cap" note, so we took it to the dealer. They indicated that this code was also "thrown" by a loose gas cap. No repair. 
Honda CR-V in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2016 - Nov 2017
May 2017

13930 mi
Diagnose hesitation on acceleration. Dealership was unable to repair at this time. 
Jul 2017

16384 mi
Diagnose hesitation on acceleration. Dealership was unable to repair at this time. 
Oct 2017

18000 mi
Diagnose hesitation on acceleration. Dealership was unable to repair at this time. Smell of gas in cabin due to defect pcv valve and tubing. Cargo area trim came loose again. Clips were replaced and I was told would not be an issue; I did have a chance to see if the fix remained permanent. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

13000 mi
Was told the battery is bad and got replaced under warranty. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Oct 2016

6380 mi
Vibration at idle and when driving at under 2200rpm.Honda CD recommends 1000km break-in period. Dealer found level of vibration To be normal. Mentioned significant issues with 2015. 30 CRV's were modified under warranty. By this dealer 
Mar 2017

13640 mi
Gas odour inside the car. Gas smell inside my garage (no leaks). Gas smell pronounced when idling. Service advisor stated that it maybe related to the exhoust vent in the engine bay. There is a canister at the rear to control gas tank pressure. 
Apr 2017

16120 mi
PCV hose replaced and oil change Hose was defective( porous) Oil changed without notice Reeks of gasoline 
May 2017

16740 mi
Honda Canada took the car to CH and repaired certain manufacturing defects in an attempt to correct the cabin odour problem. So far a custom kit gas been installed to limit engine bay odours entering the cabin, the PCV hose was replaced, the timing case was removed and reinstalled. I've noticed that using Shell V Power 91 octane gas at Honda's suggestion produced immediate results. I also learnt that the 2.4L engine us now produced in Alliston. 100% of these engines are exported to the USA. None are used in the Canadian built LX. After 500kms I still have an intermittent gas odour problem. It is more pronounced with winter gas. Honda's advise was not to use Petro Canada gas and to use Shell 91 every 5000kms to clean the engine. I gave concerns about the longevity of this engine if Honda cannot or will not issue a TSB with a permanent solution . I've read that one CRV owner had his fuel injectors and O rings changed. I'm not a mechanic but ethanol seems to be at the root of the problem. I'm wondering if my engine was built in Alliston. 
Honda CR-V in Colorado, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

1000 mi
Vibration at idle, while the vehicle is in gear. I was told that a factory rep would have to look at the vehicle, and that an appointment was two months out. I drove another new 2016 which had the same vibrations. 
May 2016

2000 mi
Car still vibrates factory rep wanted to look at it but had to change his schedule. 
Jun 2016

3000 mi
Vibration at idle with foot on brake. Turns out they all do it. Honda did reset all engine mounts, which reduced it by about 40 percent. 
Dec 2016

5000 mi
Received a TSP from Honda to have the transmission computer flashed to upgrade a discovered problem. The dealer found no error codes flashed the tranny and sent me on my way. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

3720 mi
Vibration at idle, felt through the steering wheel and front seats. Vibration is less noticeable when engine over 700 RPM. It's not terrible, but very noticeable. No repair whatsoever performed, tech said this is "normal with this car" (!!) 
Honda CR-V in Missouri, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2016

4700 mi
Battery died 
Jun 2018

38000 mi

US $800
Four tires replaced 
Honda CR-V in Malaysia
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Jan 2018

6613 mi
false error codes being reported due to malfunctioning sensors. Second trip today, a third trip scheduled. Sensors are giving false errors - one is the "engine" symbol (in red), which covers many codes - in this case the code indicated a problem with fuel intake system. Later, a "check fuel cap" error. Apparently they are connected errors. Jan 3rd is the second visit re. this. Not resolved, scheduled for next week for full day to follow up. 
Mar 2018

8060 mi
Replaced the entire fuel tank to repair the sensor. 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

16980 mi

US $69
winshield washer not working... washer tubing chewed by rodent 
Honda CR-V in Indiana, United States
Jan 2017 - May 2019
Oct 2018

15345 mi
Won't start 
Honda CR-V in Utah, United States
Sep 2018 - Aug 2019
Aug 2019

32000 mi

US $110
Stabilizer bar joint was a bit loose and make a knocking noise over small bumps when driving slow. Probably could have done the work myself. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

13020 mi
Tire pressure light came on. Not fixed yet 
Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

43000 mi
The ignition key, when inserted in the driver's (only) door lock, would turn but not operate the lock. Repaired under warranty. The lock is not necessary during normal operation of the vehicle but if the key battery dies, the driver cannot get into the car. If the car battery dies, opening the hood to get access to jumpstart the car becomes problematic. 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

Honda CR-V in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

45000 mi
Battery would not keep charge; replaced 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

28000 mi
Battery died, had to jump start twice in a day. Went to dealer and since battery is covered under 3 year warranty, they replaced it. 
Honda CR-V in Alabama, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

39000 mi
Seat belt failed to latch, tried to repaiur , REPLACED, car was outside warranty period seat belts were not. 
Honda CR-V in Chile
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Jun 2015

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. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

20000 mi

US $192
Battery replaced 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2016
Aug 2015

5400 mi
the window channel was repaired 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. 
Nov 2015

9000 mi
bolt came loose in radiator still in the shop from a update to stop the engine vibration they discovered a bolt came loose in the radiator 
Dec 2015

9000 mi
The rattle came from the rear drivers seat it was replaced Dealer replaced bolt in the radiator and adjusted the computer to stop the engine vibration 
Mar 2016

13000 mi
Windows rattling front and rear the sound is still there no fix 
Apr 2016

13500 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 
Jul 2016

16500 mi
smelly scent coming inside cabin still smell it when parking brake is applied a suspension rattle sound was coming from rear passenger wheel front maybe. Nothing done. AC compressor 
Oct 2016

19000 mi
the blower was replaced brakes are still inoperable not corrected lied about making the repair and did not not do it 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

21000 mi
Indicator light for low tire pressure would not go off; recurring problem 
Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

33000 mi
CVT not shifting properly moderate acceleration up to 30 mphrnCar shaking vibrating during acceleration, transmission slipping 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2018
Nov 2016

14500 mi
Software update for Vibration (mode 1). 

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2015 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
Sep 2019

37200 mi

C $450
Cold rattle at start up. Tech said it was not VTC actuator and replaced the cam tensioner. The next morning, same noise. Going back to to diagnose further. Tech is certain it is not VTC actuator. TD has reference to TSB A18010F but I cannot see details. It does cover 2015 CRV and talks about another rattle at start. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Apr 2019
Aug 2017

21700 mi
Rear brake seized. Dirt in the calipers. Should have been caught during normal maintenance, so repair done under warranty. 
Honda CR-V in Maryland, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
May 2015

5100 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. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Oct 2018
Oct 2016

17980 mi
Vibration at idle. 
Honda CR-V in Iowa, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2017
Feb 2016

9000 mi
Recall 15-046 Had vibration when stopped(idle) and while driving. Replaced radiator bushings and transmission mounts. Replaced headrests and rear hatch struts. Computer update 
Honda CR-V in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

17000 mi
oassenger rear seal started leaking in rear differential in AWD CR-V 
Honda CR-V in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018
Sep 2015

7440 mi
Seat base leather trim sewn incorrectly, causing wrinkles where there shouldn't be. Ordered leather seat base cover. Vehicle shudders at times approx 2000 RPM speed 111-120 KPH during steady speed or light acceleration. More noticeable during headwind, shudder comes and goes, possibly related to engine mounts or CVT transmission. No available fix, yet. 
Oct 2015

7940 mi
Replaced seat base leather cover; Warranty. 
Jun 2016

16120 mi
Engine vibration transmitted through body at idle and approx 2000 RPM at various speeds.Known issue, Honda has released TSB to upgrade some parts to 2016 level. TSB performed, including software reprogramming. After TSB,completely satisfied. 
Sep 2016

21080 mi
Perform TSB to update transmission software, after receiving letter from Honda. {M84 in Canada) 
Jul 2017

29572 mi
Concern: push button start inoperative 10-15% of time. Hear only click from relay somewhere -usually starts on second or third attempt. Dealer performed AVR test, replaced battery at 50% of cost of part only. Did not change anything, problem still exists. Missed diagnosis previous trip; still no start progressed to 50% of time - requires starter [part ordered] Install new starter under warranty; part had to be ordered in. Problem appears corrected. km 48800. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

8000 mi
Engine shuddered on several occasions when first moving with cold engine. Dealer could not find fault codes and associated with idle vibration issue 
Nov 2015

19400 mi
Callers complained of noise when using Bluetooth. Dealer determined phone mount on air vent was issue, given microphone location in head unit (not overhead) 
Jun 2016

33000 mi
TSB for vibration at idle & at 2,000 RPM - computer update & new front headrests, transmission mount, radiator cushions 
Oct 2016

39200 mi
Service bulletin for CVT pressure (computer update) Noted continued intermittent shuddering when cold, no issue found. Was told car would need to be left for extended period to duplicate. 
Honda CR-V in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
May 2016

10600 mi
right rear wheel bearing 
Jun 2016

12000 mi
won't start 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

17760 mi
honda did a software update on the cvt transmission at no cost 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
Feb 2016

16120 mi
Abnormal passenger seat rattle over bumps Cars constantly flashing me at night though low beams were on abnormal beep, tone when started and while driving in cold temperatures . like a pump bearing or from speaker under passenger seat. hard to tell. heard one night out side car when using remote start, car started and under mid of car 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. 
Jun 2016

24800 mi
replaced drivers window seal Lubed rear left axel splines for loud pop on turns Creaks and groans 89 percent of the time when coming to a stop and while trekking with over rough terrain slowly with brake on. Car was in a full week, mileage in was same as out. No one drove it. 
Jul 2016

25600 mi
Had 3 mode vibration done, so much smoother now. Drivers window upper righ runnier curling up and get to g caught bye window at times Rear axe sometimes went pop and groaning doimd Oil pan reseated , leak 
Oct 2016

29760 mi
Returned car with broken seat trim. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - May 2019
Apr 2017

18600 mi
Passanger seat frame rattle, replaced under warranty. 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2017
May 2015

7000 mi
Adaptive cruise control would drop out randomly and very often. After numerous complaints, a TBS was issued and software was updated, problem solved 
Honda CR-V in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

13000 mi

US $600
Rear rotors were rusted, pads were at 10% 
Dec 2017

20000 mi

US $155
Replaced battery. Was loosing charge and needed to be jump started periodically. 
Jun 2018

23000 mi

US $440
Replaced front brake pads and rotors. 
Honda CR-V in New Brunswick, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

13020 mi
Changed the battery. City driving at low RPM...not enough charge damaged battery. 
Honda CR-V in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

25000 mi
Dash cluster rattles. Dealer was able to replicate the problem but not able to resolve. Will have to return for more work. 
Mar 2018

59000 mi

US $450
Replace rear passenger-side link with an adjustable one so the camber could be fixed and the car could be aligned. The camber was off 2+ degrees (visible) from the factory causing premature tire wear. Replacing the link has made a noticeable difference in both fuel mileage and stability. 
Honda CR-V in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

5440 mi
Engine Vibration 
Honda CR-V in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

97873 mi

US $9
Tire had nail in it, could not be plugged tire replaced through warranty at dealership 
Feb 2018

105044 mi

US $510
110k mile service, replace wiper blades, replace rear brake pads rotors 

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