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2011 Honda CR-V repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (48%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 67 repairs.
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2011 Honda CR-V repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (61%)

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Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

18000 mi
Squeaky Seat. Sounded like a squeaky seat spring. Technician diagnosed active head rest as brushing against seat component, resulting in squeaking. Applied felt tape- resolved. 
Honda CR-V in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Feb 2019
Aug 2015

37600 mi

US $50
Occasionally driver's seat belt didn't retract properly 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Feb 2013
Dec 2011

300 mi
Bought Car December 10th. 10 days later the paint on the front bumper was bubbling. Went through numerous phone calls, letters and took a day off work and scheduled finally for body shop to get repainted! BRAND NEW CAR IN BODY SHOP! 
Aug 2012

12000 mi
Lift gate needs to be painted as of August but this will be the 3rd trip to the dealer to repaint my BRAND NEW CAR! This time they want me to take off to meet the Honda Rep to see if he approves it to be repaired! 
Nov 2012

15000 mi
Back to repair paint issues from 1st two paint jobs. Bumpers having issues with paint sticking. Honda was good to replace a part on the lift gate instead of trying to repaint it. Finally right after a dozen trips. 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

89000 mi
AC clutch failed. It was repaired under TSB, extended warranty up to 90,000 miles 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

102300 mi

C $800
Replaced breaks and rotors. Normal wear. 
Honda CR-V in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

101000 mi

US $983
Replace all brakes and rotors 
Honda CR-V in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

125000 mi

US $1018
Replaced A/C Compressor. 
Honda CR-V in Maryland, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

86000 mi

US $260
Difficult starting. Dry Gas and fuel treatment (Lucas). 
Honda CR-V in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2014
Feb 2012

5600 mi
Moon roof leaked, out of adjustment, returned same day. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

35000 mi
Alternator pulley whine. Remanufactured alternator put in. Actually AC clutch set replaced due to noise. Power steering pump made excessive noise, replaced. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2019
Feb 2016

55200 mi
A/C SYSTEM STOP BLOWING COLD. JUST HAPPEN RECENTLY BUT ALSO SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST. Replaced the compressor, and clutch and coil assembly, along with the expansion valve and receiver dryer was replaced and a A/C recharge. 
Honda CR-V in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

46500 mi

C $300
Rear wiper motor and wiring feeding the wiper motor 
Apr 2017

65100 mi

C $1000
Serpentine belt needed to be changed. . Rear break pads needed be changed. 

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2011 Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

180-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda CR-V in Maine, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

102000 mi
Burns 3qts of oil between oil changes. I've been in twice and so far have been told its normal and not a problem despite the TSB and extended warranty for the problem. 
Nov 2016

102000 mi
Car still burns oil. (3qts per 5k miles) Honda says it's normal! 
Dec 2016

102000 mi
Was burning 3 quarts of oil between changes and was given the working as intended line. We traded it for a Kia after that 
Honda CR-V in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Nov 2012

23800 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. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Sep 2016

51000 mi

US $350
Replace battery 
Sep 2017

59000 mi
Air conditioner not working properly. They said it was low on Freon. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $130
Air conditioner clutch replaced 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Sep 2018
Apr 2015

27900 mi
Honda CR-V in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

55800 mi
Noisy right rear window motor. Motor replaced 
Feb 2015

62440 mi
Car wouldn't start on two occasion. Required a boost both times. Battery needed replacing. 
Mar 2015

64480 mi
Wiper motor failed to engage when required. Windshield washer fluid came out but no action from the wipers. Wiper motor replaced. 
May 2015

66960 mi
AC failed to cool adequately. Coil not engaging. Replaced AC compressor as well as relay assembly. 
Aug 2015

72200 mi
Driver's side window motor assembly noisy and causing rattle in door. 
Mar 2017

93000 mi
Heater fan motor making a vibrating noise on high speed. Dealer replaced field coil and clutch. Set compressor clutch and field coil. Also, they added dye to detect a leak which they cannot locate. Have to go back Friday to assess. 
Honda CR-V in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2015 - Aug 2017
Jun 2017

53320 mi

C $300
Flashing "D" in shift indicator. Had transmission fluid changed, shift solenoid sensor checked and reset. Repair shop recommended replacing solenoid, did not do so. Flashing "D" went away approx. a week after having this service done. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2018
Jun 2012

12000 mi
The car stranded my wife during a shopping trip. Battery was dead. Bone dead - even automatic door unlock would not work . Allstate Car Club to the rescue. Gave it a jump and it was ok. Dealer replaced an AC relay. 2nd time car needed jump. 
Honda CR-V in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Apr 2016
Sep 2012

21000 mi

US $130
Battery required replacement, dealer should have replaced it on warranty, but had to take it second day to an independent shop for battery replacement. 
Sep 2015

50000 mi
Compressor failed, honda had extended the warranty to cover the repair because of a high frequency of this problem with this vehicle 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

99200 mi

C $500
The brake did not release after pressing and damaged the pad and caliper. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2018
Feb 2015

62000 mi
Leaky rack 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2011

5580 mi
TSB for all 2010-11 CR-Vs. Faulty software for FI. TSB issued in USA Nov '10. Shortly thereafter in Canada. Dealer did not know about it. I explained it to the SM. Symptoms are 2 sec dead pedal accelerating from 2-1 downshift, etc. 
Jun 2014

62000 mi
The TPMS light stays on. Resetting does not work. This is for both sets of tires and rims--winter and summer. I will try one more reset when I get a moment. 
Oct 2014

65100 mi

C $120
I decided to have the TPMS trouble light checked out. The TPS on the right-front rim was defective. 
Oct 2015

76880 mi

C $155
TPMS module light on for no reason. Dealer tried everything known. Replaced TPMS module. Fine for a short while. Now on all the time engine is on. Two sets of sensors all OK. Dealer will try again tomorrow. Mystery. 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2018
Sep 2015

51000 mi

US $600
Rear Struts 
Jan 2016

44700 mi

US $100
Car sat for 2 weeks in January and when starting on a very cold day battery was dead. Was able to jump start car but decided since it was original battery that a new battery was needed for winter. 
Feb 2017

59000 mi

US $600
replaced front brakes and rotors 
Feb 2018

69000 mi

US $68000
Replaced rear brakes 
Honda CR-V in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $80
Braked gently at a stop sign (road was not slick) before taking a left turn, and the car did not stop rather swerved violently and went into the intersection onto the other lane and stopped. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

80000 mi

US $250
Flapper vent broken for ac. 
Honda CR-V in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
Oct 2011

7000 mi
Driver's power seat seemed loose - i.e., when accelerating from stop I feel it move slightly, and when stopping, the same movement in the other direction. Dealer service personnel said they could not find anything but they aren't 6'2" and 250lbs. Problem  
Honda CR-V in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

45000 mi
Right Front innner fender came off from the front bumper. When driving, the inner front fender liner then rubbed against the tire causeing the liner to wear. Took to garage, and want $300 to do the repair. I declined. 
Honda CR-V in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Radio/Nav stopped powering up, tested the radio fuse and it was good. Ended up pulling the unit to test the fuse on the back and check for loose wires, fuse tested good, and the unit powered up after putting the fuse back. 
Honda CR-V in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

22820 mi

C $113
Battery replaced after only 37,000 K 
Honda CR-V in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2013 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

47000 mi
Bluetooth microphone repaired under warranty. 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2019
Nov 2016

43500 mi

US $75
Exhaust flange bolts rotted away - repaired with flange repair kit plus springs and bolts 
Honda CR-V in Maryland, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

41300 mi

US $450
ABS light came on 1/2014 and diagnosed later as a break in the line connecting ABS system. Not fixed yet. $450 for new pads. 
Honda CR-V in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

1440 mi
Driver seat creaked. Cushion spring was installed crooked. Dealer repaired it. Creaking gone. PCM software update to prevent carbon accumulation in engine. Update was successfully updated by dealer. 
Jun 2018

32860 mi

C $1500
Air conditioner blowing hot air. Compressor clutch was replaced under extended warranty. Leaking rack and pinion seal 
Honda CR-V in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Apr 2014
Nov 2013

28400 mi
Vibration when vehicle is stopped and in drive. Condition work with load on engine including air conditioner or HVAC blower. Steering feels vague. Vehicle wanders in lane and no feedback from steering wheel. 
Honda CR-V in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2019
Feb 2012

1000 mi
Cannot hear back up sensors . Honda states nothing they can do, That was bad news to me. My ford Taurus back up sounds loud, Try to find aftermarket help to no avail. 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. 
May 2012

3100 mi

US $100
Apr 2013

5200 mi
driver leather seat ripped , replaced at no charge 
Mar 2015

13000 mi
3rd battery they cannot find were its draining from 
Dec 2015

16000 mi
4th battery 

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