4th Generation (2012—2016) CR-V Problems

This generations ranks 56th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (30%), electrical (15%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Vibrates Like Crazy 68 complaints at an average of 9,464 miles in the 2015 Honda CR-V.
  2. Battery Goes Dead 77 complaints at an average of 33,118 miles in the 2012 Honda CR-V.
  3. Vibration at Idle 32 complaints at an average of 9,496 miles in the 2016 Honda CR-V.

What CR-V Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 132 2 63 24.75
2015 357 2 120 39.52
2014 249 0 104 35.3
2013 172 1 109 33.42
2012 254 3 96 33.66

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