2nd Generation (1988—1991) CRX Problems

This generations ranks 3rd out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the hvac (25%), electrical (25%), and the engine (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Won\'t Start When Warmed Up 1 complaints at an average of 110,000 miles in the 1989 Honda CRX.
  2. Heater Fan Bad 1 complaints at an average of 127,000 miles in the 1989 Honda CRX.
  3. Battery Won\'t Hold Charge 1 complaints at an average of 150,000 miles in the 1988 Honda CRX.

What CRX 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 1989 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1991 1 5 1 0.0
1990 0 5 1 0.0
1989 2 4 0 0.5
1988 1 4 0 0.16

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