The 1st generation of the CR-V has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.77. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.
Owners of the 1997–2001 CR-V model years have sent in 125 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (56%) followed by the suspension (5%) and the transmission (5%).