2nd Gen (2002 – 2006) Honda CR-V Problems

The 2nd generation of the CR-V has a cumulative PainRank™ of 24.31. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2002–2006 CR-V model years have sent in 420 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the hvac (30%) followed by the engine (10%) and the transmission (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 65
22.57
2005 68
19.32
2004 64
21.41
2003 94
28.75
2002 128
29.5

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