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%).