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Honda CR-V Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda CR-V based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

A faulty transmission range switch can cause a no start condition and  Check Engine light (MIL) illumination. Transmission removal is not needed to replace the transmission range switch.

A worn speed sensor drive gear can cause a surge when using cruise control and illuminate the Check Engine light. Transmission replacement will be needed.

On certain models the water pump bearing can go bad and cause a growl type noise from the front of the engine.

The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.

A clunking noise heard from the front suspension may be caused by the flange bolts for the upper control arm.

On certain models a faulty fuel tank pressure sensor (FTP) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The FTP sensor will generally require replacement to repair this condition.

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

Use of incorrect oil in the rear differential on AWD models will cause a "chattering" sound and vibration on turns. Use only Honda-approved differential oil.

On certain models a faulty radiator fan motor can cause the AC not to cool properly. Replacing the faulty motor should correct this problem.

The AC idler pulley can fail causing a growling noise from the engine. A new idler pulley will be needed.

On certain models the damper spring rubber comes loose and can cause a click noise. The damper springs need to be replaced to for this concern.
Misalignment of the rear seat tracks will cause interference with the seats and not allow them to fold up. The seat tracks need to be aligned before the seats will fold up.