Greg - Your Car Angel- talks about the problems in each generation of the Honda CRV. Air Conditioner failure (A/C problems) in the 2nd generation which ran between 2002-2006. Suspension issues in the 3rd generation which ran between 2007-2011, including sway bar links and weak struts. The 4th generation which ran between 2012-2016 had issues with vibration in the drivers seat and steering wheel and the finally the 5th generation with oil dilution issues on the 1.5 liter turbo engine in the Honda EX and EXL models.


    • Frank Poole
      Frank Poole

      I have a 2006 Honda CR-V, 224,000. KMS and AC works great. I also have a 2001 Odyssey with 426,000. KMS and the air was "topped up" two years ago. Both vehicles run great. Who could complain about that performance.

      about 4 hours ago
    • Tushar Kunjadia
      Tushar Kunjadia

      Excellent tips. Keep sharing Sir. Thanks.

      about 4 hours ago
    • Willie Brady
      Willie Brady

      Hello. All. Do not buy any Honda CRV do to rust/corrusion on the body frame affecting 2007 to 2011 especially in CANADA.

      about 7 hours ago
    • Maxfli82

      SE stands for special edition

      about 13 hours ago
    • Bless Refugee! Christlike
      Bless Refugee! Christlike

      I appreciate your honesty sir....

      about 17 hours ago
    • Buick Mackane
      Buick Mackane

      I just got a nice 1997 Honda CRV. I think I have a leaky radiator and heater core but it runs great.

      about 1 day ago
    • Jordan

      2004 CR-V here... no issues with the AC whatsoever. 15 years later the heat and air still work perfectly... along with everything else lol. 151k miles and rolling!

      about 1 day ago
    • Pricklypear

      Your Car Angel, awesome video. Very informative as this vehicle was in my search. Will you do one on Toyota Rav4? I wish you continued sucess.

      about 1 day ago
    • Dave

      a very good and informative clip thank you Sir, and best wishes from NZ

      about 2 days ago
    • moonshinefuel

      Just google 2018 honda cr-v recall and look at the "carcomplaints" website, honda is still a disaster, their quality and quality control is garbage, I've been through 4 civics and I'm done with honda dog-piles. They're just riding their honda brand at this point and not really giving a crap. No more hondas here, all done.

      about 2 days ago
    • N Bee
      N Bee

      Great video. So nothing to look out for on the 2016?

      about 2 days ago
    • Rita

      Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

      about 2 days ago
    • erNomic

      Subaru is not in the same league as honda. I hear toyota is, but I do not have experience with them. I heard subaru was great too before owning an impreza and a tribeca. My opinion on them is they are cheaply made. Planets away from the quality of the Hondas I've owned and been around.

      about 3 days ago
    • Jerry The Gaffer
      Jerry The Gaffer

      Perfect cars don't exist unfortunately but i like my 4th gen. CRV 2.2 iDCI returning 48 plus mpg

      about 3 days ago
    • Hakeem Sd70M
      Hakeem Sd70M

      I'm in love with the 1997-2006 CRV's with the rear spare mount and perfect squared -off proportions for a small CUV. The post 2006 CRV's on the other hand, are ugly as fuck.

      about 3 days ago
    • Chandler Patterson
      Chandler Patterson

      I have the 3rd generation crv and have no issues. Currently 150k miles on it. I did replace the shocks and struts at 140k miles. The only problem my car has is the rear brake pads wear quicker than the front pads. But brembo pads cost like $30 and it takes me less than 40min to replace them. Overall it's a fairly awesome car. Could use more horsepower but can't complain for a 22mpg back road 4wd SUV. By the way the crv stands for Civic Recreational vehicle since its on the civic chassis. I asked. Believe me.

      about 3 days ago
    • Albert Bandura
      Albert Bandura

      Thank you for your precise and straight to the point review. Very well summarized. Looking forward to your reviews on other vehicles too.

      about 4 days ago
    • Bernie DIAPER SANDERS Lukso
      Bernie DIAPER SANDERS Lukso

      Before you test drive it, open the bonnet and check if there is any schitty kilmers in it. It will destroy your engine.

      about 4 days ago
    • Robert Nweeia
      Robert Nweeia

      I bought my 2003 CRV new... I have used Mobil 1 oil and Filters since my first oil (break-in) change... I now have almost 300 k miles on it and it runs like new and it is the best car I have ever owned... πŸš™

      about 4 days ago
    • Robert Nweeia
      Robert Nweeia In reply to Robert Nweeia

      @Parker Johnson Yes I used to live in Miami so my A/C was on year round and I changed the compressor once and I now need to replace it again even though I now live in NY... I really love my CRV and I'm really trying really hard to make it last a long time.

      about 3 days ago
    • Parker Johnson
      Parker Johnson In reply to Robert Nweeia

      Robert Nweeia did you have ac issues?

      about 3 days ago
    • Mekastayfab Steele
      Mekastayfab Steele

      I really wanted one, not now

      about 4 days ago
    • Raul Sandoval
      Raul Sandoval

      I have a 2011,no problems,runs great!!!!

      about 4 days ago
    • Sayed Iftekhar
      Sayed Iftekhar

      Here is another 2018 (so latest gen) CRV 'annoyance' - the bottom door garnishes (for driver and passenger) extend beyond the door frame. So if you park by a curb or grass and open the door it will either catch the grass or curb and break the inside clips. Happens especially if you load the car with the door open and then try to close it.

      about 4 days ago
    • damianraver

      3rd gen still has AC issues. The compressor goes out early and clutch stops working as well

      about 5 days ago
    • Fernando Leon
      Fernando Leon In reply to damianraver

      My dad owns a 2010 and Honda extended the warranty for the a/c. They were sneaky though and every time he complained they said it was all okay until after the warranty when they said it needed replacement. Thing is he brought it in the day before expiring as well so after fighting with Honda Canada they agreed to "goodwill" pay for the repairs.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ray Albright
      Ray Albright

      Bought a 2011 brand new. Currently has 88k miles on it. Still have it. Automatic locks squeak. If the front windows are open 3-4 inches, they rattle. Had a solenoid go out. This solenoid monitors when the gas cap is open or not. I haven’t had any other repairs besides the solenoid. I had the engine belts replaced at 60k miles. The vehicle still drives like new. Let me tell you, I have never had a vehicle heat up as fast as this one. In 20-30 degree weather, the vehicle starts blowing out warm air after driving two miles down the road. Handles great in the snow (vehicle has awd). If I had one complaint, it would be for a stronger engine. Would have liked to see 250 hp.

      about 5 days ago
    • mikebandon see
      mikebandon see

      Oil dilution in 2017 2018 even 2019 model Honda CRV 1.5 turbo engine. Honda doesn't know how to fix it . check the dip stick of engine oil for smell of gasoline before you buy please.

      about 5 days ago
    • Michael C
      Michael C

      Technical Service Bulletin... Honda WON'T pay for the fix as it's not 'necessary' so the vehicle is responsible to pay for the 'fix'.
      Honda does NOT include many features on its vehicles unless you PAY for it which has ALWAYS been the case. Honda NO longer builds the DX (dirt!) trim as the LX trim has been moved down to the 'base' model. If you want the extras, then pay for the EX or above models. That's ALWAYS been the case with Honda and how it sells its vehicles.
      The company has grown so fast and become so arrogant that their vehicles' reliability has gone DOWN in years!
      BS on Honda!

      about 5 days ago
    • Mark Kester
      Mark Kester

      I have a 2017 CRV Touring with the 1.5 turbo now it my be for sale !!!???

      about 6 days ago
    • Nowel Aquir
      Nowel Aquir

      just the other day I was parked next to a newer CRV and noticed the rubber and black trim around the windows very brittle and just disintegrating, not just a bit but most of it.

      about 6 days ago
    • Liam S
      Liam S

      The AC always breaks on the 3rd gen too, usually by 140k (but not catastrophic.) The biggest one on the 3rd gen, though rare is a coolant line can break. If you dont notice your engine will overheat seize.

      about 6 days ago
    • Ohio Against The World
      Ohio Against The World

      I have a 99 with a problem I've never heard anybody else talk about before on theirs; it wants to take off on me sometimes when im hitting the brakes. it literally starts revving. not loudly or hard, just lightly, but enough for it to start wanting to pull forward on me. I had to adjust my throttle a couple times to the point where it almost dies when I stop sometimes just so it doesn't have enough power to take off on me when I try to stop. its nearly caused me to go into the rear end of a few cars at stop signs. I don't want to give up the vehicle because I love it, but clearly this is a serious ass problem. what would make one do this?

      about 6 days ago
    • icecreamlady driver
      icecreamlady driver In reply to Ohio Against The World

      @Ohio Against The World You are welcome and good luck.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ohio Against The World
      Ohio Against The World In reply to Ohio Against The World

      @icecreamlady driver that I shall, thank you ma'am

      about 3 days ago
    • icecreamlady driver
      icecreamlady driver In reply to Ohio Against The World

      If you don't get an answer then do a google search.

      about 6 days ago