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.


    • eJacob Cornelius
      eJacob Cornelius

      Great video!

      about 2 days ago
    • Mike Maha-Su
      Mike Maha-Su

      Love my 2004 Crv. But I will buy the new Toyota 4runner for now. So Wait till 2020 or 2021 I will consider buy this CRV with turbo engine.

      about 2 days ago
    • Secure Maple
      Secure Maple

      Hi Greg, absolutely love your videos 👍 please keep up the good work 👏 looking forward to land cruiser video!

      Will really appreciate if you could please comment on lexus hybrid like RX400H RX450H and common issues / reliability. Do these also come under bulletproof category or quality seems to have gone down a bit since 2009? thanks in advance.

      about 2 days ago
    • Des Hood
      Des Hood

      I'm in Australia, my honda crv 2000 has done 320.000 klms, still goes like a house on fire.

      about 3 days ago
    • beatman beatman
      beatman beatman

      My crv is fine

      about 3 days ago
    • Brandon R
      Brandon R

      As a CRV owner, these issues are true and i have experienced some but compared to other car manufactures they are easily overcome. Honda really is one of the best Auto makers Worldwide.

      about 3 days ago
    • Brandon R
      Brandon R

      The CRV has 1 of the Strongest engines ever built by Honda, the Trans is what really would give problems first but even self that's after very high mileage

      about 3 days ago
    • Koalakunkku

      This video and this idea of giving advice on used old cars is amazing. It's for the average consumer, very useful info. Thank you so much!

      about 4 days ago
    • Buick Mackane
      Buick Mackane

      I have a 1997 CRV with 148,000 miles that my Aunt gave to me.
      Right now it needs a heater core and radiator but it runs great.
      Plenty peppy engine and 25 mpg .
      Poorly designed cup holders and uncomfortable driver seat are the only cons I found.

      about 4 days ago
    • Wardie Ward
      Wardie Ward

      I own a 2017 turbo awd, 20,000 kms, no problems at all except for gearshifter button breaking. A 7 year warranty so I am keeping it after initially thinking about selling it because of the fuel intrusion problem. So far this car has been a dream drive, and I’ll keep it at least 5 years.

      about 5 days ago
    • Phil C. π
      Phil C. π

      BTW i believe sway end links are a problem with most crvs. My first gen only liked Moog, it ate everything else within months. Granted I do like canyon driving.

      about 5 days ago
    • BTN LED
      BTN LED

      AC compressor on Mk3 as well !! May be more to do with the compressor clutch .. Also... Rear stereo speakers-rubbish rusting electrical connectors ... over all though. Its a good car. Love mine.!! Suspension drop links are easy to change, really no big deal (if you can get the old ones off)

      about 5 days ago
    • rippinit 196
      rippinit 196

      Glad my 2010 Crv has the n/a 2.4 k24 engine

      about 5 days ago
    • hyde .wolf
      hyde .wolf

      My 2003 Honda CRV engine is becoming unstable at ~325000 KM. While I am driving the RPM is not smooth and I constantly moving up and down ~ 200 RPM. It feels like I am constantly slightly slowing down and speeding up. What is the issue?

      about 5 days ago
    • Typical Gamer 1134
      Typical Gamer 1134

      Thank you very much for your review, My mom has a 2009 Honda Crv, we bought it brand new, no issues, it drives so smooth and doesnt makes noise , but recently her exhaust pipes was destroyed and her keyless entry lock broke and needed repairs, and recently she was picking me up and suddenly her crv overheated after using it for 10 years. Thank you very much!!!!! we are now planing to buy a another car for her.

      about 5 days ago
    • Elizabeth Houk
      Elizabeth Houk

      What about the 2019 CRV-EX ....anything a buyer should be aware of before hand ?

      about 5 days ago
    • Juliette Rebekale
      Juliette Rebekale

      Thanks for helpful advice.

      about 6 days ago
    • Jumpercable wireless
      Jumpercable wireless

      My wife bought a 2007 LX new in 2007. In 2019 with 90k on the odometer, the only problem is that the A/C went out about 2 weeks ago. 1400.00 for a new evaporator, receiver dryer replacement. I thought pretty good reliability, other than oil changes and drain and refill on the transmission every oil change. We haven't spent any money on this car since it was purchased, (other than maintenance by me). The only bad thing is this vehicle is so loud inside at highway speeds, it's hard to carry on a conversation. I thought that maybe to meet CAFE standards the insulation had to be eliminated or reduced to bring the weight down for better gas mileage. She complains about it being noisey, I told her she could have bought the Accord 4 door and it would have been much quieter. I guess I could make it quieter myself by putting Dynamat under all the carpet inside the door panels but being it's 12 years old, I told my wife that the newer ones are much quieter. So when replacement time comes around she will have another decision to make----What next? my guess as it's been so reliable, she will probably just pick out a much newer one. With Amsoil Signature oil on every oil change at 6500 miles and Amsoil trans fluid (Drained and refilled on every oil change), this vehicle with only 90k is not even broken in yet. So all I can say is great job Honda.

      about 6 days ago
    • Charles Chamberlin
      Charles Chamberlin

      Nice Video! I would like to mention that CRV’s and Fit’s have a known problem with body sealant cracking. I kept getting water in the back of my 08 CRV and found out about this issue. It’s an easy fix but my take some time finding the leaks.

      about 6 days ago
    • David Sanchez
      David Sanchez

      Watch out dude! Honda could put out a "hit" on you for disclosing their latest goofs!

      about 7 days ago
    • Cristian Prisecaru
      Cristian Prisecaru

      Dude...what you doing ? Cheap thinks what you talking about...

      about 7 days ago
    • Tom Le
      Tom Le

      My 2002 Honda CR-V has 320,460 miles. My check engine light is on and I need a new catalytic converter. This will be my 3rd one and this part is very expensive!

      about 8 days ago
    • Andrew Cartlidge
      Andrew Cartlidge

      Great video. I've 3 crv's; 1998, 2005 and 2017. I have an issue with my 2017 2.0L 5 gear auto petrol: in S-mode it only shifts from 1st to 3rd. The manual (across the whole planet!!!) says it should shift to 4th in S-mode, but I've never managed it. Drives 1st to 5th in D-mode. At 70mph the engine is screaming at around 4500rpm and at 80mph it's doing around 5000rpm. Yet Hondauk says the car is operating normally!!! Just when is it supposed to shift to 4th?? Which would bring the revs at 70mph down to around 3000rpm. Be interesting to know if you have similar "features" in the US models. Thank you.

      about 8 days ago
    • Joselito Muller II - não sou o Emanuel
      Joselito Muller II - não sou o Emanuel

      Honda lost a class action because their 2015 CR-Vs vibrated too much.

      about 8 days ago
    • B4 W
      B4 W

      to tell you the truth Honda has gone to shit so many problems and I cant tell you how many Hondas I've seen of all models is the clear coat peal I have a 2007 Accord its almost embarrassing to drive i have 3 Honda's will be moving on for sure

      about 9 days ago
    • B4 W
      B4 W

      mine seems to feel like its all over the road like hydro planing any ideas what it would be have done tires wheel alignment front end check

      about 9 days ago
    • TerryE VP
      TerryE VP

      Wonderful video. Great explanations and very thankful to you. keep them coming.

      about 9 days ago
    • bengalrose

      For our 2006 Honda, the car would jerk a bit when going 40 to 45 mph. It wouldn’t stop. We figured it was the transmission...couldn’t believe it. The dealer didn’t know what it was and ended up changing the torque converter but it still jerked. Then we searched and searched online and found a guy that found out that as long as the transmission fluid is changed about every 20,000 miles, the problem is solved.

      about 9 days ago
    • Amanda Santiago
      Amanda Santiago In reply to bengalrose

      I have the same issue with my 06, brought it to multiple mechanics, cant find a thing, thank you, I'll try this and fingers crossed it helps

      about 9 days ago
    • Thomas Zumpetta
      Thomas Zumpetta

      2001 crv, 178000 miles, head rebuilt at 135,000, exhaust is more weld than exaust at this point from rust, front window motors went at 135,000. Driverside seat broke at 160. Transmission is going. Just giving info, I know it helps.

      about 9 days ago
    • Ahmet Erdemir
      Ahmet Erdemir

      As a previous 2nd gen CRV owner besides A/C problems also check for Engine Mounts, and unfortunately automatic transmission tends not to last long. At 4W or AWD models also check for noise from rear differential. Honda has a TSB for that if I’m not mistaken. Those generally show up after 100K or 130K miles and than it’s not worth the repairs

      about 9 days ago