Honda CR-V: Most Common Problems and How to Fix Them

2020 Honda CR-v | image courtesy Honda
2020 Honda CR-v | image courtesy Honda

Honda’s CR-V is one of the most popular SUVs on the market. The 2021 model achieved a near perfect 4.9 overall safety score from the NHTSA. With its reliable performance and comfortable ride, it’s no wonder why the CR-V is a popular choice.

However, there is no such thing as perfection, so like all cars, the CR-V is prone to a few common problems. We’ll take a look at some of the most common issues with the CR-V and how you can go about fixing them.

*As with all our most common SUV problems series of articles we will always stress to you the driver, never undertake repairs that are above your skill levels. Also avoid voiding your car’s warranty.

Most common problem #1: faulty oxygen sensor

One of the most common problems with the CR-V is a faulty oxygen sensor. This sensor helps regulate the air and fuel mixture in the engine, so when it’s faulty, you may experience a decrease in performance and fuel efficiency.

The fix: The good news is that this issue is relatively easy to fix. All you need to do is replace the faulty sensor with a new one.

Most common problem #1: engine misfiring

Another common problem is engine misfires. This can be caused by a variety of issues, such as worn spark plugs, faulty fuel injectors, or dirty air filters. Fortunately, most of these issues are relatively easy to fix.

The fix: Replacing the spark plugs, cleaning the fuel injectors, and replacing the air filter should help get your CR-V running smoothly again.

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Most common problem #1: transmission issues

The CR-V also has a few transmission issues. You may experience delayed shifting or hard shifting, or even a shuddering sensation when you shift gears. These issues are usually caused by worn clutch plates or a faulty transmission solenoid.

The fix: This is usually harder and expensive to repair, but try replacing the clutch plates and solenoid could help solve the issue.

Most common problem #1: oil leaks

Finally, the CR-V is prone to oil leaks. If you notice oil dripping from underneath your CR-V, it’s likely that the oil pan gasket or the valve cover gasket needs to be replaced.

The fix: This is a straightforward job and can usually be done by a qualified mechanic. Nearly all car and SUV models on the road is susceptible to having engine oil leaks, but because this issue is easy diagnose, fixing it shouldn’t be terrible expensive either.

In conclusion

The Honda CR-V is a reliable and comfortable SUV, but like all cars, it’s prone to a few common problems. Fortunately, most of these issues are relatively easy to fix. If you experience any of the issues we’ve discussed, you should take your CR-V to a qualified mechanic to get it fixed as soon as possible.

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