general Electrical System Problems of the 2009 Honda CR-V (2023)

28 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2009 Honda CR-V.The most recently reported issues are listed below.Please also check out thestatistics and reliability analysis of the 2009 Honda CR-V based on all problems reported for the 2009 CR-V.

1 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 04/08/2022

The passenger door won't open & the trunk won't open, like it's jammed. There is no key entry for the passenger or trunk. I feel this has the potential to be very dangerous.

2 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 11/11/2021

Bottom line up front: the service advisor at chapman Honda here in tucson told me this morning (16 Nov) that passenger door locks and hatchback locks that freeze in the locked position (and can not be opened by anyone inside or out) sometimes happen with older Hondas (over 10 years). Really? this is a very serious safety issue. If what the advisor said is true, then there are potentially many thousands of vehicles that need to be immediately recalled. Timeline: on 11 Nov 21, without any warning whatsoever, the door locks in our 2009 Honda Cr-v froze in the locked position. Passenger door and hatchback. My wife has serious back issues and we are thankful this did not happen, for example, when I was driving her to a medical appointment. I immediately called chapman Honda, tucson and was able to set up a service appointment for 9:00am, Saturday, 13 Nov. 13 Nov: as soon as I drove the car into the service bay, the frozen locks "un-froze" and operated correctly. The service advisor said he would have the doors checked anyway. They lubricated the doors and I left the dealership. 15 Nov: on the way to pick up a handicapped friend to take her to lunch the same door locks froze again. Fortunately, it happened before her friend was picked up; she had to sit in the back seat. My wife was very worried her friend would be trapped in the back as well. That same afternoon my wife took the Cr-v back to chapman Honda and left it for overnight servicing. 16 Nov: the service advisor called to say door lock actuators in both front doors would have to be replaced. Cost: $952. 05! (including a 10% veteran’s discount) for the greater good and safety of all “older” Honda Cr-v owners, it would seem this door lock actuator issue merits investigation. Very respectfully, lindsey arison lieutenant colonel, u. S. Army, retired GS-15, dod, retired.

3 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 08/06/2020

My car shut down in the road and wouldn't shift or start again. The transmission shot pieces of metal into it messing up the pcm.

4 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 07/02/2019

I'm a retired auto body tech try to get help for a lady, disabled school teacher who's husband is in a nursing home. She is the type of customer for Honda, that's noteworthy. Owned two civics in the past, bought new. She is starting to need her Honda more as it's getting her to increasing dr. Apps. 64,000 miles and garage kept and documented maintenance, oil etc. The air-conditioning stopped working on the way to visit her husband. Would Honda, management help me to help her by supplying her with the pump or cost of and I will get the labor and charge the system. The band wagon we would preach from would be huge. 30 + years as a auto body tech, working for many car lots large and small, and knowing numerous mechanics, collectively agree that with milage at the low 64,000, and garage kept. Regular maintenance and driven by a school teacher. Renew our faith that Honda is not just a multi billion dollar business that cares. First by offering us the public a very well built auto that's safe and dependable. Help this poor lady who gave herself to teach. Help and I'll praise you daily the rest of my life. Feel free to use my plee / story for ad purpose. S. Mary is the grandma / mom in every family. Thank you. My name is dan mann sr. The cr v was her decision that she bought from monies her grandmother left her. A little left went for facelift on her kitchen. Come on Honda, blow me away. . Please.

5 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 02/01/2019

More than a year ago I contacted your agency about recalls for my Honda crv 2009, but never got any response. However, I am constantly bombarded by entities offering extended warranty. Front passenger window does not raise, it is faulty. No response from john eagle Honda where said vehicle purchased in 2014. Further research disclosed recall on such vehicles but up to 2006. Window does not work whether stationary or in motion.

6 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 08/08/2018

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Takata recall. My car front passenger door locks makes loud noise when locking the door. There was a recall for same issue on same model with specific year and modles but when I call they said the recall is not for my VIN number. How come some of the same models are recalled and not others. I have 63,000 miles on my Honda. Possible door acutaror replacement.

When I close my sunroof it opens back up half way. I had this happen 3 years ago and the assembly and drain were replaced. It just started to do it again.

8 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 01/28/2017

On 1/28/2017 my daughter's 2009 Honda crv caught on fire in our driveway and burned until it was a total loss. It only had 87,000 miles on it and seemed to be running perfectly that day. I had driven her car for one hour (a 44 mile trip), returned home, turned off the car, took the keys out of the ignition and went inside the house. About ten minutes later, one of my daughters heard a car alarm, we looked outside and saw flames shooting out of the front of the car. The fire department came and put out the fire, but it was a total loss. The firemen said that it started near the battery area, but we do not know what caused it there was no sign of any problem while I was driving it. No indicator lights on and it was running great. This was a very frightening experience as I could have parked the car in our garage or it could have caught on fire while I was driving it home on the massachusetts turnpike, which is isolated. The driver's side airbag was replaced in June 2016 as required by the major airbag recall and the car was well maintained.

9 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 09/05/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that all the door lock actuators were not functioning. The dealer diagnosed that the door lock actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

10 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 08/31/2016

The front driver's side door lock actuator is failing. The door unlocks automatically as I'm driving. The instrument panel shows the door ajar when this happens. It happens when the car is stationary as well, causing the alarm to go off randomly day and night. Our neighbors are understandably furious. I slept in the car last night to keep it from going off - didn't want to be under the hood in chicago at 1am trying to disconnect the battery. The extended warranty on the car expired in August. Apparently, our model was not included in the recall or class action suit. Dealership is charging $300 minimum to "diagnose" and repair. Bothers me greatly that the company is keenly aware of this problem and yet I have to pay for them to tell me what I already know. . . They sold us a faulty product.

11 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Faulty door lock on driver passenger side (left side). When locked, the door will not unlock with the electric button. Additionally, none of the other doors will unlock except the driver side front. You must manually unlock the driver passenger door to open up the other doors.

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12 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 12/03/2015

We have replaced the low beam headlights in this car at least 9 times since purchasing it in 2010. Twice in the past year and the bulbs just burnt out again while my wife was driving home from work today in the dark. We have purchases oem, aftermarket, long life etc with the same result. The car was moving this time when the lights burned out. This vehicle is mostly driven on the highway about 100 miles a day, which is where my wife was today, at aproximately 70 mph. The 2002-2004 Cr-v had a recall and this issue is all over the internet but there is zero resolution. Every dealership I call say they have not seen this, which is hard to believe considering the information out on the web. This is a serious issue.

13 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 10/16/2015

Drivers door lock sticks and sometimes does not unlock and can't even unlock manually. They drivers side back door is permanently stuck closed, can't unlock manually or with the key fob. Back hatch is permanently locked can't open at all because there is no way to unlock manually. This happens weather the car is in motion or stationary. I feel this is a safety hazard because in the event of an accident how am I to get my children out of the car safely and quickly. Just run all the way around the car until a door opens? what about my dog that I usually have in the back, how do I get him out? what if the car is on fire or if the car is flipped on the side with the working locks? it's crazy to me so many people are having problems with this in my vehicle year yet they left us out of the settlement to replace the locks.

The front door accutuator had to be replaced -- I lived with it for a year beacuse it was so expensive to replace -- this has been a problem for Honda and they have done nothing about it and not reaclled the 2009 crv.

15 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 01/17/2015

I am submitting this complaint in regards to the Honda door actuator situation. It is evident that Honda has negligently omitted a vast majority of affected vehicles in their recent liability lawsuit recall. I personally have had several repairs on my 2009 crv door locks since I purchased it new in 2009 and am again experiencing continuous problems with the drivers side door lock actuator. Based on my experience and numerous other comments from several social media outlets of 2009 crv owners, Honda has negligently and purposefully omitted a vast majority of vehicles in their recall in an attempt to lessen the impact of their liability.

16 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 09/25/2014

The vehicle will lock itself while sitting in the garage or elsewhere. It has happened quite often but this particular time I unlocked it with the key fob and walked to the mailbox (about 60 ft) and back and it was locked. It has done this sitting in the driveway, too. I have not noticed it unlocking by itself but that would really concern me. It locks all doors normally when I first pick up speed. It has always been garaged since new.

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17 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 07/02/2014

Front passenger door lock is unlocking when all the other doors are locked and locking when the other doors are unlocked, I cannot lock all the doors on the car at the same time leaving the car and passengers vulnerable to theft when driving or when the car is parked.

18 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 03/12/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while driving approximately 2 mph, there was a strong burning odor coming from the front end of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle became hard to maneuver and the power steering assist failed. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the a/c compressor clutch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 109,000. The consumer stated the belt had snapped and started to burn causing smoke to billow into the vehicle, as well as loss of power steering along with other functions. Updated 04/21/14 updated updated 05/08/14.

19 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 09/02/2013

My 2009 Honda crv locks, malfunction, while driving and while it parked and no one is in the vehicle. My vehicle has even locked us in the vehicle.

20 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 07/05/2013

Problem with door lock. Making noise while start driving -back door not locking. I did find out that Honda have some issue with power doors. Went to dealer to find out if there is the recall. Even when so many customers have problems -Honda not facing problem.

Dash digital readout for gas, ,mileage, temp etc started blinking on and off and even disappear and then blink off and on. Mechanic says requires replacement of micu unit at a cost of $600. Vehicle no longer under warranty.

22 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 04/12/2013

The rear passenger door lock stopped working, then within days, the door locks started cycling constantly while the car was moving. Also, the rear hatch would also not unlock. At times the remote would not unlock the doors. The repair was to replace the inner door handle, as the actuator was defective.

23 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 02/05/2013

Driver door unlocks whenever the car makes a right turn. Dome light goes on. Door re-locks when stopping and starting, unlocks again when turning. In city traffic, door unlocks and relocks constantly. (making normal unlocking/locking clicking sound). I took it to the Honda dealer. They said they test drove it - said they could not duplicate the issue and tried to send me away. I requested that their mechanic ride with me for one more test. . . The door unlocked when I pulled out of the lot. It locked and unlocked three more times in the next 250 yards. The mechanic then agreed that there was a problem. Honda seems to be in denial.


24 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 01/31/2013

The tpms (tire pressure monitoring system) light illuminates when I have my cell phone plugged into the car charger. It stays on until I unplug the phone from the charger. This is ongoing and not just a one time incident. The car has been checked by a mechanic and the tpms system is operational with no problem.

25 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 01/01/2013

The locking system on my 2009 Honda crv has not been working properly for several months. The front and back passenger side door will lock and unlock by itself, the driver side front and back will make squeaking noises like it is trying to lock and unlock and the back door will not open at all whether it is turned off or running. I thought for sure that this would be a safety recall because the doors will lock and unlock by themselves and it would be very easy for a small child to open the door and fall out. My husband called the Honda dealership and told them about the issue and they admitted that it was a problem, however said that it was not considered a safety concern and recall has had not been put in place. They also said since it was no longer under warranty it would cost $400 per door to fix the locking problem. Basically they said that it was not a safety concern to Honda that at any given time my two-year old can be locked in the car without me being able to get her out or even worse opening the door while the vehicle is moving and be seriously injured or killed. I have been a Honda driver my entire life (7 cars total) and have never had anything bad to say about them until now. This is a very bad move on their part and have lost a very loyal customer.

26 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 06/15/2012

The first occurrence involved the right front door lock and the tailgate lock. When attempting to lock the doors with either the key fob or the interior button lock,neither door would lock. After operating the car and stopping ,the doors would mysteriously lock then.

27 Electrical System problem

Failure Date: 10/04/2011

This is a common problem in multiple model years for the Honda crv. You cannot make it happen by doing something and you can go weeks without it happening. As you are driving the warning letters tpms light up and the owner's manual tells you to immediately contact the dealer if this happens. I have taken the car to the dealer 4 times and also contacted Honda case # n012011-10-0400013. The dealer and Honda said the problem is radio frequency interference with the system and cannot be corrected. When the tpms is lit the system is not working so you do not know if a low pressure in one or more of the tires is present.

Bought a crv Honda last month. Right after purchase, began getting large electrical shocks while opening or shutting doors--in a variety of shoes and clothing. Contacted dealership and corporate office--all they could say was to spray the seats and floors with fabric softener. Did so. . . Lasted 7-10 days--not happy with vehicle for this reason--afraid to gas the vehicle due to the possibility of catching on fire.


What are the most common problems with Honda CRV? ›

Common complaints include glitchy technology, sluggish acceleration and an oil delusion defect in 2017-19 models.

How many miles can you get out of a 2009 Honda CR-V? ›

Honda CR-V

The Honda CRV can run for well over 200,000 miles and, if maintained with a lot of tender love and care, it can keep chugging along even past 300,000 miles.

Why does my Honda CRV sometimes not start? ›

The most common reasons a Honda CR-V won't start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.

Is 2009 a good year for Honda CRV? ›

Other Years:

With excellent safety ratings, well-liked performance and a roomy interior, the 2009 Honda CR-V is one of the best used affordable compact SUVs you can buy.

How much does it cost to replace a Honda CR-V transmission? ›

The average cost for Honda CR-V Transmission Assembly Replacement is $3480.

What year Honda CR-V is the most reliable? ›

Here's The Short Answer To What The Best And Worst Years For The Honda CR-V Are:
  • The best Honda CR-V model years are 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2013, 2009, 2001, and 1998. ...
  • The 2019 CR-V had a total of 88 complaints at and 657 problems at
7 Sept 2022

How many miles can Honda CR-V last? ›

That being said, if you take good care of your Honda CR-V, you can expect it to make it to around 250,000 to 300,000 miles. Depending on how often you drive, this could take you anywhere between 15 and 20 years to achieve.

Which is more reliable Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4? ›

Honda CR-V is more reliable than the RAV4

Also, a reliable vehicle results in less hassle and expenses from not needing as many repairs. For J.D. reliability ratings, the CR-V earned a score of 84/100, compared to 81/100 for the RAV4.

When should a Honda CR-V timing belt be changed? ›

How often do timing belts need to be replaced? Timing belts are replaced as part of scheduled maintenance, usually every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Timing belts can fail before that interval is reached, but most vehicles will never have a problem with this part.

Does a 2009 Honda CR-V have a timing belt or chain? ›

Does the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V have a timing belt or chain? The K24 engine has a timing chain; there is no timing belt. A timing chain doesn't need to be replaced in regular intervals. Owner reviews: We have read hundreds of owner's reviews.

Does the Honda CR-V have a timing belt or chain? ›

Honda CR-V and Civic models are equipped with a timing chain.

Is there a recall on Honda CR-V ignition switch? ›

In 2002, Honda recalled 1,000,000 vehicles, including 1997 through 1999 model year CRVs. Affected cars and trucks had problems with the ignition switch, which could lead to unexpected stalling of the vehicle. In 2003, Honda issued a recall for 2002 CRVs. Almost 77,000 vehicles had problems with the ignition system.

How do you reset the immobilizer on a Honda CRV? ›

Locate the power button located on the display of your vehicle where the warning is located. Press and hold that button for about 3 seconds. Once this is done, the anti-theft system will reset itself.

What is a starter cut relay? ›

Honda No Start: Starter Cut Relay Circuit - YouTube

How much did a Honda CRV cost in 2009? ›

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for a two-wheel-drive CR-V LX starts around $22,000, while the 4WD EX trim starts around $25,000. A fully-loaded EX-L with leather and navigation tops out close to $30,000.

Is a 2009 Honda CR-V all wheel drive? ›

Pre-owned Honda CR-V models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 166 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2009 Honda CR-V comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive.

What kind of engine does a 2009 Honda CR-V have? ›

Used 2009 Honda CR-V Specs & Features
Base engine size2.4 L
CylindersInline 4
Base engine typeGas
Horsepower166 hp @ 5,800 rpm
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How often should you change transmission fluid in a Honda CR-V? ›

Other maintenance items required for your Honda CR-V include: Transmission fluid replacement – Every 90,000 miles. Idle speed and water pump inspection – Every 105,000 miles.

Is it cheaper to rebuild a transmission or replace it? ›

A transmission replace is the most expensive option when fixing your transmission. In many cases you will hear this referred to as “re-manufactured.” Basically, the manufacturer will replace parts that have gone bad with modified parts. This is an option if the transmission is too damaged to even consider a rebuild.

How do I know if my Honda transmission is bad? ›

5 Signs That Your Transmission is Bad
  1. Transmission Fluid Leaks.
  2. Burning Odor.
  3. Delayed Movement.
  4. Odd Sounds.
  5. Warning Lights.

What does CR-V stand for? ›

Some say its stands for "compact recreation vehicle," while others insist it's short for "comfortable runabout vehicle." The acronym hasn't caught on. Consumers and car manufacturers have gravitated instead toward the more generic term "crossover SUV" to describe all of these vehicles.

Which Honda CR-V engine is better? ›

2019 Honda CR-V's 2.4L Engine is the Best Pick Thanks to its Durability and Solid Fuel Economy. While the 1.5L turbo engine is slightly more efficient and offers quicker acceleration than the 2.4L inline-four, it has shown some reliability quirks that have put a dent in Honda's reputation.

Where is CR-V built? ›

Honda also continues to add on to its U.S. production by increasing the number of models their U.S. plants produce. One of the latest models to be added to the U.S. production roster is the fan-favorite Honda CR-V. This 2019 Honda CR-V compact SUV is now being produced in Greensburg, Indiana.

Which car has the best longevity? ›

Longest-Lasting Cars: Toyota's Land Cruiser Easily Wins the Top Spot
Longest-Lasting Vehicles to Reach 200k Miles – iSeeCars Study
RankVehicle% of Cars Over 200k Miles
1Toyota Land Cruiser16.3%
2Toyota Sequoia11.2%
3Chevrolet Suburban5.1%
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What is difference between Honda CR-V EX and LX? ›

Honda CR-V LX and ex are two versions of the same car. The biggest difference between them is that Honda CR-V LX does not have as many features as EX does. Some of them include a security system, a power moonroof and a rear privacy glass.

How long can a Honda CR-V last on empty? ›

Stats for the Honda CR-V
Data points96
Average distance36.90 miles
Max distance71 miles
Min distance2 miles
St. Dev.16.98

Is Honda CR-V worth buying? ›

The Honda CR-V stands out as one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, and it's not without reason. The CR-V offers everything you wish in a family and grocery hauler, from a smooth ride to excellent fuel economy. Like any other car model, some model years fared better than the others for the Honda CR-V.

Is a Honda CR-V a reliable car? ›

Yes! In fact, RepairPal's reliability rating is fairly high for this Honda SUV. Overall, the used Honda CR-V's reliability rating is a 4.5 out of 5.0 or excellent, which means it ranks as the 2nd out of 26 total compact SUVs.

What is a better car Toyota or Honda? ›

With the categories we looked at, it turns out that Toyota is the superior brand, having more vehicles, better prices, and superior reliability. However, when it comes to choosing between Honda or Toyota, Honda is no slouch either, having similar reliability ratings, affordable prices, and even better safety ratings.

What year Honda CRV have timing chain? ›

Answered by CarsGuide. After that (from 2001 onwards) Honda fitted the K Series engine to CRVs, and this engine used a timing chain which should be good for the life of the engine. The R20A four-cylinder engine used from late 2012 also uses a timing chain, as does the turbo-diesel 2.2-litre engine from the same era.

How much is a timing chain replacement? ›

Timing chain replacement can cost between $600 and $800 for a DIY repair, or between $1,600 and $1,800 with a mechanic. The cost is high due to the complicated nature of replacing this part. If you want to DIY a timing chain replacement, the parts will cost around $650.

What is a drive belt on a Honda CRV? ›

The serpentine belt - sometimes referred to as the fan belt, alternator belt, or accessory drive belt - is used to spin, or "drive," several components attached to the engine. It drives the alternator that powers the electrical system and recharges the battery.

Do you have to change the timing belt on a 2009 Honda CRV? ›

Although timing belts are critical, there's no need to replace them regularly –unless explicitly recommended in your Honda owner's manual. Some automakers recommend changing a timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000, others don't. Many of today's timing belts can go 100,000 miles or more without needing to be replaced.

Do Honda timing chains need to be replaced? ›

Timing belts must be replaced on a regular basis, but timing chains do not. There's no reason to alter the timing chain unless it's damaged, strained, or otherwise affected. If there is a problem with the timing chain, your car will most likely have one or more issues.

How do I make my Honda CR-V more fuel efficient? ›

How can I improve the gas mileage of my Honda CR-V?
Try out these tips:
  1. Drive at a constant pace. If you are consistently slowing down or speeding up, you're using more gas. ...
  2. Make sure all your windows are rolled up. ...
  3. Limit the use of your air conditioner. ...
  4. Make sure your tires are correctly inflated.

What year did Honda stop using timing belts? ›

An Accord from 2008-2012 with a 4-cylinder engine will have a timing chain, whereas the V6 engine models have a timing belt. From 2013-2017, the 4-cylinder models still have a timing chain and the V6 models have a timing belt. Starting with the 2018 model year, all the available engines come with a timing chain.

How long does a timing chain last? ›

Every time you use the engine, the timing chain is in use. When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

Which is better timing chain or belt? ›

Timing chains generally have a longer lifespan than timing belts. The reason for this is quite simple: chains are made from metal, whilst timing belts are made from rubber, which simply isn't as strong.

Why is my Honda CRV not starting? ›

If your Honda CRV is not starting, the most likely culprit is a dead battery. When you turn the key in the ignition, and your Honda CRV doesn't start, the first thing you should do is check the battery. The battery is responsible for supplying power to the starter, ignition, and other electrical components.

What year Honda CRV recalled? ›

The recall notice was first issued in July 2020, covering 22,366 vehicles stamped either Model Year 2018 or 2019 – however this has quietly been extended to a total of 54,300 vehicles, branded as Model Years 2018 to 2021, and available for sale between 26 July 2018 and 12 March 2021.

What is the latest Honda recall? ›

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2020 CR-V Hybrid, Accord Hybrid, and 2020-2021 Insight vehicles. The DC-DC converter may shut down and prevent the 12-volt battery from recharging, possibly resulting in a loss of drive power. A loss of drive power can increase the risk of a crash.

Will disconnecting battery reset anti-theft? ›

Disconnecting the battery terminals for 5 to 10 minutes will reset the anti-theft system, as well as the car's computer system. While this might help solve the problems with your anti-theft system acting weird, it is not guaranteed to work if there are other issues.

How do I get my Honda out of anti-theft mode? ›

The simplest way to reset the anti-theft system is to press the alarm on your key fob. If a single press doesn't do it, press it five times. Then hit the lock button. Wait a few minutes and see if it is off.

How do I bypass the Honda immobilizer? ›

You can disable the immobilizer in a vehicle. In fact, there are several ways to pull through it. You can either do this by inserting the key into the ignition and switching it to the 'ON” and 'OFF' positions. After that, completely remove the key and re-inserting it to start the vehicle.

How do I know if my starter fuse is blown? ›

Check Electrical Resistance

To test the electrical resistance, place the probes of your multimeter on the ground lead and ignition circuit terminal. If the multimeter reading is more than 5 Ohms, your starter relay fuse needs replacing.

How can you tell if a relay fuse is blown? ›

Using a multimeter to test a relay fuse is pretty simple. Set the multimeter to Ohms and touch the leads on the electromagnet coil pins to measure resistance. It should be between 50 to 120. If it's out of that range or says it's open, you have a bad electromagnet coil.

How do I know if my starter relay fuse is blown? ›

If your starter relay has gone bad, the electrical signal will never make it from the battery to the starter motor. As a result, your engine won't turn over - no matter how many times you turn the key. A faulty relay often produces an audible clicking sound when you turn your car.

What year Honda CR-V have transmission problems? ›

Warning signs that your transmission is in trouble include: burning smells, slipping gears, leaking fluid, grinding and/or shaking, struggles to shift gears, and engine noise. Honda CR-V manual transmission issues were particularly prevalent in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 models.

Is Honda CR-V worth buying? ›

The Honda CR-V stands out as one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, and it's not without reason. The CR-V offers everything you wish in a family and grocery hauler, from a smooth ride to excellent fuel economy. Like any other car model, some model years fared better than the others for the Honda CR-V.

Are Honda CR-V a reliable car? ›

Yes! In fact, RepairPal's reliability rating is fairly high for this Honda SUV. Overall, the used Honda CR-V's reliability rating is a 4.5 out of 5.0 or excellent, which means it ranks as the 2nd out of 26 total compact SUVs.

Where does the Honda CR-V rank in reliability? ›

​​The Honda CR-V has an excellent reputation, finishing 25th overall out of 75 cars in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.

How do I know if my Honda transmission is bad? ›

5 Signs That Your Transmission is Bad
  1. Transmission Fluid Leaks.
  2. Burning Odor.
  3. Delayed Movement.
  4. Odd Sounds.
  5. Warning Lights.

What does CR-V stand for? ›

Some say its stands for "compact recreation vehicle," while others insist it's short for "comfortable runabout vehicle." The acronym hasn't caught on. Consumers and car manufacturers have gravitated instead toward the more generic term "crossover SUV" to describe all of these vehicles.

Are Honda Crvs known for transmission problems? ›

Still, if you're considering a pre-owned CR-V for your next vehicle, you may be wondering if there've been any documented problems with the Honda CR-V's transmission. Yes; there are multiple reports of the following transmission issues on some models: Slipping gears and/or stalling.

Which Honda CR-V engine is better? ›

2019 Honda CR-V's 2.4L Engine is the Best Pick Thanks to its Durability and Solid Fuel Economy. While the 1.5L turbo engine is slightly more efficient and offers quicker acceleration than the 2.4L inline-four, it has shown some reliability quirks that have put a dent in Honda's reputation.

Where are Honda CRVs built? ›

One of the latest models to be added to the U.S. production roster is the fan-favorite Honda CR-V. This 2019 Honda CR-V compact SUV is now being produced in Greensburg, Indiana.

How much is a brand new Honda CR-V? ›

The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V starts at $31,110 for the base EX trim and $33,760 for the EX-L model. The CR-V Hybrid starts at $32,450 for the Sport model and $38,600 for the Sport Touring trim. AWD is a $1,500 option on all by the Sport Touring trim, which has standard AWD.

Are Honda CR-V expensive to repair? ›

The Honda CR-V has very affordable maintenance costs. It would cost you around $407 to maintain a Honda CR-V every year, which is lower than the average of $521 annually for compact SUVs.

How much gas mileage does a Honda CR-V get? ›

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings.

What is difference in Honda CR-V LX and EX? ›

With front-wheel drive and its standard CVT, the CR-V LX gets up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg city**. Honda CR-V EX – Upgrading to the CR-V EX trim gets you a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.

How are Honda Crvs rated? ›

Honda CR-V Reliability Rating Breakdown. The Honda CR-V Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $407 which means it has excellent ownership costs.

Is Honda CR-V easy to maintain? ›

The first is that maintenance costs for a Honda CR-V are generally very low. Parts are affordable and common, so there isn't a markup for repairs on a CR-V the way there can be for rarer models and foreign vehicles. Honda CR-Vs are also considered hard-wearing vehicles.

Is Honda CR-V CVT reliable? ›

Honda's CVT transmissions are pretty much bulletproof and they are one of the best on the market. There were not many reports of these transmissions failing all of a sudden except a small recall that was reported in 2015 when the production was started.


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