How Confident Are You
In Your 2017 Honda CRV Reliability?
Maintenance For The CRV
by Bill Flitter
My family and I have been looking at the new CRV. So, naturally, we wanted to learn about the 2017 Honda CRV reliability. We are starting to absolutely love it. She likes riding up high, she likes the extra cargo space in the back, and, for the most part, it’s maintenance free.
The family car probably doesn’t just putter back and forth from the school to home.My wife has a daily 50-mile work commute one way. She’s on the road for over 100 miles a day.
This means that we need a car with very little maintenance issues. So, I went online to see what maintenance issues CRV drivers might be having.
Info About 2017 Honda CRV Reliability
The first thing I discovered was that the 2017 Honda CRV has a Maintenance Minder feature. Which, just as the name implies, reminds you of when maintenance service is due. Depending on the specific model, the maintenance reminders appear on the display behind the steering wheel.
Each time you start the CRV, a reminder appears letting you know what needs maintenance. This includes oil changes, rotate tires, replace the air cleaner element and the filters. It also will give a reminder to inspect the drive belt, replace transmission and brake fluid, and on and on.
If there’s something in the CRV that needs inspection, replacement, or rotation, you’ll be notified.
The Maintenance Intervals
Next up, I discovered a very cool reference for the CRV. It details when and what should be done to keep the CRV running in tip top shape. I have an appreciation for schedules like this, because it really does help keep the SUV running smooth.
I followed a very similar schedule for my 2003 Accord and I never once had an engine problem, or any other problem for that matter, besides the CD player eating my CDs, but that’s for another article.
Change the CR-V’s oil and and replace the filter. You should also have the battery, brakes, tires, and driveshaft boots inspected. Repeat at 15,000 miles.
Check your calipers and fluid lines for damages or leaks. Also inspect your ball joints for wear and tear. Replace the air filter and the pollen/cabin filter.
And take a look at your coolant levels. Repeat at 30,000 miles.
The 30,000 mile inspection is a big one. The braking system will need a full inspection, including brake lines and hoses and the anti-lock brakes modulator. Also have the catalytic converter checked and adjust the accessory drive belt, as necessary.
At this point, you should have your CV boots inspected along with the steering rack/gearbox and the steering linkage. And you should get the exhaust system inspected for leaks.
At 60,000 miles, you’ll want to test the battery terminal service. And the transmission–manual or automatic–will require a fluid drain and replacement. Repeat at 120,000 miles.
There’s a very good chance that if you keep track of your maintenance minders and follow the maintenance schedule you’ll most likely drive that Honda CRV for hundreds of thousands of miles before anything terrible bad happening. That’s pretty true for most Honda’s.
I mentioned to a mechanic that my wife’s Pilot had over 100,000 miles on it now. He just laughed, shook his head. He looked over at his Accord and siad, “This car is a baby. My Accord has over 200,000 miles on it and is still going strong.”
Over To You
So this is what we learned about the 2017 Honda CRV reliability. Have you experienced any maintenance issues with your CRV? How has your Honda CRV held up over the years? Also check out the Honda Pilot reliability 2017.