pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
30,100 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
2013 Honda CR-V electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

May 242018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


My CRV had the same problem this morning in Los Angeles Temple City, and neighbor jump started it for me. Now I am at O'Reilly and the staff tested the battery with the device and it showed up is "Good" , so the problem may not be the battery.

- Tony C., Tucson, AZ, US

problem #6

Jun 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The first year was good. Now the Dealership said everything checks out okay and I purchased a new Interstate battery Jan 2017. Still goes dead. My new battery is constantly weak or dead and I don't know why. I still have to keep it on a charger and travel with a spare battery to jump start my 2013 CRV. I'm totally disgusted because I have had them look at it 3 times. First time they said they re-programed it. Second time they said the draw was excessive then fixed itself and they couldn't duplicate it. So it is an intermittent parasitic draw. This winter is a constant battle and no cure. I have ran some milli amp tests but can't locate the problem. The service department just wants me to go away.

I'm looking for a different car.

- Jay S., Alberton, MT, US

problem #5

Oct 312016

CR-V LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,943 miles

On May the 3rd 2013, we bought a new CR-V from Beaverton Honda. We were very excited at that time. To let you know that we are not very happy with your product.

Unfortunately, your product has not performed well and giving us lots of problem regarding the Battery failing issue and when I ask the dealer to check why is this a problem. I was informed by your service personal that this is a common problem with Honda CR-V’S. My wife and I are very disappointed of the issue that this battery issue has given us a lots head ache and the explanation given does not fix any of the problem problem regarding the battery failing more stress to my family.

My factory warranty has just expired and thank God that we did purchased the extended warranty. The CR-V only has 43,943 miles on it and only my wife is the one who has been driving this CR-V. Now she doesn’t want to drive the vehicle at all, because she got stuck already 3 times. I lost almost 24 hours of my PTO hours arranging tow truck and other transports driving and picking my families from schools and work. We cannot afford to do this please help.

- Raven K., Portland, OR, US

problem #4

Oct 292015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,315 miles


I have had the car to the dealer 3 times and they can't find the problem. It's an intermittent problem. Trying to start the car there is nothing. Turn the key to accessories and everything works, all gauges, widows, lights, etc. When I turn the key to start I hear the fuel pump but nothing else. The dealer updated the battery charging software and replaced the starter. 3 days in a row after this it would not start until the afternoon of the 3rd day it started like nothing was ever wrong. Took it to the dealer again and they couldn't find anything and couldn't duplicate the problem.

- Bruce H., Sussex, WI, US

problem #3

May 062013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

not starting

battery drains out

obviously electrical leakage

- stanislas, Calgary, AB, Canada

problem #2

Dec 152014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,183 miles

No previous issues - driven less than 24 hours prior - sitting in garage - mild temp (forties).

I went to get into my car and as soon as I put some of my weight into the car I heard this horrible metal crunching noise. I immediately got back out and looked underneath as I thought something had fallen off. I got back in and tried to start it - wouldn't turn over. Wasn't a battery issue - the radio/lights still on.

I waited about an hour and tried to start it again - same result. So I called the dealer and had it towed. Of course within hours of dropping it off at the dealer they called and said it started right up. They kept it overnight to check everything out.

They called back the next day and said they couldn't find anything wrong with it - they even drove it around a few miles and couldn't 'duplicate my concerns'. So that means I am on the hook for the tow and the diagnostic fee.

Obviously something was wrong - the noise I heard wasn't nothing and it wouldn't start. I don't even want to drive it anymore. I never thought I would have to worry about reliability with a Honda. I guess I was lucky that I was at home when it wouldn't start and wasn't stranded somewhere.

- Michele C., Cleveland, OH, US

problem #1

Oct 072013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

On a random, yet periodic basis, the car will not start when initially turning the key. It's as if the battery is dead, but it's not. After letting the car rest or pumping the brake or gas, it eventually starts.

- Cori L., Oklahoma City, OK, US

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