In terms of the Honda CR-V's reliability, J.D. Power scored it 84 out of 100 in the quality and reliability - anything in the 80s generally represents a solid ownership prospect. The NHTSA has not announced any recalls for the 2021 CR-V, although the 2020 version - essentially the same vehicle - was recalled once for a potential rear subframe separation which could adversely affect the SUV's handling. Reliability appears to have improved through the years as the 2019 model was recalled four times, including for a possible fuel leak that could increase the risk of a fire.
Although Korean competition from Hyundai and Kia offer superior powertrain warranties, Honda's coverage is otherwise on par with most rivals. The CR-V comes with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and roadside assistance for either three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. A rust perforation warranty runs for five years and is unaffected by mileage covered in that period. When it comes to hybrid components, the Honda CR-V warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles.