Most Common Honda HR-V Problems

If you’re thinking about purchasing a Honda HR-V or already own one, you may be wondering what some of the most commonly reported Honda HR-V problems are. This could help you in making your upcoming purchase decision. Or it could also help you determine if something that you’ve noticed with your HR-V is a common problem for other owners too.

Read on to find out what problems are most often encountered by Honda HR-V owners.

Honda HR-V Overview

First things first, let’s give a brief overview of the Honda HR-V. If you are considering purchasing a new or used one in the future, it will be helpful to understand the full extent of the car before we dive into common issues.

The HR-V is a subcompact crossover SUV, meaning that it has the many benefits of an SUV while also being lighter (which leads to better gas mileage) like a car. There are four different packages to choose from that all have the option of adding on real time all-wheel-drive. It’s got 4 doors, seating for 5, and a 2nd row Magic Seat® that allows for the transport of long, tall, or oddly shaped cargo.

Uncomfortable Seats

One of the most common complaints you’ll hear about the Honda HR-V is uncomfortable seats. Now this might not seem like an issue to be all that concerned with when compared to how the car runs, but it certainly is something to take into consideration. Back in 2016, this was such an issue that some HR-V owners mentioned needing to see a doctor due to the pain caused by the seats. The car has changed since then, and it doesn’t seem to be on the list of 2020 Honda HR-V problems, which is good news.

However, keep in mind that it would be worthwhile taking the car for a test drive and trying out the seats for yourself, especially if you’re going for an older model.

Paint Quality

Another commonly reported issue with the Honda HR-V is the quality of the paint on the vehicle. Some owners labeled the paint as “defective” and reported that the paint would bubble or peel off completely. Some drivers also felt that the paint did not serve its purpose of providing protection and would get scratched or dented with minor contact.

Window Gaskets

When it comes to Honda HR-V problems, one of the most widely reported issues pertains to the car’s windows, specifically the window gaskets. The window gasket is the piece of rubber that runs along the window between the glass and the body of the vehicle. It helps to seal the window as well as hold it in place. 

Many owners have reported that the HR-V’s window gaskets have either slipped out of place, become loose, or fallen completely out of place. You can get your gaskets professionally replaced (if this does become an issue), but it is at the owner’s expense. Same goes for the paint job.

Push Start

Honda HR-V push button start problems have also been reported. In most cases, the issue does not persist and the driver is able to operate the vehicle without issue. However, it’s important to note that this has been a problem that some owners have noted.

Less Common Issues

While less commonly reported, Honda HR-V suspension problems have been known to happen. The HR-V’s suspension system tends to have similar problems that other vehicles have, so nothing out of the ordinary. The same can be said for Honda HR-V transmission problems. Like most vehicles, there may be certain cars that have transmission issues, but it doesn’t seem to be a widespread issue.

If you’ve got additional questions about the Honda HR-V, our experts here at GT Automotive are happy to answer them. Or if you’re looking to get your Honda HR-V serviced, give us a call at (385) 217-5491.