Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

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Your Honda CR-V is a versatile, safe and powerful SUV that provides you and your family with quality transportation. Your transmission is part of that power component, and when it fails, you’re in for a rough ride.

You can’t drive without a working transmission. When it starts malfunctioning, you don’t switch gears smoothly and often burn your CR-V’s transmission fluid.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Honda CR-V transmission fluid capacity

Transmission (gear) Gear type Capacity
5-speed SBXM AWD Manual 3.6 pints (1.8 US Quarts)
5-speed SKH FWD Manual 1.8 US qt. (1.5 Imp. qt)
MDMA 4-speed Automatic 3.1 US qt (2.6 Imp qt)
MDLA 4-speed Automatic 2.9 US qt (2.3 Imp qt)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Honda CR-V transmission oil capacity

Transmission (gear) Gear type Capacity
5-speed Manual 2.0 US qt
4-speed Automatic 3.1 US qt
5-speed Automatic 3.3 US qt

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Honda CR-V gear fluid capacity

Transmission (gear) Gear type Capacity
5-speed Automatic 2.6 US qt.

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Honda CR-V

Transmission (gear) WD type Capacity
Honda HCF-2 2WD models 3.9 US qt (3.7 ℓ)
Honda HCF-2 4WD models 4.5 US qt (4.3 ℓ)
9-speed CVT

2017 2018 2019 2020 Honda CR-V transmission fluid capacity

Transmission (gear) WD type Capacity
Honda HCF-2 2WD models 3.9 US qt
Honda HCF-2 4WD models 4.5 US qt (4.3 L)

The Honda CR-V was equipped with various variants of the H5 transmission, including the B5SA, MCVA, MRVA, MZJA, MDLA, MKYA, MKZA, BZHA, MZHA, GPPA and M4TA.  But they aren’t without their problems though.

Honda CR-V Transmission Models

1999 – 2013 Honda CR-V: MZHA, MCVA, B5SA, BZHA, MRVA, MZJA, GPPA, MKZA, MDLA, MKYA and M4TA Transmission.

What are the DTC codes related to Honda CR-V transmission problems?

  • P0766 – Failed Shift Solenoid D – This DTC can be stored when there is a problem with a shift solenoid or the valve body.
  • P2703 – Failed Friction Element D – This trouble code can be triggered by a failed friction element like a clutch disc.
  • P0720 – Failed Input Speed Sensor or Output Speed Sensor – This trouble code is caused by a bad speed sensor on the transmission.
  • P0730 – Incorrect Gear Ratio – This issue could be caused by a number of problems, including a fault in the transmission control module, dirty transmission fluid, or a bad transmission solenoid.
  • P0657 – Voltage Problem in the ‘A’ Circuit – This transmission problem is often caused by a short, or bad ground on the PCM or PCM wiring harness.
  • P0700 – Malfunction in the transmission control system – This DTC is often triggered when there is a problem with the TCM, a wiring harness, a solenoid, or the valve body.
  • P0715 – Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Malfunction – This code typically gets stored when the input sensor cannot read the engine RPM, which can prevent the transmission from appropriately shifting gears.
  • P0717 – Input/Turbine Speed Sensor No Signal – This trouble code is generated when the PCM does not get a signal from the input speed sensor, which will prevent the computer from being able to determine when the transmission needs to shift.
  • P0791 – Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor ‘A’ Circuit – This error can occur when there is a problem with the intermediate shaft speed sensor, most likely due to a bad sensor, wiring problem, or a failed shift solenoid.
  • P0793 – Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal – The computer will generate this DTC when it cannot communicate with the intermediate shaft speed sensor.

Common Problems with the Honda CR-V Transmission

  • Lack of Response
  • Leaking Fluid
  • Low Fluid
  • Burning Smell
  • Grinding or Shaking
  • Whining, Clunking or Humming
  • Refuses to Go Into Gear
  • Torque Converter Issues
  • Valve Body Issues
  • Transmission Noisy in Neutral
  • Gears Slipping
  • No 3rd or 4th Gear
  • No 1st or 2nd Gear
  • No Reverse
  • Dragging Clutch
  • Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Honda CR-V can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms.

You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem that could damage something else.

Last update on 2021-01-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Thomas Buck

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2 thoughts on “Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

  1. Precious info

    Thank you guys! Quite just what I was looking for.

  2. high

    I have a new to “me” 2007 Honda CRV with fwd. I plan to drop the automatic transmission drain pan, replace the filter & gasket, and use a towel to clean the pan and magnet. How much oil should I expect to need?

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