Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

One of those details is understanding the Honda CR-V’s transmission fluid capacity and type.

This blog post will discuss what type of transmission fluid to use and how much fluid your vehicle needs. Keep reading to learn more!

Transmission fluids Honda CR-V requires:

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

Transmission (gear)Fluid TypeCapacity
5-speed SBXM AWD Manual transmissionHonda MTF3.6 pints (1.8 US Quarts) 1.7 liters
5-speed SKH FWD Manual transmissionHonda MTF1.8 US qt. (1.5 Imp. qt)
M4TA (4WD) 4-speed Automatic transmissionHonda Genuine ATF-Z1Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7L)
Total Fill 6.2 quarts (5.9L)
MDLA (FWD) 4-speed Automatic transmissionHonda Genuine ATF-Z1Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7L)
Total Fill 6.2 quarts (5.9L)
MDMA 4-speed Automatic transmissionHonda Genuine ATF-Z13.1 US qt (2.6 Imp qt)
MDLA 4-speed Automatic transmissionHonda Genuine ATF-Z12.9 US qt (2.3 Imp qt)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

Transmission (gear)Fluid CapacityFluid Type
MKZA (4WD) 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 7.6 quarts (7.2 liters)
Initial Fill 3.3 quarts (3.1 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
GPPA (4WD) 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 7.6 quarts (7.2 liters)
Initial Fill 3.3 quarts (3.1 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
GPLA (FWD) 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 6.9 quarts (6.5 liters)
Initial Fill 3.1 quarts (2.9 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
MKYA (FWD) 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 6.9 quarts (6.5 liters)
Initial Fill 3.1 quarts (2.9 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
PSA4 5-speed Manual transmission1.9 liters (4 pints)Honda Manual Transmission Fluid, P/N 08798-9031

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

Transmission (gear)Fluid CapacityFluid Type
5-speed Manual transmission2.6 US qt. (2.3 pints)Honda Manual Transmission Fluid
2007-2009 2WD 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 7.4 quarts (7 liters)
Initial Fill 2.7 quarts (2.6 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
2007-2009 4WD 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 7.6 quarts (7.2 liters)
Initial Fill 2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
2010-2011 2WD 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 6.7 quarts (6.35 liters)
Initial Fill 2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1
2010-2011 4WD 5-speed Automatic transmissionTotal Fill 7.4 quarts (7 liters)
Initial Fill 2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)
Honda Genuine ATF-Z1

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

TransmissionFluid CapacityFluid Type
2WD CVTInitial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)Honda HCF-2
2WD Automatic TransmissionInitial Fill 2.3 quarts (2.2 liters)Honda ATF DW-1
AWD CVTInitial Fill 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters)Honda HCF-2
AWD Automatic TransmissionInitial Fill 2.7 quarts (2.6 liters)Honda ATF DW-1

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity

TransmissionFluid CapacityFluid Type
2WD CVTInitial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)Honda HCF-2
AWD CVTInitial Fill 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters)Honda HCF-2

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.

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 you’re in for a rough ride when it fails.

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

Honda CR-V Transmission Models

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

  • 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 – A failed friction element like a clutch disc can trigger this trouble code.
  • P0720 – Failed Input Speed Sensor or Output Speed Sensor – A bad speed sensor on the transmission causes this trouble code.
  • P0730 – Incorrect Gear Ratio – Several problems, including a fault in the transmission control module, dirty transmission fluid, or a bad transmission solenoid, could cause this issue.
  • 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 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 (costly) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

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3 thoughts on “Honda CR-V Transmission Fluid Capacity”

  1. 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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