Excessive vibration when idling. Dealer very helpful but unable to fix problem. Contacted Honda who assigned a area manager to my case. Not really interested, other than claiming that Honda is aware of that problem in the 2015 and 2016 models. Claimed that they made upgrades to the 2017 model by beefing up the fuel system and a few minor upgrades to the engine mounts. Upgrades not retroactive to the previous models. Also had electrical problems. Replaced battery at 3000 miles. Engine cut out on two occasions when coming to a stop at a traffic light. Dealer finally isolated problem to brake sensor incorrectly adjusted at the factory. No problems since then.
I have owned/leased 4 Honda CRVs and my current 2016 has been disappointing. I have had electrical issues such as 1) bad alternator , 2) bad battery, 3) faulty alarms; and two of the 70,000 mile tires failing at 45,000. The navigation system is difficult to use (I love the Waze app that is user friendly) and get lost frequently. The radio system is also poor. The Honda service personnel are outstanding and very pleasant, professional and proficient; whereas the Honda salesman disappear when there is an issue and/or when you request consideration due to your current experiences and being a long term customer.
I believe the interior of the 2017 CRV has changed. In this model year I still find the instrumentation to be awkward. Other than that I like the vehicle. Economical, reliable and the AWD really does plow through a good amount of snow.