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Honda CR-V Manufactured Where?

j_phj_ph Posts: 19
edited December 2013 in Honda
It seems that all the cars on the lots in NJ are from Japan, wasn't Ohio supposed to be producing CR-Vs by now? or are they tooling up for the 08's?
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  • allenuscallenusc Posts: 1
    I was told by a local dealer that the new 2007 CR-V will be manufactured and imported from China, instead of the 2006 CR-V that's from Japan.

    Can anyone verify this?
  • Since CR-Vs have been manufactured in China for the China market for several years, odds are the 2007 will be also. However I would be very surprised if it was exported from China to the U.S. in its first year. Particularly since Honda is planning CR-V production at one of their plants in Ohio.

    Sounds like your dealer is trying to move those 06's.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    I was told by a local dealer that the new 2007 CR-V will be manufactured and imported from China, instead of the 2006 CR-V that's from Japan.

    Can anyone verify this?


    2007 CR-V will be made in Ohio, USA. Tell that dealer to learn about the product he sells.
  • spindspind Posts: 5
    The production of the CR-Vs has not started in the Ohio plant as of yet, this is slatted to begin with the production of 2007s. I recently wrote a term paper on Honda and I spoke with the head of Public Relations at the Ohio plant. From the information that I gathered from Honda, the CR-Vs that are shipped to the U.S. come from either Japan or the U.K. The CR-Vs that are produced in China are not built for or shipped to the U.S.

    It does sound as though the dealership you visited does not have any idea where the U.S. Hondas are manufactured. The easiest way to know is by looking at the invoice sticker or the sticker inside the driver’s side door. The invoice sticker is more specific, as it shows the U.S. Parts Content, Major Source of Foreign Parts Content, and the Final Assembly Point.
  • marig0107marig0107 Posts: 92
    our sticker said Japan for everything...engine, car built and so forth. I just hope that no matter where production happens, we don't see any changes in their superb quality of product nor do we see greater pricers on those sticker :)
  • harvey44harvey44 Posts: 178
    Japan thank goodness. On the other hand our 06 Civic made in North America - is junk. Terrible assembly quality. Rattles, loose cheap plastic. Always try to buy Japanese made Hondas.
  • esteezeesteeze Posts: 102
    ... and it's been a pretty good car. No rattles/squeeks, etc. after 52K miles.

    Those brits in Swinden, North Yorkshire earned a few pints for that one.
  • marig0107marig0107 Posts: 92
    really? Man, that scares me. Eventually we want to buy a small car for dh to get rid of junk caravan. We thought Honda. Guess we will pay particular attention to those stickers.

    Do you think Honda might split into factions of buyers, those only looking for Japanese made products? Or if they oncorporate parts from here and over there, will they lose loyal customers and have sales falter? That worries me.

    Even toyota is now building a plant down south.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,100
    Gee... Honda has been building Accords, Civics, Acura TLs and motorcycles in Ohio for over 20 years...

    And.. somehow, they still have a reputation for reliable cars... ;)

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  • crvme3crvme3 Posts: 140
    Do you think Honda might split into factions of buyers, those only looking for Japanese made products? Or if they oncorporate parts from here and over there, will they lose loyal customers and have sales falter? That worries me.

    Our 2000 Civic was built in Canada... It has been a great reliable car for 7 years now! just my 2 cents.
  • marig0107marig0107 Posts: 92
    Gee... Honda has been building Accords, Civics, Acura TLs and motorcycles in Ohio for over 20 years...

    And.. somehow, they still have a reputation for reliable cars...


    well, that's a relief! I have become quite wary of products after the caravan. Funny thing is we have a dodge shadow, about 15 years old and it is amazing. Van was newer obviously, and I would not trust it. Think my teen will inherit the shadow now.

    Guess only time will tell about the reliability of products and the production of parts! Fingers crossed! ;)
  • harvey44harvey44 Posts: 178
    I hope I am wrong. I've now had six hondas - counting the Civic. (Civic was the first made outside of Japan). It's great not too have to do any comparison shopping. Just buy whatever honda suits my needs. Hope that will continue.

    Also I'm sure that reliability won't be an issue. It's just the rattles etc. My wife could care less, but it bugs me.

    FYI - all this we didn't notice until we go home - scratched roof, cracked rear speaker deck, popping off pillar plastic, various noises when going over bumps.

    Again - hope this was just one bad car.

    M
  • nav46nav46 Posts: 8
    What if the vin starts with the #5? where is it made?
  • esteezeesteeze Posts: 102
    What if the vin starts with the #5? where is it made?

    Mine starts with a "5", and I know it was made in Swinden, UK. I'm not sure if all 5's are necessarily from that facility, though.
  • sky23213sky23213 Posts: 296
    I think it's S, not 5.
    S is for cars manufactured in the UK.
  • nyjaimnyjaim Posts: 5
    A VIN # that begins with a 5 is made in the United States.
  • mine was 100% japan from sayama saitama
  • Mine was manufactured in Japan. My dealer said all the 2007's in the USA were 100% manufactured in Japan.
  • mine had Japan. DH went into long explanation of vin # and how it's coded by country code. So he just had to check and he said yep, Japan, Well DUH, my sticker said that :P
  • just purchased an ex 4wd here in the usa. this one was made in mexico. if you look at the vin# the first digit is country of origin. (1 is usa, 2 is canada and 3 is mexico) i'm not sure of the digits used for other countries, or if your countries vin# are the same as vehicles made for the usa.
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    I thought all vin numbers began with a letter. J is for Japan, where most if not all '07 CRVs were manufactured.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,100
    North American made vehicle VINs start with a number..

    On CR-Vs,

    J = Japan

    S = Swindon (England)

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  • I bought a CRV EX over the weekend. Its VIN starts with 3CZ

    I figure it is made in Mexico.

    Most VIN decoder websites dont even list what CZ is about? May be a new manufacturing site in Mexico? I did read an article that indicated that the Ohio plant is shipping CDK (complete knockdown kits) to Mexico to be assembled there.

    I was not mindful of that going in to buy the car but on looking online, people seem skeptical about this. I turned down the extended warranty.

    I believe I can still enroll in one of the extended warranties as the vehicle nears its 3/36K limit.

    Any cause for worry? It sort of put a damper on my excitement at owning a brand new vehicle.
  • this should not put any damper on your new car experience. it is still a honda and should have the usual honda quality.
  • rotyroty Posts: 1
    so by now there should be some info regarding the crvs made in North America vs the reliability that we expect from the previous Japanese models.
    This is not hopefully going to effect the durability of HONDA. I hope to find some more information regarding this issue as I am looking at the CRV EXL and was a little surprised by the North American made tag.
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    so by now there should be some info regarding the crvs made in North America vs the reliability that we expect from the previous Japanese models.
    This is not hopefully going to effect the durability of HONDA. I hope to find some more information regarding this issue as I am looking at the CRV EXL and was a little surprised by the North American made tag.


    khm, khm, Honda has been building cars in the US since 1982. You can tell by looking at the 1st digit in the VIN number. 1=US, 2=Canada, 3=Mexico?, J=Japan, S=UK.
  • I just looked at 2013 CRVs and one was made in Mexico. That is OK, but what is NOT, is that it was the exact same price as one made in the USA. Labor in Mexico is a fraction of US labor, so it should be much cheaper, in the Thousands of dollars. I will NOT buy a HONDA made in Mexico! Hope you wont either!
  • snukesnuke Posts: 81
    So, are you saying you will not buy a CR-V made in Mexico because you feel that if the CR-V's made in the USA are the same price as those made in Mexico, then the buyer is being over charged for the CR-V made in Mexico? My question to you is, do you know how much Honda is paying for the labor in Mexico or are you making an assumption that the labor is cheaper in Mexico strictly because that is the way it has normally been?
  • godeacsgodeacs Posts: 481
    Agreed! No CR-V made/assembled in Mexico!!!!! Nothing good comes from there..... ;)
  • sly1973sly1973 Posts: 1
    I still have the "sticker" page with details on my Honda CR-V which was purchased in October of 2012. It states that 65% of the parts were made in U.S./Canada; 20% in Japan & final assembly was done in El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico. Country of Origin: Japan; Transmission USA.
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