Drivers experiencing problems with Honda CRVs are few. This vehicle has been proven highly reliable over the years, and ranks as one of the top three small SUVs in long-term reliability. That said, one problem with the Honda CRV that keeps cropping up is with the transmission. Complaints range from the hesitant up-shifting to premature down shifting. There have been complaints regarding the rear differential. Some reports state that when executing a sharp right or left turn, the vehicle shakes. These point to the differential problems, according to some technicians. Some of what may be assumed as transmission problems could be attributed to the rear differential.