A groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally correct this concern.
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1999 Honda CR-V Problems
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.
The rear trailing arm bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement of the bushings.
A leaking cowl (at the base of the windshield) can leak water into the vehicle's cabin. The cowl has to be resealed to stop the leak.
1999 Honda CR-V Recalls (Recent)
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An improperly routed under dash wire harness could be damaged by contact with the brake light switch. This may result in a blown fuse, which can affect critical electrical components. Dealers will install a 70mm protective, corrugated plastic tube over the wire harness.
1999 Honda CR-V Questions and Answers
can I see a fuse panel diagram the taillights keep blowing a fuse
I have a Honda CR-V that just began to squeak when the vehicle is moving. The squeaking is consistent with the moving of the wheels. There is no sound when the wheels are stopped.
99 CR-V recently had the lower ball joint sheered through above the control arm and had shown no significant wear prior. The wheel then went 90 degrees to the left and had severe tire and cv shaft ...
The carpet on the driver's side and rear passenger (behind driver) has become very wet. We have had lots of rain. Has never leaked before. What should I check??
1999 Honda CR-V Reviews
Great car, I got 285K miles on it, no major problems. Let's see an American car do that! Liked it so much I bought a 2005 CRV.
I love my car so much I never want to replace it! I haven't seen anything I want more than my CRV. Hate the "new" CRVs after the 2001 redesign. HORRID! The latest redesign is better but now it looks like a station wagon. The '99 upgrade on HP made it nearly perfect. All I'd like is 6 cyl. but I can live with my light truck. I've always done recommended service on schedule and I've never had one issue. At 10 years I had to have the suspension serviced, but that's it for major work. I love the way it handles like a sportscar, no tipping/leaning issues on sharp curves, I love the sporty look with the rear tire on back (which actually saved me serious frame damage when I was rear-ended at a stoplight), and I adore the picnic table that pulls out at the watertight compartment underneath. I use it often for car camping and it's ideal. There's nothing else as smart and with a good use of space/size on the market these days. Good legroom in back, great cargo area with the seats down, and the unfussy dash and open floor plan are unmatched anywhere.
This CRV is one of the best cars I've ever driven, the safewty ratings are really good also, the most expensive repair other than a tire coming seperated and trashing the side panel, was the air conditioning , replaced the control unit, I kid you not this is an amazing little SUV style get about. Today the paints are oxidizing and I'm going to write the company to see where I can match that color. It's deteriating partially from a body & paint repair shop, and
generally old age, butits also starting to oxidate rather fast.
I leased my 1999 CRV and then bought it at the end of the lease, it is now free and clear. I have not had one single problem in the 10 years i have driven it. It now has 73000 miles. It has never has seen a mechanic for repairs, only maintenance. I will drive until it dies.
bought used in 2004 @ 70,000 miles & no major work required since. Now @ 137,000 miles & still going great. Only front brake pads & 1/2 shaft replaced (at separate times) Ignition problem replaced at 80,000 miles as factory recall; engine quitting at fwy speeds corrected. On 3rd battery! Radiator replaced recently. Electrical getting flakey (?) -- dash clock only fitfully works now & door open warning lights no longer work.