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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2009 Honda CR-V
2009 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.
On certain models a faulty windshield wiper motor can cause the wipers not to turn off or not park properly. The wiper motor needs to be replaced to address this issue.
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.
Use of incorrect oil in the rear differential on AWD models will cause a "chattering" sound and vibration on turns. Use only Honda-approved differential oil.
2009 Honda CR-V Recalls (Recent)
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Certain driving styles can result in a broken outer race of the secondary shaft bearing inside the automatic transmission. A broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the Check Engine Light to turn on, and contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing to occur. This could result in a short circuit, causing the engine to stall. Also, pieces of the outer race or ball bearing may become lodged in the parking pawl, resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the shifter in the Park position. Dealers will update the transmission control module software to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is R89.
2009 Honda CR-V Questions and Answers
I have just stupidly signed off on a brand new Honda CRV 2009. Apparently the plastic cover has melted a the ar sat uner the rays of the strong tropical sun and it seems to have melted into the car...
I just recently purchased a Honda CRV. And it appears that on both of them the locks a car doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong? Gordie
we purchased brand new from dealer lot in june 2009. at 15k mile scheduled service maintenance both rear tires were worn down LR down to 2/32 and RR down to 1/32. front tires were good at both 5/32...
I hear a knocking sound coming from front of car every now and then. Lasts about 15-20 seconds. Sometimes happens when driving and sometimes when stopped. Air conditioning is on when it happens.
2009 Honda CR-V Reviews
After 43k of driving this car this is what we are seeing. The transmission is shifting hard and we are told it could be the torque converter pump bearings going out. It wants to stall or lag ( bog) in traffic. If you dont have the warranty you will pay out the wazoo to get any software upgrades to the car. Apparently ther are a number of software upgrades out there. A gotcha that really makes me mad. Dealers are not in the fix anything business unless you force them to. Good luck. What has happened to Honda?
traded a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer for a NEW 2009 Honda CRV at deadline of clunkers program. I love the style but rear visibility suffers, you really have to be diligent when backing. I find it hard to read the indicators on the dash. The door locks and window controls are non-intuitive and drive me to distraction. Car has high a level of road noise,. poor acceleration especially in traffic,. power. is so low it shifts down two gears to maintain speed on a hill. The drive by wire is awful and feels like a turbo charger lag when trying to pass. sound system is great but can't hear it at highway speeds. Engine has a ticking sound dealer says he can't hear it.( I use only mobile 1) Service light came on, cost over $200 to change rear axle fluid (not covered). There is a busing or shock noise in the front suspension, dealer was very cavalier about concerns. I drive thoughtfully for maximum mileage yet get a dissapointing 27 MPG (actually as advertised) over all. (23-24 in town).I easily got 24 MPG with the V-8 Mercury mountaineer SUV. The CRV brakes are outstandingly good. the car is solid, stable and predictable on the road. Over all I'm satisfied with the car.
we purchased our crv in june 2009 brand new through the cash for clunkers program. bryan honda is excellent dealership to deal with. the service dept. is exceptional good after the sale to make an all around wonderful company to do business with. the vehicle is so far doing good . the only problem is premature wearing of the bridgestone tires originally installed. at 15k mile scheduled maintenance had to replace 2 rear tires!! one was worn down to 1/32 and the other down to 2/32. Unfortunately tires on new vehicles are not handled through the dealership but through firestone. we are beginning a litigation warranty battle with them but probably to no avail.