2012 Honda CR-V Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Honda CR-V

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2012 Honda CR-V Problems

AC Not Blowing Cold

The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resulting in very expensive repairs.

Windshield Washer Inop Due to Front Bumper Impact

Impact to the front bumper can cause the connector on the washer pump to come off and the windshield washers will not work. Depending upon the severity of the impact it could damage the washer motor and bottle.

Harsh Shifting of Automatic Transmission

Some vehicles with an automatic transmission can have an issue with a harsh shift from first to second gear. Honda has released a service bulletin suggesting to flush the transmission using Honda ATF-Z1 and replace the linear solenoid. If that does not cure the problem the fault is internal and the transmission will require replacement or overhaul.

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2012 Honda CR-V Questions

About when do the brakes need replaced (1 answer)

How long do brakes usually last

I have an intermittant fault with the inside switch for the tailgate. (1 answer)

I had the car back at the dealers twice and each time they tried it the tailgate opened.The next day it did not work.

how to perform windshield wiper arm alignment (2 answers)

why can't you answer this question?

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2012 Honda CR-V Recalls

Shifter May Move Without Depressing Brake Pedal

The shift interlock system is designed to prevent the shifter from being moved out of the park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. These vehicles are being recalled because during sub-freezing temperatures, the interlock mechanism may be slow to operate. The could allow the shifter to be moved from the park position when it should not be allowed to do so. As a result the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install an updated shift interlocking mechanism to correct this concern.

Incorrect Tire Information Label

Certain 2012 CR-V LX vehicles were assembled with incorrect values for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, Gross Axle Weight Rating front and rear, tire size, and rim size specified on the tire and wheel information label. A misprinted label could lead to improper vehicle loading. This could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will apply the corrective label to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S62.

The Front Doors May Open Unexpectedly

If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching. If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or during a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced to correct this concern. The Honda recall campaign numbers are S45/S46/S47.

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