Honda CR-V Problem Report

Honda CR-V Groaning Noise on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown

(91 reports)

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.

noise from rear of car when turning in a tight circle e.g. small round about. I have spoken to several "experienced" Honda mechanics and been advised that there is a breather pipe where water can enter into the oil. the solution is removing oil, flushing and replacing oil. Have not yet had the done, Quoted £95 to £120 -
mainly when backing up or turning sharply; drives and runs great -
groaning sound making right turns -
When making turns I hear the groaning noise. I took it to a mechanic and said he changed it but I still have the noise. What should I do? -
Grinding sound during slow left turn. Especially in pking lots. Go on YouTube or Google for written instructions to see how the fluid change is really an in-the-driveway, DIY job if your handy + $25 for 2 quarts (us) of Honda Trans Fluid at your local mechanic $75 labor. 1. Drain fluid 2. Replace fluid w/ fresh 3. Drive in tight circles for 10 minutes or run for 20 minutes on a lift. 4. Drain fluid 5. Replace with fresh fluid. -
Same problem, Rear shudders while make tight turns. My mechanic told me it was do to inside turn tire having to rotate less than the outside turn tire while making turns. That's what the rear differential is for. Will try changing differential fluid as suggested here. Thanks! -
Same problem, only on sharp turns. -
Same as above -
Also noticed a sort of grinding noise when attempting to make sharper than 90 degree turns. Luckily it sounds like a cheap, quick fix-- working at a mechanic shop should clear the issue up fast! Thanks! -
groaning noise in sharp turns -
I have been complaining for a WHILE about this noise..specifically when making sharp turns and backing up.I even brought it to a honda dealer and told them about the noise and said it felt like the E brake or something..Oh course the sold me 400 dollars worth of brake pads..n told me the rear had a little time..Brought it into a second service station.n they told me honda didn't know what they were talking about my rotors in the rear were shot and I paid 260 dollars for rear brakes n rotors.. YUP two shops that drove it and I explained same noise grinding grumbling on corners and reverse...and now I'm almost a grand in and STILL have the problem..I'm almost AFRAID to let anyone change the fluid now..I don't even trust HONDA experts ! I'm glad I found these complaints..now at LEAST I know what it is.. -
Groaning sound when making sharp left or right turns,changed fluid myself and works like new! Thanks -
Bought my CRV a few months ago.I've noticed a noise and a slight vibration when I make sharp turns, like when I pull into a parking spot. -
Vibrating noise when turning, what can be don to rectify it -
Groaning noise on turns to left. Dealer can't seem to come up with answer. -
Noise when turning. seems to be coming from the rear of the vehicle. -
Corrected with fluid change. Not Cheap! -
Groaning noise when turning was resolved when the differential oil was changed. Everyone should do this at certain intervals or when they hear this noise. Some mechanics I went to weren't aware of this. -
Rear differential fluid needs change -
Groaning Noise on Turning Steering Wheels -
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