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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Models:

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Honda CR-V Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Worn door lock tumblers can cause the door lock to be sticky or not work at all. The lock has to be removed and the tumblers need to be replaced for this issue.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Honda CR-V Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 13, 2002

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The front seat anchorage nut strength is insufficient due to improper installation of the nuts. In the event of a crash, the seat anchorage would not withstand the force and the front seat occupants would not be restrained properly. Telephone calls were made to both owners and the vehicles have been replaced.

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Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2003

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Metal particles in the key cylinder body could interfere with the interlock lever operation, which makes it possible to remove the key from the ignition without shifting into "Park." This may cause the vehicle to roll away. Dealers will inspect and test ignition switches for contamination interference and repair them if necessary.

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Electrical & Lights, November 4, 1999

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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.

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Honda CR-V Questions and Answers

tor, 1997 Honda CR-V, Overland Park, KS

The A/C does not cool. Had it recharged in Spring 2007 but that didn't seem to make much difference at the time and absolutely no cooling now. What is wrong?

debohon, 1997 Honda CR-V, Tewksbury, MA

When my car engine is cold usually in the mornings, the automatic transmission idle before it changes to the next gear in other words it race change

debohon, 1997 Honda CR-V, Wilkes Barre, PA

how do i check my car transmission fluid level?

debohon, 1997 Honda CR-V, Wilkes Barre, PA

which spark plugs is best to use in my car to get maximum performance and remain fuel efficent ?

debohon, 1997 Honda CR-V, Tewksbury, MA

I always use denso Q20 spark plugs and for the first time two days ago my car was throttling like it is missing, when the plugs were taken out they were black and the air screw was black and the ex...

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Honda CR-V Reviews

I've had three CR-v's wrecked one owned five total but it still drove good. Took it in for warranty service repairs but the service manger said it was AOK. I don't trust the Honda mechanics they don.t know much about troubling shooting and repair they think the test equipment is good. I just found out a recall is no my CR*v trans problems recall R89 in Aug 11 2011 here it is 2014 .

My 2002 cr-v is up to 274,000 miles and runs like new. Great dependable all purpose vehicle. Highly recommended!

My 2006 CRV air conditioning is out. Compressor cost around $1400 to fix. Also I have to constantly replace headlights

Silverjack 3 is my 3rd Honda CRV. Ya' like it, ya' stick with it. My 2001 started having issues (2 of my 4 cylinders died). I got 1 repaired, but was driving on 3 cylinders). I wrote to HONDA and they sent me $$$$ to pay half the cost. GREAT customer service. So I got 2006 CRV. Unfortunately, an unlicensed driver (a Dodge Ram P/up)with bald tires, hit us head on on a rain slick road. Silverjack 2 was sturdy although she was totaled (I hadn't made the 1st payment!). Anyway, she gave that Dodge Ram something to think about!! Don't think Silverjack1 would have held up as well.
Anyway, back to Silverjack3. First there was an issue with the rear vibrating on turns. Something about differential fluid. Fixed the problem. She's well over 100,000 and never had brakes replaced (yeah for down-shifting in a 5 speed). My son switched me to synthetic oil cause I'm broke all the time, and I did notice that when I'm low (about out) of oil, the oil light doesn't come on. Instead the 'check engine' 'explanation mark' and 'vsa' lights on. Just a heads up for anyone who switches oil!!
Other than the recall on the power windows, I love my CRV!

bad electrical problem. dealer won't fix. says can run up to $3000.00 to get problem fixed. fuse to interior lights and rear wipers keeps blowing. so no interior lights or rear wipers working.