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Honda CR-V Key is Hot

stephmeadstephmead Posts: 2
edited April 1 in Honda
I just got my CR-V last week. It's an '02 EX, 69k miles.
There wasn't an owner's manual-have many questions. Is it normal for the key to be very hot after turn off car? Can the differential fluid be changed at 100k instead of 60k? Should I be concerned about the AC compressor going out?I've read that apparently the 02 model goes out frequently. That;s it for now. thanks.

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  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,844
    "I just got my CR-V last week. It's an '02 EX, 69k miles.
    There wasn't an owner's manual-have many questions. Is it normal for the key to be very hot after turn off car? Can the differential fluid be changed at 100k instead of 60k? Should I be concerned about the AC compressor going out?I've read that apparently the 02 model goes out frequently. That;s it for now. thanks. "

    My 2003 key got hot all the time. Not to worry.

    I would change the differential on a RT4WD at 15K, or at the latest 30K. The fluid seems to wear out fast.

    Yup, your A/C may go out. But I wouldn't worry until it happens = there is no preventive maintenance or anything else you can do unless it goes out.
  • wow, 15k or 30k on the differential? I guess I should assume it's never been changed in the previous 69k then? Even the service guy at Honda said 60k, but another mechanic said wait til 100k.

    good thing on the key-figured it wasn't a big deal, but you never know....

    Thanks for replying!

    Steph
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,844
    "wow, 15k or 30k on the differential? I guess I should assume it's never been changed in the previous 69k then? Even the service guy at Honda said 60k, but another mechanic said wait til 100k. "

    Well, that was my personal experience. I started noticing a noise from the rear at about 15K; they changed the fluid and the noise went away. If your vehicle is performing fine and there is no noise or other problem with the rear wheels, maybe yours is different and only needs the 60K (I would definitely go with the Honda recommendations).
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