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Honda CR-V Maintenance and Repair

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  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,798
    "R-134 is a version of Freon, even though it is not trade marked as such. "

    What I mean was it is not Freon (the gas, not the brand), which has not been used for several years. It is a more environmentally safe non CFC gas, though I cannot remember the name of it right now...
  • try this link, if it doesn't work go to www.helpminc.com and follow the site directions to the Honda service manual link is for 2005 manual

    http://www.helminc.com/helm/Result.asp?Style=&Mfg=AHM&Make=AHM&Model=CRV&Year=2005&Categor- - y=&Keyword=&Module=&mscsid=GFXESUBPNNXK9NRW6K6A9X2X96581XJC
  • sbnsbn Posts: 9
    On very bright days, the rear window of my '05 CR-V LX, with no tinting - either factory or after-market - on the rear window, seems to have almost a checkerboard pattern in the glass.

    Is this to be expected, or does it indicate a problem w/the window &/or the rear defroster? I've had the car for a little under 2 months, & have used the rear defroster a few times but not in several weeks.

    Thanks
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,254
    Are you looking at the glass through polarized sunglasses?

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  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,797
    "R-134 is a version of Freon, even though it is not trade marked as such. "

    What I mean was it is not Freon (the gas, not the brand), which has not been used for several years. It is a more environmentally safe non CFC gas, though I cannot remember the name of it right now...


    R-134 is still a CFC, just a different version of it. I knwo they use propane or ammonia in some countries to fill A/C's with, but not US. R-134 and R-12 (old Freon) are ChloroFlouoroCarbons = CFC.
  • For those with the SE, are you using a leather conditioner on your seats? What brands have you tried, and which one seems to work best?
  • My wife and I have been looking to buy a CRV and we went into a dealership... while test driving the CRV I asked the salesguy if he was aware that alot of CRV owners are complaining about PTTR on their SUVs. Of coarse he wasn't aware that there was a problem. He next statement shocked us. Honda designs their vehicles to have a slight drift to the right for SAFETY reasons. If a driver falls asleep at the wheel, the car will DRIFT to the right side of the roadway and not into oncoming traffic. I asked him to show me that in writing. He didn't produce anything. We went to another dealership and the salesperson said the same thing. Anyone ever hear this from another Honda dealership. This weekend we will visit one more Honda dealership. If I hear this excuse again we will visit a Toyota dealership.
  • For what it's worth, when I bought my '05 CR-V I did have a noticeable PTTR. I contacted the dealer by phone, and they claimed something along the lines that they have instructions from Honda to not adjust the alignment within the first 3000 miles. The reason they gave is that the factory settings for alignment are not the same as the settings they provide to the dealerships, supposedly because the factory settings take into account that the various related parts will settle/wear-into the correct position.

    Of course, if you followed this, by the time you hit 3000 miles you would be outside of the protection from lemon laws in many states. So I wasn't at all comfortable with that answer.

    I was going to take it back to the dealer anyway; but, amazingly, in the following week the PTTR began to fade, first to a slight drift, then faded completely. If I drive on a flat road now, I don't even notice any drift (so if they are designed to drift, mine isn't doing it). If I drive on a crowned road, I tend to drift away from the crown; the right drift is slightly faster than the left drift, but barely.

    I have no idea if the dealer's story on 3000 miles was true, or if I just got lucky (I have about 1000 miles on it now). But at this point, I have no PTTR and I'm happy with my CR-V.

    Oh, and since you mentioned Toyota - I tried to like the RAV4, I really wanted to like it, but the leg room for rear passengers was too small. As a result, the only Toyota I considered was the 4-cyl Highlander - but then the price goes up. I've heard the RAV4 will be noticeably bigger on their revamping, I think in 2007. We'll see what they put together.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,798
    "R-134 is still a CFC, just a different version of it. I knwo they use propane or ammonia in some countries to fill A/C's with, but not US. R-134 and R-12 (old Freon) are ChloroFlouoroCarbons = CFC."

    Interesting, my window sticker indicated non CFC A/C system here in CA...
  • R-134 is still a CFC, just a different version of it.

    Actually, R-134a is an HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) not a CFC (chlorofluorcarbon).

    JM2C
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    i'm sure even isellhondas won't corroborate that line. roads are designed with a high crown in the middle to move water to the sides of the road, and so in the right lane, a slow drift to the right due to road crowning will be natural, but not abrupt.

    show the salesman the multipage TSBs (use next to see the other pages):
    http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Honda/1114758000000_1115622000000_05-022/221.html

    and
    http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Honda/1117782000000_1118386800000_03-004/41.html
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,798
    "R-134 is still a CFC, just a different version of it.

    Actually, R-134a is an HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) not a CFC (chlorofluorcarbon). "

    OK, that makes sense...
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,754
    Since you are new to these forums, you probably haven't read the countless posts on this subject.

    If you were to walk into our store and ask any of our sales people if they were aware of this, the answer would probably be no.

    I have been selling CRV's since they came out in 1997. We have owned two of them. A 2000 and the 2003 we still have. Besides these, I have driven and ridden in, literally, hundreds of them.

    I have NEVER ONCE felt one pull or heard any customer mention it.

    Only in these forums. I have no doubt a small percentage are probably affected but problems get hugely amplified and overblown in forums like this.

    I don't doubt some readers who never noticed a pull to the right, got off their computers and drove down the road with their hands off the wheel looking for a pull!

    ANY car will drift to the right when this is done! Big difference between a "pull" and a "drift".

    Year's ago, I heard the "safety" comment made. I don't know if this is right or wrong but I would never say that to a customer. Today's customers want empiracle data on everything!

    P.S. Toyotas drift to the right too.
  • I have a 2004 CRV. When I back out of the driveway in the morning and then put it in drive there is a loud cracking or poping sound that comes from the frontend.Honda said it was a brake caliper loose and it did seem to go away for awhile after they worked on it.Now it's back again. What is it???
  • If this is not a problem with some CR-Vs, why did Honda bother releasing not one, but two TSBs?
  • For the last four years I've always use a Leather Conditioner made by Turtle WAX on my leather seat not on my CRV in particular because I have only an EX. I tried the one made by MaGuiar and they are so think and leaves a white stuff in all the pin hole on my seat, I tried to apply it twice a year and my leather seat on my 2 MBs are still looking good and smell brand new. :)
  • Ugh Yeah :lemon:
    Take your car back to the dealership and have them check not only the FRONT but the REAR struts. I guarantee you that's what's making the noise. I'm on my 4th trip to the dealership this weekend. I took it in for the Crunching when I backed up, they said Oh we didn't find anything wrong (not to mention at any given time my car decides NOT to START) I took it back in for these same issues car not starting and the crunching ** My front struts were CRACKED** after just under a year of ownership. Needless to say my car still WON'T start at any given time, and my car still crunches when I back up. My CRV is also a 2004. Don't let them bully you into thinking that nothing is wrong. It's about a $1000 dollar job for the struts so I hope for your sake that your car is under warranty. If my problem keeps going i'm pursuing the Lemon Law indefinitely. I'm already in contact with a lawyer. I think it's total CRAP that you pay so much for the car and NOTHING works as it should, especially for being a HONDA. I owned a 2000 Civic for almost 5 yrs and NEVER had the troubles I'm having with my CRV. A girl in my office complex next door has a 2005 CRV her rear struts were BROKEN and she bought hers after mine. So if this gives you any insight into the CRV i hope that you heed my warning and take it in for repairs.
  • How would you know if someone didn't honestly test the PTTR theory!? Regardless all cars have issues at some point but Honda or at least the stuff I've read and the dealership I've dealt with are full of crap.

    I'm on my 4th trip back to the dealership, Oh we don't find anything wrong, I don't know what could cause this or that, Oh here's our southwest alarm guy go talk to him no better yet here's the 800 #. Oh i'm sorry ma'am your front struts are cracked sorry you had to come in 3 TIMES TO DETERMINE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

    And what about the lack of the car starting everything works, radio, windows, lights and says my car is in PARK & IN DRIVE. Yeah and i'm gonna believe some Mo who sells them? Give me a break!
  • hzz1hzz1 Posts: 2
    Hi-new to the forums here,with a new 2005 CRV

    The problem I am having is that when loading my hockey bag into the trunk,the top edge of the rear bumper is getting scratched.It is silver in color and the scratched area looks black.They are visible even when the door is closed.
    Is there anything I can buy to protect it?
  • If this is not a problem with some CR-Vs, why did Honda bother releasing not one, but two TSBs?

    The fact that Honda released two TSBs regarding the drift/pull problem in CR-V, one TSB regarding this problem in Accord, some kind of a newsletter regarding the same problem in several their models (CR-V, Pilot, Accord, ...) plus the fact that dealers often come up with various "justifications" for the drift/pull -- it makes me think that the fraction of CR-Vs, and possibly other Honda cars, that do drift or pull is not that small.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,754
    I never said it wasn't a problem on some CRV's. I only said that I have yet to experience this or hear a customer talk about it.
  • I recently bought a used 99 crv. Once a got it home I notice a loud rubbing sound when I turn it sharply to the rigt or left going forward. No noises are apperant doing the same in reverse. Can someone give me some advise. I am loosing sleep thinking I bought another lemon. Thx
  • sbnsbn Posts: 9
    Yes - & now that you mention it, the 1st time I noticed the rear-window splotches was the day I bought new sunglasses.

    What makes that happen? And do I need to do anything about the window?

    Thanks.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,254
    Somebody that knows more than me can probably explain it... It has something to do with the lines of polarization....

    Try this: While looking at the LCD display on your radio (with sunglasses on), try tilting your head 45 degrees either left or right... One direction, and the display will disappear, and the other direction it will become sharper.... Most automobile LCD displays are done on some sort of 45 degree angle, because otherwise, depending on the polarity of your sunglasses, you might not be able to see it at all.....

    To sum up: Nothing wrong with your glass... You will start noticing it a lot on other cars, now that you have polarized sunglasses...

    regards,
    kyfdx
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  • sil1sil1 Posts: 3
    My car was rust proofed through the dealer at the time of purchase. I was told that they used the "sniffer" and were not able to find a leak. Does this mean that there is no leak? If yes, what happened to the freon. A service person started to explain that they needed to clean the system and add the colour so they had no choice but to empty the freon. When I told him I spoke to Honda Canada, he shut up and directed me to someone else.

    I'm definitely speaking to Honda Canada, if anything, to complain about the poor treatment I got at the dealer.
  • I recently bought a used 99 crv. Once a got it home I notice a loud rubbing sound when I turn it sharply to the rigt or left going forward. No noises are apperant doing the same in reverse. Can someone give me some advise. I am loosing sleep thinking I bought another lemon. Thx

    My old Sentra was making a rubbing sound every time I turned the steering wheel all the way to the left or right when going in reverse. When I looked behind the front wheels, there were marks on the plastic – the tires were rubbing against the plastic parts. Maybe you have something similar.
  • sil1sil1 Posts: 3
    I recently had problems with my brakes and as expected Lombardi Honda was of no help explaining the problem.

    I bought a 2003 CR-V on Nov 2003 and it had 20,000 km (12,500 miles).

    My car was making noise and after the second visit they diagnosed the problem as rusty disk brakes in the rear wheels. They replaced the disk brakes and charged me $130 CAD for new brake pads. When I looked at the brake pads, 3 of the pads were almost brand new and the 4th pad was 99% used. I showed the dealer and told them that this is not normal so there must be something wrong with my back brakes. They told me that they replaced the disks under warranty and so everything is fine now. I told them that rusty discs shouldn't cause this pattern of wear on the pads. There must be something else wrong. I was basically talking to deaf ears.

    Can someone explain why only 1 of my rear brake pads got worn out? Why did it get worn out so quickly? I've yet to replace my front brake pads and I was told that the front brakes do 85% of the breaking.

    Also, I disagreed with being charged for something that needed replacement because of a Honda defect. The dealer told me that brake pads are never under warranty so that is why I was charged.

    I'm concerned that on year 3 + 1 day, the dealer will tell me that I need major work on my brakes.
  • Great forum...I see other drivers have suffered issues with their 2002 model CRV.
    I live in the UK and bought my first CRV a 1997 model which had to have the ignition barrel replaced unser warranty for a stalling issue.After three impressive years of ownership and no problems I upgraded to the 2002 model in Feb 2005....BIG MISTAKE....
    Since purchase I have replaced the alternator ( under warranty), the water pump £285 and now there is a whistling noise from the drivers side wheel arch which my local dealer thinks may be a air con issue althougth air con still works,but after reading these forums I worry it may be the compressor.
    Warranty ran out in April 2005 and so I resorted to complaining to Honda UK customer services twice in Sep 2005 with no reply yet.I have logged an issue with the BBC program watchdog who investigate issues such as car manufacturers responsibilitys.The car is working fine except when staionary in traffic and the whistling starts again.I thought Honda's were bomb proof..obviously not..so sorry Honda I will not buy from you again and I am off to buy a Nissan X-trail
  • I've had this car since it's been new and have not been able to rotate the tires. If the tires are rotated, I get a howling noise when I take my foot OFF the gas when the car reaches about 30 mph and up. I have 37,000 miles on the car and have already gone through one set of tires. Every time I take it to the dealer for service and they forget and rotate the tires, I end up taking it back. The last time after unrotating the tires the car pulled to the left.

    The dealer is mystified and I'm frustrated. Has anyone else had this problem? :confuse:
  • I have a 3 week old CRV2005 with 2000 miles. The shaking and vibrating while it idles is becoming more and more apparent. I feel like I'm sitting in a message chair and the steering wheel is uncomfortable to hold on to. Change rattles...cups shake...my passengers even notice. It doesn't feel "normal" although this is what they (the dealer) tell me it is. While at a full stop the lights dim and brighten several times during a 1 minute stop and the vibration gets worse. It seems to worsen as the engine heats up. No problems of vibration when in motion.What should I do??? Help, Thanks.
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