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Honda CR-V Tires Wheels and Sensors



  • varusunvarusun Posts: 3
    I got Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring few months back and they are excellent tires. The road noise is reduced significantly and ride is better and smooth. The mpg I am getting is about 26 for mix city and highway around 60~40.
  • isles1isles1 Posts: 110
    Took to dealer last weekend and they reset the system. All has been okay since. Dealer tried to chalk it up to the use of an assessory 12V outlet (he said he has seen it before???). Then I advised of the improper prep of the car (tires overinflated by 15lb). Tech then said the (!) would have gone on if overinflated, which I believe is not correct...(!) is only for underinflation.
  • jt144jt144 Posts: 1
    I had the same thing. I took delivery and didn't make it home (19 miles) when the TPMS light came on. Checked the tires and they were 43 psi. Wrote the salesman an email he had the service manager call me. I lowered the pressure to 30 psi and the light stayed on had to go back to the dealer to have them correct the problem. I was told the reason for the high pressure which is usually 60 psi is so that the cars do not bounce on the trailer trucks when they are delivered. When I looked at the prep sheets you can see that someone just went through the pages putting check marks on each item.
  • I want to replace the tires on my 2010 CRV. I want tires that are quieter than what came on it originally. Any suggestions?
  • ndmike88ndmike88 Posts: 154
    What brand came on the CR-V? FWIW I have found that Michelin has given me the quietest ride and the best mileage. They are not cheap but they have always worked out well for me.
  • Continental Contact 4x4
  • phenkephenke Posts: 1
    I was told that if just 1 tire needs replacement, and it is an AWD CRV, that you need to replace ALL 4 tires, if the tire depth is over 1/2 gone ( 13/32 new.. 6/32 used )... REALLY ? thanks
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 785
    Let's put it like this: If I were a tire dealer, I'd want to do 4, because if the drivetrain gets screwed up, I wouldn't want to be responsible for it.

    Now if YOU are willing to take the risk, then just take the tire and wheel off the vehicle and I'm sure any tire shop would be happy to sell you a tire - but then YOU would be responsible if something bad happens.
  • Well, this has been an ongoing battle with Honda service departments over the years. Both CRV's on the door say 26, as does the Accord. All of them take tires that are max psi at 44. Why and how is a tire that is literally half-inflated safe? When we got tires replaced, at a Les Schwab, they recommended 34. At a Discount Tire, it depended who you talked to but the last guy, a manager, said 36. I've had one Honda service manager tell me 26 is too low. But only one. The rest just follow the door information.

    We don't run any of these tires at 26psi. The handling, braking, everything is just awful. The cars don't even go downhill well! We run 32 to 34 psi and find that range provides the best handling. We don't deflate tires for comfort and I'm suspicious that that is what Honda has done.

    For what it's worth. I have to make sure everytime the service department doesn't deflate the tires. Most of them think I'm crazy but hey, over the last six years, I haven't had a Les Schwab to run by and get them re-inflated. One place we took the cars to, no matter what you told them, they let air out of the tires. It was automatic to run by Schwab to get them back up to where they handled worth a darn. You might think a tire company who puts thousands of tires on these cars might know a thing or two?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,983
    edited September 2012
    Tires are stamped with the maximum allowable pressure. That has nothing to do with the requirements of the vehicle you put them on.

    The auto manufacturer has lots of engineers and they talk to the tire engineers. The psi number on the placard on the door pillar isn't pulled out of thin air. Everything is a compromise but ignoring the number on the placard generally means you aren't getting the performance out of the vehicle that you paid for. (TireRack).
  • I didn't like my CR-Vs at 26 psi, either... no argument from me about that..

    But, as Steve noted.... the max PSI has nothing to do with what psi you should be running..

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  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 785
    First, I hope you realize you were replying to a 3 year old post.

    Second, just as steve said, this has been carefully considered by the vehicle engineers. It's not something just pulled out of the air, so characterizing it as unsafe is just plain wrong. Don't believe me? Calculate the load carrying capacity of the tire. It's way over the vehicle capacity (GAWR).

    If you don't like the feel, that's a whole different issue. I prefer a crisper feel, but that's just me. Some folks prefer a soft ride, but that's them.
  • First, I said:
    " All of them take tires that are max psi at 44."
    So I know that it's the max psi and you don't run a tire at that and that load will affect what psi you run at because I've hauled horse trailers with a truck and dealt with tongue weight and all that. So please, I DO GET what max psi is.

    I also said:
    "We don't run any of these tires at 26psi. The handling, braking, everything is just awful. The cars don't even go downhill well! We run 32 to 34 psi and find that range provides the best handling."

    If the engineers are so good at what they do, and if they are not calling for 26psi on a 44psi tire just to make the ride softer, then why the above? We have had one CRV for nine years, another for six, and the Accord for five. Every single time the psi is run down to 26, they become slugs on the road, cornering is not safe, IMHO, and braking is better too, at a higher psi, believe it or not.

    But, if you believe the 26psi is not intended to make the car ride softer, because, let's face it, ride has never been the up side of a CRV, then I'd like to know what running a tire at half psi does to the stability of the sidewall, in a car where I'd think that would be a crucial issue. They all handle like an SUV, they are never going to be like a Civic or the Accord and we drive accordingly. But of the three drivers in the household, everyone has the same issue with the low psi.
    Yes, I know this is a three-year old thread. But if I'd trying to start a new thread on it, it would have been removed and I'd have been sent here anyway.

    Please, if anyone knows, why/can/should you run a tire at literally half the max psi?

    Why would people with years of experience across the spectrum of cars and servicing tires recommend 32-36?

    I really do want to know because I like to learn and don't assume maufacturers always do what's best.

  • g40txg40tx Posts: 4
    Just need some advice to all. I owned the 2012 CRV LX, and would like to upgrade to 17 inch wheel offered on Honda accessories. Can I upgrade to the 17 inch without affecting the odometer accurate reading?
    Thanks in advance.
  • misty13misty13 Posts: 8
    edited April 2013
    I bought a new 2013 CRV in the fall. When my husband put snow tires on himself a month later, the alert sign came on for low tire pressure.These were snowtires we bought from the dealer during the car purchase, and they were through Tirerack.
    I took it into the dealer we bought it from, wasted an hour and a half and they were unable to fix the problem. Seemed clueless. I took it to another dealer, and they fixed the problem but I had to pay for it. NOw, my husband has put the regular tires back on ( that came with the car) and a week later, the TPMS light is on..Tire pressure is okay. I called the GOOD dealer to make an appointment and was told this appointment would not be covered under warranty because it came from my husband changing the tires.
    DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Do I have to pay $100 twice a year to get the sensor light fixed? ( Although maybe it was fifty something dollars.. I think they ended up lowering the initial quote )
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 785
    There is a procedure to program the computer in your vehicle to sense the tire pressure sensor in the wheel. This needs to be done every time your change tires.

    You can do this yourself (if you have the right tools) or you can have the dealer do this. If you take it to the dealer, it is NOT covered by warranty because the vehicle was delivered to you fully functional and the change to make it non-functional was neither caused by the dealer nor by the vehicle manufacturer.
  • misty13misty13 Posts: 8
    OKay..One other question. The TPMS light did not come on for a full week after the tires were changed. Does this make sense?
    Now I am wondering where to look for instructions to program it. And do you know what tools would be needed? Maybe my husband can do it..
  • misty13misty13 Posts: 8

    I have been studying youtube videos about TPMS reset. Is there just one tool that is needed, in addition to the laptop computer? I found the ATEQ Quickset TPMS reset tool and the Wheelrite Tech 400.. Neither was specific to the 2013 CRV, but maybe they would work. Then I found some other tools on amazon with different brand names.
    Am I on the right track? Is there one that you recommend?
    Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction. ( My husband was going about this insisting that it must be covered by warranty).
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 785
    Your owners manual should have instructions about how to reprogram the TPMS system.
  • mac134mac134 Posts: 9
    My 2012 EX-L has the Continental Cross Contact tires I think. The car has always been noisy out on the road and now at 11000 miles it seems to be getting worse. Am I the only one to have noise problems with the Conti's?
    I'm looking at Michelin Defenders now. Has anyone done this swap?
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