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Honda CR-V Recalls and TSBs

If you are experiencing noise from the rear differential when turning, especially u-turns then you could have one of the many '07 CRVS that was sent with bad differential fluid from japan. Honda corporation is replacing the rear differential in all those vehicles. make sure to contact your local service place or honda corporation themselves to get your name on the list. Don't just think it will go away and years down the road you will have a screwed up car with no warranty!!!


  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247

    Do you have a link for that announcement?
  • There is no official announcement yet but the honda corporation is calling people they can identify on the honda link. I got my call last week. A lot of dealerships apparently know about it as well.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247

    Obviously it is TBA, to avoid too much publicity before they have a chance to contact as many as they can.
  • drive62drive62 Posts: 637
    Would recall be the right word? If it's a safety issue I suppose so. It may not be ideal to launch a new model with some problems, although I'm not making excuses, bad fluid isn't the worst thing that has ever happened. When the 2G CR-V came out they had to tow some vehicles back because of a seatbelt problem IIRC. Now that's a safety issue.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Nothing is "officially" a recall until the government gathers enough information, hard data, either from their own investigations, or information provided by the manufacturers. ;)
  • ledaleda Posts: 2
    After reading your message I took my new CRV out for a spin in the parking lot doing tight circles (my wife has been driving it and hadn't mentioned any problems). I think I have the problem you are describing. There is a binding/vibration noise of moderate intensity coming from the rear axle that doesn't sound good. The noise will be reproduced with just 90 degree turns for a 10 seconds or so then goes away when I drive straight for a little bit. I have contacted service at my dealer and have an appointment next week. This problem is not something they have heard about.
  • Well i'm glad i could help some people out, just have the service department call honda corporation cause i had it there twice before they called and found out that was what was wrong with it. good luck!!
  • Yeah the guy who called used the term loosely, its more of contact and bring it in to get fixed. You know they don't want their CRAVE campaign to turn into CRAP campaign. ;)
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    Toyota seems to do "campaigns" instead of "recalls" too:

    Toyota FJ Cruiser Recall - Special Service Campaign 60D


    Toyota Prius Recall - Special Service Campaign "60C" Steering Shaft Assembly issue

    Reminds me of the old saw that domestic cars get repaired while imports get maintenance. :shades:

    Need help navigating? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247

    Well, the verbiage is a legal necessity. As I posted, only the government, in the United States, can implement a recall, either with information supplied by their own tests, or data submitted by the manufacturers, at their own request. ;)
  • I also have the same problem. The dealership isn't aware of it though. Also, I received no communication from Honda. I called Honda America with my concerns. They said they didn't know anything about it. I assume they will replace the differential, but I don't see an extended warranty in the works.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Try checking back with the Service Manager of your dealership, another dealership, and calling US Honda again.... ;)
  • Interesting. I would say make sure you are registered on the honda link and just keep calling back. Especially having the service department call directly to honda america. They replaced my differential two weeks ago. Sometimes you just have to keep bugging them in order to get something to happen.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Exactly so. Always remember that with Service Writers the overturn is big. They may well know little of nothing about mechanical matters..... ;)
  • richk6richk6 Posts: 87
    My dealer told me that Honda notified them about the differential noise problem, even though Honda America denied any knowledge of it when I called them.

    The service tech said they are waiting for the "official" fix from Honda and have two other 07 V's besides mine on the repair list.
  • For those that are or have experienced the differential issue (wrong/bad fluid, resulting in repair), could you post your VIN, so we can idea of the range of vehicles affected by this?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Posting a VIN in a public forum, is problematic, BJ, same as posting your Social Security or home address.... :shades:
  • Really? How so (the VIN part, not the SSN or address)?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    In some localties, not most, depending on the database accessed, it will return personal information about the driver and/or purchaser, such as home address, etc.

    Posting such information publicly, it depends on who sees it, and what access they have....or their hacking abilities. A 14 year old can routinely hack most DMV databases without any trouble whatsoever. ;)
  • bitobito Posts: 5

    I'm looking at a CR-V as a possible purchase. I've asked 2 local dealers if they knew about the differential issue and if they had a manufacturing date when the problem was corrected, so cars manufactured after that time were not affected. Neither dealer knew about nor acknowledged there was an issue. Does anyone have any updated information? Thanks.
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