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Honda CR-V Recalls and TSBs



  • garywigarywi Posts: 54
    My 07 AWD is doing something wierd. We have speed bumps in our parking lot. If I hit one a bit too fast, after the rear wheel hits it and comes down on the other side, I hear a bunch of noise from the rear diff. Is this consistent with problems you are seeing?
  • crvme3crvme3 Posts: 140
    gariwi, The rear diff. issue as it has been explained to me is a grinding/crunching noise coming from rear of vehicle at low speeds in tight turns (ie: parking lot making tight circles right or left) Have you experienced this? Your complaint as you indicated suggests more of a suspension concern in relation with the up & down of the wheel. Hope this was of some help.
  • happcamhappcam Posts: 3
    First of all, thank you to all of the posters here. What a HUGE help!!!

    Long story short I took my car in for one noise and they told me that they didn't hear that but that they found that the rear diff oil needed to be swapped out. I mentioned that I read about a service alert and thought my problem sounded very similar. My service advisor said that he never heard of such a thing and that this normally doesn't occur until 30,000 miles or so, but hey "a car has a lot of parts and anything can go wrong with any of them." I looked on the Honda service bulletin and my vin is beyond the range listed. Only help the service advisor could give me was the Honda America phone #. 2 questions: 1) What damage does bad oil do to your car? I've had this noise a while and thought it was something else. Nervous there was perm damage done. Any insight? 2) Anyone else out there that has this problem and isn't listed in the VINs of the service bulletin?

    What a headache for a new car! I would think you'd deal with this on a used car, but a new one... learned my lesson about buying a new model I guess!
  • marig0107marig0107 Posts: 92
    Honda has finally issued a TSB on the rear differential issue:

    Applies to: 2007 CR-V – From VIN JHLRE4...7C000001 thru JHLRE4...7C035374

    So somehow, all of the dealer talk of just a handful of units affected, ended up being over 35k of them.

    okay, took me awhile to check on this. I think I may have missed the posting. But it looks like my VIN # falls just past this so hopefully we are okay. I have not noticed anything with my car. And usually I am not a daily driver. However, since we bought in the spring and all the year end activities with the kids and daily summer swim lessons, I have been driving way more than usual so I would think I'd have seen something by now.
  • gwingeegwingee Posts: 54
    It happened AGAIN. Honda already replaced the starter and something with the gear shifter he thought it might be, and they reprogrammed the keys. This is getting ridiculous for a brand new vehicle. I am so tired of this turning the key and dead...turn again and it starts right up. It did it 2x 2 weeks ago and now today did it again. This has been AFTER they supposedly fixed it. If I could just know what it is so they can fix it once and for all. I already paid the vehicle off and I don't want to trade in for another car and lose money. This is not right.
  • dtstofdtstof Posts: 61
    Air bag light. Here is how my light works. If I start the car, and nothing is in the seat, it is lit for a brief period of time(OFF), then it goes out. If I put an object on the seat, and it is under the pound rating, it comes on.
    If the object is over the pound limit it doesn't come on. So it senses any weight and comes on if there is any weight on the seat below the weight of the small child, it stays on. At least that's what I've noticed. 2007 EXLx2.
  • gwingeegwingee Posts: 54
    I have the same vehicle as you..the airbag light is finally ok. But, today again..I get in car...turn the key...DEAD..turn again...starts up.

    What is the killswitch in the vehicle..the service mgr said there is one in the CRV and you have to turn the key all the way to start it or it wont start? I do turn it all the way, but I am still having this problem intermittently where it wont start on the first turn of the key
  • lzclzc Posts: 483
    When you say it won't start on the first turn of the key, do you mean the engine won't even turnover or that it turns but doesn't start?

    This may have nothing to do with your problem, but my 2007 CR-V will not start as quickly as my previous car ('98 Accord). When I do a quick turn of the key, it doesn't start. When I hold it a second longer it starts without a problem.

    Is the starter motor a little underpowered? Possibly. It doesn't seem to turn the engine over as fast as other cars I've owned. Maybe they wanted to save a little weight or money.

    Now that I've adjusted to the difference, it starts fine. Good luck.
  • gwingeegwingee Posts: 54
    When I turn the key..the engine does not even attempt to is just DEAD...then I turn the key back and try again and it starts right up. What makes me nervous, is the other poster who had this problem and then one day it just did not start at all and she had to get towed.
  • gwingeegwingee Posts: 54
    what happened with your CRV...did they ever finally fix the starter issue and what was it???
  • fnamowiczfnamowicz Posts: 191
    How soon? is the recall.
  • dewaltdakotadewaltdakota Posts: 364
    There is no recall. This thread was started, regarding the rear differential issue on 2007 CR-V's. Honda has since issued a TSB, which covers the affected vehicles.
  • teamtboteamtbo Posts: 78
    Is there one site that provides all the Honda Service Bulletins for a certain model and year? For example, 2007 CR-V? For the Toyota TSBs, I found all of them at but every site I see for Honda, either don't list any of them or just a few.

    I am thinking about buying a 2007 Honda CR-V but don't want to until I see the known issues....I wish I would have done this same thing before buying my 2007 Camry XLE V6!!

    I would REALLY appreciate your feedback!
  • gwingeegwingee Posts: 54
    Dont know the answer to your question..but am wondering what was wrong with your Camry??? 2007?
  • Hi,

    My 2004 crv does the same thing, did you find out what the problem is, I contacted the dealer and they informed me to bring it in. What also happens with my crv, the "D"- Drive on the transmission shifter flashes.
  • no they still do not know what it does it every few clockwork. I HATE this vehicle
  • my Camry was 10 yrs old...1997...was time for a new car..should have gotten another Camry.
  • I just took my crv in and they replaced my battery. Ill let you know if this is the problem
  • Please do let me know if this was your problem. You have the same thing, the dead start..then it starts? I hope it is the battery..that would be so great to know and get it fixed once and for all. This has been going on for 6 months now. What dealership do you use? I know my service guy will want to know that.
  • ITs not the battery, just took it to Piazza Honda in Philadelphia. They car just died again yesterday. I called them to let them know. They are calling Honda technical to see if they know the problem. Ill keep you informed. My email address is

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