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2001 - 2006 Honda CR-Vs



  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Could be they forgot to install the extra coat hook for the '03 model. =)
  • robmarchrobmarch Posts: 482
    which valve?
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Exhaust. Cyl # 4 is the only specific one I've seen listed.
  • Have been doing a little research into this valve problem. Talked to a couple of my mechanics, along with a couple of Honda Service people. Both gave me the same answer,which was also my theory. But before I post any theorys, I would like to hear from a few people that are having these problems, and where you are located.
  • Could it be something that causes the "Check Engine" light to come on? Isn't that something relating to a failed O2 sensor?
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Back when the '02 model was first introduced, there was a problem with the emissions software. Under very specific conditions, the O2 sensor would register a false error and the check engine light would come on. Honda corrected that a while back (May, I think).

    Is that what you were thinking of?
  • theracoon, the bike shops did mention going the trailer hitch route, but it's more expensive for me since I don't have a hitch installed already. However, it might be the only way for me to go since they movved the spare in so close to the windshield in 2002.
  • robmarchrobmarch Posts: 482
    the only info I have seen is regarding the previous generation CRV's, not the current gen. The engine is new, do you guys think the valve problem migrated over to the new engine?
  • I doubt that a problem that specific would appear on two completely different engines.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    This is one of the problems with internet-based research. You have to look really closely to see what is actually happening. In some threads only one person has reported the problem, but a dozen others reply with advice, concerns, or simply statements of disbelief. Some just reported symptoms that were similar to those of the valve issue, but not actual valve problems. It makes it look like a hotter topic than it really is.

    To date, I am aware of three owners who have documented similar valve issues at relatively low mileage. Certainly, these people and others may have a real problem. I've counted several more who have symptoms that sound similar, but have not been linked specifically to valves. I haven't bothered with the posts from people who are just flabbergasted by the subject.

    I'm hoping that folks here will take advantage of the request mentioned a few posts back and list their specific problem and experience (not speculations). Then we can compare it with the information that poster appears to have from his sources. I know that the CR-V Engineer responsible for designing fixes surfs/lurks this and other CR-V threads.
  • What Varmint said.

  • icvciicvci Posts: 1,031
    Well, if the CR-V engineer fixit guy is lurking, why my V is stuck in CA? What's the skinny? The hold up? The scoop? I want my V!!!

    Thank you, I am waiting patiently...sort of.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    You got that information from a dealer, right?

    What do we say about trusting dealers? =)

    To answer your question about our engineer friend, he is only an engineer. Not superman. He is responsible for designing fixes for problems. That does not mean he can completely understand the problem and fix it in 10 seconds flat. He works with service records, not rumors. If anything, reading these boards (with many people reporting variations on problems), may only confuse the true issue. That's why I hope people will stop speculating and stick to the facts.

    Furthermore, he and Honda are not solely responsible for the time it takes to implement changes. Using the O2 sensor problem as an example... Changes to emissions software have to be approved by the US gov't before they can be put into use. Hello red tape. Would you be happy if they provided new valve adjustments which only made the problem worse? They need time to test it. Then there is simply the business of retooling the factories which make the parts and logistical factors.

    Bottom line: It's complicated.

    BTW, isn't your's an '03 model? The valve issue is for the 97-01 engines. (See how screwy these rumors can get?)
  • crv139crv139 Posts: 41
    has anyone purchase the honda extended warranty,and had to use any of the services? I can purchase for a 7yr /75000 mile policy for $750 is it worth it.
  • i have test driven 2 crv with 4 wd drive. At hwy speeds i hear a wheering noise coming from the vicinity of the back seat. Anyone know what may be the cause of this.
  • robmarchrobmarch Posts: 482
    could be the drive shaft going to the rear wheels. I notice a faint sound in mine too. It doesn't bother me, though.
  • icvciicvci Posts: 1,031
    My V is in. Putting on the cladding (wife proofing) and front splash guards. It'll be in my driveway Monday evening.

    My local Honda dealer isn't open on Saturdays! I just don't get the logic in that. Personally, I think they should maintain showroom hours of 9-5 and stay opened on the weekends. I think that would work better than 9-9.
  • jtn46jtn46 Posts: 13
    Still waiting on mine, I'm in the window they gave me now, and getting nervous. Dealers here in New England are usually open until 8pm during the week, and do a 9-5 on Saturdays, and some even open on Sundays until about noon.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It may make you feel better to vent, but you'll get results quicker if you call the Honda 800 number and maybe register your issue with the NHTSA on-line. They need to document the problem to be able to address it.

    Extended warranties can be worth it when you consider that you also get roadside assistance, a free loaner for service, and red carpet treatment from the dealer.

    No matter how reliable the brand, one major repair and it's paid for. My Escort's A/C was $700 to fix (condensor). Our 626's wheel bearing was more than $800.

  • They tell me on the 2002 when the defrost mode was selected the air conditioner came on, so when you went to floor heat mode you had to shut the air off. Our 2003 the air conditioner light does not come on when in defrost mode. They tell me they have changed this in the 2003. Would like to hear what the rest of you CR-V owners, are finding with your units. Thanks!!
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