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Honda CR-V Noises and Sounds



  • deckharddeckhard Posts: 1
    I have a four month old 2011 CRV and it has been making this clunking noise for over a month. I took it in to the dealer because it sounds like the front end is coming apart. You can feel the clunk. The dealer "could not duplicate the problem" so I was sent away. It is still doing it but it is intermittent and I cannot seem to make it do it. I called and asked them to just keep the car until they figure out what is wrong with it but "oh, no" they can't do that. I must take them for a drive so that they can hear it while I am there to point out the noise. I explained that it is an unmistakable thunk that you can hear and feel under your feet. Anyone else having this problem? Help?
    Frustrated! :mad:
  • care4all1care4all1 Posts: 1
    yes, I have the same problem with a 2010 crv. I've been complaining about it since I bought the car last year. First I was told there was a rock stuck in the brakes then 3 months later told they couldn't hear anything and there was nothing wrong. about 3 months later for my next oil change I was then told the regular maintenance of getting the brakes calibrated was due. That should have been done over 6 months ago when I first started complaining so I let my husband take care of it from there. It is still under warrantee. The brakes have been grinding and squeeling since the first month I owned it. Every once in a while I would hear this loud clunking and feel it in the floor under my feet. Now it happens quite often but they say they can't find it. Not happy with the dealership right now but I will let you know if they figure anything out.
  • gmackegmacke Posts: 2
    My 2007 Honda CRV is making a rattling noise. Crawled underneath and snapped this photo:
  • gmackegmacke Posts: 2
    edited July 2011
    Can anyone tell me what this is hanging off of my 2007 Honda CRV and how much it will cost?

    Link to Picture here
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,624
    Hard to say... another picture from an angle to the left of that one would help... It looks like part of a heat shield (to shield the bottom of the car from a hot muffler or exhaust pipe).. Sort of looks like half of the piece that is still attached to the right of it..

    Not sure how the heck it got that rusty..


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  • I think it is the heat shield - I had them replaced on my 2001 Honda (both front and back) and those were the first "major" replacements I did on my CRV. I can't really remember what I paid to replace the heat shield on mine, but I think it ran around $300 - unfortunately, it's a needed part.

    Sadly, my 2001 CRV is moving into a new life - my son's. He needs a car before school starts and is inheriting my car. After almost 10 years of owning this one (I bought it used when it was just over a little a year old), I still LOVE it! Since Honda doesn't make them in manual anymore (which is my preference to drive), I'm not getting another one, but at least this one is staying in the family. He's almost 17 and I figure this car should make it through college with him (it has 103,000 miles on it and is incredibly reliable and maintenance free).
  • crvnoisecrvnoise Posts: 2
    Ours is doing this as well. It seems it did it last summer, and we were told it had something to do with the differentials. What did you find out?
  • pamcamppamcamp Posts: 1
    Hi. I have the same problem with my 2007 CRV. It's a creaking sound coming from the area around the driver's side door when I drive at low speeds. If I drive with the door open-no creak. Did you resolve your problem? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • The noise I was hearing was a "whoop" or "chirp" noise rather than a creak. It also was at low speed or no speed at all. However, it appears that replacing the differential fluid corrects the problem. Good luck with yours!
  • It may be the weatherstripping rubbing together. Try lubricating the weatherstripping with silicone spray.
  • I looked all through the postings, but no one seems to be having the issue that I am. I have a 2002 CRV, all wheel drive, with 132,000 miles. This just started last week, but only happens after about 15 minutes of driving. I hear a medium pitch whine, but I don't know where it is coming from. It will stop immediately when I apply the brakes, even if only a slight tap. Then as soon as I take my foot off the brake pedal, the sound is back. This happens at any speed, on the highway or in town, and even when coasting to a stop. Usually, after about 15 minutes the sound begins to waver, gets quieter, and eventually just stops, only to start up again the next time I am in the car. Any ideas? I am getting a little nervous about driving since I have a fairly long commute (45-90 minutes each way) every day.
  • It sounds like it could be a belt? I'd have a mechanic check it out especially if you are planning on a long trip in the near future.
  • I have a 2006 Honda CRV. When I reach speeds around 40-50 mph, it shimmies and shakes. If I give it more gas it will stop. I have had the dealership look into it twice, and they can not fix it. Any ideas? It has also started popping in the front suspension, especially when hitting a bump. I dont know if it is the struts or cv joints. HELP!!!
  • In my view dealership mechanics know very little about finding and diagnosing faults - they rely on the computer to tell them.

    If you are VERY lucky, you may get the group senior technician if they have one, he or she tends to know a bit more than the average Dealership grease monkey.

    My advice would be to find a Honda specialist, not a dealership! Usually a small garage with ageing mechanic who does not have a computer diagnostic system. Look out for loads of Honda's outside!

    Hope you sort it.
  • Hi! I have exactly the same issue - just as you describe.! Did you manage to find out what it is and get it fixed? I cannot get to the bottom of it!

    thanks for any help!
  • No, it still does it, but the good news it has not (Yet) got any worse. I tend to know when it's going to do it now, and lower the revs a bit.

    As I said in my last post, dealers don't have a clue - they seem to wait until something goes bang before they say they know what the problem is. This usually means we get to stand at the side of the road until the tow truck arrives!

    Had a friend look at it, not a specialist, but has lots of experience with cars. Suggests it may be the timing chain occasionally slapping the side of the housing - if this is the case then I'm happy to keep lowering the revs when I know it's going to do it.

  • I'm having the same problem as you are (my post is a couple below yours). My mechanic found that it's the front axles, and it seems that only the Honda axles will help solve the problem. I haven't dished out the money to have it fixed yet, but am considering it. Fortunately I have been told it's not a safety issue.
  • I have 2005 honda crv with the same trouble.... had me going crazy because it made noise even in idle...BUT i caught it... yes it has to do with the a/c system... turn of the a/c and it stops cycling the noise... it the EXPANSION VALVE cycling and its located under the passenger glove compartment. i stil have not attended this problem but i think it because the line has low pressure or is contaminated.... hope this helps
  • Yes..that does help. I still haven't been able to recreate for the dealership. So until I can do that...they said they cant do anything. I will mention the Expansion Valve to them next time I'm in. But I'm considering just trading the car in before the A/C does blow up or something else happens. This car squeaks, makes noises does all sorts of stuff. It only has 52k miles on it too. Piece of crap car. I also have that lovely edition where the gear shift is off the upper dash and makes a clicking noise between 1st and second gear. I did take that in after 1 week and they said that's normal. The click is it locking so you don't accidently hit the gears out of drive when you reach for the radio or A/C unit.'d think they would have redesigned the whole care before production. Idiots.
  • Hi there,
    you are not alone. I have the same problem with my CRV. Took to dealer and couldn't show them the problem on site, it just didn't happened at the dealer.
    I drove my CRV to the mountain put the snow chain and it didn't want to go over 10 MPH instead it make a roaring noise. Last week I drove to Palm Spring Aerial Tram and it make a scary loud roaring / crackeling noise. I took to dealer today and couldn't duplicate the problem. I'm sure this is related to the same problem since I just bought the car, but the dealer say it's nothing to do with the drive train. Let's see if we can find more people that has the same problem and hire a lawyer that specialized in suing the Car manufacturing that selling a Lemon car but doesn't want to responsible for their customer complains.
  • I have a noise that I can't figure out. This only happens once the car is warmed up for about 20 minutes. I will be coming to a slow stop and I hear a squeaky sound when I apply the brakes. It isn't a brake squeak, but more of a rubber squeak. I recently had the rear brakes done and it started soon after that and I only hear it at the rear of the car. It won't happen when going in reverse, only driving forward. And it doesn't happen when I brake hard, only more slow braking coming to a stop sign or light. I have a 2002 CRV with about 135000 miles. I love my CRV but lately it's been having strange sounds. Can anyone help me with this? My mechanic can't figure it out.
  • boconnor1boconnor1 Posts: 2
    Not sure if you have solved this shaking/vibration problem, but I too had the same issue.
    I read another post online about having the transmission fluid changed. I did this and also, just because it was time, had the rear differential changed.
    The Honda folks had been trying to solve the problem, but the CR-V would not
    shake/vibrate for them. I did not tell them why I wanted it changed, I just told
    them to do it. They would have probably argued with me that it would not fix the problem. We had checked tires, axles, etc., but found nothing wrong. After they changed transmission fluid (with Honda fluid always), it has not happened again. They were reluctant to do this if it had not been done previously, since they said it can cause more problems, but luckily it had been done previously. I do endorse honda fluids for these cars, except maybe the oil. Everytime I have gone the cheaper route, it has been a mistake. That included brakes for me, but it could have been a mechanic issue on the brakes.
    Mine is a 2005 ex CRV. The shakes occurred around 40-50 mph and would last about 5-10 seconds. It was not continuous. Started at 85000 miles, and was not solved until around 100,000 miles. The transmission fluid had been changed about 3000 miles before the shaking started, with what might have been non-Honda fluid. An outside mechanic did the work and I am not sure of their technique or what type of fluid they used. From now on, they get to only change the oil and rotate the tires on my "old reliable crv".
  • oei_hansoei_hans Posts: 6
    No I haven't.
    After taking to some others mechanic most of them say my CRV has transmission problem. Inside it has a pump that defective and causing problem to the Transfer case. It cost me a lot of money to fix since Honda doesn't want to responsible. I did a cheap resolution by disassemble the drive shaft. So my CRV is no longer an AWD. The noise is reduced by 90%.
  • I have a 2010 CR-V AWD and it has been making a grinding noise when I turn the key to start-up. It does not happen all the time - but when it does happen, I turn the key back, then immediately turn it again and all is fine, car starts right up. The noise is similar to when you try to start the car when it is already running. Any ideas?
  • I've got a similar if not same squeak or creak coming from my 2012 CRV with only 1500 miles. It happens at only 10 mph or less. It would sound like a typical suspension squeak or maybe even a brake squeak if it were not for the following test that I performed. It definitely is not a grinding or clunking sound. I would hear the sound as I slowly braked to a stop but then even standing still with my foot on the brake, I would occassionally hear the same sound. Then, in a safe area, I took the car out of gear (shifted into neutral) at 15 mph and braked to a stop. NO SQUEAKS WHILE STOPPING IN NEUTRAL! I am going to the dealer next week armed with this info that points directly to the transmission as the culprit but I'm afraid that I'll hear the usual excuses such as "couldn't reproduce", etc. :confuse:
  • This is such a long shot, as I'm replying to a post that's two years old. Yet, your description of what happens with your CRV is Exactly what I'm experiencing with my car now. Same year as yours, fewer miles. Did you ever discover what the noise was? I'm a little nervous to drive the car. I don't expect a reply, but you never know....
  • Make sure replace rear differential fluid every year.
    Check your engine mounting, All 4 of them. Replace if you see the rubber broken. Check the pump inside transmission. Replace if necessary. I did all of those. But you can start with the fluid, engine mounting first since they are cheaper. No need original Honda ( except the fluid ). Autozone has better warranty & cheaper.
  • Since my car is new, under warranty, and has less the 6,000 miles on it, I'm not about to start poking around and changing fluids and parts on my own.

    I took it to the Honda dealer last month. I waited for the shop foreman to come out to the service desk and we went for a little test drive. I told him we won't even have to leave the parking lot. I moved forward to 10 mph and he instantly heard the squeaking. I slowed to a stop and he heard the squeaking again. Now I told him to watch this; after starting out once again, I shifted into neutral and slowed to a stop. No squeaks. I dropped the car off for them to do their own poking around for a few hours.

    When I retured about 4 hours later to pick up the vehicle, the mechanic had been on the phone to the Honda Tech Service line trying to get an answer out of Honda as to how he should proceed. Honda apparently spent a few hours huddled with engineers and their answer was that they don't have a clue. They said there have been a few other reports of this happening and they are still running computer simulations on it. In the meanwhile, I just drive my squeaky car until I hear from them.

    The service manager believes that Honda will eventually authorize replacing the rear differential which is where the squeak seems to be coming from. But he recalled one done last year where the squeak still persisted. Sounds to me like a case of where the transmission and/or TCM does not get along with certain solenoids in the rear differential. Sounds like a $10,000 squeak to me so no wonder Honda is a little slow in coming up with an answer.

    I post any new updates as they happen.
  • I brought it to my mechanic who also had a mechanic friend from another shop look at it- they thought it was the transmission. They told me just keep driving it. I also called Honda, but it would have been expensive for them to start trying to discover what it was. that said, you might want to do that. I have since traded mine in for a santa fe. I didn’t want to sell it to anyone because of the noise and the day I traded it in, it was raining- and on rainy days the noise wasn’t as apparent. ( I know too much info). But my car had over 125 K when I traded it, and the noise was there for thousands of miles so not to worry. hope this helps. peg
  • The mechanic told me that the rear differential fluid in honda crv's must be replaced frequently.
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