Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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#6948 of 6957 Nothing wrong with Honda brakes
Sep 11, 2013 (1:37 pm)
I've had a 1990 accord that went well over 120,000 miles before it needed a brake job and presently own a 2004 accord with 70,000+ miles and original brakes working fine. Invariably it's people who drive with a heavy foot, who hurry up to slow down whose brakes wear out prematurely. Of course, they deny they drive that way but needing to replace your brakes after only a few years tells a different story.
#6949 of 6957 Re: 2011 CRV rear end noise turning [mcdermott]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 11, 2013 (3:20 pm)
You can find that TSB at BBBind.com for free (you do have to register). This link may even work (pdf file).
#6950 of 6957 09 CRV AWD- oil viscosity
Sep 25, 2013 (7:00 am)
Hello all! I have a question. Is it ok for me switch oil from 5w-30 to 5w-20 in the winter? It is thinner and lighter oil and easy to start in cold temp. Just my thought. Please let me know your inputs. Thanks
#6951 of 6957 Re: 2014 brand new LX windshield streaks [gimmestdtranny]
Sep 28, 2013 (9:33 am)
I didn't know windshields can be different. I'm replacing it through dealer so assume its the original Honda glass. Dealer doesn't have own glass department. Local glass specialists work with dealers. I can't tell if its a 3rd party inferior quality or original and if i ask i know service dept won't tell me the truth. Dealers always lie. My original glass has a bar code in lower left corner. That's all i can see. There's no extended warranty on after-install defects in case something fails after 3yrs/36,000mi due to installation.
My car has more scratches in plastic now then when i first bought it. Seems like air is too abrasive for this type of plastic. My E had much better quality scratch resistant interior and exterior plastic.
#6952 of 6957 Re: 2014 brand new LX windshield streaks [guest2011]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:38 am)
I definitely agree with you regarding the quality of the interior and exterior plastic of the CR-V. I have the 2012 CR-V. I have previously owned 1988 and 2000 Accords and the quality of the interior and exterior of both vehicles seem to have been better than my current CR-V. To hopefully help prolong the finish of my CR-V, I am waxing and applying protectant to the interior every 3 months which is something I should not have to do. But, I don't want to take any chances because I try to keep my vehicles for a minimum of 10-years and I like keeping the appearance looking like new.
To clean my windshield and windows, I purchased a better quality microfiber towel. It seems to help but I can't seem to get them looking as well as I would like. I will clean them in my garage but once I am in the sunlight, I can see all of the streaks that I hate to see. I now have just decided to live with it.
#6953 of 6957 Re: 2014 brand new LX windshield streaks [snuke]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:59 am)
I've used Armor All on my E exterior plastic which was very tough and scratch resistant. Don't like to use chemicals inside the car and don't know of anything on the marker that protects plastic from scratches. I didn't have any scratches in the rear until yesterday when i had a passenger who had a wrist watch on the left hand. Now i have 2 scratches in the door handle. I'm going back to the dealer for windshield replacement and will look at EX if it has better quality interior.
Try youtube for glass cleaning tips
One glass expert gave me wool pads that they use and recommended regular turtle wax. Some tips are so good i wish i had my old car to try them.
Oct 02, 2013 (7:22 pm)
I just bought the car a few days ago.
Anybody had an issue with this model ??
#6955 of 6957 Still loving my 1999 CRV I bought new
Oct 21, 2013 (3:37 pm)
It has 360,000km on it (over 200,000miles). Never any problems. The exterior and interior still looks great and is still a great vehicle to drive. This must be some sort of a record, but, believe it or not I am still using the brake pads that came with the CRV from the dealer!! Now mind you it is a manual transmission model and I usually anticipate intersections and role to a stop and gear down to slow down.
#6956 of 6957 Re: 2013 AWD LX [cuyseco]
Oct 21, 2013 (4:11 pm)
no mechanical problems but built quality is meh. it's a ~$25,000 people will always find something, as one service mngr told me. Reminded me when i bought a POS $22,000 chrysler many years ago and service mngr told me same thing. Imagine what BMW, Mercedes, Audio service managers tell their customers. Its a $50-100,000+ dollar car.... if it was a $1,000,000 lambo or bentley or rolls or whatever then we can have expectations. Horrible. For the money we should have expectations and accept nothing but perfection. I used to be a honda fan. Not anymore.
#6957 of 6957 Re: Honda CR-V - 2006 - Bad Front Axles at 53,000 miles [MrShift@Edmunds]
Nov 14, 2013 (1:28 pm)
have the same issue, was told by Honda that it may be the driveshaft. they diagnose this by removing the shaft and driving the car (can be dome with front wheel vehicles.) If the shimmy is still present they will remove axles, one at a time, to see which one it is. Honda uses a donor car to use parts before proceeding.