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#191 of 6957 rattling center console
Oct 28, 2002 (6:54 am)
Hello everyone! I was very happy to find this site after I bought my used 1998 LX CRV!! It is my 3rd Honda (one motorcycle and an Accord) and I refuse to buy anything else!
The reason I am checking in today is I have an annoying rattle, which from what I have read in this forum seems to be a problem with many owners. Mine is in the center console where the radio and climate control switches are located. It starts as soon as I get up to speed on the road with a continuous chattering. The only way to stop it is if I press on the top edge of the console hard, when it remains quiet until I let up the pressure, then back to rattle city! The last owner did install an aftermarket Pioneer CD radio after removing the OEM one. Could a not so good installation of that item be my problem? It really does drive me a bit nuts after a while.
I also experienced the brake warning light going on upon start up and remaining on for several miles before it went off again. Made me rather nervous! I called a dealer, and they suggested a new brake fluid resiviour cap. I got one, installed it and the problem was solved. Apparently like others have found it was a sticky float.
My final comment/question is has anybody found good aftermarket seat covers? I am a zookeeper who takes care of birds and is thusly "blessed" unknowingly many times at work by my feathered friends making seat covers a must. I really would appreciate any thoughts on this one too!
#192 of 6957 Burning smell from the engine
Oct 29, 2002 (7:38 am)
I have a 2000 crv ex with 28,000 miles. I recently took the car to Florida and it ran great. Just the other day I stuck in traffic for a good hour. I started to smell a strong burning odor coming from the engine. Once traffic eased and I started to roll again the smell started to subside. There was only a hint of the odor by the time I came home. I check all the fluid levels all are OK. Has anyone else experienced this problem ??
Oct 29, 2002 (3:22 pm)
I have an '02 LX...Mohavie Mist w/ saddle interior.
The interior dash etc. scratches EXTREMELY easily! For ex. every time I release my seat belt and it recoils...it brushes the side pillar and scratches it. The area around my ignition key is also getting beat up!
I've never noticed interior scratches in my cars...what gives? How do I protect it from further damage and how do I "repair" what has already happened?
#194 of 6957 Re:Interior Scratches
Oct 30, 2002 (6:34 am)
sounds like it comes close to how sensitive I am (my husband's comment)
I fond same complains at Japanese message board.
They said the interior of 6 months old car looks like 10 years old.
The other problem, the rear seat gets wet when open the door during raining.
Anyone has same experience?
Oct 30, 2002 (2:39 pm)
I have the same problem too, if is raining and i open any door the interior get wet.
Greetings from sunny Miami.
#197 of 6957 ceifrir- Leak on passenger side
Oct 31, 2002 (8:59 am)
Slow response... new to this board. That leak you described in mes # 160, onto the passenger side floor may be coming from the cowl gasket. Along the bottom of the cowl were it contacts the sheet metal.
Just had that fixed on mine and the Honda mech said he's fix a few 1st gen CR-Vs with the same problem.
Hope this helps.
#198 of 6957 CRV REAL WORLD MPG
Nov 03, 2002 (1:38 pm)
I'am thinking of an 03 crv, would appreciate any feedback on real world mileage from those who own an 02 or 23.
#199 of 6957 CRV REAL WORLD MPG by glb5
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 04, 2002 (7:02 am)
I have 02 CRV ex automatic. I purchased in april, and have just over 10,000 miles. I check mpg on every tank full. My normal commute is 45 miles roundtrip, with about 2/3 of that open interstate. Almost every tankfull is 23.5-24 mpg. Best I've done is on vacation trip, which was around 26 mpg. Worst was 22 mpg. I also had a 98 CRV w/5-speed, and even though different engine/transmission, it has similar aerodynamics. It also did virtually the same, regardless of weather or a/c use. The highway mileage is definitely limited due to the shape of the vehicle, but its very efficient around town, considering the increased power with the new version.
Nov 05, 2002 (4:33 pm)
glb5, kyfdx gave you true milage I can verify his figures. I have a '02 ex since last dec. and his estimate is very close.