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#2922 of 6957 Re: 2005 CRV LX 2WD pulls to the right [isellhondas]
by steve royal
May 23, 2005 (4:02 pm)
I believe the majority of the posts over the last few months were re: PTTR and torque steer with '05 2WD models. You have posted multiple times that your familiarity with this particular year and model is limited. (i.e. You wrote: "Someone mentioned this is more of a problem on the 2WD models? In my neck of the woods these don't sell very well...I've probably sold maybe three since 1997. IF THESE DO HAVE A PROBLEM I WOULDN'T KNOW SINCE I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I WAS IN ONE.")
When you continue to generalize about all the CRVs that you have been in, you are misleading the public. If someone that works selling Hondas tells me that they have been in a 'whole bunch' of CRVs and never saw a particular problem, one would assume that they had driven all the models of the current year. However, in your case, this is not true.
Also, I did not say you were not telling the truth, the imagination can play tricks on the best of us. Just as you have written that some posters may imagine problems, you are not immune to the tricks of the imagination. Is it possible that there were problems with CRVs you drove but your imagination got the best of you...and did not let you fully appreciate the empirical world... Steve
#2923 of 6957 Re: Tire replacement choice for CRV [alzy2k5crv]
May 23, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I am looking at the CR-V EX and the Jeep Liberty Sport ffor cummuting. The jeep dealer said if you have a blow out on a CR-V then you will have to replace all 4 tires becasue of the way the AWD operates. Do you have knowledge of this.
#2924 of 6957 Replacement Tires
May 23, 2005 (5:14 pm)
That is not true. The Jeep dealer is making assumptions about the RT4WD system. It works when one wheel is turning faster than another (normally during slippage). If you were riding on two tires of different sizes, then they would be spinning at different speeds and RT4WD would be active 100% of the time. The system is not designed for that and would quickly overheat (or bind up).
What the dealer does not understand is that Honda has built in a tolerance for tire variation. This is actually necessary for making turns, as well. If you replace an older tire with a brand new tire, there will be some variation in diameter because of tread wear. But it's not enough to engage the AWD unit.
The details on this tolerance require quite a bit of background information. Below is a link to how it all works.
varmint, "Honda CR-V Owners: FAQ" #10, 3 Dec 2003 2:17 pm
#2925 of 6957 10,000 Mile Oil Changes?
May 23, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I just picked up my '05 CR-V SE today. Great vehicle! I am wondering about the oil changes. The book says every 10,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first. I have learned over the years that OVERmaintaining vehicles is a waste of time and mone and rarely does the vehicle last any longer than normal maintenance. That being said, I've never had a vehicle that would allow 10,000 mi between changes. Do you think it's safe? What do you folks do?
#2926 of 6957 Re: Difficulty moving gear shift lever [empiesc]
May 23, 2005 (8:23 pm)
My CRV went in for some warranty work--so far the "they" determined the cable is at fault for the shifting problem; and no, I don't use the parking brake in my garage (but always do use it on hills/slopes), unfortunately I won't know if this fixes my problem as the part is on order; as for the AC, they plan to replace the compressor--again, part is on order.
Thankfully Waterloo Honda appears to be a fairly decent dealership... hopefully all of my problems will be fixed before 60,000 km--I'd hate to be paying these bills.
#2927 of 6957 Re: 10,000 Mile Oil Changes? [daryll44]
May 24, 2005 (2:41 am)
I too have an '05 CR-V. I was also surprised with the 10,000 mile oil change interval. I was even more surprised with the 20,000 mile filter interval! Notice that the manual calls for oil changes every 10,000 miles and filter changes every 20,000 miles! Could I have read that wrong?
My CR-V does not meet the criteria for severe use so I decided to follow the recommendations. Sure enough, the maintenance light started blinking at 8,000 miles as a reminder just like the book said.
Should save me a lot of money on oil changes.
#2928 of 6957 Japanese built CR-Vs in the eastern US
May 24, 2005 (2:43 am)
Someone posted a while back that he/she thought that CR-Vs built in Japan were shipped to the western US while CR-Vs built in England were shipped to the eastern US. Just wanted to let you know that I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area and my CR-V was built in Japan.
#2929 of 6957 Re: 2005 CRV LX 2WD pulls to the right [steve royal]
May 24, 2005 (6:17 am)
Spoken like a lawyer...MAN, how I don't miss my corporate life!
It doesn't take "imagination" to determine whether a car pulls or not. It either does or it doesn't.
Still, people read of this, take their CRV out on the road the next time, take their hands off the wheel looking for a problem. It drifts to the right a bit (normal) and they think there is a defect.
And, yeah, I happened to drive a 2WD last week and it didn't have a pull.
I sincerly do hope your problem get's solved.
#2930 of 6957 Re: 2005 CRV LX 2WD pulls to the right [isellhondas]
by steve royal
May 24, 2005 (7:43 am)
Thanks for the good wishes. Looks like we may be down the home stretch. I'll let everyone know how it turns out. Steve
#2931 of 6957 Re: Japanese built CR-Vs in the eastern US [mlouttit]
May 24, 2005 (10:03 am)
I am also in Pittsburgh and just bot a 2005 CR-V Special Edition made in Japan. That being said, my dealer (Valley Honda in Monroeville) had BOTH "Japanese" CR-V vehicles AND "British" CR-V vehicles. Had I not read about that on this board, I doubt I would have ever looked at the factory of origin and thought about it. But after reading all of this, I insisted on a "Japanese" CR-V.