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#3290 of 6957 Re: Ignition Coil [aehalz]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:16 am)
Hey, all you 2000 CR-V owners. Has your CR-V started to stall, run roughly, even with low mileage? Does the dealer give you all sorts of solutions to the problem except the real one?? Just had an experience in the Nevada desert, miles from nowhere. Engine started running roughly, check engine light came on, then would not idle at all and would not start (car has only 45,000 miles). After some investigation and the help of a Honda mechanic with 20 years of experience found out that 1999-2001 CR-V engines were manufactured with very TIGHT cylinders and that they needed to be adjusted after the first 35-40,000 miles, not the suggested 105,000 miles. Unfortunately for me, had to have the cylinder heads replaced. I did make a deal with American Honda for 25% of the total cost as the car was out of warranty but also found out that the dealer did not have to pay for any of the parts needed for the repair and that American Honda picked up all of the cost. This is the biggest repair scam on the books. Jason Banks at American Honda Customer Service says "Honda has to make some profit on this, don't we?" , even though this is a manufacturing defect. Then he said that I should have purchased the extended warranty and when I asked why do I need a warranty when this type of maintenance wasn't even suggested for 105,000 miles? Didn't have an answer. If there is anyone out there who has had to have the cylinder heads replaced on their CR-V before 105,000 miles, take American Honda to task or take them to court. The courts do not look favorably upon auto manufacturers who have built-in repairs that happen just after the warranty expires, trust me. I've had success with the courts when it comes to this matter.
More persistent people got the whole thing covered by Honda, even out of warranty and at 90,000 miles. Honda knows about the manual "defect" and is willing to cover these repairs on case by case basis.
#3291 of 6957 Re: 02 CR-V Compressor [madriver]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:18 am)
Thanks to all of you for discussion compressor problems - mine literally blew up this morning. I have a 2000 with 78K miles on it. A mechanic friend is going to replace it for me so I'll get a good deal, but now I'll make sure he gives me a bill so I can push back on Honda for at least a partial compensation.
IF you want Honda to cover it, take it to the dealer, then call Honda corporate and be persistent. They have covered other people. How much they cover will depend on your negotiating skills.
#3292 of 6957 Re: Dead Battery - How to Reset Audio System [rigg]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:24 am)
We purchased a 2000 CRV SE within the past 2 months and the battery wend dead yesterday. After replacing it I found out that the audio system doesn't work (CD,/tape/radio) and the keyless entry also doesn't work. I read the owner's manual to find out that I need a special 5-digit security "code" that came with the vehicle (new). I've contacted the dealership where we purchased the CRV about the card. The manual also says I need the serial number of the audio system. Do any of you know where this serial number is - will it require removing the CD,/tape/radio system to find this number?? Thanks! George
I don't think keyless entry is related to the battery. 1996-1998 Honda Civic EX had the keyless entry in the stock radio. Honda stopped that practice in 1999.
You options to get the code are:
1) Contact the original selling dealer, sometimes they maintan a database based on the VIN number.
2) Contact the original owner, they may still have the card.
3) Look in the owner's manual, if the previous owner read it, there is a spot to record the security code.
4) Open the glove box and look for a sticker on the sides, or in the fuse compartment. Sometimes dealerships place a second sticker there, for when the techs work on the cars.
5) You will have to remove the radio and get the serial number off the back of it. Give it to your dealer, they will provide you with the security code for FREE, with proff of ownership. The removal of the radio on Gen 1 is a very involved process and requires tearing the whole center console apart. The instructions are available on the net, HandA, this site sponsor has them.
#3293 of 6957 Re: 2005 CRV SE - Weird problem [blueiedgod]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:34 am)
Thanks blueiedgod! It was a radiator hose not sealed well. Was in and out in about two hours. AparentlyI missed the fact about the blue antifreeze, usually read your, varmint's and kfdyx's post very thouroughly before I ask. But thanks again for your time!
#3294 of 6957 Re: 98 CR-V EX clunking noise [blueiedgod]
Aug 17, 2005 (7:02 am)
Or what's even worse is when they buy a full-size SUV that gets 9 miles to the gallon and has 4WD capability (you need a ladder to get into these things, I know because my brother has one, however, he DOES go offroading with it all the time since he's an avid hunter and also uses it for some pretty heavy duty hauling) and use it to drive to work and back. At that point you know it's a status thing ...
#3295 of 6957 Different keyless entry question
Aug 17, 2005 (7:20 am)
I have a 97 CR-V and am having problems with my keyless entry. I have to press the unlock button about 7 times before the door opens. I changed the battery on the key ring about a week ago, but the problem is worse than before. What's my next course of action?
#3296 of 6957 Re: 02 CR-V Compressor [madriver]
Aug 17, 2005 (7:50 am)
When my 02 compressor blew up( I have a piece of it in my pocket for "show and tell")dealer told me out of warranty $3000- independent shop said $1300. American Honda Co. orig. said they would pay independent shop but I would have to sign a release-no further claims, no parts warranty. Later said they would only pay for the compressor & labor to install just it. Asked twice for them to send release so I could review- I never got it. Their word apparently is not good enough to put in writing to you- they would rather keep things confused. Offer now is get fixed at dealer where AHC cost is about $1600 and I pay 50% of that. They also paid for dealer diagnosis/estimate. While I expect items to wear out I do not expect them to explode. I also understand depreciation/betterment- but a new compressor in a used car does not add any value to it. I was advised if I were a better customer AHC may have paid more- and I was accused of being untruthful and threatening a rep.(i did not)- but that is their opinion.
#3297 of 6957 Re: Different keyless entry question [butterda]
Aug 17, 2005 (9:14 am)
Do you hear the door click when you hit the button? Mine started doing that a couple years ago on my '99 CRV. The problem is the latch mechanism on the driver's door is worn out. I have to open mine either with the key or from the inside of the car with my hand.
#3298 of 6957 Purchaed 2002 CR-V 1 week.
Aug 17, 2005 (9:28 am)
Purchased 2002 CR-V one week today. The next day the light in the shifter squares, in the D went out. It is certified. Dealer telling me I have to pay $100.00 to replace light. Is this true? Also i only got one key, will I have to pay for another key? i am not familiar with rules on certified used cars.
#3299 of 6957 Re: 02 CR-V Compressor [epm1]
Aug 17, 2005 (10:37 am)
AHC just replaced my tranny (that had 75,000 miles on it) in my 98 CRV - luckily it was still under warranty, but they aren't giving me an extension warranty on the new tranny, so basically they're only guaranteeing it for a month. Sounds very similar to your experience. They don't back their product like they used to. Very sad, and I've been driving Hondas for about 20 years ...