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#4141 of 6957 Re: Drivers Side Seat Frame Bent on 2003 CRV [drive62]
Jan 25, 2006 (1:30 pm)
>>Are you sure the seat frame is bent? I know there
>>is a TSB related to a rocking seat. I believe it
>>occurred on '02s and '03s.
Hmm.. there is a TSB for the rocking seat eh? I'll have to go back to the dealer and have them look at it again. The frame is bent comment is what I got from the dealer. Last time I took it in for that, their service dept. apparently took the whole seat apart and said that the frame was bent and all they could do was tighten the screws to try and minimize the rocking. Guy said he'd never seen anything like it before. I'll take it back and have them give it another go.
>>Oh and if the CRV (sic) is the "worst car you've
>>ever had" I'd be curious as to what other vehicles
>>you have "had".
We have had, in order: 1992 Chevrolet Corsica, 1996 Dodge Neon, 1999 Honda Civic, 2000 Nissan Altima, 2003 Honda CRV, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. All new at time of purchase.
Of those I'd definitely rate the CRV as the worst, or at best tied with the Corsica for the worst. I've had a number of problems with the car (including numerous mechanical problems). Its spent more time in the shop than all of my other vehicles combined. I realize lots of folks have good luck with these cars and like them a lot, so it seems I just wound up with a bum vehicle. Nevertheless, I won't be buying another Honda SUV anytime soon.
I loved my civic, which is why I got the CRV in the first place, so its not an anti-Honda bias on my part. I'd buy another Honda car in a heart beat, but that type of vehicle is not practical for either my family situation or the area we currently live in. Needless to say, once the lease is up it will be replaced with either another Pathfinder a Nissan Murano, or the new Mazda cross-over, depending on what the wife wants. We've had great luck with our Nissans and I'm pretty much a solid Nissan guy, at this point, but its going to be her vehicle, so the choice is hers.
Jan 25, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Before you jump ship, you might want to go th the Nissan Problem Forums. No matter what make, some people will have problems or find things to complain about.
Nissan builds great cars too but you could find problems there as well.
The Mazda is a Ford in disguise.
#4143 of 6957 Re: Drivers Side Seat Frame Bent on 2003 CRV [pdkesq]
Jan 25, 2006 (5:39 pm)
"For some reason the underbody/frame of the drivers side seat in my 2003 CRV has become bent so the seat kind of wobbles back and forward"
I had the rocking seat TSB done on my 2003 CR-V about a year ago. Dealer fixed it with one visit.
#4144 of 6957 Re: Drivers Side Seat Frame Bent on 2003 CRV [pdkesq]
Jan 25, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Of those I'd definitely rate the CRV as the worst, or at best tied with the Corsica for the worst.
I, too, had a Corsica...a lovely 1995 V-6. As much as I hated the design of the car, it was one of the most reliable cars I've owned. I got rid of it at 110,000 miles, and never had a major problem with it. It outlasted my Honda Civic, which I had numerous problems with and finally got rid of it at 85,000 miles when the A/C compressor blew (repair would have been $1800). I chalked it up to be one of the few Honda lemons, and now own two Hondas (Pilot and CR-V). I love the Pilot. I've only had the CR-V for 1 month, but like it so far.
#4145 of 6957 Re: Well... [isellhondas]
Jan 25, 2006 (10:59 pm)
>>Nissan builds great cars too but you could find problems
>>there as well.
Yeah I know. But I've had three Nissans and to date have had no problems with any of them. Three of the best cars I've ever owned.
>>The Mazda is a Ford in disguise.
That's actually not true. The new Mazda cross over is, based on what I've read so far, based on the Mazda 6 architecture. Its not really connected to any Ford products, other then that Ford has tried to incorporate the 6 body into some of their own products. But be that as it may, the crossover is getting rave reviews and we'll likely check it out before we make any kind of purchase.
Jan 27, 2006 (6:13 am)
You were talking about the Mazda that is a rebadged Escape.
#4147 of 6957 Re: 2005 Honda CRV EX [jimbres]
Jan 27, 2006 (6:49 am)
No the hood has not been repainted. I live in Northern Virginia. The highway dept. does use salt on the roads in winter, but we have had a relatively mild winter with no more than 3 inches of snow so far.
#4148 of 6957 Re: 2005 Honda CRV EX [lkoss]
Jan 27, 2006 (9:38 am)
Does anyone have paint issues with their CRV? I have paint coming off the hood with rust underneath?
Look closer, you probably have paint chips that were not tended to in time. Get a bottle of touch up paint, clean and fix the ones that are not peeling yet.
#4149 of 6957 Re: I thought... [isellhondas]
Jan 27, 2006 (4:14 pm)
>>You were talking about the Mazda that is a
Umm.. actually I wasn't. If you read my previous post I said the new Mazda crossover. This vehicle is called the CX-7, and it neither looks like nor is anyway related to the Ford Escape. You can check it out here to verify: http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=upcomingCX7
#4150 of 6957 WHATS GOING ON HEAR?
Jan 27, 2006 (11:23 pm)
Hello folks,took my 2006AWD CRV in again yesterday after having the alignment done at only 700 mls, car still pulls bad and this time the car only has 2000 mls.Went for a test drive with the honda mechanic, and he found that the car has a pull, he reccomanded cross rotate tires, and so they did.After that i went for a test drive with the service manager(he drove)as he was driving he was constantly correcting the direction of the vehicle!!
As we were driving and i was noticing the problem still there(he of course denied it), I asked him what my options where, if i cant get the problem fixed is there a chance of a rebuy.(BIG MISTAKE I MADE)
From being the nicest guy in the world , he transformed like HULK and started to get really smart with me, so the conversation ended.In otherwords he said that he found no problem with my car!
Now i am going to quote you all in on what he wrote on the first workorder invoise.
"WE INSPECTED CAR FOR PULL TO THE RIGHT.WE CHEKED AND FOUND THAT THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR AT THIS TIME. WE SPOKE TO THE CUSTOMER AND TOLD HIM THAT THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR BUT IF HE WOULD LIKE WE CAN CROSS ROTATE THE TIRES. THE CUSTOMER SAID THAT WHAT EVER WE WANTED TO DO WOULD BE FINE. WE CROSS ROTATED THE TIRES AND TEST DROVE TO FIND NO FURTHER PROBLEMS AGAIN .THANK YOU FOR COMING IN TODAY."
I must confess when i read it , that time it was me who turned in to the HULK!!It took me 3 hours and a thret to call the police and|or a lawer and the intire management team to finaly have them put in writing what really accurd .
Now I will quote to you all the second workorder invoice from that same exact day.
"CUTORMER STATES CAR PULLS TO THE RIGHT, WE INSPECTED TO FIND CAR HAS PULL TO THE RIGHT,WE CROSS ROTATED TIRES. CUSTORMER HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF CAR AND IS STILL NOT HAPPY. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN TODAY."
At that point i still had the first workorder in my pocket oviosly not sighed but in my posetion ,and good for me they forgot about it.Only when I had the "realistic"one in my hand i reminded them about it.By the look on there faces it seemed like they wanted to remove it from my posetion with force, so i immediatly exited the office where there was other custormers.They even followed me to my car trying to convince me to give it back, i got in my car and took off.
I am new in this country and dont know how the sistem works, and dont know what step to take now.
If anybody has any idea or experience in these cases please, I am open for all sugestions.
and also fill free to contact me at dariellvolcano.net
PS. PLEASE BARE WITH MY POOR ENGLISH