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#604 of 6928 New Recall for 2002 CR-V?
Nov 03, 2003 (1:19 pm)
Honda Recalls 651,809 Vehicles
The Daily Auto Insider
Monday, November 3, 2003
Honda is recalling about 652,000 cars, minivans and sport-utilities to fix an ignition-system flaw that may cause the vehicles to roll after they've been stopped and the keys removed, Bloomberg News reported, citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects 1997 to 1999 Acura sedans, 1998 and 1999 Accord sedans, 1999 Odyssey minivans and 2002 CR-V sport-utilities.
NHTSA said that metal particles in the key cylinders may interfere with a device that's supposed to prevent the key from being removed if the vehicle isn't in "park."
Honda plans to notify CR-V owners in December of the recall and owners of other models from January, a company spokesman said. The company will replace the ignition key assembly if it's found to be worn after an inspection. Meanwhile, Honda is advising customers to set the parking brake after removing the key from the ignition.
#605 of 6928 Honda CRV Timing Belt
Nov 03, 2003 (1:33 pm)
I have a '97 Honda CRV. It's a good car except for a transmission problem I had in the first few months that I had it. All was resolved when an engineer from the Honda manufacturing plant came to look at it. Anyway, I had a new timing belt put in by a local Honda dealership about 15 months ago. Upon inspection by an independent Honda shop, when they pulled the case, it appeared that the timing belt had shifted to the right and was actually rubbing/grooving the casing thereby causing a gash in the casing and fraying of the timing belt. The Honda dealership is going to probably fight me on this saying that their warranty has expired 12 months/12K. I drive around for a living and put on about 3000 per month. However, my first timing belt was changed around 115K. Has this happened to anyone else? I don't want to drop more money on a 6 yr old car but it runs really well. I bought this car because it was based off of the Civic and my Civic was still running and traded in when it had 300K on it. It was a workhorse. Thanks for your help.
Nov 03, 2003 (2:19 pm)
I had a new timing belt put in by a local Honda dealership about 15 months ago. Upon inspection by an independent Honda shop, when they pulled the case, it appeared that the timing belt had shifted to the right and was actually rubbing/grooving the casing thereby causing a gash in the casing and fraying of the timing belt. The Honda dealership is going to probably fight me on this saying that their warranty has expired 12 months/12K. I drive around for a living and put on about 3000 per month. However, my first timing belt was changed around 115K.
Are you saying that you've put on 45,000 miles since the timing belt was changed? (3000 miles/month x 15 months) If the problem had been found at 15,000 miles you might have had a reason to fight with the dealer. But if you're really put 45,000 miles on the engine since the timing belt was changed just pay the independent repair shop to fix it, and consider avoiding the dealer in the future.
Has this happened to anyone else? I don't want to drop more money on a 6 yr old car but it runs really well.
I haven't heard of this problem with the timing belt. But I wouldn't worry about putting the money into having it fixed. It is a Honda. It will last a long time if you take care of it.
#607 of 6928 CD-R compatible to CD player in 2004 CR-V LX?
Nov 03, 2003 (8:02 pm)
Thank you for all advices on the noise from the brakes.. I almost get up to 200 miles but the noise is still there... Might have the car looked into by the dealer..
Another problem - The 2004 CRV LX manual states that the CD player does not play CD-RWs and play certain CD-R.s I used Maxell CD-Rs to burn a couple of CDs but the player spitted them all out!!
Does anyone run into the same problem? Please advise which CD-R is compatible to the CD player.
Thank your very much!
#608 of 6928 Honda CRV Timing Belt
Nov 04, 2003 (12:08 am)
Actually, I've only started increasing my miles. I have about 30K on the timing belt. Does anyone have a possible explanation on why the belt would slip to the right? I'll probably just have re-done but would like to avoid the large cost.
Nov 04, 2003 (7:32 am)
Atually, I've only started increasing my miles. I have about 30K on the timing belt. Does anyone have a possible explanation on why the belt would slip to the right? I'll probably just have re-done but would like to avoid the large cost.
That's 2 1/2 times the length of the dealer warranty on the work, so it's unlikely they will voluntarily help. It might be worth contacting the Honda Regional office where you live and see if they'll do anything about it. There number should be in the back of your owner's manual. Being polite but firm works better than threatening and yelling...but you probably already knew that.
Good luck and let us know how things work out.
#610 of 6928 Humming Noise from Rear- 2000 CR-V
Nov 04, 2003 (6:28 pm)
CR-V Colleagues, For the past 2000kms I have been experiencing a distracting "humming" noise when I turn on my CR-V. I have noticed that the noise is more noticeable when the turns are sharp. This happens mostly at sharp low-speed turns. The noise also manifests itself when negotiating offroad obstacles. I believe it has something to do with the rear diff. or the fluid but I am not sure. Also, I have noticed that sometimes a "burnt" smell is present but I don't feel it is something related to the clutch..the clutch seems to be working fine and it is not slipping at all. My car has always been driven by my wife (housewife driving) and the odometer reads only 57,00 kms. I would hope some of you could shed some light on this issue. Thanks.
#611 of 6928 Posting 591-Eng Taping Noise- The Answer
Nov 04, 2003 (10:08 pm)
Rehash-Engine Tapping noise when RPM's are slightly elevated above idle. Answer-- First time back to the dealer, a mechanic took the car for a 26 mile drive and decided that the taping I heard was the fuel injectors as the 2004 engine is a partially new engine with higher pressure fuel injectors. He said this was normal........ But I reminded him that the noise could be heard from the wheel well and only tapped just above idle. He gave up and told me to come back and see the shop foreman.... So I did.
Returned to the dealership and a 60 yr old mechanic (Foreman) came over to entertain my complaint. Simply amazing how this old experienced mechanic sat in my car while idling for 30 seconds and proceeded to explain the problem... Apparently the timing belt begins to vibrate/flutter when a load is put onto the engine and that happens just above the idle level of RPM's. When the belt begins to vibrate, a spring loaded stabilizer pushes against the belt to stop the vibration and stabilize it until the RPM's increase to naturally stop the belt vibration. At a certain RPM, the belt actually taps the belt stabilizer until the increasing tension stops the vibration/tapping. This explanation may not be technically flawless but it's what I understood and it makes sense to me... Anyway, the foreman said Honda has gotten many many complaints of this tapping and will address it in the next year with a TSB or recall to replace the stabilizer spring with a rubber coated spring that will curtail the tapping... Didn't quite understand this but this old mechanic really made sense and seemed trustingly persuasive.... Anyway, wanted to let other 2002 and younger CRV'ers in on the problem and answer... By the way, this was the first time the car has seen the dealership since buying it and the problem was no problem... I'm extremely pleased with my 2002 CRV LX standard. Performs well, 4WD was absolutely great last winter in deep snow(Albany NY), inside is comfortable and the back is huge when the rear seats are folded. I recommend this car to anyone who wants a great, reliable midsize SUV that gets good gas mileage.
#612 of 6928 handsome 44
Nov 05, 2003 (10:42 pm)
Thank you for the heads up on 2002 CRV's. I am sure these are typos but your first paragraph says its a 2004 engine, is this an error? Also the 2002's, '03's, etc. have timing chains not belts but the techs theory makes sense metal against metal makes noise.
Nov 06, 2003 (9:23 am)
sounds like the diff to me. tight turns engage the RT4WD system, since the front and rear wheels are travelling different speeds, with the slight slip that occurs. I've heard the noises in tight turns too, but haven't smelled a smell, though I've heard that's common.