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#6770 of 6957 Honda CR-V - 2006 - Bad Front Axles at 53,000 miles
Sep 18, 2011 (5:22 pm)
My 2006 Honda CRV, which has 53,000 miles, has been on the road for 5 years and 2 months. Several weeks ago I noticed my car had a little bit of a vibration upon acceleration, therefore, I asked my mechanic to check it out when I took it in for it's most recent service visit. My mechanic informed me that the 2 front axles were going bad and that they would eventually need to be replaced. I gave the mechanic the go-ahead and he replaced them with non-Honda parts. After the replacement, my mechanic told me he wasn't happy with the results and thought the new axles were defective. Several days later the newest set of replacement axles were installed and the problem continued or was worse. Fortunately my mechanic held onto the original axles until he knew my car was up and running properly, so they wound up being reinstalled on my car. After my mechanic did some research, he discovered that the only way to fix the problem is by installing genuine Honda axles (which is a cost of $1,700). When speaking with Honda regarding the axles, my mechanic discovered that Honda is finding more and more of these front axle problems. Unfortunately my car is 2 months out of warranty, so in order to have the problem fixed, I'll need to pay $1,700 for this repair.
Has anyone else had these front axle problems? I'm hoping that if there are enough people with this problem, there may be a way to present it to Honda to get some kind of recall for this part.
Additionally, does anyone know how to file complaints with Honda so they can start looking into the problem. Thanks!
#6771 of 6957 Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v?
Sep 19, 2011 (9:58 pm)
By break and I mean have more mechanical issues over time. I am considering a 2011 crv and I was wondering if AWD is worth it or is it something else to go wrong as my friend says? We live in snowy chicago and go up to wisconsin alot.
#6772 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [idic5]
Sep 20, 2011 (5:01 am)
Sure, AWD, as with anything else, is something more to go wrong, but Honda's system is reliable. It requires a little extra maintenance, fluid changes occasionally . And it dings you about 1 mpg. But that seems to me like a small price for the added safety it provides on snowy roads.
#6773 of 6957 Re: Honda CR-V - 2006 - Bad Front Axles at 53,000 miles [ebes322]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 20, 2011 (6:40 am)
If you are only a few months/miles out of warranty I would suggest contacting the Honda Zone Office and asking for assistance.
The quote you got seems high. Complete axle assemblies should list at the dealer for around $600 each and labor for both sides should be 1.6 hours.
It's true that there are a lot of substandard rebuilt axles being made out there. I didn't see any TSBs or other notices about CRV axles.
#6774 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [lzc]
Sep 22, 2011 (8:18 am)
" It requires a little extra maintenance, fluid changes occasionally "
Does anyone know whether the 2011 crv maintenance feedback system also will tell you when it thinks you need to change transmission fluid and any other fluids associated w/ the drivetrain?
#6775 of 6957 2011 CR-V maintenance minder questions - scope?
Sep 22, 2011 (8:21 am)
I just test drove a cr-v 2011 and found out the maintenance minder that honda built into this car . the sales guy says it will tell you when to change the oil based on your driving of the vehicle. IS oil change the only thing it will tell you ? if not , what other maintenance items will it mind for you?
How well does this work? is this trustworthy? how long has this been in place for the cr-v?
#6776 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [lzc]
Sep 22, 2011 (8:41 am)
I was also looking for actual cr-v users' experiences with awd. I know the adage, 'anything mechanical can breakdown.'
#6777 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [idic5]
Sep 22, 2011 (9:55 am)
This is a good question. My V was due for maintenance and I was scrambling to look for the code meanings. After going through the owner's manual, I found this in page 347.
Replace engine oil
Replace engine oil and oil filter
Inspect front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect these items:
Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Brake hoses and lines (including ABS/VSA)
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
Fuel lines and connections
Replace air cleaner element
If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Replace dust and pollen filter
If you drive primarily in urban areas that have high concentrations of soot in the air from industry and from diesel-powered vehicles, replace every 15,000
miles (24,000 km).
Inspect drive belt
Replace transmission fluid
If you tow a CR-V behind a motor-home, the transmission fluid must be changed every 2 years or 30,000 miles (48,000 km), whichever comes first.
Replace spark plugs
Inspect valve clearance
Replace engine coolant
Replace rear differential fluid (4WD only)
#6778 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [crvdude1]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2011 (2:55 pm)
One thing to remember... it's all based on usage... The system doesn't monitor each item to see if it really needs maintenance..
#6779 of 6957 Re: Is an AWD cr-v (2011) more apt to break than a FWD cr-v? [crvdude1]
Sep 22, 2011 (4:06 pm)
thanks for that page out of the V maint manual. It looks like the only item (predictable maintenance) that is 4wd specific is
Replace rear differential fluid (4WD only)
IS this an accurate ?
"My V was due for maintenance and I was scrambling to look for the code meanings"
Another question on the maintenance minder (my words; I dont know what honda calls this little system) ; does it issue the codes noted in the maint. manual?