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#6939 of 6957 Re: Rear brake problems with new CR-V [fussycrvowner]
Sep 04, 2013 (8:47 am)
I just took my 2013 CRV in for a B12 service at around 53k. I do a lot of highway driving and brakes tend to last a long time, last time the brakes were checked the dealer told me I had about 80% left and guessed I would get close to 100k on them.
This time I has told the rear brake (one side) was gone metal on metal. When they took it apart they found that the caliper was ok but the bracket that holds the pads had gotten so rusty that it no longer went back (before they took it apart they mentioned it could be the guide pins or the caliper, perhaps the guide pins are the same as a bracket). I saw someone commented that there may be a service bulletin for this issue? I sensed from the dealer that this problem is not unusual-(. Have other people had this issue is it common in Honda's, I've never even heard of this problem until yesterday-(
This is the first Honda i have owned it is a little disappointing to have a problem like this at just over 50k.
#6940 of 6957 Re: 2014 brand new LX windshield streaks [guest2011]
Sep 04, 2013 (9:22 am)
Does your car have more plastic in it now than when you first purchased it?
Seems to me, you have to own a bit more content of your decision to purchase it.
As for the faulty windshield, yes that sucks because it obviously went unnoticed during pick up of the new car. In an effort to be somewhat amicable with your dealer (if they are decent basically in other regards during your purchase) then I would have THEM, not a jobber, order a brand new HONDA windshield (NOT an aftermkt one, cuz there are good ones and poor ones out there...they think we are stupid..some are softer than others and some are thinner that others, adding interior noise levels) and have the Honda dealer do the re and re.
It sucks to have to deal with this but hey...this scenario is so much better than having a new car and a month later finding out they have to tear the engine or transmission apart..THAT is my worst nightmare when buying a new vehicle. Being 'the one' who gets one 'of those'..
#6941 of 6957 Re: Rear brake problems with new CR-V [markk7]
Sep 04, 2013 (9:26 am)
Rear brakes on CRVs are not one of Honda's strong suits. Brakes in general in the past almost decade are not a strong point with Honda for some reason.
I have had to replace rear brakes, rotors and pads twice now in only 55000 miles. Obviously a poor design issue. Usually the front go long before the rear since they do a lot greater braking force than rears.
#6942 of 6957 2011 CRV rear end noise turning
Sep 11, 2013 (8:38 am)
I have a 2011 AWD CRV about 2 years old but with only about 15,000 miles on it. Before buying I had heard of problems with previous years with the wrong rear end fluid and was concerned but thought this was limited to 2007 and earlier. I tried to buy a 2WD model because of my concern and because I spend the winter in Florida and don't need AWD but being from the Northeast I could only get an AWD in my desired model and color. Just recently I started hearing "rachetty sounding" creaking taking tight turns which seems to be only rights but could be both as I always turn right initially. This seems to be only for a few turns when the car is cold and then goes away.
Is this still a problem with newer CRVs and is it not a problem with the wrong fluid but fluid wearing out prematurely? I get no message from the "life" indicator to change it.
Does getting this sound indicate that there was damage?
Does it need to be "burnished"?
I checked the service manual and it appears that there are NO recommended service intervals for ANYTHING and just relying on the "minder". There is just a check box for 'replace rear differential fluid' (if applicable).
Not very happy with a new vehicle.
#6943 of 6957 Brake problems with long term storage
Sep 11, 2013 (8:55 am)
I have a 2011 AWD CRV with 15,000 miles. We started to spend 3 months in Florida for the winter and I left my CRV in the garage. My daughter has a Honda Fit that is crappy in the snow so she borrowed my CRV for storms. Being aware of rotor rust I asked her to be sure that when she returned it that the roads were dry to make sure the rotors would also be. I'm not sure how good she was with this but got a message from here that in the Spring the car was "making noises". I brought it to the dealer who told me that all the rotors were badly rusted and it cost me $450 to get them shaved. We also left a 2005 Nissan Altima in the garage which had no difficulty with the brakes.
The dealer said to have the car driven weekly to avoid this problem.
Has anyone else had a problem like this?
If I just leave the car in the garage should the rotors be OK if I make sure they are dry before storage? (I drove around for a while with light pressure on the brakes on a dry day to be sure).
If my daughter uses it for storms should we be OK if she actually does what I asked and make sure the rotors are dry when going back into the unheated garage?
If we just leave it in the garage for 3 months any experience as to how often, if ever, the car should be driven on a dry day to keep the brakes clean?
I don't want to spend $450 a year and make my rotors too thin.
#6944 of 6957 Re: Brake problems with long term storage [eenglish99]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 11, 2013 (9:09 am)
That happens to my old Subaru, but I get the rust over the summer months when it mostly sits.
My mechanic just told me to drive it a bit more often.
I'd think that simply using the brakes would dry the discs enough.
Try the Stop here! Let's talk about brakes discussion too.
#6945 of 6957 Re: 2011 CRV rear end noise turning [eenglish99]
Sep 11, 2013 (9:25 am)
While this is just a guess concerning your 2011, my 2005 had this very same symptom. The noise was accompanied with a binding when turning. I had just bought the car used off lease..and I mean JUST bought it. For some reason never noticed on test drive but did take it to a steep gravel hill to test that the rear axle was kicking in on aggressive take off. Well FF to later that day at home and I feel and hear this binding So I'm pretty sure that my hill test caused the rear axle pump to engage and the mechanism was reluctant to release. Fortunately the cure was simply changing the rear dif oil with a litre of new stuff. Who wudda thunk? to this day I am amazed that the oil change solved to ailment. I do it every 12000 miles now cuz is so cheap to do. Technically though, shouldn't 'have' to until Honda says, which is what? Every 35k or something?
I have your brake issue too for the same reason, not driving enough. And once your 2011 gets a couple more years on it, be prepared for sticking pads and calipers. Hondas are notorious for that. One of their other weak areas. Being in FL you probably won't have as much an issue tho come to think of it..
#6946 of 6957 Re: 2011 CRV rear end noise turning [gimmestdtranny]
Sep 11, 2013 (10:05 am)
The CRV will never be in Florida so I am at the mercy of the Northeast elements with snow and salt (if my daughter drives it). We have another car in Florida, an 11 year old Highlander which has been pretty good except I had rear end problems so I wanted a 2WD CRV but needed to get an AWD because they don't ship many 2WD's to the Northeast.
#6947 of 6957 Re: 2011 CRV rear end noise turning [eenglish99]
Sep 11, 2013 (10:51 am)
eenglish99: This is an old and ongoing difficulty with CRVs. My 2005 CRV Owners Manual said to replace the Rear Differential fluid at 90,000 miles. Alas, the fluid broke down at 17,000 miles. I had the fluid replaced (DRAIN & FILL ONLY - NO FLUSHING) at 17,000 miles, again at 50,000 miles and 100,000 miles. I've experienced no additional problems thus far, and plan to replace the fluid at 150,000 miles unless the "groaning and grinding" sounds reappear sooner. Honda released Honda Service Bulletin 07-024, dated August 12, 2009 which explains this all-too-common problem and what your Honda Service Techs are supposed to do about it. If you Dealer/Stealer can't locate this 07-024, email me and I will send you a .pdf copy of it. My email is N4YICcomcast.net - Good luck with it all. Regards, Jack
#6948 of 6957 Nothing wrong with Honda brakes
Sep 11, 2013 (1:37 pm)
I've had a 1990 accord that went well over 120,000 miles before it needed a brake job and presently own a 2004 accord with 70,000+ miles and original brakes working fine. Invariably it's people who drive with a heavy foot, who hurry up to slow down whose brakes wear out prematurely. Of course, they deny they drive that way but needing to replace your brakes after only a few years tells a different story.