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#2825 of 2854 Re: A/C unit punctured [blueiedgod]
May 19, 2009 (6:50 am)
I'll look into that. Thanks.
#2827 of 2854 2007 CRV: Buy or not?
Sep 15, 2009 (5:11 am)
Considering a used 2007 CRV AWD with about 40,000 miles. Are there any major problems that I should know about. There seems to be a lot of discussion about tire wear and rear differential issues. Please give me your opinions....both good and bad. We don't buy or trade often, so I'd like it to last. Anyone over 100K on one of these yet?
#2828 of 2854 Re: 2007 CRV: Buy or not? [slowpitch8]
Sep 15, 2009 (7:37 pm)
My '07 model has been bullet proof. The rear differential fluid was changed and gears burnished under warranty. Since then, no problem. But I think one needs to change the fluid more often than factory rec--30K seems about right.
Its wheelbase is short, which makes for easy in-town handling but the ride can get choppy on poor roads at freeway speeds. I find the 4-cyl engine fine for my driving style, but no one will confuse this with a powerful car.
It's comfortable, hauls stuff that didn't fit in my previous car, consistently delivers 23-24 mpg city and 27-28 mpg hwy mileage, but I'm not a lead foot. I should note that mileage sags noticeably above 70 mph. In short, I'd buy the car again. It's been Honda reliable.
Oh, I forgot, the carpets are junk. I mean it. They do not wear well. But that's the worst thing I can say about the CR-V. Good luck.
#2829 of 2854 after maintenance
Oct 24, 2009 (9:23 am)
I had routine work done on my Honda CVR 4WD Nav. 36000 brakes, wipers, oil change, rear diff, tranny flush. I have my car back and it's smooth. But now I noticed, especially in school zone going 20 mph that I feel a jolt as it bumps into gear. Of course, foot a little unsteady so going 20-22 and I felt repetitive jolts.
I took it in to make sure it's not leaking fluid from transmission and it's not. My appt is monday. Curious as to what they might have done in error to cause it to do that. help.... thanks in advance
#2830 of 2854 Re: after maintenance [marig0107]
Oct 24, 2009 (12:10 pm)
Very often after a transmission fluid change, the transmission will shift a little rough for a few hundred miles until the fluid breaks in.
#2831 of 2854 CRV Tires
Nov 12, 2009 (3:13 am)
Replaced tires on my CRV EX after 38K (they were the OE tires continental contac ???) needless to say I was surprised. Did put on 4 latitude tour and you can feel and hear the difference,
#2832 of 2854 Re: after maintenance [samiam_68]
Dec 27, 2009 (7:49 am)
?? This is a new one.
#2833 of 2854 Re: 2007 CRV: Buy or not? [slowpitch8]
Jan 23, 2010 (8:10 pm)
I've got a 2007 CR-V with 21,000 miles. It's been EXTREMELY reliable. It never got me stuck. I've had the least amount of problems with this car than any other car I've owned, but I've had a few minor problems that shouldn't have happened.
First off, at 10,000 miles, the rear differential started giving me the grinding and vibrating noises. There's a known service bulletin about it. This problem is starting to become famous. I even read about it in the newspaper. I read on the web that the first 35,000 built off the line that year had inferior fluid in the differential that the viscosity broke down around 10,000 miles--OOOPS!! The dealer changed the fluid under warranty and I haven't had the problem again.
The second problem--again fluid related. Around 18,000 miles, the power steering wouldn't work on the first turn or two when I started it cold overnight. The dealer said the power steering fluid broke down and wore out. They drained the system and refilled it. The steering is perfectly fine now.
Every mechanic I talked to said these fluids should be lasting a lot longer than they are. Hey Honda--listen up--you're using some cheap fluids that break down before normal recommended maintenance. This isn't the famed Honda quality reputation!!
The third problem isn't mechanical related but Honda originally equips the CR-V's with tires that have a tendancy to wear out around 25,000 miles. My sister's CR-V's Bridgestone Duelers were shot at 23,000. She replaced hers with Michelins. A lady I work with has a 2006 that had Bridgestones and her tires were balder than Telly Savalas at 20,000. She replaced hers with Goodyears. At 21,000 miles, my Continentals are looking like Yul Brynner. I'll be replacing them by this summer. Since they're 17-inch tires, they cost between $150 and $200 each. The way these tires are worn out, it's just bad advertisement for Continental and Bridgestone tires. I won't buy them.
I have the 4WD and get around 20-25 city and 30 highway. When it snows heavily and cars are spinning off the road, I'm slowly plugging away straight ahead. You can't beat it.
If you're looking at a 2007 CR-V with 40,000 miles, if it has all the fluids changed and the tires replaced, you'll have a very good car on your hands that should last until 100,000 miles when the timing belt needs replaced--unless that wears out sooner than expected, too--LOL!!
#2834 of 2854 Re: 2007 CRV: Buy or not? [tom017]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:04 am)
Our tires wore out at 21k miles. At 32k miles we experienced the grinding noise only when turning the steering wheel to park or around our cul-de-sac. Honda changed the rear differential oil and told us it was a problem. Hopefully they filled it with better fluid!
The only other problem we had was after a year and a half of buying it brand new, the A/C went out and the dealer we purchased the car from told us a rock had hit the A/C condenser and it leaked out and it would cost us $980 to replace. I did some research and found this is a common problem with Honda's in general. We raised a stink but the dealer wouldn't budge so we took the car to another Honda Dealer. They were able to talk to a Honda warranty rep in town and he gave them the part free and we split the installation cost of it with the dealer. So we had to pay less than $100. Need less to say we now go to this dealer
Other that that we have been happy with our car and won't be getting rid of it for a long time.