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#450 of 481 Re: 2007 Honda CRV rear differential problem [sue312]
Mar 10, 2011 (8:33 am)
Of the three previous sources I've read discussing this issue, folks are being encouraged to change their differential fluid every 10K-20K (depending on ratio of city driving/highway driving). In other words, way more often than Honda initially recommended. Even though Honda put the wrong/or a bad fluid into the rear differential to begin with. When it breaks down, that's when the grinding begins. Changing the fluid is the least you can do--dealers are being told to replace the fluid and burnish the clutch plates. Do you have a handy person who could help you with the fluid change? ($12 for the bottle of fluid.) Or, an independent shop would be less expensive, if you have one you trust. Don't leave this issue alone--you will incur more damage to the differential and eventually the transmission.
#451 of 481 Re: 2007 Honda CRV rear differential problem [hondaqueen]
Mar 10, 2011 (9:29 am)
Take a look at this link for more info/comments on your rear diff problem. http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1249
The hard cold facts seem to indicate that it’s the luck of the draw as to who gets the problem as well as which dealers provide service at no cost to the owner.
My dealer replaced my DPF to DPFII and burnished the clutch at no charge and since then I have my rear diff serviced by my by mechanic every 30k
True, not all Vs are affected which is possibly why Honda did not address this issue in a global recall.
My recommendation for you in the short term is to bite the bullet and have the rear diff serviced…..then go about investigating your legal options if that’s what you want
#452 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [sue312]
Mar 30, 2011 (9:39 am)
$500 dollars worth of new tires and noise worse then ever HELP ME Honda needs to recall these differentials now!!!!
you spent $500 on new tires?
Why not try and the differential fluid change? It is only $80 at the dealer, or $12 at home. It needs to be drained, refilled, driven 3 times, as suggested by other posts.
Class action will get you nowhere!
#453 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [blueiedgod]
Mar 30, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Our 2006 had the same problem we change the fluid at the dealer at 30,000 then just change it again at 60,000 at our local service shop..now at 68,000 we are hearing a gRRR sound at 1500 rpms on and off...not sure what to do.
#454 of 481 Re: 2007 Honda CRV rear differential problem [hondaqueen]
Jul 06, 2011 (3:34 am)
Buenos días a todos/as:
Yo la verdad es que tengo que añadir que yo compré un CR-V 2.2 diesel en noviembre de 2007 en el concesionario de Gijón oficial Honda, y llevo más de un año luchando para solucionar un problema en el eje trasero de la transmisión. Hace un ruido al girar en marchas cortas, lo llevé al taller, ya que sigue en garantía, y me dicen que es el aceite del eje trasero, me lo cambian y a los 7 ó 10 días vuelve a suceder lo mismo, me lo llevan cambiando ya 5 veces, mañana será la 6ª, el coche lleva 4 meses con una vibración por autopista bastante incómoda añadiéndole además, el ruido ya no solo al girar, sino ta´mbién el línea recta. en Noviembre del año pasado lo he notificado junto con la reclamación que he puesto a atención al cliente de Honda España, pero anteriormente lo había notificado por vía telefónica, mi coche sigue con el problema, el tiempo sigue pasando y la garantía se termina. NADIE da una solución. ¿Qué hice?, me puse en contacto con la revista Autofácil, que han hecho de intermediarios, me llamó atención al cliente para que pasara cuanto antes por mi taller oficial de Gijón para solucionar definitivamente la problemática de mi coche. ¿qué me han dicho?, que se había realizado mal el cambio del aceite en mi vehículo y que lo tendrían que hacer según el boletín oficial de Honda. Podemos hacerlo mal una vez, ¿pero 5?, habiendo puesto incluso reclamaciones??La consecuencia a la mala actuación la sufre ahora mi coche, esa vibración bastante desagradable tanto para los que van sentados en la parte trasera como el que conduce que lo sufre en la dirección (volante) y en todo el coche, añadiendo el ruido pertinente.
Compré mi coche con la mayor ilusión, pero no estoy teniendo buena experiencia con el servicio post-venta del mismo. Pasamos "la pelota" de unos a otros y creo que me dará bastante que hacer.
La serie de 2007, por foros que leí, ha salido con unas piezas del eje trasero defectuosas y que en HondaSpirit, según leí, la solución está en cambiar el eje trasero (3mil euros de coste) que viene defectuoso de fácbrica.
En fin, dejo esto aquí para que si alguien tiene el mismo problema que yo, pueda tener una referencia.
#455 of 481 Re: 2007 Honda CRV rear differential problem [mgp3]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 06, 2011 (6:19 am)
Translation, courtesy of Kirstie (we're an English centric site, mgp3).
Had the noise and vibration, tried having the rear differential oil changed 5 times. After about a week, the noise and vibration returned - this happens when turning & when travelling in a straight line. No one could figure out what the problem was. Complained about the noise repeatedly to Honda, with no resolution to the problem. This was all under warranty.
Then, the warranty ran out - that's when he complained to the car magazine, who tried to act as an intermediary. At that point, they (assuming that means Honda) claimed that the rear differential oil was changed incorrectly, and not in accordance with the Honda service bulletin. Couldn't fathom how that could have happened not one, but FIVE times, especially since he was complaining to Honda throughout the process.
It appears that he has NOT had his car fixed, and that the noise and vibration continue, and is especially uncomfortable for rear passengers.
He bought his car with great enthusiasm, but is very disappointed at how after-sale service has gone, and feels they have passed the ball around without actually helping him. He's read here and on other forums that parts of the rear axle in the 2007s are defective, and that it will cost the owner 3,000 Euros (~$4,300) to replace the defective part. He's posted here hoping that others who have had the same problem might be able to help him find resolution.
#456 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [twigs8]
Jul 06, 2011 (7:48 am)
Our Honda made this noise since the day we bought it.
Our mechanic said he can fix it we are taking to him to see if he actually can.
One mechanic said the rear internal settings are not aligned correctly.
Will post when we know for sure.
#457 of 481 2005 CRV REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS
Aug 26, 2011 (9:16 pm)
Ever since I experienced the same problems with my 2005 with 35k miles, I searched all over the internet and found out that all CRV's (RTAWD) from 1999 until at least 2007 are experiencing practically the same problem. Honda is not doing everything it can do to solve the problem. Its remedy has always been to change the fluid but the real problem is what's
making the fluid to fail prematurely or get contaminated as they claim. Honda can re-formulate their DPF II, III, IV, V, VI, VII but the real solution is to re-design some of the parts which they have not done, maybe the materials they use to make those parts etc. etc.
I believe prospective buyers of CRV's should be informed of this decade-long problem that Honda until now has TOTALLY IGNORED. All those bad rear differentials from 1999 -2007 should be replaced by Honda at no cost to the owners. Maybe a global RECALL is needed.
#458 of 481 Re: 2005 CRV REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS [florante]
Aug 26, 2011 (9:38 pm)
Maybe if we could only have somebody from Honda Corporate HQ read the posts here, Honda mght be forced to finally acknowledge the problem and provide a REAL SOLUTION. Honda TSB 07-024 states "PROBABLE CAUSE'.
To me probable means MAYBE OR POSSIBLE. In the court of law it means nothing. No accused is going to jail only because of POSSIBLE CAUSE. That's just telling me HONDA is totally in the dark. I will never buy anything made by Honda and will convince others to do the same.
#459 of 481 Re: 2005 CRV REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS [florante]
Aug 28, 2011 (5:57 am)
Please..... they are aware.........