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#455 of 481 Re: 2007 Honda CRV rear differential problem [mgp3]
by Stever@Edmunds 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.........
#460 of 481 Still a Problem with new ones???
Sep 13, 2011 (8:24 am)
Has this issue been addressed with newer models?
I'm looking at a 2011 AWD
#461 of 481 Front Differential
Sep 24, 2011 (7:19 am)
Is there a front differential ?
#462 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [blueiedgod]
Nov 20, 2011 (4:13 pm)
I have a 1999 CRV AWD and just started getting a noise from the back when I have the brakes on and am travelling less than about 15 MPH, straight or turning. It has 190K. I thought it was the rear brakes but two mechanics checked it and told me the brakes are fine. Finally, the third mechanic told me it was the rear diff., that it wasn't critical and I could wait until the noise got louder to have it repaired. He said it would cost $500-$600.
Is it OK to wait? I'm concerned it could cause bigger problems if I do? Is there any other fix? Not sure if the fluid was ever changed (I've had it since 20K miles)? Should I chage the fluid?
#463 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [1999crv1]
Nov 20, 2011 (4:40 pm)
It's recommended that the rear diff fluid be changed approximately every 15,000 miles. I'm shocked that you haven't noticed the noise before now? I bought my 2001 Honda w/27,000 miles on it and originally thought it was the brakes as well, until the mechanics explained it to me. I've faithfully had the rear diff fluid changed every 15,000 miles - the fluid itself to change runs about $85 at my dealership. My Honda has 105,000 miles on it now.
It was explained to me that it's comparable to having the oil in the engine changed. I was also told that if the rear diff eventually gave out from not having the fluid changed, it would be huge to fix, somewhere around $3K. If you didn't have a Honda dealer look at it, I would suggest doing that. BTW, you can only have the rear diff done by Honda. Good luck, I hope this helps!
#464 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [2001hondacrv]
Nov 20, 2011 (4:49 pm)
I have had it serviced regularly by a mechanic that specializes in Hondas, but not the dealership. Major and minor service was done at 15K intervals. Maybe that fluid was changed regularly, I will have to check my records. You don't think they could change the diff. fluid?