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Honda CR-V, SUV
#458 of 483 Re: 2005 CRV REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS [florante]
Aug 26, 2011 (8:38 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 483 Re: 2005 CRV REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS [florante]
Aug 28, 2011 (4:57 am)
Please..... they are aware.........
#460 of 483 Still a Problem with new ones???
Sep 13, 2011 (7:24 am)
Has this issue been addressed with newer models?
I'm looking at a 2011 AWD
#461 of 483 Front Differential
Sep 24, 2011 (6:19 am)
Is there a front differential ?
#462 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [blueiedgod]
Nov 20, 2011 (3:13 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 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [1999crv1]
Nov 20, 2011 (3:40 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 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [2001hondacrv]
Nov 20, 2011 (3:49 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?
#465 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [2001hondacrv]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2011 (6:09 pm)
It's recommended that the rear diff fluid be changed approximately every 15,000 miles
I'd like to see that in the owner's manual...
#466 of 483 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [2001hondacrv]
Feb 08, 2012 (9:48 am)
I have Honda CRV Ex 2010, its only 20 month (14.5 miles) under warranty period....and I noticed the noise and maintenance indicator shows A1 6 (6 means change Rear Differential Fluid)
- Will it (cost to change Rear Differential Fluid) cover in my warranty?
- DO we have any recommendation from honda when (how many miles) to change this?
#467 of 483 Re: rear differential cost [motoguy128]
Feb 08, 2012 (9:53 am)
Where do we have recommendation from honda when (how many miles) to change this? any mannual? or any honda link online?