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#79 of 481 Re: 2001 CRV Rear Differential Problem? [2001hondacrv]
Nov 20, 2007 (9:25 am)
I, too, love my CRV (second one). I have a 2003. Just returned from tire store because new tires, I thought, were making a noise. Was told it was differential problem - Honda known for it. Called dealership and have an appointment for tomorrow. What chance do I have that this won't cost me? And, is it safe to drive?
Immediately got on this site to check and see if others were having same problem.
#80 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [cberger]
Nov 20, 2007 (9:31 am)
That's amazing that they are treating this as non-warranty. I took mine in today for what I had originally guessed was a power steering issue since I felt it when turning, and they immediately tagged it as the rear differential, burnished the drum (?) and replaced the fluid (though I don't know if they did it 3 times). My main point is there was no question about it being a warranty item and a known issue.
#81 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [phelps2]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:45 pm)
Don't pay for the work if you are within the warranty period!
I had the same problem with my 2006 CR-V, the shudder in tight turns. They knew exactly what was wrong.
Honda put out a Service Bulletin #07-024 with instructions to replace the rear differential fluid and burnish the rear differential clutches.
I had this done today during my 30K mile scheduled service. They used Honda Dual Pump Fluid II. They said something about the original fluid was contaminated out of the factory or something like that.
#82 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [phelps2]
Nov 24, 2007 (7:47 am)
That's amazing that they are treating this as non-warranty.
That is local dealers treating it as non-warranty. The TSB clearly states that it should be done under warranty, and under consideration for goodwill warranty for people outside of warranty coverage.
The 2006 and up come with 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty, and AWD is drivetrain.
#83 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [blueiedgod]
Nov 24, 2007 (7:19 pm)
Just bought a 2008 2WD LX. Anybody know if the Differential problems are impacting this model?
#85 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [toledo73]
Nov 25, 2007 (6:00 am)
Since there is no rear differential in the 2WD models, you don't have to worry.
#86 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [mickd]
Nov 25, 2007 (8:41 pm)
I leased a 2007 CRV 4WD EX-L 2 months ago. I am shuddering (excuse the Pun) at what I'm reading here. I haven't felt this rear differential problem yet (1,300 miles) - sure Hope I don't. This is the 1st Honda for me. Not too encouraging hearing of a shuddering or grinding in the rear end of a modern SUV, actually a small crossover vehicle made by what is typically considered one of the best car manufacturers in the world. Particularly a vehicle with 4WD systems that they have been making for years !!!
This is most certainly a Warranty item. Afterall, isn't that what a powertrain warranty is supposed to cover ?
#87 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [ottomattic]
Nov 26, 2007 (8:29 am)
Thanks - I will go back to the Service Mgr and demand a refund.
#88 of 481 Re: 2006 CRV AWD LX Rear Differential Problem [almatti]
Nov 26, 2007 (8:33 am)
I'm on my 4th Honda since the late Eighties. This is the first time I've had an issue that should have been covered under warranty and was not. But I will go back and demand a refund now that I am armed with the service repair document. Aside from replacing air compressors (Live in Arizona), I've had very few problems.