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#62 of 101 Alignment specs
Aug 27, 2008 (8:42 am)
One thing that folks might be interested in.
The owners manual for the 2009 CRV is now available online, and it shows an alignment spec change compared to the previous years of this generation.
Basically, they pretty much doubled the positive caster spec from about 1.5 degrees to about 3 degrees. Usually, higher caster means more directional stability, but higher steering effort. This may be what the TSB does, as relocating the upper mounts is how the normally set the algnment, but it doesn't say in the TSB what the alignment specs are.
#63 of 101 A question for those that have PTTR
Aug 27, 2008 (3:31 pm)
For those that experience the pulling to the right.
Do you notice a difference if you are:
Holding steady speed with the gas pedal
Coasting/slowing down in gear, but no gas
Coasting in neutral
How it behaves in these different cases would probably indicate what is not right, and perhaps how to fix it. Honda calls out for zero toe and zero camber, so you can get some very funny things happening if things are off a little, and power on/power off can put you back and forth through the zero point.
#64 of 101 My 07' pulls to the right as well
Oct 11, 2008 (4:08 pm)
This is a bitter sweet moment for me. On one hand I know I am not the only one with the problem, but most of us suffer from it. My 07' EX CR-V pulls to the right very hard. This happened while I had the stock Continental tires on. I thought it might be them so I purchased four Michelin CrossTerrain tires for $193 a piece. I then drove it straight to the dealer for the alignment. It still pulled to the right!! My wife took it back 2 weeks later to have it checked. They said it was in spec but that the tires were "too aggressive", "meant for a Ridgeline". This is BS because 1: I used to work in a tire shop and they are not an aggressive tire and 2: I called michelin and they said the tire was meant for a SUV/Crossover. I will continue to monitor this forum and see what happend. I also plan on calling Honda and will post any new information I find. Good luck to all of us in fixing this problem!
#65 of 101 PLEASE REPORT THIS TO HONDA!!
Oct 16, 2008 (7:45 am)
Please call Honda Corporate and report this issue! The phone numbers and information are on Page 5.
We need to get this fixed!!
#66 of 101 Re: My 07' pulls to the right as well [tkeenan003]
Oct 30, 2008 (1:59 pm)
My 08 does not pull anywhere, left or right, wheel vibration at highway speeds is minimal, the best I have had in a long time with the many cars I have owned.
At 10,000 mileage not to much to complain about. They manual seat adjustment does not hold, sinks to the bottom, just like my 2003 Accord. That's about it though.
#67 of 101 New 08 CR-V EX-L - vibration
Nov 25, 2008 (10:45 am)
I have just purchased an EX-L and the second day I returned it to the dealer stating that there was a vibration when you were at highway speeds (100km/60 mph). Thought it must be the OEM Bridgestone H/T tires. The dealer didn't -- two weeks later after constant griting of teeth I took it in again - but this time with new Michelins X-Ice tires freshly mounted on new rims. Dealer says he still cannot feel anything and that it is just the way it rides. Has offered me to Road Force Balance my original tires. I gave up a 9 year old Accord with 200,000 Km on it - it had a substantially smoother ride as does my 2004 Acura EL.
I expected a bumpier ride but the vibration makes me want to park it for any long road trip.
Is it me?
#68 of 101 Re: New 08 CR-V EX-L - vibration [shaky2]
Nov 25, 2008 (1:34 pm)
What's the tire pressure?
#69 of 101 Re: New 08 CR-V EX-L - vibration [blueiedgod]
Nov 26, 2008 (5:56 am)
The dealer dropped the pressure in the original Bridgestone's from 32 to 30 psi - it had a minor impact if any - the new Michelins are 32 psi.
#70 of 101 Re: New 08 CR-V EX-L - vibration [shaky2]
Nov 26, 2008 (12:55 pm)
Usually, the vehicles are shipped at higher tire pressure to prevent flat spotting, which will result in more jittery ride. Some dealers are better than others at actually preparing the cars they sell.
I would check if a drive shaft is bent, or a bearing is busted.
#71 of 101 09 CR-V EX pull-to-the-right
Dec 08, 2008 (11:57 am)
The night I drove it off the dealer lot, I noticed this on freeway. Then I searched the forum, and found the 2005 service bulletin and FAQ.
Took the vehicle to the dealer and have the technician looked at it, local and freeway road test confirmed the problem. With freeway more obvious than local.
The technician did all they can (check tire inflation and balance), now we don't notice the problem when driving local, and the drift is not as severe on freeway.
But the problem still presents. What concerns me is that the technician says this happens quite often for CR-V. He road tested a brand new 09 CR-V, and it has the same problem. I hope Honda can do something about it, people pay good money on their CR-V, and the vehicle should not have big problem like this. If potential buyers know this problem beforehand, it definitely would affect the purchase decision.