Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:19 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, SUV
#131 of 205 Re: Strange noise [slm506]
Feb 12, 2013 (12:34 pm)
I brought it to my mechanic who also had a mechanic friend from another shop look at it- they thought it was the transmission. They told me just keep driving it. I also called Honda, but it would have been expensive for them to start trying to discover what it was. that said, you might want to do that. I have since traded mine in for a santa fe. I didnít want to sell it to anyone because of the noise and the day I traded it in, it was raining- and on rainy days the noise wasnít as apparent. ( I know too much info). But my car had over 125 K when I traded it, and the noise was there for thousands of miles so not to worry. hope this helps. peg
#132 of 205 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Feb 12, 2013 (12:36 pm)
The mechanic told me that the rear differential fluid in honda crv's must be replaced frequently.
#133 of 205 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Feb 12, 2013 (4:31 pm)
If you have a new car, ask the dealer to trade in with another similar car. If they don't let you do it, I suggest to start looking for an Attorney specializing in Car matters. Some of them you don't have to pay, since they are going to charge the dealer aniway. I heard about this from my friend who sued a dealer & got a brand new car plus some money. I wish I knew about this when I had problem with my car. The dealer most likely will only make you going back & forth to the dealer wasting your valuable time.
#134 of 205 Re: Strange noise [oei_hans]
Feb 12, 2013 (9:16 pm)
Ok, that's crazy. The car is eleven years old, and has been nothing but great. I'm just trying to figure out what the noise is all about, and get it fixed, not sue Honda
#135 of 205 Re: Strange noise [leslieg61]
Apr 02, 2013 (1:16 am)
Have you figured it out? I have an '04 and I think I'm having the same issue. I thought I heard it a few weeks ago, but wasn't sure as the kids were making too much noise. Now I'm pretty sure. It does not make the sound while idling. It starts around 35-40 kph/20-25 mph. The transmission (auto) seems fine in terms of shifting, and I'm not seeing high revving. I had a full service done a few months ago during which the diff fluid was replaced, so I'm stumped. I've heard it could be the drive axle, a wheel bearing, a water pump bearing (but I would think that would produce a squeal) or the tranny. I'm stumped.
#136 of 205 Re: Strange noise [croachafer]
Apr 02, 2013 (4:32 am)
It was the rear brake pads. They were replaced and the sound is gone.
#137 of 205 Re: Strange noise [croachafer]
Apr 02, 2013 (7:24 am)
Yours sounds very similar to what was happening w/ my car, although with mine it started at around 35 mph. i had two mechanics check it out and they felt it was the transmission. they told me they wouldn't do anything-to just keep driving it. i guess that's because it would be an expensive job and wasn't interfering with the car's functioning. I literally drove it for 10's of thousands of miles that way and the only problem was that it annoyed me.
i called honda but they wanted to charge me a couple of hundred just to check it out, which would then be taken off the repair price. I finally traded it in. one other thing; i noticed that it wouldn't make the sound or at least it wasn't as noticeable when it was raining out. Luckily for me, the day I traded it in it was raining. good luck.
#138 of 205 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Apr 06, 2013 (12:06 pm)
I have seen your two messages on this thread. Can I confirm something?
1. New CRV
2. Creaking noise (sounds more like a soft "wooooonk")
3. Only when coming to a stop or when starting to move from a stop (5-10 mph)
3. Noise coming from rear of the car
4. Noise does not occur when stopping when in NEUTRAL or rolling down a hill from a stop
5. When in "D", keep your foot on the break and step on the gas... you can reproduce the noise consistently right when the engine is spinning up AND when you let off the gas... it makes the noise again when the engine is spinning down
If this sounds like your problem... mine is a 2013 with 4000 miles. I would love to know more about your troubleshooting. Lots of stop and go traffic here in Seattle and this noise is driving me batty!
My dealership thinks it is a vibration (harmonic) issue and I'm starting the process to remove everything from the car that can be removed to rule this out. If you can share your dealership details, I would love my dealership to call yours.
#139 of 205 Re: Strange noise [fatcat_melissa]
Apr 06, 2013 (2:38 pm)
Yes, new (2012) CRV. Noise started at around 4,000 miles. Dealership confirms it is from the rear differential area. It is AWD. Dealership was baffled and had to contact the Honda Tech Service line who also claimed they were baffled. Returned home with no work being done because Honda did not authorize any warranty work to be done simply because they didn't know what to fix.
I wrote a letter to American Honda in Torrance, CA and got a phone reply within days. After a few more days of them checking with the dealership service manager and the engineers at the Honda Tech Service division, the current status is to continue to drive the car while they work out a solution. I asked how long that might be and was told they had no idea. I then asked if I was to wait 3 years or 36,000 miles after the warranty had expired to seek a fix. No definite answer was forthcoming and they graciously and single-handedly marked my complaint as "closed".
Finally, myself and American Honda agreed that after 6 months if I had not heard any resolution to the problem, that I was to re-open this complaint.
I don't have a good feeling about this. What happens if and when I go to sell the vehicle and the prospective buyer says, "What the hell is that noise?"
Just imagine the AFLAC duck saying "AFF" but in a slow, low tone. That is the noise that I hear between 0-10 MPH,
#140 of 205 Re: Strange noise [baldy95307]
Apr 07, 2013 (8:04 pm)
We should probably create a new thread about this as the original thread does not really address this "croaking" noise issue.
There were a few people with this same issue (I suspect) that mentioned the replacement of the differential fixed it. I'm going to ask my dealer to do the same (will let you know how it goes).
Why did honda not do that for you?
Also, you seem very calm. I'm about to go balastic knowing I paid a bucket load of cash for this new car (the dealer did not negotiate as they said the car was so popular... they did not really need to sell it to someone not keen to buy it). Thinking about sharing my story with other customers at the dealership on memorial day. Anyhow... need to know your source of zen.
BTW- where are you located? Would love to know more about who you talked to at Honda. If you're keen to take this offline... let me know and we can coordinate something.