Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:19 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#142 of 205 Re: Strange noise [slm506]
Apr 14, 2013 (11:41 pm)
Really? Wow. I took it in; however, due to work I couldn't meet with any of the mechanics to have a drive with them. They claimed it was a wheel bearing, so I went ahead and gave the go ahead to replace it. Naturally, I am still hearing the sound. I'm going to go back this week and see if I can get someone to take a ride with me. It's tough trying to explain mechanical issues in a foreign language (I live in Poland) though. I hope I can get my point across.
#143 of 205 Re: Strange noise [cchong]
May 11, 2013 (2:08 pm)
This noise is the rear differential motor assembly. 48900-r7l-013. I've had mine replaced twice now on a vehicle with 15,000 miles. The part lasted about 4 months before it became noisy again.
#144 of 205 Re: Strange noise [ev305]
May 16, 2013 (11:12 am)
I have the same problem:2012 15K miles: It started at 4000 miles: and the noise kept coming back after 3 - 4 months. my rear differential is currently being replaced for the 2nd time. I have also had the motor on the rear diff. replaced 4 other times and the noise keeps coming back. I'm currently working with Honda America to extend the warranty on this: Chewy great job with the video.
#145 of 205 Re: Strange noise [bruins3]
May 16, 2013 (11:27 am)
Wow, they have replaced the entire rear differential for you twice along along with changing the differential motor on separate occasions?
I'm curious to hear where you get with Honda. I've worked with American Honda on a different matter with this vehicle and the experience left something to be desired.
#146 of 205 Re: Strange noise [ev305]
May 16, 2013 (1:18 pm)
Hopefully the fix will be complete and the warranty extended. As of now I do not have confidence the new rear differential will be the final answer. I get the feeling Honda Techs are just trying anything and hoping the noise goes away.
#147 of 205 Re: Strange noise [ev305]
May 29, 2013 (10:32 pm)
Hi guys. I'm am close to purchasing a vehicle in the next 2 days. I was planning on buying the CR-V AWD until I saw this thread. Is the croaking really that bad? Would you have gotten the 2 wheel drive or a different CUV (mazda, toyota, ford) all together if you had known about the noise before hand?
#148 of 205 strange noise
May 30, 2013 (5:40 am)
If you TEST DRIVE it you will be able to hear if there is a whine or not. the noise in my vehicle was noticeable at 40mph. it was slightly annoying but didn't affect the performance. the crv is a great car. i personally like awd. best of luck with making your choice.
PS It doesn't hurt to ask for an "assist" from above in making your choice.
#149 of 205 Re: Strange noise [hellouno]
May 30, 2013 (6:31 am)
check out the video in cchong's post, you be the judge.
do all cr-v's newer model cr-v's do it? i don't know.
do most people hear it with the radio blasting while on the phone? probably not.
is it acceptable operation for a low mileage $28k stickered honda? NO
is the noise a sign of impending failure that will leave you stranded? noisy parts usually aren't good parts, but nobody knows at this point if the motor will eventually fail.
i've owned multiple hondas and they have all been drop dead reliable. the cr-v has me worried as i've had other quality issues with the vehicle besides the differential motor.
don't get me wrong, i really like many aspects of the vehicle. for a cuv it actually looks pretty good when clean. the awd provides great piece of mind on the winter. we also like the rear gate in comparison to other vehicles, larger opening/lower lift height than others.
there are many options out there, many for less with longer warranties. i'm not saying don't get a cr-v, but i'd drive and price all of them. if you live somewhere with no to little snow, it might also be worth considering getting the FWD cr-v and skip the complexity and potential pitfalls of the AWD version.
#150 of 205 Re: Strange noise [hellouno]
May 30, 2013 (7:23 am)
Get the 2 wheel drive.
I'm not sure about the other mfr, all my cars are Honda.