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
#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.
#151 of 205 Re: strange noise [pegg16]
May 30, 2013 (8:20 am)
Test driving a new vehicle may not necessarily tell you if the croaking rear end will happen. Most cases reported here did not have the noise start until after 4K miles had been driven.
The noise is probably more annoying that a pointer of impending mechanical failure. Its just that after paying $20 some thousand for a vehicle, you'd expect these little things would have been engineered out. What worries me is that if some day I go to sell the vehicle, I can just hear a prospective buyer saying "What's that sound"!
What is more troubling about all of this is Honda's cavalier attitude toward a remedy. Some owners have posted repair attempts but the croaking continues. In most cases, including mine, Honda's official attitude has been and continues to be nothing more than "we are aware of the problem and are looking for a solution". Meanwhile, several months later, Honda still remains silent about any proposed solution.
Anyone care to explore a class action lawsuit agains Honda?
#152 of 205 Re: strange noise [pegg16]
May 30, 2013 (2:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I test drove an AWD a week ago before I read about the noise but I didn't detect anything. Nonetheless, I think Im gonna go with the 2wd, also I don't live in a snowy area so I didn't need it anyway it was just gonna be a just in case thing.
Thanks for the advice about the assist from above
#153 of 205 Re: Strange noise [ev305]
May 30, 2013 (2:45 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Definitely something to ponder.
May 31, 2013 (11:58 am)
I ended up getting the 2 wheel drive CRV instead of the AWD. I pick it up today. Thanks for all the insight GUYS!