Last post on Jun 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#131 of 140 Re: Tire Shimmy [rattleandroll]
Jul 10, 2010 (11:36 am)
I "enjoyed" reading all the posts since my last one in July 09 about the "newly redesigned Honda CR-V" vibration problems. I thought I had my problem licked by buying the best that money can buy - Michelin Latitude Touring tires ($1000) for my 07 CR-V LX back then - but now know that even great tires can't beat this problem. I have 51000 miles on my car and I put the Michelin's on at 38000. I recently noticed the same vibration problems and "out of balance" sounds coming from the vehicle at highway speeds that I've had from day 1 with the vehicle. Soon the car will become undrivable/unsafe again as it has in the past. I have to do something quick so I either need to sink more money into tires that can last a year - or buy a new car.
You can test if your tires are "chopped" yourself by rubbing your fingers over the tread (I find the outer tread-line next to the sidewall to be the most pronounced). Rub it 1 way towards the front of the vehicle and then the other way towards the back of the vehicle - it will be smooth one way and "choppy" or difficult the other way if they are chopped/cupped.
I only recommend someone buying a CR-V who likes to gamble - knowing they could lose all their money. You may be OK, or you may have the nightmare scenarios that many of us with 07 thru 10 models are having. I wouldn't do it if I were you.
#132 of 140 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [tomas_h]
Feb 23, 2011 (3:18 pm)
Tomas, I have the exact problem as you have described.
Did you get any help from the Swedish dealer.
If so, what was the fix? (was it software related)
I also experience a slight juddering/vibration while driving on cruise control set at 100km/h. The vibration starts just before downshifting occurs due to increased load (or if I change from 95 to 100 km/h on the cruise).
Did you have this problem?
CR-V 2010, 2,0L petrol, 5sp AT, 9000km, Adaptive cruise
#133 of 140 towing crv 2008
Jul 25, 2011 (11:40 am)
Can I tow a crv with a 2-wheel dolly? Are there any limitations or problems I should be aware of?
#135 of 140 Re: towing crv 2008 [bref]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 25, 2011 (8:11 pm)
Is your CR-V AllWD or FrontWD?
#136 of 140 Re: towing crv 2008 [kyfdx]
Jul 25, 2011 (8:29 pm)
#137 of 140 The Honda CRV Vibration
Aug 27, 2011 (5:32 pm)
Just looking through post because I am having this issues with a 2008 CRV AWD. It happens most often when I am trying to drive the 45mph speed limit. Vehicle will vibrate and rumble significantly unless I either hit gas a little harder, lay off the gas, or drop vehicle into D3. I have before kept driving at certain speeds to see if it will occur and if it will go away on its own (which it doesn't) Have been able to produce it also around 25mph or so but not as often as the 45mph speeds. It is extremely annoying and cannot be good for the vehicle. Are there any idea on cause or fixes for it? I don't want to have to keep driving like that when it start to do it.
#138 of 140 The Honda CRV Vibration
Aug 30, 2011 (6:30 am)
I have driven my 2007 CR-V-EX over 78,000 miles since I purchased it new in May 2007 and still experience a body vibration at 60-65 mph which has been present since date of purchase (previously posted on this forum). I am methodical in performing the recommended maintenance however the Honda dealership and American Honda have failed to address or pursue a solution to this problem. I was given coupons for a few free oil changes and tire rotation. I am impressed with the CR-V's reliability however when it is time to trade it in for the 2012 I will not purchase another CR-V if this vibration has not been resolved by Honda.
#139 of 140 Re: The Honda CRV Vibration [peachey]
Sep 20, 2011 (11:03 am)
I have this problem as well on my 2007 with 63,000 miles. The problem has always occurred in some form and I'm pretty sure it has to do with the rear differential. We should try to organize a group and send a formal letter to honda (or at least BBB). My dealer changed the rear diff fluid twice now. It seems to be worse on certain road services. I think surfaces that don't allow the wheels to slip/skid exacerbate the problem (my 1997 AWD Jeep had the same problem). When I first got the car there was a service alert regarding the differential fluid not being suitable in cold weather. The dealer changed the fluid under warranty but the 2nd time they charged me. I should have fought harder but at the time I thought the vibration might be from my tires. I have since replaced the tires and the vibration is a little worse (back to the slip theory - the newer tires slip less).
#140 of 140 Re: The Honda CRV Vibration [davidgtuttle]
Jun 30, 2012 (11:54 am)
I have a 2007 LX 2WD (no differential) and I suffer the vibration problem. Convinced this design problem destroys tires prematurely. Last year, I test drove different versions of the 2011 CR-V on the highway and felt the vibration in all of them (so did the guy that drove with me).