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#103 of 154 Re: CR-V After Market Options [ylrebmikaka]
Oct 20, 2009 (8:55 am)
2009 Honda CRV
Can you put an after market Blue Tooth Integrated/Radio System, in the vehicle without problems?
Can you put an after market Remote Start, in the vehicle without problems?
Any suggestions on the Blue Tooth Technology for the CRV?
I have Pioneer AVIC 700 BT with: AM/FM/Sat/HD/CD/SD/DIVX/XVID/MP3/WMA/AUX/BlueTooth/GPS/VoiceRecognition.... I had to get a PAX translator to integrate the steering wheel controls, and XM receiver to enable SAT radio. So, yes it can be done.
There are aftermarket remote starting systems. Just make sure you pick one that does not require you to leave your spare key in the car.
All aftermarket remote starters defeat the immobilizer chip either by requireing spare key to be in the vehicle, or by generating the code to mimic the key presence.
#104 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [gkg452]
Oct 30, 2009 (10:09 am)
This is the latest response from American Honda regarding the severe body vibration exhibited by my 2007 Honda CR-V:
As an aside, after Buckeye Honda, Lancaster, Ohio, advised that I would have to "live with it" I filed a customer claim with BBB Auto Line. BBB Auto Line refused to arbitrate with American Honda because the mileage on my CR-V was in excess of the Honda warranty (36,000) at the time I filed the claim (even though the mileage documented by Buckeye Honda for the first of five attempted repairs was less than 36,000). It was explained by the BBB that I did not meet the "Time Period for Filing" for the claim to be eligible under their program. Since I put my misguided faith in Honda by allowing five months to elapse while Buckeye Honda dithered around before they told me to "live with it" the claim was determined to be untimely.
Today I was informed by a customer service representative at American Honda that this body vibration is [quote] an inherent condition in this vehicle and not a defect [unquote]. Supposedly Honda engineers verified that this body vibration does not present a safety issue (this is debatable) and since the 2009 CR-V which I test drove [apparently a determining factor] demonstrated the same vibration, that this car has no defect. I beg to differ and advised him that my next car will be a Chevrolet. Also, Buckeye Honda has seen the last of my continued patronage.
#105 of 154 2010 model-no vibration to report
Oct 30, 2009 (10:50 am)
30 days only with my new 2010 EX-L and no vibration issues to report. So at least for this short period, is not an inherent condition in this vehicle for 2010 model
#106 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [peachey]
Oct 31, 2009 (11:30 am)
I have a 2008 Honda CR-V and I have the same issue. Actually, my car it sounds like a very loud "wobble" from the back left of the car. It is not wind noise, just a loud wobble in the back. The car rides fine but the sound is unbearable.
Given the LACK of Honda support it appears others have received, I will immediately begin taking this to my Honda dealer to document the issue. Further, I suggest we start a "Twitter" campaign to get the attention of Honda marketing. This is a serious problem and the response you received is crazy. Imagine if they said, "Not starting in cold weather is an inherent issue with this car but not a safety issue"! Crazy. Look for the hash tag #honda and #hondacrvvibration for the campaign.
#107 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [kevinaom]
Nov 02, 2009 (6:11 am)
Kevin: Thanks for your response. I have now filed a complaint with the Central Ohio Better Business Bureau against Buckeye Honda in Lancaster Ohio since BBB Auto Line works hand in hand with American Honda. It is my opinion that Buckeye Honda knowingly and willingly allowed the mileage warranty to expire while "servicing" the car over a five-month period knowing this would negate BBB Auto Line's arbitration with American Honda because the mileage exceeded the warranty at the time of the filing of the complaint This 2007 CR-V EX exhibits and always has loud wind and road noises in the cabin especially at highway speeds.
#108 of 154 2008 CRV-EX L Cross country Trip MPGs
Nov 02, 2009 (7:25 pm)
Just completed 3000 mile cross country trek in 2008 CRV EX L which had 11400 miles at srtart of trip . I averaged an astounding 31.7 MPGs most of which was at 70MPH on Cruise control. The low end MPG 23.1 up mountains inthe west the best at 37.8 going down those mountains. No issues whatsoever about anything. Vehicle ran better than Secretariat in the 73 Kentucky Derby !
Dec 14, 2009 (10:34 am)
I recently purchased a 2008 CRV base model. We apparently took it on a very smooth road for test ride and did not notice how rough riding it is. Is this a problem with all 2008's? I have checked the tire pressure and took it into a dealer to get the supension checked out. I was told by them that ours was typical of all Honda CRV's.
Dec 14, 2009 (11:33 am)
Remember Richard that a CRV is a truck. You'll get use to it.
My biggest problem is the "head rest" leaning too much forward. It could be because I'm short.
#111 of 154 Re: rough ride [richard199]
Dec 14, 2009 (12:46 pm)
What are you comparing it too?
Compared to the Nissan Versa I tradeed in, my CR-V, it rides great. It's about the same as our '08 Nissan Alitma on most surfaces, with a little more road nose, wind noise, and because of the shoirt wheelbase it rolls and ptiches a little more. But it has longer travel suspenson, so on really, really bad roads, the CR-V rides great.
I've NEVER had it bottom out, whereas my other cars would have easily bottomed out on a variety of surfaces.
#112 of 154 Re: rough ride [richard199]
Dec 14, 2009 (1:19 pm)
I can't tell from your post if you did or did not notice "how rough riding it is" however your next sentence which questions whether this is a problem with all 2008's suggests that you did experience a body vibration. Pursuant to my previous posts in this forum, my 2007 CR-V EX has a very noticeable body vibration; I have since driven a 2009 and 2010 model CR-V EX and both cars exhibit the body vibration. Since this does not seem to be consistent with all CR-V's, American Honda will not address this problem - Maybe it is restricted to the Midwest but I know I will never buy another Honda.