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Honda CR-V, SUV
#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.
#113 of 154 Re: rough ride [richard199]
Dec 15, 2009 (9:01 am)
The CR-V's short wheel base almost guarantees a bouncy ride on rough roads. But that's true of most small SUVs. Others have found that a change in tires can improve and quiet the ride somewhat.
Dec 17, 2009 (6:58 am)
I'm not really understand the "body vibration" is this the normal engine resonance that occurs at low RPM when the torque converter is locked. Like at 40-50mph?
I suppose some folks are more sensitive ot certain vibration and frequencies than others I gues for me, if it's not loud enough to be annoying and I know where it's somming from, it doesn't bother me at all.
For example, when I ride my motorcycle wiht a helmet on, there's a LOT of wind noise. But that's to be expected, so it's not a complaint.
All of my cars with 4 cylinder engines have had soem sort of low freqency vibration at low RPM's. It's difficult if not impossible to design a durable engine mount that can reduce all high frequency vibrations and now all low frequncy as well.
I think hte simple solution most American cars have to vibration is making the chassi stiff and heavy enough, and isolate the suspension, steering so much that the vehicle 1) has no road feel, 2) weighs 300+lbs more than the competition. This is how Chevy resolved the issue on the Equinox. It's a fat overweight pig. 30 more HP than a '07-'09 CR-V, but the reported accelerated numbers are the same even though it has an extra gear.
#115 of 154 Do you follow Manufacturer or Dealer recommended Services...?
Dec 18, 2009 (2:31 pm)
As per CRV 2008 Manual:
Your vehicle displays engine oil life and maintenance service items on the information display to show you when you should have your dealer do engine oil replacement and indicated maintenance service. Based on the engine operating
conditions, the onboard computer in your vehicle calculates the remaining engine oil life and displays it as a percentage.
Whereas my Honda Dealer (Paulmiller Honda) Suggest: that I should go for oil change every 3000-4000 miles and do major services after every 7500 miles (A - B- A) services.
My Car is running good and I reach upto 50% in 6 months or 6000 miles.
I just wanted to know do we need to follow Dealer or Manufacturer...?
Kindly let me know your input...
#116 of 154 Re: Do you follow Manufacturer or Dealer recommended Services...? [agrishi]
Dec 18, 2009 (2:50 pm)
Manufacture, not the dealer. The dealer is in for sooner oil changes and such to make money. Honda knows best. Follow it
#117 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [sr146260211]
Jan 08, 2010 (5:50 am)
I have a 2010 CRV -EX-L and at 40-45 it does vibrate. It's like a low rumble...when I accelerate it goes away when I back off it stops also.
I searched all forums and from what I've been reading it seems I have
the Harmonic Tingle. So apparently it's happening in 2010's also.
Love the car and will live with the tingle as some of the repairs are too drastic for my taste...at least on a brand new car.
My question is - if Honda has known about this problem for all these years why can't they eliminate it? Too much to ask? (-:
#118 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [lvdgs]
Jan 08, 2010 (6:19 am)
I have a 2008 and my CRV just started the vibration. It's not my alignment so I'm guessing it's the balance of my tires (which I'm going to get done this weekend). However, if Honda sells a perfect car they would loose money. So a little imperfection, with their cars, will help them financially. I found out there are tires you can purchase that never need replacing, brakes that don't wear out, and other parts for cars that are made the same way. However, they are very expensive. Honda knows what going on with their cars (CRV's). I'm sure they have complaints and people who work for them that peep these forums like we do. It's up to Honda vehicle owners to make Honda Auto Industry listen to us when we say something is not right with our cars.
#119 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [lvdgs]
Jan 20, 2010 (1:55 pm)
Check your tach when you feel it. If the engine is at very low RPM's, than a normal rumble type sensation is normal. I can't recall any 4 Cyl vehicle I've owned where I didn't experience a rumble at lower RPM's.
#120 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [toca]
Jan 21, 2010 (1:02 pm)
In driving today - heard rumble at 1500 on tach....above or below no rumble.
I've two 4 cylinder cars....an older Honda accord and a Mazda Protege5 and never had a rumble.....
Thanks for info though......
2010 EX-L CRV
#121 of 154 Re: Beware of CR-V Vibration - Honda Canada's Response [lvdgs]
Jan 22, 2010 (7:24 am)
I have the 2010 I get the rumble at 1500 as well. Seems to be a combination of low RPM's and the AT in a higher gear. Quick fix may be to press the D3 button on the shifter although haven't tried that yet. Not sure about CRV's prior to the 2010's, but since 2010 had an engine tweak, I'd be curious if the older models experience it too.