Last post on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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Honda CR-V, Brakes, SUV
#12 of 21 Advise Needed : Changing the Brake Rotors
May 08, 2009 (9:50 am)
Hi. I have a CR-V 2006, the last time I had my front brake rotors re-surfaced was at 20K miles, now my ODO is almost 70K, from brake has been changed once, now it has approx. 6mm, rear brake has not been changed ( approx 3mm left).
I am planning to have the front rotors re-surfaced because when braking the steering vibrates.
My needed advise.
Is it better to just replace the front rotors or have it re-surfaced?
I will replace also the front and rear brake pads in this process.
I would appreciate your suggestions.
#13 of 21 used 07 crv brakes?
May 13, 2009 (7:10 am)
took a test drive of an 07 crv-when applying the brakes i hear a thumping noise from the rear-is this the brakes? got quieter the more it was driven but did not disappear completely-dealer says this is normal from sitting on the lot. like the car except for that issue-it has appr. 29,000 miles on it. any ideas?
#14 of 21 Re: used 07 crv brakes? [lablover2]
May 13, 2009 (7:52 am)
Of course he said "normal" if he's a normal salesman because he wants to sell you the car.
If you get the same noise by test-driving another 07 CRV then it is 'normal'. I would be 'abnormal' if I trust his words.
#15 of 21 Re: used 07 crv brakes? [bigdadi118]
May 13, 2009 (8:43 am)
of course he said it would be checked out if i bought it and fixed-do you guys think it is the brakes?
#16 of 21 Re: used 07 crv brakes? [lablover2]
May 13, 2009 (9:40 am)
Probably surface rust on the rotors.
Vehicle test drive, especially a used vehicle, should include the walk around with thorough inspection/observation of all visible components prior to getting into the vehicle.
If before driving the rear rotors had rust, and after test dirve they did not, then the noise you heard was the brake pads scraping the rust off the rotors, which is common in humid climates.
#17 of 21 Re: used 07 crv brakes? [blueiedgod]
May 13, 2009 (1:58 pm)
ok, salesman called it lot rot. but, he only had it on the lot a few days. makes me uncomfortable-guess i better bring my nieces husband with to check it out-but he always says buy new
#18 of 21 boompboompboomp
May 19, 2009 (9:22 pm)
That's the sound that my '05 CR-V's brakes make. The boomping begins when the brakes are applied and slows as the vehicle's speed slows. There's no vibration in the steering, just the sound, and the brakes work fine.
The sound started at about 19,000 miles. The dealer checked them at the 20K service interval, and didn't find anything wrong. The tires give no indication of abnormal wear. After the 20K service, on the drive home through the countryside, the noise was still there, but a little less noticeable.
The car gets about 50/50 highway/local use. I'd say it's driven gently and is maintained per schedule. However, it does spend CT winters in the driveway, and I've occasionally spotted rust on the rotors.
I'm keeping an eye on it.
#19 of 21 boompboompboomp fixed
Jun 20, 2009 (4:06 pm)
At the insistence of Saabgirl, my missus, I took my CR-V to Goodyear for a nice new set of Comfort Treads. (Makes a huge difference in reducing noise level inside the vehicle) Asked Goodyear to check the rear rotors while the wheels were off. Told him the Honda dealer didn't see anything, but ...
Goodyear found a rust spot on one rotor that was about the size of a brake pad and was deep enough to be possibly unfixable. Goodyear said it may cause the pads to wear more quickly but probably wouldn't affect performance. I had the rotors replaced anyway, because Saabgirl has a little of the princess-and-the-pea in her makeup, and I didn't want to be back again next week, not did I I want to hear squeals from the passenger seat every time I step on the brake.
But here's the info I want to share with yinz: the Goodyear manager said Honda didn't "see" the problem, because they don't consider it a prroblem. Many manufacturers, he said, use "crappy" rotors to save weight. Yes, they'll cosmetically deteriorate, espec in New England winters, but since it doesn't affect braking performance they only regard it as a cosmetic problem. Since my CR-V sleeps outside in the winter, the condition might have been more evident than it would be in a garaged car.
By the way I only got 20K out of the OE Goodrich traction A tires. Although they weren't down to the wear bars, they were getting close and small cracks were showing up in the sidewalls. And they were so noisy on all but the smoothest road surface that they had become really annoying.
Saabgirl is happy now, so all is well.
#20 of 21 Brake Maintenance
Sep 14, 2009 (9:40 am)
Just chiming in with some info and questions.
Our 2003 LX Manual had pads and rotors replaced at 20K(Aug 05) miles under warranty and at 30K ( Sep 06) the rear pads/rotors were replaced also under warranty.
Now at about 60K we're doing the service and may have to do the brakes again.
Can I just do the pads are rotors necessary at the same time?
PS; someone here mentioned the rumbling/scraping noise form the rear wheels. I looked at this with the mechanic at the 55k oil change and its the result of a shroud rubbing on the disc. The noise on ours has gone away and it doesn't effedt brake performance.">
#21 of 21 Brake Pedal Movement on Engine Start (2001 Honda CRV
Dec 29, 2009 (9:54 am)
I start my 2001 Honda CRV with my foot on the brake pedal. When the engine starts the pedal moves toward the floor(approximately 1/2"). I don't have any braking problems...yet.