Last post on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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Honda CR-V, Brakes, SUV
#18 of 27 boompboompboomp
May 19, 2009 (8:22 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 27 boompboompboomp fixed
Jun 20, 2009 (3:06 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 27 Brake Maintenance
Sep 14, 2009 (8:40 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 27 Brake Pedal Movement on Engine Start (2001 Honda CRV
Dec 29, 2009 (8:54 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.
#22 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [raforan]
Jun 07, 2013 (10:02 am)
I purchased a 2012 Honda CR-V from Santa Margarita Honda in Orange County CA approximately 10 months ago. The car has 9,400 miles on it and my wife drives it 7 miles/day to go between work and home. My brake rotors are completely warped already. When I drive at freeway speeds and step on the brake the car rattles like a 6.0 earthquake and the pedal bounces like a basketball. Took it to the dealer and they said that it's driving habits that are causing the rotors to overheat so it's wear and tear (at 9,400 miles and 10 months of age -?????). Keep in mind that my wife and I are almost 50 years old and do not drive the car like a Porsche or a Ferrari especially with two younger kids in the car. This, as any common sense person should know, is not something that should be happening this early in the game. The dealer says that they will cover resurfacing of the rotors. Again, as everyone should know, resurfacing only thins the brake disc which makes it even more vulnerable to overheating and getting warped much quicker over time. They told me that if I want to pursue new rotors that I would have to contact Honda directly. After I spent $30,000 on their car they will not even pick up the phone for me...exquisite customer service...no? I call Honda and all the rep could tell me, after my rant, is that heat is causing the warping. Thanks a bunch Einstein...could not have figured that one out w/o you!!!!! The issue is why are the rotors melting away already at not even 10,000 miles??? Will never buy a Honda again. Period. Case closed. Good luck with your case.
#23 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
Jun 07, 2013 (10:22 am)
... and you're blaming Honda for not warranting a used car? Honestly, you have no idea how it was driven before you bought it. Did you road test it at highway speeds before you bought it? Did you have a mechanic look at it?
#24 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
Jun 07, 2013 (11:04 am)
So sorry to hear about your negative experience. I guess they think that Honda buyers will be loyal regardless of how they treat us and they can tell us what ever they want even if it doesn't make sense and we will believe it. They will continue to lose market share to companies that stand behind their products. All we can do is tell our stories about how we were treated then buy another brand. Best of luck!
#25 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [nicompvoyager]
Jun 14, 2013 (2:15 pm)
I guess some people need to go back to school and learn how to read (it is a lost art). Where in my message did I say that the car was used?????????? The car was brand-new. We are the ones that put 9,000 miles on it!!! I can guarantee you that it was not driven like a Ferrari. Before you make silly comments make sure to read the message thoroughly...maybe even a couple of times
#26 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [chantal714]
Jun 14, 2013 (2:29 pm)
Chantal714, thanks for your compassion. You are somewhat right and somewhat wrong. Yes I bought a Honda because my wife and I happen to like their cars and designs (we were loyal). We had a 2002 Honda Odissey before this car and that one was known for transmission melt down at about 70,000 to 80,000 miles. At 78,000 ours gave out and $4000 later we were back on the road. Now this on a brand-new 2012 model. I will not spend another dime on Honda cars or any other Honda products for that matter. My loyalty is gone for good. This car will be serviced by any respectable Honda mechanic that is not affiliated in any way shape, or form to Honda Motors or any of their dealerships. I would not buy a car from them even if they were the last car manufacturer in the universe. Subaru, Toyota, Hyunday, anything but Honda here I come.
#27 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 14, 2013 (2:52 pm)
Well, your title did say "Just bought" and you started off talking about a 2012. Confused me when I first read it too.
Keeping repair records and threatening lemon law can sometimes work wonders, but brakes are wear items and are usually excluded in basic warranties.