road noise HONDA CR-V
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manofman

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 27, 2006
I drove a new HONDA CR-V at the dealer on saturday..

I noticed the tire noise was very noticable.
question: Is there a tire that would be better than the manufacture tire that would reduce the road noise...

Could I request this change before I purchase the CR-V

John
DINK

Campobello, SC

#2 Apr 1, 2006
WHAT I HAVE DONE IS WORK OUT A DEAL WITH A LOCAL (PRIVATELY OWNED) TIRE DEALER. THEY LET ME TRADE IN THE ORIGINAL SET OF TIRES THAT CAME ON THE CAR AND THEY GAVE ME FULL CREDIT . I GOT A BRAND NEW CRV THAT ROLLED OFF THE TRUCK AND HADN'T BEEN TEST DRIVEN. THERE WAS NO WEAR ON THE TIRES AT ALL. I GOT A SET OF MICHELINS AND THEY ARE VERY QUIET.
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manofman wrote:
I drove a new HONDA CR-V at the dealer on saturday..

I noticed the tire noise was very noticable.
question: Is there a tire that would be better than the manufacture tire that would reduce the road noise...

Could I request this change before I purchase the CR-V

John
stelios theodorou

Limassol, Cyprus

#3 Aug 17, 2006
My brand vew 2006 crv is to noisy. We tried to change from bf goodrich to bridgestone but the result was even worst.
The noise is coming mostly from the left rear wheel.
Any ideas?
john

Westerville, OH

#4 Sep 12, 2006
My new one makes so much noise I can't stand to drive it. I got new tires put on it also and its a little better, but there just isn't any sound deadening in the car. Honda is getting cheaper and cheaper.
John

Coldwater, MI

#5 Oct 19, 2006
I noticed the road noise, but was reminded by my wife that it's not a luxury car (I drive a '99 A6). You can get Dynamat installed at your local car stereo place. Magnolia Hi-Fi said they charge ~$60/hr. 3-4 hrs to get all 5 doors & the rear floor. The tech I spoke to said he did an older Civic(mind you he did the entire car, 2day job), but he said after it was done, it was silent.
Steve

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#6 Oct 19, 2006
I have the same problem with my 2006 CRV. It came with 5 ply tires, - that's probably where the noise and harsh ride eminate from.
Peter Martin

Sterling Heights, MI

#7 Nov 3, 2006
I wore out the OEM tires on my 2003 CR-V so I just bought the Goodyear Assurance Triple Tread. Based on results in Consumer Reports, it was the top rated tire.
Of course, being a Michelin man myself I didn't believe it until I saw my brother's set and his son's set.
Rated for 85,000 and having the best wet tire traction available (even better ice traction), these babies are super sticky and super quiet.
My problem is that there is a strange rattle in the middle to rear of the vehicle that I just cannot find. Of course, it's worse in the cold. It sounds like a wire slapping around somewhere, maybe in the headliner?
Graham

Auckland, New Zealand

#8 Jan 10, 2007
I have a 2004 CRV. After reading this column I fitted Goodyear Wrangler 205/170 R15 tyres and I am delighted with the result. No more excessive tyre noise a very good feel to the car. The tyres work well in wet or dry conditions. I have not yet tried them off-road.
Bubba Gorilla

Shrewsbury, MA

#9 Jan 11, 2007
Check your tire pressure to make sure that the tires are not overinflated! The ideal tire pressure for the front tires is 28psi cold and for the rear 26psi cold. I know what the door jam says but it is just too high for the suspension on these vehicles! Try this for a while and see how much quieter and softer the ride can be!
Arvind

Merritt Island, FL

#10 Feb 18, 2007
I have a 1999 CR-V EX and it's so noisy that neither you can listen to the radio nor you can carry on a conversation. I have a good set of Michelin but noise seems to be coming from the rear axle-may be FWD is the reason!
Steve

Lynn, UK

#11 Feb 25, 2007
have a 2006 crv diesel version,after startup from cold and having driven for about a mile or two I get a breif noise from the engine just like there isnt any oil in it,however the noise only lasts for a second,this may happen two or three times but very intermittent the motor has 6000 miles on the clock and engine oil is good have topped up oil with a pint over this mileage,has anyone any ideas as to what is the cause of the noise.
Perchjay

Mildura, Australia

#12 Mar 1, 2007
I have a 2006 model and had the 20,000km service recently at which time the diff was tickled with including an unscheduled diff oil change which according to the service manager was due to a "factory problem" This required all 2006 models to have the same work done at no charge to the owner. The problem resulted in a rubbing sound everytime you turned the wheel hard left or right. And like all other comments, i cant stand the road noise.
dreamtheaterr

Darien, CT

#13 Mar 16, 2007
For the folks who have noise coming from the rear, especially when turning a U turn or sharp turn left or right, most probably its your rear differential fluid that needs to be changed. Honda says 90K miles, but it should be done every 30K miles. If you do have that noise, it will be replaced under warranty if you're below 36K miles.
Mark

Winnipeg, Canada

#14 Mar 20, 2007
manofman wrote:
I drove a new HONDA CR-V at the dealer on saturday..
I noticed the tire noise was very noticable.
question: Is there a tire that would be better than the manufacture tire that would reduce the road noise...
Could I request this change before I purchase the CR-V
John
You could purchase different tires, but you should ask yourself what you want out of the vehicle you are buying. There are several vehicles (sedans for example) that give you a smooth ride and low noise, but they do not give you the ability to drive through the odd snow drift or have a clearance height over 6 inches. Also, sedans have trunks, while the CRV has a hatch, which holds about two to three times the cargo. Further, most sedans are not fun. The CRV is one of the most fun vehicles on the road and you will be able to keep it more than three or four years.

In the end, I guess I did not answer your original question about getting the tires changed before your purchase. If the dealership you are working with is ready to let you make a purchase, which will change your life and make you a HONDA believer, then I believe that they will accommodate you and change the tires. Chances are, they will know about the best tires for a smoother, quieter ride and will be more than happy to assist you in getting behind a new CRV.
Keith

Peterlee, UK

#15 Mar 21, 2007
Steve wrote:
have a 2006 crv diesel version,after startup from cold and having driven for about a mile or two I get a breif noise from the engine just like there isnt any oil in it,however the noise only lasts for a second,this may happen two or three times but very intermittent the motor has 6000 miles on the clock and engine oil is good have topped up oil with a pint over this mileage,has anyone any ideas as to what is the cause of the noise.
I agree with Steve,the diesel sounds like a 'pinking' petrol when cold. I'm told by honda that this a characteristic of their engine and is not a concern. Apart from that a great car.
Keith

Peterlee, UK

#16 Mar 21, 2007
Road noise varies with model. I have the Executive with heavy over carpets and road noise is no more than my previous car, a V W Passat estate. Tyres don't seem to be the cause, if they were the noise would be greater when the rear seats were folded down thereby allowing more road noise to travel forward to the driver. In my car there is little difference seats up or down.
adxa

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#17 Mar 22, 2007
try yokohama tyres
surfrgrl

United States

#18 Mar 23, 2007
I am the 3rd owner of a 99 CRV and have noticed a terrible grinding noise too on tight/hard turns. One mechanic believed it might be that the rear differential needed replacing eventhough the fluids checked out okay. He didn't even bother telling me the cost and just recomended a graphite lubricant to help extend the shortened life of the differential :o/
Arvind wrote:
I have a 1999 CR-V EX and it's so noisy that neither you can listen to the radio nor you can carry on a conversation. I have a good set of Michelin but noise seems to be coming from the rear axle-may be FWD is the reason!
chriz

Philippines

#19 Mar 24, 2007
dreamtheaterr wrote:
For the folks who have noise coming from the rear, especially when turning a U turn or sharp turn left or right, most probably its your rear differential fluid that needs to be changed. Honda says 90K miles, but it should be done every 30K miles. If you do have that noise, it will be replaced under warranty if you're below 36K miles.
what kind of fluid to use?name brand?tnx
PaulR

UK

#20 Mar 29, 2007
Honda dual pump fluid; easy diy job and no more noise.

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