road noise HONDA CR-V
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#125 Aug 24, 2012
Phil wrote:
I have a Honda 2003 crv. It roars in back. Seems to be drivers side back wheel. Turns doesn't affect it as far as I can tell. Has the sound all time. Sounds like a barring. But after reading most problems I wonder if I should change fluid.
Any suggestions?
Take it to a shop, put it on a lift and listen to it while it's in gear. If you hear a groaning, scraping noise on either side, replace the bearing.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#126 Mar 11, 2013
Honda has too many serious problems to consider the fleet of vehicles. Bad paint and poor maintenance department. Noise in the CRV and Civic highly annoying. Check the web for problems
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#127 Mar 12, 2013
HumanSpirit wrote:
Honda has too many serious problems to consider the fleet of vehicles. Bad paint and poor maintenance department. Noise in the CRV and Civic highly annoying. Check the web for problems
All vehicles can have problems. Poor maintenance is not the manufacturers fault, it's the owners problem. CRVs and Civics compare very favorably to their competition.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#128 Mar 14, 2013
2011 howls and sounds like the same problem I have with my daughters 2009 Civic. Tire tread and some component. The CRV is just lots of rear noise. Aggravating to passengers in the rear. I will bring the 14000 mile vehicle into the Honda dealer in Gainesville next week.
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#129 Mar 15, 2013
HumanSpirit wrote:
2011 howls and sounds like the same problem I have with my daughters 2009 Civic. Tire tread and some component. The CRV is just lots of rear noise. Aggravating to passengers in the rear. I will bring the 14000 mile vehicle into the Honda dealer in Gainesville next week.
I have found that the original equipment tires on many cars are just junk. They're designed to a price. In my case, I've found replacing them with Michelins has worked wonders.
Eric

Calgary, Canada

#130 Jun 1, 2013
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
I found the same problem too when my 2010 CRV used OEM tire.
After i changed to Nokian tire, it improves alot.
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#131 Jun 10, 2013
A check on the web indicates lots of noise problems from the CRV and Civic since 2008 and the problem has not been resolved. Lots of angry customers on tire issues. Dealers offer lots of excuses for noise problems.

Transmission problems on the 2011 CRV are noted.

paint problems are common with the clearcoat and use of paint shops compounds the problem

I wouldn't purchase another; Honda .
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#132 Jun 10, 2013
liner wrote:
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I have found that the original equipment tires on many cars are just junk. They're designed to a price. In my case, I've found replacing them with Michelins has worked wonders.
Not going to replace the tires until Honda corrects the mechanical problem with alignment. That would be foolish . I note that all Honda dealers are attempting to sell tires on each visit. I am back to using my old car till I can trade or sell the vehicle.

Sad situation for company that had leadership at one time.
james

Guelph, Canada

#134 Jun 25, 2013
For the rattle ..check your heat shield on your exhaust
..it does break off.
Peter Martin wrote:
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?
Cannot_hear_abov e_90db

Charlotte, NC

#135 Aug 12, 2013
My wife has a 2007 and the noise has been our biggest complaint since buying it. It came with some brand of tires other than Michelins which I think were BF Goodrich. It was noisy when we got it new and is still noisy on our second set of Michelins. It has some under coating but that doesnít help any. This is the nosiest vehicle I have ever owned, enough that I will never buy another one. A neighbor test drove a 2013 back in early spring and he said it was a very noisy car too. The cars just donít have enough insulation and sound proofing. I back that claim up with a fact, when riding in the back seat during the winter you will be very cold unless the heat is all the way up which makes it bad for the front seat passengers. I wished I could figure out what to do.
liner

Patchogue, NY

#136 Aug 12, 2013
Cannot_hear_above_90db wrote:
My wife has a 2007 and the noise has been our biggest complaint since buying it. It came with some brand of tires other than Michelins which I think were BF Goodrich. It was noisy when we got it new and is still noisy on our second set of Michelins. It has some under coating but that doesnít help any. This is the nosiest vehicle I have ever owned, enough that I will never buy another one. A neighbor test drove a 2013 back in early spring and he said it was a very noisy car too. The cars just donít have enough insulation and sound proofing. I back that claim up with a fact, when riding in the back seat during the winter you will be very cold unless the heat is all the way up which makes it bad for the front seat passengers. I wished I could figure out what to do.
Most small SUVs on the market are fairly noisy. A function of the price.
susie

Dublin, GA

#137 Sep 2, 2013
liner wrote:
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Definately sounds like an alignment issue. Have you taken it to any local tire shops, or just the dealer?
I have firestone tires with the same problem. i've taken my crv to different dealerships who say it is the tires and they show me the cupping and they recommend i buy new tires. i took it to the firestone guy and he told me i only needed to rotate the tires. he explained that because my vehicle is a front wheel drive, the front tires wear down faster and if i put the cupping tires on the front my vehicle will shave off all the rough and make them smooth. so I tried this and immediately noticed that my steering wheel was so difficult to hold going fast speeds.
I've kind of read through this forum and i see where it appears folks are just not complaining about this problem. its funny that when i took my vehicle in to the honda dealership they knew immediately what the problem was. somebody somewhere is complaining.....they are not listening.
liner

Patchogue, NY

#138 Sep 2, 2013
susie wrote:
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I have firestone tires with the same problem. i've taken my crv to different dealerships who say it is the tires and they show me the cupping and they recommend i buy new tires. i took it to the firestone guy and he told me i only needed to rotate the tires. he explained that because my vehicle is a front wheel drive, the front tires wear down faster and if i put the cupping tires on the front my vehicle will shave off all the rough and make them smooth. so I tried this and immediately noticed that my steering wheel was so difficult to hold going fast speeds.
I've kind of read through this forum and i see where it appears folks are just not complaining about this problem. its funny that when i took my vehicle in to the honda dealership they knew immediately what the problem was. somebody somewhere is complaining.....they are not listening.
Cupping is not a normal wear pattern. It's generally caused by wheel alignment issues. Once it's bad enough, it can't be "worn off" by switching tires. Buy 4 new tires and have the alignment problem identified and fixed.
Marius in Montreal

Montrťal, Canada

#139 Oct 16, 2013
This is my first day on this forum but I found good info - thanks to all! I have an 05 with 152,000 km. About 10,000 km ago the "rumbling noise" from the passenger side rear wheel was finally correctly diagnosed as a failing wheel bearing. It was replaced, and the garage damaged the ABS sensor in the process (stuck/corroded etc)- it cost me a new sensor plus its harness - warning if you try to replace a bearing yourself. Today I asked a Honda dealer to correct the rear wheels which are so inclined inwards at the top it is easily visible. Two Honda dealers claim this is not common, but you see it on a lot of older CR-Vs. The dealer was unable to correct that angle much so I have to live with it and replace tires... Thankfully the mechanic at the dealer also pointed out (as I was leaving) that I must change the rear differential oil, and I see this as a very useful thing to do from all the reader comments. My car indeed had started making rumbling noises when turning at low speed but I had not yet started worrying. Thanks to all you readers I know I must do it very soon. Other than that, my 05 has been fantastic on maintenance since new!
liner

Patchogue, NY

#140 Oct 17, 2013
Marius in Montreal wrote:
This is my first day on this forum but I found good info - thanks to all! I have an 05 with 152,000 km. About 10,000 km ago the "rumbling noise" from the passenger side rear wheel was finally correctly diagnosed as a failing wheel bearing. It was replaced, and the garage damaged the ABS sensor in the process (stuck/corroded etc)- it cost me a new sensor plus its harness - warning if you try to replace a bearing yourself. Today I asked a Honda dealer to correct the rear wheels which are so inclined inwards at the top it is easily visible. Two Honda dealers claim this is not common, but you see it on a lot of older CR-Vs. The dealer was unable to correct that angle much so I have to live with it and replace tires... Thankfully the mechanic at the dealer also pointed out (as I was leaving) that I must change the rear differential oil, and I see this as a very useful thing to do from all the reader comments. My car indeed had started making rumbling noises when turning at low speed but I had not yet started worrying. Thanks to all you readers I know I must do it very soon. Other than that, my 05 has been fantastic on maintenance since new!
Rear suspension is probably not designed to be adjustable, so you might have bent something. Perhaps a body shop could remedy that, as they deal with those type of issues regularly.
Michael

Maidens, VA

#141 Nov 3, 2013
On most cars built today, the rear camber is not adjustable. This is a cost saving measure during production. As the springs wear, the camber will tend to go negative. The aftermarket has adjustable upper suspension components that will allow the camber to be adjusted.

I had a similar problem on my 06 Civic. I replaced the front strut bolts with eccentric bolts and installed camber adjusting plates on the rear suspension. Now I have perfect alignment and no wear issues.
liner

Patchogue, NY

#142 Nov 3, 2013
Michael wrote:
On most cars built today, the rear camber is not adjustable. This is a cost saving measure during production. As the springs wear, the camber will tend to go negative. The aftermarket has adjustable upper suspension components that will allow the camber to be adjusted.
I had a similar problem on my 06 Civic. I replaced the front strut bolts with eccentric bolts and installed camber adjusting plates on the rear suspension. Now I have perfect alignment and no wear issues.
Thanks for your info. Adj components is probably just what these folks would need.
Gordon from Sydney Aust

Sydney, Australia

#143 Nov 3, 2013
If there is a noise on full kock while turning,
Jack all four wheels up,change the DIF: oil run it in reverse for fifteen Mts: and in drive fifteen Mts: again, change the oil once more, and Bobs your Uncle, The reason moisture forms in your dif: as its a four wheel drive on demand only, The only other alternative is drive it in the bush on a good muddy four wheel spin. this worked on my CRV 2006 model. Another point change your Auto Gear oil every 30000 KL, the book says every 12000Kl.
Gordon from Sydney Aust

Sydney, Australia

#144 Nov 3, 2013
The CRV ENGINE is great,but the Dif: & Gearbox could be improved,
Santos

Blackpool, UK

#145 Dec 3, 2013
I have a crv 2008 and the driver's side drive shaft makes a thunderous noise when turning a full turn. Also the clutch is squeaky . The car hasn't done 16k yet, noisy on motorways otherwise a solid car.

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