About Honda CR-V
As one of the best-selling compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), Honda CR-V has been manufactured by the Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation Honda since 1995. Its name "CR-V" stands for "Compact Recreational Vehicle". As a mid-range vehicle, CR-V slots between the smaller HR-V and the larger Pilot. Among Honda models, Honda CR-V is rather young but it still won Car and Driver Magazine's Best Small SUV for 2002 and 2003. Up to now, it has been through five generations.
The fourth-generation Honda CR-V was produced from November 2011 to 2016 and debuted at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show as well as went on sale on December 15, 2011, in the United States as a 2012 model. It came with several trim levels including Touring supplanted EX-L w/Navigation as the top, EX, Touring, LX (base), and SE (mid). Powered by an updated 2.4 L I4 engine rated at 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, and this engine sent power through a 5-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or all wheels. The latest generation Honda CR-V starts from November 2016 as a 2017 model. It now features a new chassis shared with Honda Civic. LX (base), EX and Touring are still available trim levels and get first turbocharged engine 1.5 L I4 producing 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque and though 2.4 L engine is also available. Both engines are coupled with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Honda CR-V Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Priced competitively and offering plenty of passenger room and cargo capacity for most people's needs, Honda CR-V is easy to drive and family-friendly. Though renowned for its extreme build quality, you could not deny the fact that it will wear eventually. And that is why you should know some common problems on Honda CR-V in advance:
First, engine issue is what Honda CR-V owners complained most about it, which is not strange as every vehicle will have this issue sooner or later. In Honda CR-V, engine issue often manifests as unwanted acceleration or loss of power when acceleration, excessive oil consumption, and metallic sounds coming from the engine. Some also offered that overheating due to leaking coolant would deteriorate engine performance so that vehicle may get stuck in starting issues. In fact, once Check Engine Light in your Honda CR-V comes on and above signs also appear, then inspect the air filter, oil filter, oxygen sensor, drive belt, valve cover gasket, fuel pump in a minute.
Second, suspension failure is also a serious issue on Honda CR-V that could affect and even lower driving experience a lot. In fact, normally, suspension issue won't cause drivability difficulty. But according to some Honda CR-V drivers, at first, they may only hear clunking or rattling noises from the tire area, which is the main reason why tire wear is uneven and vehicle tends to tilt to one side. Then excessive vibration and bouncing as well as loos steering wheel make it harder for drivers to handle this vehicle, which poses not little danger while driving. In case put your and your families' lives at stake, you had better keep the CR-V sway bar link, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, wheel bearing and axle shaft in proper working condition all the time.
However, routine maintenance is a duty that Honda CR-V drivers must undertake. As for what parts need routine maintenance, we will give you some clues. Cabin air filter is responsible for filtering all kinds of contaminants, which means it could get clogged after long-term working; wiper blade, emblem, wiper arm and so on are all working on relative harsh conditions and are in use frequently, routine maintenance on them is a smart move.
The smart choice for your Honda CR-V would be OEM Honda CR-V auto parts due to their precise fitment and optimum performance features. Lowest-priced genuine Honda CR-V auto parts could be found easily at the consumer-friendly tremendous catalog offered by online store HondaPartsPrim.com. With manufacturer's warranty, you could shop these OEM CR-V parts with complete confidence not to mention that they could be returned without a hassle and delivered in the shortest time. How about bringing back your CR-V to its best shape now?