About Honda Crosstour
Initially branded the Accord Crosstour, Honda Crosstour was manufactured by the Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation Honda from September 2009 to August 2015 as a full-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Slotting below the Pilot in size in Honda's SUV lineup, Honda Crosstour went on sale in November 2009 for the 2010 model year to compete with the Toyota Venza. Until 2012, Honda removed the "Accord" prefix, making the name just Crosstour. Although in the end, Honda Crosstour was replaced by the Honda HR-V due to slow sales, it scored well in the safety test carried out by IIHS and NHTSA.
The Honda Crosstour debuted as a 2012 model and received an upgrade for the 2013 model year. It came with five trim levels: EX, EX V6, EX-L, EX-L V6 and EX-L V6 4WD. But Honda Crosstour was available both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. It also came with a choice of two different engines. The base engine is a 2.4 L K24A inline 4-cylinder, making 192 horsepower and a 3.5 L V6 engine rated at 278 horsepower. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 4-cylinder engine while a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters came with the V6 engine.
Honda Crosstour Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
With predictable steering, composed handling and a quiet interior, it is a great pleasure to drive the Honda Crosstour. But if you want to enjoy the pleasure for a longer time, then you have every need to know about these common problems that may appear on your Honda Crosstour:
First, premature brake wear is the first big headache for Honda Crosstour owners. As braking system often has the decisive influence on if you could make it safely or not, every driver has paid as much as attention to it. According to some Honda Crosstour drivers, before this problem arises officially, some signs will come out first. Brakes are noisy and responding poorly, abnormal brake pedal behavior such as vibrating or pulsating, contaminated brake fluid and score marked brake rotors are all symptoms of faulty Crosstour brake pad set, brake disc, and brake master cylinder.
Second, suspension and engine failures are the second blow for Honda Crosstour drivers. Engine failure is easy to solve as it often manifests as a decrease in gas mileage or engine performance in Honda Crosstour, you could find it is because the air filter is dirty. But suspension failure is more complicated as it makes loud clicking noises when turning, clunking noises from underneath the vehicle, which results in uneven or excessive tire wear and titling vehicle, unintentionally steering and intense car vibration pose more difficulty in handling. And these signs could be regarded as the results of the defective Crosstour axle shaft, CV joint, control arm, front cross-member, sway bar link and ball joint.
In order to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing and safe driving trip, knowing how to tackle above-mentioned problems is not enough, you had better take some preventative measures to prevent problems from happening. Cabin air filter is responsible for filtering contaminants and venting healthy fresh air into the compartment; door lock actuator as an electrical part is easy to wear due to frequency of usage; wiper blade is used for sweeping off debris on the windscreen so that drivers have a better driving visibility; antenna undertakes the job of receiving signals and broadcasting traffic information, news, music and even live games and headlight is also helpful in offering good visibility. All these auto parts deserve routine maintenance so that you could drive your Honda Crosstour without any worries.
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