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2002 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152002


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Problem started approx 7500 miles. I was getting loud popping noises from front and rear brakes. Occurred when backing up / moving forward ( changing directions while applying brakes.) every day got worse, you could hear noise from a distance of +100'. Honda has a bulletin on this problem, however, they are down playing it. They state it is a 'clicking noise'. it is not a 'clicking noise', I have a loud popping, metal to metal noise. Took to dealer several times. Dealer determined it was 'defective brake pads' and my CR-V noise was louder than most. Dealer replaced brake pads (dealer work order inv#W70499) you could see where the metal tips of the pads were banging back and forth against the caliper brackets. I met with american Honda Jul 02 2002. In so many words he said Honda is still looking into the matter, since the 2002 model is totally new, it could be that the brake pads are too small or the calipers too big, something is definitely wrong. American Honda rep. Said they are very concerned about this matter, but at this time, replacing the brake pads are the only thing they can think of to do, hoping that the replacement pads are a fraction larger than the original pads. The dealer, american Honda and I do not know if the problem has been solved. It is a noise not detected when the vehicle is first purchased, it occurs when you get some mileage on the brake pads. Please advise more information and check into this defect before there is a serious problem.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

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