definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,561 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082008


  • 17,684 miles


At 17,000 miles on my 2005 Honda CR-V I noticed noise when I made sharp turns to the right or left. The dealer could not diagnose. Any problem. He thought it was from turning on the painted stripes on asphalt parking lots!!!!!!!!! at 17,684 miles the noise sounded like broken dishes rattling in the rear of the car. I looked online and found similar descriptions on websites related to Honda CR-V issues. I took it back to the dealer. Dealer finally diagnosed rear differential problem. They performed rear diff. Service, burnished clutches in rear diff and drained and refilled fluid. Problem solved! the car was under warranty, so no charge. Why don't dealers know more about this problem?

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 152008


  • 25,000 miles
Own a 2005 CR-V ex AWD. I to have experienced the CR-V rear differential contamination problem. Howling noise while turning became evident from the back end during the winter of 07-08 and approximately 25000 miles. Dealer determined the differential fluid was contaminated and flushed/replaced the fluid and performed a clutch burnishing procedure...fortunately under a goodwill warranty per a tsb. No problems since but based on other complaints I fear it's just a matter of time. Rear differential contamination appears to be a real problem with this CR-V version (02-08) which Honda really needs to address.

- Gaylord, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 192007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
When driving at a low rate of speed when making turns, the 2005 Honda CRV grinds or chatters due to a problem with the rear differential (according to the dealer here in blacksburg, va). I was told a service bulletin exists for this problem but have been unable to find it. I was told it would cost $150 to fix. My vehicle has 40,000M on it.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

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