16th Apr 2008, 19:05
I also suffered a complete mechanical breakdown due to the above mentioned problem and worse yet Honda has turned a deaf ear to my concerns. I will never buy a Honda again.
28th Sep 2008, 21:48
Our 2007 CR-V is starting to do this as well, with 10,000 miles on it.
It sounds like an old 4WD truck with the hubs/differentials locked.
Will visit dealer to see what they do.
10th Oct 2008, 13:09
Our two year old CRV diesel has just 18,000 miles on the clock and began to judder when pulling away on full lock, exactly as described by the other commentors. It's just had a two year service and the differential was 'flushed', it seems to have cured the problem but I'm worried permanent damage could be done. It seems to me to be more than an 'oil problem'. I think I'm going to raise this with Honda and see what response (if any) I get as I'm concerned I could be heading for a major bill in later years!
4th Jan 2010, 16:52
My 2006 2.2 CDTI has done 110,000 with its diff being flushed twice. Hasn't reared its head in last 25,000 or so.
27th Mar 2010, 17:34
Bought the CR-V based on what Consumers Reports recommended, have to say just satisfied with this vehicle. The gas mileage is terrible for a 4 cylinder, the cloth interior seats seem cheap and seat covers are recommended.
My biggest all time complaint is how it handles in the Winnipeg winters; the AWD is terrible, can`t take turns properly without the vehicle sliding, can stop.
Would I buy another one, never, paid over 33.000 brand new, and not happy with it at all.
28th Mar 2010, 15:33
When looking for a newer vehicle, the Honda CR-V was on my list. I actually have wanted one for a few years, but couldn't afford one. I test drove the new 2010 Honda CR-V, and I was very disappointed. It's much smaller than the second generation. The trunk is definitely a lot smaller.
It has more power than the 2nd generation, and improved gas mileage, but that wasn't enough to convince me. I still bought a CR-V though, except I bought the 2nd generation. I bought a used 2006 Honda CR-V EX and I love it. It has 50,000 miles, 4,000 of which are mine, and I haven't had any issues as of yet.
It's got a lot more room and I really don't notice the power difference. It also cost $10,000 less than a new CR-V EX with similar options. I'm very happy with my CR-V. Honda went backwards with the 3rd generation CR-V I think.
25th Jun 2012, 17:27
Wow! A totally accurate description of a CR-V. After renting one for a week, I wouldn't go near another one, and really wonder what anybody sees in these things. I don't think I've driven a vehicle that I disliked so much, except for maybe a Hyundai Excel or a Ford Pinto.
I know I wouldn't buy one if they sold for $10,000 new - which IMO would still be over-priced.