Common Electrical Problems

Starter Failure for Accord and Crosstour

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The starter system in the 2013-2015 Honda Accord and Crosstour has a defect that makes starting the engine completely unreliable. The starter motor grinds and whines but the engine never starts. Honda denies any out-of-warranty claims on th…

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CR-V Battery Died

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The 4th and 5th generation CR-V chews through batteries. Leave one of these sitting a couple days and there's a good chance it won't start due to long-running issues parasitic drains and an ineffective battery charging system.

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Rodents Chew Soy Wiring

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Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …

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Where Electrical Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

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