Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine
Excess fuel vapors in Honda’s 1.5-liter engine aren’t burning off and diluting the engine’s oil. This raises the oil level, triggers warning lights, creates a terrible smell, and brings into question the prospect of long-term damage caused …Continue reading article "Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine"
Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear
The Internet has been abuzz with complaints about uneven and rapidly wearing tires on the 2006-09 Civic. These uneven tire problems can quickly turn into braking issues and also lead to reports of difficult to control vibrations, giving som…Continue reading article "Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear"
Honda has been upfront about the 2015 CR-V’s vibration problems. A recently settled lawsuit is asking them to be upfront about the solution, too.
The automaker has released a series of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) with suggestions for removing the unwanted vibration. However, not every dealership acknowledges the problem or tells owners about the free repairs. That’s about to change as the settlement requires Honda to directly contact all potentially affected owners about the TSBs.…keep reading article "Honda Will be Required to Tell Owners About TSB 15-046"
Some 9th generation Accord and 1st generation Crosstour owners are having a heck of a time getting their cars to start.
The theory has been a combination of an underpowered battery and a defective starter motor were to blame, but there might be more to it according to Service Bulletin #16-002 which Honda released earlier this month.
In the bulletin, the automaker says the
clearance between the starter motor gear and the torque converter ring gear is not optimaland that can cause issues with the starter system.
To fix it, technicians are advised to rotate the torque converter clockwise by one bolt in addition to replacing the starter motor. The fix is covered under warranty but that only covers vehicles up to 3 years and 36,000 miles.keep reading article "Here's Why Some Accord and Crosstour Sedans Are Having Such a Hard Time Starting"
The 2015 CR-V has widespread vibration problems that are so bad it's actually made some owners car-sick.
Why all the shaking? This was Honda's first attempt at combining their direct-injected "Earth Dreams" engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to shake out some extra MPGs.
It worked. Unfortunately, it shakes everything else as well.…keep reading article "It's Been a Bumpy Ride for 2015 CR-V Owners"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.