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  1. Loads of black smoke under initial acceleration

    Diesel CR-V
    Hi everyone I have a 2006 Honda CRV 2.2CDTI and it runs absolutely fine, but when you first take off it kicks out a lot of black smoke!! I have checked the air filter and that's fine, and are trying to remove and clean injectors and the EGR valve in case its that, but they are both stuck and I...
  2. FS-2d Row CR-V Blue Initial High Wall Floor Mat

    Trading Post
    I've decided to replaced our never used second row Honda Blue Initial CRV one piece mat with WeatherTech. The price is true UPS packaging & shipping cost plus a $25 donation from you to the Salvation Army Red Kettle. Hoping for a positive reply. Blu-Sky
  3. New '18 EX-L Initial Impressions

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    I went from an '04 Scion xA to a new EX-L. The jump in technology was shocking. This thing can actually drive itself! For ~30K!? Its a part of a suite of impressive safety features dubbed Honda Sense. If you're in the market, the extra cost from EX to EX-L is a no-brainer. Just read the specs...
  4. Initial Impressions - First Roadtrip

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    We took our new 2018 EX-L on its first road trip this past weekend and the CR-V delivered as advertised. We made a 600 mile trip across Washington and back that included rush hour traffic, crossing a mountain pass and lots of two-lane and highway driving. Impressions: The Adaptive Cruise...
  5. Initial thoughts on my '17 V EX

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    Hi all, As I've previously posted my wife and I just bought a '17 V EX...It now has a wopping 150 miles on the odometer, it had 2 when we first drove it. We also have a '12 V LX...for nearly 3 years now and it is still a wonderful suv. Here are some initial thoughts, comparisons, etc. Pros...
  6. Initial thoughts; Picked up AWD EX-L today

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    We waited 2.5 weeks for AWD EX-L white diamond exterior with black leather interior in NJ.. most in stock are Ivory interiors (nice, but too light for us) I've posted here a few times over past month & read many of the major threads. Amazed on some of the nit-picking and discussions over minor...
  7. 2012 CRV with grinding sound only during initial cold start

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    I have a 2012 CRV with 49K miles and recently I have noticed a harsh grinding sound that occurs when the car is started cold. It lasts for maybe 1 second as the engine turns over. If I turn the car off and restart the engine the grinding does not occur. Lately, I have tried to turn the ignition...
  8. 2017 EX-L Navi initial impressions after a couple days

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    For those still thinking about it, here are the very early impressions I've developed after driving the 2017 Diamond White/Black interior EX-L Navi. I probably only have about 40 miles on it, but early impressions are sometimes helpful. Compared to a 2016 EX which my 79yr old father has (and...
  9. 2004 CR-V Dies after initial start

    Problems & Issues
    I bought my 2004 Honda CR-V brand new and passed it on to my daughter last year. She is actually not as hard on the car as I was - fast driving, etc. but lately has had issues starting the car. The key turns, engine starts then it dies. It's somewhat cold where we live but the battery was...
  10. Initial acceleration is lacking

    Problems & Issues
    I am a new member of this forum so here is my story. My wife's 2001 CRV has 123,000 miles so I replaced the timing belt and after completing the work, I have noticed some rough running and a loss of intial power when accelerating from a stop. I read some posts on this site and followed the...
  11. 2012 hesitation on initial start from dead stop

    Problems & Issues
    I just replaced my wife's 2002 CR-V with a new 2012 CR-V about two or three weeks ago. I find lots of things to like about it but two things that I do not like at all. Hesitation: Anytime I try to accelerate from a dead stop more than slowly (meaning briskly), there is a very pronounced...
  12. 2000CRV lack power on initial takeoff

    Problems & Issues
    AT and 4wd This CRV has around 194k miles on it and had the timing belt go out about 4k miles ago while driving around 70mph. At first I couldn't get it started ,most times, after the new belt was put in. It was a bad coil (spark plug gap was large also). Now it starts qucikly. At first it...
  13. Initial Maintenace on new to me CRV

    Maintenance and Service
    I picked up a an EX this weekend. Just over 120k. Figure it should have the timing belt changed so I ordered the parts tonight. I'll be changing: Timing Belt Tensioner Water pump Related seals While I'm at it I'm changing the plugs wires rotor and cap and the external belts. Parts totaled...
  14. One Year Update to Initial Impressions

    Dear Honda:
    NOTE: This was too long for one posting (imagine that), so has been broken into two. A couple of months after purchasing my new CR-V EX-L 4WD, I posted my initial impressions. A year and 14,000 miles later, I’m providing an update. I started with a copy of the initial post and then added...
  15. Initial Impressions

    Dear Honda:
    I decided not to post any feedback about my new CR-V until I'd driven it at least a couple thousand miles and gotten through the owner's manual. Although I haven't had an opportunity to check out its handling in winter weather and haven't put it to the test in any emergency braking/accelerating...
  16. 2006 CR-V initial oil change - will it leak?

    Maintenance and Service
    Is the 2006 CR-V susceptible to the oil filter leak problem on the initial oil change? I'm referring to the publicized problem where the OM gasket sticks to the engine block. I've seen references to the 2003, 2004 and 2005 model year in NHTSA report EA04-027. I have a 2006 CR-V that was...