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  1. Dead Battery - Roadside (Un)Assistance & Gearshift Release

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hi. Owner of 2018. Here's email I just sent to Honda (local dealer and corporate): "Thought you should know about recent experience with the 2018 CR-V we bought from Della a few months ago. It’s a 2-parter... We returned to Plattsburgh International Airport from 3 wk vacation early Monday...
  2. False neutral

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    1998 crv goes into neutral once it is warmed up, shut the vehicle off and restart an it reset to normal for a short time then returns to neutral.
  3. Wandering idle rpm when in neutral on 2007 CRV

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 CR-V
    I am having a problem with the engine rpm at idle on my 2007 CRV @ auto transmission. When warm the earratic idle varies between about 600-1500rpm. I have read in numerous searches that there are several possible reasons for this including vacuum leak, air in the cooling system, dirty throttle...
  4. Surging Idle - only in park & neutral

    Problems & Issues
    I recently purchased a 2001 CRV 2 wheel, we have recently changed the spark plugs, distributor cap & rotor, & idle air control valve. we have also cleaned out the intake air manifold, and also the throttle body. The engine has a surging idle between 1500 and 2000 rpm and is consistently...
  5. Is there a way to (re)start the engine in Neutral?

    Gen 5: 2017-Present CR-V
    While doing a road test to isolate some noise with my Touring, I noticed that I could not restart the engine after I shut it down on the highway -- even if I put the transmission in Neutral. Once the engine is stopped, the only way to restart it is if the vehicle is stopped and in Park. I'm...
  6. 1996 Honda CRV RD1 A/T gear stick stops at Neutral (N).

    Problems & Issues
    My 1996 Honda CRV RD1 Auto Transmission gear stick stops at Neutral (N)gear. So reverse (R) does work but not forward gears. This all happened after I lifted the front wheels to check on play from front arm bushings, tie rods and wheel bearings shaking the both front wheels. The gear stick could...
  7. Rev limiter in neutral

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 CR-V
    I was going through systems on my 2015 crv lx with 31,00 miles that I just purchased for my wife. I drive a 98 crv with 100,000 miles 5 spd stick. I noticed when I revved the engine it only went to about 4.000 rpm and acted like a rev limiter I take it this is normal for protection? I never...
  8. Car starts on Neutral not on Parking

    Problems & Issues
    Hello, I didn't have any problems with my CRV 2009 until yesterday, when I couldn't turn it on unless I put the shifter on the Neutral state. Any idea what caused this problem? And can I fix it or it will need a mechanic? Thank you
  9. 2005 CRV Neutral Safety Swith Location

    Maintenance and Service
    Can anyone help me out? I found a YouTube video for an odyssey and it's behind one of the wheels on the transmission. Is it similar in the CRV? Is it accessible for a regular guy who doesn't want to have his kid's vehicle towed? Thanks.
  10. 2004 Manual High RPMs maintained in neutral

    Problems & Issues
    I drive an 04 manual CR-V and occasionally when I am in first or sometimes even second gear and shift into neutral the RPMs will stay in the 2500 range as if I am pressing the accelerator, which I am not. Toggling the gas pedal doesn't seem to get it to stop, but the RPMs do go down to idling...
  11. switching from D (drive) to N (neutral) during drive with automatic gearbox

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, I just bought CRV 2005 2.0 petrol with automatic gear box. I would like to decrease petrol consumption by switching gearbox from D (drive) to N (neutral) during the moments when there is downhill or I will need to slow down the speed. Question - by swithing gear box during driving do i...
  12. a 'neutral soap solution' for 2012 leather interior

    We bought our 2012 CRV with black leather interior, and I remember the accessories person at our dealer telling us that the leather has been treated by something other than Scotch Guard. I want to clean some paw and slobber marks our puppy made, and the manual states on page 311 "Clean the...
  13. Drive to Neutral to Reverse

    Performance Modifications
    Yesterday, while coasting to a stop sign after cresting a long steep grade, I accidentally shifted the trasnmission from D2 to D, then Neutral, and then into reverse. I'm guessing that the speed was less than 5 mph. I quickly shifted back to neautral and then coasted to the stop sign. No...
  14. Drive stick slipped into Neutral at 55 mph

    Problems & Issues
    :confused: Has anyone had problems with the drive (selector) stick slipping into Neutral while driving? I was driving along on the expressway (going approx. 55 mph) when my hand accidentally bumped the drive stick and I found myself losing speed among the many (fast) cars around me. More than...
  15. Does Gear Box gets deteriorated on Neutral

    Problems & Issues
    Dear All I have a habit of not pressing the brakes on Red Signals but rather I switch gear to Neutral. I do so to save brake life but lately someone told me that I am decreasing life of gear box by doing this and changing gear box is far more expensive then changing BRAKES I have HONDA CRV 2008...
  16. Stopped for 3 minutes. Keep in drive or go to neutral?

    Problems & Issues
    In the interest of what's best for the car, is it better to go to neutral or keep it in drive when at a stop light for 3 minutes? I just keep it in drive and engage the handbrake, while my friend would rather shift to neutral. He says a Honda dealer taught him that. Your thoughts, guys?
  17. Shifting in and Out of Neutral

    Performance Modifications
    So I was wondering if it was harmful to my transmission if I were to be switching in and out of neutral while driving. Whenever I am coasting down a long hill or anything like that I sometimes shift the car into neutral, and then shift back into drive after coming to a complete stop. Sometimes...
  18. Neutral Safety Switch - Gen 1

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I'm installing a rear view camera and I've been told to wire the monitor to the 'Neutral Safety Switch' on my 2000 CRV (Automatic) so the monitor powers on only when the vehicle is in reverse. I cannot seem to find the specified component or wire in my 2000 CRV Service Manual. Can anyone point...