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  1. Oversizing to make up for short transmission ratio

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    2004 cr-v 4cyl MT 100,000 miles 205/70R15 Transmission ratios are too short. Cruising on the highway at 5th gear, engine rpm is well over 3000, when in fact the 2.4 for this lightweight car can cruise at 2000~2500. Getting up from red lights around town is also an issue as the first gear runs...
  2. 2015 EX-L Starts fine after all night, dead after a short stop. How to test drain

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    I've read a few of these threads now. I've tried replacing the AC Relay as that seemed to be a common culprit. I'm frustrated at the cars unpredictable drain. It's going on 4 years now and has a small battery but the dealer claimed it tested ok. I was thinking of just replacing it. I've heard...
  3. Warm weather cold weather 1.5 Turbo dilution issues...POLL short trip long trip

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    PLEASE ANSWER 3 QUESTIONS . The goal of this poll is to determine how widespread the fuel dilution issue is in warm weather areas. the assumption is that in general, cold weather/short trip =fuel dilution.. I live in Southern Calif, how many folks in temperate climate have fuel dilution issues...
  4. Replaced windshield and short story about it

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Almost 11 months into ownership of 2017 CR-V. I had to replace windshield by traffic accident. After picked up from body shop I noticed wind noise above 50 mph. Honda technician said windshield need to be resealed. But body shop guys were saying "Nothing wrong with it". I think it is really...
  5. Remote Starter Range too short.

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Hello, I have the Canadian spec CRV and while it's a great vehicle i think the remote engine starter is just useless. What's the point of me reaching the car and then starting it with the remote. If this it the case they'd rather call it proximity start because i don't think it's 'remote' by...
  6. 95-01 CRV Axle too short?!?! Deeper frame or suspension issues?!?

    Problems & Issues
    Fixing up a 1997 Honda CRV from Canada (shaking while accelerating only). Done my share of axle swaps but can't figure out for the life of my why this front passenger side axle is so short. I called every place in town, they confirmed I have the right one and the length is 25 1/4. The old axle i...
  7. Middle seatbelt too short?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    So I took a drive this weekend with the family. We had my 4 year old son in his car seat my wife in middle rear, father in law rear driver side and my mother in law in shot gun. While driving my wife’s seatbelt kept locking up like when you pull it out to install a car seat. She couldn’t lean...
  8. Battery draining on 2016 CRV after short trips

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    I bought a CRV EX 2016 a year ago. The battery drained for the first time in January after returning from vacation and while doing short errands (The dash lights flashed quickly but the car wouldn't start.) The battery has drained several times since and more frequently lately. One morning it...
  9. 2009 CRV Odd, Short Vibration From Back End

    Problems & Issues
    When driving on smooth roads we sometimes get a few seconds vibration from the rear end. It almost feels like a highway rumble strip. Maybe happens once a day or so. Any ideas as to what it could be?
  10. Issue for short people

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    My wife is pretty short about 5'1" and while test driving the 2017 CRV noticed that she had difficulty putting her heel all the way down to the floor. So her foot basically hung in suspension from gas pedal to brake pedal. The brake pedal also sticks up/out a lot more than the gas pedal. If...
  11. Honda short roof box - anyone have?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Curious if anyone has one of these and what your thoughts are if you do have one. Honda part 08L20-TA1-100. Our local dealer didn't have one available for us to check out when we were buying our CRV and they want ~$500 for it. I've found them online for ~$350ish. Thinking of getting one but...
  12. '17 Touring settings for CMBS "Collision braking", What does Long,Normal,Short mean?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    '17 Touring settings for CMBS "Collision braking", What does Long,Normal,Short mean? Under "CMBS" Collision Mitigation braking system pg 121 under changing settings, determine the warning timing. Then it says select forward collision warning distance. Select Long, Normal, Short. Is "Long" a...
  13. Electrical Burning Smell after light short

    Problems & Issues
    Good Day, I have a 2005 SE, and I was in the middle of replacing the lights on the climate controls, seat heater, and hazard lights when I shorted out something along that cable path because I didn't notice that I hadn't turned off the lights prior to installing the light in the seat heater...
  14. Oil drain plug too short?

    Maintenance and Service
    The oil drain bolt on my 09 CR-V has become slightly worn after numerous oil changes, and I recently ordered a new bolt from the dealership. I was surprised to see that it was shorter than the one that I took off the CR-V. Since I got it from the dealer, it should be a genuine Honda part. Here...
  15. Spiking Short and long term fuel trim & P0171 - No CEL

    Problems & Issues
    Hello Folks, New member to the group. Previous lurker. 2006 CRV with 275k miles.. BEST vehicle I ever owned.. Amazing reliability. I recently purchased a Bluedriver OBDII tool just to get some experience for when I get a CEL. In running the smog test, I see a code P0171.. But no CEL, and engine...
  16. Short shifter for Gen 2.5

    Performance Modifications
    I drive a manual Gen 2.5 and toying with a short shifter. Am wondering if anyone has tried this or know of a kit for another Honda model that would work?
  17. Short shifter install in '04 EX?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Yes, yes, I know. It's a little ridiculous that I want to install a short shifter in a CRV. But hey, it's my first car, so what the hell. Might as well have fun with it. I've googled far and wide, and I can't find any short shifters that are designed specifically for a CRV. Anyone know of a...
  18. Short where to begin

    Maintenance and Service
    Car will start at times then I get out close door get back in later and no lights on dash shut door lights come on but will not start open and shut door and lights on dash come back on and might start or won't if it starts that's good when it don't I shut door and open few times and it starts so...
  19. My 97 honda crv horn only makes a short beep sound when pushed, and then cuts off.

    Miscellaneous / General CR-V Discussions
    When I push my horn on my 97 honda cr-v, I get a quick short burst of sound, but it cuts off quickly, no matter how long I press for.
  20. A/C or Electrical Short?

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey all, I am new to them forum but it looks like a great resource. I have two CRV's a 1999 and a 2005. I love the both. The 1999 is starting to have some issues at 212,000 but I still love the dang thing and will not give up on it yet. The current issue is a weird one. The a/c and heat will...