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  1. 2011 CRV-SE VTC Actuator noise on Startup - This year not in TSB?

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2011 CRV-SE 2WD that has the same VTC Actuator noise at cold startup that many others have had. I have downloaded and read the latest TSB for this problem (09-010) and I noticed that the 2011 CRV's are not included in this. Only 08-12 Accords and 2012-2013 CRV's are. Plus, under...
  2. VTC actuator is noisy in the 2015 Honda CRV

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Hi, could anyone tell me if failure of this actuator is common. mine is a 2015 CRV with 120K Is there any product bulletin or product out on this and what is the advise reaching out to HONDA. Thanks Su
  3. 2012 CRV New VTC Actuator Cost?

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    I've seen several older posts about the rattling noise following start up of the CRV. It's happening to my car also, and I brought it to the attention of my car dealer a year ago. He said he couldn't hear anything. Yesterday, (when the car was in for routine maintenance), I was told I need a new...
  4. Gas mileage drop after VTC change on '14 CRV

    Problems & Issues
    My VTC was changed last August due to the classic start up rattle. I have since put about 3K miles on it and my over the winter mileage dropped to 23.4 MPG from 3 previous winter mileages in the 26 MPG range. The car currently has 29K on it. I talked to the service manager about this recently...
  5. VTC Actuator Replacement Issue

    Problems & Issues
    Hello, I'm new here. Full disclosure: I'm not incredibly knowledgeable about cars. I'm mostly looking for shared experiences and advice as to how to proceed with an issue I'm having with my CRV. My car is a 2013 CRV, purchased in 2013. When I got my car, I made sure to get the extended...
  6. I guess still no solution for VTC actuator??

    Problems & Issues
    My 2014 crv with 60,000 has already had the actuator replaced only a month ago and its already making the noise. Scheduled to take it to the dealer Monday. I guess there still is no solution??? I just want it documented that I've taken it in several times. I guess I may live with it. I like...
  7. 2014 just had vtc actuator tsb done, now new noise on cold start (video)

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    this is very disappointing we just had the vtc actuator tsb done on this car 3 weeks ago, now a new cold start noise is occurring. Got a call into honda for drop off this Thursday night so it can sit in the cold over night so it will repeat it in the morning for them. WTF...
  8. vtc actuator recall

    Recalls, TSB's & Notices
    Any word of a possible recall of CRVs due to a faulty vtc actuator?
  9. 2014 CR-V LX FWD- VTC Actuator

    Problems & Issues
    Hi All: My 2014 CR-V LX FWD- VTC actuator has been replaced twice already under warranty. I am now at 70K KM and i still get this occasionally when starting the car in the morning even now when the coldest it gets is 17Degrees C. This problem is a daily occurrence when starting the car in...
  10. VTC acutator problem..UPDATE!

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    So recently I posted a thread explaining in detail my own trip down VTC Actuator Lane. It can be viewed here: Since that time, I've had my CR-V back to the dealership twice. This last voyage...
  11. VTC Actuator Opinions

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Hello everyone, I'm looking at some used (off lease) 2014 CR-V LXs with approx. 35k for a bit under $16k. The dealer has several and I nearly bought one already, but after much research, the one thing I'm kind of hung up on is the VTC issue. Here's my questions regarding the VTC actuator noise...
  12. VTC actuator territory.

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    I know there are a thousand threads on the Variable Timing Control (VTC) actuator, but nothing unique to my specific problem, hence my thread. All opinions welcome, so please sound off. I purchased my 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L from my mom in January. The vehicle had 29,000 miles and no major...
  13. Loud Noise - VTC Actuator or Synthetic Oil Switch?

    Problems & Issues
    About 7 months ago I bought a 2010 Honda CR-V EX from Carmax, it had 55,000 miles on it. The car report didn't reveal anything shocking, yet about two months later, soon after my first oil change (choosing synthetic oil per Lube Tech recommendation) at Jiffy lube, a loud rattling noise would...
  14. VTC Actuator?

    Problems & Issues
    Tried to upload an mp3 and wma of the sounds, formats weren't accepted (though they played fine on my computer). 2010 CRV EX, 42k miles, morning temps in the 20s and 30s... Only happens on the first start of the day when it's cold. Unlike the audio files I've played from other folks suffering...
  15. vtc noise on cold start -work around

    Problems & Issues
    2011 crv using 5w-30 synthetic and using oem block heater& 200 watt oil pan heater, the heaters power cords are joined at 2 to 1 adapter tie wrapped to license plate frame so only one plug to attach -very easy -run them for 1-2 hours before first start of day on below 40 degree days and no vtc...
  16. Crv 2012 grinding sound - vtc actuator - no help from honda and no fix

    Maintenance and Service
    I purchased my first Honda automobile June 2012 - I researched and thought this was a great reliable car Honda CRV. Take it to the winter of 2014 and a grinding sound started every one in while. I didn't think much of it at first now starting in Spring 2015 and now every time I start the CRV...
  17. VTC actuator ?

    Problems & Issues
    does this have something to do with the ECON mode? it seems other cars have the same issue, not only honda is the grind an oil starvation issue? ever since we bought the crv i've felt it will never last like our 1991 accord sad everything is made to force you to buy another now-a-days we...
  18. [video] Is this the VTC actuator issue?

    Problems & Issues
    My 2012 CRV does a strange noise on cold start (in the morning). It only does it in the morning when it's between about 30F (-1C) to 14F (-10C). When it's very cold or milder, there is no such noise. I'm still under warranty. I've recorded it this morning, you can hear the noise at 6 seconds...
  19. vtc actuator

    Problems & Issues
    So I have a 2014 CR V and it started making a rattling noise with cold starts, I took it in, and was told nothing can be done. NICE, I get to have a brand new car that starts up like a rattle trap.... I was also told it was an issue with the 2014 only, lie, I just seen on here that lots of...
  20. My 2014 VTC Actuator failed

    Problems & Issues
    I bought my Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L engine in December of 2013. In February 2014 it made this aweful sound I had never heard before. As there was snow on the ground I thought it could've been ice on the belt. A few days later it was 60 degrees out and made the noise again. I immediately looked...