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Hi there, I'm a brand new Crv owner, and I'm excited about it! Thanks for having me here. I just bought a 2013 used with just over 100,000 miles. The service record showed nothing major and my mechanic looked at it and said it was in good shape. He said it has a little more rust on the bottom than is typical for that age, but that it wasn't in any major problem areas, and I might want to get it undersprayed before winter.

I was wondering how many miles other 2013/gen 4 owners have gotten so far on theirs, and if folks here find the gen 4s to be a good reliable generation in general. I was reading here that some gen 3 owners have gotten up to roughly 240,000, and if that or higher would be reasonable to expect from these.

Have there been a lot of known problems, or not many for the 2013s? Thanks a lot for letting me know! Cheers
 

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Sounds good will do, thanks for the advice. I'm now noticing today a lot of unusual bouncing over bumps, and a slight vibration in the accelerator when pressed down slightly. Thought the bouncing sounds like a strut, not sure about the accelerator.

Anybody else have any experience with this model year/generation?
 

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The bouncing may be due to over inflated tires. I usually keep my tire pressure around 32 lbs.
 

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hello people; Please tell me about getting your vehicle oil sprayed.
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Krown is also in the US...see attached link. I have used the same product on all of my vehicles in the last 25 - 30 years. My 2005 Mazda 3 which are famous for body rust is in almost new condition.

 

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The bouncing may be due to over inflated tires. I usually keep my tire pressure around 32 lbs.
True I will have that checked, though I don't believe I noticed it until this weekend and the tires haven't been changed! But I will make sure still for sure.
 

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Sounds good will do, thanks for the advice. I'm now noticing today a lot of unusual bouncing over bumps, and a slight vibration in the accelerator when pressed down slightly. Thought the bouncing sounds like a strut, not sure about the accelerator.

Anybody else have any experience with this model year/generation?
@ 7 years and 100k you could have a bad strut or two, have them checked. Worn struts are a safety hazard.
 

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Sounds good will do, thanks for the advice. I'm now noticing today a lot of unusual bouncing over bumps, and a slight vibration in the accelerator when pressed down slightly. Thought the bouncing sounds like a strut, not sure about the accelerator.

Anybody else have any experience with this model year/generation?
Bouncing at a certain speed under moderate acceleration..more pronounced on up hill grade. Sounds like my problem which I thought was a tire issue but was torque converter issue which Honda shop moderated with a computer update and transmission oil flush. My CRV is 2014 so it has last of auto transmission. I had no bouncing in the steering wheel or any other control.
 

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Sounds good will do, thanks for the advice. I'm now noticing today a lot of unusual bouncing over bumps, and a slight vibration in the accelerator when pressed down slightly. Thought the bouncing sounds like a strut, not sure about the accelerator.

Anybody else have any experience with this model year/generation?
I have shuddering at 2000 rpms also. When I looked into it, I found that it is a problem for the CR-Vs. Doesn't seem to be a bad thing, but it is definitely a nuisance. To get past it, I keep the overdrive and Econo turned off. It's worse when those two are on. Also, my 2013's front passenger door rattles, which drives me up the wall. Again, it's a problem for 2013s and other years. I am reading that Honda did not secure all parts of the door properly and that the only way to fix the rattle is to take the door panel off and tape down or otherwise secure anything in the door that can move about. Paying particular attention to the tabs that hold the panel to the door is helpful too.
 

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If they'll rust treat it, go for it. I just make sure the underbody gets washed before it warms and rains, but extra protection is a good thing. As far as longevity, these vehicles have seen hundreds of thousands of miles with proper maintenance.
 

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My '13 has 143,000 miles. I bought it 10/23/2020, and am its 3rd owner. I am proactive in its care, having replaced spark plugs, brakes and rotors, brake fluid, oil change w/filter, AWD differential fluid, serpentine belt, belt tensioner and pulley, belt pulley, crankshaft balancer pulley, lower engine mount, and transmission fluid change three times. Compete detailing inside and out. There was 2nd to 3rd low speed shudder. Used Valvoline MaxLife tranny fluid and that solved the problem. This CR-V runs like a new one! This EX-L is white exterior and black leather interior. While it has lots of highway miles it had received very good previous care and looks showroom new. With continued care I expect it to serve me well for a long time. I hope this encourages you in your endeavors with your new to you CR-V.
 

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My '13 has 143,000 miles. I bought it 10/23/2020, and am its 3rd owner. I am proactive in its care, having replaced spark plugs, brakes and rotors, brake fluid, oil change w/filter, AWD differential fluid, serpentine belt, belt tensioner and pulley, belt pulley, crankshaft balancer pulley, lower engine mount, and transmission fluid change three times. Compete detailing inside and out. There was 2nd to 3rd low speed shudder. Used Valvoline MaxLife tranny fluid and that solved the problem. This CR-V runs like a new one! This EX-L is white exterior and black leather interior. While it has lots of highway miles it had received very good previous care and looks showroom new. With continued care I expect it to serve me well for a long time. I hope this encourages you in your endeavors with your new to you CR-V.
Thanks, but using any transmission fluid other than Honda's runs counter to what I have been told about the brand. I use only the OEM fluid in my 2009 Pilot, and I'm going well at 210k miles. There is something about Hondas and the need to use their own fluid. Pain in the neck, but it's what I find in what I read and the videos that I see. My 2002 Toyota Echo with 310k miles will use anything, which has been very convenient.
 

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Thanks, but using any transmission fluid other than Honda's runs counter to what I have been told about the brand. I use only the OEM fluid in my 2009 Pilot, and I'm going well at 210k miles. There is something about Hondas and the need to use their own fluid. Pain in the neck, but it's what I find in what I read and the videos that I see. My 2002 Toyota Echo with 310k miles will use anything, which has been very convenient.
The fluid that he used was most likely the new MaxLife that has been approved to meet DW-1 specs. Sometimes, other companies make better stuff. It all depends -- I believe Idemitsu and Eneos white label Honda fluids. If Valvoline says that it will not void ANY vehicle warranty and they stick by the product -- so long as it meets the recommended application -- you're good to go. My service dealer uses the Honda brand DW-1 with the Valvoline Professional Series ATF Conditioner and it runs great at 123,000 miles. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, but if it works for others, awesome ;)
 
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Hi there, I'm a brand new Crv owner, and I'm excited about it! Thanks for having me here. I just bought a 2013 used with just over 100,000 miles. The service record showed nothing major and my mechanic looked at it and said it was in good shape. He said it has a little more rust on the bottom than is typical for that age, but that it wasn't in any major problem areas, and I might want to get it undersprayed before winter.

I was wondering how many miles other 2013/gen 4 owners have gotten so far on theirs, and if folks here find the gen 4s to be a good reliable generation in general. I was reading here that some gen 3 owners have gotten up to roughly 240,000, and if that or higher would be reasonable to expect from these.

Have there been a lot of known problems, or not many for the 2013s? Thanks a lot for letting me know! Cheers
Just broken in I have 262k on my 2009 got this by changing all fluids when the service minder rang with the wrench 🔧 We developed first small oil leak very minor, best car I have owned period end of paragraph....
 

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I have shuddering at 2000 rpms also. When I looked into it, I found that it is a problem for the CR-Vs. Doesn't seem to be a bad thing, but it is definitely a nuisance. To get past it, I keep the overdrive and Econo turned off. It's worse when those two are on. Also, my 2013's front passenger door rattles, which drives me up the wall. Again, it's a problem for 2013s and other years. I am reading that Honda did not secure all parts of the door properly and that the only way to fix the rattle is to take the door panel off and tape down or otherwise secure anything in the door that can move about. Paying particular attention to the tabs that hold the panel to the door is helpful too.
Should try doing a transmission flush and use Lubeguard to fix the shudder.
I had that issue as well and it's not shuddering anymore.
 

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As long as you keep up with fluid changes it will last you for years to come. Yours has the port injection engine with the 5 speed conventional transmission which have proven themselves extremely reliable.
 

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Definitely get the vehicle oil sprayed...I use Krown Rust Control every year on my 2012 with 200,000 kms .
Check out the YouTube videos where people not affiliated with any undercoat products do independent test of the different brands of undercoating in real conditions using each to protect steel for a year of outside weather.

Krown is one of the poorest performers in those videos.




 

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Check out the YouTube videos where people not affiliated with any undercoat products do independent test of the different brands of undercoating in real conditions using each to protect steel for a year of outside weather.

Krown is one of the poorest performers in those videos.




I can only go with my past experience with Krown ....and not from a spray can....done by an authorized dealer. 1993 Astro van sprayed annually and sold in 2005 with 450,000 kms on it....zero rust. My 2005 Mazda 3 is in great condition and my 2012 CRV which is still mint. I'll keep going with my program but your video's were interesting.
 
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