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I have Video but it won't allow me to upload. If you want to see I can send it to you. TIA

So, this doesn't happen all the time only a handful of times so far and it happens out of the blue. 2018 turbo 42,500 miles.



While at a stop all of a sudden there is resistance turning the steering wheel. The resistance is minor but you can feel the difference.



While this is going on at a stop, if you turn the wheel left the lights dim then if you turn it right the gps goes black..



While you turn the steering wheel left to right all light go dim.



So left and right dims the lights and right dims light and turns dash where the radio, off as you see on the video.



During this time collision light comes on says it's failure. Lame hawk comes on says it's failing. Then the sencor for brakes comes on.



2nd issue is it could be warming up for 15 20 minutes and the thermostat is still cold. Drove it for 20 min, so a total of 40 min of being on, and still cold. Then all of a sudden, it goes dead center to the middle on the gauge.



Sometimes WHILE driving for hours on a trip. The temperature gage will be dead center, then AOS it goes to cold.



Any suggestions any advice anything will be appreciated. TIA
 

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Sounds like something is probably shorting out in your steering wheel.

There was a TSB from Honda a few years back that corrected an issue with a limited number of CRVs having improperly deburred metal in the steering wheel that could then cut or short the wiring harness in the steering wheel. I don't know if that is the case with hour CRV, but it would be prudent to have this issue diagnosed and corrected by a Honda dealer.
 

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First of all, welcome to the CRVOC forum. Many fine folks here from around the globe.

To help others, as well as yourself, click on your Avatar in the upper right hand corner, --> Account Settings, --> Vehicle Information. Fill in the details for your vehicle, then hit Save. In this manner, that vital piece of information automatically appears each time you post. Saves you from having to do that every time. With 6 generations of the CRV out there, knowing the year & trim level helps everyone when discussing your concerns.

Go to a local auto parts store & have them read your stored vehicle codes, or buy a OBD code reader yourself. If there are stored codes, that will indicate where your problems exist. Otherwise, you'll start down the "parts shotgun approach" to correcting your problem.

As many here can attest, electronic problems can be difficult & time consuming to discover & repair. First thing to rule out is the condition of your battery. Get your battery load tested to see if it is still in good condition. If you have an OEM battery, you may be approaching the end of its useful life. Bad battery conditions can create different electronic problems on these "new" vehicles.

Good luck & keep us posted.
 

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Sounds like something is probably shorting out in your steering wheel.

There was a TSB from Honda a few years back that corrected an issue with a limited number of CRVs having improperly deburred metal in the steering wheel that could then cut or short the wiring harness in the steering wheel. I don't know if that is the case with hour CRV, but it would be prudent to have this issue diagnosed and corrected by a Honda dealer.
could be the above and/or battery, if its a 2018 on original battery could be draining just enough to simulate a short. Honda batteries should be swapped (personally) at 2.5/3 yrs max regardless of what techs testers or gauges tell you
 

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Take care of your electric power steering by NOT turning the wheel unless you are rolling at 1 or 2 MPH. It can draw a lot of current by trying to overcome stationary front tires, which could damage the EPS motor or front end mechanical components.

Make sure your tires are inflated sufficiently, too. Cold weather drops the pressure. Our cars' tires were down about 15% when I checked them over the past week.
 

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could be the above and/or battery, if its a 2018 on original battery could be draining just enough to simulate a short. Honda batteries should be swapped (personally) at 2.5/3 yrs max regardless of what techs testers or gauges tell you
I had the battery swapped out in July of this year but I will have them look at it....thanks

First of all, welcome to the CRVOC forum. Many fine folks here from around the globe.

To help others, as well as yourself, click on your Avatar in the upper right hand corner, --> Account Settings, --> Vehicle Information. Fill in the details for your vehicle, then hit Save. In this manner, that vital piece of information automatically appears each time you post. Saves you from having to do that every time. With 6 generations of the CRV out there, knowing the year & trim level helps everyone when discussing your concerns.

Go to a local auto parts store & have them read your stored vehicle codes, or buy a OBD code reader yourself. If there are stored codes, that will indicate where your problems exist. Otherwise, you'll start down the "parts shotgun approach" to correcting your problem.

As many here can attest, electronic problems can be difficult & time consuming to discover & repair. First thing to rule out is the condition of your battery. Get your battery load tested to see if it is still in good condition. If you have an OEM battery, you may be approaching the end of its useful life. Bad battery conditions can create different electronic problems on these "new" vehicles.

Good luck & keep us posted.
Ok....just did it....thanks

First of all, welcome to the CRVOC forum. Many fine folks here from around the globe.

To help others, as well as yourself, click on your Avatar in the upper right hand corner, --> Account Settings, --> Vehicle Information. Fill in the details for your vehicle, then hit Save. In this manner, that vital piece of information automatically appears each time you post. Saves you from having to do that every time. With 6 generations of the CRV out there, knowing the year & trim level helps everyone when discussing your concerns.

Go to a local auto parts store & have them read your stored vehicle codes, or buy a OBD code reader yourself. If there are stored codes, that will indicate where your problems exist. Otherwise, you'll start down the "parts shotgun approach" to correcting your problem.

As many here can attest, electronic problems can be difficult & time consuming to discover & repair. First thing to rule out is the condition of your battery. Get your battery load tested to see if it is still in good condition. If you have an OEM battery, you may be approaching the end of its useful life. Bad battery conditions can create different electronic problems on these "new" vehicles.

Good luck & keep us posted.
Can I upload a video on here
 

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I have Video but it won't allow me to upload. If you want to see I can send it to you. TIA

So, this doesn't happen all the time only a handful of times so far and it happens out of the blue. 2018 turbo 42,500 miles.

While at a stop all of a sudden there is resistance turning the steering wheel. The resistance is minor but you can feel the difference.

While this is going on at a stop, if you turn the wheel left the lights dim then if you turn it right the gps goes black..

While you turn the steering wheel left to right all light go dim.

So left and right dims the lights and right dims light and turns dash where the radio, off as you see on the video.

During this time collision light comes on says it's failure. Lame hawk comes on says it's failing. Then the sencor for brakes comes on.


2nd issue is it could be warming up for 15 20 minutes and the thermostat is still cold. Drove it for 20 min, so a total of 40 min of being on, and still cold. Then all of a sudden, it goes dead center to the middle on the gauge.

Sometimes WHILE driving for hours on a trip. The temperature gage will be dead center, then AOS it goes to cold.

Any suggestions any advice anything will be appreciated. TIA
I would love to stick a voltmeter across the battery terminal clamps while you turn the steering wheel...Unlike previous cars, your steering is all electric. When you turn the wheel it draws considerable current. When the car is standing still the steering draws way more current than when it's moving. Since your lights are dimming, this indicates the added steering load is greater than what the system can generate and the system voltage drops. This could be caused by any one of the following reasons
1. Issue with the electric steering system
2. Battery condition
3. Alternator issues
4. Or simply a poor electrical connection at the battery terminals or from the negative battery terminal to the chassis ground connection.
The last reason, poor electrical connections is one that you can check out yourself.
 
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