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 online and found a video of a 2012 CR-V making the exact same noise and attributing it to the VTC Actuator. My car had less than 5,000 miles on it. I had to take my car into the dealership and leave it overnight on several occasions in hopes that the sound would occur when the service members started it. I think I left it over three times before the summer hit and nothing was found. It is now the end of November and the sound starting occurring again. I took it in the other day, this morning they started it and were able to recreate the sound. It was indeed my VTC Actuator. I now have 23,000 miles on my CR-V. The dealership is replacing it and I should have my car back by the end of today. I am a repeat Honda owner. My last car was a 2010 Honda CR-V and I must say this caught me off guard.