New Honda CRV (2012/2013 AWD Body) with Rear Croaking / Creaking Noise Problem





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Published on Apr 8, 2013

Unfortunately, the counter measure pump has failed and the noise is back. The pump did so some good with sometimes the noise not showing up... but when the noise reappears... it is just as loud and annoying.

Made a new video for the folks at Honda. For some reason, none of the guys I spoke to can explain what's the cause of this noise.


I show how you can reproduce the noise consistently if you're showing the dealer for repair.


The original video description below:

1. New CRV AWD (4000 miles, 4 months old, new 2013 model)
2. Creaking noise (sounds more like a soft "wooooonk" or a frog croaking)
3. Only when coming to a stop or when starting to move from a stop (5-10 mph)
4. Noise coming from rear of the car
5. Noise does not occur when stopping when in NEUTRAL or rolling down a hill from a stop
6. When in "D", keep your foot on the break and step on the gas... you can reproduce the noise consistently right when the engine is spinning up AND when you let off the gas... it makes the noise again when the engine is spinning down

Going to take to dealership on Sat. This video is intended to help them. That said, this seems to be an ongoing issue with the new 2012/2013 CRV. I'm including links to forums where people are discussing this. I'm going to send this video to them to confirm this is the same issue. Forums indicate same model years with onset of the problem occurring at the same mileage (4000 miles).

http://townhall.edmunds.com/direct/vi... (look at #127)
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/dire... (look at #479)
http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/1... (#24 and #25)

Here is a video of the drive shaft from someone else ... notice the clicking noise followed by the croaking root noise. Interesting.


Honda, if you're reading this... I hope you are not going to leave me and my 4 mth old CRV in the cold like some of the folks in the forums. :( If there is an issue, please share and involve your customers to work with you towards a resolution.


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