Which series of CR-V? It's normal for old DETROIT vehicles to do that
when water gets into the brake cables, but I've never heard of CR-V
doing it, except if you've been fording the creek on a cold day and it's
frozen the next morning. If it's been stored with the park brake on it
will do that (should be stored with park brake off)
I've noticed the handbrake on the GEn II CR-V is supposed to be adjusted
for something like 5-7 clicks before lockup. The early versions of the
Honda manual for Gen 1 said 2-4 clicks, IIRC. Another writer said the
auto-adjustment won't work if you try to make the Honda park brake work
like a VW (1-2 clicks). I've backed off my cable so I'm getting 6 or 7
clicks, and I like the body mechanics of having the lever come up
higher. I think your chiropractor would agree.
:-) There's very little about a VW that I want my Honda to imitate
anyhow. :-( 'Curly'
Now for the rest (or some of the rest) of the story. My brother in
Fairfax VA had a problem with the rear brakes on his new CRV. He was
driving with three passingers in to D.C. on a cold morning last week. He
started the car,released the brake, and picked up the car-pool members
and about five minuts into the trip the rear brakes began making a loud
noise and vibrating. Since it was 5:30 A.M., he took the CRV home and
stole his wife's car to get the pool to work.
Honda dealer is saying that $500.00 repair is going to be customer pay,
because he was driving with the brake on. There was no dash warning
Brother Jim has contacted Honda And now has a "file number" but no
I was wondering what the tech had missed, or what could have caused the
problem on a CRV with 3000 miles on it.
Any ideas out there? bob
If the park brake had been on there would have been a BRAKE light on the
dash. Within about 1/2 block, the ABS would have shut itself off and a
light would have come on too, with a very audible 'BONG'.
Unless Jim is a real idiot, how could he have missed those clues???
What were the weather conditions? Any chance it froze up overnight?
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