Technical Service Bulletins
Below, we highlight several key 'hidden' protections you may not be aware of, discovered through service campaigns and technical service bulletins. TSBs highlight common potential problems with models and provide corrective measures to dealerships. The items flagged below are of particular note, indicating a potential risk, and a potential correction, should you experience the specific issue. In some cases, an extended warranty may offer additional protection for a particular at-risk component.

2012-present

This generation has two recalls and one service campaign:

2012 models were recalled to replace the front door latches and inner handles because they may not lock or open from the inside (12-040).

2012-13 models have a recall to replace the shift interlock stopper to prevent moving the shifter out of P without pressing the brake pedal (13-035).

2014 models have a campaign to replace the front door glass, which may separate from the regulator (14-036/037).

Service bulletins

2012-14 AWD models may need an updated rear differential pump motor if there’s creak or groan upon accelerating from a stop (14-047).

Honda CR-V

REDESIGN YEARS 2007 • 2012

2004-06

There are two notable recalls:

2004-06 models have a recall to inspect/replace the driver’s power window switch & harness which may short out and overheat (12-067)

2006 models have a recall to inspect/replace the right front control arm due to a manufacturing defect (12-020).

Service bulletins

2004-05 models might need the engine realigned if there’s a rattling, grinding, or growling sound from the right side when turning left (04-005).

2004-06 4WD models may need new rear differential fluid if there’s a moaning or groaning sound during low-speed sharp turns (07-024).

2005-06 4WD vehicles might need a revised propeller shaft if there’s a droning, moaning, or buzzing at 1,800 and 3,600 RPM (06-044).

2007-11

The CR-V has one recall and six service campaigns/warranty extensions:

2007 models have a service campaign to inspect the power steering pump, reservoir, gear box, and outlet hose due to a manufacturing defect (08-070).

2007-10 models were recalled to update software to prevent automatic transmission damage (11-050).

2007-11 models have the warranty for the A/C compressor clutch extended to 7-yrs/100,000 miles (12-072), and for tail gate corrosion and paint extended to 7-yrs/unlimited miles (13-005).

2010-11 models have a service campaign to update software to improve oil consumption (11-049).

2011 models have a service campaign to inspect/replace the engine cam/rocker shaft holder because of oil leaks (10-072), and one to inspect/reseal the left rear wheel well for a water leak (11-025).

Service bulletins

2007 4WD models may need new rear differential fluid if there’s a moaning or groaning sound during low-speed sharp turns (07-024).

2007-08 models may need an updated expansion valve and pipe if there’s a whistle or hoot from the A/C compressor between 40-50 mph (08-007).

2007-11 models may need an updated exhaust gasket if there’s a squeak when steering is turned all the way with the A/C on (08-049).

2007-12 models may need a revised variable valve timing control actuator if the engine rattles at cold startup (09-010).

2007-13 models may need updated rear brake pads if they grind or thump (10-020).

2008 models may need an updated engine oil pump if there’s loud engine noise below 50-degrees Fahrenheit (09-002).

2010-11 models may need an updated right rear CV joint if there’s a fluid leak (11-053), and some might need a software update if there’s intermittent low power during acceleration (10-077).

2012-present

This generation has two recalls and one service campaign:

2012 models were recalled to replace the front door latches and inner handles because they may not lock or open from the inside (12-040).

2012-13 models have a recall to replace the shift interlock stopper to prevent moving the shifter out of P without pressing the brake pedal (13-035).

2014 models have a campaign to replace the front door glass, which may separate from the regulator (14-036/037).

Service bulletins

2012-14 AWD models may need an updated rear differential pump motor if there’s creak or groan upon accelerating from a stop (14-047).