Guides 4th Generation CR-V FAQ & Faults Master List.

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by Ichiban, Tuesday 11th Dec, 2012.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Audio / Navigation And HFT

    Q: Why does the roundabout not appear the same on the iMID and the Navi screen?

    A: The turn-by-turn display on the iMID is limited to a certain number of pictorial representations. There may be some situations where the physical layout of the roundabout does not match the

    Q: Why does the Navigation system take me via a strange route?

    A: The navigation system will always calculate a route based on the method the owner has chosen. Sometimes roads may be newer than the map software, this can be rectified purchasing the latest software. “Shortest route” will often use smaller roads and may in some cases take longer.

    Q: Why does the Navigation system recalculate?

    A: Sometimes if there is a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) event which is on the calculated route, it is possible that the DRG (Dynamic Route Guidance) may plot a detour. This can be set to auto (recalculates without asking), manual (prompts user to decide to detour), or off (doesn’t re-route). If the user drives off route, the system will also recalculate (this too can be set to auto/manual)

    Q: How do I see the fuel range and trip computer?

    A: Press ‘Info’ and select ‘Trip Computer’. This will show the average economy for the last few journeys as well as display range (how long you can drive before running out of fuel).

    Q: Why does my sat nav unit screen lock and I have lost all my Voice tags?
    A: This is a rare and sporadic fault not affecting a lot CR-V's this can be easily fixed by a AVN Update[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif], please refer to this link [/FONT]Audio Visual Navigation Update For Screen Freeze & Lost Voice Tags

    iPod / USB

    Q: Why when I connect my iPhone through the USB cable and try to play music I can see all the song information on the iMID but there is no sound?

    A: The iPhone switches its output source to Bluetooth Audio once the phone connects to the handsfree telephone (HFT) system. To avoid this happening, the phone should be connected first to the HFT and then to the USB. If the phone disconnects and reconnects from the HFT, then it is necessary to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. This is common to all car-makers and is an anomaly of the iPhone.

    Q: Sometimes I see ‘Unsupported’ or ‘Disconnect’ appear on the screen and the music stops, why is this?
    A: This may happen occasionally and the iPod may freeze. It is because the iPod / iPhone freezes during transfer of album artwork to the iMID and therefore the audio playback stops. The iMID times out after a period of no response from the iPod / iPhone and displays the 'unsupported' message. This has been confirmed as an issue with the Apple iPod / iPhone and not the iMID. To rectify; disconnect the device, reset if necessary (follow the manufacturer’s instructions) and then reconnect. Check that the latest level of software is applied to the device and update if necessary. In the case of using a USB memory stick, this can happen if the memory stick crashes during the transfer of text such as album name, track name, artist etc. This can only be rectified by a cycle of the vehicle ignition to reset the iMID.

    Q: Sometimes the album artwork doesn’t display.

    A: Ensure the latest software is loaded on your device and that the format of the artwork is correct.

    Q: Why can I not play DVDs?

    A: For Europe the region code is 2 and for Russia it is region 5. Check that correct region, standard sized, non-damaged disks are used. DVDs can only be played when the vehicle is stationary and the parking brake applied. Note the DVD will only displayed on the Audio screen.

    Bluetooth Audio

    Q: The play/pause on-screen button does not work as I expect.

    A: The pause function does not work with all devices. To pause playback the passenger should press pause on the device.

    Q: I cannot get Bluetooth playback to work.

    A: Not all devices support Bluetooth audio. Check with the manufacturer to see if your device is supported and check the Honda Handsfree website. If it is compatible, the device must first be paired to the vehicle. Make sure the device is in discoverable mode, press ‘Tel’ and follow instructions for ‘Phone Setup’. Ensure if multiple phones have been paired that the correct one is connected.

    Q: Why, whilst listening to a song through Bluetooth audio and I attempted to make a call
    through the HFT could I hear my music over the top of my phone-call?

    A: This is a software bug within the phone. If the call is transferred back to the phone the music will also still be playing over the call. The vehicle just outputs what thephone sends.


    Q: My Android phone (Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson etc) keeps connecting/disconnecting from the system?
    A: When connecting to the HFT system, your phone asks your permission for the HFT to access your phone book. If you do not allow access, the connection is stopped. After a short time the phone tries to pair to the system again. To resolve this Android problem, pair the phone to the HFT and when connected drag down the notifications window from the top of the screen and follow the prompts to ALWAYS ALLOW connection.

    Q: Only a small part of my Android phonebook has been transferred to the system?
    A: Please check your phone’s settings to ensure numbers are stored in the correct location. Some
    models send contacts from the SIM, some from the handset memory and some from a cloud or internet back-up location.

    Q: Whilst in the middle of a phone call through the HFT system I arrived at my destination. When I switched off the engine the call was transferred to my handset, why is this different to my old Honda model?

    A: By design, the HFT is only active when the radio is on. This conserves the vehicle battery and avoids problems with your phone unintentionally connecting to the car and losing your call.

    Q: Why, when I switch my ignition off does my phone call not transfer immediately to my phone?

    A: The HFT unit remains active for a few seconds after switching the ignition off. This is so that if the ignition was switched back on immediately after the engine is stopped, the phone will still be connected to the system and the call can be continued without needing to wait 30s for the phone to reconnect. During this time the call can be transferred to the phone by using the handset controls, or wait until it automatically transfers when the HFT disconnects

    Q: How do I pair new mobile phone to my New CR-V without sat nav (Navi) ?

    A: 1. Ensure the mobile phone bluetooth is turned on and it is in discovery mode.
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    2. Press the TEL button or the "Pick-up" button

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    3. Rotate the Selector to select Yes, then push it to confirm.

    4. Choose the phone to be paired and push the Selector to confirm.

    5. Enter the 4-digit code displayed on the screen into the mobile phone.

    6. You will receive a message on the screen that pairing has been done.

    Q: How do I pair new mobile phone to my New CR-V with sat nav (Navi) ?

    1. When no Bluetooth-compatible phone has ever been paired to the system, a screen appears saying : "Confirmation : No phone is paired to the system. Would you like to add new phone now ?"

    2. Select Yes.

    3. Ensure the mobile phone Bluetooth is turned on and it is in discovery mode.

    4. Select OK. The system begins to search for your phone.

    5. Select your phone in the list.

    6. Enter the 4-digit pairing code on your phone when prompted to complete the pairing process.

    DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)

    Q: Is DAB better than FM?

    A: A good FM signal delivers higher sound quality than a DAB signal; however the advantage of DAB is that it offers a more consistent sound than FM when the signal fluctuates.An antenna receives radio signals directly from a transmitter, but also reflections from buildings and terrain. These reflections give rise to poor sound quality; hissing, flutter and distortion. The advantage of DAB is that it digitally processes the signal; using error correction algorithms that can detect and correct errors introduced during reception. Hence DAB radio produces a consistent quality, but it is more like mp3 quality rather than CD quality.

    Q: Why does my DAB station stop?

    A: When the DAB signal strength becomes too weak, or deteriorates below a level that can be digitally corrected, the sound you hear might degrade as the error correction cannot cope. It will ultimately just become silent, until such time that a sufficiently good signal is received. During this silence the tuner will respond to user settings.

    Q: What does the DAB setting “FM-Link” do?

    A: DAB coverage in the UK is generally good but there are some areas of poor or non-existent reception. If FM-Link has been set “On” the tuner will attempt to switch from a DAB broadcast to a FM broadcast of the same station. This can sometimes happen immediately, with hardly any audible interruption. Then later, if DAB signal strength improves, it will be restored. This feature works well with national stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4, which are transmitted on both FM and DAB.
    Unfortunately many local DAB stations do not have a FM equivalent and this will mean the tuner can no longer play that station.

    Q: What does the DAB setting “DAB-Link” do?

    A: When listening to a DAB station, and the signal becomes too weak, if “DAB-Link” has been set “On” the tuner will attempt to switch to another ensemble carrying the same station.

    Q: Why do I lose a DAB station when I drive from one location to another, where both locations have the same station available on DAB?

    A: Some broadcasters (e.g. Capital Radio) have local versions of their station, however they do not display a unique name for each. They do however broadcast a unique code so that the tuner can identify each broadcast is different. When these codes match the tuner will switch from one ensemble to another, following the station code. This works well with stations that use the same code across all ensembles. If a broadcaster chooses to use different codes, yet display the same station name, it is impossible for the tuner to switch to the same displayed name when the station codes do not match. In some cases a manual retune may be required.

    Q: How do I retune my DAB stations?
    A: In the audio menu/screen, press the ‘station list’ button and select ‘update list’. It takes a while for the radio to search all DAB frequencies.

    Q: What is a DAB Ensemble?

    A: FM stations are analogue, with each frequency only capable of carrying just one station. However with digital radio several stations are broadcast in a single digital frequency. This is called an Ensemble and there are many available in the UK. When an Ensemble has been selected the tuner presents an alphabetical list of the stations carried by that particular Ensemble. If you are looking for a specific station, and cannot see it listed in that Ensemble, it will be necessary to select another Ensemble and look down that list of stations. The tuner lists the Ensembles found on the last retune. The list can be updated manually, however it will update automatically if DAB-Link has been selected and the tuner searches for a station in an alternative Ensemble.

    Q: How do I find the station I want to listen to?

    A: Firstly follow the instructions to retune the DAB stations. Open up the station list and choose an ensemble to search. When the ensemble has been selected, the list of stations within that ensemble will be displayed. The user must search the available ensembles to find the station they require.


    Q: Why is there a ring around one of the radio presets on the audio display (on Navigation models only) that doesn’t correspond to the station I am listening to?

    A: This ring shows the position of the cursor (for use with the joystick). It does not signify the station that is currently being listened to.

    Q: How do I retune the radio?

    A: Using station list, press the update button. The station list will provide a list of the strongest stations in the area. There may not be enough time for the station name to be retrieved, so sometimes just the frequency appears in the list.

    Q: Why are there multiple entries of the same station in the station list?

    A: Sometimes there are multiple radio stations with different regional news/travel etc. These differences are not always made clear in the name broadcast by the station, so it is best to save your regional preference in your preset list.

    Q: I was scrolling though songs / albums / artists / playlists on my ipod, when my car went in to idle stop. Therefore the centre display changed to the idle stop icon from the audio screen to show that idle stop had happened. At this point the function of the knob on the audio unit changed from scrolling to increasing the volume. Is this correct?

    A: Yes this operation is normal for all standard (non Navi) audio units. The basic function of the centre knob on the audio unit is to increase / decrease the volume, with a secondary function of scrolling through connected device files. Once the centre display receives an interruption to the audio scrolling menu, the standard function of the knob is resumed (volume). This is the case for any centre display interruption (idle stop, CMBS, ECON, washer fluid low etc).

    Q: Why does LKAS stop working and the vehicle drifts out of the lane?
    A: There are several reasons for this to happen; due to the amount of possibilities, it would be advisable to refer to the owner’s manual.

    Q: Since having a windscreen replacement, LKAS does not work and displays an orange warning on the iMID and the LKAS warning lamp is constantly illuminated on the combi meter.
    A: After having a windscreen replacement it is necessary to have the LKAS camera recalibrated; failure to complete this operation will result in the system not being able to accurately identify the road markings. This will stop the system functioning to ensure safety is maintained.

    Q: Why does LKAS stop working when the vehicle slows down?
    A: LKAS does not work below 45 MPH and likewise, it does not function above 112 MPH.

    Q: Why is there resistance through the steering wheel when changing lanes using LKAS?

    A: LKAS is designed to keep the vehicle between the white lines, if the driver attempts to move the vehicle over the white lines, the vehicle will resist and intervene. To switch lanes without LKAS intervention, it is necessary to use the indicators; this temporarily suspends LKAS function until the lane change manoeuvre is completed.

    Q: Why does LKAS stop working when driving round bends?
    A: The system can only operate safely using computerised steering torque input when negotiating bends with a maximum radius of 200 metres. Bends above this radius require a higher steering input torque.

    Q: How do I activate the ACC?
    A: Press the ‘MAIN’ button on the steering switch to activate the ACC/LIM (or standard cruise) systems. The ‘LIM’ button toggles between cruise and limiter. Press ‘SET’ to fix at the current speed and then use the ‘+’ or ‘–‘ buttons to adjust the set speed.

    Q: Why does my seatbelt tug me?

    A: Check the owner’s manual. The CMBS has three stages of activation and the seatbelt will tug you at the second stage to prompt you to brake. The third stage will retract the seatbelt and prepare you for impact!

    Q: Will the CMBS detect things other than cars?

    A: The CMBS may be triggered by things other than cars. The radar will potentially detect any object and calculate whether impact is likely. This could include; horses, motor cycles, pedestrians, cyclists, brick walls, road signs, motorway bridges, traffic islands, trees etc.

    Q: Why doe the car beep when I press the
    accelerator pedal?

    A: When the speed limiter (LIM) is active, using almost full throttle (long accelerator pedal travel) will over-ride the system. The beep is to warn you that the speed limiter will not be active while this pedal position is maintained.

    Q: Why did my ACC switch itself off?

    A: The ACC will switch itself off if the VSA is activated or if there is no target for extended periods. It should only be used in highway traffic and in good weather conditions.

    Q: Why did I receive a CMBS warning even though I was not cruising with ACC and /or had ACC switched OFF?

    A: The CMBS and ACC systems are separate and can both be switched off or on independently from each other.

    Q: Why is there a difference between the displayed speed I set for ACC and Speed Limiter and my displayed current speed?

    A: Small fluctuations will sometimes occur at hills, on different road surfaces or wind conditions. Usually this will only be ±1mph/kph. The speed is allowed to fluctuate slightly to save fuel. (ECON Mode may fluctuate more). Occasionally the speed will over read by 1mph/kph, this is because the speed meter will round up to the next integer value if the speed reading is in-between two values.

    Heater & A/C
    Q: Why does my idle stop not work and it says ‘A/C’ (air conditioning)?

    A: ‘A/C’ does not just mean air conditioning; the symbol is used to mean anything to do with the climate control computer. There are many reasons why the climate control will prevent idle stop from occurring. These include having the temperature set to maximum hot, minimum cold or if the front screen defrost/demist mode is selected. The further the actual cabin temperature is from the chosen setting, the less likely the climate control will allow idle stop.

    Q: When I leave my house in the morning, for the first 10 minutes of the journey the idle stop will not function and a warning comes up saying the reason is A/C, but even with the AC button switched off I get the same warning?

    A: When the cabin temperature is too high or too low, the engine coolant temperature is too low, or the cabin humidity is too high, the idle stop will not be allowed to function because of ‘A/C’. In stop-start traffic, the load on the engine is very low so it may take a long while for the coolant to warm up enough to allow idle stop. If the owner would prefer the vehicle to idle stop rather than have a comfortable cabin temperature or condensation on the windows, it is possible to switch off the climate control and idle stop will be allowed sooner.

    Q: How can I warm up the car quicker?

    A: Honda vehicles have very economical engines, which by their very nature do not waste much energy turning fuel into heat. At idle, it can take a long time for the engine coolant to warm up. The engine will get warmer quicker when driving and the engine is under load.By using the ‘AUTO’ function, set at the normal comfortable temperature (normally 19 – 23) the climate control will optimise settings to provide the quickest warm-up. There is no need to change the temperature to ‘HI’. This will just prevent idle stop and blow a higher volume of colder air, initially making the owner colder rather than warmer.

    Q: How can I cool down the car quicker?

    A: By using the ‘AUTO’ function set at the normal comfortable temperature (normally 19-23) the climate control will optimise settings to provide the quickest cool-down. There is no need to change the temperature to ‘LO’. This will just prevent idle stop.

    Q: How can I demist/defrost the screen quicker?

    A: When the outside temperature is cold, the window glass is more prone to attracting condensation.Pressing the front screen button will optimise settings to quickly defrost or demist the front windows. Ensure the visibility from the windows is sufficient before beginning to drive. When the screen is clear, press the front screen button again to return to previous settings. With the front screen mode switched on, idle stop will be prohibited.

    Q: Why during idle stop does the display tell me to press the clutch?

    A: The climate control computer calculates how long the idle stop can be allowed to continue before the cabin temperature will start to deteriorate or when the cabin humidity approaches the dew point of the glass. During idle stop, when the climate control computer suggests it would prefer the engine running, the message appears on the MID as a request to start the engine by depressing the clutch. This is NOT compulsory and there is not a problem with the car. It is the customer’s
    decision whether they start the engine or not, however, it will take the vehicle longer to recover before allowing the next idle stop.

    Q: When in ‘ECON ON’ mode the cabin doesn’t feel as comfortable as ‘ECON OFF’ mode.

    A: When in economy mode, the cabin temperature is allowed to rise slightly higher before the air conditioning is switched on. The blower fan output is also reduced to decrease the current draw from the electrical system.

    Q: How do I view different MID displays?

    A: Using the switches on the bottom right of the steering wheel. The user can scroll up and down the menu using the cursor keys.

    Q: How do I change the trip meter reset method?

    A: It is possible for trip A and trip B to be reset by independent methods. Either trip can be reset when the vehicle is refuelled (vehicle detects approximately 5 litres of fuel added), each time the ignition is switched off or manual reset. To select the reset method, follow the directions MID steering switches, press ‘MENU’, scroll to ‘CHANGE SETTINGS’, ‘METER SETUP’, ‘TRIP A (B) RESET TIMING’.

    Q: How do I set the clock?

    A: On navigation models the time is automatically set using the GPS (when it is outside and there is sufficient satellite reception), on cars without navigation, it is necessary to manually set the clock. Audio models are set by pressing ‘SETUP’ on the radio, non-audio models are set through the iMID.

    Idle Stop
    Q: Why does the car not display a reason why it has failed to idle stop or decided to restart?

    A: In the MID screen, the I/S warnings have been turned off. Follow the owner’s manual guide to switch on the Auto Start & Stop Display. On diesel models, idle stop will not be available during DPF (diesel particulate filter) regeneration. There is no unique symbol for DPF ‘regen’ so the simple generic idle stop prohibit symbol is displayed.

    Q: Why does the reason for an I/S auto restart display before the car actually restarts and not
    during or after the restart?

    A: Unfortunately there is a patent that prohibits Honda from showing the reason for an auto restart during or after the event. Honda’s system displays the reason for 6 seconds before the engine starts cranking.

    Q: Why, before a restart is the reason shown and others times a simple symbol of I/S Not Available shown?

    A: The display is limited to A/C, Battery and Engine Water Temperature. If the restart is due to Wheel Speed (>0mph), Brake Servo Pressure or Power Steering activated then only I/S Not Available is displayed.

    Q: Why does A/C prohibit I/S?

    A: A/C settings have been designed to keep the occupants of the car as comfortable as possible. The heater controller calculates sun angle, cabin temperature, humidity and sun intensity to optimise the length of I/S against cabin comfort (or windows misting).

    Q: Why won't the car restart after a long I/S?

    A: If the driver places the car back into gear after the car has stopped and entered an I/S, the system cannot automatically restart if the battery voltage, or brake servo pressures drop to low. In this situation, the I/S system turns off to protect the battery and the car will need to be restarted by pressing the clutch and restarting on the push button or key.

    Q: Why do I have to press the clutch further down to restart after idle stop sometimes?

    A: If the car is placed in gear, the I/S system uses a switch at the bottom (end of travel, pedal must be fully depressed) of the clutch pedal. If the car is in neutral then the system uses a switch at the top of the clutch travel (only very short pedal travel is required).

    Remote Control Fob
    Q: What do I do my remote control battery is dead or won't work?

    A Follow this simple procedure after replacing the dead battery in your fob.

    1. Press the start/stop switch.
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    2. The buzzer in the passenger compartment sounds six times, a message appears on i-MID ) and the indicator on the switch flashes (A).

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    3. Bring the H-mark(emblem) of the remote in front of the start/stop switch while the indicator is flashing (within 30 seconds).

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    4. As soon as communication is completed, a new message appears on the i-MID and the indicator changes from flashing to illuminating mode (B).
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    5. Within 10 seconds, push the brake pedal (AT) or clutch pedal (MT) and push the start/stop switch simultaneously. The engine will start.

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    6. To stop the engine push the start/stop switch.

    Smart Entry, Central Locking & Power Tailgate
    Q: Why does the car not unlock when I walk up to

    A: The system is designed to only unlock by deliberate user action. There is a touch sensor in the door handle. When this is contacted the car will unlock.

    Q: Will the car lock when I walk away?

    A: No. The user must make a deliberate action to lock the car. The smart entry can be used (black button on door handle) or the remote central locking.

    Q: If I have the key, can somebody else open the vehicle?

    A: If the car is in a locked condition and the key is close to either of the front doors or the trunk, it is possible to open the door. However, the key must be near to the sensor that is pressed. For example, if you are standing near the locked car with the key and somebody attempts to open the passenger door, it will NOT open. If somebody standing next to you tries to open the door,the car will unlock.

    Q: Does the smart entry work with gloves or prosthetic limbs?

    A: Possibly! When gloves are very thick the sensors will not work. Prosthetic limbs will probably not work.

    Q: How do I lock the vehicle when I am standing at the trunk?

    A: There is a lock button built into the tailgate. It is to the right of the Honda emblem below the window glass. The key fob must be within range (approximately 1.5m).

    Q: What is the black button for on the door handle?

    A: Press this to lock the door (when the key is within range of that door handle).

    Q: Sometimes the door doesn’t unlock when I grab the handle?

    A: There is a slight delay between touching the door handle and when the car unlocks. If you pull the door handle very quickly after touching it, sometimes it will not have unlocked. Next time the door handle is pulled, the door should open.

    Q: How do I know if the car is locked?

    A: After locking the vehicle, you are allowed a few seconds to try the door handle to make sure it is locked. During this time the vehicle will not unlock when the sensor is touched.

    Q: Why does only the driver’s door open when I grab the driver’s door handle?

    A: This is a security feature designed to prevent theft of possessions from the cabin or trunk when the driver is travelling alone. It is possible to customise the smart unlock mode in the MID menu.

    Q: Why does the car beep when I try to lock it?

    A: There are two reasons why the car might beep when attempting to lock; either the ignition is still on, or there is a smart fob inside the cabin (RHD cars only).

    1. AT cars must be in P (park) before the ignition will switch off. Ensure the vehicle is in P and the ignition is off before exiting the vehicle.
    2. Right-hand drive vehicle’s internal sensors check that a key fob is not inside the car when locking. If you have one fob in the car and one outside, the car will beep to warn you of a fob inside and NOT lock the doors. It will beep three times and on the fourth press it will lock.

    Q: Is there a way to deactivate the selectable unlock so that all doors open when I open the driver’s door by smart entry?

    A: Yes, there it can be customised in the MID menu.

    Q: The power fold mirrors do not unfold when the drivers’ door is opened?

    A: The power fold mirror button should be left ‘mirrors unfolded’ to allow the smart entry system to control the folding function. If the switch is depressed it overrides this function and will not allow the smart system to operate the power fold when locking or unlocking.

    Q: Power Tailgate (PTG) – Why does only the tailgate unlock when unlocking the vehicle from the tailgate?

    A: When the vehicle is unlocked from the tailgate it could leave the vehicle contents vulnerable to theft if all of the doors unlocked when opening the tailgate.N.B. This function can be customised to open all doors using the menu options within the MID.

    Q: Why has the vehicle locked the keys in the luggage area after unlocking just the tailgate from the fob?

    A: Unlike the smart system, there are no sensors in the non-smart vehicle to ascertain the presence of the key. It is therefore possible to lock the keys in the luggage area after closing the tailgate as the security system will simply relock the vehicle when the tailgate is closed.. DO NOT PLACE THE KEYS IN THE LUGGAGE AREA, THE TAILGATE WILL LOCK WHEN CLOSED!

    Q: The tailgate does not make any noise when unlocked, how is it possible to know that it is
    unlocked after the tailgate ‘open’ button is pressed?

    A: The indicator lights will flash once to indicate that the tailgate is unlocked. The indicator lights will flash 3 times immediately after the tailgate is closed to denote that the tailgate is relocked.

    Q: Can I operate the tailgate manually?

    A: Yes the Power Tailgate can be used in the same way as any other CR-V by using the external tailgate handle.

    Q: What happens if my child gets in the way of the closing tailgate?

    A: The Power Tailgate has three pinch detection systems: Pinch sensors at the side to detect a finger pinch and a motor position and current overload sensors to detect a large body pinch stopping the tailgate.

    Q: What happens if I have reversed too close to a wall and I operate the Power Tailgate?

    A: The tailgate will open until it hits an obstacle then it will recognise this and close itself. The tailgate may be scratched.

    Q: Will the power tailgate lift a bike rack?

    A: No and it is not recommended to use a tailgate fitted bike rack on this model.

    Q: What happens if I forget to close the tailgate and drive off?

    A: The tailgate open warning buzzer will sound but you will still be able to close the tailgate with the driver’s side button.

    Q: Will the Power Tailgate work if I park on a hill or if it’s windy?
    A: Yes, the Power Tailgate has been tested to work on a 1 in 5 (20%) slope and in an 18mph wind.

    Q: I press the button on the dash but it does not open the tailgate, why?

    A: The gear selector must be in the Park position with an AT car or, with an MT car, the handbrake must be applied. The tailgate must be closed fully and unlocked and the button should be pressed and held for at 1-2 seconds. The default unlock status is driver’s door only, so to open the tailgate ensure that all doors are first unlocked.

    Q: I press the button on the fob but it does not open the tailgate, why?

    A: The button needs to be held for 1-2 seconds. Normally a long press of the PTG key fob button will open the PTG even if all of the doors are locked. It is possible to customise this function so that the doors have to be unlocked before the PTG will open by pressing the key fob button.

    Q: The Power Tailgate still doesn’t open, why?

    A: Check for any warning in the Information Display and if “PTG” is displayed, return to the Dealer for a detailed diagnosis.

    Q: The Power Tailgate nearly fully opens but then closes itself, why?

    A: The system has a fall-detection and will safely close if this is activated. Check the Open Stays for pressure loss.

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    Q: How far away does the fob need to be before the engine cuts out?

    A: The car will NEVER automatically cut out, no matter how far away the fob is. If the fob is missing whilst the engine is running, once the engine is switched off (by pressing the start/stop switch) it will be impossible to restart. Whilst the fob is missing, if the engine is stalled it is possible to restart by just depressing the clutch. This is for safety and is the preferred method of Thatcham (UK insurance rating advisory committee).

    Q: Why does the car beep when I shut the door?

    A: Every time all of the doors are closed, the vehicle searches for the key inside of the cabin. If the key is in the passenger’s pocket, they open the door, exit the vehicle and close the door there will be a beep and message displayed on the iMID. The external buzzer also beeps to warn the passenger that the key has left the car.
    WARNING: If a key exits through a window (without opening and closing a door), the vehicle will not detect that it has gone missing. The vehicle can still be driven until it is switched off, but cannot be restarted.

    Q: How long do I need to press the start switch to start the engine?

    A: The start switch only needs a brief press. After releasing the button the engine will continue to crank until the engine starts. If the vehicle is out of fuel or there is an engine issue, the vehicle will crank for approximately 20 seconds. If the engine doesn’t start in this time it will stop cranking, the user will then need to press the start switch again to start the engine.

    Q: Why, when I attempt to start the engine does the MID show a countdown timer and what looks like a coiled spring?

    A: In extremely cold conditions there is a diesel glow plug heating delay. This pre-heats the glow plugs to ensure smoother starting. This can be bypassed by pressing and holding the start switch or pressing the start switch three times. Bypassing the glow plug heater delay will increase the cranking time, uses more fuel and may cause excessive battery drain.

    Q: What happens if I get out of the car and leave it in accessory mode?

    A: The immobiliser is deactivated and the steering lock retracted when the vehicle is switched to accessory mode. At this point it is possible to start the engine even if the key is not inside. If exiting, the vehicle the car will beep when the door is closed to warn that the key has left the vehicle. Every time the driver exits the car, a check should be made that the ignition is switched off (same as not leaving the key in the ignition).

    Q: What happens if the fob battery is flat?

    A: When the fob battery is getting low, it will display a warning on the iMID to explain the battery is getting low. If the fob battery is completely flat, there is a back up method to start the car which involves holding the key fob to the start/stop switch. This is demonstrated on the MID.

    Q: Sometimes the car doesn’t start first time?

    A: When starting the engine the clutch should be fully depressed. If the clutch is only partially depressed at the time of pressing the start switch, the engine will not crank but the ignition will switch on.

    Q: Why, when the engine is running and I press the start switch will the car not turn off?

    A: If the car has automatic transmission, the gear selector must be in park for the car to be switched off (same as a vehicle with normal key). If there is a problem with the vehicle speed sensors, or there is an onboard computer failure, for safety the start switch needs to be pressed three times or held for a few seconds. This will then switch off the engine and engage the electronic steering lock.

    Q: If I am standing near the car (with the key) can somebody else get in and start it?

    A: No. The key has to be within the cabin for the immobiliser to be deactivated..

    Q: The steering lock won’t disengage.

    A: This can happen if there is force applied through the steering column (like the wheel/tyre being against a kerb or in a pothole). The steering wheel needs to be wiggled to free the locking pin.

    Q: What happens if I stall the engine?

    A: For a few seconds after stalling, it is possible to restart the engine by fully depressing the clutch. There is no requirement to press the start switch after stalling. After a few seconds the auto-restart will cancel and the MID will request clutch and start switch/turn key to start the engine.

    Driver Power Memory Seat (DPMS)
    Q: Why does the drivers’ seat not move to the programmed position when entering the vehicle?

    A: Ensure the correct key is being used. There are 2 keys marked ‘Driver 1’ and ‘Driver 2’. Settings from the keys will be different depending on how they have been programmed by the user.

    Q: Why does the memory seat stop moving suddenly before reaching its final position?

    1: If the handbrake is disengaged before the seat has completed the program of movement, it will stop as a matter of safety (Manual Transmission only)

    2: If the shift lever is moved from the ‘P’ position, the seat movement will stop (Automatic Transmission) NB. For manual transmission variant, holding button ‘1’ or ‘2’ on the driver’s door card will adjust the seat to the selected program position without the need for the handbrake to be engaged.

    Q: Why can’t I change the seat to a previously stored memory position?

    A: For safety reasons, position 1 (key fob 1) or 2 (key fob 2) can only be selected when parked. This prevents the driver being contorted by the electric seat! The ‘current’ seat position can be stored to memory at any time.

    Q: Why is my seat not in the same position as it was when I exited the car?

    A: If the seat is manually moved and not programmed to either memory 1 or 2, when the car is next locked and subsequently unlocked, it will move to either setting 1 or 2 (depending on which fob is used). To ensure this doesn't happen, save the setting after moving the seat.
    One Touch Rear seat
    Q: Why does the rear seat not always lock into the upright position?

    A: The seat has to fold beyond approx 45° to reset the locking mechanism and allow the seat to re-lock. A click can be heard when the latch has reset.

    Q: The rear seat headrests do not adjust for height when the headrest release catch is pressed?

    A: The rear seat headrests are not height adjustable. The button is for service use only. It is required should the seat ever need a replacement cover.

    Seatbelt Electronic Pre-Tensioner (EPT)
    Q: Why does the seat belt tightens after I have inserted the buckle?

    A: Cars with the EPT feature have a system that pre tightens the seatbelt to the occupant immediately when the seatbelt is used.

    Q: Why does the seatbelt tighten sometimes when I am driving?

    A: Under certain driving conditions the seatbelt will tighten on the occupant. The system will detect the G forces during cornering, braking and accelerating and when these conditions exceed the values within the ECU the seatbelt will pre-tension and a tightening will be felt

    Q: Can I adjust the sensitivity of the pre-tensioner?

    A: No, the system sensitivity is not adjustable.

    Q: Can I turn the dynamic pre-tensioner off?

    A: The system can be turned off from the MID menu. Refer to the owner’s manual for details on how to perform this action.
    ory at any time.

    Q: Why is my seat not in the same position as it was when I exited the car?

    A: If the seat is manually moved and not programmed to either memory 1 or 2, when the car is next locked and subsequently unlocked, it will move to either setting 1 or 2 (depending on which fob is used). To ensure this doesn’t happen, save the setting after moving the seat.

    Q: Why does my combi meter illumination not dim sometimes?

    A: There is a function to prevent dimming when it is light outside (so that the controls can be seen clearly in strong sunlight), even if the headlights are switched on.

    Q: Why when switching the headlamps between main beam and dip or just flashing the lights is there a thud which seems to come from the headlamp area?

    A: The main beam uses a moving reflector which can be heard at low speeds when the audio is switched off.

    Q: Can I change the timer for how long my headlights remain on after locking my car?

    A: Yes. In the MID menu there is an option within change settings called ‘lighting setup’. It can be changed to 0, 15, 30 or 60 seconds.

    Q: Why don’t my lights go off at the specified timer setting?

    A: The customisable timer for switching off the lights starts when the driver’s door is opened/closed or when the vehicle is locked/unlocked. After switching off the ignition, the headlights will remain on for a few minutes if the driver door is not opened.

    Q: How do I leave my parking lights on?

    A: Switch the light stalk to the first position (side/parking lights)

    Q: Why did the auto High beam Support System (HSS) not auto switch off when I passed a vehicle approaching from a side road?

    A: The HSS camera mounted on the front screen must see proceeding vehicle Tail Lights or oncoming vehicle Head Lights in order to Auto Switch off. In this case the camera cannot see the Head lights of the car approaching from a side road.

    Q: Why did the auto High beam Support System (HSS) not auto switch off immediately when I came from a dark road in to a street lit area around a corner?

    A: The High beam Support System has a safety system incorporated so that the Hi beam will not auto switch off when cornering (unless other vehicle Head lights or Tail lights are seen).

    Q: When I want to re-activate the auto High beam Support System (HSS) I must hold the lighting stalk in the ‘head light flash’ position for what feels like an uncomfortable time. Can this be adjusted?

    A: Yes, the time at which the lighting stalk must be held in the ‘flash’ position to re-activate HSS can be adjusted by the dealer from between 0.35 ~ 2.5 seconds. (Factory default setting is 1.5 seconds).

    Q: Is there a way that the auto High beam Support System (HSS) will automatically switch back on after it has been deactivated by a mechanical operation of the lighting stalk?

    A: Yes, the HSS system has an auto reactivation setting that can be adjusted by the dealer ON/OFF. The auto reactivation system switches the system back ON if the vehicle has travelled for a set distance without any mechanical activation of the lighting stalk. The set distance travelled can be adjusted by the dealer from between 20 ~ 1667 meters. (Factory default setting is 1000 meters).

    Q: When do the active cornering lights (ACL) function?

    A: ACL only operates when the vehicle headlights are on. Both ACLs come on when in reverse to assist with parking manoeuvres. When parking (driving forwards) and the steering wheel angle exceeds 105° the light to the side of the turn will illuminate. Similarly when indicating at low speeds, the ACL will illuminate. ACL only operates up to around 35km/h. ACLs will only remain on for a maximum of 5 minutes.

    Q: Why do my hazard lights flash when I brake hard (ESS)?

    A: It is a system called Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). It is intended to alert following vehicles of a hazard if you break suddenly. The vehicle must be travelling above 50km/h for it to activate and the rate of deceleration must be sufficient (above 6m/s2). It will also activate if the ABS is operated in slippery conditions. It will turn off once the vehicle drops below 50km/h. The speed of flashing is faster than the normal hazard lights. Pressing the hazard switch or indicating will over-ride the system

    Q: The HID have stopped adjusting the levels and strange noise can be heard

    A: Please refer to this thread CR-V HID Headlight Level Sensor Failure
    Parking Sensors
    Q: Why does the parking sensor system detect an object in the road when I reverse of my drive, even though an obstacle is not present?

    A: In certain circumstances based upon the angle of driveway and height of the vehicle to the road, it is possible for the parking sensors to receive reflections from the opposite kerb stone, and therefore be detected.

    Q: Why does the parking sensor system still detect an object after I have passed it?

    A: The parking sensor system has a 0.5 second delay before releasing a detected object as a safety feature.

    Q: Why did the parking sensor system not warn me before I reversed over my child’s bicycle (or another small object) that was left lying on the driveway?

    A: The parking sensor system does not have any visibility up to 25cm from ground level. The parking sensor system does not have any visibility up to 25cm from ground level. The system can be turned off from the MID menu. Refer to the owner’s manual for details on how to perform this action.

    Q: When I came home and parked my diesel CR-V on the drive I switched off the engine and locked the car but as I walked away I could hear what sounded like a fan running under the bonnet. This continued for about 3 minutes and then stopped.

    A: This condition will happen if the vehicle has been stopped during a particulate filter (DPF) regeneration cycle. Excessive temperatures are reached within the DPF during the regeneration process so the radiator fans switch to high mode to reduce the engine bay temperature when the vehicle is stationary.

    Q: Why, when I turn the engine off and lock the car is there a whining noise coming from the engine bay?

    A: The noise is coming from the EGR valve cycling open and closed. This prevents build-up of soot on the valve, prolonging the life of the part.

    Q: Why after switching the ignition on is there a sound coming from the engine bay?

    A: The fuel pump activates for a few seconds before the engine is started.

    Engine Faults

    Clutch pedal
    Q: Why is there a slight clicking sound when I operate the clutch pedal?

    A: The clutch pedal can be equipped with up to 3 switches. The clicking sound is just the normalmechanical operation noise of the switches. These switches provide clutch pedal position information to various systems such as Idle Stop, Cruise Control, Shift Indicator Light, etc.

    Hill Start Assist (HSA)
    Q: Why does the HSA system not hold the car for me when I try to set off from a slope?

    A: The following parameters have to be met before HSA system activation:
    1. Car is on a slope of more than 4%.
    2. Car is stationary with brake pedal pressed.
    3. Car is in the correct gear (in relation with car’s direction on slope & direction of travel).
    Example one 1st gear when car is facing uphill with the intention to drive off up the slope. Example two Reverse gear when car is facing downhill with intention to reverse up the slope.

    Q: Why does the HSA system not hold the car for me when I try to set off from a gentle slope?

    A: The HSA system will not be activated if the slope is not more than 4%.

    Q: The HSA system was holding the car on a slope for me, then after a while the system released the brakes, is the system functioning correctly?

    A: Yes, the HSA system will hold the car on a slope for a maximum duration of 2.5 seconds. This should give the driver enough time to swap their foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal to drive off.

    Q: Why does the HSA system not release the brakes when I try to drive off on a slope? I know from experience that the clutch and accelerator positions were at the right point to hold the car on that particular slope.

    A: The HSA system will not release the brakes until it senses that the engine has developed sufficient torque to drive off. The clutch and accelerator pedal positions need to travel further.

    Q: Does the HSA system work after releasing the parking brake (handbrake)?

    A: No, the HSA system only works with the foot brake. When applying/releasing the parking brake, the foot brake should be reapplied to activate the HSA system.

    Automatic Transmission
    Q: Why does my diesel automatic display a MIL (Malfunction indicator Lamp aka Engine light turned ON with "D" light flashing on Auto gear selector?

    A: Please refer to this thread 2013 CR-V Diesel Automatic Transmission Selection Problems (D Light Flashing)

    Hill Descent Control (HDC)
    Q: What is hill descent control?

    A: Hill Descent Control (HDC) allows a smooth and controlled hill descent without the driver needing to use the brake pedal to maintain the vehicle speed. The system is designed for descents on rough terrain and allows the driver to fully concentrate on steering the vehicle without also having to control braking force.

    Q: Why is HDC only applied to vehicles with an automatic transmission?

    A: MT cars would have a possibility to stall if the user was to select a higher gear whilst driving with the HDC feature on. Only AT cars have this feature because the car can descend in a more controlled way. MT cars would require a shift position sensor and therefore would need more time during development.

    Q: Why can I not buy a 2WD vehicle with HDC?

    A: The system is originally designed for rough terrain so is offered on 4WD drive vehicles only.

    Q: How do I know that HDC is turned on?

    A: The driver turns on the system by operating a switch on the driver lower cover. When this switch is operated and the system is activated a green HDC lamp will display on the combi meter.

    Q: How do I know that HDC is working?

    A: If the system is activated and the vehicle speed is between 8-20km/h when the driver begins to descend, the system will maintain the vehicle speed by operating the vehicle brakes. When the brakes are operated by the system the green HDC lamp on the combi meter will flash and the vehicle brake lamps will illuminate to show that the vehicle is slowing.

    Q: How do I over-ride the HDC system when it is operating?

    A: The driver can over ride the system whilst descending a slope by pressing the brake pedal or accelerator pedal. When the driver stops applying pressure to the pedals the system will still operate and maintain the new speed (If within 8-20km/h). Pressing the HDC switch on the driver lower cover will fully de-activate the system.

    Q: What is the maximum speed that HDC will work up to?

    A: HDC will operate between 8km/h and 20km/h.

    Q: Does HDC work when the vehicle is in reverse gear?
    A: Yes, the system will work when the vehicle is in reverse, when reversing down a slope.

    Q: After using HDC to descend a hill and accelerating away HDC turns off, is this correct?

    A: Yes, if the driver accelerates above 60km/h, the system will automatically turn off and the green HDC lamp on the combi meter will not be shown. If the driver then intends to descend another slope, they will need to turn on the system using the switch on the driver lower cover.

    Q: If the driver then reduces speed below 60 km/h will the system automatically reactivate?

    A: No, if the driver increases speed over 60km/h, then reduces below 60km/h to descend another slope, they will need to turn on the system using the switch on the driver lower cover.

    Q: If the driver doesn’t accelerate above 60km/h after using the system, will it still be active?
    A: If, after using the system, the driver accelerates but stays below 60km/h the system will still be activated with the green HDC lamp still illuminated. The system will then operate when the driver descends a slope between 8-20km/h on. Both ACLs come on when in reverse to assist with parking manoeuvres. When parking (driving forwards) and the steering wheel angle exceeds 105° the light to the side of the turn will illuminate. Similarly when indicating at low speeds, the ACL will illuminate. ACL only operates up to around 35km/h. ACLs will only remain on for a maximum of 5 minutes.

    The CR-V Black Edition
    VIN Vehicle Identification Number

    The stamped VIN is no longer on the bulkhead/firewall, but on the right side floor in front of the seat inside the side sill, as shown.

    AOCUK CRV WIKI VIN-2a7470jdk.
    AOCUK CRV WIKI VIN-2b747037639.


    [H=2/]Emergency refuelling[/size]
    Q: I have run out of Diesel I know I should have refuelled.. what do I do ?

    A: If you need to refuel with a non-standard diesel filler nozzle or from a portable fuel container, use the funnel (A) located in the spare wheel well. Remove the funnel (A) from the case (B) and insert it in the filler neck.

    AOCUK CRV Wiki Emergency refueling.

    AOCUK CRV Wiki Emergency refueling_.

    Ensure you have more than 5 litres of diesel fuel if the tank is bone dry.Turn the ignition switch to ON (II) (but do not crank the engine). The presupply fuel pump will run for about 40 seconds, and fuel pressure will rise. Repeat two or three times before cranking the engine.

    [H=2/]Engine won't start after collision[/size]

    The fuel cut off switch has been removed from the 4th Generation CR-V. In case of an accident, the SRS control unit will send a signal to the engine control unit which will cut off power to the fuel pump.

    Alloy Wheels & Tyres

    Honda Alloy Wheels
    17" Armus Alloy Wheel -Split 5 Spokes - Blade Silver - 17X6 1/2J

    18" Lyra Alloy Wheel-10 spokes - Chrome Shadow - 18X7J


    19" Cursa Alloy Wheel -10 spoke- Sparkle Silver - 19X7 1/2J



    19" Orion Alloy Wheel 5 spoke - Gunpowder Black - 19X7 1/2J


    19" Complete Wheels Sirius 5 Spoke - ROMBO SILVER - 19X7 1/2J


    19" Vega Alloy Wheel - 10 spoke - Black Pearl - 19X7 1/2J


    From 1st November 2012, the European Union introduced a new tyre label, in order to provide standardised information on 3 specific performances : fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

    (dead link removed by staff)

    The New CR-V EU Tyre Labels see below.

    New 2013 Tyre Recommendations
    Recommneded Tyres 2013 CRV.

    Deflation Warning System

    If a owner or dealer changes the wheel size without changing the threshold value a DWS warning will appear in the MID.
    There are three threshold groups for the DWS : 17, 18 and 19 inch. When changing the wheel size, you must change the threshold value using HDS.

    Commonly Used Service Items

    Diesel i-DTEC

    Oil Filter

    Part number 15430-RSR-E01 (Item 5 In Image)

    Air Filter

    Part Number 17220-RFW-G01 (Item 9 In Image)

    Pollen Filter

    Part Number 80292-T1G-G01 Item 7 In Image)

    Fuel Filter

    Part Number 16901-RL0-G01 (Item 3 In Image)

    Wiper Blades

    Front Driver 600mm Part Number 76620-T0A-J02 (Item 11 In Image)
    Front Passenger 400mm Part Number 76630-T0A-J02 (Item 13 In Image)
    Rear Part Number 315mm 76730-T0A-003 (Item 8 In Image)


    Front discs Part Number 45251-T1G-G00 (Item 13 In Image)
    Front disc retaining screws flat 6X14 Part Number 93600-06014-0H (Item 19 In Image)
    Front pads Part Number 45022-T1G-G01 (Item 8 In Image)

    Rear discs Part Number 42510-T1G-G00 (Item 3 In Image)
    Rear disc retaining screws flat 6X14 Part Number 93600-06014-0H (Item 19 In Image)
    Rear pads Part Number 43022-T1G-G00 (Item 7 In Image)


    Release Bearing Part Number 22810-PPT-003(Item 2 In Image)
    Flywheel Part Number 22100-R4N-003 (Item 3 In Image)
    Clutch friction plate Part Number 22200-R4N-003 (Item 4 In Image)
    Pressure Plate Part Number 22300-R4N-003 (Item 5 In Image)

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    bump for 4th Generation CR-V Owners
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  3. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    This is a fantastic resource :clap:

    I can see I'm going to have to read through this very carefully when I get my CR-V :Smile:
  4. Zoot Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Scotland Ron Leeds
    I have found this info invaluable on many occasions!
  5. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    :bump: for CR-V 4th generation owners.

    There is a lot of helpful advice here.

    Just to add one 'fault' to the list - alignment issues with the front doors.

    Some CR-Vs have a slight alignment problem on the front doors, most noticeably when looking at the chrome strip at the top - see 'photo.

    This doesn't affect the opening and closing of the door, it is purely cosmetic. The solution should be an easy adjustment by your dealer.

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  6. Zoot Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Scotland Ron Leeds
    @FirstHonda mine was exactly the same and I noticed it on collection of the car. The technicians weren't able to adjust enough so it went to the bodyshop. Result - perfectly aligned door.
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  7. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    From what I've seen the majority leave the factory like that, which is pretty disappointing tbh.

    Some people don't notice or don't care, but at least for those that do it is a pretty simple fix.
  8. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Slightly off topic, but just to say I've just seen a brand new Skoda Superb being delivered (to be somebody's new company car) and the front door fit was exactly the same as on the CR-V i.e. Too high on both front doors in relation to the rear doors.

    Weird, I would have thought the factory would catch issues like that, but as it clearly doesn't just affect Honda, it must be harder than you'd think!
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Robotic build process ?
  10. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

    England Keith Essex
    As soon as I saw this this morning I went straight out to check mine and all OK thankfully.

  11. kipster Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Seamus Leeds
    Great resource. I wondered how the HSA worked and this is the only place on the web I have found any useful info.

    Regarding door alignment, mine was spot on when I collected it from the dealers.
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  12. penmiker New Member Getting Started

    As a new owner & member I'm wondering why there isn't a major outcry over the cost of updating the satnav. I could buy 3 Tomtoms with lifetime updates for the cost of one Honda update. Are you all using the free, regularly updated satnav on your mobiles?
  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Some people prefer the factory integrated sat navs view rather than sat navs bunged on windscreens and wires running to a ciggie lighter..
  14. penmiker New Member Getting Started

    Can't believe any of them like the price
  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Price isn't everything when you want ascetics , horses for courses
  16. patel_on_da_corner Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Patel London
    When my warranty runs out, I intend to upgrade the head unit.
    My aim is to get a unit with sat nav, high RMS and also Android Auto support.
    I still want to retain working steering controls, i-MID and also the ports in the centre console.

    I have some research to do, as I am not sure how tricky this is to do on a 2013 EX which already has Sat Nav.
    Lower spec models without sat nav have been done, and there are articles available on the interweb.

    I may have to get it professionally fitted.

    I do think that the integrated sat nav is very good, but gets blown out of the water by google maps and its real time estimation..
    Once I have that in build I will be a happy man.
  17. MJWS New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Michael S Southampton
    Am I the only person to be getting very annoyed at Honda's inability to provide an update to the navigation system for my now 3 year old car? After extensive correspondence with Philip Crossman, the latest reply tells me that there will be an update in Feb 17 with mapping information from late 2015. This follows the non appearance of the promised Feb 16 update. I would very much like to hear from others with the same concern.
  18. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

    England Keith Essex
    On my, apparently somewhat unusual, SD sat nav, when i enquired of HH after Christmas if there was an update for it they said that one was to be released in the coming April, cost £170. As the car was less than a year old I gave it a miss. I haven't experienced any problems with finding locations and I've decided I won't bother to update it until it's about 5 years old, by which time I very likely won't own it.

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