Tyres & Wheels False DWS alarms

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by 155695, Thursday 14th Apr, 2016.

  1. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I've mentioned this on here before but I can't find the post now.

    A few times not long after I bought the car, the DWS alarmed for no reason. I re-set it and eventually it settled down. I thought I might have similar problems when I fitted my winter wheels set-up (17" Dezents with 60 Nokians) but when I changed over I re-set the system and it never alarmed once. I have now changed back to the original wheels/tyres (19" Orions with 45 Yokohamas) and after re-setting it, it has now alarmed twice when on a run of 60-80 miles for no reason, i.e. tyre pressures are as you would expect, that is somewhat higher than as set but nothing out of the ordinary after a longish run.

    It seems (like me) it just doesn't like the wheel/tyre set up the car came with. IIRC 1st Honda had a similar problem when he got his new but as far as I know he hasn't reported a re-occurrence.

    The car is going in for its 1st service on 18 May, so I'll mention it to the dealer then but in the meantime I wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if they found a reason/remedy.

    Keith
     
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  2. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    You are quite right @155695 - I did have this exact issue with my (short-lived) first CR-V. I haven't experienced it with my current one (the replacement).

    I'm sure there was a software update to cure the issue, but what is odd is that it affects the original wheels and tyres. I was told by my dealer - who I trust - that the system is sensitive to temperature changes, so it could just be the fact that it is much warmer all of a sudden.
     
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  3. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

    England Keith Essex
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    Well it has got to 18 in the last couple of days so I suppose it could be that but we'll see what the dealer has to say.

    Keith
     
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  4. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Just been out and checked the tyre pressures, all OK so I tried to re-set the system and it wouldn't have until about the 5th attempt when it suddenly came up "completed". I tried to re-set it again just to see what would happen and again it wouldn't have it, however the warning has now cleared.

    It's obvious therefore that there is a problem with the warning system. In a way that's a good result because I now know it is nothing to do with the tyres and the dealer can sort it when I take it to be serviced. If it alarms in the meantime, if I can't re-set it l'll just ignore it (having checked of course that there isn't actually a puncture - sod's law and all that).

    Keith
     
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  5. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Out of interest I just checked the last Which? members' car survey and the commonest problem reported on the 4th generation CR-V was with the DWS. Apparently 7% of responders had problems with this item. So in CR-V terms it seems fairly common.

    Keith
     
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