Announcement 2015 Honda CR-V Techinical Overview

Discussion in 'Technical Articles' started by Service News, Thursday 12th Feb, 2015.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

    CR-V 15 year model is a minor model change on the previous models as pointed out in this thread CR-V 15 year model is a minor model change on the
    previous models.

    This is to bring the new Owners for 15YM CR-V up to speed with the new advancements and new service and maintenance procedures.
    Main changes to the MY15
    9 speed automatic transmission Service tip
    Unlike previous Honda automatic transmissions, the 9 speed automatic transmission does not have an fluid level dipstick.
    There is a special method detailed in WSM to check the fluid level which involves using HDS and getting the correct oil temperature. Because the fluid level checking process can take some time and also requires the replacement of parts, it should only be performed during PDI, if there is any evidence of fluid leakage around the transmission.

    New: Emergency Park Release - 9AT
    When the engine cannot be started due to a dead battery, transmission failure or engine trouble, the 9AT transmission will be locked in park (P) and the vehicle
    cannot be moved. In the case of a dead battery, recharging the battery and restarting the engine will allow the gear position to be changed. When you need to move the vehicle immediately in an emergency or when the engine cannot be run, you can
    disengage the parking lock in the transmission by
    following the procedure below.
    1. Make sure the vehicle is on a firm, level, and non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake fully.
    2. Leave the ignition switch in position (I) Accessory, and make sure the steering lock is not on by turning the steering wheel.
    3. Open the bonnet.
    4. Insert a screwdriver into the hole in the shaft of the parking release bolt (A) and swing the screwdriver anticlockwise to loosen the parking release bolt.

    The parking release bolt is now loosened.

    15YM CRV-Auto1.

    Insert the screwdriver in the screw head of the parking release bolt and rotate the bolt (B) until it contacts the stopper (C).The lock is now released and the gear has been shifted from (P) to (N).

    15YM CRV-Auto2.
    6. Move the vehicle to a safe location as required.
    7. When done, be sure to rotate the parking release bolt clockwise to return it back to the original position and then, swing the screwdriver inserted in the hole in the shaft of the bolt clockwise to firmly tighten the bolt so that it may not be loosened.

    New change: Audio anti-theft system
    Whenever power to the audio unit has been interrupted (EG battery disconnection), there is no need to input an anti-theft code, as the audio units are VIN matched to the vehicle. To restart the audio system, switch on the ignition and when the display asks you to, push and hold the power button (A) for 2 seconds. The audio unit will automatically check and recognize the VIN of the vehicle and then start up.
    Audio equipped


    Honda Connect equipped

    honda connect.

    An anti-theft code is only required if an audio unit is swapped to another vehicle. There is no longer an anti-theft code sticker supplied, If the anti-theft code is required, then it can be obtained by contacting Honda.

    Change: Setting the clock
    i-MID Type
    The time on the clock display can be adjusted with the ignition switch ON.
    1. Press the MENU button on the steering.
    2. Select "Adjust clock" with the +/- buttons, then press the "SOURCE" button.
    3. Press the +/- buttons to change the setting between 12H and 24H
    4. Select hours or minutes with the </> buttons.
    5. Press the +/- buttons to adjust the numbers up or down.
    6. Select Enter with the </> buttons, then press the SOURCE button to enter your selection.

    Honda Connect type
    For vehicles with Honda Connect, The clock is automatically updated via GPS, so the time should not need to be adjusted.
    There is the facility to change the time zone that the clock is based on.

    New: Fuel run out prevention system
    (Diesel models).
    To prevent the fuel system from completely running out of fuel, as there is no longer a fuel hand primer fitted to prime the system, the driver will be warned in stages following on from the normal low fuel level light warning.

    Diesel fuel warning.
    These warnings are shown on the MID (Multi Information Display)
    1. Low fuel warning - Fill up as soon as possible.
    2. Range is 0 - Vehicle maximum speed is restricted.
    3. Remaining fuel nearly empty - Vehicle will not restart.

    Maintenance information

    New: Fuel hand primer special tool.
    As there is no longer a fuel hand primer fitted on every vehicle, if the fuel system needs to be primed after either a fuel system repair or fuel strainer replacement,
    then this fuel hand primer special tool will need to be used in accordance with the WSM bleeding procedure.
    Honda diesel line tool.

    This special tool will be provided to all dealers by Honda around the end of February 2015. If a tool is required before these arrive a commercially available vacuum tool could be used to draw fuel up from the fuel tank.

    Change: How to bleed air from the fuel system (1.6 Diesel)
    If the fuel tank has been run dry, air may enter the fuel system. This prevents the engine from restarting even after you refuel the vehicle.

    Bleed the air from the fuel system as follows:
    1. Pour at least 5 litres of fuel in the fuel tank.
    2. Open the bonnet.
    3. Install the fuel hand primer special tool (Refer to WSM for details)
    4. Squeeze the fuel hand primer (A) until you feel a strong resistance.
    5. Start the engine.
    Note: If the engine does not start, do not operate the starter for more than 10 seconds at a time. This could damage the fuel pump and the engine starter.
    If the engine does not start, go back to step 4.

    6. Depress the accelerator pedal slightly and hold it at approximately 1,500 RPM for about 30 seconds.
    7. Turn off the engine and then remove the fuel hand primer special tool and refit the original pipe work.
    8. Restart the engine again and allow it to run for 30 seconds. Repeat this at least three times at intervals of approximately 45 seconds.

    Change: Fuel strainer replacement (1.6 diesel 4WD)
    To replace the fuel strainer on the 1.6 diesel 4WD, removal of the exhaust A pipe (A) is required and detailed in WSM, to be able to gain enough access to
    remove the strainer from the vehicle.
    1.6 i-dtec 4WD fuel fil change.
    Note: Additional gaskets and fixing will be required when refitting.
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    As anyone spotted the underlying obvosuis changes Honda have made and why?
  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    New addtion to his article is the Turbo Charger - CR-V 2015 Year

    The turbo charger fitted to the 2015MY CR-V 1.6 I-DTEC engine is a new Two Stage Sequential type.


    Due to the complex design of this part, it will only be possible to order and replace the complete assembly - although Web EPC lists component parts, they will not be available to order from Honda Parts Centre.
    No adjustment of the turbo charger should be attempted and the Turbo MUST NOT be dismantled for diagnosis.
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    New addition to this thread Honda have released a TSB Bulletin No SP-04-003-00 dated 19-05-15 regrading the type of repairs dealers can undertake if the gearbox develops a fault. Since this is a German gearbox first thing springs to mind is their lousy craftsmanship.

    CR-V 1.6 diesel automatic is fitted with a new 9 speed automatic transmission (9AT). For maintenance and repair of this new transmission there are some new tools, a new type transmission fluid and new procedures to be used when working on the transmission.

    Repairs and parts kits

    Repairs to the 9AT that a dealer can carry out are limited, mainly relating to external oil leakage e.g oil seal replacements or hydraulic control and sensors. Any repairs required should initially be authorised via a TESS contact to Dealer Technical Support. The actual transmission part of the 9AT assembly cannot be stripped or repaired. Only the expanded parts in the below diagram are available for replacement.


    Replacement parts for the 9AT are arranged into parts kits and include the required parts needed for each job. This means for example if a leaking seal requires replacement, the seal will come in a kit which also includes a drain and level plug to facilitate the draining and refilling of the transmission fluid.

    Special tools
    There are a number of new special tools for the 9AT, these tools relate to the various oil seal replacement procedures around the transmission. For your convenience these tools have been put all together in a kit and is available via the Loan Tool Program.

    The tool kit number is 07000-9AT-000 and the kit contains the following tools:
    070AD-TZ30100 - Oil seal driver A
    070AD-TZ30201 - Oil seal driver B
    070AD-TZ30300 - Oil seal driver C
    070AD-TZ30400 - Oil seal driver D
    070AD-TZ30500 - Oil seal driver E
    070AG-TZ30100 - Oil seal installer A
    070AG-TZ30300 - Oil seal installer C
    07749-0010000 - Driver Handle

    Fluid level checking and replacement
    When either checking or replacing the 9AT fluid, the correct WSM procedure must be followed, These procedures involve the use of HDS to monitor the fluid temperature to ensure that the correct level of fluid is
    maintained in the transmission. Either the drain or level plugs should be replaced with new ones if they are removed as the sealing ring is part of the plug itself and cannot be replaced separately.

    Transmission fluid
    9AT uses a new specific type of automatic transmission fluid known as Honda ATF Type 3.1. This fluid is available under the following part number: 08263-999-01HE - 9AT ATF-TYPE 3.1 OIL (1L)
    This is the only fluid that should be used either for fluid replacement or topping up. Like previous diesel automatic transmissions, 9AT also has a transfer box that has its own fluid, for top-up or replacement use a hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85 or SAE 90 (API service classified GL4 or GL5)
  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds