About Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z, as a sport compact hybrid vehicle, was produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2016. When the first Honda CR-Z was introduced in 2010 as a 3-door hatchback, it was regarded as the spiritual successor to the second generation Honda CR-X in both name and design. Even as Honda's third gasoline-electric hybrid model, Honda CR-Z still received warm welcome, which could be proved by the awards and recognition such as Motoring UK's Green Car of the Year, 2011 Wheels Car of the Year and so on.
Honda CR-Z was first show in America at the 2008 Detroit North American International Auto Show, and then made its official debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Honda CR-Z went on sale in United States on August 24, 2010 and soon was rated as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). It was offered in three trim levels in North America: base, EX, and EX with navigation. Honda CR-Z then was powered by a 1.5 L i-VTEC SOHC inline 4-cylinder engine and Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. And the 6-speed manual transmission and CVT were available.
Honda CR-Z Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As Honda's another hybrid vehicle with public praise, Honda CR-Z could not get away with the fate that it is subject to wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. The best way to lengthen its lifespan is to learn about how to diagnose and solve problems on it as early as possible:
First, engine issues. Engine failure seems to be a common problem on Honda hybrid vehicle without exception for Honda CR-Z. In view of the popularity of Honda CR-Z, many owners are willing to tell about this problem. They told that they could hear metallic sounds while driving, which annoyed and distract their attention; smell fuel odor and engine performance decreased. If your Honda CR-Z is suffering from loss of power while accelerating, decrease in fuel efficiency and Check Engine Light is activated, then you probably need to check the CR-Z oil filter, air filter and fuel injector.
Second, braking and transmission failures. Braking system is designed to enable drivers to stop smooth at any time when they have to such as someone or something appear in the middle of road out of a sudden. However, in Honda CR-Z, owners complained that after years of driving, the brakes would become noisy and respond poorly, which is extremely dangerous for both drivers and others on the road. If the brake pedal is vibrating in your Honda CR-Z, you should to confirm if the CR-Z brake pad set needs to be changed. When it comes to transmission failure in CR-Z, CR-Z automatic transmission filter could be the one to blame.
Routine maintenance is quite essential for a long-lived Honda CR-Z, so you should know what parts need and what do not need as some parts could last as long as your CR-Z could, some could not. Headlight is responsible for lighting up road ahead and warning others of your presence, being overexposed to dust, heat and wet weather conditions, it would get foggy. For your driving visibility, do not replace it until it dims or flickers. Cabin air filter, wiper blade, wiper arm and fog light, all play important roles in creating a comfortable and safe driving environment.
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