About Honda Crosstour
Honda Crosstour, as a full-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), was produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2015. When the first Honda Crosstour introduced in November 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle, it was called as Honda Accord Crosstour then. It was a 5-door station wagon or fastback slotting blow the Pilot in size in Honda's SUV lineup. Though it was discontinued for the 2015 model year due to slow sales and got replaced by the Honda HR-V, Honda Crosstour did a great job in safety and scored well in tests conducted by IIHS and NHTSA.
During Honda Crosstour's production year, it received a facelift for the 2013 model year. And the upgraded Crosstour concept vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show on April 4. It had been offering five trim levels: EX, EX V6, EX-L, EX-L V6, and EX-L V6 4WD. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available options. Honda Crosstour was powered by a 2.4 L K24A inline 4-cylinder engine, a 3.5 L J35Z V6 engine from 2010 to 2012, and a 3.5 L J35Y V6 engine from 2013 to 2015. And from 2010 to 2012, these engines were mated to 5-speed automatic transmission, and from 2013 to 2015, available transmission became 6-speed automatic transmission.
Honda Crosstour Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As an SUV, people hope Honda Crosstour could take them to cross over any harsh road conditions and that is what they usually do. However, due to long-term exposure to all kinds of road conditions and continuous operation, problems would appear on it:
First, premature brake wear. This is the worst reported problem about Honda Crosstour according to information collected from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. When they drove Crosstour at about 20,000 miles, the brakes became super noisy and poorly responded; vibrations could be felt on the brake pedal when putting foot on it. And visible score marks could be found on the brake rotors. As braking system is important for driving safety, so once similar symptoms appear on your Honda Crosstour, you had better check the Crosstour brake pad set and brake disc carefully.
Second, suspension and engine failures. Honda Crosstour drivers complained about the terribly uncomfortable driving experience brought by the vehicle. The loud clicking noises when turning, excessive vibration when driving, steering pulling to the left or right due to loose and vibrating steering wheel and uneven tire wear are all attributed to the Crosstour axle shaft, CV joint, control arm, front cross-member, sway bar link and ball joint. As for engine failure, you can check if the Crosstour air filter is clogged or not.
While for your Honda Crosstour's good, routine maintenance is not enough. It is better be prepared to deal with potential problems in advance as some auto parts in it would wear without notice. Cabin air filter could get clogged and can only be found until poor air flow or unusual odor from the vents, before any occupants with respiratory diseases get allergic and face with life dangers; you are supposed to clean it off regularly. And parts like door lock actuator, wiper blade, antenna and headlight also should get maintained periodically.
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