About Honda HR-V
Honda HR-V (Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle), as a subcompact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), was produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 1999 to 2006. But after eight-year hiatus, it continued production since 2014. The first Honda HR-V introduced in 1999 was designed to cater for the demands for vehicles with the benefits of SUVs. So it featured in increased cargo room, higher visibility of SUVs and maneuverability, performance and fuel economy of a smaller car. Up to now, Honda HR-V has been through two generations.
The first generation Honda HR-V (1999-2006) was designed based on the Honda Logo; and before it was available in 1998 for 1999 model year, the Wild and Joyful J-WJ HR-V concept vehicle got unveiled at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. It was offered in two models and got two engine options. Honda HR-V was powered by a 1.6 L SOHC and a 1.6 L VTEC SOHC inline 4-cylinder engine. And both engines were mated to an automatic CVT and a 5-speed manual transmission. Then at the 2014 New York Auto Show, second generation Honda HR-V (2014-present) was released as a concept car. At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, production version Honda HR-V debuted. It went on sale in the United States in 2015 as a 2016 model and shares platform with Honda Fit. Now, it is powered by 1.5 L and 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder engine mated to automatic CVT and 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda HR-V Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Honda HR-V combines features of SUV and regular small cars very well and that makes it special and popular. If you happen to own one Honda HR-V, then you might as well learn some potential common problems and solutions about it:
First, loud suspension noise. Many Honda HR-V owners are happy to share some symptoms of this problem. They told it cannot count as a pleasant driving experience when they could hear loud clicking noises while turning. What's more, they have also met the difficulty in handling due to vibrating steering wheel, and found grease on the inside edge of the tire or along the underside of the vehicle. Uneven tire wear is another symptom. If occupants in your Honda HR-V feel terribly uncomfortable because of excessive vibration, you are advised to inspect your HR-V axle shaft, control arm and tie rod end thoroughly.
Second, engine issues. Any harm to the engine is irreversible and engine issue would shorten Honda HR-V's lifespan. According to Honda HR-V drivers, engine failures would show some signs. Either the car overheats or engine performance reduces as loss of power when accelerating and poor gas mileage. Overheating problem could be caused by leaking coolant or fans stopped working, so please check the HR-V fan shroud and radiator. As for poor overall engine operation, you might as well have a look at the HR-V air filter, oil filter and piston ring set.
Besides above mentioned auto parts, some other parts in Honda HR-V are subject to wear and tear as accumulation of mileage. Headlight and fog light are responsible for lighting up road ahead and working as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians at night and adverse weather conditions. They could get foggy due to repeated usage for long time, so please maintain them routinely. Cabin air filter, emblem, wiper arm and wiper blade share the same fate with lights, so add them on your routine maintenance list is quite essential.
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