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Ray
Ray · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

I purchased my Honda HRV in 2018 brand new, have only driven 3000ks but have find it unnerving as it wanders from left to right while driving in a straight line, while I continually have to adjust the steering. Not a very relaxing experience.

LANEGD
LANEGD  

There is definately something wrong with your car. I don't have anything like this on a similar km vehicle. Have you checked that a brake caliper is not binding. Effected wheel will be very hot to.touch if it is.

Roi
Roi  

I have never had this experience in over 60 years of driving & I have no advanced engineering or vehicle mechanical knowledge, but as very dangerous you should book the vehicle in urgently to your Honda dealer for warranty inspection to have repaired & corrected.

Sander
Sander · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

Does anyone had very low rattling sound from Dashboard on Honda HRV 2017-2018 Model while driving?

LANEGD
LANEGD  

No I don't have this problem but we've only done 5000 km. Still battling with Honda over the Sat Nav though I was promised a software upgrade in October!
UPDATE. I started having this problem whilst away travelling. Then my windscreen cracked. I don't think was related?? The screen was replaced under insurance but had to go to the dealer for recalibraton of sensors. I mentioned the rattle.. The technician said the plastic cover deforms over time (heat). This was replaced with the screen, problem solved. I expect this may happen again, if so it will be back as a warranty claim for poor material or design. Talk to your dealer as it is a known issue.

RonB22999
RonB22999  

No my friend had a persistent squeak and it took a few visits to get it fixed. HATE THE ENTERTAINMENT OR SAT NAV who would put such a shitty unit in ANY MOTOR CAR this is ? has cost a lot of sales even friends I know hear all about it. the Mazda has a great unit.

Michael W
Michael W  

Re the rattle. I have that problem and it turned out to be the plastic cover on the outside of the windscreen covering the base of the wiper blades etc. Honda replaced mine and it has started to rattle again. To test if it is that use wide black cloth tape and tape it to the windscreen. If the rattle has stopped then that is your rattle.

Peter
Peter · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

I purchased a new 2017 HRV last week after careful consideration of the various smaller SUVs on the market. I previously had been driving a Honda Euro SAT NAV Luxury that I purchased brand new about 10 years ago.

so I have been spoilt with a 6 stacker CD player,

So far I feel I have made the right decision. The vehicle runs like a dream despite the new wave transmission.

However, I am mystified by the sound system that allegedly allows an IPOD to play on there delivering all relevant musical info on the screen according to the booklet.This does not happen. It doesn't recognise that a device has even been plugged in. I can use a cable from the headset outlet & plug it into an Aux input & it will play but no info of details on screen and can only be switched off on the IPod.

Also is it possible to play the radio etc with the engine switched off?

Can any of the much more technically minded than I throw few clues my way??

Thank you all in advance.

Pete

LANEGD
LANEGD  

I haven't yet set up my iPod, will report back when I do. The radio operates with engine off. You need to do a single press on the start button without brake press to go to accessory mode. I think it will still switch off after about 10 minutes

Peter
Peter  

Thank you so much for your response. I certainly have learnt a lot more since l wrote the question. The radio is very poor compared with the Euro. But considering what they play, that is a blessing in disguise. I am a tech dumbo re the phone but somewhere along the line l will figure it out. As it is the US is phasing out the IPOD anyway. Guess the current l phones can hold a lot of songs. On another issue, the HRV is still a great buy. Peninsula Honda are Magic Dealers. Thank you So much again for your response

Pete

Peter
Peter  

Thank you so much for your response. I certainly have learnt a lot more since l wrote the question. The radio is very poor compared with the Euro. But considering what they play, that is a blessing in disguise. I am a tech dumbo re the phone but somewhere along the line l will figure it out. As it is the US is phasing out the IPOD anyway. Guess the current l phones can hold a lot of songs. On another issue, the HRV is still a great buy. Peninsula Honda are Magic Dealers. Thank you So much again for your response

Pete

RonB22999
RonB22999  

I am looking around for a better Entertainment system that dosent blank out in the sun and is easier to touch

Will
Will  

Hi RonB22999. Let me know what you get and what sort of improvement you think it is and cost.
Thanks,
Marcus

Sukrit
Sukrit · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

Does Honda honour the 7 year unlimited kilometre warranty on 2017 HR-V Vti's? Because I've read reviews about the CVT failing after 100,000 kilometres and I plan to do a lot of kilometres. Will they fix it for free?

RonB22999
RonB22999  

LOL They will fix mine if it fails and it's not MY fault

Alana V
Alana V · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

Hi.

What do people find with the aircon?

Heard some bad and good reviews

Thanks

Ash
Ash  

Hi Alana. There are actually issues at times with setting up the AC, you are right. At times they don't seem to cool, however, that doesn't mean that they are faulty. Ensure AC is on by tapping it and adjusting the temperature accordingly. Hope this helped.

Abmw
Abmw  

Hi, I have my temp on low (which is the lowest) and fan on the highest speed and it still isn't as cool as other cars I've been in or owned. I've tried auto mode and still not as cool as I think it should be. It's a pity because I love the car and would buy one again.

Wendy
Wendy  

I feel like this has been a major thing holding me back from purchasing a HRV too. Living in Queensland, not having sufficient aircon would be equivalent to purchasing a car with no seatbelts (stupid!).

When I test drove one, it was the beginning of winter and a cooler day... but i noticed that there was not vents in the back - and perhaps the lack of air con is due to the low power that this car produces? For me, I don't need a powerful car under foot... but I do need decent air con!

I'm hoping maybe this might have been rectified in the 2019 model?

Hendo
Hendo  

Alana,

have you actually turned the A/C on?? not just the temperature control otherwise it won't cool.

RonB22999
RonB22999  

The one thing I have no complaints about is the climate control...…...I did find that you need to put it ON AUTO after every one sets the unit manually

tdphillips
tdphillips · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

Has anyone towed a trailer with the current model HRV? I occasionally need to tow a 6x4 trailer + motorbike, so 450-500kg's total, within its meagre tow rating. Does it struggle or affect the CVT operation?

Has anyone tried to fit a full sized spare in the wheel well, it looks to be nearly deep enough when the foam packing is removed.

Thanks

tdphillips
tdphillips  

Looks like no-one tows anything with a HRV, decided not to buy one as after several test drives I found the engine/CVT combo a little dull, 1.8mpfi engine was great back in yr 2000 - but its 2018 now. The LCD screen is hard to see in sunshine, GPS via phone not so good, no DAB - how much does this cost! no apple car/android auto, same CVT as the jazz, annoying big box behind the rear view mirror. I think they are a bit over priced at the VTiL spec when compared to a top spec Jazz, and really that's what it is, a jacked up jazz for lots more dollars, magic seats are great though and I'm sure they will be very reliable.

fred
fred · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

Hi. Can anyone say what external mirror controls are available. For example with the Mitsi colt plus, the mirrors can be retracted by a switch inside the car or 3 clicks on the lock button of the key will retract the mirrors. They can be extracted by switch, key or automatically when the car is going 30km/hr.

What can the HRV do in this department?

Col
Col  

They have a button/switch on the driver arm rest that you push when you are stopped to bring the side mirrors in, after starting car push button again to put mirrors out

fred
fred  

Thanks Col.

RonB22999
RonB22999  

Not all models I don't think >

LANEGD
LANEGD  

Also a double push of the electric handle lock button with fold the mirrors in from outside the car. They swing out automatically on opening the drivers door A nice touch.

CMarie
CMarie · HR-V 2015 Release (2015-2024)

I'm looking at buying the 2015 Honda HR-V Limited or VTi-L but have heard bad things about its fuel consumption hovering between 9-10L/100? Is this normal? What is the average fuel consumption achieved?

Bryce
Bryce  

Ours does in between 7 & 8 which I'm pretty happy with. That's half traffic half freeway. Cost me $44 to fill it last week lol.

Hope that helps :)

Roger
Roger  

Living in a regional centre of NSW being near the border of QLD, my fuel for the HRV is between 7 to 8.5 litres per 100kms with limited traffic snarls, however my driving habit is a leaded foot, yet with my CRV, I'm in the 9 - 10 litres per 100kms.

sunny
sunny  

Hi Marie,

We do a fairly mixed cycle of highway and city driving, and get about eight. However, we have done the Sydney to brisbane trip a couple of times and got exceptional return in the low sixes fully loaded with the son dogs and luggage. I did notice that I got better consumption driving than on cruise control

RonB22999
RonB22999  

2017 HR-V here I can do around 8 with the car in eco and driving like my wife.....:) :) then again I have the sports model and like the extra power it gives when in sports mode...…..secret here it goes up to near my old Calaise 9+ but that's my fault

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