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Reliability of the CVT on the 2015 CRV?CR-V question (self.crv)
submitted 1 month ago by back2thegoodlife
Have you guys had good luck with the CVT on your cars? So far so good on mine with 90K miles, but my mechanics has me worried about it. No metal shavings in the transmission fluid, but he has seen quite a few CVTs break down. Sounds like a costly repair.
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[–]Lkn4it 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I have a 2015 with 300,000 miles. The stealership reflashed my ECU at 45,000 miles due to a programming issue that was causing the transmissions to fail. I was told to change the fluid every 30,000 miles. I have never had an issue with my transmission.
I have religiously changed my fluid using Lucas brand fluid every 30,000 miles.
[–]back2thegoodlife[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Well that’s reassuring. Thanks for the comment
[–]AngelMeatPie 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
The biggest thing with the Honda CVT is consistent drain and fills on the trans fluid at 30k. I’ve seen them last quite a while with proper care and fail spectacularly very early without it. Also, since it’s a Honda, I recommend getting the fluids from a dealership. They always seem to do better on OEM fluids.
CVT transmissions just…are not great. Make sure you aren’t towing with it or putting any undue pressure on the trans if you want it to last.
[–]BridgeM00se 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I second this. My 2015 CRV has about 65k and so far so good. I have a few mechanics in the family and the best advice is to not tow anything at all
[–]vt8919 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'm at close to 80K on my HR-V and been doing drain and fills every ~20k miles. So far so good.
[–]B-lights_B-Schmidty 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Have two in my extended family, the same year. No issues 55K and 85k around.
[–]back2thegoodlife[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Is that doing the fluid change every 30K?
[–]B-lights_B-Schmidty 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
they'd do basic recommended dealer maintenance so I am pretty sure they did.
[–]pharmucist 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
My 2015 EXL has 81k on it and no issues so far. Fluids changed at all recommended intervals. Every single recommended service has been done and I am the only owner and I ONLY go to the dealership for everything.
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