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by John Ratsey
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Override automatic handbrake?
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: Override automatic handbrake?

lorcad wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:30 am
Hi, my HR-V (manual) recently broke down because of the air fuel oxygen sensor. Because of the automatic handbrake, I couldn't move it to the side of the road.
This surprises me. The handbrake is electrically operated and only problem which should stop it working is a dead battery.
by John Ratsey
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Electrical fault with radio and sat nav
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Electrical fault with radio and sat nav

All its displaying is the Honda sign and gives an icon of a spinning circle as if the internet is buffered on display screen. I've noticed also that's the side mirrors on both sides fold in intermittent that's separate fault. IHow old is your HR-V? If within warranty then it's time to phone your ne...
by John Ratsey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Weathertech Floor Liner
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Weathertech Floor Liner

They definitely look to be a good solution if muddy footwear is a regular problem.
by John Ratsey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Main Honda HR-V chat
Topic: Hooks Are Not Just for Pirates....
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Hooks Are Not Just for Pirates....

It's not very easy to turn the vehicle upside-down and shake it! I'll have to investigate getting one of those claw things. I've got a magnetic retriever somewhere but that wouldn't be much use for a bulb. The other fishing option would be a bit of double-sided tape on the end of a stick.
by John Ratsey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Security Alarm sounding
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Security Alarm sounding

tonkie wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:50 am
[No point in having forums then
I agree. There's much more chance of a dealer looking into a problem if a vehicle owner can say that they have done their research and checked for various possible triggers.
by John Ratsey
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Security Alarm sounding
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Security Alarm sounding

Have you checked for anything inside, fly, wasp etc, had something similar and found a rather large nocturnal "bug" in the car. I would add that the HR-V has an ultrasonic internal alarm so any significant movement inside the vehicle can trigger it. Mine was once triggered by the dashcam falling of...
by John Ratsey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Newbie Here

Its a petrol and automatic Thanks. That's the same as mine which I've found provides a good balance between performance and economy but I'm quite gentle with the right foot. Some people don't get on with the CVT gearbox but I've been very happy. If you need a burst of power then a tug or two on the...
by John Ratsey
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Is the 1.5 iVTEC a Naturally Noisy Engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Is the 1.5 iVTEC a Naturally Noisy Engine?

One possible cause of the unwanted engine noise is the VTC actuator. Your favourite search engine will reveal that it's one of the more common problems with Honda engines (not that they have many problems).

My HR-V's engine is close to inaudible below around 2000 rpm.
by John Ratsey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Newbie Here

Welcome. :) Diesel or petrol? If petrol, auto or manual gearbox? Recent HR-Vs are built in Japan so should be free of the bugs which afflicted the Mexican-assembled HR-Vs and which probably lost Honda some sales. One good point whatever the engine and transmission is a load of internal space. Bad po...
by John Ratsey
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Traffic Sign Recognition - Predermined Time and Distance
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Traffic Sign Recognition - Predermined Time and Distance

I only look at the display to check what was the last speed limit seen by the car. However, that display turns into a couple of dashes after what maybe half a mile or so (I've nevr tried to measure it). I'm usually looking for guidance in an urban area with street lights and the speed limit might be...