07 CRV with main Engine Seal leak

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Norm, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Purchased 12/23/06. On 12/30/07 noticed oil on floor & took it to nearest
    Honda dealer, not the one I bought it from as I did not want to drive too
    far not knowing the cause of the leak. Tentively diagnosed as rear main
    engine seal leak. Dealer rep told me NOT to drive it home to wait for the
    parts to come in as I might experience other problems. Parts to be ordered

    The rear main engine seal was replaced on 1/4/07 and on 1/6 I found oil on
    the garage floor. This repair was done by the closest Honda dealer not the
    one I bought the car from. Which dealer do I go back to for further repair
    in order to possibly qualify for replacement or money back under the Lemon
    Norm, Jan 7, 2007
  2. Lemon Laws vary from state to state. I doubt if it matters which
    dealer you use as the law usually applies to the manufacturer.
    However, unless you have reason to think that this dealer has an
    incompetent service department, I would go back to them.

    Your goal should be to get it fixed rather that use the lemon law.
    That said, three unsuccessful attempts at the same repair is a common
    standard for triggering the lemon law. you need to check your state's
    Gordon McGrew, Jan 7, 2007
  3. Norm

    Eric Guest

    It's possible that there was oil left somewhere on the engine or, if the
    initial leak was large enough, back behind the engine under the car. I've
    seen leaks from head gaskets that were allowed to go on so long that there
    was oil half way down the car underneath. Anyways, if the dealer where the
    repair was done didn't steam clean the engine, then it could be a source for
    the new oil spots. If that's the case, then take it back and get it
    cleaned. Afterwards, keep a watch out for oil drops as well as regularly
    checking the oil level. For what it's worth, stick with the dealer that did
    the repair and make sure they get it done right (if it was me, I wouldn't
    try to fall back on the lemon law just yet).

    Eric, Jan 7, 2007
  4. Apparently, here in Arizona, the lemon law applies to safety related defects

    In any event, I agree that recurrences of a single problem are not a reason
    to even think about the lemon law. If the problem is a part failure, the
    first repair is very likely to fix the problem and the second is almost
    certain (if the problem is properly identified). If the problem is in
    design, replacing the whole vehicle will not improve your situation. If the
    problem is in identifying the problem, the same applies.

    Michael Pardee, Jan 7, 2007
  5. Norm

    N.E.Ohio Bob Guest

    I have seen the seal leak because the crank was causing the problem.
    Leak stopped when the crank was replaced. Customer was back four times
    before it was fixed for good. bob
    N.E.Ohio Bob, Jan 7, 2007
  6. Norm

    John Horner Guest

    I would go back to the dealer which did the repair.

    So far you are nowhere near lemon law status under any of the state laws
    I am familiar with. One problem which may or may not have been
    properly repaired does not make a car a lemon.
    John Horner, Jan 9, 2007
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