I own a 2010 Honda CR-V 2,2 I-DTEC with 180 000 km on the odo. The vehicle gave us good service until now, but has recently developed a drivetrain vibration. It is most prevalent at 110 km/h and under load. It is not linked to engine speed and can happen in a couple of gears. The vibration is felt throughout the entire body of the vehicle, mostly on the passenger side. I have balanced the wheels without any success. Please help me identify the problem. J FERREIRA Somerset West
As the vibration is linked to vehicle speed only, it is safe to assume that the origin of the vibration comes from a component also linked to the speed of the vehicle’s wheels. The tyre balance is often to blame, but in such a case the vibration is felt through the steering wheel if it is on the front wheels and you have already checked the balance. A clue is the fact that it occurs under load, which points to either broken or damaged engine or gearbox mountings, or a CV shaft that is on the way out. As the vibration is felt more on the one side of the vehicle, the latter cause is most likely.