My Moms CRV is making a dragging sound in the front, please help!
My Moms 2012 Honda CRV started making a nasty noise today. It sounds like you are
dragging something underneath it but up front mainly. I looked under it and there is a
metal plate about the middle of the car where two of the bolts came out or was dragged
across something when I wasn't with her. Is this something that is serious and is going to
cost a lot of money? Thank you in advance for your help!
Depending on the mileage and/or the condition of the brakes, it might be time time for brake pads. If the brakes are fine, it could be a stone stuck in between the back of one of the brake rotors and the backing plate/dust shield. Most of the time the stone wears down and falls out. Otherwise. a shop can determine the cause of the noise very quickly and provide a remedy.
I took it to the Honda dealership and they took it off, and said it was a plate that covers the oil pan. They also said a lot of the new cars have plates from front to back and they remarked that they thought it was ridiculous. Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!
A screw that holds the cover plate fell out and the plate started hanging on wheel stops in parking lots. Before I found the problem, I asked the service person at the Honda dealership to check it out and they found nothing. Simple fix for me to replace screw myself.