Honds CR-V failed head gasket
I bought a three-month old ex-demonstrator Honda CR-V in 2004 from a main dealer. Since then, I have had it serviced every year at the main dealer and looked after it impeccably. The car has done only 60,000 miles, but I have now discovered that the head gasket has failed, which will cost over £1000 to put right. Given the low mileage, does the failed gasket suggest a fault with either the manufacturing of the car or the servicing? Should I take this up with Honda or the dealer?
No, because the car is 10 years old. Head gasket failure is usually caused by overheating, possibly because the electric radiator fan motor has failed, so that also needs to be checked.
Answered by Honest John on