My Honda CRV DTech 2011 (84,000miles on the clock) cut out on the motorway this summer - all power gone. Since then it hasn’t started. The dealer did the standard check on electrics and suggested that the swarf in the system could be the problem. They wanted to replace the whole system for £6,000. Car value was £10,000. We took car to another place and they have tried hard to pinpoint the fault. They did replace the pressure fuel pump but the car still refuses to start. Now we are thinking about trying an electronics specialist. Has anyone had similar experreince? Advice?
That is not a common issue with the CR-V.
What’s a “swarf”?
This is a diesel CR-V, so it seems you are not in the US. Honda has never sold diesel vehicles here. The problem you face is not one most of us can address, but diesels that refuse to start may have certain generic places people look.
Swarf , also known as chips or by other process-specific names (such as turnings, filings, or shavings), are pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machining),
Thanks! So the dealer’s blaming debris in “the system” - sounds like that could be just about anything. The OP needs to get a much more specific diagnosis done by a good independent shop.