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I had the same low level squaking sound and after driving me nuts awhile I eventually took it to the dealer. An actuator motor in the rear differential was failing. They had to replace the rear axle housing because the engineers unfortunately built the actuator motor into the rear axle housing rather than attaching it. Good news is the mechanic knew what the problem was right away, cause he just replaced one on another 2012 CRV the week before. All costs including the rental car for the day were covered by the dealership and all is working well now. Dealers are aware of this problem now and the tech indicated Honda is trying to come up with a solution where they can replace the actuator motor without replacing the whole axle housing. No harm done, just inconvenient.Report it
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