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Hi all. Just picked up my 2023 HRV sport, and I've noticed the rear wheels seem to have some camber to them. Is this normal? I have already taken it back to the dealership and they did an alignment, which they did end up finding a toe issue with the right rear, but said the camber in the rear is within spec. Has anyone else seen this?
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That negative camber looks excessive to me.

Apparently, car designers put in a little such camber to assist in cornering, but I dislike the look where the wheels aren't square to the road. And who needs the shortened tire life?

Sometimes body design gives a visual illusion of excessive camber, but you seem well beyond that.

I've come to believe that modern computer controlled tire balancing and alignment equipment are not being properly operated by techs these days. The equipment is so automated, they don't know when things are astray.
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Hi all. Just picked up my 2023 HRV sport, and I've noticed the rear wheels seem to have some camber to them. Is this normal? I have already taken it back to the dealership and they did an alignment, which they did end up finding a toe issue with the right rear, but said the camber in the rear is within spec. Has anyone else seen this? View attachment 35736
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Do you have and can you post your alignment results document from the dealer?

If you don't have it, the dealer should still have it on their alignment PC/computer.
That negative camber looks excessive to me.

Apparently, car designers put in a little such camber to assist in cornering, but I dislike the look where the wheels aren't square to the road. And who needs the shortened tire life?

Sometimes body design gives a visual illusion of excessive camber, but you seem well beyond that.

I've come to believe that modern computer controlled tire balancing and alignment equipment are not being properly operated by techs these days. The equipment is so automated, they don't know when things are astray.
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If it's within spec and there is no odd tire wear or squirrely handling I wouldn't worry about it. If you think that's excessive negative rear camber check out the rear camber on a Honda Element sometime.

On the new HR-V and many other cars the rear fenders stick out widest at the top center and taper inwards towards the body as you get closer to the ground. When perspective is viewed from the rear of the vehicle at a low angle this gives the optical illusion of more negative camber than it actually is.

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That does not look right that鈥檚 bad negative camber. Take it to the dealer. I would ASAP, you鈥檙e gonna get some inner tire wear. Every car I鈥檝e ever had made in Mexico has some particular issue of quality control on the end.
If it's within spec and there is no odd tire wear or squirrely handling I wouldn't worry about it. If you think that's excessive negative rear camber check out the rear camber on a Honda Element sometime.
or the 8th Gen Civics - they actaully had a TSB- and replaced the upper rear arms because of this.
Thanks for the response. I'm getting a copy of the data sheet from the dealership later today and I'll post that. But in the meantime, I've got a local shop I trust that is going to check out the alignment for me on Friday.
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It's a guess, but I don't think rear camber is adjustable.

But some aftermarket parts might make it so.

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It's a guess, but I don't think rear camber is adjustable.

But some aftermarket parts might make it so.
Yes these kits have been around for many years for many cars.....Dealers know about it but a lot of them dont want to spend the time to do it right...because it does take time to install and remove shims to get it right along with a alignment check after each shim is added or removed...
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Yes these kits have been around for many years for many cars.....Dealers know about it but a lot of them dont want to spend the time to do it right...because it does take time to install and remove shims to get it right along with a alignment check after each shim is added or removed...
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if its not adjustable they will have to make new parts - IF they decide HONDA is in the wrong.
The aftermarket world did come up with adjustable type control arms for this civic - BUT their intent was to allow adjustablity for lowered/racing suspensions etc.
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if its not adjustable they will have to make new parts - IF they decide HONDA is in the wrong.
The aftermarket world did come up with adjustable type control arms for this civic - BUT their intent was to allow adjustablity for lowered/racing suspensions etc.
This is not for the HRV.. It is for the civic and yes they used control arms on them along with the 07 accord I had... The HRV is a sold axle and the shim kits WILL work...getting the dealer to do it is another thing...
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This is not for the HRV.. It is for the civic and yes they used control arms on them along with the 07 accord I had... The HRV is a sold axle and the shim kits WILL work...getting the dealer to do it is another thing...
i know- the OP is for a 2023- which does have an IRS - it is based upon the latest Gen CIVIC. I was posting how HONDA might address the situation -
( and the previous gen HR-V (2016-2022) does not have a solid rear axle either, but i know what you mean)
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I thought this was just a Honda thing. My wife has had every generation of the CR-V, I鈥檝e had Civics, Accords, Ridgelines and an Element and they all have had this rear tire camber. My HRV has it too.
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