Notes: It's rare when a newer vehicle has defect trends, & the 2017 Honda CR-V has at least two — overfilled oil levels with a gas smell, & heat not working.

Both problems affecting the Honda CR-V's 1.5L "Earth Dreams" engine appear to be related to cold-climate regions.

CR-V owners report overfilled oil levels due to fuel in the oil, & sometimes a gas smell in the cabin. That problem appears to be related to fuel injection which Honda hopes to fix via a software update. Honda so far has only conducted a recall in China & a "product update" in Canada.

CR-V owners also report no heat even after warming up their CR-Vs for 30 minutes — not even enough to defrost the windshield. So far, there has been no fix from Honda for this issue.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
11,850 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace thermostat (1 reports)
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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012017

CR-V LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


COLD CLIMATE BUYER BEWARE (unless you LOVE being COLD!!! ) My 2017 CR-V has a lack of heat and the cabin remains cool during the winter. My commute is 10 min and the cabin remains cold on most winter days. Warming the engine is a waste of time as idle it remains cold. At stop lights no matter how long I have been out driving the temp gauge drops to cold and heat will cool. I reported the problem to Honda in November 2017 however they said there was nothing they could do about it, its the new efficient engines and they are aware. I have been driving for over 30+ years in Maine and this is the first vehicle that I have had a lack of heat.

- Staci P., Augusta, US

problem #1

Dec 152018

CR-V EX 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 18,641 miles

My car was recalled because of a oil dilution problem. I had the "fix" involving new software for fuel injection and a new climate control unit. The car is still very slow to warm up to normal and cools very fast in idle. Something is still very wrong with the engine heating system: the fix did not fix.

- MJ H., Calgary, AB, Canada

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