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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V body / paint problems

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012017

CR-V EX 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 2,000 miles


In the new 2017 Model, large plastic trim wraps around the car. The doors have almost a foot of it. This allows for the door (metal portion) to be high...maybe to allow less weight or less chance of dirty/salt accumulation on door panel since it sits much higher.

This is the problem that Honda causes by this design.

This SUV is prone to HUGE amounts of salts/grime build up in back of the plastic panels (on the chassis). It accumulates so a huge degree technically inside the vehicle. Exterior car washes cannot access this location and you cannot see it very well without bending down because of the curve of the body. There is a very high chance of vehicle corrosion from the salt buildup here.

- Shane M., Grimes, IA, US

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