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:
400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 212017

CR-V Touring 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 370 miles


Heavy rainfall yesterday and when we got back in the car, water came in from the edge of the roof and dripped on the door panel/arm rest where the window controls are located. We are concerned that over time with the amount of rainfall we have in South Alabama, the moisture will get into the window buttons, mirror adjustment, door lock mechanism and we will have a major problem when they fail due to moisture. Shouldn't there be some kind of rain deflector over the windows (along the roof) that would send water away from the car and not down onto the interior of each door?

- Margaret M., Mobile, AL, US

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