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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
4,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 272018

CR-V EX-L 1.5t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


On multiple occasions with ACC (adaptive cruise control) engaged, my CR-V braked to avoid an imagined obstacle, causing panic from the driver's seat because of a possible rear end collision. I jammed the accelerator to the floor to avoid a collision on three occasions, with no traffic on three other occasions. I reported this to my dealer and they of course found "normal operation" and "no codes set".

I was happy to finally have a safety suite in my car to deal with unexpected situations, but this thing is less than useless. I'm afraid of a rear end collision when this problem occurs, but Honda has not addressed the seriousness of this problem. This is my first Honda and it will be my last. Honda has been totally mute on other problems such as CVT bog just off idle (they all do that), engine or CVT surging at half throttle (normal they say), so that is enough for me.

- Larry S., Apple Valley, CA, US

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