2017 Honda CR-V electrical problems: multiple warning lights on

Multiple Warning Lights On

2017 Honda CR-V

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

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CarComplaints.com 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:
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Average Mileage:
8,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 182019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,865 miles


My 2017 Honda CR-V isn’t even two years old and I have already experienced problems that you would not think of having with a new car. If the car is in the ON position for a very long time, it drains the battery and the car won't start! I’ve done this a few times, just sitting in my car, windows down and talking on the phone via car Bluetooth. If the car is left in ON too long, the panel goes crazy! All of the lights on the panel goes off. Engine oil light, low tire light, etc. Tried turning it off and the START button would not respond! One day my battery was just about dead and had to leave my windows open while at work. Recently, I was headed out the door for work and tried to start car but it was dead! Had to call AAA to come tow my car. AAA man gave me a jump and I had to take to Honda Dealer to see what was wrong with it. They’ve done diagnostic check but did not find anything wrong with it other than a dead battery which they replaced under warranty. This car has been nothing but a nightmare and I still have 4 more years in payments. I truly regret buying this 2017 Honda CR-V. Will not buy anymore future Hondas.

- Maria R., Philadelphia, PA, US

problem #2

Dec 262018

CR-V Tourin 1.5L Dohc V4 Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles

Car was parked in my garage. Had not driven it in 3 days. Tried to start it and the dashboard lit up with warnings about brakes, tires, collision mitigation, steering issues, etc. CRV would not start. Waited about 15 minutes (reading the manual for possible solution). Returned to try to start, and car was dead.

Called the dealership, was told that it was under warranty since only 18 months old and only 1,600 miles. Advised to call Honda Road Service (not the MPP Club Plus Road Service I paid extra for). Was told to have tow service try to jump the battery to see if it cleared up the problem. Honda tow service arrived promptly and jumped car in my garage, backed up the car into the driveway. Tow driver said to let it idle for 10 minutes, then I should drive it for 30 minutes to allow battery to recharge. He said the warnings were gone and car is okay and tow driver left.

After letting the car to idle for 10 minutes, I drove the car about 300 feet and dashboard lit up with all kinds of warnings and audible dinging. I drove back to my driveway and called Honda dealership. Was told to have Honda Road Service come back and tow into dealership, as the car may be dangerous to drive.

Honda Road Service tow truck arrived promptly with a flat bed tow truck. Tow driver sat in drivers seat and witnessed the warnings pop up on the dashboard; he said he recently had towed in a couple of CRV's with same problem. Car was towed into dealership. Dealership service advisor called me and said that my "toll tag" was too close to sensors on the windshield. Told her that the toll tag had been there for 18 months; how could that be a problem now? She said it just was; and she had to scrape the tag off the windshield. I asked her to check the battery. She said batteries only last 18 to 24 months with these cars, so she would run tests.

Dealership called back a couple of hours later and said every thing was great. They reset everything. Battery test code 6HG2J-M1W3B. I got the car back and ran normal on my way home 10 miles. The dealership told me car is under warranty and no charge for tow or service. I bought this car will all of the extras so that I would not have to worry about service or issues that would strand me.

I am very concerned with this issue. I do not feel assured that this car will not have serious issues after the 3 year warranty.

Update from Feb 6, 2019: Today, February 6, 2019, my car is parked in my garage and I get in it to leave, and the dashboard lit up with warnings about brakes, tires, collision mitigation, steering, etc.

After trying to start it twice, the dash went dead.

I called the Honda Dealership service department, and asked to speak to the Service Manager. Told him that I had this same problem on December 26th and his service advisor told me it was because of the placement of my toll tag; but since she scraped it off, I know there are serious problems that need a careful examination. He said that service advisor no longer works there.

Service Manager told me to have car towed in, and he will keep it overnight to examine it. He said it is probably my battery. I told him the car is not even 2 years old. He said the battery is being drained by something. I told him that I am not a slave to technology, and that he needs to shut down some of the extra options that drain the battery so that I won't get stranded. He denies there is a defect in the car.

- sassybutclassy, Arlington, US

problem #1

Sep 122018

CR-V EX 1.5L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles

This same problem has actually occurred on two separate occasions now. Once about two months ago, or 1000 miles ago before I was aware that this could be a serious problem. I can't describe how crazy scary it is to be going 55-70 miles per an hour on the highway and all of the sudden, what appears to be every single light on your dashboard indicates one system failure after another. On both occasions I was able t pull over without mishap. It all happens so fast, I can't even know for sure just how many system failures were actually indicated since I'm supposed to be keeping my eyes on the road, not reading my dashboard.

On the first occasion, I turned the car off and started it right back up and I continued on home for another 1 1/2 hours. On the second occasion I just pulled over, stared at the car for a minute or so as the lights went off at some point in time and then got right back on the highway once again driving for about an 1 1/2hrs. On the fist occasion I had only been driving the car for about 20 minutes, on the second occasion I had already been driving for about 2 1/2 hrs.

The fact of the matter is that I've owned nothing but Honda's, my most recent was my 99 Accord EX bought new by me with 225,000 never once giving me any problems until the AC finally went out in the summer while living in Phoenix AZ. But the car is still driving last I heard. For this CRV to give me such a worrisome problem in such a short time period is very disturbing, especially as my loyalty to Honda is 100% based on its reliability. A car has one primary purpose for me, to get you from point A to point B safely and reliably each and every time without mishap.

These experiences are extremely negative for a lifetime Honda owner. I will be calling the dealer to see what can be done, but I'm troubled beyond measure as this CRV is really only used for long distance road trips. If I get stranded in the middle of the desert in 115 degree heat, I can't even imagine what a worst case scenario could result.

Update from Oct 1, 2018: I ended up taking my vehicle to the local Honda service department to have them run a diagnostic check on the vehicle (covered under warranty). The check came up with the "2 DTC codes, B2060-49 and B2A00-92". According to Honda, these codes, based on their "tech forum info" told them they needed to realign both the radar and the forward facing camera (one is behind the honda "H" and the other is by the review mirror). This, they said, is the fix that was put on cars that were brought to the attention of Honda dealers reporting this issue across the nation. I haven't driven the car any length of time to know if this indeed was "the fix", but will report back if that doesn't work. One thing to be aware, in no way has the car performed any mechanical failure, just all those lights coming on to indicate something wasn't quite right. In short, hopefully just a "technology error". Btw, Honda mentioned there wasn't enough history for this to be considered a formal recall, but these tech forums are handy to know about as they provide historical context to a certain car at a national level.

- Sarah M., Phoenix, US

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