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:
800 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2017 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


Very poor usage of my remote starter. I have to go outside most of the time to get it to work. I can unlock my car from a distance but the starter will not work. I have been told that Honda is having a problem with this but have not been offered any solution. The service department has told me there is nothing they can do. I asked them to deactivate it so I could purchase one that works for me and was told that was not possible because it is built in the car system. I am sorry that I traded my 2012 CRV in because the remote that I had installed worked much better. I would not recommend buying one with a factory remote starter if that is important to you.

- Linda W., Fort Wayne, IN, US

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