2017 Honda CR-V engine problems: gas smell while driving

Gas Smell While Driving

2017 Honda CR-V

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

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
15,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
Get free help with your lemon!
close ad
2017 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2017 Honda CR-V:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162018

CR-V EX 1.5L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,580 miles


I had recall done of fuel pipe fixed and has gas in cabin smell that this would fix it. Started to notice every now and the gas smell in oil cap and dipstick. Smell of gas in cabin. This happened after I picked up car in 9/2017. Then I called Tony at Dealership Honda and said my car smells like gas. Told by him is is normal. I felt sick and so did my daughter. It happened again and reported it and took back after oil change in 2/2018 and on 3/3/18 and said that it is oil smell. Well why is my cabin smelling like gas? Got dealer manager involved as he did smell gas. As of today, my CRV is still there at service waiting on fix. And engine shakes so bad too it makes me nauseous when idling and driving.

- Lorraine G., Folsom, US

Not what you are looking for?