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2017 Honda CR-V exhaust system problems: evap leak

Evap Leak

2017 Honda CR-V

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer. Seal Of This Might Hurt 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:
2,850 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062018

CR-V LX 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Had a weird burning fuel smell inside the cabin for 3 days. When I brought it to the dealer they said the fuel was getting inside the engine and overfilling it due to the ICU error. They replaced the fuel pipe and did an oil change but I'm afraid it's gonna harm the engine in the long run! Vehicle is quite unsafe to drive as I still smell a bit of fuel sometimes!

- Roman Aldrich C., Saskaoon, SK, Canada

problem #1

Jun 262017

CR-V Tour 1.5L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 659 miles

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evap leak

I purchased a Honda specifically because I thought it would be reliable. I've only driven this vehicle 400 miles since I purchased it brand new and to have a problem immediately is very discouraging!

Update from Jul 2, 2017: A PO456 small EVAP Leak was reported by technician. A smoke check detected fuel door inhibitor leaking. Scheduled for replacement on 7/3/17. I will report back after work has been completed and have had some time to drive in order to make certain error doesn't occur again.

Update from Sep 6, 2017: I can report that after 2 months of driving since I initially reported the issue that the problems has not reoccurred. I have refueled 4 times since the replacement. I am very careful with force used in placing the fuel hose in. I have a fear that the fuel door inhibitor may not be very robust, Keeping my fingers crossed. The old fashion fuel cap was certainly an easy replacement and not that costly. I'm sure this would have been very costly replacing the fuel inhibitor had it not been under warranty.

- Don M., Santa Rosa, CA, US

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