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:
1,200 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace struts and shims (1 reports)
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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242017

CR-V LX 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


This was a problem that grew out of my previous problem with this BRAND NEW HONDA FIT - when, with less than 15 miles, the temperature control knob broke. My frustrations with Pacific Honda and my attempt to resolve the previous problem made me unwilling to confront this frustration.

When I did decide to get this noise problem resolved, it took 3 trips to Pacific Honda for them to get the part and have the correct person working who could fix the problem. In the interim, quite literally, it sounded like I was driving a covered wagon.

I hope I NEVER have to buy another Honda

- Glenda A., San Diego, US

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