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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
6,200 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Honda CR-V transmission problems

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2017 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262017

CR-V EX 1.5L V4

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,185 miles


Before the car is warmed up, when you accelerate, the transmission wouldn't shift to a higher gear smoothly. The car rumbles and then when you let go of the pedal, it'll return to normal. The only way to get around it is a slow acceleration, but that is difficult when you have to accelerate fast onto traffic. Many times the car stalls right after I start the car accelerating into traffic. It also makes a noise that sounds like the engine is being taxed. This happened 4 months after purchase of a brand new car and a dealer service repair of a leaky transfer case. When it is cold, it also whines at the acceleration. All of this goes away when the car warms up about after 10 mins.

- V Y., Brooklyn, NY, US

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