Notes: It's rare when a newer vehicle has defect trends. Judging from the identical 2017 model year, the 2018 Honda CR-V is likely to have 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:
Average Mileage:
30,700 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302020

CR-V EX 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 30,700 miles


The driving sensors stopped working during a recent winter storm. It turns out the radar sensor in the front of the car was damaged and needs to be replaced at the cost of $1000. The technician said if I don't fix it, the computer on the car could then shut everything down. The placement of a fragile sensor at the front of the car is an extremely poor design, since any sand or salt on the road will get kicked up and can break the sensor. Extremely poor engineering and design.

- Marc P., Jamaica Plain, MA, US

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