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.


definitely annoying
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Average Mileage:
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Total Complaints:
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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202018

CR-V Touring 1.5L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


brand new honda crv touring w awd. 1st time I tried to move the driver side visor down and to the left it fell out, hanging by a wire. we were driving on the freeway and it blocked my view of the road! we had to take turns holding it up in place in order to drive safely. i took it to the local honda dealer for a quick check, they popped it back in but its still loose, and ready to fall out when it is folded down and gently moved to the left to block sun. will need to make an appointment next time to see if this can be fixed properly. we dont want to drive it all the way to where we purchased it, so we will see what the local honda dealer has to say about a cost to fix it. it should be free to fix as this should not happen. they were supposed to do a safety check on it, unfortunatley we didnt try that visor on the test drive or it would have fallen out with salesman in the car!

- Susan O., Lodi, US

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