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:
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Average Mileage:
150 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2018 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 302018


  • CVT transmission
  • 125 miles


The lane control warning system is intermittently giving warnings when getting close to lines, often not when drifting to the right (like toward the shoulder!). We have turned it completely off then back on, and with and without cruise control and nothing seems to be helping. The dealership says they did a factory reset once, but it is still intermittent. We will take it in again tomorrow for try #2 .

Once the question to us was whether we were on a curve.

NOT HAPPY - brand new car that rides well, great visibility, but we got it for the extra safety features since we do a lot of road time. My daughters equally equipped Mazda MX-9 has never needed similar 'tweaks'

- Tim H., Waterloo, IA, US

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