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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
250 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232018

CR-V Touring 1.5L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 249 miles


Picked up brand new car on Feb.28,2018. Went on vacation from March 6 to March 20. On first drive left signal light indicated problem. when dealer opened hood they discovered rodent nest and wires that had been chewed through. I was informed that Honda not responsible and that I would have to go through insurance. I am presently waiting for estimate. Told by dealer that this was a common problem. I learned on the net that people are complaining because the wires are covered with soy that attracts rodents. NOT HAPPY!

- lannan, Markham, ON, Canada

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