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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
2,900 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142018

CR-V LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,885 miles


The car was out overnight and it rained cats and dogs. All 4 windows were open about 3 inches each and the car got soaked. We do not leave the car with open windows (ever). Will take the car into the dealer on Monday and will monitor until that time. The car was definitely locked and windows up when we exited it about 9 AM on Friday. I walked around the condo area several times during the day and would have noticed windows open! This had to have happened during the night!

- Lynn C., South Daytona, US

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