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:
35,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


July 31,2018 around 8 AM, as I was preparing to park at McDonalds in Beaumont,Texas, I pulled into the parking space, straightening my steering wheel, took foot off the gas, lightly step on brake when suddenly the car hyper and unintentionally accelerated, brake would not stop the car- I hit pipes that were installed by McDondalds to protect their business. I have been told the cost will be approximately $6500 to repair the damage. My car has been in the Honda Collision in Beaumont,Texas service since this day and is still there today awaiting a rep from Honda America who, will with the dealer in Beaumont, Texas, check the car to see why this happened . Hopefully this will occur next week?

- Myrtle W., Lufkin, US

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