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:
Average Mileage:
58,600 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace a fuel injector (4 reports)
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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 052023

CR-V Touring L4 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,679 miles


I only have 70k miles on my Honda CRV, have an extended warranty, but this isn't covered. I had to pay the full price out of my pocket. My Honda repair shop say they have seen this same problem on several 2017 and 2019 Honda CRVs. It should be a condition that has a Honda warranty extension since it is a chronic/faulty issue. I have owned Hondas since 1990 and have never had this sort of problem ever. It makes me want to get rid of this car.

- Lou G., Sand Springs, OK, US

problem #3

Oct 052023


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,148 miles

All systems warning occurred 3 times, brought it in for service. All Systems diagnostic scan done showed the fuel system was too rich. All 4 injectors were replaced for free under warrenty.

- Debbie S., Ludlow, MA, US

problem #2

Sep 182023

CR-V EX 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,481 miles

2018 fuel injector failure 2000 to fix. Honda does not take any responsibility for this common problem

- Georgia B., Lubbock, TX, US

problem #1

Feb 202023


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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fuel injector failure

Car starting throwing all error codes at once a month ago. No issues driving, took to mechanic, couldn't find any issues. Did this 3 times in a month. My mechanic advised to see Honda dealer for possible computer system update. Paid $147 for screening and Honda said it needs all fuel injectors and fuel joint pipe replaced. This is a 2018 with 40,000 miles. I found that it is a known issue with Honda but they want me to pay $2000 to correct.

- Younghee J., North Carolina, US

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