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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
925 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2018 Honda CR-V fuel system problems

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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 282018


  • 2,500 miles


Gasoline leaking into the engine lubrication oil reducing the engine lubrication ability.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 052018


  • miles
With all the buzz on internet and also C.R.about gas mixing with oil, I bought a 2018 CRV with the 1.5 turbo engine, I checked my oil it was passed the full mark and smelled of gas.I took the oil cap off it also had a smell of most of us know this is not a good thing, long story short received a letter in the mail advising to set a appointment for a "fix" I hope this works here in appointment is for 1-7-2019, although sounds like a it doesn't work from comments people have made after they took their cars in. Please help!

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 192018


  • 500 miles
I have the 2018 touring 1.5L turbo charged model. I am experiencing the fuel in oil issue and Honda says Nevada is not included in the update. I purchased this car brand new and want it fixed. I drive in a very cold climate on short trips, which is when they say the issue is occurring in this models.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 202018


  • 700 miles
Gas is getting into the oil and the engine does not heat up until many miles of driving in 40 degree temperatures, dip stick is showing over full all the time and still no fix

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

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