CarComplaints.com 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.

6.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$450
Average Mileage:
13,650 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace tires (2 reports)
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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012019

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brought in for a standard oil change and had some premature tire wear. Found out the manufacturer won't cover it and Honda isn't standing by the product. I've bought BMW, Acura and Chevy and never had I had to buy tires at 16,400 miles. All miles are highway due to work situation. I thought this would be a good purchase since I had a Honda growing up. The quality of the product has increased, but the service has taken a tremendous hit. I'll definitely be trading this vehicle in ASAP. I'll never purchase another Honda again.

- dc3, Kansas City, US

problem #3

Oct 012018

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,874 miles

Purchase a new Honda CR-V in March 2018. Switched to our winter tires last fall, just put the all weather tires back on and notice two have significantly worn. Honda dealership won't do anything for us. We'll probably get the rest of the nice weather out of them but we'll definitely have to purchase new tire next spring. This is my first Honda purchase and probably my last. Have always driven Chevy's, usually traded in after 5 yrs., never had to buy new tires. Hard to trust a company that would scrimp on such an important feature of a vehicle!

- Denise M., Brinston, ON, Canada

problem #2

Oct 312018

CR-V EX 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 20,505 miles

Honda Canada refuses to accept responsibility for this substandard tires they are installing on their product, was told its a manufacturer problem. Bridgestone has responded with its a normal wear and tear!!! Not even one year of ownership and now we have to replace all the tires. Very poor customer service for a "quality product".

- James B., Collingwood, ON, Canada

problem #1

Jun 132018

CR-V

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,800 miles

Hydroplaning in light rain, can feel rear end jerking side to side. Dealer is clueless. MPG shows 29.xxx, if correct. Rear tires worn out (3/16), nearly equal wear.

Computer has been coding, but the dealer only found B1202, B1203, cleared them, said come back in a week. We had tire pressure warnings with good pressure, start warning while driving, and headlight warnings.

Given the apparent decent mileage, simple brake drag seems unlikely. Tire spin also seems unlikely, such as start, hill, heavy loads, or tow.

Behaves like a seized posi-track. Turning around in a drive, you get some "scoot" like you feel if driving a 4wd engaged on a hard surface.

Since most everything is computer controlled, ie braking traction, and supplemental RWD system, it may be electronic. Minor rear brake wear in excess of front brake wear points to system problems verses pure mechanical issues.

- Gregory N., Hawesville, KY, US

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