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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the sunroof (1 reports)
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2018 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles


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sunroof exploded

Called Honda, they told us to bring the CR-V in and they would check it. Once I brought it in they said the glass needed to be repaired before they could do anything. I asked what if the sunroof doesn't work after the glass repair? The tech said he was sure the sunroof would still be working. I asked him to test it now. The sunroof did not work and he told me that we had probably mistakenly tripped the fuse. REALLY?

I had the glass repaired and the sunrooof is working, but I feel this should have been handled better AND covered by he warranty.

- Lisa L., Loveland, CO, US

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