10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,034 miles

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problem #31

Apr 092019

CR-V

  • miles
Smell of fuel in cabin and stalling when in reverse

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #30

Mar 112019

CR-V

  • 38,061 miles
My 2016 Honda CR-V recently got 21 mpg on a 300+ highway mile trip. From day 1, the advertised mileage of 32 mpg has never been reached. It has steadily declined till I am getting 21 mpg. I recently read an article where Honda admitted that vehicles produced in the years 2016-2019 CR-V's were experiencing significant mpg declines due to a defect that was allowing oil to mix with gas. This defect affected autos in cold climates, including Nebraska where I live. This article explained that Honda was not regarding them as recalls yet, but that they were being sent back to the factory for repairs. I contacted Honda and they played dumb, suggesting that I take it to the dealer on my dime. I want answers, and now.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

problem #29

Jan 102019

CR-V

  • 14,000 miles
Vehicle vibrates at idle speed. The same problem with 2015 Honda CRV

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #28

Mar 072019

CR-V

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda CR-V. while the contact was performing a routine oil check, he found fuel mixed in the oil. The vehicle was taken to larry H. miller Honda murray (5808 state St, murray, ut 84107, (801) 590-0572) to be diagnosed, but no failure was found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #27

Feb 222019

CR-V

  • 20,000 miles
When we were reversing the car brakes stopped responding. The car wouldn┐T turn off and it kept rolling backwards so we had to use the emergency brakes. We put it into drive and the car still rolled backwards and the brakes wouldn┐T respond.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #26

Jan 262019

CR-V

  • 11,888 miles
Noxious fuel/ oil fumes in cabin causing headaches and lightheadedness. Also heater will not blow hot air. Honda refuses to acknowledge problem. Instead blaming it on short range driving and cold weather environment. Honda America insists that fuel in gas is normal despite evidence to the contrary. According to Honda, this (our CRV) was the first time they had a complaint. Please please please investigate and issue a recall. We have resorted to driving our 2003 model vehicle and parking this newer CRV which only has 12000 miles but has been to dealer for these concerns 4 different times for fumes and 2 times for heater.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #25

Dec 032016

CR-V

  • 100 miles
When CRV is stationary and idles, the cabin fills with gasoline smell and is nauseating and gives my wife headaches. It has been an issue since we bought new in December 2016 and the Honda dealer said they would look into it and nothing has been done to fix the problem. We have young kids and are concerned for there health and safety. From reading on-line this issue seams to be a common problem with the CRV. Can you guys and gals help? thanks

- Belle Center, OH, USA

problem #24

Oct 202018

CR-V

  • 35,000 miles
I am concerned about the smell of gasoline in the engine's oil. When checking the oil level, the smell is strong. I am concerned about fire safety and engine wear.

- Richmond, VT, USA

problem #23

Sep 012017

CR-V

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda CR-V. on three separate occasions, while driving, the contact was informed that fuel was pouring out underneath the vehicle. The contact stated that there was an abnormal fuel odor coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to joe morgan Honda (located at 176 N garver rd, monroe, oh 45050, (513) 360-2700) where it was diagnosed that the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle had been repaired twice within the past thirty days. The contact stated that the failure was due to part of the fuel line being constructed with soy bean oil. The contact stated that the dealer placed a rodent sleeve on a six inch section of the fuel line. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000. The VIN was not available.

- College Corner, OH, USA

problem #22

May 292018

CR-V

  • 48,000 miles
Oil issue..there seems to be a recall on Honda vehicles in china due to gasoline flowing into the oil..my son was checking the oil and it smells like gas...I hope this does not case a fire hazard as my oil now has become gasoline. Yet no recall in America why?

- Camden, AR, USA

problem #21

Sep 132016

CR-V

  • 1,500 miles
Gas fumes in passenger cabin. We get gas fumes in the passenger cabin on a regular basis. No gas leaking on ground that we can see. Happens more often after car has been idling for a bit. Gas fumes stay in cabin while driving.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #20

Feb 132018

CR-V

  • 100 miles
From new, the cabin fills with noxious gas fumes. Honda dealership says Honda is aware of the problem but will not do anything to fix it as they are unaware of a fix. Unacceptable from Honda

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #19

Apr 222017

CR-V

  • 12,000 miles
I bought my vehicle a year ago. For the past 4 weeks I have now been smelling fuel odor in the passenger cabin. There is no particular pattern and at times it is so strong that I have had to open the window to breathe while driving. This only happens when the car is driving.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #18

Dec 152016

CR-V

  • 50 miles
There is a fuel smell which is very noticeable when idling. The dealer said it is the winter fuel blend but winter is over and the smell is still there. This sounds like it could be dangerous at many levels.

- Arkport, NY, USA

problem #17

Dec 272016

CR-V

  • 2,000 miles
The vehicle is emitting a very strong gas odor! it is most noticeable when I open the door from the house to the garage (every time.) the entire garage smells like gas. It is noticeable when stopped at a traffic light. It is noticed when coming back to the car after having gone into a store for a quick errand(s). I took the car to a Honda dealer. They kept it overnight and for most of a day. When I came in I was told that it was a just a new car smell. However, the smell continues and seems to be getting worse.

- Pewaukee, WI, USA

problem #16

Mar 012017

CR-V

  • 6,000 miles
Fuel fumes in the vehicle and out of the vehicle. Very noticeable when parked in garage. We will not park in an enclosed area any more. When you first get in vehicle the fuel smell is strong; also strong when backing up. At highway speed the smell dissipates. Honda states its a known issue with no fix in sight! (they were able to duplicate the smell with no issue found!) this is a safety issue and we do not feel safe driving or parking this vehicle near our house.

- Dousman, WI, USA

problem #15

Jan 072017

CR-V

  • 6,553 miles
In late November/early December, I began to smell gasoline fumes in the cabin of my 2016 Honda CRV. The problem has replicated after the vehicle has been driven for at least 20 minutes and then left idling. On January 7th when my car was dropped off at lia, I received a phone call within an hour stating that they replicated the smell. Lia Honda had my car for 35 days. On February 10th, they contacted me and told me they had not been able to replicate and I needed to pick up my vehicle. On February 21, I met with the district manger who stated that it is a known issue with 2016 Honda crvs but there is not currently a fix.after speaking with his field engineer, the dm said they currently have 46 cases of gasoline fumes entering the passager cabin. Honda corporate also admitted that they currently do not have a fix for the fumes being released into the passenger cabin. Lia Honda replaced the charcoal canister in an attempt to fix the release of fumes into the vehicle. On March 18, the fumes returned after an attempted repair. On March 20, lia refused to service my vehicle.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 032017

CR-V

  • 13,000 miles
Gasoline smell comes into a cabin: -while driving, -when the engine starts after 5-10 min of resting gasoline smell comes outside out of the engine. The car was inspected at Honda authorized service and the issue was confirmed. The issue is not repairable on March 2017. There are following concerns: - the car may blow on a rode while driving - may cause a fire while stored in a garage - may cause health issues due to breathing gasoline fumes

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #13

Mar 042017

CR-V

  • 9,600 miles
Often there is a strong fuel odor inside the cabin. This seems to occur upon starting the vehicle when warm after recently being driven; noticeable both when stationary after engine start and upon starting to drive.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #12

Feb 122017

CR-V

  • 19,746 miles
Strong gasoline smell in cabin of vehicle, causing head ache burning eyes and nausea while operating.

- Newhall, IA, USA

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