fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,238 miles

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problem #159

Aug 282019


  • 49,787 miles
Emissions issue detected, then eventual error codes diagnosed as P0172 and P291F. Replaced fuel injectors and high pressure pipe under service bulletins 10=8-025, 18-027, and 19-015. This is a common issue that should be addressed through a redesign and recall. Failure of this component could cause the engine to stall unexpectedly, causing a safety issue.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #158

Aug 262019


  • 24,000 miles
Engine oil level on dipstick way above what it should be and there is a strong gasoline smell in the engine oil. The Honda maintenance minder says 70% engine oil life is left. Also the seat heaters don't seem to work. Based on what I read online this seems to be somehow linked with the engine oil dilution issue

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #157

Jul 012019


  • 36,000 miles
The contact's friend owns a 2017 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that fuel was leaking into the engine oil without warning. When the contact's friend checked the oil, the oil tank had overflowed and a fuel odor was detected on the oil dipstick. The contact's friend took the vehicle to don ayres Honda (4740 lima rd, fort wayne, in 46808, 260-484-0551) and was informed that they could replace the oil. The manufacturer was notified and provided a case number. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #156

Jun 242019


  • 37,900 miles
Fuel is penetrating the oil in the engine. Strong gasoline smell is present on the outside of the vehicle after driving it, regardless of distance. Gasoline smell fills cabin while driving vehicle. Problems are occurring regardless of distance driven or terrain. Fuel is diluting the oil in the vehicle in such large amounts that the oil level is beyond the full level on the oil dip-stick. Took vehicle to the dealership, and they informed me that it is a know issue, but that they could not fix it since there is no recall active.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #155

May 232019


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Honda CR-V. while driving between 40-45 mph up a small hill, the vehicle lost power and failed to move. The contact also stated that the vehicle rode roughly and sounded as if it had a diesel engine. The contact drove the vehicle home. When the oil was checked with the dipstick, it was over the orange indicator line onto the metal and there was an odor of fuel. The contact called dch Honda of temecula (located at 26755 ynez rd, temecula, ca 92591, (951) 268-9197) and was advised to have the vehicle towed to their facility. The dealer was unable to detect the presence of fuel in the oil. The contact stated that when she purchased the vehicle a few weeks ago, the dealer changed the oil. The contact stated that the vehicle had been at the dealer almost two weeks and was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would speak with the dealer. If the failure recurred, the contact was instructed to take the vehicle back to the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #154

May 042019


  • 27,161 miles
The oil in my engine is being diluted with gasoline. The dipstick never goes below full and the oil is thin and dirty. This is just 1 month after an oil change. Occasionally the gas fumes enter the passenger compartment and make driving the car unpleasant. Honda dealer says there is no problem. This is an ongoing problem. Date below is the last time gas fumes were inside the passenger compartment.

- Brevard, NC, USA

problem #153

Aug 012018


  • 5,000 miles
-I noticed oil/gas leak on the engine that slowly drips under. The engine oil smells gas, oil level goes up. - lane departare goes off when car is idle for more than 15mins (randomly) - navigation/audio acts up -changes screen and nonstop beeping. You need to turn the engine off to stop it-reset.

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #152

May 042019


  • miles
Fuel in oil causing high oil level and lowering the viscosity of the oil causing pre mature wear of engine components.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #151

Nov 012018


  • 5,000 miles
Smell of gasoline inside cabin all winter. Filing this complaint regarding the design flaw that mixes gasoline with oil.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #150

Apr 252019


  • 22,700 miles
Ran premium gas only and changed oil twice as often as recommended but recently (4/2019) checked oil and it read way above full, looked almost clear after 1500 miles, and smelled strongly of gas again. I noticed the car was accelerating slower and slower than when new. Read up on gas in oil problems with this car and saw that Honda offered no fix for cars in the state where I live and dealerships apparently deny there is gas in the oil. I was concerned after reading about engines stalling, which of course they will do with gas in the crankcase, Honda did recall work on this car that involved changing the oil but not the filter which is ridiculous and which doesn't even begin to address this huge engine problem. I believe this is a potential safety issue because of the risk of the car potentially losing power and/or stalling in freeway traffic. Honda has not only not fixed this problem, they continue to sell these cars with engine defects even after they have known about it since 2017.

- Wauneta, NE, USA

problem #149

Apr 172019


  • miles
During oil changes, more oil was coming out than was being put in. Oil clearly smells like fuel. When I brought this to Honda's attention in early April, I was told to go to a certified Honda dealership to get a diagnosis. During the diagnosis done on 4/17/2019, they performed an oil change at 80% oil life which indicated that oil levels were elevated by approximately 1/4th of a quart. I can only imagine how diluted the oil would be at 10 or 15% oil life. According to my case manager and as stated in this paperwork, this is "normal". paperwork provided below with personal information redacted.

- Pingree Grove, IL, USA

problem #148

Jan 242018


  • 4,687 miles
Received 'important safety recall' (NHTSA recall 17V-442) dated 'January 2018' from Honda automobile division (attached). Recall related to various dangerous conditions which could result from manufacturing or design defect(s) relating to (gasoline) fuel system. Accordingly, vehicle was taken to Honda dealer for repair on 01/24/18 prior to appointment time of 10:15 a.M. Honda service consultant was advised at the time the appointment was made that lessee or her representative would need to wait for the repair to be completed because of the long commute involved. Per Honda recall notice, the repair was to "... take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes." In fact, it took 3 hours 27 minutes. (see attached.) during the course of the repair, the service consultant advised lessee's representative that the technician "hasn't done one of these before", and that "I've got the shop foreman on it now." Having obviously incompetent personnel handle such a repair is patently irresponsible and subjects consumers to unnecessary dangers, not to mention wasting consumers' time. Honda obviously does not take its responsibilities to its customers seriously.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #147

Aug 012018


  • 15,000 miles
Fuel is making it's way into the oil system. Everytime I check the oil I can clearly smell gasoline on the dipstick. I know that Honda has recalled 350,000 crvs in china for the same issue with the same 1.5 turbo engines however, when I tell the dealership or Honda representatives about it they act as if it is an isolated incident. This will eventually cause premature wear on the engine and potentially become a safety concern if the engine were to stall at high speeds.

- Christiansburg, VA, USA

problem #146

Apr 142019


  • 27,098 miles
Car stalled. And vents smell of gasoline, gear shift is loose. Almost got in a car accident with my toddler and husband in car.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #145

Jan 042019


  • 34,000 miles
I own a 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5 turbo fwd and my vehicle is suffering from the affects of ¿oil dilution.¿ I regularly have my oil changed by Honda, but I noticed, upon returning from a long trip in northern inidiana over winter, a strong odor of gasoline when checking my oil-dipstick and the volume was much higher than expected. When I brought my vehicle to Honda, I was advised that Honda was aware of a problem for all 2017-2018 CR-V 1.5 turbos with residual gas dripping into the cylinders and eventually the oil crank-case, called ¿oil dilution¿. I asked the Honda technician to check for gasoline in my oil, but they said no such test was available. He advised me that no fix currently exists, aside from more frequent oil changes. I then followed up with the lead technician at my dealer to resolve the safety concern, but I was verbally told that Honda does not intend to address the issue unless litigation is mandated. I believe this problem posses a major safety concern as these vehicles age and the risk of engine seizure or explosion increase. Honda North America's position is that since there are so few 2017 Cr-vs with turbo on the road, they do not see a reason to act. There is a fundamental problem with this Honda turbo fuel injection system, which was fixed for the 2019 models. A software patch is being issued by Honda Canada, but this is not offered in southern states and Honda refuses to comment on the long term impact and degraded performance. I am deeply concerned for the safety of my family and fellow drivers.

- Drummonds, TN, USA

problem #144

Apr 112019


  • 41,000 miles
I went for an oil change and the place said that the oil smelled like fuel, was very thin. In consumer reports there was a blurb about the Honda Cr-vs with the 1.5 turbo engine experiencing the mixing of gas in the oil but mainly in the colder, northern states. So, when the oil change people said the oil smelled like gas, I then drove to a Honda dealer and they checked it out, but said they didn't see gas in the oil, but I just had the oil changed so of course there wasn't signs of it. So, before my next oil change I will take it to Honda so they can see it.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #143

Apr 072019


  • 47,000 miles
Shifter control button popped off while driving creating a significant hazard to the driver and occupants as reassembling the controller/ shifter can be dangerous. Honda usa ( catherine) reported this is not a Honda issue. And refused to provide towing.

- Elburn, IL, USA

problem #142

Feb 222019


  • 30,000 miles
My vehicle's warning lights are on for all features, including lane assist, stability, collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, tire pressure monitoring and many others. These features are currently not working. The first time the issue occurred was immediately upon starting the vehicle. I've taken it to two different dealers three times. The third time, I was told there was a problem with a fuel valve -- part of a Honda "campaign, " whatever that means -- and that replacing/repairing the issue could take up to 60 days. I was dismissed from the dealer and told that the issue would not make my car stop working, and that I would be contacted when a part arrived. Meanwhile, my car is idling rough and I smell gas upon starting it.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #141

Apr 022019


  • miles
I believe my vehicle is part of the Honda 1.5L oil-fuel problem first noticed back in late 2017. I did not think much about it until I talked with two other co-workers who also have 2017 Honda Cr-vs. First, my engine performance slowly drops after each oil change, then picks back up again once I have gotten an oil change. Second, this was my first winter with my CR-V and I noticed that it has a very hard time accelerating during the winter months even after letting the engine warm up for several minutes. Lastly, the instrument panel says that my oil level is at a certain %, for instance it says that I am at 20% right now, however, when I check the dipstick, I see oil well above the "full" line. I would like to know what I can do to remedy this problem. I live in the state of Virginia, and noticed that there is no fix for vehicles in my state.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #140

Dec 012018


  • 10,000 miles
Oil diluted with fuel, over full. Strong fuel odor in vehicle.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

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