really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,648 miles

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problem #334

Oct 012019


  • 11,940 miles
Driving in town going to store smelled something like dead animal or some hair burning horrible smell almost got sick and or passed out. Next couple of times I drove it the smell got better but I told my son. I couldnżT drive it anymore cause I was getting sick. Then the smell went away and oil light came on saying I had 15% oil life left. Me and my son smelled oil stick and it smelled like gasoline. Tires were worn on the inside on all four at 11,940. Miles. I had to pay my own money to balance them again

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #333

Oct 152019


  • 10,000 miles
Hi every time lately at the lights or when I left my car on my driveway or at parking lot a very strong gasoline odor comes most likely from the front/engine. Please advise.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #332

Dec 232017


  • miles
Had issues with electrical such as warning lights in the past, 38,000 miles had fuel injectors replaced. Mention when I got the car that it did not heat properly, they said it was normal. Does not heat when idling. So I started checking it out and everybody else is having the same issue. Idling.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #331

Oct 302019


  • 16,150 miles
Stalling while I was traveling in traffic. Oil dip stick smells like gasoline is "overfull" on oil mark.

- Oak Island, NC, USA

problem #330

Oct 012018


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. while driving various speeds, the engine misfired and the vehicle would not properly accelerate. The contact also noticed fuel leaking into the engine oil. The vehicle was taken to an unknown dealer and the cpu assembly was reprogrammed, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided case number: Case 09652318. The failure mileage was 2,500.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #329

Aug 132019


  • miles
I bought car used from GM dealership 3/16/19, wasn't aware of problem until first scheduled oil change.gas mixing in with oil causing oil level to rise significantly over short period of time, about a quart high with around 2,000 miles driven, mostly highway. Honda service had me bring in vehicle after oil change to check level, then again after 1,000 miles to recheck. Brought in in after about 1700 miles and oil was up about a quart according to service manager. Honda dealer performed software "fix" to alleviate problem, but after 1,500 miles, oil level up significantly again. Dealer contends Honda doesn't have protocols in place to take care of issue yet. Car in Honda dealership today again for assessment, third oil change in 2 months. Difficult to evaluate cars performance since I bought used and never had normal baseline to compare to.

- Brooklyn, MI, USA

problem #328

Feb 012019


  • miles
The engine oil keeps increasing in volume causing me to drain about 1/2 qt about every 1000-1500 miles. If you do not keep a check on this it will degrade or cause engine failure. I live in Georgia which has a mild climate.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #327

Sep 252019


  • 5,918 miles
My 2018 Honda cr V has the 1.5 litre turbo engine. I have reviewed several hundred complaints that have been filed regarding the mixing of the fuel/gas with the engine oil. The issue seems to be more prevalent in the North, however, I have the same issue here in Oklahoma. Upon engine start there is a strong odor of gasoline coming from the rear passenger seating. I have also noted increase oil levels in the engine crankcase. Also the smell of gasoline coming from the oil dipstick. I am writing to inquire if Honda motor company intends to do something to remedy this issue. The smell starts at the moment the engine is started.. the car can be stationary and I can still notice the smell of fuel. Prolonged exposure of fuel in the crankcase will certainly reduce the life of these engines. Please advise me as to how I can resolve this matter with Honda? thank you.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #326

Mar 102019


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. the contact noticed a fuel odor coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was dark oil in the crank case. The mechanic changed the oil, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to Honda of el cerrito (866)-414-9404, located at 11755 san pablo ave, el cerrito, ca 94530)where the technician changed the oil and stated that there was no failure with the vehicle. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the same dealer who performed a diagnostic test and kept the vehicle for more tests. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #325

Sep 212019


  • miles
I bought a Honda CR-V 2018 last year in May. The vehicle only have 8000 miles on it. Now I recently notice that when I am starting the car when pressing on the brake and pressing the start button. It will try to start but fails. It seems you need to do this numerous times to start the vehicle. This have been happening to me in the last 3 days. I called the Honda dealer about it and schedule an appointment with them tomorrow.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #324

Sep 122019


  • 3,750 miles
Oil dilution bad gas smell from oil can cause a fire car only has 3750 miles

- Kew Gardens, NY, USA

problem #323

Sep 112019


  • 30,000 miles
Gas leaks into the engine while IżM driving, which will inevitably engine failure and the car will stall while driving, this poses a risk for motor vehicle collision.. the Honda dealer where I purchased the vehicle is aware of this and recommended an oil change. 48 hours later my oil is completely diluted with gasoline again. There is a strong gas odor in the cabin of my car which is a health hazard to myself and my 2 small children, one with asthma. Iżve contacted Honda of America several times regarding this issue with no solution.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #322

Sep 032019


  • 22,926 miles
Gasoline is leaking into the engine oil. A warranty repair was done Jan 2019 to resolve the problem but in Sept 2019 the engine oil was noted to be above full and smell of gasoline. The car was brought in for further repair but no further repair is available and because Honda claims this to be "a normal characteristic" of the car, no oil change was done either. However, the Honda 2018 CR-V manual clearly points out that over filling the oil may lead to leaks or engine damage. Copies of the repair receipt and Honda oil overfill warning are attached.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #321

Aug 242019


  • 20,165 miles
2018 Honda CRV ex: Mileage 20,165. Upon accelerating while pulling the car on main roadway, the car dropped from 50mph to 25mph and then wouldn't reach past 35mph, the engine light appeared and started to blink. Pushing the gas pedal only aggravated the situation. About a mile later the car stopped/stalled trying to go up a hill. I turned off car, waited 10 min and restarted. Was able to go another 1 mile to home, I did not attempt to go over 25 mph, because engine light was still blinking. The next morning, I drove the car to the dealer, but made sure I did not go over 30mph, as I did not want it to stall. During the drive the engine light was still blinking. Waiting to hear back.from the dealer. I believe this is a powertrain issue that has been documented by Honda and all 2017/2018 crvs have been recalled in china and europe, but not the us.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #320

Aug 042019


  • 9,200 miles
Afraid this car will catch on fire! engine oil is getting diluted with fuel due to the turbo engines on the 2017 -2018 Honda crvs. I notified stevenson hendrick Honda in December 2018 of a fuel smell in cabin of car while driving and an mil (malfunction error came up & all safety features were disabled until I cut car off at next stop and restarted. Dealership checked the car on 12/24/18 and said nothing was wrong. Contacted dealership again due to fuel smell in cabin & we had checked oil & the dipstick reaked of fuel & was way over the high mark. Took car on 8/10/19 and I made service manager tony check oil in front of me to verify fuel was in it. They said they changed computer module and did some updates to fix & told me to bring it back on 8/1/717 at 8;00 for install of spark plugs they ordered. Drove 40 miles back home and fuel was already in the oil again! called dealership back to let them know I want the oil/oil filter changed again on 8/17/19 when they do spark plugs and that we will continue to check oil in car. I contacted Honda as well & spoke to "cat". she wasn't helpful at all and refused to tell me why the software update notice they sent didn't say anything about fuel dilution in the oil. It only referred to error codes & whirling noise in engine. The dealership said this problem has only been happening in "cold weather regions" and that I am the first they have heard of. I told them that if people don't check their oil or if the dealership doesn't tell the consumer when they change their oil that they wouldn't know they had a problem since it has not been disclosed to the consumers.this car scares me me & I'm afraid my engine will catch on fire from this issue!

- Supply, NC, USA

problem #319

Aug 102019


  • miles
Car purchased new from West hills Honda, bremerton wa, in December 2017. Equipped with 1.5 liter engine. Gasoline is getting into the engine oil; high oil levels in crankcase. Gasoline fumes. Stationary and in motion; car is driven daily.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #318

Jan 032019

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 10,864 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. the contact suspected that fuel and oil were in the oil tank, leaking past the cylinders and entering the oil tank. The vehicle was taken to lithia Honda (4095 crater lake hwy, medford, or 97504, (541) 930-3021) where an oil dilution for the fuel odor was performed, but no failure was found. The contact stated that the dipstick showed that the oil was above the full mark. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact to call the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 10,864.

- Ashland, OR, USA

problem #317

Aug 032019


  • 9,000 miles
Fluid level was above full mark, 8/3.19.

- Ashland, OR, USA

problem #316

Jul 302019


  • 25,000 miles
Driving on the street about 50 mph and check engine light turned on then engine went limp with a maximum speed of G 20mph. Had to pull to the side turned engine off and let it rest for about 5 minutes and restarted the car and it drive fine. Went to Honda dealership had it check and they said can not find anything wrong with the cr V

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #315

Jul 262019


  • 30,000 miles
While changing oil and filter at 30,000 miles 1) oil appeared highly diluted and watery 2) there was a strong gasoline smell coming from the used oil I took vehicle in for service and was told gas in oil is normal for these type engines but Honda had extended warranty for these engines. I asked about the software 'fix' I had read about being performed and dealer said they could not make the update to my car since it wasnot showing any diagnostic trouble codes at this point.

- Hamptonville, NC, USA

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