really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,887 miles

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problem #85

Dec 132018


  • 5,800 miles
3-month-old 2018 CR-V ex-L - noticed oil dilution problems within first 2 months. Dealer has been unresponsive. Gas has been getting into oil in apparently significant amounts. Persistent smells of gas and 'rotten eggs/meat' while operating. Oil level gets higher above measuring section of dipstick every time I check, smells of gas. Car begins to stall a bit occasionally. Had oil changed at 5K miles - tech confirmed oil was very thin, higher volume than should be, and smelled of gas. Very concerned about safety now (what if it stalls while in heavy highway traffic?) and also long-term engine damage since diluted oil will not lubricate as well. Researched online only after discovering problem - apparently well known problem, and widespread - but barely acknowledged by Honda.

- Mc Donald, PA, USA

problem #84

Dec 102018


  • miles
Wife notices fuel smell while driving. Oil was checked and I could visibly see the oil is cut with gasoline along with strong smell of gasoline on oil dipstick. Oil is indefinitely contaminated with gasoline. First noticed on 12/10/18 and researched online finding that thousands of others have the same problem with 2017-2018 Honda CR-V with the 1.5L turbo

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #83

Nov 262018


  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the fuel in the vehicle was not burning, which caused fuel to seep down to the oil. The dealer (tom scott Honda, 603 11th ave N., nampa, id 83687) stated that they could not assist until a recall for the failure was issued. The manufacturer was also contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 400.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #82

Dec 082018


  • 197 miles
My CR-V 2018 doesn't run smooth and the engine is noisey but the big problem happened 12/08/18 when I parked the car to unload groceries when one hour later I went to start it the cabin filled with the strong smell of gasoline. I spoke to my mechanic who told me not to drive and have the dealership pick it up.

- Lexington, MA, USA

problem #81

Dec 082018


  • 3,500 miles
The oil level is way above the full line on dip stick. I will be taking it to the dealer for the first oil change next week. I hope they have a remedy for this problem.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #80

Nov 242018


  • 12,500 miles
The car began to run rough when I was returning from a long trip. When I turned the car off, then back on, every alarm was going off. I had it towed to the dealership and was told that the garage that had changed my oil put the wrong oil in. This was a lie on the dealerships part as they had no evidence to prove their assertion. I believe I have one of those crvs with the engine problems that people are talking about. My Honda has the turbo-4 cylinder motor. I found out about these engine issues over the summer but when I my car was towed to Honda, after thanksgiving, they acted like the never heard about the problem.

- Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA

problem #79

Dec 042018


  • 1,100 miles
Strong smell of gasoline coming from oil filler cap

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #78

Nov 292018


  • 227 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. after reading the consumer report, the contact became aware that the 2018 Honda CR-V vehicles experienced fuel intrusion into the engine oil. The contact inspected the engine dipstick himself and noticed a fuel odor and fuel mixed with engine oil. The contact also found that the engine oil level had risen due to the fuel penetration. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 227.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #77

Nov 072018

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 5,020 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda CR-V. when the contact checked the oil in the vehicle, it smelled like fuel. The vehicle was taken to Honda of danbury (102 federal rd, danbury, ct 06810, 203-951-6600) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 5,020. Consumer stated recall was serviced on 1-4-19 software update with A/C unit replacement.

- Pawling, NY, USA

problem #76

Dec 012018


  • 128 miles
Strong gasoline smell on engine dipstick and vehicle only has 128 miles

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #75

Nov 052018


  • 3,500 miles
Purchased a new 2018 Honda CR-V ex in Florida 4/18. Worked fine until a recent trip to Indiana where it was subjected to cold temperatures. The vehicle would not heat for 10 minutes and it's performance seemed to suffer compared to how it was operating in warmer Florida. The worst part was the faint smell of gasoline in the car the entire time in Indiana. Wasn't sure what would have caused that until I returned to Florida and started investigating the matter and found out about the oil dilution problem and the small of gasoline in the oil. There is no smell of gasoline in the vehicle now that it's back in Florida, so I have to assume it had something to do with the cold climate it was subjected to. In either case I need to travel to Indiana in the winter frequently and the problem with gasoline fumes in the cabin (whatever it's cause) needs to be fixed. I now read where Honda is going to roll out a fix, but it will only cover CR-V's in northern states. If that's the case then that is not right! what about people like me that travel from warm climate Florida to Indiana in the winter - we shouldn't have to endure gasoline fumes and we shouldn't have to live with potential harm to our vehicles. We should all have the modification done to our CR-V's.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #74

Apr 222018


  • 300 miles
Gas is getting into the engine oil causing oil viscosity loss. It is also causing to much fluid in the oil pan and potentially damaging engine internals with to much fluid and loss of lubrication. Engine does not reach operating temperature in cold weather, causing poor performance and not heat from the HVAC system.

- Etna, CA, USA

problem #73

Oct 052018


  • 9,000 miles
[ poss. Gas in oil ] have been seeing oil level rising after first oil change at 7100 miles. Oct.15. At 9100 level was approx. 3/8 of an inch above the high mark on dipstick. Took car to jeff wyler Honda, and talked to service manager who stated that there may be a fix coming but as of now nothing. Told me to watch oil level for maybe another 1000 miles. On Nov.17 oil level was almost up 1 inch above high mark on dipstick. Nov. 19, took to dealer and had oil changed early ( 3000 ) miles. Dealer stated oil was up about 1/2 qt. I have a picture of dipstick on ipad but not sure how to upload it.

- St. Bernard, OH, USA

problem #72

Nov 182018


  • 10,400 miles
There is fuel in my oil. Dipstick is above full one week after changing oil and driving 150 miles. Dealer says there is no fix

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #71

Nov 182018


  • 18,590 miles
There is an extremely high reading on the engine oil dipstick. A strong smell of gasoline is present in the engine's oil. The oil reads about half an inch higher on the dipstick than the maximum mark indicates.

- De Kalb, TX, USA

problem #70

Nov 052018


  • miles
Gas mixing in with oil, smelling the gas on the dip stick and while doing an oil change.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #69

Nov 132018


  • miles
Fuel is mixing with the engine oil causing the oil level to become high and the oil diluted. On short cold trips, the cab smells of gasoline. I had the oil changed by the dealer and not even 300 miles later, the oil level is high again and the oil smells of gasoline. Additionally, my CR-V does not heat up properly. When started cold, the temperature gauge on the dash never comes off of cold, no matter how long it idles. It takes at least 5 minutes of driving to register heat. When I remote start my car on cold days, it does not actually heat up the car.

- Albany, OH, USA

problem #68

Oct 242018


  • 1,500 miles
Gasoline is contaminating and diluting the engine oil. Oil turned black and diluted by the gasoline and had to be changed with less than 1500 miles on the vehicle. Concerned that the gasoline diluted oil is posing a fire and safety risk.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #67

Apr 012018


  • 2,000 miles
Gasoline odor in vehicle, gasoline in engine oil.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #66

Oct 242018


  • 2,000 miles
My 2018 CR-V suffers from the dreaded [oil dilution issue] where gasoline gets into the oil raising the level above the full mark. The result is a strong gasoline smell, sometimes in the cabin but always when you pull the dipstick to check the oil. The oil level is always considerably higher than the full mark. I presented this issue to my dealer, and they confirmed the smell of gas in the oil, the high level and the fact that many 2017-18 CRV's suffer from this same issue. Their unacceptable solution was to change the oil and make longer trips to try to burn off the gasoline in the oil. They also said that Honda would be issuing a statement in the fall about fixing the issue. First a bit about the issue. There are many reports of CRV owners with this problem unexpectedly stalling and losing power while in motion. Some have suffered accidents. Does this sound like a vehicle you'd like to put your family in? also, diluted motor oil has to have long term damaging effects on the engine. I am very worried about the long term value of a car that was supposed to have great resale value - that's why I bought it. So Honda rolls out their "fix", and I notice that they're only going to address what they consider "cold weather states". they also plan to roll these "could weather state" fixes out over a multiple month schedule. Not acceptable at all. What about my car Honda. I would think that Honda would treat all of their customers the same and would want to fix as many afflicted vehicles as possible because of possible safety issues. Honda has a very loyal owner-base. I betcha how they handle this will affect people's decisions in the future. I know it will affect mine.

- Taylors, SC, USA

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