Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior. The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults.
Alerts
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.
Road Test

Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior.

The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults. Despite a modest growth in dimensions, including two inches added to the wheelbase, the CR-V actually weighs about 75 pounds less than before and still manages to be significantly quieter and convey a substantial feel. We tested a base LX and the more mainstream EX. Both achieved impressive fuel economy of 27 and 28 mpg respectively in our testing, a new best for the class, excluding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. As a bonus, the turbo makes for a peppier drive.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (184 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Android Auto

"Interface is incredibly poor, plus one only gets about 15 uses of the USB cable before the data connection gives out and a new cable is required. When making the connection, the map has to be up and running on the smart phone before starting the car. Often there is an interruption, and the link is lost, requiring the user to start over again."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Works fairly well, there is a learning curve in short time of santa fe ownership it seems easier."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Android Auto screen will start beeping and flashing random settings and then will eventually stop functioning entirely. The timing of this is entirely random. It could be 4 hrs. into a road trip or 20 min. after I start running errands. When this happens on a road trip, you are left with no access to your route maps or settings. This has been an on going problem for 3 months and I have contacted the dealership numerous times. They tell me Honda is working on an update to fix the problem but so far nothing has appeared."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Android Auto stopped working and wouldn't pair with my phone."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The vehicles system will not hook up to Android Auto. We've tried it with different phones and different cables we're awaiting a solution from Honda."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Android auto doesn't work in this car. We tested with several phones and several cables. The same phones and cables work in other cars."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display screen blinks and beeps off and on until I stop and turn off the car and then restart."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure Unsure)
Apple CarPlay

"There was a bug in the Apple CarPlay software that caused the brightness settings to fluctuate randomly. It was supposedly fixed with the 2018 model but I still experienced it. I had to bring the car to the dealer for a reboot and that seems to have fixed the problem. I don't think Apple CarPlay is fully tested."

Tawney S., MD (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car and phone would not link. They reinstalled the software and then it worked fine."

Anonymous, HI (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This is recent, The Apple carPlay icon no longer exists on the car screen, Apple was very helpful indicating after much troubleshooting that the vehicle firmware needs to be updated in order to fix the issue.....waiting to get that done"

John M., FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apple play functions inconsistently and goes on and off inconsistently and is counterintuitive and basically a pain. If we were to do it all over again, it would be the reason for us not to get this car again"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is intermittent. I will work fine most of the time, and other times it states it cannot connect. When will say it cannot connect sometimes it is connected, and other times it is not."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"CarPlay will not recognize phone. Started intermittently, then progressed to always not recognize iPhone. Dealer has to reset the head unit. Learned to reset head unit at home."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apple car play freezes up, or gets into a can't contact server (for Siri) mode. very irritating and seems to resolve with reset of iPhone. Seems to be an Apple bug"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My phone automatically connects to Apple car play. My wife's phone has never been able to connect."

Anonymous, ID (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It works fine if I connect my smartphone to the vehicle with a cord. But with the bluetooth function it just locks up, or the screen goes blank."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
CD player

"See my answer to the last question as it pertains to all in car electronics."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Car has been in to dealer twice for electronic issues, It had to be towed in once, dealer had to reboot computer, screen some times does eratic things."

Robert T., OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display flashes and beeps. Must stop car and restart to reset. Software update supposedly coming. Other CR-Vs have been having this issue since 4/2018 that I know of."

James G., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display screen and mapping freeze up and also can’t be controlled by the designated controls."

Fred L., VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display would freeze up in a bright/low light display that was not able to change, and it would change back and forth. It happened twice. The dealership did a hard computer re-set and it solved the problem."

Ellyn W., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Just in CarPlay. The screen freezes to brightness control even though I don’t touch brightness control. Then goes blank."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Either freezes or does things on it's own. Dealer couldn't fix. Honda says they know about it but don'y have software fix yet and is not a top priority so could take 2 years to correct the software."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Infotainment system weekly freezes and goes spastic. I have to do a soft reboot just to get the infotainment system to work at a minimal basis. Its pathetic."

David E., IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display froze intermittently causing me to have to shut the vehicle off and then restart. The dealer rebooted the infotainment/nav system and the problem has not reoccured."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Honda says at the present there is no fix for this problem. Have to wait for Honda to work out a fix with the audio manufacturer. Also, the battery experienced a parasitic drain after 3 days sitting within 1 month of purchase. Honda fixed this re-occurring condition by by resetting a backup? fuse."

Norbert G., MN (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screen changes the screen brightness up and down by itself. It mostly turns the brightness down until the screen is not readable. This happens intermittently. Restarting the car seems to fix it."

Christopher M., OH (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Occurred every now and then.had to take it to dealer to resolve the problem. They rebooted the computer"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"About 6 times since new. Almost cause an accident due to distractions"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"One a occasional basis the display screen stops working and in this case to get it to work, I have to turn off the car and restart the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The problem occurs only when I take trips usually around 300 miles. In about an hour into the trip the coffee cup shows up on the screen and shortly after the cruise control goes out and then all the lights show up on the screen telling you that all the warning systems are off. I have to pull over and stop the car. I then turn the car off and restart. I rebots inself when you start it up again and usually I can get to my destination before it does it again. There are times I can complete the entire trip with no issues. It's just random."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While on the highway the screen started flashing all sorts of things and making an annoying noise. Finally pulled over and turned off the car. problem stopped but got it repaired on warranty."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On two occasions (3/2/19 and 4/29/19) the Audio/Information Screen (Display) began to "beep" and then flash continuously. When this happened, the system does not respond to touch controls and cannot be cancelled until the car is shut off and restarted (i.e. The screen is "rebooted") The problem was reported to DCH Honda 5/9/19 who told me that Honda was aware of this problem. On 10/16/1 the car was serviced by DCH Kay Honda for an Audio Information Screen (Display) software update, and the problem did not re-occur immediately. Then on 1/2/20 I opened a "chat" session with DCH Honda to report continuing issues with the Display regardless of the above software update. They suggested I bring the car in so they could look at the problem, but I told them that I was not wasting my time unless Honda had a permanent fix. Again on 4/14/20 the Display froze and failed to respond to any commands (although, amazingly, the AM radio continued to play). After several minutes the system rebooted itself, after which all was well for the remainder of the day. Then on 4/18/20 the Display froze while backing up. The camera was lost and all other display controls failed to respond. (The lost back up camera is particularly troubling since this is now becoming a safety issue.) I shut off and restarted the car and after several minutes, the system rebooted. That same day I reported all of the above to Honda America (in a fax, apparently they don't yet have email capability). A few days later Honda America contacted me via telephone and basically said I needed to schedule an appointment with the dealer and leave the car so they could attempt to replicate the problem "“ "they can't fix it if they don't know what's wrong." (Honda America acted as if no one had ever reported this particular problem before.) I said that it's an intermittent problem and may not occur while they have the car. (Honda America then said, well, the dealer may have to keep the car for several days!) Wait. What? In addition, I'm not the only one who has this problem and Honda should be aware of it. I'm not wasting my time until they have a fix. I also said that I would schedule an appointment with the dealer when the time was right. Case number 11264658 was assigned. Subsequent to the call, I learned that there are other Honda CR-V owners with the same problem, and there is supposedly a Class Action lawsuit. Also, a Honda Owner's Club web site had many postings on this issue. Among other points made is that when the problem happens, the owner should video it so you can show it to the dealer when you bring it in for service. Other suggestions were to reset the Display or disconnect the battery and reconnect. Before I try any of these "solutions", I first want to get a video when the problem occurs. Then I will contact the dealer for an appointment."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen blinks and flashes"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen for the radio and phone would not respond. The Honda dealer had to reset the hardware."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Would go blank or half of screen would freeze and start beeping. Took 2 years of dealer visits finally resolved with fix under warranty. Honda did not tell us about fix. We found postings from owners with similar problems alerting that Honda admitted the units had a problem and provided a software or revised unit replacement. Our 2014 CR-V had trouble free electronics and engine. 2018 disappointing drivetrain and infotainment. Honda as a company has worsened in terms of quality and customer service by denying problems and has lost our trust. Will not buy agaIn"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This happens once every couple weeks. You must do a soft reboot to get the system working again. It's ridiculous."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"unable to access any data or use information on screen. Locked up in vehicle turn on default."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Info system would go crazy on long trips. Honda installed a software upgrade and it fixed the issue at no cost"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On my fourth GPS/Radio head in this car. They all fail within six weeks. Dealer keeps replacing the head and I keep telling them there is an electrical short that is causing the heads to fail."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display went bezerk - flashing between different screens and beeping. It was finally fixed by Honda with a software update. It took them over a year to figure out the problem after we first reported it."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"unable to react to touchscreen. Seems to come for a minute or so and clear up. Irritating."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At any time the screen starts flipping all over but you cannot stop it, nor can you listen to the radio, use the phone or GPS. This can go on until you turn the car off; and sometimes it still continues when you turn it back on. The whole time it is beeping, which becomes very annoying. We've had it in several times and to no avail. It began within a month of getting the car. I can't "make" it do this but I was able to take it to the dealer while it was doing it so they could see what I was talking about. It's been to the shop and they say it is a software issue that has no fix "yet"."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"See previous discussion about the nav system -- this is where the display froze."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)

"Intermittent freezing on display screen requiring visitors to dealer"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just freeze up. That was fixed once they replaced the display."

Anonymous, WY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car was 1 year old. Driving on expressway. Nav screen went dark and was unresponsive. A tech person at the dealership suggested we turn off the car and restart. This fixed the problem. It happened two more times, 1000 miles apart. Hasn't happened again in 10,000 miles."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen freezes up when I try to use apple car play. I have to shut the car down and restart to get it to unfreeze. For 2 years I have been trying to get Honda to fix the problem. Have been to the dealership numerous times on this issue. They just don't know and I don't think they care. This has taken this vehicle from being an excellent car for me and turned it into a I hate Honda car."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It happened a couple of times. As noted previously the system was ixed by dealer...he 'flashed' the system i.e. reset it."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"On a road trip, 300 miler, screen goes blank for no reason, radio continued to play thou. Got home unloaded the car and that's when I tried to restart the car the info system indicated a glitch, tried several times to restart, 10 min. later everything went back to normal, took to dealer to check out, they could not duplicate problem. This problem has not recurred since."

Leroy G., MS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display brightness control was automatically triggering itself to darken to the point where it was unreadable. The dealer couldn’t tell why and reset system. Hasn’t recurred since (at least3 months now)"

Anonymous, VT (2018 Honda CR-V)

"screen went blank ad all functions associated with it did not work - radio, back up camera, phone, and any other function that relied on that screen/unit"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Unknown reason. Screen goes blank, car must be restarted to bring it back."

Jerome G., AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen would go blank or go crazy. The volume on the navigation system would lower on its own and eventually go off."

Helene M., NJ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"while driving I hit the screen and the screen went blank. another time, the screen started to cycle through options. in both cases, I had to exit the freeway, turn off the car and restart it."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V)

"For no reason the infotainment screen just goes blank and I can not use any of the infotainment features including FM radio. It is just frustrating."

F D., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen would divert to brightness and get dark. Then eventually go to blank when in CarPlay. Stopping and restarting vehicle will resolve problem."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"DISPLAY SCREEN FREEZES UP. DEALER RESET IT AND IT IS WORKING BETTER NOW. THEY TOLD US HONDA KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM BUT DOESN'T HAVE A FIX."

Robert F., CA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display screen starts beeping and the display changes and then changes again. This affects all the options available including the GPS music options etc. and the screen brightness keeps changing from bright to dim to off."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the display screen goes blank I have no access to my phone, radio, back up camera or navigation system. I depend on these things; especially the phone because my husband has serious heart conditions."

Merry Q., WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving the navigation screen went blank and lasted for about 15 seconds, then came back to normal."

Mark S., FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"To correct the problem the car manual was in error and not easy to follow."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display goes blank and makes a repeated loud beep"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It started to blink and beeb. When I shut the car off and restarted it, it stopped and did not come back"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"perhaps once happened from heat of direct sunlight other times not"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"Not sure why but occasionally the screen starts flickering, changing from day to night illumination even at the height of the day and then finally goes black. I stop the car and turn if off and restart and the screen will work fine."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"I have noticed the problem twice while using the navigation system. After a few minutes, the system comes back. However, the nav, system went black during a time when it was critical to make a decision."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"See above 2500+ character text."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Happened about 7 or 8 times. Resolved when taken to dealer."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This goes back to the screen freezing up. It is one of the effects of the issue with the software that the dealer says there is no "fix" for."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screens go dark. Warning lights appear. As soon as the car is slowed down when pulling over it recovers. or the car must be stopped, shut off and started again. The screens come back to normal and the warning lights are gone. Took it to Honda they said they'd have to replace the components and/or hard reset the computer system in the car. The hard reset didn't do anything. The car still has this problem. It appears this is a software defect."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen problems began within a month of leasing. Finally fixed under warranty 2 years later after disgruntled owner posted info that a fix was found but dealer and company were not forthcoming with information"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"when screen goes blank other accessories dont work eg. Heater fan and god know what else"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screen would change brightness and stay dark. Update helped but then much later happened again twice but has since been ok."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display went bonkers occasionally. First trip to dealer was a bust. later on they took it in a fixed it."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I just reconnect the cable and it goes away."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"see previous answer - screen goes blank or flashes between different screen. Fixed by Honda under warranty."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"starts flashing all screens. Have to turn ignition off, wait a few seconds, then restart the car."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen goes blank, or develops a mind of its own to begin y dancing between random screens, as if someone is leaning on the display. Most frequently when sunshine has been striking the display for a little while. Rebooting the automobile produces a modest improvement sometimes."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving long distances (usually after an hour) sometimes the screen turns completely black so you can't see the GPS anymore. Sometimes it starts flickering between day and night mode (this is in broad daylight). This seems to be a defect with the brightness sensor because the brightness control shows up. The only way to stop this is to park the car, turn it off and on again. There are videos of this issue in YouTube, so it doesn't happen to me only. I took a video of this issue myself and took it to the dealer, but they refused to do anything about it unless they could reproduce it themselves. This is a serious problem because if you depend on the GPS (Android Auto) to get somewhere, this renders it useless. This happened a lot when the car was new, but fortunately, it hasn't happened in the last few months. Maybe a there was a software fix for it."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX Unsure)

"Would blink off and on like a mind of its own. On warranty, they replaced the whole display."

Anonymous, WY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Randomly goes blank. All features seem to continue working. Some screens are available."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It's happened a couple of times, resolved itself but dealer flashed system anyway."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"MP3 player does not support playlists! (m3u files). There is no Auxiliary input jack for plugging in a personal mp3 player. Designers gave no consideration to podcasts or books on tape: no way to skip back a few seconds, no easy way to skip forward 15 minutes into a track to recover from a radio crash. Some ID3 tags are not processed properly, causing the screen to display a menu instead of any track info."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The smart phone is my biggest gripe. (1.) No one, including dealership, area Honda rep and HQ in CA has been able to explain how to successfully set up frequently called number, (2) the radio does not come on without prior switching of the Sources function, etc. It's overly complicated and dangerous if you are trying to drive and deal with all the complexities at the same time. I previously drove a company owned, i.e. mid priced, Malibu that had all the same functions and I had zero issues with using them to my satisfaction. Very cumbersome and frustrating system."

Scott C., MD (2018 Honda CR-V 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The infotainment system does not work properly. Will not connect, will go blank, tells me no device is connected when it is connected. Have been to dealer 3 times with out a resolution. Dealer and Honda are aware of the problem but have not answers. This to me is a major issue because I bought the car for these features."

F D., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Can not connect to Pandora most of the time"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was no cd I was told to get a thumb drive it didn't work 2 other Honda shops could not get it to work I had a computer fiend found 12 steps to get it to run then one shop said get MP3 players to fix it Most of the electronic stuff hard to figure out"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Hardware replacement

"Random increase/decrease of radio volume."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Harming system gets confused on its location and is unable to determine what direction you should go. I’ve uploaded two updates in the past two months with no resolution to the problem."

Rob J., KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"HondaLink problems. Keeps randomly disconnecting even when phone cord is plugges into system."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda CR-V)

"System frequently gets lost and confused. Sometimes cannot seem to find my location. Also will drive along a straight interstate highway, and the Nav will direct me to take an exit, then will loop me around back on to the same highway. No Idea why it does this. Sometimes just have to use my cell phone."

Robert H., NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apple Play connection (sometimes) seems to lower the volume of the navigation commands to inaudible. Figuring out how to fix it has taken me a few times as the UI is not set up well."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The systems tends to start automatically going back and forth and is uncontrollable. It works most of the time, but in order for the Honda dealer to do anything, I must bring it to them at the time it is going haywire, but it only does it for a short time. I did have the dealer make a note of my problem."

Joseph G., TX (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display goes crazy - flashing between day and night brightness, different screens (radio, nav), beeping. Honda is aware of the problem and is working with Panasonic to fix. My local dealer says they don't have a fix date yet."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"First problem was the display screen went wild scrolling through different screens about once a second. Then the audio screen was blank and couldn't use my radio. This was fixed by the dealer by re-loading the software. Now the GPS starts switching screens slowly by itself and giving me directions to unknown places. Dealer hasn't been able to solve problem and Honda has no solution at this time."

Richard B., NC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Temporarily went blank for 15 seconds, then returned to normal."

Mark S., FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The display screen sometimes goes haywire and turns off and on, goes blank, switches stations, etc. If I restart the car it sometimes clears up. The dealership said they are waiting on a software update but 9 months and nothing yet."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"as mentioned before, the nav. system went to black while in operation. Then came back after a few minutes."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Nav screen will start switching on its own between radio, nav or goes blank. Dealership said a fix was coming. That was over 12 months ago. Still not fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Once the navigation system caused the display to continually cycle and beep as if an input to the system was occurring. Two other times the navigation display simply froze. In both cases, I had to stop the vehicle, turn it off, wait for several minutes and restart to reboot the navigation system in order to correct the problem. In one other case, the navigation system was displaying tracks where the vehicle was supposed to have travelled -- but could not have [including over houses in my neighborhood. Had to return the nav system to factory setting to resolve this issue."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)

"When giving the GPS verbal address it keeps giving another address. Verbal instructions to the GPS is hit and miss."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The verbal instructions don't work well. The interface is complicated to use."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure Unsure)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"It is not phone pairing, but the fact that the Bluetooth microphone picks up too much background noise and the party on the other end, can't hear or understand you. This has been a problem on all of our Honda's and sounds like for other brands."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bluetooth feature was lagging when I first bought it. Then it began to work intermittently, then not at all. When I took it in, the service department was unable to fix it. The screen would sometimes go out completely, including FM radio. Apple Car Play worked for a while, then went out completely. Honda service again could not fix it, and the Honda Tech Dept. said the fix for it will not come out until September. This should be a recall issue and buyers should be aware of it. I would not have purchased it if I had known. The service department said it was an issue in ALL of their 2018 CRVs."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V)

"There is a horrible noise on the called end of in car calls placed on road at 30 mph and above."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Unable to use two separate phones in the car"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Not hard to pair the phone but it doesn't hold the paring, randomly dropping a phone which then has to be repaired."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"pairs with and then removes my flip phone"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The salesperson was unable to pair the phone. She just gave up."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V LX Unsure)

"The problem is that the smart phone interface connects incredibly easily to Any Apple device. This is very awkward because I use Android. I found myself listening to my girlfriend struggling to complete a phone call while following behind me. My dashboard had connected to her Apple phone without intervention or confirmation from inside the car behind me. I just teach passengers with Apple devices how to turn off Bluetooth when riding with me. The dashboard is so promiscuous for Apple devices that, as an Android user, it is simultaneously embarrassing and infuriating."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bluetooth stop functioning"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"too complicated. I don't know how to set it up."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure Unsure)
Radio

"Horrible user interface that requires looking away from the road. Poor sound, Poor reception. Very hard to program. No CD player. Poor links to external electronics like a portable CD player. I intend to replace it with an aftermarket radio that includes a CD player."

David C., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Problem affected only SIRUSXM. I took it to the dealer and they were able to fix it by simply changing a setting."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The satellite radio bean not working properly anf the entire system was replaced at no charge"

George H., NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"station tuner"

Ronald S., OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio screen freezes up when starting the car in an area (garage, etc.) where the antenna does not have access to the sky (SiriusXm). You have to wait until you are away from roof overhangs and then turnoff and turn on the radio to get a clear screen. Dealer says he has no fix to issue."

Rob J., KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"on 2 occasions the volume would not respond, on the 2nd the radio would not turn back on after we turned it off, trying to reset the radio. The radio did work fine after the car was turned off and turned on again."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"About 1 out of every 5 times I turn on the radio it does not show the station and some of those times it will not allow me to change between channels."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"poor reception had it in to dealer 3 times antenna was replaced better but still not as good as previous vehicles I've had"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I would choose most in-car electronics if available because controls are complicated, inconvenient, and unsafe because the distract from the driver's attention. They are poorly designed and even dealership folks aren't really competent in explaining their operation."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Buttons do not accept touch easily. Screen goes blank. Text & emails on screen are a pain in the neck."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"would not stay on channel"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Please see previous answer about all of the warning lights and safety alerts."

Catherine M., WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"My CRV was plagued by SEVERE oil dilution and also had NO heat. I have no idea why, nor does Honda. The vehicle is a piece of garbage and Honda refuses to admit there is a problem. Claiming the engine rapping, severe gasoline fumes in the cabin, the oil dilution and having no heat is all operating as designed and refused to fix it. In fear for my life and safety I got rid of the vehicle. You guys need to stop giving this dangerous car such good ratings you are helping Honda continue to sell them and no incentive to fix them because so many car buyers, myself included take your advice on what to buy. Now I do not trust you OR Honda."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver assistance features stopped working. Software update fixed the problem. No problems since."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After being out of town for 3 months, I returned to a car that had gone crazy. Every warning light imaginable was flashing. I received alerts that multiple systems were not working and that I should not drive the car at all. I took it to the dealer, assuming that they could just reset the idiot lights and I could go on my way. They said they had to inspect each and every one of those warning lights before they could reset them. Then they called and said there was a problem with the transmission. They had to order a part. They had the car for a week before I could get it back. Since I have a vacation home in another state, I will be letting this car sit for a couple months every year. If this happens again when I return, I will probably get rid of this one. What a frustrating problem!"

Catherine M., WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Ck engine light appears intermittently. Honda service clears. What a pain in the butt!!"

George A., IL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I took my car to the local Honda dealer. They checked it out and called HONDA. They were told this is a software problem and they are working to correct it. That was 6 months ago and they have not contacted me with an update of the software or a software fix. When it acts up I lose the radio, phone, back up camera and navigation system. This is not good when traveling. I want it fixed!"

Merry Q., WA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"These fixes were supposed to take care of the electronic issues - voice command, carplay, car settings and they continue to not function properly relative to other vehicles I have owned"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a recall for an issue with gas leaking into the oil when the engine warms up in very cold weather areas. Did update but how am I to know if it already happened. Honda dealer says no."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Speakers

"bluetooth is horrible. the speaker is behind the glove box and the faster I go the more noise the person I'm trying to talk with hears. Honda says they are aware but there is no fix. Very aggravating !!!"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)
Steering wheel controls

"when the radio locked up, both time using the wheel controls did not work to control the volume."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Bluetooth feature was lagging when I first bought it. Then it began to work intermittently, then not at all. When I took it in, the service department was unable to fix it. The screen would sometimes go out completely, including FM radio. The Handsfree phone feature does not work. No voice commands work. Honda service again could not fix it, and the Honda Tech Dept. said the fix for it will not come out until September. This should be a recall issue and buyers should be aware of it. I would not have purchased it if I had known. The service department said it was an issue in ALL of their 2018 CRVs. They claim it is because the phone keeps updating and the car can't keep up with the updates. This is an unacceptable answer. Do not install features that will not be reliable."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The voice command feature is almost worthless. When you give it a command, you never know what it will do. This system is very frustrating because you ask for a person's number, ie; jill's number and you won't get that number but maybe a random 800 number. It is a waste of time and I generally pull over to the side of the road to find numbers to "hands free" talk to when I am traveling."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ask it to phone a specific name list appears with name on it asking me again which number to the name I want Should dial name mentioned when there isn't another name even close to the requested one on the list Sometimes doesn't dial at all"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"I waited four months for an appointment of a recall. Recall updated the a/c software and change motor oil. Refused to change the oil filter with the motor oil. The oriental recall is included the a/c control unit replacement. Dealer saved money and refused to replace the a/c unit and oil filter."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leak in compressor"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C took too long to cool down the car in the summer."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC stopped working. Honda fixed it as a warranty repair. There was no charge to me."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"compressor failed. replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Same as my description of the refrigerant leak."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needed to replace compressor-it was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cold air stopped working."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C inoperative during hottest time in Georgia...after several complaints Dealer told us to go away"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Compressor failed at 42000. would not cover on warranty, (3/36000) have been unable to get a response from Honda customer service."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/c stopped working and in Arizona you notice it immediately. Took it to Honda and they replaced the compressor and evaporator under warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"It seems like you have to turn the blower on high to actually feel the cabin cool down."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Stopped cooling on three separate occasions. Problem started within 300 miles of getting car delivered. Dealer had to contact Honda engineers to figure it out. Finally fixed it."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Climate control system was reprogrammed with no explanation of what problem was addressed. May have been related to previously described engine control system or may have been separate problem. Warranty repair at no cost to owner."

Anonymous, MT (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In northern Mn the CRV does not provide any heat when it’s cold unless you’re on the highway . When you come to a stop light it blows out cold air. No warm up on cold days no matter how long it idles to warm the interior. It’s the same with all CRVs not just ours. dealership says nothing they can do about it. Please tell other people in far northern areas that the car won’t heat up unless you’re on the hiway google it you’ll read about hundreds of people freezing on cold winter days"

Bradley S., (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"twice the car lost total power and had to be towed to the dealer. the first time they said it was battery and sencond they replaced the battery the ac stopped working within a year of my lease"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2nd year in a row, the AC blower completely stopped working. The first one lasted 12 months. The second one lasted 12 months. Blower output for both units started to degrade after only 6 months until they completely stopped blowing at 12 months."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"Honda replaced this as well at 18k miles"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"Car would take an unusually long time to heat up."

Helene M., NJ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1/3/19 Honda did a software update to my car, and I lost heat in the vehicle that day. Honda lied repeatedly and told me that the vehicle was operating as designed. I had thermometers through out my car, back seat would get to about 30 degrees after a 45 minute drive, the front seats about 50-60 degrees after 45 minute drive. Honda refused to explain why I Had great heat before and after the update I had no heat. They told me before the update my car was broken, and now it was operating as designed."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"November 2018 Recall: In cold weather conditions, heater slow to produce heat. Installed climate control unit and completed software updates. Changed the oil."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Heat was insufficient for the first 20 min of use each time it was activated. I got a letter from Honda stating that the company was aware and it was fixed."

Jacqueline S., MN (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I live in Iowa. I have a 2018 Honda CRV EXL with the 1.5 Turbo engine. This engine refuses to produce heat in the cold months. I mean nothing for at least 10 miles of driving. This is a safety hazard. I was driving home in a blizzard and when the car is idling, as you do in a blizzard, completely no heat. You must be going at a highway speed in the winter to generate any heat."

David E., IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The turo engine does not allow the heater to product heat in the cabin until you drive 1-2 miles. The windshield defroster is not working, this not good in the winter in MI, and if foggy- can not remove interior fog on glass! Honda knows of the problem yet sold the vehicles. Some engine have gas in the oil, so you have to check oil levels, which raise to high which can cause engine damage."

Warren W., MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine will not heat up so cabin does not heat up. Have ran this vehicle as long as one hour to get cabin warm to no event Honda claims this to be normal."

Gerald S., (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"No heat in cold weather. All 1.5 l turbo Honda vehicles since 2016 have this problem. Honda dealership agrees it's a problem. Honda cannot/ will not fix it. I have hired a lawyer and am suing Honda under lemmon law."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This vehicle has virtually no heat in the winter. Ive never experienced anything like it. I live in Iowa and 6 months out of the year are cold. This heater is totally unacceptable and a deal breaker if you live in a cold climate."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At first confusing to figure out"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The heating system is the only problem we have experienced so far with our Honda. It has been less than adequate since the day we bought it. After contacting the dealership we were told it was just a design issue of the car. It takes quite awhile to heat up in the cold temperatures and it doesn't have the heat output that our current/past vehicles have had. This includes our three previous mini vans, so the size of the interior of the car is not the issue. During our Michigan winters a good heating system is essential in our vehicles."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX Unsure)
Refrigerant leaks

"Only had car for a few months- yet ac was low on coolent-if that is the correct word"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning stopped cooling. When I took it to the dealer, they check the refrigerant. The concluded that it was out of refrigerant. They refilled but could not explain to me why it was out of refrigerant."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC started blowing warm air in August. Local mechanic found a leak in a compressor seal. Toyota fixed it, but didn't pay for my local mechanic costs."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The CRV's air-conditioning system quit producing cool air about 13 months after we purchased the car. We took the CRV into Hall Honda for repair. The service department indicated the CRV's air-conditioning system was low on Freon and consequently charge the system. I asked service manager if they checked the system for leaks and indicate it was obviously a problem coming off the factory line and then only need a Freon charge. How do you late I'm having the same problem very dissatisfied with Hall Honda service department."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C was not very cold. Took to dealer and they replaced a leaking fixture and recharged the system."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Condensation in headlights"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drain tube for sun roof came apart leaked inside roof liner"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I keep checking that windows are completely closed.Water after car wash under the seals."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drain tube for sun roof leaked came apart dealer fixed it no problem now"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"moon roof leaks when going thru car wash"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V)

"When it's wet out and you open the driver's door, 3 or 4 drops of water come down on you every time from the same spot. I've had it in the service Dept several times and even involved the service manager. My previous C-RV did it also, I think it's a design flaw."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"The cabin is noisy!! Please alert new buyers to test drive the car on the highway before purchasing!! The constant drone of the engine, the diesel-like sound upon acceleration, and the incredible wind noise are VERY irritating."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a rattle in the driver's door. I took it in once and they were unable to locate it. I will take it in again when the noise gets a bit worse"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It idle it sounds like a rattle somewhere near the engine that you can hear while in the car. It goes away when you start to accelerate."

Aaron W., UT (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rattle noise where the info system is, they put more padding between the screen and the dash"

Daniel R., CO (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After driving the vehicle and I turn it off, the engine makes a squeaking sound that get slower and slower and then stops."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front dash has had a rattle that's very annoying. I have asked the dealership to fix it multiple times, but they have not been successful. It appears to be a lose glovebox."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front dash rattles when engine is cold and vibrating more. Developed after about 10,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car is noisy and you completely experience the road and not in a good way."

John H., FL (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Gas pedal squeaks a lot"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

"I had a rattle in the drivers side door. I took it in 3 times and the dealer could not find any issues. The 4th time I brought it in the mechanic took a ride with me and heard the rattle. They took the door panel off and found that the window glass was rattling and spacers were put in and that resolved the problem. It took a little over a year before the problem was corrected."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Whenever I move the front seat automatically into position...up or down, a squealing noise starts. I had it fixed under warranty but it srarted up again. Thus gappens when I'm not sitting on tge seat."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front seats have a design flaw that caused squeaks & creaking sound. Dealer was aware of issue. Had drivers seat rebuilt & now it is squealing again."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noise rattle in front portion of car; loose connections top of shock absorber."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"I have had the car for about 6 months. From the start there was a slight noise at around 70MPH at the windshield edges. In the last several months it has developed a whistle by the left side mirror at around 30-40MPH. Folding the mirror in seems to stop the whistle, but of course I don't want to drive it like that."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is wind noise around the window not sure from where and noise from engine"

Beaufort H., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The road noise is felt throughout the car. I wish I had bought a BMW or Subaru which has less noise. On long trips, the noise adds to the fatigue of driving. Noise is caused largely by the tires rolling on the road."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very noise car."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A lot of wind noise and road noise. Recalled updating A/C software. Antifreeze mixed into the motor oil. Motor oil was changed. But, the dealer refused to replace the oil filter. What's a bump. Recalled on misfired on the cylinder. 2018 CRV had two major recalls already. So, I will consider buying a different brand in the next purchase."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front windows wind noise, worked on they said but did little difference"

Beaufort H., NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The 2018 is the same as the 2014. There is significant road noise at highway speeds."

Ralph D., WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"road noise"

Nat C., NV (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Doors are not sealed very well"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Maddening wind noise from passenger door. It's not a particularly quiet car, but this was another order of things. The real problem was a dismissive and condescending (and probably sexist) dealer to whom we had to bring the car back again and again. And again. Multiple failed attempts to diagnose and/or repair the problem. Eventually someone figured out there was a misshaped piece of trim that needed replacing. They replaced it and problem solved."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After purchasing the cabin noise was excessive and took to dealer, never was satisfied. Was told it was tires, the tires had very little tread missing but, replaced the tires and still didn't fix the problem."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I can hear road noise a lot on most road surfaces from underneath. Unless the pavement is like new. Can also hear what sounds like wind from the passenger side windows."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"conversation over 55 MPH requires I use hearing aids or I cannot usually understand my wife as we travel interstates from NH to FL and back and other trips at hi-way speeds."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"it burned out because of the fuel in the oil as I was told there was only 2000 miles on the car when it happened"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Radar powering the sensors are easily and frequently disabled during snow and ice related weather."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car automatically engaged ABS due to forward collision monitoring. The problem was no one/nothing was in front of me, but the ABS activated and I went from 43 mph to a complete stop in a matter of seconds. It was like sustaining a whiplash injury without any contact."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At approximately 1,300 miles, the forward camera system failed causing all of the noted problems. Dealership performed a software update and calibration of the camera. The problem has not returned in the 1,000+ miles since."

James H., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system brakes aggressively when a car in the adjacent lane is too close; it has also flashed a warning at me when I was going around a curve, and braked when I was leaving the highway in a deceleration lane. It has difficulty determining lane markings in inclement weather, which may also trigger the system."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The lane departure warning will sometimes bump me the opposite direction from what it should, i.e. into the lane marker. I once swerved away from the lane marker to avoid a pothole and the system was triggered and pushed me back towards both the lane marker and the pothole."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The cruise control stops working periodically. It is usually when it is raining or snowing. We clean off all of the sensors but it still fails to work. We've taken it in and the shop can't duplicate the conditions. They try to help but can't."

Tracy K., MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It seems to apply inconsistently. Therefore, I don't trust it."

Scott C., MD (2018 Honda CR-V 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Flashing Brake Light stay on all the time along with the warning ABS Light stay on all the time. There is a Hesitations when stepping on the gas.!!"

Robert L., PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is not enabled by default."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I was approaching a wide load semi while on cruise control and as I signaled a lane change to pass, the entire cruise control system went off, warning lights came on and possible braking problem was indicated. Car remained operable but cruise control was inoperable and warning lights did not go off. Had to drive to nearest dealer."

Gary L., AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car routinely warns about a lane departure when in fact the car is being driven appropriately. It appears that cracks or seams in the road confuse it. It was quite distracting to the driver, who had to learn to ignore a visual and tactile signal take exit 41."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It keeps going off and has to be reset."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will cause a warning when nothing is there both on straight roads and especially going around a curve with a car coming from the opposite direction."

J R., DE (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Sees lines that are not lines, like tar strips and has caused the car to actually try and steer into the adjacent lane"

J R., DE (2018 Honda CR-V)

"It has detected a vehicle in a different lane while going around a curve. Does not happen often but has happened more than once"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V)

"First time this happened it was only lightly snowing the second time it was in heavier snow. The vehicle gives you a warning that the lane assistance is not working."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The system would periodically warn about a lane departure which in fact was not happening, because it saw a seam in the road as a road guideline. This was very distracting to the driver, who had to learn to ignore a visual and tactile warning."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving on interstate highway with no other traffic near by the alarm came on and applied brakes for no apparent reason. Also had service engine immediately light come on twice before Honda recall has seemed to fix that problem."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving on highway in snow the entire front grill froze over w/2 in. snow/ice causing all systems to not function. Never had anycar collect snow and ice on grill as this one. Poor design."

Julie B., NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"twice I encountered sudden acceleration when the cruise control was when i slowed down to change lanes. the system should only re-engage when i press a steering wheel button, and I hadn't pressed anything"

William H., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sensor, which is located just above the front bumper, became covered with slush during winter driving effectively causing this system to quit operating until the sensor was wiped clean. I could still drive the car but without cruise control."

Richard J., NY (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The front camera that assists with ACC, Lane departure etc. malfunctioned within 3 months of buying the car. New part had to be ordered. It took several weeks. Meanwhile the dashboard kept warning me that the system wasn't working, interfering with regular dashboard displays. The car was functional, but the continual warning was distracting. Part was replaced under warranty and seems to be working fine now."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Front camera became defective and gave false warnings. The camera had to be replaced."

Sean S., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"all of the problems stemmed from the front camera not working. Every time I turned on the car I got errors on all of the features. I could still drive but none of the safety features worked"

Francine C., WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Passenger seat airbag repeatedly fails to arm due to sensor not correctly acknowledging adult passenger currently seated in the seat."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The blind spot warning sound went off repeatedly on a multilane highway, even though we were not trying to change lanes at any point. It was extremely distracting to the driver, and potentially dangerous."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Radar sensor in the grille got broken."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sensor activated brakes when nothing was around the car. Suspect faulty sensor but dealer was not able to find any problem. This has happened over twenty times since we got the car."

Duane F., CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When you lose cruise control you lose all of the functions listed. Driving any appreciable distance is tiring and difficult when for years you have had non- compromised cruise control"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bad electrical connection"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"When removing the car charger, the power plug fell apart. Fixed at no charge at the Honda dealership"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"alarm would sound periodically with noone near even in my garage. problem not found."

Nicholas M., (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Body control module

"Less than a week after purchase the car had to be towed to the dealer and the computer replaced Otherwise it is excellent"

Diana W., FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All the windows would roll down and the lights would flash. Also it would not start up when the engine start button was pressed. We would need to try a few times"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"2 weeks after purchase I could not close the sun roof all the way. Took it in and they said the module that controls the sun roof lost the software and had to be reprogramed. Haven't had an issue with it since being reprogramed. Car had a recall for the main control module update to fix issue with cold weather issue with engine may leak gas into the oil because of engine warmup."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Cruise control

"The collision avoidance camera system that is part of the safety system became focused on the toll transponder, and stopped focusing forward, causing the cruise control and safety systems to stop working. It was resolved under warranty, because there was no warning about placing the toll transponder causing a problem if placed under the rear view mirror, but the dealer tried to charge me for the repair. I had to firmly stand my ground with the dealership, and the di repair under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"does not engage"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Periodically, the gauges - such as the compass -fail to work. They just continuously scroll through the options."

Tracy K., MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The blind spot warning went off repeatedly and at one point nearly constantly during a drive in a multilane road where we were NOT attempting to change lanes. It was extremely distracting and potentially dangerous, as the driver had to keep looking to see what hazard was present. The visual display screen periodically with change with no input to a different screen and requested information. During a drive, this was very distracting. No source could be found for this malfunction."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Temperature gauge bounces around going from cold to hot when the engine is cold. Once the engine warms up the gauge works fine. The dealer replaced the gauge yet the problem remains. Car has an electrical short that causes various devices to malfunction."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"Headlights do not seem bright enough. Had headlights adjusted twice (thinking aim is too high or too low, then reset back to 'factory settings. However still need to use bright lights for safe driving at night in many circumstances."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Issues with auto-high beams (not accurately sensing darkness and triggering automatic high-beam activation)."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Auto Dimming feature did not work from day one -- selling dealer was clueless - three visits, no resolution -- Different dealer - fixed in 2 minutes - stated known issue - service bulletin issued - selling dealer installed fuse improperly (with car on during dealer prep) just needed reboot of that module."

Anonymous, DE (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seats are heat only, no cooling, but seats get hot when they're not even turned on and there is no rhyme nor reason to when it happens. I've had it in the shop twice and it's still not fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure Unsure)
Interior lights

"Computer screen going blank raimdenly."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)
Keyless entry

"I hate the keyless entry. I miss having a key. I enjoy listening to the radio by moving to an accessory mode. This seems to be an option that is not easily available or thought out. Yes, there is a way to run the radio, but one has to then cycle through turning on the vehicle, or so it seems. I have gone to settings but I don't have five hours to read every possible setting. I just want to be able to have a driveway moment without having to turn the car partially on, and to get out of accessory mode, it seems that I have to turn on the car, although it might be that the real way to just use the radio is hidden in the one of the settings options. I want a 2004 option. A second issue, perhaps of interest to only bank robbers, spies, and amateur astronomers is that there seems to be no way to have NO lights go on when I get into the car. It seems to want to greet me. After my eyes have dark adapted to looking at stars, I want the car to be lightless, it doesn't need to have a cutsie Honda greeting or outside lights to go on, I don't want it to beep, but mainly, I want the car to be dark, totally. Let me get in with no lights, anyplace going on. Very annoying to this aging amateur astronomer. Actually, if I had known about this concern, I would have never bought the vehicle, although my wife would. A third upset is that we can not figure out how to leave the crv unlocked when it is in our garage. Again, probably some easy fix, but again, I have to go through settings and more settings and even more settings and I haven't found how to do that seemingly simple task."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Fault in keyless entry system caused all windows and sunroof to default to fully or partially open position without intervention on the part of the owner. That is, at random times, the vehicle in a parked position in a parking lot would be found with windows and sunroof open. Honda service personnel attributed fault to key fob being jostled in owners pocket, however, owner could at no time replicate such fault!!"

Noel F., ON (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had parked my car in the driveway with the windows and sunroof fully closed. I decided to park the car in my garage, since I had no plans to go anywhere the rest of the day and it was raining. I came out to find all four windows were partially open and the sunroof was also partially open. I have no idea how this happened, although I have researched online and found that other 2018 Honda CR-V owners have also experienced this problem. I have not been able to duplicate the button sequence on the keyless fob, but I have not experienced this problem since the first time."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Automatic locking when exiting the vehicle usually doesn't work."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Since vehicle purchased vehicle doesn't register the doors are closed when leaving the vehicle. beeps that doors are not closed. opening and closes any door will allow the system to autolock. Manufacturer is aware of the problem and has a prewritten statement to try and make the owner believe this is normal. Single occupant leaving vehicle gets beeps, opening and closing any door other than the door just exited will reset the system and autolock correctly. Honda doesn't want to acknowledge problem."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Remote engine starter

"does not work"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"My tire pressure monitor warns me falsely that my tire pressure is low. Once it warns me, I can't turn off the warning light. I have taken it many times to my Honda Dealer who said they "fixed" the problem and reset the warning light. Within a few months the problem reoccurs. I know my tire pressure is correct because I have two very reliable truck tire pressure gauges that I use to check the tires before driving the SUV in the morning. The Honda dealer often does not write the problem on the service ticket that goes to Honda for review."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We were driving through busy city traffic when the tire pressure light came on. We finally saw a tire store so exited the highway and had the pressure checked. Nothing was very low. Then we couldn't figure out how to turn the warning light off and had to Google it to find out. Very annoying."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Appears to be electrical as all the dash showed the following: break failure road departure mitigation system problem adaptive cruise control problem collision mitigation system problem"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Twice we have had a total electrical failure while the car was off. When we approached the car nothing worked. No lights, nothing worked; total electrical failure. A jump start returned everything to normal working order. The dealer could not find any cause for the failure."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"display continuosly cycled thru all warning lights while I was driving.Cruise control could not be selected. Once I returned home I shut the car OFF and then restarted it. The problem disappeared and had not occured again in the past 3 months. Dealer diagonstics showed no problems."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Flashing lights warning, Fuel injector needed at 38,000 miles, Constant issues electrical, I got fed up with the car I no longer own it I have a Toyota now 2016 highlander. Other than those issues I love the car very comfortable drove great. Great gas mileage. I actually may even consider at 2020 or 21 if all the issues have been resolved that is."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The driver assist warning came on while passing a truck on the interstate. I couldn't find exactly what the light meant or if it was serious. We had to find a Honda dealer in the next city we came to. It turned out to be basically nothing but we had to turn the car off and on again to get the light to reset. A real bother!"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tire inflation light has gone off and must be reset by the dealer service team. I have checked and even added air to my tires to try and get the light to go off without a service visit."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"It had to be towed in, due to computer indicating that there was a serious problem with about 10 items, brakes, accelerator, engine, safety devices, etc."

Robert T., OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"one month after car purchase the engine stalled and shut down while driving at slow speed. Restarted the car by pressing the engine start button and was able to resume driving. Have not had this problem again."

Gary P., DE (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"gas getting into oil. causing high oil level and increased wear"

John Q., OR (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Possible problem with fuel injection and ignition of gasoline in cylinder resulting in unburned gasoline leaking into engine lubricating oil . Resolved with reprogramming of engine control system. Reprogramming done on car but no indication of problem was found. Warranty repair at no cost."

Anonymous, MT (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a recall to reprogram the engine computer to avoid issues with getting fuel into the oil."

Scott G., PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Information on the computer not responding"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The computer was not regulating the fuel correctly. This caused fuel in the oil. This was a national recall to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel leaks

"In 2200 miles, about a quart of gasoline leaked into the oil. Known issue in China, where CRV sales were halted for 3 months, until a solution were devised. Honda US is dragging their feet, feigning ignorance. Dealer will be replacing oil for me, every thousand miles or so. I may pursue under Lemon Law."

R H., DE (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"First oil changecat 1700 km. Gas in oil. Oil level high."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil level rises far above the full mark. Oil is being diluted with gasoline. Have taken it to dealer several times, and had a recall solution done to car. But still gas in oil. But only happens in very cold weather. Now spring is here, problem no longer evident."

Robert H., NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel leaking into oil. Oil diluted by fuel. Caused overfill. Recall that they didn't notify us about. However, when we took it in, they had pre-packaged information and extended warranty documents. No problem since we took it in except oil was overfilled. That my husband drained to the correct level. It has only been about a month since it was taken in. We are keeping a close watch on oil."

Anonymous, MS (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel leaking into oil"

Anonymous, BC (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gasoline leaking into engine oil. Engine oil smells like gasoline."

Terry W., WI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel was getting into the crank case and mixing with the oil"

Julie O., WA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel getting into and mixing with oil. Over full dipst"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fuel leaks into the oil and dilutes the oil, need to change oil more often. Oil and gasoline in pnan exceed normal level of oil."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel is leaking into the engine, contaminating the engine oil. Honda won't do a thing about it"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had a recall for gas leaking into the oil pan. The oil level became higher, over the "line" on the dipstick."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"After oil change, levels were indicating oil was overfilled. Upon research discovered an extended warranty now to cover possible fuel getting into the oil. No problems yet and hoping the oil was truly an overfill and not a leak from the fuel compartment."

Anonymous, ID (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Did not know there was a problem till we took back to dealer for first oil change"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We experienced the now common phenomenon of the oil level rise during winter. the car dealer changed the oil for free and installed the Honda Fix s"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel leaking into the Oil system exposing the internal seals and pistons to scoring. Recalled......Honda extended the engine warranty.... hopefully it does not affect resale value... some talk that it has already."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"No oil leaks..just gas getting into oil so it drips quickly off the dipstick when I check it..very diluted.."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"The filler tube check valve came apart and made it very difficult to insert the gas pump nozzle into the tube. The problem was handled under warranty only because I have an extended warranty. Part were not available so I had to make a second trip to get the problem corrected. Since Honda has eliminated the filler cap, any problem inside the filler tube should be an unconditional warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Poor fit on some body components. Hood misaligned. Some loose mouldings."

James R., TX (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The trim around the left front wheel well just came off"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V)

"The undercar shield fell off in the front (bolts failed) while driving on the highway causing it to bend back and down."

Krista W., FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front grill trill pulled loose and required two visits to repair. Under Warr"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver's side window trim was loose."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bottom molding on drivers door is loose - broken clips - selling dealer claims that is not a warranty issue -- normal wear and tear (at the time 18 months - 9,000 miles)"

Anonymous, DE (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The "spoiler" that comes installed as part of the vehicle was torn off in the car wash. It was loose when I took it to the car wash, but didn't realize it. Design is such that this can happen without much pressure."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim was reacting to the heat and curling up to the point of falling off the car...our complaints were not satisfied and we were told to go away"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In the winter the driver side door trim hangs down so low and it stuck to ice and pulled away from car."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer resolved"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"ACCIDENT REPAIR RESULTED IN A LOOSE FRONT GRILL DECORATION"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Please See the rear hatch back issue discussed earlier."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Slighest tap from another car, e.g., car doorof next car touching mine, and paint flakes off."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During installation of illuminated door sills the dealer scratched the paint requiring the entire door sill to be repainted."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Within 3 months of purchase, the hood, doors, sidebars to roof, all experienced chips, despite driving on US Highways--no rocky roads, no memory of debris hitting the car while in operation. I have a 2002 Tahoe that has NEVER shown chipped paint! Very disappointed in the quality of the paint."

Holly S., NC (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Paint easily chipped and appears to be paper thin unlike other vehicles I have owns."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The black trim looked faded within the first year."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"same as my 2014"

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"discoloration on faux metal on outside of vehicle, fading paint"

Anonymous, AE (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Two of the chips on the hood immediately began showing rust."

Holly S., NC (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Purge valve"

Dave Y., PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display reported a problem with the emission control system although vehicle continued to operate normally. Dealer investigated problem and contacted Honda engineering. No specific problem was diagnosed, warning was cleared and has not reappeared."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The check engine light has come on, and "Emission System Problem" appears. The car is scheduled to be seen tomorrow. barely 2 years old. Honda used to make good cars, but this car has one defect after another. Not like the other hondas we own"

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel injection system

"2018 Honda CR-V EX-L I have fuel getting into the crankcase, enough fuel to cause high oil levels and the oil smelling like gas. I took it into Honda and they changed the oil, and told me to have the oil changed again in only 2000 miles. That was at about 8000 miles, the maintance minder was showing the oil life at 40% when I brought it in. The oil had been previously changed at about 2500 miles. The high oil level was noticed after a trip from Florida to Wisconsin. I now have 9000 miles on the CR-V and it already has a high oil level and can smell some gas, not as high a level as before, but it’s only after 1000 miles. The oil level was high when I took it into Honda at 8000 miles. And they were aware of the problem, in the CR-V’s, but didn’t offer any solutions. They changed the oil, drained it and refilled it a second time to make sure all the fuel was out of the crankcase. They told me to bring it back and change the oil again at 10,000 miles. They did not charge me for the oil change. I have checked on the internet and found the same problem was happening in China with fuel getting into the crankcase and they are recalling 350,000 CR-V’s. I also found on the internet, other people complaining of the same problem. Honda told me there are no present recalls or solutions for the problem. In the Honda CR -V handbook, it states that damage can be done to the engine if the oil level is high. So I am not happy with Honda’s response, I will be taking it back for service as soon as possible, but I do live about 60 miles from the dealer, and need to schedule a whole day around the oil change. I would be happy to discuss the issue further if some wants to contact me. dczman@hotmail.com or 920-868-1154. My name is Don."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"gas getting into oil. causing high oil level"

John Q., OR (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fuel is getting in engine oil somehow,diluting it.can smell fuel around vehicle,"

Doug C., ON (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel is leaking into the crankcase causing the oil level to rise way above the full mark. Oil becomes diluted and smells of gasoline. Oil analysis shows 8% fuel and high metal content after only 700 miles of driving. Oil level increased by .75L in same period. Honda engineers claim that is normal for that engine and have no plans for resolution. Fuel smell becomes evident inside vehicle when oil level gets about 1/2 inch above full mark on dipstick. Arbitration through NCDS was a waste of time. Time for NHTSA to get involved before gasoline vapors cause injuries or fires. CR needs to research the issue before they give any more glowing reports on the CR-V."

Richard S., IL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"They recalled and repaired car for faulty gas/oil mix. Also, the engine gives off a whining sound when changing speeds."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The fuel leak thru the cyclinder and in to the oil then it fills up with gas over time then it had burnout the cadlidic converter as I was told ,this is a comon thing in 2018 CRV with the honda dream engine and they tryed to fix it and it did the same thing over and over again ,tryed to get them to take the CRV back but they said no ,there is a Court case coming up in MN Court on July 31 2020 at 10amin the St Paul Federal Court house Court room 3A Located at 316 Roberts Street St Paul MN 55101"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel dilution of engine oil. Took 4 months of my dealers service department insisting this was the same as the recall and finally Honda relented and agreed to supply the kit to fix it and extended my warranty to 6 yrs. Seems to be alright, however any direct injection turbocharged engine will incur some fuel contamination of their oil if not brought up to temperature each time operated."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"this car has problems with fuel contamination in the oil"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel in gas. Oil dipstick shows overfill levels when air temperature is cold. Usually about 20mm or more above full. Honda says "car is performing as designed""

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apparently the recal was for fuel going into the oil pan"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel in the oil does not evaporate quickly in cold climates"

Anonymous, MT (2018 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel gets into the oil pan and causes oil dilution with gasoline and a slight overfill reading on the dipstick"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"3 times we have found the fuel pump running long after (hours)the car had been turned off. Honda service told us this was normal. Really!?"

Brad H., PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Blow-by causing gas to mix with oil and increasing oil level, even though we live in California and only drive it medium to long distance."

Evan N., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo engine cause oil dilution. Oil constantly 1 quart overfilled and Honda refuses to fix or provide an extended warranty. Extended warranty given in Canada and China for same issue."

William S., SC (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gas infiltration into the oil because of turbo engine design"

Robert H., MO (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gas leaks from cylinders into oil. Honda's fix has not worked. Honda now says that under our drying conditions, short drives in cold weather, there is no fix. That means that after driving approximately 400 miles there will be about a quart of gas diluting our oil."

Anonymous, AK (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gasoline gets mixed with the oil resulting in gasoline fumes being detected in the passenger compartment. CR knows about this problem. Honda will on,y fix it for cars in cold climates where stalling results. Gasoline fumes are a known carcinogen. It is a health issue!"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Since we purchased the Honda CRV –EX in Omaha, NE on 11-24-18 we discovered an article in the February 2019 Consumer reports Magazine (on page 51) that reported CR-V Engine Trouble regarding 2017 or 2018 Honda CR-V with a 1.5 liter turbo engine. It said to “watch you oil level. Dozens of CR-V owners have reported to Consumer Reports and NHTSA that gasoline has been seeping into their car’s oil system, a potentially serious problem. .Had we seen this Consumer reports article before November 24, 2018, we would never have considered a Honda CR-V, and would still be happily driving our 2014 Toyota Camry GLE with only 38,000 miles with no issues in 4 years. On 1-10-19 after we first saw this Consumer reports article on “Honda CR-V with a 1.5 liter turbo engine trouble, we stopped in to O’Daniel Honda and talked to a lady in the service department, to see if our CR-V was in the recall. She looked up the VIN and said that it was not under the recall, and that the update must have been made when it was manufactured. 3-27-19 We took the CR-V in for Concern of: fuel smell on passenger side of car at times it is really bad. Engine oil is very black for only 2266 miles. 3-28-19 Cause: has gas mixture in oil, Honda service person called Honda tech line they stated it was normal operation”. Correction: Honda Dealer to take care of oil and filter change. 4-15-19 We checked oil dipstick on CR-V and it seemed black for only 1,000 miles since last oil change. Dealer recommended oil and filter change and we did that at our expense this time. Honda care line again responded it was normal operation.. 4-24-19 emailed service manager at Honda dealer asking Is it normal for a 2018 Honda CR-V with a 1.5 liter turbo engine to have gasoline in the oil? Consumer reports and the NHTSA don’t think so, and neither do I. What can you do to help me get this warranty issue resolved with Honda?” Service Manager forwarded detailed email of our 2018 Honda CRV issues with gasoline in oil to his District manger. Still waiting for a response. HONDA NEEDS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF GASOLINE SEEPING INTO THE OIL ON THE 2018 Honda CR-V with a 1.5 liter turbo engine, RECALL IT AND FIX THE PROBLEM!!! As of 5-7-19 no response from Honda and we have another 800 miles on the CRV and the oil level is above full on the dipstick and oil color is dark. We just have 4,000 miles on our new Honda CRV since new, and probably need to change the oil; for the third time. We continue to have the dealer change the oil and replace it with synthetic oil."

Anonymous, NE (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gas mixing with oil"

Anonymous, KY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Gasoline was leaking into the oil. We contacted American Honda and the dealership about the issue. We believe the issue has been addressed. This issue happened within the last week."

John C., TX (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil dilution. Strong smell of gas in the oil. Will probably lead to major engine repair around 30,000 miles. Do not plan to keep the car. Consumer Reports has both recommended and not recommended this car. Disappointed in CR."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall on possible oil going into turbo engine. Got an software update that solved issue"

Ralph L., NB (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"for every 2500 miles the engine oil is over filled with gas mixing in the oil over a half inch on the dip stick/not good for engine/had a software update in November of 2018 did not help. Honda now say this is normal.this much gas in oil will ruin the engine .i have to get oil changed every 2500 miles .very disgusted with Honda must think we are really stupid that this much gas in oil is normal.i was a auto mechanic for many years.The CRV is a great car i would buy another one if they fix the engine /if they don't fix the gas getting into oil i will never buy a another Honda very disgusted / also get the smell of gas occasionally in cabin of vehicle /Tom K"

Thomas K., WI (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leaks gasoline into Oil Which turns oil brown and adds oil to engine"

Harry S., NC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car had 2600 miles and i kept smelling fuel fumes. I went check the oil and it had a strong odor of fuel. I took it to the dealer who told me it was common for that engine type to have a little gas mix with the oil. I traded the car that day and took a huge financial hit on the vehicle."

Stacey E., NC (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gas mixed with oil"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil getting into the engine from the turbo"

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo on 1.5 Lt.engine allows gas to go into oil..Honda changed oil& next time I paid to have it change.Honda dealers told to tell owners this was normal.but they would extend power train warranty 1 additional year* & to drive more long distance trips.."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"We had a moving vehicle collision that dented the driver side door and front quarter panel. We had the other insurance company cover all charges since it was the other vehicle's fault. We later found out that fixing sensors and other electronic components are an expensive cost ! That's the price one pays for technology."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Glass defects

"Dashboard lens was foggy, hard to see instrument panel."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V)
Mirrors

"Passenger side mirror does not have sufficient travel to view vehicles in the blind spot. Design flaw in my opinion and unsafe even with blind spot warning. I feel that I still would be more comfortable with having visibility with the mirror."

James R., TX (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat controls - movement

"The key fobs are supposed to set the seats and mirrors to a specific driver. Honda eliminated the mirror feature in the 2018 CR-V however didn’t change the Owner’s Manual or inform the Dealer’s of the revision. My Dealer worked on the car for over an hour trying to fix the mirror issue. He called American Honda and they told him they dropped the option to save $. The system has difficulty sensing which key the driver is holding. Most times the seat does not move when the second key is in use. If you walk away from the car and reapproach it, the seat will adjust."

Rob J., KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sunroof

"Rubber seal defective"

Edward B., AZ (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drains were not installed properly and drain became clogged and caused a leak"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"There are gaps on the tailgate door that are excessive. The dealership re-aligned the door but the gaps are still excessive when compared with other SUVs brands other than Honda."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear hatch and spoiler out of alignment from factory. Body shop needed to realign."

- C., CA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Chrome piece on outside hatch became pitted. Replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V)

"Hatch didn't close all the way - had to take it in twice to be fixed - drivable but worried about leaks"

Chris G., SC (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The plastic nuts holding the rear bumper were not aligned / could not be tightened and this caused the hatch back to be unaligned. Had it fixed by Honda once - better now - but the problem may have to be revisited.Not a functional issue. My last Honda CRV (2004 model) was the best car I ever owned. Can't say the same thing about the 2018 car - although I would buy a Honda CRV again."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The connection of the hydronic tail gate piston popped out of the socket during operation and pushed through the metal and pushed off the spoiler"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Structural defect prevented full closure; repaired by dealer."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Windows

"The drivers window would roll up fast and hard, making a loud "bang" when it closed completely. They replaced the track, but not sure if it fixed the problem."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The alignment was off from the factory, which seemed odd. Dealership took care of it free of charge, but it was disappointing."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Ball joints

"Thumping noise in front wheel that I believe is being caused by wheel box. Dealer resists diagnosis and repair. Dealer denies being able to hear the noise."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"Noise was loud when turning. Took it to dealer diagnosed problem as defective compliance bushings also needed tie rod replaced."

Anonymous, RI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Shocks or struts

"Takes bumps hard."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"When making a left hand turn steering wheel shakes accompanied by a thumping noise."

Anne M., AZ (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tie rods

"you can hear clicking and pulling on the steering wheel when making hard turns.Fixed once , came back dealer could not hear problem again."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"We heard clunking noises from rear suspension that grew worse over time. Upon inspection by dealer, they found 4 large bolts on rear suspension were loose. By 18,000 miles, all four tires had 1/32 tread remaining."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel bearings

"started hearing a noise while driving, brought it in and it turned out to be a bad wheel bearing"

Brian C., PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"ball bearing in strut mount wore out. $500 repair bill"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L Unsure)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The car takes forever to stop on snow-covered surface when need to stop quickly. The brakes pulsate far to slowly on snow. Honda service wrote off my complaint, but I will make an issue of it this coming winter."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"See previous comment......"

Robert L., PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Problem warning msg. 30 times last 24 months"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"These brakes lasted only aboput 12,000km. I have leased several Hondas in the past several years and this is the first that brake wear required replacement prior to lease end. (4 years)_"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda CR-V LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"After not being driven for 10 weeks, the rotors/disc brakes became rusted. Honda machined them under warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda CR-V)
Squeaking

"Left front brake squeaks/klunks when backing up. Dealer says all 2018 CR-V’s do it and Honda refuses to address the problem."

Rob J., KS (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Squeaking and grinding noise when applying breaks after backing out of the driveway 1st thing in the morning"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Failed in 15 months and was replaced."

G, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It failed early on and was towed to the dealer. Fortunately it failed to start there and was replaced. If it had started, Honda would have sent me home without a new battery. Very poor customer service."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Battery needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car was becoming hard to start. Finally, required a jump start one day. Took car to dealer. Battery replaced under warranty; bad cell."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Parasitic drain on battery. Will not hold charge for more than 4 days."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electronic ignition

"The car was recalled on cylinder misfire."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Highway driving, sudden rapid deceleration, to a complete stop. Towed to Honda service. Looked at Consumer Reports and found many similar/identical descriptions: oil leaks into the fuel line. Honda service said my spark plugs had completely worn out. I know that spark plugs last up to 125,000 miles - when mine "completely wore out" they were a year old with only 7500 miles on them. I do not believe Honda is telling the truth. When I referenced the research I'd done, the response was, "That's not a problem anymore, your spark plugs were bad". I bought a brand new vehicle so that I wouldn't break down on the highway and wait 3 hours to be towed. Then to be told the spark plugs were bad? I'm both surprised and disappointed in Honda, won't get another when it's time to get a new car."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"There is significant vibration. Through the seat and door it is noticeable but not bad, through the center console it is very noticeable - enough to be an annoyance. Enough that I don't like to rest my arm on the console when stopped at a light. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists and vibration aggravates it."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"A wheel speed sensor failed rendering the vehicle inoperable. It affected the transmission, cruise control, crash mitigation system, forward collision warning system, gas pedal response, electronic stability control system, very unsafe."

Denise T., PA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My car cannot be left undriven for more than a week or 10 days without the battery needing to be charged. Honda tells me that this is because the electronics in the vehicle drain the battery EVEN WHEN THE CAR IS NOT RUNNING! This is very inconvenient and sometimes dangerous."

Dayle B., SK (2018 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"the CMBS system isn't tuned correctly causing the car to sharply decrease speed when turning into other lanes causing near accidents. also doesn't engage as it should when you get to close to a car in front - this is a sharp change from the prior versions of cr-v like 2016 and 2015 models. - have reported and escalated this several times with no satisfactory results back to me. - i will NOT be purchasing another Honda due to Honda's handling of said issues."

Illyse S., GA (2018 Honda CR-V)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"After using cruse controller, the car will slow down/brake by itself. Even if I press the accelerator, the car won't go any faster, then it speeds up to where I want it. Very scary in traffic. The following statement appears on screen, Collision Mitigation System Problem."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Acceleration is uneven and sometimes dangerously slow merging and entering a roadway have to be done with extreme caution as the car may or may not accelerate smoothly and can leave you in the roadway or worse"

John H., FL (2018 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Leaked at engine/transmission interface. (What some still call the bell housing)"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Due to a design flaw, the turbo engine runs so hot that it actually breaks down/thins the oil, which results in the oil burning off. The result is possible engine damage. Honda installed software to attempt to cool the engine and extended the manufacturer warranty."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Thermostat

"In cold weather, the temp gauge does not rise above cold and the heat is inadequate. It is the thermostat (by the warranty replacement), but the problem persists and Honda can not replace the thermostat again unless they can replicate the problem which won't happen again until cold weather. A treadmill run!! I need a higher up to intercede in order to correct the problem."

G, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In cold weather, the engine does not reach operating temperature leading to poor heat in the cabin. Honda says the car has to be driven to reach operating temp, but that does not solve the problem. The warranty can not be employed unless Honda can replicate any problem."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Within a week of purchasing the vehicle it started making a whirring noise. I took it in to the dealer and they diagnosed that the noise was coming from the transmission. They replaced the transmission."

Anonymous, MT (2018 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Found by dealer during regular service. Fixed under warranty within a day. Did not cause us any problems."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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