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.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)
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)
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)
Display screen goes blank

"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)

"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)
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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"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)

"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)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"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)

"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)
Radio

"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)

"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)
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)
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)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"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)

"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)

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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"moon roof leaks when going thru car wash"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda CR-V)
Squeaks or rattles

"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)

"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)
Wind noise

"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)

"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)

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)
Fuel leaks

"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)

"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 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)

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)
Automatic climate control

"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)

"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)
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)
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)

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 mixed with oil"

Anonymous, PA (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)

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"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)

"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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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)
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)

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

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)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"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)

"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)

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)
Fuel injection system

"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)

"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)
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)

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

"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)

"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)
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)

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)
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)
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)

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)
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)

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)

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)
Electronic ignition

"The car was recalled on cylinder misfire."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda CR-V EX 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)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

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)

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Recalls
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STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Sep 27 2018
The unintended steering input reduces vehicle maneuverability and increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic and CR-V vehicles. The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the electronic power steering system may not be properly secured, allowing the magnet to become dislodged. During a full lock turn, the dislodged magnet may cause steering assist to be applied in the opposite direction.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly, free of charge. The recall began November 9, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C2N, P2O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V663000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54
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