2017-2018 Honda CR-V Fuel & Oil Issue Update

2017 Honda CR-V

Many listeners have asked me about an issue with the 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-Vs.  In some cases, gasoline mixes with the oil inside the engine.

Honda says it will have a solution to the problem in November, but we’re not clear if it will do a recall on the issue, or if it will issue a Technical Service Bulletin to Honda dealers.  It added that the fix will be completed on the new 2019 model CR-Vs.

Symptoms of the problem are a fuel smell when checking the oil, overfilled oil levels, fuel odors inside the vehicle, and stalling.  If you have one of these vehicles, keep an eye on your oil levels.  I would recommend checking the oil once weekly.  It would also be a good idea to call your dealer and ask them to contact you as soon as they know how to perform the service.

Many of the cases have been reported in areas with really cold weather, but some complaints to the NHTSA have come from warmer areas.

I will update everyone here when there is more news.


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