Honda CRV Gasoline Diluting Oil and Gas Smell

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Honda CRV owners have experienced unexpected problems with a gas smell and oil and gas mixture.  Owners may be entitled to compensation or other relief.  Here are some typical complaints.

Oil dilution. 4 oil changes in 2000 miles. Keep going back to Honda, No fix, just change oil. Got a case number from Honda. They closed the case with no solution or explanation as to why. Honda says there is a bulletin coming out which doesn’t happen.

Karla A   Blooming Prairie, MN, US

CR-V Touring 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 4,536 miles

As a new owner of a Honda 2017 CRV Touring with a 1.5 liter Turbo Engine. Before taking it to the Dealer, I check my oil and noticed that the oil was slightly darker in color than normal and I thought, this doesn’t seem normal after driving approximately 3000 kms since my first oil change I did myself. The color of the oil should have been slightly darken but not as if it was driven 25,000 kms.  He said that there was a heavy odor of gasoline in the oil. Then, I realized that my engine is affected as well.

May 182018

CR-V 1.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 27,808 miles

OIL CHANGE DUE. CHECKED OIL BEFORE SERVICE. OIL OVERFILLED, STRONG GAS SMELL. WIFE COMPLAINED OF GAS SMELL IN CABIN OF CAR.

– Wilbur A., Pittsfield, US

VEHICLE: 2017 Honda CRV Touring – 5 miles when purchased on 05/01/2017 – 2,000 miles when I first noticed there was a problem.

I am at about 6,000 miles now. Initially I noticed a clicking sound emanating from the engine get louder over time.

I was following a CRV forum (Hondacrvowners.com) and noticed a lot of people start mentioning fuel in the oil. Then saw news articles about a huge CRV recall in China’s cold climate areas with the same symptoms. I then began checking the oil frequently and noticed a definite fuel smell on the dipstick and rising above the full mark. I have not noticed a fuel smell in the cabin, fortunately, as some have complained about, but this is not good for an engine.

Two Honda dealers have told me they are aware of the issue, but not to worry about it and to check the oil since no lights are on and scans show no problem. Of course! No problems yet, but most drivers don’t check their oil and won’t notice a problem until the engine completely fails.

– Sean M., College Point, US

#28

Apr 242018

CR-V EX 1.5L Turbo

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,904 miles

Morning following extended trip, I started the car and immediately noticed loud engine knocking sound. Stopped the engine and checked oil level and saw it to be high and smelly. That afternoon after work I brought the vehicle to the local dealership and scheduled an oil change . They found the level to be two litres above normal. I expressed deep concern for premature wear on engine and it was more or less dismissed as not serious!!!! I was told no immediate solution, to check oil levels often and bring it back for more free oil changes

I am not a certified mechanic but know darn well that diluted oil will not perform and it WILL cause long term damage. I am very disappointed, thought I had the perfect vehicle for me. Stay away from this engine model until its fixed.

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

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Sources:

http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/CR-V/2017/engine/high_oil_level_with_gas_in_oil.shtml

http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/137-2017-present-official-specs-features-etc-gen-5/176681-2017-cr-v-1-5-t-engine-high-oil-volume-fuel-oil-problem-got-me.html

https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/50438/honda/cr-v/new-cr-v-cold-weather-runs-rich-gas-in-oil-multiple-complaints

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