A fix will be released by the manufacturer in mid-November 2018. It’s no secret that Europe loves the CR-V. In fact, it is one of Honda’s best-selling vehicles on the Old Continent. With the news of its hybrid version worldwide, the numbers could continue to accumulate for the brand.
Part of the CR-V’s popularity comes from its 1.5-liter turbocharged power plant that exceeds expectations. It is shared with the Civic but optimized for larger results. The forced induction motor also guarantees unequaled energy efficiency. However, a Consumer Reports report raises issues for the compact crossover filter and has something to do with the factor that makes the CR-V so great.
According to the independent US non-profit organization, a number of CR-V owners have reported engine problems that have broken down in the first few months of ownership. The stories could have been anecdotal, but it seems that the issue has not been contained in a handful of instances. Nine Consumer Reports members reported the same problem, as did dozens of others who had the same experience with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It turned out that hundreds of other CR-Vs had the same engine problem, found on the online forums for Honda owners.
Consumer Reports links the issue to the gasoline and oil blend in the 1.5 liter turbocharged CR-V system. Apparently, this is parallel to the 380,000 recreational and civic vehicles recalled in China in February, and homeowners in the United States were not happy that the company had not yet taken the same action.
In a statement to Consumer Reports, company spokesman Chris Martin said “Honda is investigating the situation and developing a remedy, which we hope to make available to authorized Honda dealers by mid-November 2018. ” He also added that the repairs would be covered by the warranty and would apply to the CR-Vs of the 2019 model year before they go on sale.