2017-2018 Honda CR-V Engine Stalling Problems – Oil Dilution
Consumers complain of stalled engines and other problems
April 2019 – Consumer Reports — Many Honda CR-V owners were alarmed to learn that Honda recalled 380,000 CR-Vs and Civics in China in February after similar troubles were reported there. And they were frustrated that Honda wasn’t taking similar steps in this country.
Now, after owner complaints dating back to early 2017 and after repeated questions from Consumer Reports, Honda said in a statement that it is working on a fix. But the automaker didn’t say exactly how it would repair the SUVs, how many cars in the U.S. might be affected, whether it would cover all CR-V owners or only those who have experienced problems, or why it took the company so long to acknowledge the situation and identify a fix for American consumers.
The Honda statement also said that it doesn’t consider the problem a safety threat—a conclusion Consumer Reports auto safety experts question. “There are many ways stalling can be a safety issue, so if these cars are stalling, they need to be recalled,” says vice president for advocacy at Consumer Reports and former acting director of NHTSA. …. MORE >>
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