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  1. 2019 CR-V Touring - Found Mouse Hitchhiker, Maybe Another in the HVAC?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Recently we brought some bags of mulch home in our CR-V and noted that one bag had a hole and some mulch was scattered around the load area. About a week later we noted a bad and persistent smell. We looked everywhere in the car but found nothing so we vacuumed out the mulch and the rest of the...
  2. Dead animal somewhere

    Problems & Issues
    My beautiful 2019 three-month old CR-V is undrivable because the smell is so bad. I’ve looked in every accessible place to find the critter. I think might be in vent system. Any suggestions?
  3. Fishy Smell in my CR-V

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Hello all, Well today when I started my 2017 EX with 20k miles the air coming out of the vents smelled fishy. I rolled down the windows and after a few minutes I rolled them back up and the smell was gone. I happened again the nest time I started it. So this is the first time I have smelled...
  4. Antifreeze smell coming from vents 2019 new crv

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    New 2019 ex owner. 500 miles and have antifreeze smell coming from vents. I used to be a mechanic and know this is a potential heater core issue . Anyone else have this issue? I don’t have any fuel smell issue so far.
  5. 2018 Touring gas smell in cabin

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    I know there is several threads regarding gas in oil so I hope my question hasn’t been brought up. I have a 2018 AWD Touring, bought new in NC. I have been noticing extreme gas odor when the climate control is set to fresh air. The issue is more prevalent just after start. Have any of you...
  6. high rpm smell

    Gen 3: 2007-2011 (UK 2008-2012) CR-V
    i got a 2011 honda CR-V 2.4 A/T, and there is a burning smell entering the cabin (seems like coming from the AC) during hard acceleration, especially at around 5000 rpm+. Is this a common issue for 3rd gen CR-V since I notice this since the first week after i bought the car, like 7 years ago. is...
  7. 2006 Exhaust Fumes when stopped

    Problems & Issues
    Hello, I've done the search. I smell exhaust fumes in the cabin when stopped and idling. I don't smell it when moving. I can't find a leak in the exhaust system. I even did a smoke test. Are there any common issues know to the CR-V? Thanks, Stan
  8. 2008 CRV automatic overheating Smell

    Performance Modifications
    Hi, I have a 2008 crv Es automatic. I am getting an overheating smell, but the temperature gauge is reading just under the normal. There does not appear to be any water leaking out anywhere. Any help and advice very much appreciated Many thanks
  9. My oil has fuel smell too - leaving forums

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Adding this to lend my voice to the oil dilution discussion. I have a 2018 CRV (Indiana plant) that I purchased at the beginning of August. I live in SC, so definitely not in a cold climate. At around 2500 miles, I started detecting a fuel odor in my oil. I compared with the two other 4...
  10. 16 CRV EX-L A/C smell (fan)

    Problems & Issues
    Hey guys new member here! Feeling like an archaeologist here after digging the forums and trying different methods without prevail. I have a CRV 16 (east coast) where its known to get a bit humid and hot. The AC started to smell this summer (when you first turn it on and the fan is on, and...
  11. 2002 CRV A/C Failure, bad smell, 20A fuse blown

    Problems & Issues
    I've browsed through a lot of other CRV air conditioning posts and can't find one with the same symptoms as mine. 2002 CRV with 70,000 miles, previous owner had receipt for replacement of compressor about two years ago. A/C had worked fine all summer. While driving on the highway yesterday, I...
  12. Musty smell after rain sometimes

    Problems & Issues
    Sometimes when it rains, everything is fine but other times, like a long rain, I get in the CRV after 10 hrs at work and I have a musty smell, makes me think of straw. Open the windows and run the vent and it clears up. I haven't noticed any damp spots or any water spots or any other kin of...
  13. Gas smell on oil dipstick ... how much is ok and when to worry.

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    PLEASE DON'T HIJACK THIS THREAD INTO ANOTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THE OVERALL OIL DILUTION ISSUE - there are plenty of other threads discussing such. A poster in another thread asked a question that I think is relevant in light of all the concern about the oil dilution issue, and that question...
  14. 2016 Musty, moldy smell

    Problems & Issues
    Hey All, I have a 2016 CRV that has had multiple issues with a musty smell coming from the AC vents. It has been to the dealer 3 seperate times and they claim that they are unable to replicate the issue. We have had multiple friends and family members in the car who also agree it just plain...
  15. Strong gas fume smell in garage? Anyone?

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Hello to all CRV owners, We got our 2018 EX-L AWD CRV a few days ago. It's always been parked inside the garage and we did not have any issues until tonight. My wife and I came back from dinner and we parked our CRV in garage as usual. We spent about 5 minutes playing with infotainment settings...
  16. Burning Plastic smell

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Has anyone experienced a smell similar to that of burning plastic, outside the car, after driving for awhile? Honda claims its the plastic cover over the turbocharger. I'm trying to discover if this is a 1-off problem or if others have the same issue. I also want to discover if this is a...
  17. gas smell in EXL model of CRV 2017

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    Dear everyone. Did anyone experience the same? sometime while i am driving. i could smile a bit gasoline smell. after like 5-10 sec it disappear .. is this normal ?? Thanks in advance
  18. Engine oil smell a lot like gasoline

    Gen 5: 2017-2021 (UK 2018-2022) CR-V
    I saw the news that happening in China versions 2017 CRV that gasoline ran into engine oil when under cold weather temperatures,reported by China CRV owner. So today I decided to take a look of US version CRV,it does smell like a lot of gasoline blend into engine oil,want to know is that normal...
  19. 2014-CRV EX - Odd smell when I really put my foot down.

    Gen 4: 2012-2016 (UK 2012-2017) CR-V
    Hey there folks, I've found that I randomly get an odd eggy/fart smell when i really put my foot down in my new CR-V. I bought it two weeks ago and I'm wondering what it might be? Solution? My wife thought I was farting...seriously (but, that's fair, I guess). Thanks Matthew
  20. Burning Oil Smell After Towing

    Problems & Issues
    Upon first driving my 2014 after its having been towed behind a motorhome, there is a distinct odor of burning oil for the first few miles, then it goes away. Doesn't happen any other time. Not seeing any evidence of an oil leak anywhere. Baffled.