Block heater.....dont want to say anymore or the Honda Fan boys will get this threat locked...PM me if you need proofTook my '18 to the dealer today to get my heat and oil dilution issue looked at. Here are their findings:
1. Oil dilution is absolutely normal for this engine. I was sent a youtube video from Honda as a solution. Thanks.
2. There is no heat issue in the car. The tech drove it after being left outside overnight at the dealer (It was -20C this morning in Montreal) and he was very happy with the heat. No issues.
Funny how I drove 30km home tonight and I was freezing. They had given me an Elantra as a loaner and I got heat 2 minutes after I left work. I remember those days.
Needless to say I am changing dealer, but that's a different story.
I was told to drive in "S" mode. I told him that it's a hack, and it invalidates Honda's fuel economy ratings as I am not obliged to drive it in sport mode. I got silence.
So … I am facing a brick wall. Not much else can be done here.
I have absolutely no doubt now that Honda will do zero to improve any of my issues.
So I have to do what is in my control, which is to probably ditch the vehicle. Ironically, the feeling of warm air blasting from my cabin vent on a really cold day was always something fun during the winter. I am happy there are satisfied owners down South. The grim reality is that this vehicle is not fully engineered for winter.
I empathize with those who are going through polar temperatures in the US. My heart goes out to them if they have to stay warm in this car.