Honda has been upfront about the 2015 CR-V’s vibration problems. A recently settled lawsuit is asking them to be upfront about the solution, too. The automaker has released a series of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) with suggestions for removing the unwanted vibration. However, not every dealership acknowledges the problem or tells owners about the free repairs. That’s about to change as the settlement requires Honda to directly contact all potentially affected owners about the TSBs.
A proposed class-action lawsuit says it’s time for Honda to take responsibility for the well documented problem of fuel entering the crankcase and diluting the oil in the 1.5L Earth Dreams engine. The scope of the lawsuit is currently limited to Georgia, but it could have national implications for this growing international problem.
In the least surprising news imaginable, Honda has been sued for rising oil levels in their engines with Earth Dreams technology. The class-action lawsuit says Honda has concealed its knowledge the Earth Dreams engines are prone to defects that cause fuel to enter the engine oil, damaging the bearings and engines permanently. Decreased oil viscosity and premature wear allegedly cause the CR-V SUVs and Civic cars to stall and fail while driving.
Honda Canada released a statement acknowledging "Irregularly High Oil Levels in Certain Honda Vehicles" on August 21, 2018. They say they are currently working on a counter-measure.
A consolidated lawsuit about 2015 CR-V vibrations is coming to an end, and there isn’t a recall or restitution in sight. Instead, I present to you the consumer outreach program. By agreeing to settle the lawsuit, Honda only agreed to start a "consumer outreach program" to let customers know about the 2015 technical service bulletin.
There is something funky about Honda's new Earth Dreams engine, especially in cold-weather climates. A growing number of complaints involve high oil levels and the strong smell of gas inside the cabin of the CR-V and, to a lesser extent, the Civic.
The 2015 CR-V has widespread vibration problems that are so bad it's actually made some owners car-sick. Why all the shaking? This was Honda's first attempt at combining their direct-injected "Earth Dreams" engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to shake out some extra MPGs.
2015 CR-V owners are sick and tired of their SUVs making them sick and tired. The combination of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the new "Earth Dreams" direct-injection engine has created a vibration nightmare. Some owners say the vibrations are so bad, especially at low RPMs, they're actually getting nauseous. Well, at least we know what the 'V' in CR-V stands for now.
Honda has announced a small, but important recall of 4-cylinder engines found in the 2014-15 Accord and 2015 CR-V. A manufacturing error might lead to serious engine damage. I'm no mechanic, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those in good working order to get from A to B.