Honda US Extends Powertrain Warranty in Response to Oil Dilution Concerns

Honda will extend the powertrain warranty on more than 1 million vehicles in the US that continue to have oil dilution problems. The 1.5-liter Earth Dreams engine is notorious for gasoline diluting the oil, which triggers warning lights, hurts performance, and creates an awful smell inside the cabin. The extended warranty is available to owners in all 50 states despite Honda’s insistence that the issue only happens in extreme cold weather. 2016-2018 Civic and 2017-2018 CR-V owners will now have better protection for up to 6 years (with unlimited mileage) from the original sales date.