Honda CR-V owners have reported 9 problems related to tank filler pipe and cap (under the gasoline fuel system category).
The gas overflows when filling the tank. It literally fountains out of the tank. The gas runs down the side of the car onto the tires and brakes. I am very concerned about the risk of fire when that gas hits hot brakes. I see several other complaints about the same problem on various websites, including Honda's site. I bought the car new in 2004. I had no problem for a year. Then suddenly the gas overflowed one day when filling the tank. I took the vehicle to the dealership immediately. They couldn't replicate the problem and said there was nothing they could do. Over the next four or five years the gas overflowed sporadically, probably 3 or 4 times over five years. I almost always use marathon gas. I don't overfill the tank. When the pump clicks off, I typically wait a second, and then remove the nozzle. I will put the nozzle back on the pump and then turn to put the gas cap on, and sporadically, I find the gas literally fountaining out of the tank. In June or July 2009, it happened again on a very hot day and I was extremely concerned. I drove immediately to the dealership again and this time they informed me that a valve, integral to the gas tank, had gone bad and that the entire tank would have to be replaced. That was done. All was fine for the next 20 months. But just last week, the same problem happened again. I am very, very concerned about a possible fireball happening because the gasoline fountains out of the tank, runs down the side of the car, hitting the tires and brakes, and then pools onto the ground. I've had probably a half liter of gasoline fountain out like that. Please look at the other complaints that have been filed. This is truly a safety hazard. I am beginning to think it would be safer for me to have my child outside of the car when refueling this vehicle. It's truly scary when it happens. Thank you very much for looking into this problem. I am waiting for Honda's resolution and repair now.
See all problems of the 2004 Honda CR-V.
I own a 2002 Honda Cr-v. The gas tank cap has caused my check engine light to come on several times in the past. Each time, I buy a new gas cap and the error goes away. I am on my 3rd gas cap and I'm getting a check engine light again. I will call Honda to report this issue and to request a real "fix" to the problem. As stated by others, the check engine light is a warning to drivers. It's importance is watered down by spurious errors like this. Honda needs to address this.
See all problems of the 2002 Honda CR-V.
Bought a 2004 Honda crv. Warning light indicated problem with gas cap but dealer couldn't specify cause. Can't add any gas after it initially stops, regardless of how full tank is, otherwise spillage occurs.
When fueling the auto shut off does not work leading to fuel spill. If it does click off there is always a backwash of excess fuel spilling out of filler tube.
Purchased 2004 Honda crv ex 8/04. Upon filling the gas tank, gas spurts out while pulling out the nozzle from the tank. I've had gas land on my legs and quite a puddle on the ground. Talked with services advisors at Honda twice about it and was told they've never heard of such a thing -- try holding the nozzle in for 3 seconds after filling -- should take care of the problem -- it didn't! this problem occurs every time you fill up. The only time it doesn't is when you don't put the nozzle all the way into the filling neck. Seems a vacuum is made when you do and upon retracting the nozzle it releases and gas spurts out. I reported this again to a service advisor at Honda 8/05 and I've been requested to bring the vehicle in on 8/19/05 to take a look at it. I noticed one other complaint about this issue on your website. Whatever happened to their concern?.
Have a 2004 crv. Started overflowing when filling up with gas 3 months after purchase. Have been working with one, then another dealership for 8 months with no resolution other than my time wasted and them trying to build one car over one piece at a time. American Honda was notified at the beginning & has done nothing to resolved the problem. (extreme incompetence there) I have run into other people at gas stations with the same problem. Want to know how many more are out there that are not being addressed by Honda or the NHTSA. This is a safety hazard. I don't know why it will take someone's car on fire at a gas station before anyone will do something about this.
During fueling of vehicle, 1 to 2 seconds after pump automatically stops, fuel spills out of filler tube. Even upon removing gas pump handle, fuel can be seen flowing out of filler tube for several seconds, down the side of the car and onto the ground. Estimate 4 to 8 ounces total. Potential fire and environmental hazard. Occurs about 50% of the time the car is fueled, and has occured at different gas stations.
Just purchased a Honda Cr-v (new). When the gas tank is filled up at the pump there is gas spillage following the automatic shutoff of the pump. The amount is approx. 2 to 4 oz of fuel. This could cause a fire and is also an air pollution source. This spillage occurs every time I fill up the tank. This must be corrected. Is there currently a recall??? am I the only one with this problem??? will this get fixed??? who should I contact next???.
Consumer noticed that after having the oil filter changed oil was leaking from underneath the vehicle. It was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the filter needed to be replaced. However, the problem recurred.
See all problems of the 2003 Honda CR-V.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Gasoline Fuel System problems||
|Tank Filler Pipe And Cap problems||
|Tank Assembly problems||
|Fuel Pump problems||
|Fuel Delivery problems||
|Tank Mounting problems||
|Fuel Injector problems||
|Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems||
|Fuel Injection problems||
|Gasoline Storage problems||