Honda CRV Heater Problem Causing Many Drivers To Get All Fired Up

April 04, 2018
By: Robert Silverman

Frustration was the only thing heating owners of the 2017 Honda CRV during this cold winter as their Honda CRV heater problem has become the top complaint trending on and numerous automotive sites.

Consumers claim their 2017 CRV does not blow hot air while idle. Only while the car is in motion does the heat begin to work; however, even once completely warm, the temperature gauge could drastically drop when the car is not actively moving, according to a complaint from CarComplaints.

The  Honda CRV heater problem could be caused by a clogged or defective heater core or a busted thermostat according to Still, consumers have returned to their dealerships multiple times for the same problem, even after a thermostat replacement. In many circumstances, the dealerships have reported everything was operating normally and/or there was nothing further they could do.

In the meantime, the Honda CRV heater problem has caused certain drivers to be unable to generate enough heat to defrost windows in low temperatures. Some owners have gone as far as keeping an adapter and hair dryer in their car for their safety in cold climates.

If your car is experiencing a Honda CRV heater problem, take your car to the nearest Honda dealership as soon as possible for warranty repair.  It is imperative that you retrieve repair invoices from each visit.  Every invoice should display mileage, days out of service, the complaint, and the fix. If they claim the HVAC system is operating normally, take the service adviser on a test drive and see if you can duplicate the issue for them.

If you’ve had repeated visits to the dealer addressing your Honda CRV heater problem, and/or your vehicle has been in the shop an extended period of time, please email us or call, 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652). You could be entitled to a repurchase, new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation under State Lemon Law or Federal Warranty Law. Best of all, if we can help, our representation is 100% free win or lose, so there is no cost and no risk to file your claim.


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10 Responses to “Honda CRV Heater Problem Causing Many Drivers To Get All Fired Up”

  1. #1 Elaine Kelly says:

    I bought a Honda Civic 2016 brand new. I have had the same issue with heater, and just recently paid $1548.00 to get my non-working air-conditioner fixed at the dealer. I despise the Honda Dealership Service Dept. apparently my warranty was up because I was over the mileage that my warranty covered. Now as of today, 9/14/18, my car won’t even start. Being a woman who has MS, very hot and very cold weather is totally untolerable having this disease, so obviously had no option but to get the air fixed. Honestly, who has ever heard of these types of problems on a 2yr old car? I am so fed up with this vehicle. I miss work continuously when I have to deal with car problems..

    • State: NJ
  2. #2 Alma R Lofendo says:

    I HATE my 2019 CRV NO HEAT. Same thing took it to dealer said they measured heat levels and nothing is wrong with the car. Except I specifically had him feel the heat from the vent when I arrived after 20 mins and he said “yes, not very warm”. I said ‘warm, after 20 mins on high it should be HOT”!

    Brand new car I HATE IT, i’m cold constantly in this car.

    • State: IL
  3. #3 Kenny Klein says:

    My 2018 Honda CRV’s cab heater has never worked right since I got it. It will warm up after I drive it about a mile. But if stop for traffic or wait at a signal the gauge drops right down and loses heat. Honda says this is normal. The remote starter is worthless because if you start the car by remote when you get in it ten minutes later its ice cold. It has the turbo engine. What a waste of my hard earned money. Thank you Kenny Klein

    • State: Omaha, NE
  4. #4 Jeanie Garuto says:

    I bought my 2017 Honda CRV brand new. I’ve complained every
    Winter about the heating problem. Their response: That’s just the
    way it was made. Hopefully they come up with a solution. They admit there is a problem but they don’t know how to address it. So in
    essence they are tired of hearing me complain. Why didn’t they warn
    me before I bought it. I’m disgusted!.

    • State: N.Y.
  5. #5 LemonLaw says:

    @Jeanie: We would be happy to discuss your situation and if/how we can help. Please visit and fill out the requested information.

    • #6 Terry Dempsey says:

      We live in Calgary and have the same no heat problems in the winter. The Honda dealer said there is a $1800 upgrade available but no guarantees. Do you represent Canadian car owners.

      • State: Calgary Alberta
    • #7 Joel says:

      I bought a brand new 2021 this summer and winter hit me with the same problems as these other people state. It is terrible!!!Let it warm up in the morning,it doesn’t.Drive it 5 miles and the temp gauge starts to go up and if you stop for a red light it goes right back down or stop at the coffee shop,no heat!!! As long as your driving for a spell it goes up and gets warm but if it gets below 0 degrees it DOES NOT WARM UP!!
      What does a person do???? My sales person in Duluth just gave me a line.This is absolutely bad!!!!

      • State: Minnesota
    • #8 Alain brown says:

      I have a Honda CR-V lx and the engine take forever to warm up and after 25 min driving it still doesn’t blow hot air and I feel cold inside the can I solve this problem????

      • State: Il
    • #9 Kyle says:

      Terrible i boight a 2018 brand new for the girlfriend every year she complains about it not warming up. I bought the tourning model one of the top models one would thing an almost 37k vehicle wouldnt have these issues. I drive q 98 crv as a beater car it warms up to half way in ten min and stays warm.

      • State: SD
    • #10 Barry Newman says:

      My 2017 is the same as others Begins to heat up and gauage goes down when stopped at red light. A local mechani told me the fans should not be running until its gets to normal operating temperature. But honda dealer says everything is working properly.

      • State: Pennsylvania

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