Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) are technical publications from an automobile manufacturer that identify commonly observed issues in a particular range of vehicles and provide diagnostic and repair instruction.
TSBs are used to explain to dealerships and other repair facilities how to repair known issues in a vehicle. When there are numerous TSBs for the same issue, it may show that the manufacturer is constantly assessing, analyzing and updating repair procedures for a persistent problem. TSBs can also relate to Recalls.
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At Goldsmith West, we have noticed a trend of consumers experiencing problems in recent model year Honda CR-V models, including 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. These problems include but are not limited to problems with the engine, drivetrain and powertrain problems, loss of power, vibration, hesitation, cooling system, problems where the vehicle will not start, problems with the powertrain control module (PCM), engine knocking and stalling.
There have also been a series of incidents of reported fuel in the oil, and odor of gas fumes inside the cabin of the vehicle.
2018 model year in particular seems to have excess concerns about problems with gasoline in the oil tank.
Attribution: ABC15 Arizona
These vehicles are also equipped with CVT transmissions, which are known to have a litany of issues, as seen in class action cases for other models. (Links) There has been at least one recall issued for this vehicle. (Link)
There has also been a problem with the Electronic Brake Booster (EBB) system for which a technical service bulletin (TSB) was issued.
Consumers may experience the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs): P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0172, P0297, P2187, P2583-76, and U3003-16.