'had been' was correct.Not sure if you are asking "had to be" or "had been"... there is a recall, you can look it up if you were asking "had to be". If you are asking "had been", I guess I am just assuming it was sufficiently fixed by the recall. I'm not a CR-V owner and don't know anyone with a current gen to ask.
The 'fix' was a joke (only not anyone I know of is laughing).
Some vehicles with the problem, it fixed.
Some vehicles without the problem, they now have the problem(s). (required to be installed to 'maintain the warranty')
In NA, they only installed in Canada and Northern US states. It's not just a 'cold weather' problem.
If you want to wade through the consolidated thread on the subject, it was 138 pages long as of yesterday.
I think the Honda engineers have just given up on fixing this and now call it 'normal operation'.
It's baffling to me that they can't get a grasp on this. I worked in the computer industry for 35 yrs and worked on some pretty elusive hardware/software problems, but we always got it resolved.
I thoroughly documented my CR-V of time/temps -CT1, CT2, ambient/distance/speeds/fuel trims - but no one cares. I live in a 'warm' state, so they wouldn't even try the 'fix', even though I would be a good candidate for good feedback.