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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,275 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 192003


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front driver side door failed to open manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the door lock cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred two years after the repair. In addition, the key failed to turn in the ignition and remained stuck. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence where a private mechanic diagnosed that the entire ignition cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152011


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated the doors failed to unlock from the drivers side door. The doors would only open when the key was inserted in the passenger side door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Aubrun, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 112012


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger side doors failed to manually lock or unlock. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the driver's side door lock actuator and the driver and passenger side door cylinder needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #5

Mar 012010


  • 85,000 miles


In 2010 the locks on the two front doors and left rear passenger door stopped responding to the electronic signal at about the same time. All three actuators were replaced. The vehicle has not had extensive usage since then but in December 2013 problems developed again with the locks - with two new doors and one repeating door. The rear right passenger door lock, the trunk/hatch lock, and for a second time the driver's front door do not work correctly. The rear right passenger door has no external key lock and does not respond to the electronic signal. It must be locked and unlocked manually from the interior of the car using the lock button on that door. The driver's door responds to an electronic signal but a key cannot be inserted into the lock. The trunk lock does not respond to a signal and a key can only be inserted into the lock if the car is locked and then unlocked via the driver's side control button located on the door. It seems unusual that all three doors would begin experiencing difficulties at the same time - with one door that had already had an actuator replaced being one of the three problem doors. Why can the control lock button on the driver's door affect the ability to place a key in the trunk/hatch lock" has Honda issued a safety bulletin or recall on this issue? there seems to be a lot of lock concerns being posted on car forums concerning the CRV lock issue. Is this a safety issue"

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 032012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Door lock does not work with the remote or manual key. Door locks sporadically move up and down with out touching door lock switches. I spent $300 on genuine Honda parts and had my mechanic install a new actuator and lock mechanism, and the problem is exactly the same. I want to take the car to Honda and ask for a total reimbursement and a final repair. I am surprised there has not been a recall on this particular problem because of the number of complaints about the key locks on these models. A local television station ( with a problem solving segment recently covered this problem.) can you please help me in any way? thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #3

Apr 202008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased vehicle in 2008 driver's door lock would not would not unlock all doors. We were told that was normal. Now taking the Honda CR-V in to find out dealer recommend replacing the driver's door lock cylinder and actuator at the cost of $400. This was a problem a purchase of truck.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 292008


  • 97,000 miles
Driving at dark, 60 mph, the hood of my CR-V flew open, breaking the windshield, denting and destroying the roof and hood and hinges.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Remote entry problem driver side locks does not open or close with remote

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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