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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,500.00
Average Mileage:
95,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace and install lock assembly (1 reports)
2004 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 072014

CR-V LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The key lock started gripping the key when I would insert it in the driver door more and more until it simply wouldn't turn the lock. Lord forbid the same thing happened with my ignition lock but it went from binding on inserting the key to flat out not working by the next day. The car was towed to the shop and I was without transportation for 10 days while they ordered an entirely new set of locks because the lock mechanism had fallen apart. Total cost $1,500.

I feel VERY STRONGLY that the mechanical lock on a car should last the lifetime of the car or at least a couple of decades and NOT fall apart after 10 years. Honda had nothing to offer me for this complaint other than a $100 appreciation credit. I told them to take a hike and that their response to an obvious inadequacy in an otherwise great brand was unacceptable. Bullshit was my exact words. If you had this problem I only hope you add it here so that Honda can see that this affects a lot of people. Do YOU think you should have to come up with $1,500 to be able to turn your key after 10 years? Especially in a high ranked car like Honda?

- , Juneau, AK, USA

problem #2

Mar 102012

CR-V LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,000 miles

In March Key got stuck in Driver Door. Kept wiggling it till it came out, but Driver Door will not lock or unlock with either Key. June 5, 2012 both Keys stopped locking and unlocking the Passenger Door. Only way to lock car Doors is after the Driver Door is shut hitting the lock from inside and closing Door... only Way to unlock... Crawl though the Back ( the 5th ) Door. June 23, 2012 After loading my car, I am a RCA for Athens Texas Post Office. Tried to Start Car and Keys hard to go in almost gets stuck and will not turn the Ignition. Each one worked normal one minute no sign of a problem to just totally Never working again. My car is stuck at work. and in the routes designated spot till I can get someone to tow it home. This is major Problem without the ignition Problem, cause I am required to be able to secure the mail at all times, So I am Crawling through the car all day having to rearrange stuff to do so, At 44 years old this wears you out quick. With ignition problem Saturday I Was unable to run my route and two other girls had to split my route after they completed their routes. I lost $200.00 Dollars of my wages cause I could not work. and what ever the cost is for replacing locks and ignition switch. over $600.00 at least. and this is after I replaced Power steering hose 4 days ago that cost me $200.00. Got online to see if any thing to do to fix the problem without replacing everything, To find all these People who have Honda's ( All models ranging from 97 to 2010 so far, With the Same Problem. these complaints started 2003 and are still happening, Which Means these locks, ignition switches and Keys are defected and Honda is not doing anything about it. still installing them. And Oh well, Sorry about your luck Not their problem. If it was a known defect and not just normal wear on these. it would be one thing some of these Cars are only a couple of years old so its a defect. Honda Should have Stopped Using them in 2003 at the least or fix the problem. they had to know before 2003 about it since the 97 models are having this problem as well, and that is if older model Honda owners have not complained online.. It could be a lot longer. I love my Honda, and was going to get another CRV, before this happened. But after this. I can not take the chance of getting keys hung and no way of unlocking or starting the car. with Federal mail in it.... so instead of fixing her I am trading her. that is if they will take her.

- , Eustace, tx, USA

problem #1

Sep 162006

CR-V LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I bought an automatic door opener to fix the problem (over 100 to to buy and have installed at the dealer. I was afraid of how much it would cost, because problems with doors can go into the hundreds of dollars.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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