Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Honda redesigned the CR-V for the 2007 model year to kick off the 3rd-generation of the popular SUV. Unfortunately that redesign came with malfunctioning door locksand shoddy tires that wear out fast.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,388 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 11)

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problem #189

Jul 272014


  • 113,000 miles


The automatic door locks - right passengers side lock unlocks. Will not re-lock.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #188

May 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Drivers and passenger side doors will automatically relock everytime you unlock the doors. It started with the drivers side door, then a few weeks later, the passenger door. To unlock doors you have to physically hit unlock button, then you have half a second to get door open before it locks again on its own. The whole car be unlocked but you can't get into the front doors. I feel this is a safety issue, because if I were in an accident or had some kind of emergency, the front doors wouldn't unlock or open long enough to get out. My kids have a problem getting out, so I won't let them sit in front seat anymore. Hoping that the back doors don't start acting up. Doing research on this, I see that Honda has had class action law suits filed about this same problem, and many complaints about the same issue. On one site it says they had a recall on this in late 2012, but I haven't seen any thing else about a recall.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #187

Mar 112014


  • miles
The passenger side door locks won't stay locked. They keep unlocking themselves.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #186

Jul 092014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


The front passenger door lock began opening when the car was operating. As I understand it, the proper operation of the car's crash safety equipment requires the doors to remain locked during operation. Further, it is impossible to lock this door, even manually. I also discovered that the car cannot be locked when stopped. I have not yet taken the car to the dealer for repairs.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #185

Jul 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Door locks automatically lock all four doors. As soon as you unlock them, they lock again. You can not use the manual unlock because it seems frozen and can only unlock the car using the key fob and then they lock again right away. This is a serious hazard for obvious reasons and Honda needs to take responsibility for this and make it part of a national recall. Online forums are loaded with Honda owners experiencing the same and/or similar problems. A class action suit was filed early 2013 regarding this specific issue. Results, if any, are not known.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #184

May 012014


  • 103,000 miles
The rear and front passenger door locks will automatically unlock after being locked. The lock button also will not consistently lock any of the doors in the car. Therefore I have 2 doors in my call that will never lock. This poses a safety issue for not only myself but also any passengers that I have with me. It also put any of possessions that are left in the car vulnerable to theft. This is the same problem has occurred in earlier models and Honda has recalled this issue, yet in later models the same issue is happening yet no recall has been made.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #183

Sep 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 67,127 miles


When I accelerated from a stopped position at a stoplight, my vehicle automatically locked all the doors (which it had done upon leaving the parking lot). I thought this strange. Then I looked and saw that the front passenger side lock unlocked itself as soon as the doors had locked. When I stopped again at another light, it repeated the pattern. Due to the fact that the front passenger side door was unlocked, the car locked all doors, and then the front passenger side door unlocked itself again. This repeats every time I stop anywhere. It is not safe. I am unable to keep my doors locked when driving. Also, if I lock my car when I leave my vehicle, the alarm will sound within minutes due to the car "unlocking" itself again. I am unable to secure my vehicle due to the malfunctioning front passenger door lock. According to research, this is a common complain that the manufacturer has been aware of for several years. I do not understand why this has continued. I do not have the money for repairs, so I endanger myself and my family every time we travel in this vehicle without being secure with proper door locks.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #182

Jun 132014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
As reported by a number of other Honda CRV owners, my front passenger door lock unlocks itself. I first noticed it after something was stolen from my car. I could not understand how that was possible because I needed to unlock my driver's side door to get into the car. I never checked the passenger door lock. I then noticed that the car doors continued to lock as I was driving. I looked over and noticed that the passenger door lock would unlock as soon as it locked. So now the lock mechanism keeps trying to lock the door after every stop. This is clearly a safety issue and a recall needs to be made for a faulty part. The safety issue is threefold: 1) preventing items or the car from being stolen because the car cannot be locked; 2) driving in a large city and not being able to lock the passenger side door. I am fearful that someone could enter the car while I am stopped in unsafe locations; 3) I park in a garage and sometimes leave late in the evening. I need to make sure there is no one in my car now before I enter it. GM waited too long to recall their cars. I am asking Honda to be more proactive since this is a know issue. I believe there is a class action suit currently pending for this issue, so there are obviously a large number of Honda owners who have experienced this issue but may have not reported it here.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #181

May 292014


  • 54,000 miles
This is a serious safety issue. The lock on the right side rear will not open manually nor will it open with the remote except for about one second when the remote is pressed. If there had been any kind of emergency anyone in that seat would not have been able to get out. Complained to the dealer, but because it was out of warranty it will cost about $300 to fix. Thought this issue should be reported as a warning to others with keyless entry remotes. Very dangerous.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #180

Jun 012013


  • 103,000 miles
The first sign of a door locking problem started with my rear hatch not opening. The next day I found the rear passenger door does not lock and the locks keep clicking as you drive. My research on the internet tells me after drivers pay Honda many hundreds of dollars for this repair the problem returns on another door or the actuator they replace fails again.this is a safety hazard for both a passenger falling out or a criminal getting in and attacking someone or stealing the car and or its contents. Why is nothing being done when so many people are at risk.this is not a potential problem, it is an existing problem for CRV, civic and Accord drivers.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #179

May 192014


  • 178,000 miles


When I unlocked all the doors - the front passenger door lock opened but then retracted and the door would not open - I clicked the open switch several times and was finally able to open the door - but then the switch seemed to jam again - further research indicated that the actuator is the cause. This appears to be a potentially serious issue - if the door will not open in the event of an emergency - at the very least it is frustrating to have to remember to try to open the door as soon as it is activated otherwise it will retract and not open. I have in the interim tried applying some white lithium grease to the inside and it appears to help temporarily - but the actuator will eventually have to be replaced. I was trying to inquire if this shouldn't be a recall or reimbursement for repair from Honda.....

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #178

May 152014


  • 118,000 miles
The automatic locks and door lock actuators seem to be malfunctioning. The locks will randomly unlock and lock miles into a drive. When the door is locked with the side door button on either the drivers side or passengers side the actuator makes a horrible noise. When the key is used to unlock the vehicle the actuator makes a horrible noise as well.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #177

May 162012


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V.the contact stated that the rear driver and rear passenger side doors failed to lock or unlock remotely or manually. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured lock actuator. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Charlestown, MA, USA

problem #176

Apr 212014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 57,321 miles
The first sign of a door locking problem started with my rear hatch not opening. As a senior female I had to struggle to get 10 40lb bags of smelly wet fertilizer over the passenger seats and out a passenger door. The next day I found the rear passenger door does not lock and the locks keep clicking as you drive. Two Honda dealers we called offer nothing but an expensive repair. My research on the internet tells me after drivers pay Honda many hundreds of dollars for this repair the problem returns on another door or the actuator they replace fails again.this is a safety hazard for both a passenger falling out or a criminal getting in and attacking someone or stealing the car and or its contents. Why is nothing being done when so many people are at risk.this is not a potential problem, it is an existing problem for CRV, civic and Accord drivers.

- White, Not Of Hispanic Origin, NJ, USA

problem #175

Oct 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The door lock on both the drivers side door and the drivers side rear door have been having problems with the door lock actuator where the door will not securely lock when the door lock is activated. The back drivers side door in particular will initially lock then slowly unlock within 2 seconds and the front door will sometimes just not lock at all, almost like it is stuck.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #174

Feb 092014


  • miles
The rear passenger door locks and unlocks while driving. One day my son had a difficult time getting out of the car because as soon as he unlocked the door it would lock again. Concerns I have are someone getting in my car while I'm stopped at a light, etc. Or a child opening the door from inside while the car is moving. It doesn't seem to matter how fast or slow the car is moving, it will still lock and unlock on its own.

- Wellington, KS, USA

problem #173

Apr 202014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the doors independently locked. The contact also mentioned that the door failed to unlock without the use of the key fob. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 85,000. Updated 06/10/14 the consumer stated all 4 door locks and rear hatch immediately lock when the doors were closed. This is occurs whether the engine is running or not. This activated the alarm so that passengers cannot unlock the doors manually. Updated 06/10/2014

- Plano , TX, USA

problem #172

Apr 142014


  • miles
The front passanger side door immediately locks itself after being unlocked. It happens when the door is being unlocked from the inside with the lock/unlock button on the door. It also happens when you use the key fob. As soon as you unlock the doors the front passanger side door locks itself.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #171

Apr 082014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 59,200 miles
Doors in vehicle lock and unlock themselves while driving. Problem appears to happen around the speed of 15 mph, both while accelerating and breaking, ie: Slowing down to eventual stop. While this occurs, it is possible to open the door, even as the vehicle is in motion. Lock "sounds" are also heard as the locks engage, and disengage while driving. This happens every time we drive. Also, when the car is parked and we attempt to lock the car; both with the buttons on either the driver side and passenger side, or the button on the key fob, the drivers side lock makes an unusual sound, like the door is attempting to lock, but something is "off track". when this occurs, the drivers side door is unable to lock. Because of this, we cannot set the alarm on the vehicle, which allows anyone to enter the vehicle at the driver side and the hatchback. This problem occurs about 70% of the time. Further research into this issue shows that several others have experienced this malfunction in most Honda crvs between the years 2007-2010. Usually occurs on or around the 50K mile mark, when the factory warranty is no longer effective. Because Honda will supply customers with the same actuator as already equipped in the vehicle, the problem is not corrected, and eventual repeat of same defects occur.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #170

Mar 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My Honda cr V 2007 door lock. It started about one and one half ago, the back driver door kept locking and unlocking as I drive. Later the other door started to act up, now 04/05/2014, it opens while I drive. The driver side stay open (always) I cannot lock the car.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

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