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CarComplaints.com 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:
72,886 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 10)

problem #197

Nov 142014


  • 118,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while traveling approximately 20 mph, the front and rear driver side door unlocked independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the door lock actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. In addition, the front passenger side door failed to open with the key fob. The vehicle had not been repaired for the recent failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #196

Sep 102013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Right rear door, actuator switch making a horrible noise. Sometimes the door will not lock at all. I have read of literally hundreds of other Honda CRV's that do the same thing and Honda should stand behind this defect instead of ignoring it. They should live up to their reputation!

- Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA

problem #195

Feb 042014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,876 miles
Left rear door lock was repeatedly engaging/disengaging for several months prior, then unable to lock door at all. Repair garage replaced lock actuator and cable for charge of $253.57. Currently the right front door lock intermittently fails to remain in locked position both while parked and in motion. Current mileage is 90552.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #194

Apr 012014


  • 51,900 miles


Rear driver door comes unlocked when driving or when parked. Will not stay locked.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #193

Aug 202014


  • 94,650 miles
Rear right door locks itself approximately 1/2 second after unlocking, whether via electric switch or by manually pushing the unlock lever. I consider this a safety issue, as egress is only possible by a precisely-timed, two-step process: Unlock the door and rapidly actuate the door handle. The component does not fail-safe; it fails into an unsafe mode.

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #192

Jul 142014


  • 60,000 miles
My 2007 Honda CR-V, passenger door locks itself immediately after unlock by the main lock/unlock switch, key fob or the manual tab in the door. We have to be very precise in unlocking and pulling the door at the same time. Even a second delay could bring the boor back in to unlock position. This can be very dangerous in case of fire or accident as the passenger can not unlock and escape from the vehicle. Please look in to it. Thanks

- Holland , MI, USA

problem #191

Aug 012012


  • 100,000 miles


The doors will not stay lock while moving; time of parking the driver door will not stay locked.

- Wise, VA, USA

problem #190

Jul 312014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
The doorlocks are having a number of problems. The doors began unlocking themselves shortly after locking them. The front passenger door won't stay locked, the right rear door is frozen in the locked position and the door is unusable, the driver rear door stays in the unlocked position, and the rear hatch won't unlock; therefore, it won't open. At this point, two of my doors won't open and the locks continuously try locking over and over as I drive under approximately 10mph. As I search the internet I see multiple people with the same problems, but my fear is my family getting trapped in this car if the locks seize and won't allow passengers to egress the vehicle. I hope it doesn't take an unfortunate event for someone to step up and take notice that there is a problem.

- Daphne, AL, USA

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

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