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:
73,354 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 11)

problem #205

Jan 012010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the door lock system failed numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the door actuator, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection and stated that the lock system fuse needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #204

Dec 252014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Back door will not lock. It seems thats the latch is not holding even when lock. With little force I can open the door when it suppose to be lock. Door will also become unlock by the bump force of speed bumbs. The car has low miliegae and never been in a crash. I feel that the locking components should last much longer than 83K miles. It seems that other consumers have the same problem but Honda is doing nothing about it. Someone get this going and put a recall in order.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #203

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 #202

Nov 042014


  • 110,000 miles


The door locks cycle from unlocked to lock and then the right rear door does not lock at all anymore. Cannot secure the vehicle due to power locking system malfunctions while driving and when stationary does not stay locked.

- Atascosa , TX, USA

problem #201

Oct 052010


  • 70,000 miles
The door lock actuators on our 2007 CR-V started to malfunction a few years ago. They automatically lock and unlock while driving and the rear drivers side door will not lock at all. This is a serious safety concern. We also have lost items to criminals that have on multiple occasions gotten into the car through the un-lockable door. We got some of these actuators fixed before our extended warranty expired - but since then, they have failed once again and now we beyond the 100,000 mile warranty period. We see online that this is common problem that Honda has been ignoring and now have no recourse but to complain to you fine government people to make them take care of their responsibility to provide us a safe vehicle that we can lock. All we want is for Honda to fix the problem on our car with door actuators that do not leave us vulnerable to criminals. Please make it so that we can lock the doors on our car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #200

Feb 132013


  • 68,000 miles
Dear NHTSA, I own 2007 CRV ex-L. I'm experiencing a peculiar problem in my CRV sometimes the door gets locked automatically or when we try to open it through remote keys, door gets locks immediately with in a second. One time my kid was inside and accidentally I closed the door and it got locked. I was really scared but luckily after few tries, it got opened. I don't want to think about it, if this happens in a crucial time when we want to open the door and all are inside the car.when I said this to my friend who owns 2008 CRV, he said that he is also having the same problem and he referred another friend who has the same problem. So I think we need to investigate this issue to avoid any terrible situation in future. If needed I can share two of my friends information right now. When I searched internet, I found lot of people has the same problem particularly with 2007 to 2011 all Honda models.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #199

Sep 102014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


The driver side power locks are locking all doors automatically and immediately after I unlock it via the key fob or the unlock/lock switch inside the vehicle. It can not be unlocked manually because it is very resistant to moving. I have been told this is an actuator failure and is common in 2007 Honda CRV.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #198

Jul 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Initially, over a year ago, the power door lock actuator would make a high pitched humming/whining noise when activated, but the door locks still worked properly back then. In the last two months, the door locks sound as if they are locking and unlocking repeatedly and continuously on their own without any human intervention as I drive the vehicle. The locking/unlocking noise seems to be related to the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. This is a safety issue as the door locks will not remain locked as I drive the vehicle. My internet search reveals that this is a common problem with Honda CRV's from 2007 to 2011. This safety problem should be the subject of a recall. Honda knows of the problem as there is at least one lawsuit seeking class certification in the United States district court for the district of New Jersey, but Honda will not fix the problem. See a similar power door lock actuator problem on earlier years Honda crvs was widespread also according to information that I read on the internet.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #197

Sep 242014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Rear door locking mechanism failure due to defect the door will not remain locked, this is a child safety issue as the child lock has failed as well. The door can not be locked, this seems to be a common issue on this model.

- Georgetown, TX, 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

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