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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,231 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 10 of 11)

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problem #33

Jul 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


It started on the back driver's side door. It would not stay locked. It always popped back unlocked. Every time I would push on the gas after being stopped a light or slowed down for a speed bump, etc. The doors all tried to relock to get that one door locked, but it would just pop back open again. Then, in the last month my driver's side door started to do the same thing. Now my locks have gone haywire. They are constantly locking and unlocking. When I turn my car off all the doors will lock. When I try to unlock them they automatically relock in 2 seconds. I have to always keep my keys with me for fear of them getting locked in the car. Luckily I stuck a spare underneath the car because the next day my 1 yr old got locked in the car with my keys! today my locks are making an unearthly grinding sound every time they try to lock which could be 20 times just in one trip to the grocery store. I really would like the dealer to fix their own mistake.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #32

Nov 012012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that she was unable to get in her vehicle with the lock system. After the vehicle finally unlocked, she had issues getting out of the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 71,000.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #31

Jan 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
This thing happened over a year & now it even worse. All lock sys. Will auto lock by themselves after I pressed unlock for 2 seconds; when I'm driving on the road, all four door-locks make the sound too loud with lock & unlock by themselves until I get home. I remember one time; when I took a flyer that stuck on my windshield before I drove home; suddenly, my door had locked by the wind. That made me crazy to find the way to open it because my little boy (10 months) was inside & being locked! I have to ask for help from a locksmith. For 20 minutes standing outside & see my little boy's crying without doing anything to help him!!!!!! now : both rear doors can not be locked! whenever I lock them by the remote or manually. But my front doors are keep locking after two seconds. I'm so worried that some day people will find out my secret ( about doors not locking) & my car will be gone! I asked the dealer to fix the problem. Do you know how much to fix that ?? almost $ $400 per door (after tax) ! how can I handle that amount for things to be fix which they are not my fault! can some one tell me what should I do ?

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #30

Oct 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that she was able to remove the key from the ignition without the transmission being in park. As the contact exited the vehicle, it rolled away. The contact immediately placed the vehicle into park but the vehicle continued to roll and did not stop until it crashed into some barn wood. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000. The current mileage was approximately 69,000...updated 03/18/13 updated 04/02/2013

- New Port, PA, USA

problem #29

Jul 022012


  • 55,000 miles
Problem started with driver-side rear locks. Would not always lock, constantly tried to relock itself while driving, and made rattling sound. Problem has spread to all doors. Driver side door will not lock at all. Passenger-side rear lock will not unlock. Hatch will not open. Other doors relock themselves immediately so you have less than one second to open door. Using the key itself makes no difference.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #28

Jun 202012


  • 125,000 miles
Car security system automatically lock doors after a few seconds of unlocking. Can not unlock car with keys have to use fob. Right side passenger door wont lock proppally.

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #27

Oct 142012


  • 84,000 miles


Passenger side door automatic lock malfunction. At times would not open/ at times would not lock. When I use the master control (on the drivers side door) or the key fob, the passenger side lock continually clicks. Also the locks continue to click open and locked as I drive (especially when I speed up from a stop.) I have heard that many other people have the same type of problems.

- Northport, NY, USA

problem #26

May 152009


  • 4,500 miles
Honda CRV 2007 issue: Doors when locked by either remote or via car would lock all doors except the drivers. Honda did cover it the first time then a year later the issue happened again but this time was in the back passenger side. Also the front center door light (right side) fails to turn on when you open the doors, it will however turn on when you press the button. Even got a new bulb but issue remained. I use to think Honda was a great car do basic maintenance and you should be set. This is not the case. There are two recalls on this car and Honda has not even notified me of even one of those and when I called the dealer and asked about the power steering pump they didn't mention the recall but stated it would cost $600. Tsb number & issue date tsb title 11-050 Oct 11 recall - ECM/tcm updates to prevent A/T damage  tsb title 08-070 Sep 08 campaign - power steering pump seizure.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #25

Dec 072012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Windshield wipers run erratically. While driving (in the rain), wipers stopped in the non parked position. Then wipers came back on and unable to turn them off even after turning car off and back on.

- Gorham, ME, USA

problem #24

Sep 152012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Both of the front door locks actuators are not working properly. Some times when you try to unlock the car the doors won't unlock, in other occasions when you try to lock the car the doors stay unlocked. This is causing the alarm to arm itself and when you open the door the alarm goes off, the only way to turn it off is with the control remote. Some times the alarm gets armed while we are in the car and it won"T start due to the defective door latch actuators. In various occasions the doors remained locked while we were in the car. The unlock button does not unlock the doors, even trying to unlock the lock manually wont work. The actuators stay locked!!! I"M pretty sure the back doors will start failing too any time soon. This is definitely a safety issue. Honda needs to put out a recall to this problem right a way, or maybe they waiting until someone dies to do something about their poor parts quality.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #23

May 022010


  • 42,904 miles


Front doors started locking automatically. After approx. 9 months all doors started locking automatically. All doors would lock immediately after engine was turned off, locking all occupants inside. Would lock when car was idling in park and was unable to open doors manually with key from outside. Car was stolen then recovered. Whatever was used to steal it must have reset computer. Because for approx.1 week after recovery door locks worked fine. Now it is back to the problem as before. My 1 yr. Old grandson was locked in the car for a brief time due to this issue, luckily one of the rear windows was down and my daughter crawled thru. I have read there is a recall for this problem on 2006 Honda CRV, but not for the 2007. It is possible that left over defective parts from 2006 models were used in 2007. I am told I could have to pay up to $900 to repair this problem. I not only don't have the money, but I don't accept that it should be my problem. It's not like it's from wear and tear or misuse of the vehicle. This is my third Honda I've owned, and my last unless someone would at least acknowledge there is a problem here. Thank you

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
My driver door and hood door are unable to open; took it to Honda dealer and it's costing me over $800 for them just to break the door panel and then to fix the electrical issue it's a separate bill; this vehicle should be recalled due to electrical issue and I find it to be very unsafe.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #21

Dec 122009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
When driving the vehicle, the automatic power door locks are supposed to engage when the car reaches approximately 10 mph, while driving my vehicle, this does happen but after the door locks engage, both rear doors on my vehicle unlock for no apparent reason. This appears to me to be a safety issue as I have 3 small grandchildren and I am afraid to allow them to ride in the back seat of my vehicle for fear that they may open the doors while the vehicle is moving and even though this vehicle is equipped with "childproof door locks", I will not totally rely on this as the only method to securing the doors. I have spoken to Honda on a couple of occasions in this matter, but they seem to attribute it to a wear and tear or electrical issue and even though they agreed with me that this was a potential safety issue, they did not seem to take my concerns seriously.I have also discovered that the 2006 Honda CR-V was recalled for the exact same problem and as early as a few months ago the 2012 Honda CR-V along with some Acura models are being recalled for these defective power door lock mechanisms.I replaced the front door mechanism in 2009 only to have both rear door mechanisms fail at the same time a short time later. I find it hard to attribute the failure of two individual parts to fail at the same time to a case of wear and tear or an electrical issue. I feel that these parts are failing due to an inferior design and I would like for this matter to be investigated. Thank you.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 272012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,500 miles
The power door locks on my car unlocks and locks while driving.. passengers and driver side doors lock and cannot reopen unless U have the key or the driver unlocks the door making this a dangerous safety feature..thus if something happens to the driver the passengers in the car cannot get out.. several times that I have gotten out of the car to go into the store and left my handicapped sister in the car she tried to get out to use the stores bathroom and found that she could not get out of the car.. it was locked and the power door locks failed this has happened way too many times according to the internet when this problem is googled it appears to be a common problem..Honda needs to recall these cars and fix them this is a safety hazard if you were a passenger and got into an accident which knocks the driver out and there was a car fire etc the passengers would burn to death because they can not open the doors from the inside... or the out side... please help us Honda wanted $253 to fix one door lock I have no money to do this they should recall these vehicles.. as they are aware of this problem according to the internet...

- Port St Lucie , FL, USA

problem #19

May 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Door lock actuator failure on left passenger door. Door would lock uncommanded. Actuator replaced at owners cost and 1 week after first actuator replacement drivers door master actuator failed which would not allow the unlock of passenger doors. Passengers could not egress car from their doors. This condition would be unsafe in an accident.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #18

May 212012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The vehicle began resetting door locks whenever vehicle was stopped and accelerated through 6 or 7 mph. So far it is just the front, right passenger door, but based on hundreds of other complaints it seems like it will only be getting worse. This is very unsafe because I live in a city and anyone could easily jump into the car and hijack the vehicle. This puts everyone in danger of being harmed and puts my car at great risk of theft. It is ridiculous that this has not gotten a recall when it has been a problem for years. I only have 34,000 miles on my car. There is no reason why my car should be experiencing electrical problems. I have to manually lock the door and even when I do it still reopens itself sometimes. This seems to be a common problem. The government needs to get involved. These car companies should not be getting away with selling defective products. They should take responsibility for selling a defective product. Toyota was not penalized until people started dying. It is only a matter of time before a Honda owner becomes the victim.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #17

Jun 042012


  • 57,600 miles
Right front passenger door will not stay locked, no matter how I try to lock it. It locks and slowly opens itself.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #16

May 152010


  • 10,000 miles
When checking washer fluid, I noticed the fluid was not visible, so I added the proper fluid. As nothing happened, I looked under car, & the washer solution was running out on the concrete floor, as I poured it into jug. Upon further examination, I found pieces of the tubing that had been chewed on, and in some areas, chewed completely through. One of these areas I was able to access via a plastic door, about 12 inches wide, by about 2 inches in height, located under the hood, in the center of the firewall, just below the windshield wipers. I found pieces of tubing in this area, also. Looking further, I found insulation that mice had moved from an unknown area, to make their nest. With some difficulty, I finally received a call from a Honda rep, in California. After about 25 minutes of discussion, in a peaceful manner, I was not offered any solution to the mice problem, as I was trying to get Honda to help me determine where the point of entry was located at, in the car body, that would allow mice to gain entry. As a former auto mechanic, & a structure aircraft mechanic, I planned to make the repair myself. (the insulation movement could be affecting the A/C & heating systems, also). Later, I found both of the wires to the left clearance light had been chewed completely through, wire & all. I later read on a web site, that the wiring insulation was made out of recycled food material, such as the husks from corn, or pods from mature dried beans!! I consider the windshield washer problem a safety hazard, for sure. Other mfg of asian cars could be using food grade wiring. If the mice can't be stopped, they could totally destroy these newer type cars, looking for shelter, with a built-in food supply. This should be considered a fire hazard, also, in my opinion, due to causing a short-circuit in the wiring systems.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #15

Apr 022012


  • 80,000 miles
Front driver and trunk doors power locks stop working. It seemed to be very common issue for Honda Cr-vs 2007 and younger. I was told by dealership to replace two latches would cost me staggering $500. It definitely seem to be the design problem. I am not sure why Honda does not act to recall the part, forcing customers to pay for its shortcomings.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #14

Apr 042012


  • 20,000 miles
The hatch wouldn't open. Noticed the back left door was stuck locked while other doors opened when unlocked w/key remote and manually from front drivers side door. So I manually opened the lock on the back left door which enabled the hatch to open. From then, the back left door wouldn't lock. Noticed this while driving--my son opened door several times, luckily we weren't on the freeway and he was in a child seat. Otherwise he would've flew out. The door sounded like it locked as it always did but didn't realized the back door wasn't locked.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

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