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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,832 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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

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problem #197

Nov 102015

CR-V

  • 111,000 miles

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

I came out of work and started my car. It smelled horrible, like an electrical fire. I brought it to my Honda dealership and they said it is the clutch mechanism. The A/C compressor failed and it is going to cost $1600 to fix. This was legitimately out of nowhere with no issue up until this point in time and it took me completely by surprise. Upon looking online, there are several reports of similar situations. A recall really should be done. This is an extremely expensive repair for owners to be burdened with.

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #196

Feb 022015

CR-V

  • 80,000 miles
The locks are clicking on and off constantly while driving in traffic at a slow speed. They are not locking or unlocking the way they should. I already had the lock accentuator replaced with the recall. That did not cure my problem. My passenger window is not working as well. I cannot roll it down as it takes several tries to roll it back up. There is a serious eletronic flaw which could lock me in my car preventing me from getting out if I cannot roll my windows down. I will have to get a video of this while driving.

- Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #195

Jul 092014

CR-V

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery, starter, and alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #194

Jul 302015

CR-V

  • 125,400 miles

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

Back doors will not lock. I tried to lock them manually as well as with the key remote and my back doors are always unlocked. The kids could fall out when moving if they open the doors.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #193

Sep 032015

CR-V

  • 78,220 miles
While driving in city traffic the passenger doors were locking and unlocking. At one point the passenger front door would unlock on its own. I was unable to get it to stay locked. The next time I used the car all seemed normal. This is very dangerous.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #192

Jul 202015

CR-V

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle failed to increase acceleration when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the air conditioner was activated and emitted hot air through the vents. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The air compressor was replaced. The failure recurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was not repaired for most recent failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Britsol, CT, USA

problem #191

Mar 312014

CR-V

  • 114,000 miles

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

Hello. Starting in April 2014, when ever I would drive my car the locks woud begin unlocking and relocking creating a safety issue. The issue progressively deteriorated until I went to my local browns city Honda with the issue resulting in my paying a $377.42 invoice to replace the actuator/door lok in my 2007 Honda CRV. Further moore, it was only in the last visit to the local Honda dealer, where I made purchaes this car and a previoulsy purchased new 2010 Honda civic, at browns city hoda, in glen burnie, md 21061, that a service Honda customer service tech advised my od a recall on the actuator door lock. Today and also on June 6, 2015 I called Honda for assistance with downloading the form for a reimbursement request, and the Honda rep declined assist to find the form then said that recall reimbursement expired on July 6, 2015, four days ago. Not once in the previous conversatopn with a Honda customer service rep was such mentioned. To further add injury to insult, the Honda rep stated that Honda is not responsible. Please advise.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #190

Jun 272008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My door locks unlock and lock while driving. While my passenger back door does not lock. I had bought an extended warranty for the vehicle but when I took it to the dealership they said they are aware of the problem but it will cost money to fix. Same thing happened when their was a recall on the rear diff. Fluid even though the car was under the 30K warranty they tried to charge me 350$ to fix it. Also the leather on both front doors started peeling under warranty and the dealership tried to charge me for it.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #189

Feb 012010

CR-V

  • miles
My 2007 Honda CR-V has had a lock actuator malfunction passenger door remains unlocked/locked while driving and unlocks when I try to lock the car, which is a huge safety risk! also, the door lock and unlock when I got below 10mph and make a huge clicking sound. I can not drive one of my nephews in the front passenger side to avoid safety concerns, every night when I lock my car, the right rear passenger door is unlocked or locked....depending on it's mood. I have read online that there is no recall for this huge safety risk and that this is typical of Honda and its electrical system. If I want Honda to fix the problem, it will cost over $700 for a problem caused by Honda. I have read online hundreds of other 2007 Honda CR-V owners who are experiencing the same lock actuator issue and feel their safety is at risk for their passengers and for the car in general. I received a recall for the driver door but there needs to be a recall the passenger door and not have to wait for a reimbursement. I do home when they fix my driver door that works they will fix the window that shakes if I let in halt way down.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #188

Jan 032012

CR-V

  • 100,000 miles
Several years ago our front passenger and one of the rear doors would not remain unlocked or locked, depending on their mood. Nor could we unlock the front passenger door from the inside. We had to get something fixed - the lock actuator I believe it is called. A few months back, Sep/Oct 2014, our passenger side door would not remain unlocked for more than two seconds, though we could lock/unlock from the fob or the passenger or driver side lock controls. Since December, we can not even use the outside key lock, and can only unlock the car from the fob, and the driver side door still will not remain unlocked. Now I hear this is a common problem with our 2007 CRV. Before I bring my car in for expensive repairs on something Honda got wrong, I am filing this complaint. As this is a safety problem.. can not unlock the door to get out in case of an emergency, and could not get into the car if our fob fails, which I hear also happens, Honda should fix this.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #187

Oct 162013

CR-V

  • 85,000 miles

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

For over a year, my 2007 Honda CR-V has had a lock actuator malfunction where the right year passenger door remains unlocked while driving and unlocks when I try to lock the car. My 4 year old nephew was in the back seat and was able to open the door while we were in motion which is a huge safety risk! also, the doors lock and unlock when I got below and above 10mph and make a huge clicking sound. Not only can I only drive one of my nephews in my car at a time and they must sit on the left side to avoid them opening the door again, every night when I lock my car, the right rear passenger door is unlocked and anyone can get in the car. Also, anyone is able to jump in my car if I am at a stop light, and living in DC, that is a definite possibility! now today when I went to go to work, both of my fab remote entry keys stopped working and I cant get in my car. I have read online that there is no recall for this huge safety risk and that this is typical of Honda and its electrical system. If I want Honda to fix the problem, it will cost over $1,000 for a problem caused by Honda. I have read online hundreds of other 2007 Honda CR-V owners who are experiencing the same lock actuator issue and feel their safety is at risk for their passengers and for the car in general. Please let me know if there is a recall from Honda and if this safety risk is being addressed.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #186

Jan 052015

CR-V

  • 173,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle started to sputter and made a jerking motion after the engine and vehicle stability warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the cylinder tube misfired and the computer failed and needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact stated that all of the doors would lock and unlock without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the door lock actuator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 173,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #185

Oct 062014

CR-V 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Passenger side door lock will not stay locked! and the other three doors lock seconds after unlocking them with remote?

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #184

Dec 162014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I made the decision to buy this car for safety reasons. Now I can lose my key at anytime or leave me stranded bc the fob encasing is weak and they know this because the service manager at the dealership in my town felt bad and took pity on me and "replaced" the casing for me twice now and 'only' charged me $40 each time. The door intermittently locks me out or comes on and off. I went to have it repaired and I can't afford the $300 just to see if it'll work. Now - I live in a high humidity area and no recall for our airbags. I have a child that rides with me regularly and it's like playing roulette. Thanks Honda. My Pilot I had to get rid of for stopping for no reason while driving - well I thought it was a fluke. Honda is no longer the company it used to be. How about owning up to what your weaknesses and just taking care of them because people are buying your products? should be criminal to do these things to people. Well maybe we will either die because we're stranded on side of the road in the middle of nowhere because somebody kills us. Or maybe we'll just get locked in our vehicle and die in a fiery crash bc we can't get out. Or maybe we get lucky because the airbags explode and shoot metal at us and it goes quick. This is disgusting. I will never buy another Honda.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #183

Jun 192013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Just like many complaints about the front passenger's door lock unlocked by itself or just simply won't lock at all. It costs over 200 bucks to fix it and they won't fix it for free...after all, it's a manufacturer's defect. No wonder my sister said: "never, never and never buy another Honda!!!"

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #182

Nov 052014

CR-V

  • 74,600 miles
The rear right side door works the opposite of the other doors, with switching the gear from drive to park, with the remote, or using the drivers side button. All three doors will unlock but the rear right side door unlocks and then locks back up again. And when I lock all the doors the rear right side door unlocks, which makes it unsafe while driving and kids in the back seat or when the car is parked overnight (vehicle mileage 74,600). Please help.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #181

Nov 142014

CR-V

  • 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 #180

Nov 042014

CR-V

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated the doors locked independently immediately after the key was removed from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The contact suspected that the failure was due to a faulty door lock actuator. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Fair Lawn , NJ, USA

problem #179

Jan 292014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Battery dead after sitting overnight.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #178

Oct 052010

CR-V

  • 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

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