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:
74,832 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 3 of 11)

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problem #177

Sep 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles


The door locks are locking or unlocking on their own at different times while the vehicle is moving. Passengers are unable to open their doors at certain times.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #176

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 #175

May 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Front passenger door will not stay in unlocked position after using manual unlock, or key fob. Just forces back to locked. Am concerned that if there is a crash - the door will not be able to be opened.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #174

Sep 052014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The rear passenger door automatically unlocks after main lock button is pushed on interior of driver's door as well as on the key fob. All other locks can easily lock/unlock manually except this door. It seems to be stuck until the button on driver's side door is pushed to lock. But almost instantly, it will unlock again. Anytime the car is driven past 9mph, the car keeps trying to lock all the doors making an annoying noise.

- Westminster , CA, USA

problem #173

Apr 012014


  • 51,900 miles
Rear driver door comes unlocked when driving or when parked. Will not stay locked.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #172

Aug 082014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
On August 8, 2014 my CR-V would not start. I called road side assistance and they came and jumped the battery. I took the vehicle and had a diagnostic test ran on the battery and both the battery and alternator were charging. On August 19, 2014, my CR-V would not start for the 2nd time. This time I took it to a repair shop and had the battery, starter and alternator diagnostic check done, all were charging and working without incident.the mechanic stated that the battery cables were loose, so he tightened them. On August 23, 2014 my CR-V would not start for the 3rd time. I am completely at a loss and do not know what can be done.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #171

Jul 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


I have owned the car since August 3, 2007. Only superior Honda and jeff wyler Honda has serviced my car. July, 1, 2014 the starter made a clicking noise especially when first starting the car in the morning. Jeff wyler just gave me a statement from Honda corporation office stating that if a customer complains about a clicking noise do not bother to fix it. There is nothing you can do it is a quirk with the starter relay system. Just tell them to turn the key faster. I have turned my key the same way for the past 7 years and have never heard this sound. If this is a "known" quirk since 2001 then why don't they get an engineer to design a new starter. I am sure the starter is going bad in the car. It never did this before, but the service manager at performance Honda which I took it to at the advice of the case manager at Honda corporation told me he could make all the Honda on his lot make the same sound. God forbid if you had a disability and could not turn your key fast enough you would never get your car started. This is ridiculous. If they replace my starter they tell me it will have the same problem, but why did this only start happening now? I am afraid to drive my car more than 15 miles from home. I want to visit my daughter in Florida who is in the navy, but I am afraid to drive the car that far.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #170

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 #169

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 #168

Jun 212013


  • 104,672 miles
After shopping, used car fob to unlock doors. Tailgate was still locked. Driver side second row door also still locked. Multiple attempts to get the doors unlocked failed. Used key to unlock driver door. Tried the power locks from the inside. Other than the driver's door, the car was still locked. Went to dealer, where a tech physically wrenched the passenger side door to open. For the next two days, the power locks constantly "kachunked" as I was driving, trying to repeatedly lock and unlock. Back to dealer, having discovered that the 2007 cr V had numerous problems with the locks. Dealer claimed to be surprised to hear this. No, Honda would not consider this a flaw, and I had to pay to have the door locks fixed. I told them that this was hugely dangerous, that randomly locking doors which wouldn't unlock were a genuine hazard. I attempted to call Honda corporate to no avail. I believe this problem is sufficiently dangerous to warrant a recall.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #167

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 #166

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 #165

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 #164

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 #163

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 #162

May 242014


  • 105,000 miles
Since you don't have the right choice to choose from.... our CRV... grandson closed the drivers door with the keys in car and it locked.. tried to unlock door with spare keys and it wouldn't work.. not manually or with the push buttons on keys.... dropped my granddaughter off for swim class and unlocked the door with button inside car and it locked again before I could open door.. tried numerous times and car would not stay unlocked.. finally, had to use one hand to unlock door and the other hand on handle to open it before it locked again... if we were in an accident, how would I be able to get myself and or grandkids out of the car fast enough to save them"???" Honda, I found out has known about this since 2007 and continues to look the other way... something needs to be done before someone gets killed... not like what GM did... lets get this fixed and right before something bad happens to americans !!!!!!

- Sellersburg , IN, USA

problem #161

Apr 012014


  • 60,000 miles
My rear passenger door does not lock. When I press lock either by the driver side or on my key fob, the lock would close, but then reopen again. This is very unsafe. Anyone can open my car and steak things inside. Very unsafe.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #160

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 #159

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 #158

May 222014


  • 74,000 miles
Last week I go to lock my car and is keep pushing lock on my clicker and it never beeps. So I go back to my car and look and all the doors are locking except for my drivers side. I end up manually locking it and when I come out it works fine. Now today (three days later) it is doing it again expect this time it locks extremely fast. I hit unlock to get out of my car and if I do not get out fast enough the door locks on its own while all the other doors stay unlocked.

- Glendora, CA, USA

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