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 5 of 11)

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problem #133

Oct 072013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


Front passenger door lock actuator bad. The door would not stay in locked position.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #132

May 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
While driving rear passenger door locks and unlocks.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #131

Jun 122013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The front passenger door will not stay unlocked. As soon as you unlock it, it relocks in less than a second. People have trouble getting out of the car, which is obviously a safety issue.

- Slingerlands, NY, USA

problem #130

Jan 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Door locks are locking and unlocking while driving.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #129

Jul 042013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
From August 2013, right front door started to lock by itself right after I unlock it. Several weeks later, the right rear door started to keep locking itself with very loud noise when the speed of car reaches 20~30 miles/hour. It was very annoying and I fixed the car, which cost me over $300. However, now the left rear door started to keep locking whenever the car reaches to the speed of 20~30 miles/hour.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #128

Sep 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
For the last 2 years my 2007 CR-V has had issues with electric door-lock operation 1)the passenger door does not unlock. Unlocking all doors via drivers side or key fob momentarily opens the passenger lock " it then automatically locks again in 2-4 seconds. This is a safety issue as the passenger cannot get out in the event of an emergency. Door handle operation does not over-ride the lock " and the 2-4 second window electronically unlocking is difficult to synchronize handle operation in the best of circumstance. 2)in addition, all door locks continuously lock"lock?.lock when driving forward @ approximately 8-10km/hour. I am the original owner. There are many similar complaints " I see ~ 105 at

- Edmonton, CA, USA

problem #127

May 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Passenger door lock will remain lock after pressing unlock button on key and on door. Lock actuator has a grinding sound when locking.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #126

Jun 012013


  • 67,000 miles
The doors and trunk on my vehicles locks automatically after seconds of being open if you are in the car without the keypad you will be locked in the car the unlock button in the car doesn't work.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #125

Sep 232013


  • 59,943 miles
In the last two weeks, suddenly the door locks won't remain open after opening with key fob. The door locks will open for a second or two, but then automatically return to the locked position. Appears to be an electro-mechanical malfunction with the electronics and locking actuators. This occurs on all doors (front and rear, including tailgate door), in all scenarios (engine running; engine not running; door open; door shut; key in ignition; key out of ignition). In addition, the door lock/unlock buttons on the door panel will not unlock's like the door lock button is stuck in the locked position. It takes a great amount of force to unlock the button, but then it automatically returns to the locked position. Have been unable to locate source of problem. This is a real safety issue!

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #124

Sep 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 119,400 miles
The passenger door regularly does not remain electronically locked despite using the driver door switch and/or remote. This could pose a serious safety concern if involved in vehicular accidents since the occupants may become entrapped when the defect prevents an occupant from unlocking the doors. Furthermore, this defect jeopardizes the safety of vehicle occupants since not all doors are capable of being manually unlocked from the exterior. Instead, and with the exception of the vehicles driver door, the electronic locking mechanism is the only method available to gain access to the vehicle from the exterior - only the driver's door has a slot allowing use of a physical key. While this issue risks the safety of all occupants, the door lock defect poses an acute risk to children in the front seat since they may be unable to open the door from inside the vehicle and, due to the lack of an exterior locking mechanism, an individual on the outside may not be able to unlock these doors and gain interior access. Honda has apparently long been well aware of this issue. Despite its longstanding knowledge of this design defect, Honda has routinely refused to repair the cars without charge when the defect manifests. As a result of defendants unfair, deceptive and/or fraudulent business practices, owners and/or leasees have suffered an ascertainable loss of money and/or property and/or loss in value. The unfair and deceptive trade practices committed by Honda has caused many aggravating circumstances. Had I known about this defect, at the time of purchase, I would not have bought it, or would have paid substantially less for it. Honda's alleged actions to properly notify consumers of this issue - and to offer successful repair at no charge to consumers - has seriously harmed Honda reputation.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #123

Oct 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 111,536 miles


Passenger door lock will remain open after pressing lock button on key. If driven, latch will automatically lock then open. Lock actuator has a grinding sound when locking or unlocking.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #122

Jul 242013


  • 99,354 miles
Door actuator unlock after locking it.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #121

Sep 162013


  • 60,000 miles
Passenger side door lock will lock itself after door is unlocked using remote. Missed an entire day of work because I locked myself out of the car yesterday. I'm in the medical field so it was a burden on many sick individuals who needed my help.

- Englewood Cliff , NJ, USA

problem #120

Jul 072008


  • 30,000 miles
Driver side door lock will not work, only manually, now all the locks actuate while I'm driving, which is anoying. And the window passenger side will not go up, this was fixed once already.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #119

Sep 082013


  • 70,000 miles
Passenger side door: I can unlock the passenger door with the key fob and they will re-lock themselves within 2 seconds. Few days ago I went into pharmacy and left my 8 year old niece in the car to pick up few things. Came back out in about 5-7 minutes and she was crying her eyes out yelling and screaming. I asked her what happened as I entered through the driver side door. She couldn't speak for few minutes because of tears. She told me she couldn't open the door and she got scared. Entire family is Honda and Acura loyal customers. My family had enough Honda problems with the 2011 Honda Accord brakes making squeaking noises after replacing brake pads 2 times. 2003 Acura TL transmission problem. Replacing 2007 CRV differential fluids numerous times and now a safety issue with the passenger side locks. I had enough. Good bye Honda!

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #118

Aug 012013


  • 57,500 miles
At first the passenger side door to my Honda 2007 CRV unlocks by itself, even after I lock it with the remote or manually. When I slow down to 10 mpr it would unlock and lock by itself. Now, the door only locks itself, even if the door is locked, it locks again, but now a annoying squeaking loud noise. I called the dealer and the cost is $375. I am hoping no more doors will need repairs to the door actuator as 4 doors @ 375 = a lot of money. Honda needs to do a recall on this!

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #117

Jul 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Failure of the door lock actuator. The rear driver's-side door continually unlocks, even despite the automatic lock feature. With small children in the back, I am unable to ensure their safety with an unlocked door while driving, or even while parked. Also, our belongings are at risk of theft because that door is constantly unlocked, even when locked by hand. Despite our efforts, the door unlocks itself immediately after we lock it.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #116

May 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
First issue was related to front passenger-side door lock. The lock can only be unlocked from the driver's side or with the keyless remote. Several weeks later, the rear passenger lock on the driver's side began locking and unlocking when I went above or below 10 miles per hour. My mechanic said it was probably the door actuator and that I should take it to the dealer. I have not done that to date because I viewed it as more nuisance than safety related. After reviewing some online information I realized my first assumption may be incorrect. I called Honda national to see what they had on this issue and possible remedies. I was informed that there was only a three year window for electrical issues; however, since the car is six years old, I will be financially responsible.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #115

Sep 052013


  • 32,213 miles
Passenger door locks and unable to open in emergency.

- Bremen, ME, USA

problem #114

Aug 282013


  • 46,650 miles
My first incident the last week of August 2013 my keyless lock would not lock my car and would beep 3X when I went to lock it. It would still stay open. After a few times of opening and closing my door it was fine but still did it over a 2 day period then it stopped and was fine. Today is Wednesday, September 4th and I pull in my driveway, turn off my car and the door unlocks as usual, then it locked itself immediately after that. I used my key to unlock it and opened my door quickly to get out. As I exited my car the door locked itself before I could even close my door and use the keyless remote. Even if I manually unlock my door it will lock itself immediately right after. I searched on the internet and found others are having the same problem with their 2007 Honda CRV. This is a safety issue and could result in death. Let me remind you it is September and very hot outside and hotter in the car. This could trap me or my passengers in my car and I am afraid.

- Orange, CA, USA

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