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 Owner Comments (Page 9 of 11)

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problem #53

Aug 012012


  • 75,000 miles


All five door locks will lock immediately after you unlock them making it very difficult to get into or out of the car. The locks will also lock and unlock randomly while driving under 15mph.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #52

May 012013


  • 85,000 miles
The left rear door does not lock when using the fob or when in the car. All other doors lock, the back door tries to lock, and then automatically unlocks. When accelerating from a stopped position, the door will try to lock, but then unlocks. After seeing all of the posts related to this problem, I think Honda should step up to resolve this.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #51

Apr 192013


  • 83,000 miles
Began having chronic issue with rear passenger door locks. Door cannot be manually locked and if I attempt to lock with key remote it immediately unlocks. I tried to see if keeping the child lock on would at least help keep it locked but it does not work. The car is constantly locking and unlocking every time I am in motion but immediately unlocks. This is very unsafe especially if transporting small children because the car does not stay locked at all. It is also unsafe to keep any belongings in the car overnight since the car cannot be locked under any circumstances.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #50

Feb 152012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that when starting the ignition, the door locks failed and locked all doors without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Port Stlucie, FL, USA

problem #49

Apr 292013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Front passenger door wont stay locked. Locks and then unlocks every time I slow down. Cant lock manually either so no security.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #48

May 032013


  • 61,000 miles
The right rear door lock reopens by itself after I lock the doors with the fob. The lock will not lock manually. Hence I cannot lock the vehicle. Several other people have complained of similar problems with this make and year vehicle - numerous complaints on the website. Apparently, a class action lawsuit was filed against Honda in January 2013 regarding this and other door lock problems of this year CRV vehicle. From internet research the price is about $300 to fix per door. I am unable to fully lock my car both when I am in it and when I am away from it. Hence we CRV owners are now subject to any one getting in or waiting in our vehicles and causing harm to us. Also any one can take anything or put anything into my unlocked car. We are open to some one jumping in our unlocked vehicles when we stop at traffic lights - especially at night. Finally, the car door automatic door locking system seems to try to lock the mentioned malfunctioned rear right door every time I slow below 10 mph and then speed up. I hear the clicking sound when the door is trying to be locked. The attempts are unsuccessful, the door does not lock thanks

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #47

Apr 302013


  • 52,000 miles


I have been having issues with the door lock actuator for the last 2 years, I have had them replaced, and now they are being replaced again. I can not lock them on the inside, and leaves my car open to anyone. I don't feel it is a safe. The dealership knows it is an issue yet they charge an arm & a leg to fix them. Ridiculous!!!

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #46

Apr 292013


  • miles
Passenger rear door lock not working. Honda dealership said the door lock actuator is broken and needs to be repaired. This seems to be a common occurence. They charged me $280 for repair.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #45

Mar 062013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 38,482 miles
2007 Honda CRV problems with door locks. The driver's door lock automatically unlocks while the vehicle is moving and can't be relocked. At first it was the passenger door lock, got that fixed @ Honda and cost about $300 back in Oct 2010 @ 38500 od mi. Now, the driver's door lock has the same problem! using remote keyless or driver's master door lock button, all doors lock except for the driver's door. It constantly makes grinding sounds and lock clicking on but does not lock!!.. tried to lock manually, but key does not work, afraid to force it and have it break in the lock. Safety issue and as well as property damage (unable to secure property). I hear this has been an ongoing issue with Honda CRV and other models, dating back quite a few years and makes sense if Honda contracting the same vendors! quality control issue" the recent recall for 2012 Honda and Acura for defective door locks!! if using same vendor - same problem - and why only 2012 if older cars have had the same problems" recall should be for older cars as well! ** other problem is the powertrain @ 66000 od mi. - recently noticed that at speeds of 10 - 15 mph ( after every stop) car sluggish as if about to lose power (dangerous safety issue) recall issues!

- Bermuda Dunes, CA, USA

problem #44

Apr 092013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 59,658 miles
After unlocking the door the door then locks itself. This happens both when you unlock manually or unlock using the fob. Very dangerous as it locks you in the car and will not unlock.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #43

Apr 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


After unlocking the door the door then locks itself. This happens both when you unlock manually or unlock using the fob. Very dangerous as it locks you in the car and will not unlock.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #42

Oct 012012


  • 105,000 miles
The drivers side door will lock automatically and will sometimes not unlock.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #41

Sep 302010


  • 60,000 miles
My vehicle door locks are defective they open then close then open again. Not even if I open them manually!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #40

Feb 252013


  • 60,000 miles
When using the key to unlock the doors, they relocked automatically in less than one second. This was initially occurring sporadically, but within a week progressed to constantly. Even unlocking manually from inside the vehicle, it relocked on its own before I was able to open the door. This has become a safety issue, as I use my vehicle mostly as transportation for my young children. The first time it kept locking on me, my baby was in her car seat and I was unable to unlock the doors. This was very frightening to me. I must now simultaneously press the unlock button and use my other hand to open the door to be able to enter or exit my vehicle. I called my local Honda dealer who told me that he hadn't heard of this problem, and that it would cost $ 127 for a diagnostic test to try to find the cause of the problem.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #39

Mar 112013


  • 78,000 miles
The power door locks are malfunctioning. When unlocking the car to either enter or exit the vehicle, the car locks again automatically in less than a second. This occurs when using the remote to unlock the car as well as when unlocking the car from any door both outside and inside manually. In addition to this malfunction being a major inconvenience with nearly having locked myself out of the car numerous times (particularly at the gas pump and in store parking lots), it most certainly is a safety issue as well. It makes it difficult both entering and exiting the vehicle at any given time, let alone in the event of an emergency, especially with kids in tow.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #38

Mar 062013


  • 95,000 miles
Driver side lock and trunk lock initially about a month ago would not lock manually or remotely. Then two days ago, the car would not unlock at all. Had to have the car unlocked by a company. Now only the passenger and two rear doors work. I have to crawl in from the passenger side to get in the car.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #37

Jan 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I'm having trouble with my door locks. The front door locks don't work properly and the rear hatch also works when it wants to?.....I've read the owners manual and done what it says to do to no avail....please tell me if their is a remedy.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #36

Feb 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Driver side door re-locks within 2 seconds of being unlocked by remote or door panel switch. Door lock lever is then stuck in the lock position and cannot be manually over ridden nor can the door be opened from inside! battery voltage is ok. Same situation whether engine is running or not. Not sure what happens if there is a power failure, but it might be that the driver can not unlock the door and get out after a crash. Nasty safety issue!

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #35

Feb 012011


  • 28,000 miles
It started by lock the passenger side automatic and you can not enter or open the door after a while it is making a horrible noise when I try to unlock or locked the doors.

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #34

Jun 152012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Powers locks began to get stuck on passenger back door. They would re-lock immediately upon unlocking. This went on for about 2-3 months. After that, the locks on all doors starting locking and un-locking when driving slow, I.e., merging into traffic, driving through development, another 2-3 months. It now has stopped that and makes a horrible loud grinding sound when you lock and unlock the doors. I am worried that at some that the locks will quit working completely.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

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