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CarComplaints.com Notes: While the 2009 CR-V still came equipped with tires that wear out faster than my Grandpa after a turkey dinner, Honda did address an electrical problem with the door locks that plagued owners of previous model years.

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,584 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 052016

CR-V

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that all the door lock actuators were not functioning. The dealer diagnosed that the door lock actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #13

Feb 152016

CR-V

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while in park, the rear passenger's side door failed to unlock. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the lock housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred affecting the front driver's side of the vehicle as the door failed to unlock intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the lock housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 152014

CR-V

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda CR-V. the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle when the door was locked. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown rear door lock actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 172015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 86,123 miles

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

I am submitting this complaint in regards to the Honda door actuator situation. It is evident that Honda has negligently omitted a vast majority of affected vehicles in their recent liability lawsuit recall. I personally have had several repairs on my 2009 CRV door locks since I purchased it new in 2009 and am again experiencing continuous problems with the drivers side door lock actuator. Based on my experience and numerous other comments from several social media outlets of 2009 CRV owners, Honda has negligently and purposefully omitted a vast majority of vehicles in their recall in an attempt to lessen the impact of their liability.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #10

Nov 012014

CR-V

  • 55,150 miles
The locking system stopped working. When I start the car and engage the gears the car doors are supposed to lock by itself but they do not lock as a result if I do not lock them manually all the four doors remains unlocked. My remote also is unable to lock it opens the door but does not lock and hence I have to do it manually.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 212014

CR-V

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle locking mechanism failed. The locks engaged on their own and trapped the passenger inside the vehicle. The contact depressed the electronic key numerous times, heard the lock click, and managed to quickly remove the passenger from the vehicle; however, the lock system re-engaged and locked all the doors. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Goldsboro , NC, USA

problem #8

Jul 022014

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

Front passenger door lock is unlocking when all the other doors are locked and locking when the other doors are unlocked, I cannot lock all the doors on the car at the same time leaving the car and passengers vulnerable to theft when driving or when the car is parked.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #7

Sep 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 151,550 miles
My 2009 Honda CRV locks, malfunction, while driving and while it parked and no one is in the vehicle. My vehicle has even locked us in the vehicle.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 012013

CR-V

  • 52,000 miles
For the past month or so my car doors will not all unlock with the key fobs. The rear door and trunk will not always open. Additionally, when driving slow or making slow turns, the door locks will lock and or unlock as I am driving. Will be going to the dealer and hopefully have them fix this. This is a very dangerous problem, especially if one has small children.

- Passaic, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 052013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Problem with door lock. Making noise while start driving -back door not locking. I did find out that Honda have some issue with power doors. Went to dealer to find out if there is the recall. Even when so many customers have problems -Honda not facing problem.

- Arlington Hts, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 122013

CR-V

  • 70,000 miles

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

The rear passenger door lock stopped working, then within days, the door locks started cycling constantly while the car was moving. Also, the rear hatch would also not unlock. At times the remote would not unlock the doors. The repair was to replace the inner door handle, as the actuator was defective.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 052013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Driver door unlocks whenever the car makes a right turn. Dome light goes on. Door re-locks when stopping and starting, unlocks again when turning. In city traffic, door unlocks and relocks constantly. (making normal unlocking/locking clicking sound). I took it to the Honda dealer. They said they test drove it - said they could not duplicate the issue and tried to send me away. I requested that their mechanic ride with me for one more test...the door unlocked when I pulled out of the lot. It locked and unlocked three more times in the next 250 yards. The mechanic then agreed that there was a problem. Honda seems to be in denial.

- Upper Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013

CR-V

  • 50,000 miles
The locking system on my 2009 Honda CRV has not been working properly for several months. The front and back passenger side door will lock and unlock by itself, the driver side front and back will make squeaking noises like it is trying to lock and unlock and the back door will not open at all whether it is turned off or running. I thought for sure that this would be a safety recall because the doors will lock and unlock by themselves and it would be very easy for a small child to open the door and fall out. My husband called the Honda dealership and told them about the issue and they admitted that it was a problem, however said that it was not considered a safety concern and recall has had not been put in place. They also said since it was no longer under warranty it would cost $400 per door to fix the locking problem. Basically they said that it was not a safety concern to Honda that at any given time my two-year old can be locked in the car without me being able to get her out or even worse opening the door while the vehicle is moving and be seriously injured or killed. I have been a Honda driver my entire life (7 cars total) and have never had anything bad to say about them until now. This is a very bad move on their part and have lost a very loyal customer.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 042012

CR-V

  • 57,356 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the passenger side door would not lock automatically and the rear hatch would not unlock at all. The passenger side door lock would only lock manually. The contact called the dealer regarding the locking system and the dealer stated that the entire electrical component for the locking system needed to be replaced. The contact did not have any repairs performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 57,356.

- Hampton , GA, USA

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