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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,261 miles

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

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problem #171

Apr 082014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 59,200 miles


Doors in vehicle lock and unlock themselves while driving. Problem appears to happen around the speed of 15 mph, both while accelerating and breaking, ie: Slowing down to eventual stop. While this occurs, it is possible to open the door, even as the vehicle is in motion. Lock "sounds" are also heard as the locks engage, and disengage while driving. This happens every time we drive. Also, when the car is parked and we attempt to lock the car; both with the buttons on either the driver side and passenger side, or the button on the key fob, the drivers side lock makes an unusual sound, like the door is attempting to lock, but something is "off track". when this occurs, the drivers side door is unable to lock. Because of this, we cannot set the alarm on the vehicle, which allows anyone to enter the vehicle at the driver side and the hatchback. This problem occurs about 70% of the time. Further research into this issue shows that several others have experienced this malfunction in most Honda crvs between the years 2007-2010. Usually occurs on or around the 50K mile mark, when the factory warranty is no longer effective. Because Honda will supply customers with the same actuator as already equipped in the vehicle, the problem is not corrected, and eventual repeat of same defects occur.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #170

Mar 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My Honda cr V 2007 door lock. It started about one and one half ago, the back driver door kept locking and unlocking as I drive. Later the other door started to act up, now 04/05/2014, it opens while I drive. The driver side stay open (always) I cannot lock the car.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #169

Feb 282014


  • 116,000 miles
Driver's side door lock actuator will automatically and immediately lock itself after being unlocked via the switch or keyfob locking me in or out of the vehicle. It will also click repeatedly at low speeds like it is trying to lock again and again.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #168

Aug 092013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,287 miles


On 08/09/2013 I parked my Honda CRV in my driveway and locked my car with my keyless remote. One hour later our family decided to go out to dinner. We went out to our car and it wouldn't open. Tired the key in the door and tried the keyless remote also tried the spare keyless remote, would not open. At 9:30 P.M. we call aaa to open the car, at 10 P.M. aaa showed up and opened the front passenger door. He got the door open, we decided to take the car to the Honda dealer in the morning. During the night, the doors automatically locked. I needed to go to work, had to get a ride with someone else. My husband waited 3 hours for a tow-truck to show up to take it to a Honda dealership. We were very surprised to find out this was not covered by a recall, this is a safety issue. Where we live the temperature during the day in August runs from 95 degrees to 110 degrees, if this happened during the day and children were in the car, this could cause death.

- Littlerock, CA, USA

problem #167

Feb 262014


  • 109,540 miles
The door lock on the rear left door will not stay locked no matter what I do or how I try to lock it, even if I put in drive & all doors automatically lock the rear door unlocks itself. This is a safety & security issue!

- Payson , AZ, USA

problem #166

Feb 142014


  • 107,700 miles
The door immediately locks itself after being unlocked with the key fab. The door key will not unlock the door when inserted and turned. The door does the same thing when being unlocked from the inside with the lock/unlock button on the doors. As soon as you unlock the door with the button it locks itself.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #165

Nov 272013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the door locks would independently become unlocked. The failure started on the rear passenger's side door and progressed until all doors in the vehicle were affected. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Clovis , CA, USA

problem #164

Jan 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Driver side locks and unlocks on its own. When trying to use remote keypad, the door sometimes does not open. I cant use the key to pen driver side lock. I recently noticed that many other consumers are having the same problem.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #163

Jan 242014


  • 92,345 miles
Passenger front door does not stay locked. When I reach 9 mph doors lock and front passenger lock slowly unlocks. Then every time I slow down and then go over 9 mph it locks and unlocks. I can not leave anything in car as I am afraid someone can just open the door and steal the car or whatever may be in it. Honda dealer says this happens and I can pay them $350 and that may help but no guarantees. I can't even sell the car this way. This is irresponsible on the part of Honda. This is my first and last Honda.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #162

Jan 012010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
The drivers door and rear passenger side door automatically lock themselves immediately after opening (within 2 seconds). The actuators in both doors seem to be stuck in the locked position. This is extremely dangerous if you have small children as they can easily become locked in the car. The drivers door is the biggest issue because once it locks itself it triggers all other doors to lock themselves as well effectively locking you out of the vehicle. This happens every time the door unlocks. While running, keys in the ignition, no keys, doesn't matter. Will cost roughly $250 per door to repair and because the issue has not been acknowledge you should not trust oem parts.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #161

Dec 282013


  • 88,000 miles


On our 2007 Honda CR-V the passenger side door unlocks almost immediately after being locked, no matter how it is locked. This happens with the car in motion, stopped, with the key fob or manually locked. The door will also lock while driving but then immediately unlock itself. This is only part of the problem. The unlocking of the door also disengages the alarm. I can lock the door and set the alarm and within a second, can open with door with no alarm sounding at all. So with the door unlocking, my wife and children are in harms way when they're stopped as there is nothing to stop someone from entering that front passenger door into the only empty seat in the car and doing bodily harm to them or stealing the car and leaving them where ever they are. This also makes it impossible to secure the car when away from home as both the lock and alarm are disengaged making it too easy for any criminal looking for a target of opportunity. This means in a 24 hour day, my car, while parked and empty or filled with the most important people in my life, is only secured for literally a few seconds. By proxy, that means my wife and children are only secure for less than that.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #160

Nov 272013


  • 124,249 miles
We have a 2007 Honda CRV and have been having issues with our locks. They will click numerous times when they are not supposed to...everytime a stop is made while driving the car they reclick. It can be a stop sign, stop light, or just a brief stop and we will hear a clicking sound like they are relocking. We have often noticed that when someone tries to enter the driver door or front passenger door the unlock mechanism on the key or driver door has to be hit at the exact same time for a person to be able to open the door. Although it is very frustrating to hear these clicks over and over and to have to deal with trying to get into the car like this, there is an even bigger issue of safety. The rear passenger door (behind the driver's seat) will unlock itself after the car is in motion. You can hear the rear door click to unlock and it will show orange. What is even more alarming is that the rear door can be opened while the car is in motion even after the doors have been manually locked by the driver pushing the lock button! this is a serious safety hazard as my children ages 7 and 9 ride in the backseat of our CRV.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #159

Nov 202013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
My Honda CR-V 2007 just started to have problem with the door lock/unlock system. I started to notice the problem probably in November 2013. The car locking default set-up was at 15mph (meaning even if I forget to lock the doors, they will be locked when the car reach 15mph). However, one of the door just unlock all by itself right-after it get locked. This is a huge safety concern if you have kids in your car. I realized many CR-V owners have the same problem, but Honda decided not to do anything about it.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #158

Dec 242013


  • 50,000 miles
Passenger door locks less than a second after being unlocked, making it difficult to exit the vehicle.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #157

Dec 012013


  • 130,000 miles
My front passenger side door will not stay locked. Each time I lock it, all the other doors stay locked except this door. I can not manually lock it, therefore my car is now subject to vandalism or theft. I am a single female and this terrifies me that when I am sitting at a traffic light at light someone could easily attack me or try to steal my car. I contacted Honda and they said that there is absolutely nothing they can do.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #156

Dec 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the front passenger's side door independently unlocked. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 1/14/14

- Palmetto, GA, USA

problem #155

Sep 262013


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front passenger's side door could not be locked manually and when using the remote key. A loud noise was heard from the rear passenger's side locking mechanism when attempting to lock the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Omaha , NE, USA

problem #154

Jun 172013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Passenger side door does not lock. I have a child and it poses a safety risk as the door does not lock. This poses a lot of risk to thief and others as it is not working as designed.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #153

Aug 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Failure of door lock. The rear passenger door will not lock despite all attempts to get it to lock and the rear driver door continuously makes a loud clicking sound every 2-3 minutes as if it is locking and unlocking the clicking sound has now changed to a loud buzzing soundthe evening of Nov 11, 2013 my car had been invaded, cannot say broken into because the door would not lock! police report filed. Have appt 11-25-2013 with Honda dealer for diagnosis-actuator?. first owner of a Honda CRV 2007.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #152

Nov 202013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The front passenger door lock does not remain locked, it unlocks itself immediately after locking.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

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