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 1 of 11)

problem #211

Oct 182016


  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front and rear driver's side door locks would not lock. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The dealer stated that there was a manufacturer defect with the door locks. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a door look recall, but the NHTSA campaign number was not found. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #210

Jul 062016

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The door locks started making a loud racket driving and stopping - when you were driving over 10 mph locks are supposed to lock automatically and then when you stop and park unlock automatically. Apparently there was an extended warranty that covered front driver actuator and right and left rear door locks. This extension warranty expired November 2015. Howdy Honda dealership here in austin Texas was able to have front driver side door actuator replaced under warranty. The back driver and passenger doors will not lock. The new actuator was going off continuous in attempt to lock the back doors. I took back to howdy Honda, they said they would reprogram my key to stop it from trying to continuously lock the back doors as it was apparent that the new actuator would wear out rapidly from doing this.. if I am driving and stop at a light or crossing, anyone can just open the back door and hop inside my car and car jack me. Also, with these doors not locking I cannot set the alarm. This affects my insurance, as I have car insurance stating I have an alarm system - well if my car is vandalized or stolen it will come back to my problem as I did not set the alarm - I cannot set the alarm the back doors do not ever lock. I explained the insurance problem if vandalized or stolen; I explained the safety issue of being car jacked or someone opening the back door at a stop and grabbing one of my kids from the back seat or getting into the car. The cost quoted is $552 to repair back door locks - this is all connected to the front driver door actuator that has been replaced, but has now been disabled by howdy Honda as it was going off and on continuously trying to lock back doors and that would wear out the new actuator just installed 10/26/2016 under warranty.

- Manchaca, TX, USA

problem #209

May 232016

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 12/21/16 the consumer also stated the door locks were inoperative. Updated 12/28/16.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #208

Jan 072015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


Passenger front door lock actuator (NHTSA reference: #10057463) - I was never notified by Honda of this class-action settlement - my mechanic informed me on 8-30-16 of this settlement during a routine oil change - after contacting Honda America at 800-999-1009 -ext [xxx], I was informed the settlement for the passenger front door actuator was amended and terminated as of November 2015 - my passenger front door actuator has been non-working since the 1st quarter of 2015 - Honda has politely refused any corrective action - twice I have been informed that a manager will call to review my request; no calls have been received - I have received recall notices from Honda (I.e. March 2016 regarding the airbags) so I am definitely in their computer system - had I been made aware of the passenger front door actuator settlement I would have immediately contacted the local Honda dealer for a prompt and full repair free of charge questions: A) does Honda America bear any burden of having to document they did send written notification of this settlement in a timely manner? B) why was a termination date agreed to of Nov. 2015" if a part is defective, as it clearly is in my situation, it will remain defective even after Nov. 2015" C) what recourse do I have that the NHTSA can assist me with? thank you information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #207

Jun 132014


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. when the brakes were applied to stop the vehicle, the door locks would lock or unlock automatically without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Pittston, PA, USA

problem #206

Jan 012010


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the door lock system failed numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the door actuator, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection and stated that the lock system fuse needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #205

Feb 192013


  • 130,588 miles


Received a recall notice from american Honda about 2007 CR-V Honda drivers door lock may not lock or cycle when trying to unlock the door. Took the vehicle in to spring branch Honda in houston, tx for the recall repair; now the left rear door cycles lock/unlock when stopping and starting everytime you stop/start, but will not lock when vehicle is turned-off nor after exiting the vehicle. The left door will not lock at all when vehicle is in motion nor after exiting the vehicle. Even though my eight year old is wearing a seatbelt I'm still afraid he may open the door accidentally and fall out of a moving vehicle.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #204

Dec 252014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Back door will not lock. It seems thats the latch is not holding even when lock. With little force I can open the door when it suppose to be lock. Door will also become unlock by the bump force of speed bumbs. The car has low miliegae and never been in a crash. I feel that the locking components should last much longer than 83K miles. It seems that other consumers have the same problem but Honda is doing nothing about it. Someone get this going and put a recall in order.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #203

Nov 142014


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while traveling approximately 20 mph, the front and rear driver side door unlocked independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the door lock actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. In addition, the front passenger side door failed to open with the key fob. The vehicle had not been repaired for the recent failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #202

Nov 042014


  • 110,000 miles
The door locks cycle from unlocked to lock and then the right rear door does not lock at all anymore. Cannot secure the vehicle due to power locking system malfunctions while driving and when stationary does not stay locked.

- Atascosa , TX, USA

problem #201

Oct 052010


  • 70,000 miles


The door lock actuators on our 2007 CR-V started to malfunction a few years ago. They automatically lock and unlock while driving and the rear drivers side door will not lock at all. This is a serious safety concern. We also have lost items to criminals that have on multiple occasions gotten into the car through the un-lockable door. We got some of these actuators fixed before our extended warranty expired - but since then, they have failed once again and now we beyond the 100,000 mile warranty period. We see online that this is common problem that Honda has been ignoring and now have no recourse but to complain to you fine government people to make them take care of their responsibility to provide us a safe vehicle that we can lock. All we want is for Honda to fix the problem on our car with door actuators that do not leave us vulnerable to criminals. Please make it so that we can lock the doors on our car.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #200

Feb 132013


  • 68,000 miles
Dear NHTSA, I own 2007 CRV ex-L. I'm experiencing a peculiar problem in my CRV sometimes the door gets locked automatically or when we try to open it through remote keys, door gets locks immediately with in a second. One time my kid was inside and accidentally I closed the door and it got locked. I was really scared but luckily after few tries, it got opened. I don't want to think about it, if this happens in a crucial time when we want to open the door and all are inside the car.when I said this to my friend who owns 2008 CRV, he said that he is also having the same problem and he referred another friend who has the same problem. So I think we need to investigate this issue to avoid any terrible situation in future. If needed I can share two of my friends information right now. When I searched internet, I found lot of people has the same problem particularly with 2007 to 2011 all Honda models.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #199

Sep 102014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The driver side power locks are locking all doors automatically and immediately after I unlock it via the key fob or the unlock/lock switch inside the vehicle. It can not be unlocked manually because it is very resistant to moving. I have been told this is an actuator failure and is common in 2007 Honda CRV.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #198

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 #197

Sep 242014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Rear door locking mechanism failure due to defect the door will not remain locked, this is a child safety issue as the child lock has failed as well. The door can not be locked, this seems to be a common issue on this model.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #196

Sep 102013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Right rear door, actuator switch making a horrible noise. Sometimes the door will not lock at all. I have read of literally hundreds of other Honda CRV's that do the same thing and Honda should stand behind this defect instead of ignoring it. They should live up to their reputation!

- Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA

problem #195

Feb 042014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,876 miles
Left rear door lock was repeatedly engaging/disengaging for several months prior, then unable to lock door at all. Repair garage replaced lock actuator and cable for charge of $253.57. Currently the right front door lock intermittently fails to remain in locked position both while parked and in motion. Current mileage is 90552.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #194

Apr 012014


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

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #193

Aug 202014


  • 94,650 miles
Rear right door locks itself approximately 1/2 second after unlocking, whether via electric switch or by manually pushing the unlock lever. I consider this a safety issue, as egress is only possible by a precisely-timed, two-step process: Unlock the door and rapidly actuate the door handle. The component does not fail-safe; it fails into an unsafe mode.

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #192

Jul 142014


  • 60,000 miles
My 2007 Honda CR-V, passenger door locks itself immediately after unlock by the main lock/unlock switch, key fob or the manual tab in the door. We have to be very precise in unlocking and pulling the door at the same time. Even a second delay could bring the boor back in to unlock position. This can be very dangerous in case of fire or accident as the passenger can not unlock and escape from the vehicle. Please look in to it. Thanks

- Holland , MI, USA

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