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:
75,239 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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

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problem #19

May 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 121,000 miles


Door lock actuator failure on left passenger door. Door would lock uncommanded. Actuator replaced at owners cost and 1 week after first actuator replacement drivers door master actuator failed which would not allow the unlock of passenger doors. Passengers could not egress car from their doors. This condition would be unsafe in an accident.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #18

May 212012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The vehicle began resetting door locks whenever vehicle was stopped and accelerated through 6 or 7 mph. So far it is just the front, right passenger door, but based on hundreds of other complaints it seems like it will only be getting worse. This is very unsafe because I live in a city and anyone could easily jump into the car and hijack the vehicle. This puts everyone in danger of being harmed and puts my car at great risk of theft. It is ridiculous that this has not gotten a recall when it has been a problem for years. I only have 34,000 miles on my car. There is no reason why my car should be experiencing electrical problems. I have to manually lock the door and even when I do it still reopens itself sometimes. This seems to be a common problem. The government needs to get involved. These car companies should not be getting away with selling defective products. They should take responsibility for selling a defective product. Toyota was not penalized until people started dying. It is only a matter of time before a Honda owner becomes the victim.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #17

Jun 042012


  • 57,600 miles
Right front passenger door will not stay locked, no matter how I try to lock it. It locks and slowly opens itself.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #16

May 152010


  • 10,000 miles


When checking washer fluid, I noticed the fluid was not visible, so I added the proper fluid. As nothing happened, I looked under car, & the washer solution was running out on the concrete floor, as I poured it into jug. Upon further examination, I found pieces of the tubing that had been chewed on, and in some areas, chewed completely through. One of these areas I was able to access via a plastic door, about 12 inches wide, by about 2 inches in height, located under the hood, in the center of the firewall, just below the windshield wipers. I found pieces of tubing in this area, also. Looking further, I found insulation that mice had moved from an unknown area, to make their nest. With some difficulty, I finally received a call from a Honda rep, in California. After about 25 minutes of discussion, in a peaceful manner, I was not offered any solution to the mice problem, as I was trying to get Honda to help me determine where the point of entry was located at, in the car body, that would allow mice to gain entry. As a former auto mechanic, & a structure aircraft mechanic, I planned to make the repair myself. (the insulation movement could be affecting the A/C & heating systems, also). Later, I found both of the wires to the left clearance light had been chewed completely through, wire & all. I later read on a web site, that the wiring insulation was made out of recycled food material, such as the husks from corn, or pods from mature dried beans!! I consider the windshield washer problem a safety hazard, for sure. Other mfg of asian cars could be using food grade wiring. If the mice can't be stopped, they could totally destroy these newer type cars, looking for shelter, with a built-in food supply. This should be considered a fire hazard, also, in my opinion, due to causing a short-circuit in the wiring systems.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #15

Apr 022012


  • 80,000 miles
Front driver and trunk doors power locks stop working. It seemed to be very common issue for Honda Cr-vs 2007 and younger. I was told by dealership to replace two latches would cost me staggering $500. It definitely seem to be the design problem. I am not sure why Honda does not act to recall the part, forcing customers to pay for its shortcomings.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #14

Apr 042012


  • 20,000 miles
The hatch wouldn't open. Noticed the back left door was stuck locked while other doors opened when unlocked w/key remote and manually from front drivers side door. So I manually opened the lock on the back left door which enabled the hatch to open. From then, the back left door wouldn't lock. Noticed this while driving--my son opened door several times, luckily we weren't on the freeway and he was in a child seat. Otherwise he would've flew out. The door sounded like it locked as it always did but didn't realized the back door wasn't locked.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #13

Dec 212011


  • miles


Bought used 2007 Honda CRV. Driver's side power window works intermittently. Fuel mileage fine at first getting 22/28. Dropped suddenly to single digits. After using injector cleaner treatment twice, can only get 22.5 city or hwy. Just stuck at current mileage. Due to go to dealer next week. We'll see.

- Brookport, IL, USA

problem #12

Jun 012010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2007 Honda CR-V automatic door locks failing. One after the other, three(3) now. Defective automatic door locks installed on this vehicle and I feel are a safety issue.

- Mayflower, AR, USA

problem #11

Jan 132012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Rear driver door not locking. When all the doors are locked either using the remote or the master driver door lock button, the rear driver door returns to the unlocked state within one second of locking. It cannot be locked manually and does not remain locked if the button is manually held in place. I have read various complaints of the door locking system becoming faulty. Why won't Honda take ownership and do a recall! I am unfairly having to spend almost $250 to get the actuator replaced. Door locks should come with a lifetime warranty just like seat belts! this is causing a theft hazard as well as a safety hazard for my child riding in the back seat!

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #10

Jan 122012


  • 75,000 miles
Is the federal government going to sit on their hands and wait for someone to die before they take action. These door locks are unsafe and very much defective

- Mayflower, AR, USA

problem #9

Jan 032011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


At approx; 75000 miles the right front door lock started making a very loud chattering noise when you used your key remote to unlock or to lock.when the vehicle reached 10 mph during excellerating and decellerating this would also happen. Now the driver side rear passenger door lock is doing the same thing.I'm afraid to let a child ride in the back seat or the front passenger seat.I was checking online for anything about this problem and came across a interesting web site that your dept; needs to look at.there are many other CR-V owners with this same complaint.>SUVS>.Honda CR-V>Honda power door locks. This forum has some pretty consistent complaints about the Honda CR-V door locks and there relevent safety.

- Mayflower, AR, USA

problem #8

Dec 242009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Vehicle began resetting door locks whenever vehicle accelerated through 7 or 8 mph from stop. After awhile, driver side front and back doors would not lock automatically and intermittently the driver door could not be manually locked (heavy resistance when trying to flip latch). On a less frequent basis, the passenger side rear door would not auto or manually lock. For last several months the door lock solenoids fire like a machine gun whenever the doors are manually or automatically locked. Some times they all lock, other times one or more of the doors won't. tolerated for many months as dealer wouldn't fix under warranty even though only 1000 miles and a few days past 12mo/36K coverage and didn't want to pay dealer estimated fix at up to 800 dollars. Now starting to pick up grandchildren for after school care and need to fix. Seems this problem has enough complaints to warrant recall?

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #7

Dec 062011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Car would not start:no engine turning, no lights, etc. Thought I had a dead battery, locked car to get help (via key fob) and lights went on acknowledging it locked. Tried to start car again and it started fine. Radio was blinking and had to enter radio security code like the battery had been disconnected. Drove car home with no further problems. This morning car would not start again, followed the same process of locking and unlocking, lights come on and car would start (no blinking radio though). Drove into work, stopped at intersection. When light turned green, started to drive (moved about 50 feet) and dashboard lit up and then car stalled and turned off. Car would not start again. Would not shift out of park. Good samaritan messed with it and managed to get it into neutral so it could be pushed to side of road. Said the emergency brake had been engaged which is why it would not shift from park? from side of road car started fine. I drove it home where now sits in the garage.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 222011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Before we actually knew what was happening we noticed a burning rubber smell right after we got my Honda CR-V. thought maybe this the way it smells when we travel mountains. We live in a very mountainous area. Found out after 83000 that there are numerous problems with premature failure of ac compressor. So then it happens the a C stopped working without any warning. The temp outside was over 107 degrees. I took the car the nearest garage, no Honda dealers could look at my car for at least 1 week. So the garage I took it too sd that they noticed blue on the metal of the compressor housing and around the pulley. No wear or tearing on the belt though. The garage mechanic C sd that the blue on the housing meant that the metal on the housing was getting really hot, which would acct or the smell of burnt rubber. I have not had repaired because my garage cannot find an ac compressor in North America. So luckily no accidents or fires but to me this is a safety hazard.

- Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 202011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 73,156 miles
2007 Honda automatic door locks malfunction. In December 2010 the driver side and the back door began to malfunction. Honda made me pay for it and they reimbursed 1/2 since I was past warranty. Now its April 2011 and here I am again the passenger side is locking then pops open again. It will not stay locked. I am at Honda and it is going to cost $238 to repair. This is a defect in the door looks. It is also a safety issue. I feel open to carjackers as I cannot lock my doors. I drive children around, and I have no capability of securing my car and the items in it. They are making me pay first and then they might refund to me part of the fees. I feel I should not pay for any of their defects. I can request the old part for this last correction. If you want me to send it to you. I was told that the dealer ship had been replacing the door locks.

- Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 76,500 miles
Honda CRV 2007 ex 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder. The car does not start occasionally. The battery is fine. Starter is okay. Checked online forum to find the issue and fix. Several people have logged same issue online. Dealers don't know what is wrong. Honda of America say that there is no problem. But clearly there is some issue in the engine immobilization or other electrical issue related to ignition. Some one need to dig in to the issue and have it fixed by Honda regardless of mileage. Today (Friday, March 05, 2010) again the vehicle does not start at all. The battery is fine since the lights and radio and other electrical components are working. Seems like the some thing with the ignition electrical system. I have to tow away the vehicle to dealer and they need to diagnose the problem since it is not starting at all.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #3

Mar 052008


  • miles
There is a widespread problem on several Japanese branded cars when driving at dusk. Many newer vehicles (Honda CRV-civic, Lexus rx-ls, Nissan versa) with led or electro-fluorescent instrument clusters are lit anytime the vehicle is in operation. These vehicles may not be set to operate on auto on lamps. This leads to the assumption by the driver that the headlamps and tail lamps are on when really that may not be the case. After noticing this happen on a lot of Honda/Toyota/Nissan cars of in traffic, I wondered why they have not recalled such vehicles yet. Would there be the possibility to make a requirement for these automakers to place a warning light to warn them in these situations" it seems that american and european makes don"T have this issue. The problem also affects vehicles of Japanese nameplates that have daytime running lamps. This low intensity beam also gives the driver the sense that the lamps are on, when they are at a low level, and the rear tail lamps are actually off. I have seen a large number of vehicles, with drls after dusk when is it not clear to the driver that there is a problem. After renting an 08 Nissan versa, I too had this problem occur on several occasions when the lit cluster indicated to me that my lights were on, but in reality, I was driving around with my lights off, and I realized this 10 minutes after the fact. And I was only able to tell from the inside of the vehicle by toggling the switch on/off, because there is no feedback from the instrument cluster when these lamps are on or off. This is a problem that should be looked into and I hope recalls can be effectively proposed to prevent injuries or deaths from happening, as I do feel that this is a large safety issue that the Japanese automakers have overlooked. Thank you for your attention and seriousness of this matter. Please comment on this issue, and help me track it so that it does reach the correct hands.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 232007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,480 miles
My wife was driving her new CRV with our newborn infant on the highway at 8pm. Without any warning the car died and the dashboard went black. She was in the middle lane and almost got rear-ended by a semi trying to get to the right shoulder. She tried starting it and it caught after a few tries. What kind of crap vehicle is Honda putting out" this is our first Honda and it will be the last. We called brewster Honda and they were very accommodating but they said they couldn"T find anything wrong. There is no way my wife and baby will get in that death mobile again. Of course Honda usa has never heard of this happening. I guess they need a lawsuit and some news stations to get their attention. It has also been in service for running very rough every few weeks but they didn't find anything with that either. It was bought in April 2007 and has 8500 miles.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 312007

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,798 miles
Vehicle failed to start..key turned to start position, no response from starter motor. Retried, vehicle did start; starter turned over slowly. Battery connections appear/feel tight; condition indicator shows blue (full charge) has occurred about six times...

- Cincinnatii, OH, USA

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