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 4 of 11)

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problem #159

May 152014


  • 118,000 miles


The automatic locks and door lock actuators seem to be malfunctioning. The locks will randomly unlock and lock miles into a drive. When the door is locked with the side door button on either the drivers side or passengers side the actuator makes a horrible noise. When the key is used to unlock the vehicle the actuator makes a horrible noise as well.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #158

May 222014


  • 74,000 miles
Last week I go to lock my car and is keep pushing lock on my clicker and it never beeps. So I go back to my car and look and all the doors are locking except for my drivers side. I end up manually locking it and when I come out it works fine. Now today (three days later) it is doing it again expect this time it locks extremely fast. I hit unlock to get out of my car and if I do not get out fast enough the door locks on its own while all the other doors stay unlocked.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #157

May 162012


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V.the contact stated that the rear driver and rear passenger side doors failed to lock or unlock remotely or manually. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed with a fractured lock actuator. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Charlestown, MA, USA

problem #156

Oct 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


The door lock on both the drivers side door and the drivers side rear door have been having problems with the door lock actuator where the door will not securely lock when the door lock is activated. The back drivers side door in particular will initially lock then slowly unlock within 2 seconds and the front door will sometimes just not lock at all, almost like it is stuck.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #155

Feb 092014


  • miles
The rear passenger door locks and unlocks while driving. One day my son had a difficult time getting out of the car because as soon as he unlocked the door it would lock again. Concerns I have are someone getting in my car while I'm stopped at a light, etc. Or a child opening the door from inside while the car is moving. It doesn't seem to matter how fast or slow the car is moving, it will still lock and unlock on its own.

- Wellington, KS, USA

problem #154

Apr 142014


  • miles
The front passanger side door immediately locks itself after being unlocked. It happens when the door is being unlocked from the inside with the lock/unlock button on the door. It also happens when you use the key fob. As soon as you unlock the doors the front passanger side door locks itself.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #153

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 #152

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 #151

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 #150

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 #149

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 #148

Oct 072011


  • 47,000 miles
My doors lock and unlock on their own whenever I start to move after being stopped. Sometimes they will randomly lock and unlock while I am driving at a slow speed. When car is parked and I need to get in, I have to stand right by it with my hand on the handle to pull while hitting the key fob button because it will lock itself so quickly, I have no time to get in the car. I have already had this fixed once, and now it is doing it again. I don't want to pay to fix this again, but it is very annoying, and I am afraid of getting stuck in or out of my car at some point.

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #147

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 #146

Dec 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The read door lock keeps opening and closing when I drive (I have my 4 year old and 2.5 year old sitting in the back ) this is a safety issue as they can open the door at any time.

- Rockaway Beach , NY, USA

problem #145

Dec 122013


  • 72,868 miles
The first time I noticed a problem was when I put the key into the ignition it would give a zzzzzsound. Several days later the door would not unlock and I had to exit on the passenger side.later I had to climb over the console to drive the car home. Later on, I was able to unlock the door. However, within days of that incident, the driver's side door continues to lock and unlock within seconds as I drive the car. I can no longer lock the door with the key fob or manually. I feel that this car is no longer safe.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #144

Dec 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 49,980 miles
The power door locks keep locking on their own immediately after you unlock them. This can happen even if you unlock them with the auto key fob or the inside door switch. I have also been unable to use the auto key fob to unlock the doors & had to use the key in the door. I have even had the doors relock themselves right after you stop the car & put it in park. (normally the car auto locks all doors when you drive over about 10 mph, then auto unlocks the doors once you stop & put it in park). So I've been locked in my car while I keep using the door unlock switch or my key fob to try to get out. God forbid I had to exit my car in an emergency! I've also been afraid of dropping or leaving my car keys on my seat or in my purse (while it's in the car) when I hop out of the car, then accidentally shutting my car door. I would be locked out.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #143

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 #142

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 #141

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 #140

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

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