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 5 of 11)

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problem #139

Sep 262013


  • 74,000 miles


Power door locks failure on two doors - one door will unlock by itself all the time. After 2 months the door lock on another door malfunctioned with the opposite problem - the door locks by itself all the time.

- East Haven, CT, USA

problem #138

Feb 242011


  • 28,621 miles
Driver door latch assembly/actuator causes doors to lock and unlock repeatedly beginning at approx 9 mph. With vehicle parked and turned off, doors re-lock repeatedly each time the door is unlocked making if difficult to enter or exit the vehicle. This was repaired, but failed again in July 2013 at approximately 48,334 miles.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #137

Oct 292013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The power switches on doors are easy to fail. The actuator failed and the door is getting 'locked' itself which could be an issue if child is left in the car with key. I got the first incident of this issue on my passenger - right door about 6 months ago and now got the same issue on door in driver seat.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #136

Jun 112013


  • 58,079 miles


My door locks (all of them) would not stay unlocked longer than 2-3 seconds when I want to leave the vehicle. I have carefully coordinate pressing the unlock button on my key with actually opening the door. If I am not quick enough, I must repeat the action. This very clearly looks like a safety issue. And by now Honda knows this is not an isolated case. Will it require a minimum number of deaths or injuries because the occupant can't get out of the vehicle in time in case of an accident or fire, etc. ?? the cost for the replacement of the actuators should not be borne by the owners. ( up to 4 @ $400 each).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #135

Oct 032013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
My grandson went to get out of the passenger front side of car. It would not unlock. He had to climb over to the driver seat to get out. The next day I went to open the trunk and it was lock. I do a lot of picking up of my grandchildren and I'm afraid that they will get stuck in the event of an accident. What a shame to have to worry about this and the cost I will have to incur.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #134

Oct 232013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving the rear door locks will continuously unlock themselves. The locks will continue to engage (make a noise as if someone were pressing the lock switch) even if I do not re-lock the doors.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #133

Oct 072013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


Front passenger door lock actuator bad. The door would not stay in locked position.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #132

May 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
While driving rear passenger door locks and unlocks.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #131

Jun 122013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The front passenger door will not stay unlocked. As soon as you unlock it, it relocks in less than a second. People have trouble getting out of the car, which is obviously a safety issue.

- Slingerlands, NY, USA

problem #130

Jan 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Door locks are locking and unlocking while driving.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #129

Jul 042013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


From August 2013, right front door started to lock by itself right after I unlock it. Several weeks later, the right rear door started to keep locking itself with very loud noise when the speed of car reaches 20~30 miles/hour. It was very annoying and I fixed the car, which cost me over $300. However, now the left rear door started to keep locking whenever the car reaches to the speed of 20~30 miles/hour.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #128

Sep 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
For the last 2 years my 2007 CR-V has had issues with electric door-lock operation 1)the passenger door does not unlock. Unlocking all doors via drivers side or key fob momentarily opens the passenger lock " it then automatically locks again in 2-4 seconds. This is a safety issue as the passenger cannot get out in the event of an emergency. Door handle operation does not over-ride the lock " and the 2-4 second window electronically unlocking is difficult to synchronize handle operation in the best of circumstance. 2)in addition, all door locks continuously lock"lock?.lock when driving forward @ approximately 8-10km/hour. I am the original owner. There are many similar complaints " I see ~ 105 at

- Edmonton, CA, USA

problem #127

May 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Passenger door lock will remain lock after pressing unlock button on key and on door. Lock actuator has a grinding sound when locking.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #126

Jun 012013


  • 67,000 miles
The doors and trunk on my vehicles locks automatically after seconds of being open if you are in the car without the keypad you will be locked in the car the unlock button in the car doesn't work.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #125

Sep 232013


  • 59,943 miles
In the last two weeks, suddenly the door locks won't remain open after opening with key fob. The door locks will open for a second or two, but then automatically return to the locked position. Appears to be an electro-mechanical malfunction with the electronics and locking actuators. This occurs on all doors (front and rear, including tailgate door), in all scenarios (engine running; engine not running; door open; door shut; key in ignition; key out of ignition). In addition, the door lock/unlock buttons on the door panel will not unlock's like the door lock button is stuck in the locked position. It takes a great amount of force to unlock the button, but then it automatically returns to the locked position. Have been unable to locate source of problem. This is a real safety issue!

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #124

Sep 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 119,400 miles
The passenger door regularly does not remain electronically locked despite using the driver door switch and/or remote. This could pose a serious safety concern if involved in vehicular accidents since the occupants may become entrapped when the defect prevents an occupant from unlocking the doors. Furthermore, this defect jeopardizes the safety of vehicle occupants since not all doors are capable of being manually unlocked from the exterior. Instead, and with the exception of the vehicles driver door, the electronic locking mechanism is the only method available to gain access to the vehicle from the exterior - only the driver's door has a slot allowing use of a physical key. While this issue risks the safety of all occupants, the door lock defect poses an acute risk to children in the front seat since they may be unable to open the door from inside the vehicle and, due to the lack of an exterior locking mechanism, an individual on the outside may not be able to unlock these doors and gain interior access. Honda has apparently long been well aware of this issue. Despite its longstanding knowledge of this design defect, Honda has routinely refused to repair the cars without charge when the defect manifests. As a result of defendants unfair, deceptive and/or fraudulent business practices, owners and/or leasees have suffered an ascertainable loss of money and/or property and/or loss in value. The unfair and deceptive trade practices committed by Honda has caused many aggravating circumstances. Had I known about this defect, at the time of purchase, I would not have bought it, or would have paid substantially less for it. Honda's alleged actions to properly notify consumers of this issue - and to offer successful repair at no charge to consumers - has seriously harmed Honda reputation.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #123

Oct 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 111,536 miles
Passenger door lock will remain open after pressing lock button on key. If driven, latch will automatically lock then open. Lock actuator has a grinding sound when locking or unlocking.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #122

Jul 242013


  • 99,354 miles
Door actuator unlock after locking it.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #121

Sep 162013


  • 60,000 miles
Passenger side door lock will lock itself after door is unlocked using remote. Missed an entire day of work because I locked myself out of the car yesterday. I'm in the medical field so it was a burden on many sick individuals who needed my help.

- Englewood Cliff , NJ, USA

problem #120

Jul 072008


  • 30,000 miles
Driver side door lock will not work, only manually, now all the locks actuate while I'm driving, which is anoying. And the window passenger side will not go up, this was fixed once already.

- Bethel, CT, USA

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