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:
64,702 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


Air condition condenser failed.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 262013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The A/C started blowing warm air. I was told the compressor, and probably more specifically the clutch on the compressor, has failed. This seems like way too new of a car with low miles for the A/C to be failing leaving me with a $1800 bill. Also, others seem to be having the same issue and are referencing a service bulletin # 12-072, which is not listed by Honda or the NHTSA- so not sure, but seems like a common issue.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #8

Dec 142011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CRV. The contact stated while unlocking her vehicle, the vehicle made a buzzing sound. The contact notice while driving the doors lock and unlock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, the dealer did not diagnose. The manufacturer was contact. The failure mileage was 75,000 the current mileage was 85,000. The contact also notice that the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the D flashed on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis, the dealer stated they had to replace the shafer sensor. The vehicle was not repaired.

- Thousand Oaks , CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


I purchased a 2007 Honda CRV in Sept 2011 and recently the car failed and began to lose power randomly. A few days ago the engine light came on and the vsa light as well. When you hit 20 mph 40 mph etc the vehicle stalls and jerks. I attempted to fix the problem looking at the owners manual but I couldn't find or do anything on my own to fix it. I took it to the Honda dealer in orlando where I purchased it from and they want to charge me just to check it. I feel this is a safety issue. I've also noticed many postings about this malfunction on different web sites. It sounds to me as a recall and a manufactures responsibility.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Jul 202011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 49,500 miles
While driving on the interstate highway, my A/C stopped blowing cold air. Took it to Honda dealership and Firestone autocare. I was told the compressor has busted. The total repair was quoted at us$1300. This seems to be a common problem for Honda crvs and I am surprise that there has been no recalls yet. It is very disappointing and disgusting that in the time of the economy we are forced to bear the cost of a manufacturing defect. Honda seems to give you a run around excuse. I live in Chicago where 9 months out of 12 months you do not need an A/C. this is my 4th summer and adding the math, the A/C lasted just a little over 9 months. Please give this.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152010


  • 8,000 miles


Rear differential noise when backing and turning, could escalate to a dangerous handling of the car. Second time that I have to take my Honda CR-V 2007 to the dealer for the same reason.

- Highland Falls, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 152008


  • 36,000 miles
Air conditioning system only blows out hot air. Honda service looked at condenser, said they saw no 'road damage'. service dept. Contacted me, said that there was 'road damage', repair bill $1000 for replacement of condenser & installation. No visible sign of any damage.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Nov 162006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
A defective made, brand new Honda 2007 model CR-V had a defective oil seal from the factory. It was sold by Honda of serramonte at 485 serramonte blvd., colma city, ca, 94014, (650) 758-4800 at 16 miles. Luckily, we did not go too far away--otherwise, the car would have stalled on the freeway when oil had been drained, would leading to an fatal accident! we had it for only 2 hours, from 6 to 8 pm. On Nov. 16, 2006, from the dealership to dinner. After dinner, we found a trail of oil was coming into the garage and under the car all way to the engine. The next morning, Nov. 17, 2006, the car was returned to dealer with a reading of 51 miles. They cashed out our money, $22,000 and gave us a broken car. At the dealership, we were not able to reach the manager. After 45 minutes sad, angry and helplessly waiting in the dealership. We had contacted the main Honda customer office. From 10 am to 1:30 pm, we were very frustrated. (1) that CR-V was made defectively. (2) if oil was leaking all out. It is a life or death matter on the road! (3) originally, operation of 2007 CR-V had caused some damage. Some parts had to be replaced. (4) it may be defective in some other parts. We were afraid to take that defective car on the road. (5) it's not a new car any more. The leaking will affected and damaged some other parts. A lot of parts were taken apart to make repairs. Their inspections had failed before. (6) the inspector had failed to find the problem. [it was made defective in factory.] (7) the customer service was poor. On 11/17/2006, we were let waiting till after almost an hour had passed, and the Honda main office was contacted. (8) they were unwilling to satisfy our request [they refused to replaced it with another one]. neither Honda and dealership, they do not want to take care of us. (9) also they want to make profit by taking it back for less than we had pay for.

- Daly City, CA, USA

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