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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,862 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 232015


  • 55,000 miles


2007 Honda CR-V with only 55,000 miles while stopped with foot firmly on brake excellorates between 3 and 5 thousand RPM's. at this point it is stuck and I put the auto in park and turn off. This may take three or four times to get idle back to normal. This seems extremly dangerous, once with school children crossing in front of me. Took to Honda dealship for problem twice and they said could not duplicate and suggested I record on my phone next time it happens. It's all I can do to avoid an accident. The last thing I would do is get my phone out, etc.I sure hope you can advise me on how to get Honda to address this! the car has only done it in town, as I do not want to go on highway.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 202015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle failed to increase acceleration when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the air conditioner was activated and emitted hot air through the vents. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The air compressor was replaced. The failure recurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was not repaired for most recent failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Britsol, CT, USA

problem #6

May 282013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while stopped with the brakes depressed, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into a steel post. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic for body repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 212012


  • 43,000 miles


After accelerating the 2007 Honda CRV, the auto continued to accelerate rapidly on its own. Applying the brakes did little to stop the acceleration. After 4/10th of a mile the driver was able to get the car into neutral, stopped, and at the side of the road. When the engine was restarted it raced at full speed. It was also impossible to get the car out of "park" and into neutral. (4 attempts were made over a 30 min period). Vehicle was towed to mechanic. Mechanic reported than when he received the car he need to jump start the 1 year old battery and was able to start the car normally. He does not know what happened and will continue to run tests.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 222010


  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. she stated that while pressing on the gas pedal onto the ramp the vehicle started to accelerate rapidly and pressed on the brake pedal and it did not slow down. She then pulled over and tried to shift into neutral and when it passed the park position the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test and it could not be duplicated. No repairs were made to the vehicle and is at the dealership. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 232009


  • 30,000 miles
My Honda CRV 2007 vehicle did a sudden acceleration of half the vehicle length when attempting to park the car. If anyone would have been in front of my vehicle, they would be dead. In light of all the Toyota press, I decided to report this. I did have a floor mat in place, was it caught in the gas pedal" have their been any report of trouble with the Honda CRV" this occurred once only and I did remove floor mats. This occurred on November 23, 2009. I would appreciate any information on this as it was very frightening and still concerns me..

- Mounds View, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 172009


  • 26,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while the contact was attempting to back out of a parking space the contact noticed that the vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse. Instantly the contact switch the gear selector to drive where the vehicle again accelerated causing the vehicle to crash into a nearby store. Also the contact noticed that the brake was depressed during the entire incident. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealership where the contact was informed that there were no problems in the vehicle. There is a police report for the accident and no one was injured. There were no prior warnings and the current and failure mileage were 26900.

- Duxbury, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 292009


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while parking the vehicle, suddenly it accelerated. As a consequence, she crashed into a pole. Two occupants received bruises on their chest. The insurance company was in the process of investigating the failure. The failure and current mileages were 24,000.

- Los Angeles , WA, USA

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