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:
86,724 miles

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 202016


  • miles


I took my car in for an takata airbag recall; when I got the vehicle back my ac no longer worked. Before bringing it in, I had a recharge & system check by Honda.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #15

Dec 012016


  • miles
Have replaced two door lock acuatuatorst in last 3 months. Starts with failing door lock not locking with rest. Next door locks engage and disengaged while driving as I slowed down/speed up in traffic this was on both freeway and city streets. The drivers door lock was replaced under recall back a few years. The first lock fail was back passenger side big concern for child safety, most recent door lock fail was front passenger. I suspect that I will be replacing the third lock acuatuator at a cost of $340 out of pocket soon.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 232016


  • 69,949 miles
I have had a few instances where my 2007 Honda CR-V moves in the opposite direction and my car rolls after it is in the ¿park¿ gear. It is important to note that I was not on any hill or incline and the land was flat. These instances took place on a city street. On July 23, 2016 I was leaving from work. I turned my car on and put my car into ¿drive¿ but it started rolling backwards instead. I immediately put my car in park and turned my car off. After doing this, the problem resolved itself. On October 6, 2016 I turned my car on and put it in ¿reverse¿ but my car started rolling forward instead. I put the gear into ¿park¿ and my car kept rolling forward! I immediately stepped on my brakes and shut the car off. A few minutes later I tried to put my car into ¿reverse¿ again, but it still rolled forward. It was very scary because I almost collided with the car parked in front of mine. I brought my car to my Honda service center in manhasset, New York on October 7, 2016. My complaint of my car rolling while it is in the ¿park¿ gear is directly related to recall number 11V395000 from 08/04/2011, but the service center at advantage Honda does not acknowledge that my car is part of this recall. In this recall, the outer race of the secondary shaft bearing may be broken during certain driving styles. As a consequence, the recall states: ¿additionally, broken pieces of the outer race or ball bearing from the secondary shaft may become lodged in the parking pawl resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the gear selector in the park position.¿ the problem I have experienced with my car three times is dangerous because it happens spontaneously without any warning.

- Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

problem #13

Sep 252014


  • 120,000 miles


Since 2014 Sep. The power steering very noising from engine room when make a turn. Don't know when the steering wheel will broken, and unsafe. Rear passenger power widower window not working and driver side read doorlock not working.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 282016


  • 98,985 miles
For a couple years, my back passenger side door has had a lock issue. In order to open the door, I must hit the "unlock" button at the exact moment someone goes to open the door - otherwise the lock slides back to locked position within seconds. Yesterday, my back driver side door locked itself, and I am unable to unlock it in any way, including manually. The lock is jammed and the door will not open. About an hour after noticing this issue, I tried to open my back hatch, and it too is permanently locked shut. I did some research and found that there was a 2014 class action lawsuit about these issues, which I was not informed of. I received no notification in the mail about this. The claim period has since ended, despite this being an ongoing and widespread defect, and Honda refuses to cover the costs to fix this issue. Furthermore, this presents a safety issue, as a passenger could be locked in the car at any time - including an emergency situation in which the car may be on fire. I have even found on a forum a story of a woman whose entire car permanently locked itself with a child inside.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #11

Jul 172016


  • 94,000 miles
Takata recall. My driver side airbag was recently replaced by rick case Honda and I received another letter in July 2016 that the passenger airbag needs to be replaced and also one door lock has to be replaced. And this time there will be no loaner vehicle be provided as before. I was told not to seat anybody in the passenger seat until the problem is resolved which could take up to two months. This creates a great inconvenience for us, we are driving sometimes app. Four hours on a road trip and the passenger would be confined in the back seat. What about if we have four passengers" I greatly would appreciate an answer. Also, I tried to contact a Honda dealer ship in North miami fl. And the phone wrang more than 20 times and nobody answered the phone, I could not even get to speak to an operator. The rick case Honda dealer is unfortunately app. A 60 mile round trip for us, therefore we can not go back there to have the passenger air bag replaced. I need a dealer closer to my home that could replace the airbag on the passenger side and at the same time replace the door lock. Also, a great concern to me is this late information regarding the passenger long was it known that the passenger air bag is also faulty" my vehicle is being driven daily and most of the time someone was in the passenger seat.

- North Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 302016


  • 130,000 miles


A/C compressor and clutch failure results in A/C blowing hot air. Happens when vehicle is stationary or any type of driving condition.

- Sound Beach, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 012016


  • 144,132 miles
Each time driving from 0 to 10 miles per hour my back right door locks and unlocks. Have had previous problems with the front door doing that and got it fixed on my own. If I get this fixed and turn in the bill will it be paid" the previous bill from 2015 was not paid, they needed the original bill which I did not have. What do I do"

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 012015


  • 130,000 miles
Both rear power door locks began malfunctioning as of 11/01/2015 they click open at about 10 miles per hour. Every time I slow down and then speed up they click open. It is constant while driving. Children in the back are not safe

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 232016


  • 109,000 miles
After I had my Honda repaired due to a recall for something due to a problem with its suspension, my tires can not be balanced and the tire warning light does not go out. The ac just stopped working prior to the summer of 2015, . the right front door lock stopped working about the same time and now the starter had to be replaced. The car was getting its tires replaced when the tires would not balance and the tire warning light would not go off. The starter would not work after I left an appointment in the parking lot. I do not know if the car was movig or stationary when the door stopped working.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 102015


  • 111,000 miles


I came out of work and started my car. It smelled horrible, like an electrical fire. I brought it to my Honda dealership and they said it is the clutch mechanism. The A/C compressor failed and it is going to cost $1600 to fix. This was legitimately out of nowhere with no issue up until this point in time and it took me completely by surprise. Upon looking online, there are several reports of similar situations. A recall really should be done. This is an extremely expensive repair for owners to be burdened with.

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #5

Sep 122015


  • 89,945 miles
All my door locks don't lock the locks actuates as normal but they unlock and cannot be locked by key the actuators activate when driving stopping etc. I've researched this on line and several people have the same problems the dealers say it will cost $314-$500 plus labor to replace what ever needs no recall this is a safety for security I have90206 miles on my vehicle at present.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 152015


  • 41,000 miles
The rear driver's door will unlock when the car is fully braked (at lights, stops, etc) and when the car starts again (approx 5mph) the doors will lock again. At 10-12 mph, they will unlock and remain unlocked for the entirety of the drive (until stopped again). The child protection setting is on. When the car is stopped and the engine is turned off, the doors will not lock with the keyfob. The door remains unlocked while the rest of the car is locked. This is not only a safety issue, but an issue of personal protection and is a non-deterrent towards theft.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 232015


  • 75,000 miles
Doors keep trying to lock every time car reaches 8mph or whatever the standard is. The doors remained lock but they keep trying to lock again. Reset to lock when car goes out of park. Now one door unlocks itself. I lock all doors and then check the rear left door and it is unlocked. I then have to manual lock it. I've already replaced the actuator on the driver side front door twice.

- Manassas Park, VA, USA

problem #2

May 072015


  • 89,577 miles
The ac clutch does not engage and is apparently a known issue on models between 2002-2008 due to no heat shielding and placement. The result is failure of clutch due to excessive engine heat. Repair costs are more than $2000. Only certain VIN#'s qualify for a recall and this should be one. Customers should not be penalized for poor design.

- Rocklin , CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I have had to replace 4 out of 5 of the door locks. The first door lock to stick was the front lock on the passengers side door. It stuck tight and would not open with the remote or manually. The lock was stuck shut and we were unable to open the door. If we had gotten in an accident and needed to get out quickly, my passenger would not have been able to open the door to exit the vehicle. Which makes it a very dangerous situation. One by one, all three locks either locked up or started making the noise proceeding the lock up issue. I took it to Honda and explained the problem, but since my warranty had expired, they refused to pay for the expensive repair. I felt like the issue was so dangerous, as I have 2 daughters who ride in the car daily, that I paid to have them fixed. Now the front driverside door and back door is making the same noise again and the process is beginning again. I am at the point where I may have to trade the car in for a new car to escape this problem! I will not buy another Honda!

- El Paso, TX, USA

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