hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,935 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 8 of 10)

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problem #41

May 272013


  • 56,000 miles


Doors automatically lock when pressing unlock switch on driver's side.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #40

Mar 222013


  • 80,000 miles
In March of 2013 the passenger door started to lock itself immediately following me unlocking it. I thought it was a fuse problem. Then on May 26,2013 my child noticed that the back passenger door had begun to do the same thing. To fix the problem on both doors would be upwards of $440+. this seems to be a serious issue with all crvs and a real safety issue for those with young children.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #39

Apr 132013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 74,900 miles
Honda owner and driver for over 15 years. Unfortunately very unhappy with current Honda CRV where passenger door lock unlocked by itself a few weeks ago while the car was in a moving state with passenger seated in CRV along with seat belt on. Now my CRV passenger door will not lock. Lock clicks sounds around 10 miles and tries to lock then unlocks by itself. I am now an unhappy Honda owner.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #38

Apr 232013


  • 85,000 miles


I am experiencing a power door locking problem with the back seat / passenger side door lock. The power locking system keeps trying to lock the door while driving and it produces a constant clicking sound. I am unable to secure my door. From my research, it appears that I have a bad actuator and this is a common problem for Honda CR-V's.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #37

Jun 162011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 68,246 miles
The passenger door locks and unlocks randomly and it has been recurring more often recently. It now makes a terrible sound when it unlocks. I'm concerned about the safety of the passenger because there is no way for the passenger to unlock the door; the driver has to push the button to unlock and the passenger has only a split second to take advantage of the unlocked door before it relocks again. There would be no way for the passenger to get out of the car through the door in case of an emergency.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #36

Feb 252013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the doors began to lock and unlock independently. The contact stated that after the vehicle was parked and locked, the doors became unlocked. The vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnostic testing, who stated that the lock actuator motor failed. The failure was reported to the manufacturer, who offered to cover 50 percent of the repair costs. The failure mileage was 60,000. The approximate current mileage was 70,000.

- Cumberland , RI, USA

problem #35

Feb 012012


  • miles


Doors lock and unlocked while driving.

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #34

Jan 302013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
This problem concerns the automatic child safety door lock function. Approximately three months ago, the door locks began to malfunction and continuously lock and unlock themselves whenever the car reached 9 or 10 miles per hour. When the car reaches this speed while either accelerating or slowing down, the locks either lock themselves or unlock themselves depending on their previous position. I drive in los angeles traffic, so this is a constant problem and I cannot afford to fix it at $200+ per door. These automatic locks (particularly the rear seat ones) are supposed to function to prevent a child or other passenger from accidentally opening a door when the car is in motion. They are also supposed to function to keep an intruder from being able to open the door from outside the car while the car is temporarily stopped. This is a terrible safety hazard for all children riding in the rear seat of the car, but it could also be dangerous for adults who might grab the handle to stabilize themselves around turns. If they were to accidentally hang on to the door handle, it could open the door while the car is in motion. It is apparently a recurring problem on the 2006, 2007 and 2008 models of the CR-V according to the Honda forum on edmunds.com. There needs to be a recall issued because of the safety issues concerned with this problem. I am currently afraid to let my grandchildren ride in my car.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #33

Apr 092013


  • 75,000 miles
Doors lock unexpectedly. Doors automatically re-lock after depressing the unlock button.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #32

Oct 062011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 149,513 miles
Door actuator unlocks and locks at will. Right front door actuator replaced 10/6/11, right rear door actuator replaced 6/6/12, now left rear door actuator failing. This is a safety hazard as the door will unlock as you drive.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #31

Apr 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


The passenger door-lock slowly unlocks itself after the locking system is activated. It constantly lock and unlock during acceleration. This is a major safety issue especially when young children are in the car. Unable to lock the car after parking.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #30

May 052013


  • 82,000 miles
As I was driving my doors kept unlocking and locking randomly. When my car is off, I lock the doors but the passenger side door randomly unlocks. It is a safety issue and a recall should be issued! come on Honda!

- Bedminster, NJ, USA

problem #29

May 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
The car doors are permanently locked. When I parked, the driver door locked and could not be unlocked- neither by remote nor manually. (usually the car automatically unlocks when in park). I climbed out the passenger door and clicked the lock button on the remote. About an hour later I tried to unlock the car from the outside and none of the doors unlocked. Only the driver door has a keyhole and inserting the key did not unlock the car. I tried using my spare keys but nothing worked. I am locked out of the car.

- Coral Springs , FL, USA

problem #28

Oct 152012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 63,300 miles
The first incident was on or about October 15, 2012. I always park my car in the garage. So, I rarely lock the car door. When I came back to the car to get groceries out, the car doors were locked. I came back to the car with the remote to unlock the doors. I got some of the groceries out and was carrying them up stairs, when I heard the door lock sound. When I came back to the car for the rest of the groceries, the doors were locked again. I had to retrieve the remote from the house, to unlock the car doors again. There has been intermitten occurences when I have found the doors locked when I return to the car. I have notice these occurences happen when I am at home because that is the only time I leave the car unlocked inside a locked garage. My most recent occurence happened last Friday, April 19, 2013. I had pulled into the garage. This time I locked the car by mistake with the door lock located directly under the window (not on the rocker panel). I unlocked the car with the remote. Within less than a minute the car locked by itself. This time I had not gone immediately upstairs. I was still standing there.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #27

Mar 132013


  • 79,874 miles
On March 13th my son and I was getting ready to leave our home to run an errand and he could not open the back door. I use the unlock feature on my keys and it still would not unlock. I thought the child lock had been set. For the next couple of days I tried to get the door unlock and I could not and I notice that my truck would not open either. I was headed out of town, so I went by the Honda dealership and the want to charge me $120 just run a check to see what the problem was. I called around and another company said they would run a check for $50. Before they could do anything they tried to unlock it and stated that I may need to go to a body shop and they would have to remove the panels. By this time I was frustrated and the money was adding up for repairs. I decide to take the car to get it clean and one of the employee was able to get my car unlock just by working with the locks. I gave him a nice tip for saving me a lot of money. This morning I am driving on the express way heading in to work and I started hearing a noise. I was driving beside a large truck and I thought the truck was pitching rock or gravel. I looked over my shoulder and notice my back locks were unlock. I tried to lock them from the front and they was the noise I was hearing..locking and unlocking. I called the dealership while driving down the express way and they said it my car was not on the recall listed and I will have to bring the car in to be checked out.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #26

Apr 162013


  • 70,000 miles
CRV electrical power locking system refuses to stay locked, unlocks doors randomly and now will not stay locked under any circumstance.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #25

Mar 152012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
The front passenger door unlocks immediately after locking it, with remote or by the door itself. This is a hazard because anyone can enter vehicle when stopped at traffic light or stop sign or when vehicle is parked.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #24

Mar 112013


  • 72,000 miles
Passenger side door lock failed due to defective part (door lock actuator) and door cannot be unlocked or opened from outside of the vehicle.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #23

Jul 142012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The first problem uncovered: The driver's door cannot be manually unlocked with a key. My daughter drove the car to a concert using the valet key and discovered at midnight that she couldn't enter the car. After family arrived with electronic key it was determined that it would not manually open the door either. Following that incident we noticed the driver's door will randomly re-lock itself after the ignition is turned off and the door has initially unlocked. The locking system sometimes makes a "whirring" when engaged. The latest development: The passenger side rear door and the hatch refused to unlock using either the electronic key or the driver door controls. Also, the rear passenger door couldn't be opened manually using the button on the door itself- it wouldn't budge! the next day, the problem fixed itself... at least for now.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #22

Mar 242013


  • 46,891 miles
Right rear door and hatch would not unlock either manually or through the power locking system. Dealer determined that this was the result of faulty actuators and forced me to pay over $600 to have them replaced. This is a known error as there are other reported cases of this happening. It was also a safety issue as passengers could have been trapped in the car.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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