hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,140 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 072016


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the door actuator locks and unlocks while driving various speeds. The dealer diagnosed that the door actuator needed to be replaced on the passenger side. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #14

Jun 012015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the passenger side door did not lock. Approximately one week after a recall repair was performed on the driver's door, the passenger door made a loud noise and failed to lock. The vehicle was taken back to the local dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the recall was on the driver's door only. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 122015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 30 mph, a loud clicking noise sounded and the front passenger side power door locks activated independently. The manufacturer issued a customer satisfaction program related to the front driver's side power door lock; however, after the vehicle was serviced, a failure occurred with the front passenger side power door lock. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that the passenger side power door lock would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Dawson, GA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012015


  • 111,686 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving at an unknown speed, the doors unlocked and locked intermittently. In addition, the contact was unable to lock the doors electronically and manually. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear driver's side door actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred with someone in the rear passenger seat. As a result, the passenger was unable to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that all the door actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,686.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #11

Dec 052015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that there were several failures that the dealer was notified of for months, but was unable to provide a permanent repair solution. The dealer completed a recall repair for the door actuator and, shortly after the repair, the alarm randomly sounded and locked the contact inside the vehicle. The dealer replaced the door actuator a second, time but the contact was uncertain if the part was actually replaced. The suspension was also unstable and caused the vehicle to wobble. In addition, the brake pedal felt spongy and was difficult to engage. The vehicle was taken to more than two dealers for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

Jun 172015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 10 mph, the rear driver side door unlocked independently. In addition, the rear driver side door failed to lock manually or with the use of the key fob. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/03/15 updated 09/09/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired without incident. Updated 12/16/2015

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #9

Nov 102014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 124,491 miles


I had my mother-in-law in the left rear seat of my 2008 Honda CRV and we arrived at our destination and I unlocked all the doors by using my key unlock feature. My mother-in-law could not open the door and my spouse said I would have to get out and open the door from the outside. I did and the door opened. So, I rolled down the left rear glass and closed and locked all the doors. I unlocked all the doors and reached in and tried opening the door and it would not open, but the outside door handle opened the door. This is a safety hazard as we carry a 4 year old grandson in the rear seat or for anyone else we carry in the rear seat.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #8

Sep 192014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After the doors automatically lock, the passenger door automatically unlocks by itself and cannot be locked manually.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 222014


  • 110,545 miles
The back passenger door will not lock.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
In August of 2012, the right rear door lock would not stay locked. We had the faulty part replaced. Now in June of 2013, we are having problems with the right front door lock. It began by not staying unlocked. When unlocked the door by ( any method), the lock would only stay unlocked for less than a second before relocking on its own. Now the problem has changed to where the door will not stay locked as in the problem door lock from last year. The door continues to try to lock each time the vehicle reaches the speed that the doors lock automatically.

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #5

May 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


In may of 2013 my back passenger door on my 08 CR-V would not stay locked in spite of all efforts. I didn't even notice it until one day when I locked my car then happened to see that the back passenger door was still unlocked. The car alarm "armed" itself as normal but I was still able to get in the back door without the alarm going off. I took it to my local repair shop where they replaced the actuator for $200 in the back passenger door. Now, not even one month later, my driver's side door is locking by itself when I'm trying to get into the car making it almost impossible to get in. I have to keep pressing the unlock button and hope that it will stay unlocked long enough for me to get in. My mechanic said that there is no way to test all of the actuators, that if one goes out that usually means the other three aren't far behind, and apparently he is right. I live in a state that has very hot summers, and it would be terrible if one of my pets accidentally got locked in my car in the summer heat. It seems to me like Honda is bigger than this and should be recalling all door actuators in this make and model. Its a small price to pay for a corporation like Honda, and if they don't recognize the error on their part, I'm going to take the $25-30K that I would normally use to buy a new Honda and use it to buy a GMC or Hyundai. I'm about to drop another $200 to get this actuator replaced making it $400, not counting the almost $1800 I've had to spend replacing the air conditioner (clutch, coil, compressor) over the past two years. Oh, and Honda said the A/C parts I had replaced on my car weren't covered by the letter they sent out regarding the A/C problems in Cr-vs last November, even though I sent in all the supporting paperwork. Good job Honda, I will never buy another car from you.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 052013


  • 35,000 miles
My right back door doesn't lock anymore. When I lock it slowly unlocks itself on its own. So a while it would remain locked if I locked by key fogger but now it doesn't lock at all. It appears to lock but eventually unlocks itself. It would appear to lock but while driving unlocks itself. Very dangerous for small kids in back. I took to Honda and it is $400 to get fixed. Plus they have to order parts so I have to pay for a rental until parts come in. If I could manually lock door that is different issue but it unlocks itself even manually. Honda needs to recall this to be fixed as it is major safety concern.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 152013


  • 46,000 miles
Passenger door locks within seconds of opening manually and with key fob.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 172012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 44,500 miles
As soon as you would unlock the automatic doors locks - the front driver door, it would quickly lock back up, you had to force it to unlock once it locked on its own, you can use the clicker or the unlock button, but you had to be very quick to be able to unlock it - you had to have your one hand on the door handle and the other hand on the unlock button - or else you can't get out that door. Once you get to speeds of 5 mph the doors will automatically lock, the back driver door started to slowly unlock while driving, while the car was stopped, it would lock once you got to the 5 mph but then start unlocking again. I replaced the actuators for the driver side doors and now the passenger back door lock started making noises and is starting to unlock on its own. Called Honda and they said it must happen often because they have the parts for it. I asked if there was a recall and they said no, so I had to purchase the parts.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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