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#86 of 100 Re: Honda 2007 CRV EXL door lock problem! [hutsonelpaso]
Feb 28, 2013 (4:07 pm)
I have a 2008 Honda CR-V and have had power door locking problems.
Symptoms were-car locking but not unlocking either with remote or key.
Took to the dealership in late 2009. Some wiring was replaced, did not solve problem. Took back to the dealership a couple weeks later and entire actuator was replaced. Solved problem until...fast forward to Feb. 2013. The second actuator has failed, and car locks once again do not open when locked with either remote or key. I took to Honda dealership today, and they said that there is a new and improved "Manufacturer fixed" actuator. This is apparently new within the last 6 months or so. So, wanted to mention, if you purchase an actuator make sure you are getting the "Fixed/Updated" version. I guess I am fortunate because the replacements thus far are still covered under an extended warranty. However, for those who are getting stuck with these costs, I also noticed that there is a law firm in Pennsylvania that just filed a proposed class action law suit on this issue against Honda in Jan. 2013. Good Luck!
#87 of 100 honda cr-v door locks
Apr 17, 2013 (7:53 pm)
Having same problem. I can only unlock using the key fob or lock switch. I cannot manually unlock any doors. When unlock I have five seconds to open any door. I removed the fuse for the power locks to remove any power, thinking it may be a short. Removing the fuse did nothing as the locks will still automatically lock themselves. I'm worried I will eventually be locked in my car or drop my keys as I am getting out thus getting locked out. I tried to reprogram the automatic lock feature that comes on when you go a certain mph...didn't work because of this problem. I will check on the actuator! Thanks for the help! I hope a new actuator works. I just hate taking a car to the shop and spending money with nothing being fixed.
#88 of 100 CR-V auto door lock problem
May 15, 2013 (6:16 pm)
I have the 2008 CR-V top of the line with leather and nav. system. And my car is in pristine condition. About 3 months ago, all my door locks started automatically locking and unlocking themselves at around 9 or 10 miles per hour. Since I spend hours each week in Los Angeles stop and go traffic, it's super annoying. Took it to the independent shop I've been going to for years, and they couldn't find anything wrong. After reading all these posts, I'll tell them to check the actuators, and I'm going to try having them lubed up like one guy suggested, before I replace things. But I'm going to go to safecar.gov and file a complaint there too. I'm afraid to let my grandkids ride in the back seat now. What if one of them decided to hang on to the door handle and it opened accidently while we were moving? This is my third Honda, and I've never had any problems outside of routine maintenance.
#89 of 100 Re: Locked out of my 2007 Honda CRV! [etoch]
May 19, 2013 (9:48 am)
Same car, sam door, same problem - exactly! The door would gradually unlock after locking. I had to place a mechanical clamp around the remote cable to keep it from unlocking. This has to be a safety hazard since it becomes unlocked while in transit, not to mention, no way to secure the vehicle while it is in a parking lot.
#91 of 100 Door lock will not remain locked (actuator)
Jun 26, 2013 (11:11 am)
I called Honda, gave them my Vin# and filed a complaint about this... PLEASE EVERYONE call them and issue a complaint! 1-800-999-1009 Honda Motors
#92 of 100 Re: Door lock will not remain locked (actuator) [kez7]
Jun 26, 2013 (11:18 am)
ALSO call dept of trans safety hotline 1-888-327-4236 and file a complaint... squeaky wheel gets the oil!
#93 of 100 Re: Door lock will not remain locked (actuator) [kez7]
Jul 03, 2013 (2:43 pm)
I called Honda Motors today to register a complaint about the door lock situation. Probably won't get anywhere, but if enough of us register a complaint, maybe something will be done...before I have to replace the actuator on the other three doors. GRRRRRRRRR!
#94 of 100 Re: Honda 2007 CRV EXL door lock problem! [pgarcia]
Jul 06, 2013 (5:16 pm)
Similar problem as you, except in my Honda CR-V 2007, it's the driver's door that lock's itself, a second or two after unlocking the door with my remote. I have to keep "unlocking" until I can get the door open -sometimes it locks while I'm in the process of opening the door and the door locks just partially open. Have to hit the remote button again until it let's the door go.
Found the Law Firm someone mentioned in an earlier part of the forum that filed a class action lawsuit against Honda over this very issue: (Honda CR-V's 2007-2011 actuators malfunction)
Honda CRV – Door Lock Actuator Failure – Class Action Lawsuit, filed on 18 JAN 2013
Chimicles & Tikellis Law Firm
I suggest those having similar problems read up and let them know the problems they are having.
Also, found an article on a local Providence, Rhode Island tv/news station reporting on the issue: 15 MAY 2013
Honda CR-V door locks pose danger
Finally, as others suggested...
We should all call Honda and let them know about the problems you are having.
If you think you must, file a complaint at: http://www.safercar.gov/
Hope Honda comes through or the Class Action comes thru on this matter PRONTO!!!
I have owned a Honda - and absolutely loved and trusted them - since about 1988. But, quality control had apparently slipped badly- apparently, since the middle of the decade it seems. My 1998 Honda CR-V was a dream! It ran for close to a decade quite well till I sold it at 215, 000 miles - with very little done to it except the required maintenance. But on this 2007 CR-V alone I've already dealt with the Honda CR-V AC Compressor Problems at about the same time last year. Thankfully a class action lawsuit was won over the issue and Honda came through well and I got most of my money back. But now this! The problems I've had with this Honda are really starting to make me think about switching "makes", to my regret!
Hope the problem get's resolved to everyone's satisfaction!
#95 of 100 Re: Honda 2007 CRV EXL door lock problem! [kgc6]
Jul 12, 2013 (1:36 pm)
My 2008 Honda CRV (that I just paid off) is at the dealer right now. The passenger door won't lock and the back hatch won't open. They are saying if they fix the door it will fix the back hatch. I've been trying to find a site that will show me how to replace the actuator. Any suggestions?