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Honda CR-V Door Lock May be Sticky and Not Work Due to Worn Door Lock Tumblers

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 107,320 mi (20,000 mi - 235,000 mi)


Worn door lock tumblers can cause the door lock to be sticky or not work at all. The lock has to be removed and the tumblers need to be replaced for this issue.

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Driver side front door lock does not turn. Bought new lock cylinder and tried to replace myself but could not (even with experienced help). Anyone know if Honda is doing anything to address this probelm, it seem widespead.

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    I am unable to insert key into driver side door. I have to go through the passenger side, open the door to driver's side.

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  • palsm89, , 75,000 mi

    My Crv driver/passage door will not lock with the key.The doors looks and unlock on their own.I carried my car to the dealer they told me that i will have to pay to get it fixed.They said it was a problem that they could not repair for free. I am not as please with the 07CRV as i was with my 91 honda accord.This car is made with alot of "plastic parts " customers is stuck with expensive charges.Honda must improve immediatly!

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  • keybdk, , 65,000 mi

    Driver's side door lock won't accept key but after 5-10 attempts will. Security key fob will not lock/unlock driver's side lock - but will work everywhere else.

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  • Visitor, , 154,000 mi

    We started having problems with the drivers side door lock at about 70,000 miles (hard to get key into door lock), had it checked out by Honda, and repairs made. I don't recall specifically what was done, but it started happening again after about a year. Now it's both the drivers and passenger doors. We have little faith in our local dealers maintenance department and was hoping for some insight and relief via the internet. It's very annoying, especially if you need to get in the car quickly.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Cannot put the key in the driver side door lock

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  • daknees, , 70,000 mi

    When locked, My 2003 CRV cannot be unlocked with my key. It goes in,but cannot turn the key. I can get in the car by opening the rear door and climbing into the car.

    This problem happened in 2007 and the dealer fixed the locks as it was under warrantee.
    When I recently went to the dealer, he said he would have to have a locksmith look at it as the dealer cannot fix it. He said the car was nine years old and that the metal used in the locks is soft and often breaks down. I think they just don't want to be bothered.

    I am hoping to call HONDA and suggest they have a recall.

    DM Philadelphia

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    It started with the passenger door lock - it just automatically locks by itself and hard for people to open the door from inside or outside. Now, the driver's side and the back doors are not locking properly. I have a 2007 Honda CRV.

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    The key cannot get in the lock on both front doors. Don't know what to do to fix this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 56,000 mi

    sticky door lock

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