Door Lock May be Not Turn Due to Worn Tumblers on Honda CR-V

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 116,267 (14,000–235,000)
9 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
145 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cannot put the key in the driver side door lock
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
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!
The key cannot get in the lock on both front doors. Don't know what to do to fix this problem.
I also have the same problem with the key and lock on the driver side; the dealer claims they never heard of the problem which is not true as there was a class action suit which resulted in a recall for later year models (2007-2011). Has anyone been able to have this problem fixed and if so how did you get it done?
After locking inside with lock button, inserting the key will not turn the lock. Takes several in/out tries to get key all the way in and turn. Key fob will not lock the doors, despite trying the "reprogramming a new keyless entry fob" instructions. Doors sometimes lock/unlock on their own, so I never leave my key in the car lest I be locked out.
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.
Keyless entry has not worked in a long time had/have to open/close doors manually with key. Now I cannot insert my key in the driver's side door. If you push and push a couple times it may eventually go in. Graphite did not work.
Driver side door lock will not turn. Have to lock and unlock door from passenger side.
Drivers door lock will not lock or unlock
Hello i have the same problem that many of you, my 2004 crv the driver door stop working and i try to go to honda and the charge an eye to fix this .
driver's side door won't lock. Need to go in passenger side door to lock driver's side door.
I have problem with door lock of honda crv of driver side.2003 Honda CR-V 113,000 mi, Visitor
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.
sticky door lock
My key will not work on any door it be stickey, plus it will not go all the way in, plus key get very hot.just stop suddenly.
Had difficulty getting key into lock for several months. Now the lock seems frozen and the key will not even go into the lock. I have to unlock the passenger door and reach across to unlock the driver's side door.