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

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.

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Average mileage: 115,988 (14,000–235,000)
9 model years affected: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
119 people reported this problem
74 people shared problem details
2003 Honda CR-V113,000
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.
2004 Honda CR-V110,000
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.
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.
2002 Honda CR-V154,000
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.
2003 Honda CR-V90,000
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!
2002 Honda CR-V76,000
The key cannot get in the lock on both front doors. Don't know what to do to fix this problem.
2007 Honda CR-V80,000
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.
2004 Honda CR-V129,000
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.
2004 Honda CR-V110,000
Driver side door lock will not turn. Have to lock and unlock door from passenger side.
2002 Honda CR-V200,000
driver's side door won't lock. Need to go in passenger side door to lock driver's side door.
2004 Honda CR-V156,000
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 .
2005 Honda CR-V90,000
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.
1999 Honda CR-V56,000
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.
2002 Honda CR-V195,000
Driver side door key had hard time going in. After a couple of months will not go in anymore.
2001 Honda CR-V222,000
I locked my car at a rest stop and when I returned I could not get back into the driver's side door. The key will unlock the other doors and appears to unlock the driver's side door, but it remains stuck and it cannot be opened from the inside or the outside.
2003 Honda CR-V212,000
Key will enter driver door lock but not turn. Keyless entry won't work on driver door (but does on others). Can lock/unlock driver door from inside (by unlocking passenger door and reaching over). I put the key in driver door lock and sprayed lithium grease in around the key (while sliding/shaking) and got it to start working, not sure how long it will last as I assume the lock tumblers are worn.
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