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Honda CRV Door Lock Problems

You can barely drive down a street without coming across a Honda CR-V. It has got to be among the market’s most popular compact crossover SUVs. In the past five years, there have been an average of 366,382 Honda CRVs across the US. Most people like this car for its ample space and state-of-the-art technology. But like any other car, you can expect to experience some challenges.

Door lock problems are common in most Honda CRV cars. Most people overlook door locks, but they can be a pandora’s box of problems. Common problems include the doors not unlocking, failure to latch properly, and the doors locking and unlocking on their own.

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Although most drivers never give much thought to door lock problems, they are more common than you think. Sadly, these flaws can be fatal. For instance, a flaw in your Honda CRV’s latch can trap you and other passengers in the vehicle during an accident, leading to injuries. The opposite could also happen – the door might unexpectedly open while the car is in motion, causing an accident. That’s why it’s incredibly important for you to familiarize yourself with common Honda CRV door lock problems and their causes.

Honda CRV Door Lock Stuck

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Have you ever experienced one of those bad mornings? Your shirt gets stuck on the doorknob, you do everything in a rush, and once you get to your Honda CRV, the door lock is stuck. It can be such a hassle, especially if you are running late. You possibly can’t think of the day getting any worse.

There are a few ways to work around a stuck Honda CRV door lock. You need your car key, flathead screwdriver, a WD-40, and needle nose pliers. You can use the unjamming lock mechanism method or lubricate the stuck lock.

If you choose the first option, you first need to remove the interior door panel using a screwdriver. Ensure that you keep the screws safe for later.

Once you’ve removed the interior door panel, find the door lock mechanism – it is a metal plate attached to a rod.

Then pick your pliers and grip the rod.

Move the rod up and down several times until the locking mechanism feels smooth.

You can use the WD-40 to loosen the mechanism if it’s still stiff. Test the lock with your keys before putting the interior panel back in place.

The other alternative is lubricating the stuck lock.

Take your flathead screwdriver to uncover the keyhole of your Honda CRV car door lock.

Using the screwdriver, push the moveable metal piece inside as far as it goes.

Spray WD-40 into the keyhole, then insert the car keys into the lock. Jiggle the keys until the lock works.

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Honda CRV Doors Keep Locking

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As I mentioned earlier, it is incredibly important for your Honda CRV doors to work properly as a safety feature. But it can be unpleasant if your doors lock themselves when you don’t need them to.

Honda CRV doors keep locking because of a walk-away auto-lock feature. But there is also a likelihood that your Honda CRV doors keep locking due to problems with your car’s electronic systems. However, sometimes it is due to an issue as small as improperly closed doors.

An improperly locked door can interfere with the sensors and potentially interfere with the lock. It could also be a fault with your door latch. Besides, problems with your electronic fob could lead to faulty locks and cause the doors to lock without input from you.

Therefore, the solution depends on the root cause of the problem. For instance, if the problem is the fob, you might have to get a new one altogether.

Honda CRV Door Lock not Working

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When the door lock of your Honda CRV is not working, you might find yourself stranded outside the car. Also, you might not know what to do when you want to leave the car, and there is no one else inside because the doors won’t lock.

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The common culprits for the Honda CRV door lock not working include a faulty key fob, blown fuse, dead key fob battery, faulty solenoid, or broken wire. A dead fob battery is the most common cause. In that case, all you need to do is replace the battery, and your door locks will be up and running.

If the problem is with the fob itself, you might have to get it replaced.

Sometimes, you might notice that only one door lock is not working, while the rest are perfectly fine. That could indicate that the fuse for that particular door is blown. All you need to do is replace the fuse. There is another possibility of one door lock failing while others are okay – a faulty solenoid. In that case, you would have to remove the car door panel to replace the solenoid.

Finally, the door lock might have a broken wire. You can test a broken wire by holding the lock switch up or down, then try locking and unlocking the door. If the lock works sometimes, chances are you have a broken wire.

Honda CRV Door not Unlocking

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A car door not unlocking is as stressful as a door lock that won’t lock when you want it to. This situation can easily turn tragic, especially when you get involved in a car accident and need to get out as soon as possible.

Your Honda CRV door not unlocking has the same potential causes as a car door that won’t lock. These include a blown fuse, a solenoid malfunction, and a dead fob battery.

To solve the Honda CRV door not unlocking problem, you should replace the solenoid, check the power door lock fuse, or replace the fob battery. If you suspect the problem could be the key fob itself, you might need to visit your dealer for a proper diagnosis.

They will connect the fob to a computer to see if there is a problem with your fob’s signal.

If none of that solves the challenge, your Honda CRV might have an electrical problem. Perhaps a certain electrical component has a malfunctioning logic board.

Another plausible cause is extremely low temperatures. When the temperatures drop, it is possible for your car door locks to freeze.

The best way out of such a situation is to avoid parking your car in the open. Consider parking it in a garage to prevent the locks from coming into contact with the elements. But should you fall victim, you can use Isopropyl alcohol.

Since it has an extremely low freezing temperature, it will melt the ice on your Honda CRV’s door locks. Pour a little Isopropyl alcohol on the lock, then use the key again.

How to Reset Honda CRV Door Lock

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Several situations might necessitate resetting your car door locks.

For instance, you may drive a rideshare car. In that case, it might be essential to reset your Honda CRV door locks to grant other passengers easy access. Or you might not be a big fan of the default locks. Whatever the reason, you can reset the door locks and enjoy your ride.

To reset the Honda CRV door lock, you first need to click the home button on the center display. Proceed to settings, then select vehicle, followed by door setup. Once the door setup is open, click on the Auto door lock or auto door unlock. Then proceed to select the options you want.

For instance, you can select shift from P under ‘auto door lock.’ That will lock the doors as you shift out of the park position. Once you are done resetting everything, tap on ‘save’ to update the new changes.

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