Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won’t stay locked when I use the remote to lock

asked by on

The door locks on my 2007 Honda CR-V have been acting up recently. The car has 110,000 miles on it, so I wasn’t too shocked when the doors would sometimes lock right after I unlocked them with the remote. As time has gone on though, it has gotten worse and worse. Sometimes the doors unlock shortly after I lock them, and that really puts my car and personal items in danger. Not only that, the doors sometimes fail to unlock when the button on the key or on the door is pressed. This is becoming a real hazard, is there a way to fix this problem without fixing the lock in every door?

The doors locking right after you unlock them or unlocking after you lock them are a safety and security issue concern. After checking into this issue I have learned that other owners have had the same issue and usually end up replacing the door lock actuators in each door. As this can be costly, I would suggest you contact YourMechanic to get a thorough diagnostic to verify the cause of your issue. YourMechanic can verify if any recalls or Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) pertain to the repair of your vehicle. They can verify if it is a bad door lock actuator and/or latch. There are no recalls as of the writing of this article, there are, however, owners that have had complaints with door locks. In May of 2015 there was a lawsuit for the door locks malfunction, that was a class action lawsuit, that may help you at the dealer to get repairs done.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won’t stay locked when I use the remote to lock

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What should I know about the Remote Entry system?

Your car’s Remote Entry system allows you to lock and unlock the doors and trunk from a distance. It even allows you to open the windows without being in the car. Of course, it also arms the alarm, and includes...

Q: Popping sound while idling.

Hi there. One or more of the drive belt pulleys may be bent causing the engine to have erratic rpm's when at idle and causing the engine to stall out at times. Open the hood with the engine running and...

Q: Hi, Iam Naveen, I own a honda city 2017 new variant with key less entry & button start, the car dosent get re locked unless I lock

Your car does not have the walk away door lock feature. You will have to press your door lock button on remote or door to lock the car. Make sure you do not have any extra remotes or keys in...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...