The most common complaint from owners of the Honda CR-V SUV is that the vehicle's door locks malfunction, according to consumer automobile complaint statistics website CarComplaints.com. Other common complaints include malfunctioning air conditioning systems and unintended acceleration while braking.
Owners of the Honda CR-V most commonly complain of several problems with the vehicle's power door locks, including the inability to lock the doors, loud noises when operating the locks and the doors quickly re-locking when unlocked. The latter issue may occur quickly enough that passengers cannot open the door before it locks again if the driver unlocks it. Problems with the door locks are most common on 2007 model year CR-V vehicles, but have been reported in vehicles from the 2002 model year onwards. Honda settled a class-action lawsuit about the CR-V's power door locks in September 2014 that provided a three-year warranty extension to cover these issues from the initial purchase date of the vehicle, but some older CR-V models may not qualify for repairs under this extension.
Unintended acceleration problems have also been reported by owners of 2010 and later model year CR-Vs, though 2011 vehicles are most commonly affected. Owners of the affected vehicles indicate that the engine revs up unexpectedly during braking. This can cause the CR-V to accelerate unexpectedly if the driver releases the brake.