fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. must replace entire lock mechanism, not just pins (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace actuator (1 reports)
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problem #3

Jul 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

The rear hatch door lock does not engage with the key or remote fob. The key fits in the lock and turns to unlatch the window. This is a safety concern in that the car is not fully locked from intrusion.

Any suggestions on how to fix this on my own and where to purchase inexpensive, dependable parts will be greatly appreciated. I recently spent $700 for the driver door actuator and lever assembly (lock still not jambed), then $428 for ignition tumbler repair.

Update from Aug 19, 2018: Happened again at 228,000 miles. New lock smith replaced entire cylinder and pins. Said it was typical Honda problem, since the cylinder holes become slightly worn and allow pins more movement.

- M. S., Kansas City, US

problem #2

Mar 092011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Both the driver's and passenger's side remote entry locks failed several months apart. Total cost to fix was around $1k. This was the first in a series of failures in the three Hondas in my family. My next car will NOT be a Honda.

- Boyan B., Portland, OR, US

problem #1

Feb 082008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

First both remotes stopped working and then the interior lock button stopped working and now I have to lock and unlock doors with the key.

- Lee A., Christiansted, VI, Virgin Islands (US)