Honda CRV Driver Door Lock

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#1

The lock on the driver side decided it does not like the key (manufacturer’s) anymore and first it open with some convincing and now it does not unlock anymore. Everytime I get into my car, I use the passenger door to open the driver’s.

I used WD40 and some other lubricants but in vain. Is this requiring a trip to a locksmith or is there a different remedy I could use?


#2

You could remove the inside door panel and moisture barrier (be careful not to damage it) and have a look at the lock mechanism.

I take it this is just a standard door lock and not power?

The lock may be worn out or there may be a disconnected or broken linkage.
If you’re using the same key to unlock the passenger door, the key must be good.


#3

It is possible the cylinder and or tumblers are worn and need replacing. Stay away from WD40, in a short amount of time it will gum up badly. I would use white lithuim grease.


#4

Many 2002 Honda CRV owners have this same or similar issues (Myself included). I have attached an service bulletin from Honda that gives a little more detail (03-068).