Common Interior Problems

  1. CR-V Door Locks Malfunctioning

    The actuators in the door locks of the 3rd generation CR-V (2007-2011) are failing at an alarming rate. While Honda did extend the warranty on the door locks back in 2015, that extension has since expired. That means owners are left picking…

  2. Civic Visor Keeps Falling Down

    A federal court has approved a class action lawsuit settlement against Honda after the popular automaker failed to fix or warn owners about defective sun visors. The settlement affects over 2 million Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid owners and …

  3. Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats

    An alarming number of people have complained that their late-model Honda has the most uncomfortable seats of any car they've ever owned. The problem seems to affect the 2008-2014 model years with a particular, back-crippling emphasis on the…


Where Interior Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Honda Owners Say About Their Interior

Right rear door lock started making a loud snapping sound when locked. Replaced actuator for about $400. Then right front and rear doors started to malfunction. Fixed the worst one, right front for about $300. The other two doors are in need for repairs, according to my mechanic.

Recent Interiors News

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  1. Clips designed to hold the 2019 Pilot and Rideline’s b-pillar panels in place have mounting holes that are too big.

    Why does that matter? Because it could stop the side curtain airbags from deploying in a crash. Seriously.

    Honda says the side curtain airbags may not deploy properly if the panels interfere with the curtain airbags.

    About 400 vehicles have been recalled to install brackets … to hold the clips … to hold the panels.

    Efficiency at its best.

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  2. The 2018 Pilot and Ridgeline have been recalled because of a dangerous seat issue.

    The seat rivets can fail to secure the seat slide rails to the forward part of the seats, something that could cause the front seats to separate from the floors in a crash.

    As if Honda owners didn't have enough to worry about during a crash.

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  3. What in the world is going on with the 2nd row seatbacks in the 2014-2016 Odyssey?

    They were recalled in December 2016 because they wouldn't stay put. They were [recalled][3] again in 2017 after 46 people suffered injuries. And guess what? It's now 2018 and they're getting [recalled][1] again. Again.…

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  4. Honda CR-V door lock actuator complaints have flooded the Internet for years. Owners were fed up with the faulty actuator causing the door locks to fail.

    Now thanks to a class-action settlement, owners of the 2007-2011 CR-V have a little something to celebrate.…

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