Does the CRV lock automatically at 9+ mph??

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Jill, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I have a 1998 Civic and I am considering the 2010 CR-V 4WD. I am
    looking at the EXL model. I was wondering if the doors automatically
    lock at 9 or 11 mph etc like the newer Civics and Accords do? This is
    something I would like to have on my car because I sometimes have to
    go to areas of town that aren't so great. If its not standard, is it
    something the dealer can set to do?

    Jill, Jul 21, 2010
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  2. "Jill" wrote
    I'm sure others will wonder, too, (and provide some usual nasty commentary)
    why you don't just press the master lock button to do this for you. ??
    Howard Lester, Jul 21, 2010
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  3. Jill

    Sarita Guest

    Yes the doors lock automatically. The driver's door unlocks
    automatically if you shift to park before turning off the ignition.
    For those who would rather keep the doors locked till ready to exit
    the vehicle, you either turn off the engine first then shift into park
    or disable the auto lock via the instructions in the Owner's Manual.

    BTW, I wish Honda would add the hold-the-unlock-button on key fob to
    lower the windows like they do on the Accords. It helps cool the
    vehicle down on hot summer days before you get in.

    2010 CR-V EX
    Sarita, Jul 21, 2010
  4. Jill

    Zeppo Guest

    Just took over my wife's 2006 Accord EX with black leather interior. That
    hold-down function is saving my butt every time I leave work. Even with the
    sunshade in the windshield, and the windows cracked it's 110 degrees in
    there at 5 PM.

    Zeppo, Jul 21, 2010
  5. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Okay thanks for the information! I'm a little forgetful at times so
    having it lock automatically is helpful. I'll just keep the standard
    locking. I'm surprised the CRV are on the Honda site doesn't mention
    this like the accord does. I like the heat anyway so it being 110 in
    the car at 5pm for me is no big deal. I just open the door and wait a
    while to get in. I decided not to look into the Navigation package
    because all you are getting is a navigation, bluetooth and camera for
    $2,000.00. My friend bought me a Garmin GPS which has bluetooth for my
    birthday and I'm sure it was a lot less than $2,000.00 and does pretty
    much the same thing.

    Jill, Jul 22, 2010
  6. If you force yourself to make it a habit, you'll never forget it.

    That takes some time, training yourself, but once done it'll be as
    automatic as anything else you do automatically in your life.

    And if it's a life or death issue, you should take the time to train
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 22, 2010
  7. Jill

    News Guest

    Like doing a walk-around and using your seat belts...
    News, Jul 22, 2010
  8. Jill

    Sarita Guest

    The other feature the CR-V lacks is the adjustable & decent sized sun
    visor. The Accord's (at least from 98 forward) sun visors slides a
    couple inches which help when the sun is beaming in so you don't have
    to move your head or put your hand up. It also works on the passenger
    side. The CR-V visor should be slightly taller, it seems puny
    considering the CR-V is a crossover.

    I noticed a friend's Toyota 4-Runner has 2 visors, one for the
    windshield & one for the door window. Even with tinted windows it
    would be nice to have the solar shade that pulls down on the doors.

    The Honda Navi seemed good when I saw it in 2007 on a Acura RDX, the
    Honda dealer didn't have a navi equipped demo of any of the cars at
    the time. It looked better than a Tom Tom or Lexus's & was able to
    route around accidents. The down side is keeping them current. I
    think you can only get it @ the dealer. Haven't checked it out lately
    so they could have made it where they can update your system while
    your are in your drive way.

    Sarita, Jul 22, 2010
  9. "Sarita" wrote

    visor. The Accord's (at least from 98 forward) sun visors slides a
    couple inches which help when the sun is beaming in so you don't have
    to move your head or put your hand up. It also works on the passenger
    side. The CR-V visor should be slightly taller, it seems puny
    considering the CR-V is a crossover.

    Accords (no apostrophe, please) with side curtain airbags do/did not get the
    visor slides -- at least in 2004, when those airbags were optional.
    Howard Lester, Jul 22, 2010
  10. visor. The Accord's (at least from 98 forward) sun visors slides a
    couple inches which help when the sun is beaming in so you don't have
    to move your head or put your hand up. It also works on the passenger
    side. The CR-V visor should be slightly taller, it seems puny
    considering the CR-V is a crossover.

    Accords (no apostrophe, please)[/QUOTE]

    not sure what you're talking about here.

    "The Accord's sun visors..." is correct. The sun visors belong to the
    Accord--therefore an apostrophe is appropriate, as it denotes possession.

    "Accords with side curtain airbags" is also correct--no aspostrophe, as
    you're denoting "more than one Accord".

    One dog, two dogs--but it's the dog's water dish.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 22, 2010

  11. Like doing a walk-around and using your seat belts...[/QUOTE]

    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 22, 2010
  12. Jill

    MM Guest

    Actually, if there were two or more dogs wouldn't it be "the dogs' water

    More on topic...I have our CR-V set to lock when moved out of Park and
    to unlock when moved into Park. It's a bit of a PITA when you just stop
    to drop someone off...gotta remember to put it in Park. At any rate,
    there are several choices for the auto-locking including 'None'. It's in
    the manual.
    MM, Jul 22, 2010
  13. "Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote
    Right - what a dope. I failed to complete her sentence beyond the closed
    parenthesis. GAAK
    Howard Lester, Jul 22, 2010
  14. Jill

    Seth Guest

    Uh, instead of putting it into park, one could just hit the unlock button.
    On my wife's Odyssey, when the vehicle starts moving again and hits a
    certain speed they re-lock automatically.
    Seth, Jul 22, 2010
  15. while some teach that, one should simply avoid it if at all possible.
    Reword the sentence.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 22, 2010
  16. No, you don't have to do that at all. The user can simply unlock the
    door in question and open it.

    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 22, 2010
  17. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Yes that is true, but when you have another adult in the passenger
    seat talking to you, kids in the back screaming, the radio on and cell
    phones you can loose track pretty easily. I like to keep things as
    simplified as possible. I'm just hoping that the CR-V is what I want
    for snow driving. I live in the snow belt of the North East and need
    it for safe driving. I looked at the Jeep Liberty, Hyundai Tucson and
    Ford Escape and didn't like them as much as the CR-V.

    By the way my Garmin has Bluetooth and Traffic re-routing I just found
    it in the instruction manual!

    Does anyone have experience with CR-V 4WD performance in the snow
    particularly in the Northern regions of the US where 6-12 inches of
    snow is common as a small storm? I'll need to be able to drive in up
    to 8 inches of snow anyway.

    Thank you,

    Jill, Jul 23, 2010
  18. Jill

    Tegger Guest

    The CR-V will be just dandy, as it goes. But I think you'll find your
    limitation will be the tires, not the car. If 8" of snow will be a regular
    occurrence for you, then you should consider a second set of wheels with
    dedicated and aggressive winter-tires installed, and they should be bolted
    to the car come November 1st. Plus you should always have a cell phone, a
    full tank of gas, a gallon of water, some non-perishable food, very warm
    blankets, toilet paper, flares, that sort of thing. Winter is serious
    business that can be truly and seriously deadly.

    Snowstorms like you describe happen maybe three or four times a year, and
    at such times we tend to stay home (I live up here too, but north of Lake
    Ontario). If you're on the road on purpose under such conditions, you're
    really taking stupid chances with your life. Don't do it unless it's a
    bona-fide life-and-death situation.
    Tegger, Jul 23, 2010
  19. Jill

    MM Guest

    Plus, it's often someone who isn't familiar with the car and has to
    first realize that the door's locked, then fumble around looking for the
    door lock button, ends up rolling the window down, etc. It's easier to
    just put it in Park and let it unlock the doors...probably safer, too,
    for the person getting in or out.

    As for how it does in snow, check out one of the CR-V forums like on The CR-V in snow question comes up regularly.
    The consensus seems to be that it does pretty well but snow tires are
    recommended. We live in the AZ desert and have never driven ours in
    snow, not even much in the rain...
    MM, Jul 23, 2010
  20. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hi Tegger,

    I'm usually not able to stay home during the snow because of my job.
    I'm expected to be there almost in all weather. I always keep a full
    or nearly full tank of gas, have a cell phone and car charger, usually
    two 16 oz bottles of water, snacks, basic medicines, first aid kit,
    flash light, scraper, shovel, deicer spray, and an emergency road kit.
    I'll have to consider the blanket and toilet paper to keep in the back
    as well. I already keep a box of tissues in the back seat for the

    The man at the Honda dealer said the CR-V was excellent in the snow. I
    don't know what kind of tires it has on it. Do you mean get separate
    wheels with snow tires? What kind of tires are considered good and how
    much do they cost?


    Jill, Jul 23, 2010
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