I've got a 2003 CR-V, LX. About 2 years ago, the drivers side door lock stopped working. At first, I was able to use some WD-40 and it worked periodically. At some point, it just stopped working. The key would only go 3/4's of the way in. I went to the dealer and they quoted me $500 to replace the lock.
Being the cheap person that I am, I just started using the passenger side lock. Now this lock is showing signs of failing. Sometime the key slides right in and it works fine but more and more, I am having to jiggle the key back and forth in order to get all the way in.
I've never had a car that had the locks fail like this. I've run Hondas up to 240K miles with issues like this. My CR-V only has 145K miles and I really wouldn't expect this to be happening.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Also wondering if this is a common problem with CR-Vs? My brother is driving a 2004 with a lot less mileage and he recently had to replace his driver side door lock as well.