Why do all my windows roll down automatically when parked?
After parking and locking our 04 Accord we have several times returned to find all four windows down about two inches. is there something or feature about this car that I don't know about.
The reason your windows are rolling down after you lock the vehicle is, you are holding the remote unlocking button too long when you open the car. There is a similar feature on a lot of post 1999 cars, BMW's and a lot of top of the range Fords also have this function. If you try holding the unlock button on the remote locking fob for a few seconds, then all the windows should open simultaniously and if you hold the lock button for a few seconds, then all the windows should close fully. Hope this helps
When I push my unlock button and hold it, the windows will go down automatically...maybe when you are unlocking it you are holding it down longer than you think? It is a nice way to get the hot air out of the car while you are close to it
you are accidentally opening ur car windows with the key fob by pressing unlock for 2 long or your key is really dirty and is stuck in unlock mode to reclose windows from outside you have to insert the key and turn it into the lock position and hold it there you can't close the windows with the lock button hope this helps
Missygirl - don't listen to the B.S. about you being the problem that the windows go down. I have an '03 Accord EX and it does the exact same thing. I took it into the dealer b/c they kept giving me the same lame excuse ...until they themselves drove it off - parked it - went back - and saw the windows were all down. I'm now told that it has to do with the driver-side door locking system - whatever that is. it's costing me about $290 to fix. I'm still fuzzy on the details, but I keep running across this question on blogs everywhere and I keep seeing the same lame excuses. I know your post is old, but I'm hoping this answer will help someone else in the future.
bm329 - I have the same problem with 08 accord ex; dealer thinks it has something to do with UNLOCKING the car, but that's not when it happens. It's when I've already LOCKED the car, left it, and returned t find the windows down. The dealer wants to check it out. We'll see.......
AlleMy 2004 Nissan pathfinder has brought joy.and fits thru out the years. Right now its sitting in the driveway with the front half covered in tarp. In the last four years or.so I've woken up to rain or snow storms and the windows had been down for HOURS!...thank god/dess for leather seats..still..the other day I drove 60miles at 4:30am to work on my dogs blankies..seriously. called Nissan..they were like"hmmmm bring it in for the cost of.your new born"..kidding...but he did say hmmmm...and let me not start on the engine light coming on at 30,000. And the small fortune I paid to never get it fixed..to never pass inspection...
Otherwise...great vehicle..fun in the snow..and for camping...good luck out there folks...
I just found this post answering the question for my 2013 Accord. I am sorry folks, I thought you were all nuts. I went to the car which is parked just outside our den window and pushed the unlock. The second time I held it. The sunroof and all four windows went down. I am no longer a skeptic. When this happened yesterday, our neighbor saw the windows go down. He thought I was letting the hot air out before leaving. No, I was in the den and the unlock button was compressed in my pocket in my recliner. It does work for the 2006 CR-V. I tried it and nothing happened. Thanks folks.
I'm glad I found this post! This happened to me abiut 20 minutes ago! I thought someone, somehow, remotely opened the windows to my 2007 Honda Odyssey, to be asshole! I just came out if Costco...I was in there for only a few minutes returning something...when I came back out, all four windows are down AND IT'S RAINING!!! My hands were pretty full, and I had an umbrella, to boot, when I went in the store. I must've been holding that unlock button down and didn't realize it. I sat in my car forever trying to figure out how hat happened, b/c I know when I got out of the car, the windows were closed! The only thing wrong w/ this explanation is that after I read through these posts, I tried to do that from inside the car the windows didn't go down!
Perhaps your windows did not go down was because you were IN the car. My wife did not have her fob when she tried to enter the trunk. I tried to open from inside the car and it did not work. (Our car does not have keys exept for locking the trunk when using a valet. It has keyless start and entry.) To get the windows to go down, you push the unlock 2 times and hold the 3rd time. It works every time.
This just happened to me too (2013 Accord). "Why would anyone break into our garage just to roll down our windows?!" Turns out a double-tap of the "Lock" button controls the window/sunroof. Crazy.
Honda Accord v6 ex-l 2009 -same thing. Accidentally kept the button down and the sun-roof and all windows started opening. Hope it wouldn't happen by itself some day in a parking lot, because otherwise it's a great car and I can forgive it some minor whims.
OMG....this has been happening to me for the past couple of days...and today it was 4 degrees outside and I was frozen because everytime I locked my car and started to walk away the stupid windows and sunroof would open...I tried it 8 times ugh !!! I thought it had something to do with my automatic start I have on the car 2009 Honda Accord...Now I'm like a crazy person I keep going outside to see if they are all down and open again ...thank god It's only a 2 door lol.... so I'm not crazy when i came online and read all your remarks lol...
Yep! I have a 2010 Honda Accord! And it does the same thing! I thought my car was possessed! But I tried what was suggested above, and if I hold the unlock button on my remote too long, it rolls the windows down partially, if I press it again, it rolls them down completely! But on my remote, the lock button does not roll them back up. I'm so glad that I found my answer here instead of wasting money on a mechanic! Whew! No ghost! Lol!
If all of what I'm reading here is true, why is there not something in the owners manual about this problem?
It's been happening with my Honda Ridgeline for months and couldn't figure out why until today. Pressing the unlock button a couple times roles down the windows a little at a time. Nothing in the manual about it.
what happen if make a lowered my honda accord 08,
OK this is an extra feature they offer nowadays, it might be somewhere in the manual, I just did not find it (though I was not looking so thoroughly) just check out the link below: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/your-key-remote-can-also- roll-down-your-windows_n_1857673.html
Well, I've read all the explanations for why all windows on late model higher-end Hondas are found in the lowered position as well as the sun roof. That is cool if you DESIRE to lower all windows and the sun roof at one time to quickly let some cooler air replace the built-up oven heat. The very tragic lowering of the windows can accidentally happen if the unlock button is pressed a second time and held. The more tragic news is that it can NOT be disabled from an option or driver's preference setting. I have found my windows lowered on three separate occasions, once at home only minutes before it began to rain and twice when I started to depart from work. I've asked my service manager at the dealership to contact Honda to get a "factory kill" for this unwanted baptism feature. His regretful answer was; "there is no such feature or option". I now try to remember to toss my keys onto the desk and not leave them in a vulnerable place such as my pocket where an accidental opening could occur.
Dido. Every service dept rep will say, "Bring your car in so we can see what's wrong." If they have never heard of this problem then they haven't been working at Honda long enough. I think that it is complete BS that they can't kill this "feature". It is a risk and should be at the customer's decision to disable. Shame!!!
Apparently most of the people that have mentioned that they have found their windows lowered always park in a covered area because "unwanted water" in the car was seldom, if ever mentioned, only the mystique of how the windows were lowered. There is a second concern as well in that the vehicle becomes vulnerable to someone pilfering through the console, glove box and anywhere else they desire to access. Considering both types of intrusion, I feel that Honda is being excessively callus and uncaring to a serious oversight in that they have not provided an option to disable this horrible design deficiency.
My 2013 has done this several times, but never on purpose. I walk around with my key fob in my pocket and sometimes coins, keys or other objects apparently come in contact with the unlock button. It has happened in my driveway but, so far, I haven't been caught by rain. With the prospect of rain damage that can happen I would rather have this feature disabled but that doesn't appear to be an option.
This happen to my 2013 Crosstour last night! We had a very heavy thunderstorm and came out to the garage this morning to find the windows down and the sunroof open. We were horrified - thought our car had been broken into inside the locked garage. Once logic returned, we thought that the intense lightning had somehow messed with the electronics and opened the windows. Just tested the key fob and sure enough, everything opened. However the lock button does not close anything. Just happy to have the mystery solved!
Same thing happened to me today for about the third or fourth time. I have a 2013 Honda Accord. I love the car except for this one flaw in design. I stopped at the service center where I bought the car and the serviceman stated that it is not a flaw, but that I just need to be more careful in the future. At that point, I knew I was getting nowhere and I needed to solve the problem myself. So I thought hard and came up with a solution. I figured if I put the remote key in a plastic box, it would prevent an accidental opening. I used an old hearing aid box for my key and an old earring box for my wife's key.
obviously Hondas do not relock themselves after 30 or 45 seconds.
Obviously mine does relock itself. I experimented several times, even laid my keys down on a table to make sure I didn't do it. Heard it lock itself every time. Checked doors. They were definitely locked.
Thank you JMikeS. most new cars will relock themselves in 30 or 45 seconds. Some owner manuals do not explain this feature.
This is all bs about the remote. People are sayingg that when they get back to their cars that the windows and sunroof are down. Not the windows are going down when they try to unlock the doors. It happened to my 2014 accord last night and we had severe thunderstorms. So my car was drenched. I have the no key start up remote which I don't use the remote manually. I keep it in my purse so the only thing I do to get in my car is pull the handle and when I want to lock it, I use the black button on the door as well. I've tried getting in my car while my daughter has my purse and she's by the trunk of the car and the door will not open nor will it let me lock the door. So how is it the the remote open the windows and roof from inside a house, store, building etc. You have to be a certain feet in order for the remote to work. This is a manufacturer issue and the matter should be addressed for a recall. I know personally that my remote didn't open those windows. Honda need to be held accountable for this issue. I've researched this issue and Acura is having the same problem. Anybody have any ideas to hold Honda accountable?
This is off subject a bit but several times since getting my '14 Accord Touring I noticed that if something in your pocket presses against the fob, it can also trigger the horn alert. First time this happened, I had no idea what caused it but knew what would happen if I didn't get it shut off pronto; the neighbors would be at my front door! I've since become very careful with the fob when it's in my pocket!
This same issue recently happened on my 2013 Accord. I attributed this occurrence to having the remote fob in my pocket along with some additional items: (coins, keys, etc.) Apparently, one of my keys attached to the fob ring had held down the remote unlock button while I was I was relocking the door using the driver door handle button. Very dumb design! Here are the steps I used to reproduce the issue: Lock the vehicle using the door handle button -> take out your fob -> push the unlock button -> then turn you back and walk away from the car -> Now Push down on the unlock button again. Keep walking away if you want to - but I assure you all your windows and sunroof will be open when you turn back toward the car. Scary! Now imagine these steps occurring on their own, when fob is in your pocket/purse and you enter a store, a restaurant, or place of work. When you arrive back to the car, you will be surprised… I was lucky nothing was stolen from my car during the 2 hours that the windows down, and sure glad it wasn't raining hear in Seattle at the time. I think, to put pressure on Honda, to get an OFF option for this stupid by-design feature. Everyone should call their Insurance companies and complain. When they start having to pay out for things stolen, they will pressure HONDA. Dale
So I have a 2013 Honda Odyssey and I have similar problems - windows opening, side doors sliding open, lift gate open. The difference is that in many cases this is happening at night when I am asleep and my keys aren't in my pocket, but laying a in drawer. There are standards for systems such as these and I think one of the biggest problems is that the Honda remote keyless entry system works in a range that far exceeds standards. I can open my car windows/doors/etc from a football field away, so even if the issue is that I've compressed a key on the fob, it simply shouldn't work unless I am in close proximity (3 meters or 12 feet). NOT 300 FEET!!! I asked my local dealer if I could talk to the regional sales rep for Honda and I was basically told that I couldn't. So, I am taking my car in once again and if they can't fix it, I am going to file a Lemon Law complaint.
I've been following this issue for quite a while and it seems still nothing has been done. GM waited 10 years before it rectified its faulty ignition switches which resulted in deaths. VW waited ages before it rectified it's abominable transmissions. Toyota refused to acknowledge the fact that its vehicles could have ECU related faults, instead, insinuating that a floor mat was responsible for jamming accelerators and companies wonder why people take out class actions? I have no fear of being sued for my comments, because ever thing I state on here can be well documented from media reports. In other words, everything is true. I could go on, but there is recalls in the newspapers every other day. If a vehicle, such as Hondas' windows roll down by themselves, then there is a computer issue or it MUST be programmed to do it. Recalls don't do companies any harm initially. They probably increases consumer confidence in some incidences. Ignorance and contempt for customer complaints affects profits and when that occurs, problem solved.
It's not a problem. Wake up you guys. It's meant to be. If you hold down the button for more than a second and you are holding it down firm it rolls down al the windows part way. It's a feature so that heat in Florida can get out of the car so you can sit in it right away comfortably. If it's not in Florida it doesn't matter. There is nothing to get upset about just don't hold the button down..
We have been going out to our attached garage only to find the sliding doors open or the windows all down. The car was not locked so it had nothing to do with holding the unlock button too long. This is on our 2014 Honda Oddessy. Sounds like Honda has a problem.
More than likely, a class action law suit will eventually get there attention.
My 2013 Accord EX had all windows down and the sunroof open, 3 times. I assumed it was my mistake the first 2 times via the key fob. But the third time the key fob was on the dresser untouched for 28 hours. Somehow the car is opening up on it's own. Thunderstorm the first 2 times. Very cold 10 degrees F the last time. The inside was drenched the first time. Open windows and open sunroof can, and does, happen without input from the key fob.
I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Honda Accord Coupe. I was aware that my car had that feature because I have used it in the past but I know for a fact that the windows just went down all by themselves. My car has been sitting in my garage for two days unlocked with the keys on my dresser. I left my house in my other car for a few hours and when I got home the drivers side and passenger side windows were all the way down. There was no one at my house that could have let them down. It seems crazy that something like this could even happen but there is no other explanation for it. Something must have malfunctioned for the windows to go down all by themselves. I’m now worried that this could happen again.
We've had years of drought in California, however, last night it rained and in the morning all the windows of my 2013 Honda Accord, (including my moonroof) were ALL THE WAY OPENED!!! My key was lying flat on a countertop on the opposite side of the house. I takes me several minutes to get my (house) front screen door and wooden door opened. If I had accidentally pressed the key fob (while in my pocket), I would have heard or seen my car windows rolling down. One more odd thing, it rained all night and my car was lightly wet, which means the windows & moonroof opened all on their own minutes before I looked out my house window. The rest of my family was still in bed which means no one touched my key fob. I took in all the helpful info everyone posted, but It all still remains a mystery to me.
This happened to me last night in Southern California as well. The likelihood of this happening accidentally is so small. And the car did not seem wet enough to have had all the windows and moon-roof open for 16 hours in the rain. It rained for at least 7 of those hours. At least I have leather seats, but it was shocking to walk outside to find everything open this morning. I have a 2014 Accord EX. And had my keys out of my purse to unlock my condo gate and then check the mail. The mailman saw me get out of the car, and go into the condo. I think he would have noticed all my windows open in the downpour and come to let me know. So I too think it somehow happened overnight - triggered by the rain. So strange.
OK it has happened to me twice now in my Honda Pilot and both times it was raining outside. If I'm locking it not pushing the unlock why would this happen? All the post reference unlocking but this is happening after I have locked the car and went inside?
I checked with my Honda service department to have the "window down" feature removed. They said it cannot be removed. But I am not finished with Honda about this.
Wiselady, if you read the posts, the problem is that people often have their keys in their pockets and if they sit a certain way or the key gets bumped (or, in my case, I lean against a kitchen counter) all the windows open without your knowledge and if it's raining or snowing, it could be hours (or all night) before you find out - and by that time, the vehicle can be filled with rain or snow - or have everything stolen from inside. VERY bad design not to have an option to disable it! Not the quality I have come to expect from Honda. I drive a Ridgeline and this happened just yesterday and when I went out in the morning, all my windows were down! I hate it! Yes, Honda should be responsible for all damage / cleaning or stolen articles.
Mine only seem to do this in rainy weather which is really strange?
I'm hoping I have resolved the issue I was having with my Accord. I called my local Honda dealer and they assured me that there must be a problem with my key fob since my remote was sitting on my dresser both times the incident occurred. I only had one working key fob at the time because the battery was dead in my other one. So I took the battery out of the one I was using at put in the one that was dead. It has been over a month and so far I haven't had any more problems with the windows going down by themselves.
you have a short some where or the fuses to the windows are going bad
2014 Accord Sedan Owners manual page 128 "Opening Windows and Moonroof with the Remote" describes this "feature". As described by many owners in this post this "feature" is a disaster because unlike the remote to unlock the door where if the door is not opened within a specified period of time (30 seconds) the windows/moodroof remain open. Currently looking for a fix from Honda.
2014 Accord I knew about the option to roll the windows down with the FOB I also have the fob in my purse and never take it out as when I walk up to the car it knows who I am and I can unlock the car without getting the Fob out of my purse so basically it is always in my purse. I met my husband after work for dinner and had my work laptop in the car with a bunch of other stuff and it was raining. We came out from dinner and there is my car all the windows open and the moonroof open too. I was in a panic that someone messed with my car and was worried about my work laptop being stolen. I would loose my job if that happened! Everything was still in the car thank god! But this feature needs to be removed or at least the availability to disable it. I leave my dogs in the car to run in the store and lock the doors and if the windows went down by themselves I can tell you my dogs would jump out of the car. Honda please make it available to customers to disable this feature. The 10 or 15 seconds to cool off your car before you get into it is not worth all the other headaches of things getting stolen or your animals jumping out of the car!
Hi. I parked my 2014 Honda Jazz at a busy shopping centre yesterday and left. When I returned to the vehicle all my windows were down. I'm positive the windows were up before locking the door. Is anyone having a problem like this?
Exactly! I HATE this! What a crazy set up that can't be turned off! I lay down in my house once with my keys in my pockets only to find all the windows down the next morning! Good thing it wasn't the following night when we had a huge rain storm! Insurance won't cover it! HONDA MUST CHANGE THIS!!!
I then found out that if the "unlock" button on the key is long-pressed, it opens all windows all the way and does not roll them back up! Then why, if you press the "unlock" button once and it unlocks the vehicle, why does it lock automatically again after a short time? Can't it roll back up the windows after a short time too? AHHHH! (obviously a bit stressed about this)
Opening windows and moonroof with the remote (key fob) According (pun?) to our Honda dealer and the regional technical rep Honda has NO FIX for this problem. Quite astonishing considering that most newer Honda's now have literally dozens of owner set preferences and Honda has had full knowledge of this long standing complaint. All we, and hundreds/thousands of other owners are requesting is a preference to turn this option OFF to prevent unintentional windows/sunroof opening leaving the vehicle open to the elements and theft of the items inside. Honda's tone deafness on this issue and the brain dead engineering behind it are baffling considering Honda's excellent record of high quality products. I suspect this is the fault of a third party supplier as this same feature/issue is found in cars from other manufacturers. I still blame Honda. From unprotected gas tanks to faulty ignition switches to shrapnel filled airbags I just can't wait for "driverless cars", what could go wrong?
Not sure what purpose it serves, but this"feature" is explained in the owners manual.
My 2012 Odyssey has been doing this for a couple months. Usually we get out of the car - don't even touch the key fob as we are getting out of the car - and the windows all start to open. It has nothing to do with the key FOB as I've tried changing it out, changing batteries, etc. Looked at fuses but nothing has fixed it. I believe it has to do with the driver side door system. Sometimes when we drive around the locks start clicking "unlock". Not an unlock issue - only unlock, which also activates the auto window feature. Hate to pay to fix a common problem!!! Ideas?
It happened to me today. I think the only reasonable thing is make Honda fix this problem (put an off option) or to start a class action.
Because when you lock the car and set the alarm and you depress the buttons for too long or too hard, the car alarm activates the window roll down feature, too....not sure why....but that is why...........mine did/does it, too, from time to time. I have learned how best to depress my key fob button to lock and activate alarm.....when I come back out to unlock and lay on the buttons too long, windows up and down and in between.........so you don't have a Ghost. lol
This has been a problem for me with my 2008 Honda Accord and my 2013 Nissan Maxima. I finally figured out the cause as well as a cost effective solution that will guarantee that the windows will never open by themselves again. The cause was due to my sitting on the keyfob in such a way as to accidentally activate the code to lower the windows. I have had soaked seats as well as a lot of snow on the seats due to this issue. The solution turned out to be quite simple and quick. First, I bought a leather key fob pouch through Amazon.com for about $5.00. Then I glued one of my pet's old aluminum rabies vaccination tag inside the leather cover so that the tag covers the buttons on the key fob. I used a hammer to beat the aluminum tag into a curved shape approximating the curve of the leather cover. I then used a leather/metal glue to affix the tag permanently to the inside of the leather cover. If you know how to sew leather you could stitch another piece of leather around the dog tag so that it can't possibly pull away from the leather key fob cover. I hope this helps any of you who have been at s loss to figure out a workable solution to this aggravating problem.
The only way that any windows would open by themselves, would be a massive fault or an ECU programme. I have read articles about this happening to Hondas and people have said they cannot find anything about it in their manual. With all the complaints about this, Honda should issue a statement advising customers about a solution. I have a 2013 Fiesta and i do not have this feature programmed into my ECU and if it was, i would want a combination to deactivate it.
The same happened to my 2015 HRV today (I thought someone broken all my windows at first, then thought it was a Ghost / incorrect door bell signal causing all my windows WIDE opened). Why this still not fix after 7 years!!! Please don't do this to me.
Ok, since Honda won't fix the problem (just got off the phone with customer service), I decided to fix it. I opened the key fob, took out the black "Unlock" button, put it back together and super-glued a small piece I cut from an old credit card over the spot where the "Unlock" button is. It won't happen to me again.
I have a 2006 Honda Accord Coupe and after 8 years, my windows are starting to go down on their own. So, it has nothing with the keyfob, because if it did, it would have been happening since 2006, but it just started in the past 6 months. I managed to keep it from happening to the passenger side window by keeping it locked. I have a button in the car that allows me to do that, but there is no button on the drivers side that allows me to lock that window, so that one still comes down at will. I have taken everything out of the car such as my GPS, but it is so inconvenient for me. I will take it to the dealer and tell them what the other person said about his taking his and they were able to fix it for under $300.00 and I think he said they told him it was a problem with the driver-side door locking system.
The windows including my sun roof all were open when I came out from an hour of shopping only to freak out thinking someone was pulling a prank on me to include thinking my son had driven by seeing my car and putting them down because he has a spare key. I told my husband what happened and he thought I was nuts. Well it happened again today. I went to the store and came home 20 minutes later locking my car and going into the house. After a few minutes, my husband told me I left the windows open. I told him, see I wasn't crazy as it happened again. So anyway, I found this blog and decided to try what many have said. The thing is you have to hit the unlock button once then hit it again and hold it and sure enough every window opened including the sun roof. No ghosts and no one to blame but myself. I will be careful next time. Would hate to see that happen when it is raining. Thanks for the help!
Had the same issue with a 12 coupe V6 EX-L model. Never held the key fob down as some state. However, when unlocking the car, sit down inside and close the door... W/o turning on the car, all the windows roll down including the moon roof. Same when I exit... Prior to pressing the key fob to lock, when I close the door all the windows roll down. Glendale Honda detected an unusual power surge but wanted to rip the car apart to find the root of the issue.
Traded this pile in for a different manufacturer vehicle last night. Honda isn't what it used to be.
Had the same problem. This site is very helpful. Very scary to leave this car parked anywhere. It's a 2012, has happened twice, also had a Nissan Altima that had the same problem. Thinking I may look at a Madza.
I have had this problem since i got my brand new honda odyssey this year. All the windows roll down including the moon roof and it only happnes when it is raining. I am scared to park it in the open because god knows how wet it will get. And no I do not even touch my key. It is in my purse and nothing is touching it. and it also happens when the keys are hanging on a nail. I have had it happen a couple of times, when i have shut down the engine and my daughter has got down and closed the door. I then get down and close the door by using the button on the handle and my windows will just roll down
Have 2014 Accord that this happened to, unfortunately when I locked the car and left out of town with friend. 3" rain filled the car that night and when I back 3 days later full of mildew. Car is essentially ruined. Never buy another Honda.
This is a serious problem. If it was something in my pocket (coins keys etc) messing with the FOB, then how come I never once had an the alarm blaring at me. Instead How come the window has rolled down on me 5-6 times. This thing almost cost me a lot of money this morning when it started raining and I was fortunate enough to catch it. I have seen this happening from the first week I bought this car. HONDA MUST FIX THIS...
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