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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1124 of 2218 Re: My compressor went out TOO!! [dee99]
Jun 08, 2009 (10:02 am)
WOW...Not what I wanted to hear. I've got a 2001 Honda CRV SE that we purchased brand new. Two days ago, I was accelerating up hill when I heard and aloud clunk/thud. Upon inspection, I found shrapnel all over the front of the engine compartment and the compressor/condenser was suspect with a large gaping hole. Like you I was hoping to just replace the compressor and charge the system. Considering the cost of repair…I believe I’ll just get rid of the booger. Its funny that there are so many sites referencing CRVs AC compressors as being poorly made.
#1125 of 2218 Re: My compressor went out TOO!! [jweaver5]
Jun 08, 2009 (11:08 am)
My father-in-law had his 2001 compressor go out a couple of years ago. He bought his very late in the model year, right before the 2002 came out. He got help from Honda.
Was yours a late model 2001?
#1126 of 2218 Joined the Club - 2004 CRV
Jun 15, 2009 (4:17 pm)
My 2004 CRV has 73,000 mi on it. Yes - someone else said it sounded like the engine was ceasing - that's what I thought too, but saw there were no engine warning lights on or anything, so I tried turning turning the AC off, and the car ran fine. But if I tried turning on the AC, it would just make that terrible noise and kill the engine. Took it in today and they told me the compresser is shot, and you have to replace all the hoses, basically the whole system because the shrapnel spreads throughout the whole thing - $3000. I called the 1-800 Goodwill Assistance number and got a case #, was told to wait 1-2 days for response.
Meanwhile, my dealer called and got them to agree to pay for 75%. Unfortunately, that leaves $750 for me, which is pretty much my life savings at this point. My car does have 73,000 miles on it, so I'm told 75% is a very good deal. The dealer told me it really helped my case that I brought the car in recently for 60,000 mi service (paid $350 for that). Sure wish I could get 100% covered, or pay only $200-250 like some others here have. I'm going to fight for that...
#1127 of 2218 Re: Joined the Club - 2004 CRV [tabanowa]
Jun 15, 2009 (7:57 pm)
Be glad you're getting anything. I did all my service at the dealer, had 10,000 more miles on an '04, and got nothing. I would have gladly paid $750.
#1128 of 2218 AC Claim Rejected by Honda
Jun 17, 2009 (4:41 am)
My 2003 CRV air conditioning had the system failure last week at 45,000 miles.
Repair was estimated at $2800 for complete system replacement. I called American Honda and was given a case number. Today I received a call back and was denied any finacial assistance toward the repairs. Honda claims it's my responsiblitiy and does not admit to any prior knowlege of other AC failures. I will be driving without AC from now on. I am in the market for a new car and it will NOT be a Honda. The CRV was my third and my last. It seems from this and other forums, that Honda stepped up to the plate for a while on this issue but now is taking advantage of the "bad economy" as an excuse to turn it's back on it's customers.
#1129 of 2218 Re: AC Claim Rejected by Honda [lening99]
Jun 17, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Wow - that's unbelievable! I just was told 2 days ago that they'd cover 75% for my 2004 with 73,300 mi. I'm still waiting to actually talk to the guy at Goodwill to see if I can get closer to 100% (my dealer talked to them at got the 75%). But definitely, Hondas are not what they used to be! My car before this was a 2000 Honda Odyssey that had a defective transmission. It went out at 110,000 mi, but I was very lucky that they replaced it 100%.
#1130 of 2218 Re: AC Claim Rejected by Honda [tabanowa]
Jun 18, 2009 (6:09 am)
This is informal, but from reading the reports here, it seems like the cut off is at 5 years ('04) and up to 75k in mileage. Cross either of those borders, and you don't get help. I could understand large violations of those rules, but the people just on the other side are not getting help.
Also, the more I read of these reports, the more I think my Dealer was padding my bill by wanting to charge $3400 + $400 in tax. He was willing to cut it down to 3k as a "favor" to a reliable customer, but that's still above what others are being charged.
#1131 of 2218 Re: 2002 CRV with 2nd compressor issues [steve_]
Jun 18, 2009 (6:31 pm)
You must not be hearing all of us. We can no longer trust "Honda". When the amount of mileage over the limit is consistantly less than 10%, the problem is real. To not admit it is a design flaw is to say it is designed to fail just past warranty. To the "Letter of The Law", accurate; to the "Spirit of The Law", not even close. To quote a 1.2% warranty claim figure in regard to this issue is a veer tactic. What is the % of failure under 85,000 miles. That would be a more appropriate reference. Compare that number to other brands. It is easy for a company to claim great products and customer service if the claim is not tested. To steal a quote, "They have been weighed, they have been measured, and they have been found wanting."
#1132 of 2218 Re: Another possible cause [blueiedgod]
Jun 18, 2009 (6:47 pm)
The way you have phrased it you really are referring to a common denominator, not a variable. The common denominator is not the human (we all have different driving habits), it is the CR-V. The only constant in this situation is the CR-V. As you have stated, other models have not seemed to suffer the same problem. But I believe the compressor is not universal. The CR-V compressor is different from the other models units, as well as its location. Thus one would have to deduce it is a CR-V problem.
#1133 of 2218 Re: 02 a/c ticking bomb [drive62]
Jun 18, 2009 (6:59 pm)
Where in all these post did you come across a statement even resembling Honda "taking care of the problem. They are the people we all need to speak with. What ever they did we all need to do.