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#1189 of 2218 Re: Another 2003 Honda CR-V A/C meltdown [blueiedgod]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:01 am)
Again your i***cy shows through again. If you just made a search on "nlv1", it will show you that we've exchanged banters before, and on one message (CR-V vs. Escape forum) I did say we live in Houston. It was in 2005, and you were chastising everyone who bought a CR-V with 2WD. And raising a 5-yr old in Katy (a Houston suburb), is just fine.
So again, before you put your foot in your mouth, think before you speak, or write. Will look forward to running into you later...
#1190 of 2218 Re: Another 2003 Honda CR-V A/C meltdown [tidester]
Jul 01, 2009 (2:32 pm)
Guys and Gals,
All this talk about the elevation of Florida, while very entertaining, is taking away from the record of Honda's poorly designed and engineered AC system. This is the first place most people on the 'net come when they search this topic, so let's try to keep it informative and on topic. Off topic posts will just limit the impact of the myriad of stories catalogued here.
BTW, BlueEyedWhatever's suggestion to move out of Florida if AC is a requirement rather than admit that the AC should simply work was farcical, and worthy of a good laugh.
#1191 of 2218 Follow-up on Post #1139 - '02 CRV AC Failure
Jul 01, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Took CR-V to local dealer last Saturday, had it checked, and was told mine was the 'catastrophic' failure that contaminates the entire system with debris. Service Writer volunteered to call American Honda for me, as he had seen this failure before. He did warn me, however, that AH had begun to tighten the purse strings with respect to customer assistance because of the economic downturn. Received follow-up call Monday afternoon. AH denied my request. Said I'd get no support, but they would only charge me "warranty cost" of $2600. I called AH later that day, and all I could get was a "we honor our field rep's decisions." Anyone know of another level of appeal? Have you been successful, or did you get the same response? I also called 3 other Service Managers yesterday (1 in NC; 2 in Ga) and all said Honda had a problem with A/C's. All also essentially said it was discouraging and embarassing to be on the receiving end of AH's recent rejections. They, too, thought Honda was better than this. Any ideas, short of driving the '95 Olds '88 my father-in-law left me, whose A/C works just fine???
#1192 of 2218 Re: Has Honda Fixed CR-V AC Compressor Problem on New CR-V? [misar]
Jul 01, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I believe it has been fixed, but it's a bit too early to know for sure. Consumer reports shows that AC reliability increases sharply after the '05 year, and that coincides with the redesign of the CR/V.
If you can live with the engine, I still think the current CR/V is a great car, assuming it won't have AC issues. IMHOP, coming from the 2nd gen CR/V, I felt like they engineered some of the utility out of it, moving the balance more towards minivan and away from ute. Still, the interior quality is much improved, and it looks nice.
#1193 of 2218 Re: Follow-up on Post #1139 - '02 CRV AC Failure [amwjr]
Jul 01, 2009 (2:39 pm)
I had the same issue as you two months ago, but I went through a month long appeal at the national level, with no results. The interaction has turned me off of Honda products for a while, if not for ever. My dealer quoted $3400 for the repair, and offered me a good customer discount to $3000 (all plus tax). I'm guessing they were still trying to make a profit off of me and $2600 is closer to the actual price. That's one more thing that makes me angry.
My first car cost less than what Honda wanted to repair the AC!
#1194 of 2218 CRV compressor issues - SO....
Jul 01, 2009 (5:34 pm)
After reading several posts, is it safe to assume that I don't have a chance to get help with my situation - my 2002 CRV compressor went out at 112,000 miles. I started reading older posts and had some hope that American Honda might help. Once I got to the more recent posts, I lost all hope.
Isn't there anything that can be done????
#1195 of 2218 Re: 2003 ac compressor exploded [gmlube1999]
Jul 01, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Did you have the Honda Care Extended Warranty? I have a similar problem on my 2003 Honda CR-V. I have Honda Care so will they cover the whole bill?
#1196 of 2218 Re: Another 2003 Honda CR-V A/C meltdown [jpettibone]
Jul 01, 2009 (7:16 pm)
All this talk about the elevation of Florida...is taking away
Minor digressions are to be expected in any topic and scrolling past them should require little effort.
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#1198 of 2218 Re: CRV compressor issues - SO.... [kimmie21]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:47 am)
Based on what folks are saying lately, I doubt that you are going to get any assistance. I would go to an independent shop that specializes in Hondas and get an estimate. By the way did yours explode or just quit. That will make a difference in the price of the repair.
The shop I go to keeps a couple of CRV compressors in stock and sees a few each summer season, but so far he has not had one in that expoded.
Wish you the best on your repair.
By the way, mine is a 2003 with 88k and I have not had to replace my compressor yet. I am debating replacing the compressor now or just selling and getting another vehicle. I hate to sell it though since I love the versitility.