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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1322 of 2218 No help from dealer or Honda USA
Aug 31, 2009 (6:59 am)
Have 2006 Honda CRV with 88,000 miles on it. Last week air conditioner STOPPED. Had previously had 2004 CRV and same thing happened at about 50,000 miles. Had system replaced for same reasons everyone else has talked about on these sites to the tune of 2,500 dollars. Had the 2004 for about another year and then traded in on 2006. Didn't realize it was a systemic problem.
Called Honda USA today and was told it was not covered under any recall or program and that it was all on my dime to get it fixed. Customer service guy was clearly reading from a script, though he did leave the phone on hold for a few minutes "to get additional information".
Told him I'd had 2 cars with the very same issue, had done some basic internet research and found that there are thousands of folk with same issue and that I was very dissappointed about how Honda USA was refusing to even acknowledge issue. He just re-read the script about "unfortunately this is not covered by any warranty after 36,000 miles and any repairs would be my responsiblity."
#1323 of 2218 Re: extended warranty and a/c problems [lori56]
Aug 31, 2009 (7:17 am)
"Did anyone who experienced a/c problems have an extended warranty, Honda Care? Shouldn't it cover these expenses? "
My father in law had his 2001 (late model) CR-V compressor blow, and it was covered under the Hondacare warranty.
#1324 of 2218 Re: No help from dealer or Honda USA [helene76]
Aug 31, 2009 (5:26 pm)
Probably best to dump it. AC is one of those things that seems difficult to fix right unfortunately.
So much for the myth of superior Honda Japanese engineering. Maybe one day people will wake up and not spend elevated prices for their vehicles. When the boards get filled with AC, tranny, differential etc. problems, you gotta start wondering if its smart to buy a Honda any more???
#1325 of 2218 Re: Compressors replaced / then how is it running?? sluggish? [jo27]
Sep 04, 2009 (5:12 pm)
I'm having the EXACT same problem. I had my air conditioner compressor replaced and it was fine for the last 1 1/2 years....until the last month or so. AC still cold, but I have this sluggishness. I also have a rough idle that just developed today. The car actually stalled when I went to make a turn, so now I'm taking it in Tuesday. Did they figure out what it is? I thought maybe the idle needed adjusting or it was the transmission, but now you have me thinking it is related to the ac.
#1326 of 2218 Re: Compressors replaced / then how is it running?? sluggish? [kittygirl]
Sep 04, 2009 (6:56 pm)
the dealer had the car for about a day... I took it for a ride with the mechanic and got on 95 north - went up hill and had the pedal to the floor - definately how my CRV handled... she's a 5 speed and has no problem going up hills but the a/c on, I had no power... felt like the vehicle was tugging... They drove it without me that afternoon and many times the following day but weren't getting the same feel that I was with the sluggishness. They ended up flushing the coolant and recharging the system. They seemed to think there was too much pressure from when the new compressor was installed and the coolant flushed and recharged. This seemed to resolve my issues. Since it's been 1 1/2 years for you, I'm not sure if this is the same thing. Good luck! I just know that at 90k on this vehicle, it BETTER last another 5 years with THIS new compressor... Or I will be fighing Honda on this sooner than later.
#1327 of 2218 2003 Honda CRV A/C system - another bad one
Sep 09, 2009 (10:51 am)
My 2003 Honda was purchased in June of the same year. In the summer of 2005 at 36,000 miles, the a/c system blew up sending metal shards all throughout the hoses in the vehicle and rendering them replaceable. Fortunately, I had purchased the extended warranty and only had to pay a $50.00 deductible, but Honda did try to get me to pay for the damaged hoses, I didn't. In the hot hot summer in 2007 76,000 miles, the air conditioning system blew up again same as before. Again, I only had to pay the $50.00 deductible as my extended warranty kicked in. In the summer of 2008, the motor blower had to be replaced so I had no a/c again. That was also replaced under extended warranty. Well Lo and behold, what happens in September 2009 115,000 miles, the a/c system blows up again. When I contacted Honda corporate, I was told "they are very strict about mileage". As far as I am concerned mileage has nothing do do with this, obviously this is a defective system or part that is doing damage to the entire a/c system. I too find the vehicle to be sluggish when the a/c is on. The main reason I had purchased this model was because of all the positive feedback I received from other Honda owners. Sorry now that I listened. Guess I will be going back to Toyota. Have a 91 corolla that runs like a top. I am sure that Honda will try and beat me down on this as my extended warranty has expired. I was given an estimate of $3265.00. I know they are kidding. I wanted my next vehicle to be the Honda Pilot, but that never will happen now.
Looking forward to anymore feed back and thank you to every body for all of the info.
#1328 of 2218 Honda CR-V AC Blue Death.
Sep 09, 2009 (11:43 am)
I have 2004 Honda CRV. AC burnt down. Paid dealer $65 for diagnosis. Dealear stated that AC got debris in it and need whole replacement. Cost $3200.
I called Honda Moter Company. They refuse tocover it. Vehicle has 67k miles on it.
It seems like common problem. Is there any site that helps on it?
#1329 of 2218 Re: VIN numbers [w1john]
Sep 09, 2009 (1:17 pm)
The VIN on my 2003 CR-V begins with SHSR. This is a terrible injustice that Honda can make lemons and never have to recall or compensate the customer. I assuredly will NEVER buy a Honda again and will try to convince anyone I know who wants a Honda to stick with Toyota.
Thanks for the info on VIN's
#1330 of 2218 Re: Honda CR-V AC Blue Death. [hitanveer]
Sep 09, 2009 (4:31 pm)
There is a pending class action lawsuit that you can participate in if you were affected by the A/C compressor defect.
#1331 of 2218 Re: Honda CR-V AC Blue Death. [w1john]
Sep 09, 2009 (5:29 pm)
Thanks for the info. on the class action suit. I will make sure I have all my doci and will do this ASAP. It can't hurt if ALL of us respond. My CRV is a 2004 and has 90k on it... just paid off and I hope to NOT have to go thru a 2nd compressor during the next 90k that I own this vehicle. Thanks again.