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#1401 of 2218 Unlucky 2002 CR-V Owner
May 11, 2010 (12:43 pm)
I'm the unlucky one who Honda of America will NOT consider paying for my AC condenser replacement after 32,673 miles which seized a week ago. The H of A customer rep stated that my 3 years or 36,000 factory warranty had expired. So you lucky CR-V owners should feel really good that you had your AC replacement & repair cost covered 100% with higher mileage and years of ownership. Now I face a $2660. repair estimate ..............
#1402 of 2218 Re: Unlucky 2002 CR-V Owner [lokahi72]
May 11, 2010 (1:24 pm)
If you have a local mechanic you trust, get an estimate from them. You can probably save at least $1000. It cost me about $1700 to have the A/C system replaced on my 2003 CR-V by a local shop which gave me a 1-year warranty. I did not even consider giving Honda any extra money to fix a defect that should not have been there in the first place. I also wanted to increase the possibility that non-Honda parts would be used since the Honda parts may be defective.
#1403 of 2218 Re: Unlucky 2002 CR-V Owner [lokahi72]
May 11, 2010 (9:17 pm)
That certainly sounds excessive. I was playing with some numbers and, conservatively speaking, you used the air conditioner for approximately 1,000 hours. That's based on using it for half the year and driving at an average speed (highway and city) of 30 mph. I think you have a reasonable expectation that an air conditioner should last for more than 1,000 hours of usage.
Also, that works out to $2.66 for every hour that you used the air conditioner. You can cool an entire house full time for less than that. (10 kW $0.10/kWh)
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#1404 of 2218 HONDA AV problems
May 26, 2010 (6:37 am)
I have a 2003 Honda CR-V with 81000 miles. The AC went out at 61000 miles and Honda said they will not replace it. I have read all the posts and think we all should contact our TV stations for help along with newspapers. With everything going on at Toyota you would think someone would listen. Honda makes a great car so why not back it. There should be a class action lawsuit. I spoke to one person on line who said she sent 50 pages to Honda or to your dealer. They finally fixed hers with 100,000 miles on her CRV. My dealer sucked big time.and they Let's all do it! I live in Ohio and would never recomment Voss Honda in Tipp City. I bought my car new and used the air probably 30 times before it exploded. They called a rep in Ca and they still said NO.
#1405 of 2218 Re: HONDA AV problems [carol4011]
May 26, 2010 (7:29 am)
"I bought my car new and used the air probably 30 times before it exploded. "
What? You went 61000 miles and only used the defroster 30 times? In Ohio? The A/C compressor comes on when defrost is turned on...
The A/C is not a safety issue, so I doubt there would be much interest by the press or Government. I'm sorry yours blew out, but Honda met the obligations in their warranty agreement.
#1406 of 2218 Honda CRV A/C
May 26, 2010 (11:58 am)
The A/C compressor went out on my 2003 CRV. I am frustrated and disgusted with Honda knowing this is a consistent problem and could care less about their customers! This economy has been tough on everyone and for them to sit on their throne and count their money makes me sick! My family and I will have to suffer with no air this summer and every summer after that until the car falls apart! I will NEVER EVER buy another Honda again!!!
#1407 of 2218 Re: HONDA AV problems [stevedebi]
May 26, 2010 (1:37 pm)
The A/C is not a safety issue but I believe the defroster IS a safety issue since there is no good way to clear the windshield if it gets condensation on it, such as in a rainstorm or snowstorm. I now live in central Florida and use the defroster less than I did when I lived in Maryland, which is fortunate since I went a year without the A/C system. Still there were occasions when it was hard to see through the windshield because of condensation that I could not clear. For safety reasons, Honda should have designed the defroster as a separate system, independent of the A/C system.
#1408 of 2218 Re: HONDA AV problems [dwkinsey]
Jun 07, 2010 (3:10 pm)
"The A/C is not a safety issue but I believe the defroster IS a safety issue since there is no good way to clear the windshield if it gets condensation on it, such as in a rainstorm or snowstorm. I now live in central Florida and use the defroster less than I did when I lived in Maryland, which is fortunate since I went a year without the A/C system. Still there were occasions when it was hard to see through the windshield because of condensation that I could not clear. For safety reasons, Honda should have designed the defroster as a separate system, independent of the A/C system. "
I used to live in Miami - man, you need your A/C in the summer!
I don't see how they could have built the defroster separate - it would require a compressor to dry out the air, and no one would put two compressors in a car... Not that I disagree with everyone here - Honda should have done a design fix and a recall.
#1409 of 2218 Hond CRV A/C
Jun 08, 2010 (7:32 am)
Can someone tell me how to sue Honda or file a lemon law suit against them, as my A/C has exploded 3 time in 6 years between 36,000 to 40,000 miles each time or every 2 years. I live in Georgia and it is almost impossible to not have A/C during the summer. I do agree that the defroster is a safety issue. In September 2009 when my A/C went for the 3rd. time, I had to keep a towel in my car in order to remove the condensation on windows since I did not have the compressor to do this. Why did they not do a design refix and recall. If someone could please give me some advice, I would appreciate it.
#1410 of 2218 Re: Hond CRV A/C [dann7]
Jun 08, 2010 (7:48 am)
"Can someone tell me how to sue Honda or file a lemon law suit against them, as my A/C has exploded 3 time in 6 years between 36,000 to 40,000 miles each time or every 2 years."
You can check state laws, but generally lemon law cases have to be filed within the first year of ownership. Good luck.