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#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.
#1411 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV A/C [stevedebi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 08, 2010 (5:44 pm)
I don't think lemon law is an exclusive remedy in most states, so you should be able to sue under a warranty claim. Good luck finding a lawyer willing to take a case with "small" damages though. Check out small claims court in your area; that may be a route to take.
And don't forget your local consumer protection agency or the BBB either.
#1412 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV A/C [steve_]
Jun 09, 2010 (7:22 am)
"I don't think lemon law is an exclusive remedy in most states, so you should be able to sue under a warranty claim. Good luck finding a lawyer willing to take a case with "small" damages though. Check out small claims court in your area; that may be a route to take. "
At 61K miles or 81K miles, and with the factory warranty expired for years, I would not have high expectations of any court case outcome.
#1413 of 2218 Re: Hond CRV A/C [dann7]
Jun 09, 2010 (2:54 pm)
My 04 CRV with 52,000 miles air conditioner imploded this year. Took the car to independent mechanic $1800 to repair. Found websites documenting this as a customary and usual event between 30,000 & 50,000 miles. Called American Honda 800-999-1009 they agreed to reimburse 50%.
Data is being collected for a class action suit at: www.honda-lawsuit.com
Good Luck all - almost traded this 04 in on an 08 yesterday. Not considering that option anymore after reading the posts on the 08.
#1414 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV A/C [stevedebi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 09, 2010 (9:03 pm)
I would not have high expectations of any court case outcome.
Probably not. But an implied warranty of fitness claim might outlast the factory warranty. ACs shouldn't die at 60k.
I think your chances in small claims are about as good as spending years on a class action and then getting a coupon.
Jun 10, 2010 (5:23 am)
If Honda replaced you A/C compressor under warranty, I thought by law, the warranty for that ocmpoentns was "reset". Meaning that the new part has another 3 years 36,000 miles. If that part failed and caused damage to other ocmponents, it would be my understandign that hte other parts of hte system would be covered as well.
So if your car is 5 years old and have 70,000 miles, and had the compressor last changed at 3 years and 40,000 miles, if it failed again, you woudl be able ot get it repalced under warranty.
I know BMW motorcycles work this way. They have had issues with the shaft final drive units and transmission seals.
#1416 of 2218 Re: Warranty [motoguy128]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 10, 2010 (6:38 am)
Hmm, their web site says "Genuine Honda parts, when installed by a Honda dealer, are covered for 1 year or 12000 miles." Honda Owner Resources.
My guess is that the replacement part is good for the original term of the warranty or the 12/12, whichever is longer.
Someone in here has probably had experience with this very issue - speak up.
#1417 of 2218 Re: Warranty [steve_]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 11, 2010 (3:27 am)
I think you are on the money...
#1418 of 2218 2002 CRV A/C Compressor
Jun 15, 2010 (11:27 am)
Unfortunately, I too am now a victim of something that is unreasonable to fix. There are so many CRV owners with this issue. I am currently waiting to see what HONDA offers me under their "Goodwill Warranty" for an issue they chose not to make public by recalling. Does the issue continue once it is replaced? How long does the new compressor last?