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#1420 of 2218 Re: 2002 CRV A/C Compressor [arroz]
Jun 16, 2010 (5:50 am)
If You are lucky it will last another 36 to 40 thousand miles or 2 years, whichever comes first. This is the worst case of customer NO SERVICE that I have ever been subjected to. Especially so because Honda DOES NOT stand behind their product. I am still trying to fight them and riding without AC since I cannot afford to have it replaced. Honda wants $3500.00 to replace. Good luck and keep me informed.
#1421 of 2218 Honda CRV AC compressor problem victim
Jun 17, 2010 (1:24 pm)
I too have had the pleasure of experiencing the Honda CRV AC problem. I have a 2003 CRV with 80K miles. My AC went out yesterday, did a quick search and saw everyone with same problem. Took the car in to Honda Dealership and guess what? Compressor is blown.
I am really concerned that Honda has no recall policy on this issue given the number of people with similar issues and a class action law suit being done by http://www.honda-lawsuit.com/ about same issue.
I guess my resolution will determine if I or anyone else in my family will ever own a Honda again.
Pissed off Honda owner!!
#1422 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV AC compressor problem victim [zinc6824]
Jun 17, 2010 (4:03 pm)
"I too have had the pleasure of experiencing the Honda CRV AC problem. I have a 2003 CRV with 80K miles. My AC went out yesterday, did a quick search and saw everyone with same problem. Took the car in to Honda Dealership and guess what? Compressor is blown. "
Well, if not a recall, at least a TSB and some relief for those loyal customers who had the problem come up. Not to mention finding a valid solution so that people were not forced to see the problem come up again ... and again ... and (sometimes) again.
#1423 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV AC compressor problem victim [stevedebi]
Jun 17, 2010 (4:31 pm)
I know how you feel. I bought my Honda 2003 CRV EX in August of 2003. I love hot weather and so I did not use my AC a lot, enless it was really hot out. My AC went out at 61,000 miles and they refused to fix it. I chatted with a lady that they replaced hers at 100,000 MILES. I now have 84,000 and still am waiting as I do not feel it is my responsibility. I think we all should make a sign and put it in our back window stating DO NOT BUY A CRV AS HONDA WILL NOT REPAIR THE AC ONCE IT BLOWS UP!! Maybe Toyota will fix them. This is so unreal and I get so angry thinking HOW can they do this. Hope someone comes up with something.
#1424 of 2218 Re: Honda CRV AC compressor problem victim [carol4011]
Jun 18, 2010 (1:59 pm)
" I think we all should make a sign and put it in our back window stating DO NOT BUY A CRV AS HONDA WILL NOT REPAIR THE AC ONCE IT BLOWS UP!! Maybe Toyota will fix them. "
Reminds me of a time (MANY moons ago), when I was driving up the Florida Turnpike and saw one of the first Acura sedans. It had a big sign in the rear window saying "Ask me about my new Acura, and how it always smells like rotten eggs!".
I guess those first models didn't heat up the catalytic converter enough to fully burn out the gasses.
But seriously, I think the best bet is to vote with your pocketbook - and to tell your friends what happened. Posting a sign for a model no longer in production is not going to do much - except maybe make you feel better. They fixed the problem about three years ago - but never provided a solution for the Gen 2 models.
At least we can be thankful that they no longer CATCH FIRE at intervals - which was a problem with 2004-2005 models.
#1425 of 2218 Re: Honda Air Compressor Class Action Suit [deborahe]
Jun 21, 2010 (7:17 am)
We've had same problem. First compressor failed in the 60k mileage, husband replaced with "aftermarket" part -- when he went to pick up part, parts man said he had sold THREE that same day. One year later, same problem, different compressor. In calling to find part, am frequently told that there appears to be problem because of the large number of calls for compressors. Called Honda dealer, didn't know anything about this. Too many calls to many different distributors indicate they MUST know; and they are trying to keep "in house".
Did you get any answers? I'm not sure where to go to learn about this.
#1426 of 2218 Re: Honda Air Compressor Class Action Suit [hermannewton]
Jun 21, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Honda gave me a quote of 3000 to fix the problem. After opening a case with Honda of America, dealer is willing to do the job for 2000. A quick search on Google for CRV AC problem will reveal how prevalent this problem really is. I spoke to my local mechanic who said he himself had the same problem with his CRV. He has repaired more than twenty CRVs himself with same problem for half the price the dealership will charge. I have heard of parts stop working, but not exploding where it sends metal fragments all over. I wonder what additional damage this causes that i am not even aware of. This may explain the lawsuit http://www.honda-lawsuit.com/
#1427 of 2218 Re: 2002 CRV A/C Compressor [arroz]
Jun 22, 2010 (6:18 pm)
I am shocked by these posts. I am heading into my third compressor. First was replaced under warranty, second by my mechanic 3 years ago (July 2007) and now my third. Can someone please tell me whom to contact at Honda? This must be a mechanical defect and i will now have spent upwards of $2000 for the same repairs over and over.
#1428 of 2218 Re: 2002 CRV A/C Compressor [ellenclara]
Jun 24, 2010 (8:46 am)
Was your mechanic using Honda OEM or aftermarket compressor? I can imagine the OEM is a defective product. But if the aftermarket one still failed, then it is probably a design fraud in the whole A/C system.
The only way it is a safety recall is if you were driving in heavy rain/snow/icy conditions and all the windows fogged up and had a serious accident because your vision was impaired. BTW, the A/C system also work as a defroster.
Jun 25, 2010 (2:39 am)
Good point but the first time it was replaced by Honda so i would ASSUME it was a Honda part; that time it lasted less than a year. The second time it was aftermarket and it lasted three years. So not so sure and now i do not know which one to put in based on this history!! I agree it is not a true safety issue but everytime it has been the summer. All i can say is consumers beware and be smart. (FYI - i was told this part from Honda is $900 - just the part)