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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#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)
#1430 of 2218 Re: CRV Issues [ellenclara]
Jun 25, 2010 (10:28 am)
Contact the OEM/aftermarket manufacturer of the A/C compressor, ask them if they are aware of the issue and if their newer products will fix the issue. It looks like the aftermarket one is more durable according to your comment.
The OEM A/C compressor (Keihin A150L) is discontinued. The replacement is Seltec compressor according to http://www.statracing.com/replacement/accompressor.asp
Hopefully this one will last longer.
#1431 of 2218 Re: CRV Issues [crvdude1]
Jun 25, 2010 (5:31 pm)
IIRC there is a design problem so that when the CRV compressor blows it can contaminate other components like the evaporator, condenser, etc. If you don't rebuild the entire system the remaining contamination can quickly destroy the replacement compressor again. Pretty outrageous that Honda accepted something like this from their vendor and is apparently stiffing their customers now. IMO - They should make Denso step up and join Honda in at least covering half the cost of these apparent deficiencies on the 2nd gen CRV.
Jun 26, 2010 (8:28 am)
Just got a used 2004 CRV in Novmeber 2009. Took it in to the dealership to have the a/c looked at since first it was blowing hot air and than made a clunking noise when I turned it on. Found out that the A/C compressor came apart internally, literally disintergrated and has contaminated the entire system. Of course, low and behold it is not covered under any type of warranty. Nothing like living in Florida with a car that has no A/C
#1433 of 2218 Re: crv ac compressor [soccermom22]
Jun 26, 2010 (8:55 am)
call Amerian Honda 800.999.1009. Request free repair; this is a usual and frequent occurence documented by this website. Also Google: 2004 Honda CRV problems for more documentation. They have set a precedence for repairing this problem on vehicles 2 and 3 times (on the same vehicle). I had 52,000 miles on mine this year when it blew out; had the work done at a non-Honda dealer service center; they reimbursed 50% of my cost. Good luck.
#1434 of 2218 A stitch in time saves $2000.
Jun 27, 2010 (10:44 am)
My 2003 Honda CR-V has had the black death A/C blowout twice. It seems to happen about every 75,000 miles, or sooner. Now I have 204,000 miles. Therefore, I expect this problem to happen any day.
If there were one particular A/C element which causes this problem, it might be worth the cost to have that part replaced immediately.
I'm reminded of an old Ford Escort I owned. The drive chain was due to be replaced at 100,000. I went 101,000, and wrecked the engine. That was my fault.
Unfortunately, with this Honda CR-V A/C problem, Honda doesn't even warn us.
#1435 of 2218 Honda AC clas action lawsuit
Jun 28, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I signed up for this and hopefully everyone else will. This is ridiculous. I just rented a car for vacation as my 2003 CRV AC blew at 61000 miles. That was 2 years ago and I refuse to put our money into something that is HONDA'S fault. They had similar problems with transmissions a few years ago. Come on everyone...let's make HONDA PAY