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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1479 of 2218 and another one bites the dust
Jul 14, 2010 (7:00 pm)
Thank you all for your posts - it allowed me to go in fully informed upon my experiencing 2004 CRV AC system dying. If there is anyone who has specifics as to service bulletin, please post - nothing found on web and dealer says none although they may not divulge as that would document and indicate Honda recognizes there is in fact an issue. My 2004 CRV compressor bit the dust about a week ago and I did in fact see metal shavings within compressor line filter. My estimate (Chicago Metro area) was higher than any I have seen posted and needless to say I was floored. However armed with info. from here and other sites, I told dealer going in that if this was the problem stop and I was going to contact Honda. I did, did not state a desired amount and received compensation down to a lower amount than I have seen posted. Now I have owned the vehicle since new and this is my third consecutive Honda. I am proceeding with full system replacement right now so hopefully it will work for a while. Will it enter my mind as far as trading the vehicle or selling it in sooner ?? probably - I would not want to go through this again. Fortunately I have a second vehicle but CRV will have been at the dealer for 8 days w/no loaner of course.
#1480 of 2218 Waiting for Honda to do the right thing
Jul 14, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I bought a 2004 Honda CRV because I was told and also read that Honda makes good cars. Two years 9 months and 30, 000 miles after I bought it (Aug 2006), the compressor blew up. Luckily I had 3 more months under warranty, and the entire a/c system was replaced new for a total of $3200 I was told. 30,000 more miles and two and a half years later the compressor blew up again while on vacation under 100 degree weather-June 26-July 4, 2010. Brought it back to CT and was told I needed to pay the whole thing. After several talks, I was told, I needed to pay $1300. Still no good. Why should I pay for a record on a defective product -Compressor Keihin 38810-PNB-006? If it had been another major part of the car, I could understand. But in 30 years of owning vehicles, this is the second time I have problems with the a/c, both times with the same Honda vehicle, both times within 4 years. What are the chances of that? I am still waiting for Honda to do the right thing. These compressors are defective and I should not be paying for bad workmanship. I still hope that Honda chooses manufacturers that build products that last more than 3 years or 30,000 miles. I am sure that Honda still is "striving to create and produce products of the highest quality.."
#1481 of 2218 Re: Honda will help [belacqua]
Jul 15, 2010 (6:01 am)
Well, now that I'm not alone, I don't feel too bad (NOT!). Our 2003 CRV just lost its AC system on July 5. Same compressor meltdown that corrupted the entire system. We have 57k on it, and the extended warranty ran out 2 1/2 months ago (Arrrrrgh!). Our dealer wants $3400 to replace the system. Spoke with Honda today, and am supposed to get a call from a case worker within 48 hours. Hey, this is Michigan. How much do they think we really need to use the air up here???
#1482 of 2218 Honda AC problems
Jul 15, 2010 (7:47 am)
If you search previous e mails there's an opinion that the problem is in the condensor as opposed to the AC compressor. Apparently the flues in the condensor are too small and under certain situations the compressor can be pumping liquid freon instead of gaseous freon. This causes it to blow apart.
So I don't know if I have my terminology correct on the gas vs liquid but this was pointed out by a Honda mechanic a long time ago.
PS I sold my CRV but told the buyer of this website. I had put in an aftermarket AC that I bought off E bay. It was working fine when I sold it.
#1483 of 2218 Re: Honda AC problems [beyondoil]
Jul 15, 2010 (8:44 am)
A fix could be as simple as placing an additional fan in front of the condenser to force more air through it to further facilitate heat transfer
Jul 15, 2010 (9:11 am)
A/C failure. CRV 04 . Local mechanic gave my Technical Service Bulletin (TSB#09-076) ISSUE DEC 3/09.....not a warranty issue but a goodwill application....
Air Conditioning Tech and I had a good laugh..
#1485 of 2218 Re: Waiting for Honda to do the right thing [compressorx2]
Jul 15, 2010 (10:10 am)
Don't hold your breath, Honda has no intention of doing the right thing! My AC system self destructed last weekend. The dealer tried to charge me $2000.00 and didn't even bother to mention that Honda might offer some assistance. That assistance was 25%, I don't think so. If your AC failed go to www.honda-lawsuit.com it seems Honda continued to sell CRV's with defective ac systems but didn't mention a word to their customers about it. I am so angry I have printed up letter and am putting them on every CRV I see. Honda just screwed the wrong consumer.
#1486 of 2218 Re: Waiting for Honda to do the right thing [pspmac]
Jul 15, 2010 (10:11 am)
>Honda continued to sell CRV's with defective ac systems but didn't mention a word to their customers about it
Isn't that the same as what they did with transmissions in various related cars? Some are slow learners?
#1488 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [zempgirl]
Jul 15, 2010 (11:54 am)
" Bye bye Honda!"
" I am done being a victim to car companies"
Do you expect cars to never break or have problems?