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You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1517 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [isellhondas]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:05 pm)
CRV has black dots in Consumer reports for their 2002-04 A/C. The Honda shop I use says they see more A/C issues on these than other vehicles. I'm thinking Honda cut back on customer support because it was getting too expensive.
I was just out in the Emerald City and then Portland. Nice area although it gets rather cloudy and wet in winter. I expect you hit the defrost which turns on the A/C more than you realize.
#1518 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [wzly99]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:20 pm)
I just know what the guys in the shop told me and they would have no reason to lie about it. If I open the hood on a CRV and then an Element and then an Accord 4 cyl, the layout looks the same.
In "problems" forums there is always a dogpile effect. If several people started complaining about compressor failures in Accords I think you would see a lot of "me too" postings.
So, out of fear, you sell your perfectly good CRV. Then what? What would you buy then and how would you not know that that car would show up in a "problems" forum as being besiged by some horrible malady?
Be very glad you bought a CRV. Few cars, if any, have the great resale value they have. Just think if you had bought a domestic or a Korean car instead that you felt compelled to sell out of fear?
I do wish you well...seriously.
#1519 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [berri]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:19 pm)
Yes, we do use the A/C mode a lot in the winter. Today, it's in the mid seventies and beautiful. No A/C. Just the sunroof and fresh air.
#1520 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [berri]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:40 pm)
all you do is turn it on or off, so how does driving habits affect this?
Yes, all you do is turn it on or off. But, depending on where you are, you turn it on or off more or less frequently. And even in a given location, some people turn them on and off and on and off a lot more than other people. BTW, I didn't say "driving habits." I said "driver habits." They are not the same.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#1521 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [isellhondas]
Jul 17, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Ideally, I'd like to make major purchasing and sales decisions based on factual data and not fear. I agree that the CRV is a great car, overall, and we've been very happy with it. We bought the Honda because of its reputation for quality and reliability. We did not expect that our odds of having to do a $3555.51 repair after 60,982 miles would be high given that we bought the car new and have taken meticulous care of it. Perhaps those odds actually are NOT high, and we're just unlucky. If so, then so be it. That's life.
There just seems to be a lot of evidence out there to suggest that this failure was not a rare occurrence. I'd love to be wrong here, because we would like to keep the CRV for another 60,000+ miles. If the odds are that this will happen again in that period, then that's information we need to make a rational decision about keeping or selling the car.
#1522 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [wzly99]
Jul 17, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I suppose it's hard to make a "rational" decision because you have no way of knowing whether your replacement compressor will last another 60,000 miles or another 260,000 miles.
Based on what I know, I would say the odds are in your favor.
Taking "meticulous" care of your car is a good thing but in the case of an A/C compressor that wouldn't matter.
I'm afraid that luck does play a part in all of this.
#1523 of 2218 Re: 2007 crv ac compressor clutch & coil issues [gctb]
Jul 17, 2010 (6:03 pm)
pdate 2007 CRV, Honda does not stock the parts to fix the 2007 CRV AC issues, so I cannot fix my car. Buyer Beware of HONDA, no support, no parts, no call backs. I thought auto companies must supply parts by law for 15 years, NOT HONDA, DOT BUY HONDA. I have rported this issue to BBB, Consumer affairs and fox news. Honda 800-999-1009 ex 117742 good luck they could care less until the layers come out to play!
Are you sure the part was not in stock at the dealer, but they could get it for you in a couple of days from the warehouse?
I have an 1983 Honda Magna, and 1988 Honda Prelude, I have never had a problem locating a part from Honda. Most dealers only stock commonly replaced parts, but Honda warehouses are usually within 1-2 days shipping range, and stock all the parts for pretty much all the years.
And, since Hondas are so modular, if a specific part in not available right away, a similar part from a different model, or even make (Acura) is a suitable replacement.
#1524 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [wzly99]
Jul 17, 2010 (6:11 pm)
Perhaps, as I think others have hypothesized, it is not a design/manufacturing flaw in the compressor itself, but the way it is designed or installed within the CR-V specifically that makes it prone to failure. Whatever the cause is, I find it extremely hard to believe that "...CRV's DO NOT have a higher A/C compressor failure rate than other Hondas..." Or at least, if the overall failure rate is comparable to other Hondas, the type of failure (and associated expense!) for the CR-V appears to be a clear outlier. <i/>
If it is indeed the same A/C system as installed in the Accord or a Civic, then it is under designed, since CR-V has greater volume of air to circulate than either of those sedans.
#1525 of 2218 History Question
Jul 17, 2010 (8:46 pm)
I have a 1998 V with well over 200K miles & have a few questions about it. It's been a great car since we got it not quite a year ago (family hand me down), but the compressor has started to knock. Are the 1st gens in the lemon compressor category too? It still blows cold air. If it's still in the process of shelling, can I get by with replacing only the compressor? This car books for just over the cost of a full system replacement, so I don't see wasting the money on it. Some of this may have been covered already, but I couldn't bring myself to read so many pages, sorry.
#1526 of 2218 Re: Oh by the way... [isellhondas]
Jul 18, 2010 (5:30 am)
You said, "Some will fail at 250,000 miles and on the other end, a few may fail at 65,000 miles." 65, 000 miles! If only I had been that lucky. Try 30, 000 miles twice. What are the chances? But buying a car from Honda or any other manufacturer for that matter, should not be about chance or luch. It should be about trust and good standards of production and workmanship.
Read my post #1480 of 1525 Waiting for Honda to do the right thing by compressorx2 Jul 14, 2010 (8:07 pm)