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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1553 of 2218 Re: My turn [ohiojeff]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:00 am)
Hi Jeff-- I just had to get the whole A/C system replaced on my 2004 (60K miles) at Immke Northwest Honda in Dublin, OH last week. My service rep there said that it won't do any good for them to do the "goodwill warranty" request with Honda, and that I needed to contact American Honda directly. After my case was reviewed with American Honda, they have agreed to reimburse me $1315 of the $3069 system replacement.
On one hand, I think it's pretty dodgy for Honda to recognize that this system is prone to such an extraordinarily expensive malfunction and not warn customers and/or offer some solution across the board. Then again, I don't have any idea what the rate or frequency of this failure is on the whole, only that there are many, many instances of it documented online. But there are many, many CR-Vs out there, too. I'm very grateful to Honda for the substantial reduction in the net cost of this overwhelming repair bill, but I'm still undecided on how long it makes sense to keep the car, given this significant unknown.
Good luck to you!
#1554 of 2218 Re: TSB #09-076 [cricket29]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:05 am)
For my case resolution, see my reply to ohiojeff in post #1553. Sorry, I got lost in the multiple branching of threads! Good luck, cricket29!!
#1555 of 2218 Re: My turn [ohiojeff]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:13 am)
Hey there jeff,
I have an 06' cr-v with 119,000 miles. yesterday all is well, I take the wife to the grocery store. shop, climb in and start the motor, WHAM, a loud grinding noise is heard under the vehicle. when I push the A/C button, the noise disappears. It's in the dealer as I blog, getting a prognosis. :/
#1558 of 2218 It happened to my 2002 CR-V
Jul 22, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Last Friday at 5:15 p.m. my CR-V made a funny noise and the a/c started blowing hot air. Great timing! The local shop I always use couldn't look at it will Tuesday and then I got the bad news.....the whole a/c system has to be replaced at a cost of $1,600.00. The car has 132,000 miles. I've been researching this issue and found this site. It looks like there are lots of people with this exact problem. I also found out that there is a class action law suit and I've sent an e-mail to the attorney's office. Has anyone received anything from Honda about this?
#1559 of 2218 I don't understand..
Jul 22, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Maybe you can help me.
Your CRV has 132,000 miles and it needs to have the air conditioning fixed?
Seriously, do you expect it to last forever?
"class action lawsuit" I don't think so!
#1560 of 2218 Re: I don't understand.. [isellhondas]
Jul 22, 2010 (1:17 pm)
No, I don't expect it to last forever. I have read posts on this forum and realize that most of the people with problems with the compressors have lower mileage cars than mine. I thought I had a legitimate question. Sorry if I bothered you!
#1561 of 2218 Re: I don't understand.. [okiezmom]
Jul 22, 2010 (4:10 pm)
You didn't "bother" me. I was just wondering if you expected every cmponent on your car to last forever!
Our 2003 CRV has 51,000 trouble free miles. If the A/C compressor failed tomorrow I wouldn't be happy and I would probably seek out some "goodwill" compensation.
After 132,000 miles I'm just surprised you are that upset.
#1562 of 2218 Re: Update on my CR-V A/C compressor problem [isellhondas]
Jul 23, 2010 (12:46 pm)
My local dealership--with the presidential service award--offered no $$ or goodwill to help defray the cost of A/C replacement. It was expected.
I'm not sure what my next step is besides filing a claim with American Honda. I am either going to sell the CR-V or trade it in. I have been looking at Elements. I won't buy it from my local Honda dealer, however. I have also been looking at BMW X3s. I have another BMW and have been quite happy with the car and the service.
Some days I just feel deflated.