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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1708 of 2168 Re: 2005 Honda CR-V Compressor [gimmestdtranny]
Aug 12, 2010 (2:00 pm)
I deleted the first response to you and it's probably a good thing I did.
First of all, I don't need you to teach me about how a car runs. I've been in the automotive industry all of my life and I once ran a large shop.
I heve been around these forums since they started and I have watched minor grass fires rage into infernos as more and more people with problems flock to the "problems" forums. Some are real and others have been blown way out of proportion. A lot of people have neen needlessly frightened into thinking they better not take their car on vacation lest some component such as an A/C pump could suddenly fail.
I'm not sure just how many miles or how many years you think an A/C compressor should last but given enough time, sooner or later, they will fail providing the car itself has a very long life.
Life isn't even and some people will have much better luck than others.
I am no longer am involved with Honda...I really don't care!
I only passed on the info that I got from several key people at the store where I worked and that is (and still is) that they have not experienced this on CRV's any more so than on any other model Honda and that A/C pump failures aren't very common.
Now, having said that, I do feel for the people who have been hit with these huge repair bills. My wife drives a CRV and it's seven years old with 50,000 miles.
I still don't think that it's a DESIGN or COMPONENT flaw whe something breaks that is many thousands of miles or many years beyond it's warranty.
#1716 of 2168 Re: 2005 Honda CR-V Compressor [cookie60]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:19 pm)
I have 105,000 on my 2003 CR-V. After writing to Honda and speaking to the district rep, I got nothing from Honda for the repair. Honda dealers in town wanted $3800 to replace the system. I drove 2 hours to a dealer I bought a Civic from in 1997. Their estimate was $2800 and they gave me 10% off that. I had the entire system replaced. I told the Honda rep that they had a customer for life. After this, they don't.
As for the notion from isellhondas that parts fail, get over it, I'll list some other vehicles I've owned that didn't have the A/C compressor crap out at 105,000 miles and was still working when I sold the vehicle: 1984 Ford Mustang, 168,000 miles; 1985 Honda Prelude, 225,000 miles; 1993 Ford Ranger, 135,000 miles; 2000 Ford Ranger, 127,000 miles; 1992 Ford F-150, 136,000 miles; 1991 Jeep Wrangler, 141,000 miles. My 1997 Honda Civic compressor failed this summer at 275,000 miles.
It appears that A/C systems are one of the more durable components in a vehicle, except for the 2002-2004 CR-Vs. Why did Honda write up that TSB and put together part-specific repair kits if this was all just a normal failure rate?
Aug 12, 2010 (4:27 pm)
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