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#1736 of 2218 2007 CRV compressor clutch
Aug 17, 2010 (2:49 pm)
I have been reading the posts in this forum and thought I should contribute my experience just as documentation. I have 52,000 miles on my 2007 CR-V. It is the family car. I also drive from Buffalo, NY to NYC several times a year and go down to Virginia once a year. My compressor clutch went out during the July 4th heat wave while I was driving back to Buffalo from Virginia. When my local dealership said the part was on back order until August 20th I started looking into why that should be and found this forum. Yes this might be the hottest summer in many years but it is not as though my AC gets that much use. When you think about how short the summer season is in Western NY it seems strange that my compressor clutch went bad. I agree with many others on this site. Honda is not getting a vote of confidence from me. This was my first Honda...and it may be my last! And the dealership never hinted that this was a problem that Honda has seen all too many times.
#1737 of 2218 Re: 2007 CRV compressor clutch [begonia]
Aug 18, 2010 (8:45 am)
I also drive from Buffalo, NY to NYC several times a year
Hey, I am an NYC transplant in Buffalo, Amherst to be prescise. Have been living here since 2004. Visit family in and around NYC on the regular basis. CR-V is great for those 5.5 hour drives!!!
We too drive to DC once a year!!!
Summers are short indeed in Buffalo, which I like. But, A/C is also on when the defogger is on. Which is pretty much anytime from October through April. If I don't need the defogger, I am usually on the bike
I have had good luck getting work done at Don Davis on the boulevard. they usually don't charge full labor charge for work that takes them less than the book rate, and I get nice 25% discount on parts from the parts counter. We bought 2 CR-V's from them since 2005.
I used to buy from Ray Laks, but they closed their internet parts sales department (www.hondaacuraworld.com). Tim has resurfaced at Honda of Peoria, still working out of West Seneca. I may give him a call next time.
Good to see another Buffalonian on here.
#1738 of 2218 A Three time loser!
Aug 18, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I'm now on my 4th(!) A/C compressor in a 2003 CR-V. First crapped out at about 8K miles, under warranty and repaired at the dealer. Second time at around 50K miles and was repaired using parts from the dealer by my mechanic, and now again at 76K miles. Last one was a worst case as my wife and kids were driving across southwestern Arizona to San Diego, in July, during the day. Clutch seized and broke the belt and the CR-V overheated and needed to be towed 45 miles to a small repair shop in Wellton AZ. Let's see if any one can beat that one!
I talked to the dealer recently and they pretty much said that there is nothing they can do unless it fails again as they could give me a 'discount'. Does any one know of contact information of someone at North American Honda who might be able to reimburse me for some of my repeated repair costs? Thanks.
#1739 of 2218 Re: 2007 CRV compressor clutch [begonia]
Aug 19, 2010 (3:46 pm)
" My compressor clutch went out during the July 4th heat wave while I was driving back to Buffalo from Virginia. "
I'm not sure that the problem being discussed in this forum is frequent (or exists at all) on the Gen 3 (2007 and later). I think they redesigned the A/C system for Gen 3. Yours is most likely just a simple parts failure. Still, I'm sorry to hear of the problem. Keep us informed!
Also, you DO use your A/C compressor - whenever you turn on the defrosters. So it has been in use.
#1740 of 2218 Re: Honda AC Black Death [gimmestdtranny]
Aug 20, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Compressor: FP number--38810 PNB-006 Unit Price: $547.28
Is that useful?
#1741 of 2218 Re: Honda AC Black Death [belacqua]
Aug 20, 2010 (3:14 pm)
Only if that is a brand new part, and not one in stock, that ALSO has the black death...Honda has already bought all of those. I HAD to go to Honda because of that. Luckily I have a great mechanic who warned me of that, so I didn't do the same as many others on this board, who replaced their part, like I did, and then had to replace it again due to the faulty part....Just FYI...I see at least one message per day on this very specific forum, and I have to tell you, it is absolutely DISGUSTING!! No that didn't help ME.....hopefully this part you are putting out there was manufactured POST this issue, rather than one "in stock"....thanks though...
#1743 of 2218 Re: Honda AC Black Death [belacqua]
Aug 22, 2010 (9:12 am)
Yes, good to have that part number out there, thanks. I think if owners were to post all their replacement part numbers and brands of compressor, (and price) here, then we might see a pattern of whether or not and even where in the country and if they are still liquidating the faulty part on unsuspecting customers. The reality is, that as expensive as the compressor is, it is actually only a sixth the cost of fixing the system when it fails again on a yearly basis for some. So in my opinion, there is an extra onus on Honda that if a customer undertakes the responsibility to invest TWICE the amt to replace the system, (and worse, for those you have had to do it annually!) then at least they should be ensuring that the new compressor is not saddled with the same darn issues as the old part. And obviously not market it as exactly the old part. Aside from the moral issue, that would be criminal.
#1744 of 2218 2004 CRV almost killed my family
Aug 23, 2010 (6:34 am)
I have a 2004 CRV with 66,000 mi on it and yesterday in heavy I-55 traffic outside St.Louis we where returning from a day at Six Flags. I thought we had a tire blowing out and almost lost control of the car.
Took it to the Honda of Illinois dealer in Springfield, IL today and was told the AC compressor blew up and it would cost $3194 to repair it. He said he had to call a rep and would be giving me a call later today to see if they can do anything with it.
These cars are dangerous and defective!
#1745 of 2218 add on too previous
Aug 23, 2010 (8:17 am)
Add on to my above post:
I have no idea why the AC blowing up would make the car respond like the tire was blowing out and the dealer didn't comment on it when I told him what happened. I had one other problem with this car once I steered the car so that the passenger side wheels where off the road in gravel to go around a highway construction site and when the wheels entered the gravel the transmission popped itself into nuteral.
I have the two wheel drive version of the CRV.
Still waiting for a call from my dealer.