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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1761 of 2218 Re: I don't understand.. [zgreat1]
Aug 30, 2010 (6:05 pm)
My crv's ac unit experienced a total failure when bringing my son to ind univ. It is a. 2007. Owned hondas since 1991. Very disappointing. The firestone in bloomington quoted 1500. Ask to close ticket, and 200 lost. Now to do battle with a honda. We have a relationship with a dealer in crystal lake, il. Should we start there or go directly 2 ah. Of course car is out of warranty with 80k.
#1762 of 2218 Re: I don't understand.
Aug 30, 2010 (6:37 pm)
" Ask to close ticket, and 200 lost." what does this mean?
#1763 of 2218 Re: I don't understand.. [mrlen]
Aug 31, 2010 (9:25 am)
Well good to know Honda finally has repair parts back in the logistic system. My 07 blew the compressor , froze the bearing with under 60k miles. I had to leave it 2000 miles away because no parts available for a week. AH finally after a week of negotiations covered the repair. Of course I had the cost of transport. The $1500 seems to be a good price for the 07 and above. The earlier models are reporting $3200 in repairs. So I guess they found a way to make them fail for cheaper and yours last longer 80k miles. You probably use it lss. I swear the MTBF is around 30 to 36 months.
Caution, never take this car out of State or Town, you just know it will have problems. I think Honda has reached a point that they wish to become the next Toyota. As someone put it earlier. It looks like the Korean's are making Japan the next Detroit. If you cannot produce quality or step up to the problem when you know it exists, you don't deserve the market share. They clearly know this is a problem. They typically are picking up 50% of the cost. They should be finding a replacement product and when these breakdown cover the whole cost.
I am sure the Class Action suit will be finding it's way throg the courts on this. Like you owned several Honda's this will be the last. Dealers are great, but AH is putting them in a bind.
Aug 31, 2010 (10:03 am)
My compressor went out this month. 1,850.00 in repairs estimated. Honda Motor Co of America rep. told me to take ownership! It was my problem. I have a case number and have since join the class action law suit.
#1765 of 2218 Re: Honda AC Black Death [gimmestdtranny]
Aug 31, 2010 (10:12 am)
I will aviod the mentioned compressor . Question? Should I replace the condenser or just the Drier descicant when I over haul the 02 cr-V a/c.
#1766 of 2218 Relay blew - compressor exploded - Frequent problem?
Sep 02, 2010 (9:20 am)
Just returned from a trip from Richmond, VA to Hilton Head, SC. Went thru areas of 108 degree heat including the heat index. Upon our return to Richmond - the next day - the relay blew and the compressor exploded.
Its a 2002 CR-V with 95,000 miles.
Our repairman used to work for a dealer - now runs his own business. He said when he worked for a dealer, he was repairing this every week. And this repair happened so frequently, that Honda would cover all costs.
I called Honda and they said Honda would cover nothing.
Called local dealer (that our serviceman used to work for) and they said they had just done a repair for someone else with 44,000 miles and that it was $3,600. But that since the 2002 model, Honda had improved the design of the components.
Still..I'm stuck with a possible $3,600 repair bill. Seem to me that Honda now realizes its a bad design on the older vehicles but they no longer help the owners out. I contacted the Center for Auto Safety and may follow their instructions on how to file a complaint with Honda. Anyone want to join with me to do this?
#1767 of 2218 Re: Relay blew - compressor exploded - Frequent problem? [jhightower1]
Sep 02, 2010 (10:33 am)
I wonder if you are the original owner of your 2002 or if this could possibly be a repeat repair? Do you know? Mine blew on my 2002 at 42,000 miles in 2006. Honda covered 100% of the repair and, at the time, it made me think Honda was great for covering it out-of-warranty. Now, with so many people reporting repeat failures, I drive around in the Georgia summer heat without using the AC. It is ridiculous and I have soured on Honda for not coming clean on the extent of the problem and whether there is a real fix for it. I filed a complaint years ago with the Center for Highway Safety. At the point of failure, my AC clutch fell off and went spinning across the road. Some people think the AC problem is not safety-related, but when parts fall off a 4-year-old car, that is a hazard.
#1768 of 2218 Re: Relay blew - compressor exploded - Frequent problem? [jhightower1]
Sep 03, 2010 (12:15 pm)
Curious which Honda dealer you contacted. I'm guessing West Broad Honda. I called all the local dealers, and ended up getting the repair done at Rule Honda in Staunton. Their labor rates are much better than in Richmond. I think the parts for the entire system (Kit C) ran about $2100.
Mine is a 2003 CR-V with 105,000 when it blew in July.
#1769 of 2218 bad compressor CR-V
Sep 04, 2010 (7:27 am)
I just came across this site and I'm not the only one with this problem.
We have a 2004 CR-V and about a year ago the a/c went out. My daughter drives it and has been ok with no a/c. Wife took it to Cary Paul Honda in Snellville,Ga for reg. service to be done and if they could check why the a/c didn't work. For 188.00 they could check it so she didn't have do it. Took it to another shop and was only 51.00 to find out the compressor was bad and they can do it for 1500.00. I was wondering if we should try and fight with Honda to fix it or not.
#1770 of 2218 Re: bad compressor CR-V [theplumber]
Sep 04, 2010 (8:33 am)
ABSOLUTELY !!!! Call American Honda 1-800-999-1009
Those b#$%$#ds need to keep paying for what they refuse to recall and fix. They refuse to do recall because "no one has died"
Poor attitude if they want to retain customer satisfaction,'
EVERYONE needs to know this, keep their phones ringing, and the reimbursement checks coming. Probably the best you could expect is 50% reimbursement.