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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1785 of 2218 Re: Update 2: My 2002 Honda CR-V's AC Compressor shot (86k miles) $1875 [bobbytrav2002]
Sep 14, 2010 (5:31 am)
Consider yourself lucky, it almost sounds too good to be true or you work for Honda. Your experience is a far cry from most on this board and on the Topix site, Honda USA's call center was down right rude when I called. In fact the young lady I spoke with got called on the carpet for how nasty she was on the phone. Getting a case number means nothing, mine was elevated to the so called Presidential level two months ago and haven't heard one word. Honda may have given you a deal but most are not so lucky, in fact some have been charged over $3000 for repairs to a system that is clearly defective. As far any settlement I have read the suit, don't think coupons will be the award.
#1786 of 2218 Re: Update 2: My 2002 Honda CR-V's AC Compressor shot (86k miles) $1875 [steve_]
Sep 14, 2010 (10:03 pm)
And at the end of all that you may get a coupon
We all know the attorneys are the real winners in class actions. $2 million for this latest case. Honda Settles Class-Action Suit Over Brakes
#1787 of 2218 Re: Update 2: My 2002 Honda CR-V's AC Compressor shot (86k miles) $1875 [pspmac]
Sep 14, 2010 (10:16 pm)
I do feel lucky but still not great that I even have to pay $827 seeing this part is defective. But since the car is almost 9 years old this November, I can't complain much because I have never had any big ticket service items to pay for. Only regular maintenance stuff like fluid changes and brake servicing.
I would still give honda another call and explain your situation and let them know you have been loyal to the brand and a good customer and just want a fair resolution. $3000 sounds nuts to fix this issue. Heck you can have an engine rebuilt for that much.
#1788 of 2218 Re: Update 2: My 2002 Honda CR-V's AC Compressor shot (86k miles) $1875 [bobbytrav2002]
Sep 15, 2010 (3:36 pm)
I just had the same problem on Sept 10th. 59500 miles on a 2004 CR-V EX with all work done at the dealer and a 60000 mile tune-up 6 weeks ago. The a/c silently stopped working so I took it in today and BAM $2000 to fix it. I called Honda America, got a case #, then gave the local honda service shop the case # and they said they'd cover 50% of the bill.
#1789 of 2218 Re: Update 2: My 2002 Honda CR-V's AC Compressor shot (86k miles) $1875 [gerolsteiner]
Sep 15, 2010 (4:42 pm)
GET RID OF IT ! ! ! !
Feb, 2010 boot cracked on rack & pinion - Honda does not make a replacement boot, had to replace entire rack & pinion system.
My a/c imploded May, 2010 at 52000 miles - $1800. Honda reimbursed 50%
1600 miles later, it went out again - luckily covered under warranty.
500 miles later it stalled out, emission repair light came on.
Not putting another dime into this car.
Got $9,000 trade in on new 2010 Toyota RAV 4 ($21,700), net cost $ 12,700
How many more $1,000 repair bills are you going to pay while your trade in value continually decreases? They won't give you anymore trade in value because you repair the car ! ! ! ! !
There will NEVER be another HONDA product in my garage.
Sep 15, 2010 (5:54 pm)
Just to add my two cents. I drove a 1999 Honda Civic, purchased used in 2002, until the AC compressor went out on it in 2006. I was driving it home from work and it made a terrible noise and started blowing hot air. Knocked the spark plugs loose. To replace the whole system, $1200. At the time, I had no hopes of saving that much money so for four years, I drove that miserably hot car in Florida. There was so much else wrong with it that was unrelated to it being a Honda that once it reached around 150,000 miles, I sold it to a junk shop and bought a used 2004 Honda CRV.
Should have read this forum first. I bought the car used in July 2010. It was in fabulous shape. Took it to an independent mechanic, and he said it looked great. Had 67,000 miles and well maintained. Made my first payment this month. Today, I turned on the car and the air struggled to turn on, then started making a rattling sound. I snapped it off and took it to a mechanic. The compressor is going, and so is the bearing. I can drive it with the AC off, but it'll be a matter of time since when the engine runs, the bearing is going too. Once that blows, my belts will go. I'm looking at a $1500 repair bill on a car which, albeit 6 years old, I've owned for all of 3 months.
I don't have many options here. I didn't buy my car new, and therefore have no relationship with Honda. The dealer where I bought it offers a powertrain warranty that doesn't cover the AC. No amount of pampering the car would have helped. I need to somehow find the money - not quite sure how, but I also have an auto loan on the car now and have quite a bit to go until it's mine. Can't exactly trade it in.
It could be a coincidence, but now I've had two Hondas, different models, different generations, same problem. Seeing as how I live in Florida, I can guarantee my next car won't be a Honda - not with the strain this weather puts on that construction.
#1791 of 2218 A/C Compressor
Sep 19, 2010 (10:41 am)
My 2006 CRV A/C died August 1st while my wife was driving it. She said the engine area made a huge bang and then no A/C. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it for $1500., luckily we purchased an extended maintenance agreement so it was no charge. But, as for the dealer they played dumb really well when I mentioned that all over the web there were reports of bad CRV A/C systems. I am tired of all of the car companies of being liars. It is about time they told the truth and offered some assistance on a bad design. I use to be an ok Honda fan, now I could care less if they sold another car. (Like they really care). As for CRV, now I have to worry how long the new A/C system will survive in Virginia with our heat.
Side bar note: I know the two vehicles mentioned below really are not compared to each other but my 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe has only been in the shop once for dealer warranty work, and I bought this brand new almost 10 years ago. My 2006 CRV has been in 4 times for items that should last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Certainly not considering Honda the next time.
#1793 of 2218 2004 honda cr-v A/C problems
Sep 19, 2010 (5:19 pm)
Just wanted to post my disappointment and dismay with Honda CR-V. I just replaced my A/C system for the 4th time, (luckly the the 2nd and 3rd times were free due to still being under warranty from the 1st time) each time the quotes from independent shops and honda dealers have ran from $3000-$4000. This isn't cheap. And i'm tired of having to replace the a/c system. We live in the desert and this is a needed system. I'm ready to trade in or sell this massive waste of money.
Disappointed with Honda.
#1794 of 2218 2007 A/C Whistling
Oct 08, 2010 (3:08 pm)
Hi all, been trying to read through the posts here. Have a 2007 CR-V with 22k miles on it. The car has been making a loud obnoxious whistling noise nearly every time the AC is on. It doesn't happen constantly or every time, but it does. I have taken it twice to a dealer and they can't find anything wrong with it. I am now 8 days out of warranty and I am hearing from a mechanic friend it's probably the compressor and/or extension valve. I can't afford to fix this problem outside of warranty. Is this normal under the 3rd gen CR-V? Who is everyone filing complaints with?