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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1804 of 2218 Re: 2008 CRV Compressor shot at 60,000 [rod60]
Dec 26, 2010 (9:22 am)
It does seem to appear that Honda is taking a sweep-under-the-rug hope/stance with these poorly designed and mfgrd compressors, which compound the actual repair cost due to the type of failure experienced because little by little they contaminate the rest of the system (over 4 times the cost of the compressor) and by the time your compressor fails and tells u you have a problem, the system has already been contaminated. And failure to replace the entire system basically, re-contaminates the new compressor and the cycle repeats itself only at an accelerated rate the next time around.
What puzzles me is whether the 07 CRV and newer failures are actually design failures or just very infrequent one-offs. The failure rate tho, of 03's 04's etc and to a lessor degree 05's and 06's, are so high in number that it is an obvious design flaw, because so many have failed long before wty miles expire even. Customers who lose out are the ones who don't drive as much and run out of wty time, before wty miles. IMO Honda should honour those customers claims as readily as the ones who claimed wty in time.
It is generally acknowledged that some cars didn't fail until over 100k miles (altho not very far past) but the VAST majority have had failures around 45 to 50k miles and some as soon as only 40k miles. When many other mfrgs compressors last well over 200 to 250k miles without failure, it certainly does point a finger with conviction to Honda. I have read this entire thread, (and others too) every word and i do believe that because some cases were handled so poorly (i.e. once loyal customers getting 'some $ help', ranging to completely getting ripped off) it has cost them customers. Many have vowed to never dark any Honda sales floor again. And who can blame them?
The general message here is: Honda better not keep sitting so self-righteously comfortable on their laurels just because...for now anyway..some of the negative attention has been on Toyota. Mazdas were rusting prematurely in the early 2000's and that cost them customers. Ford and Chrysler have lost many due to bad autos and head and exhaust manifold issues, and do i even need to mention some of the cr&p GM has been trying to sell us thru the 2000's?
My message to Honda would be to not get too comfy. And follow their conscience and do the right thing without making people have to be aggressive or threatening in order to get them to do the right thing. Knowing what, and doing the right thing is not complicated.
#1805 of 2218 Re: Any Updates on Class Action Lawsuit? [schondaguy]
Dec 31, 2010 (11:53 pm)
I don't know of any but i have a 2001 honda CRV and had to have the A/C compressor replaced at 36, 000 miles! now the blower motor is out.
#1806 of 2218 Re: Problem with A/C and Heater blower [janiceinga]
Dec 31, 2010 (11:57 pm)
i had my a/c compressor go out at 36k miles on my honda crv 2001; now there is a loud whooshing sound from glovebox when i turn on heat. took to a closed shop today but mechanic/owner came out and told me it's the blower motor and will cost several hundred dollars. shouldn't this be an easy fix? the compressor was just replaced 7 months ago for 1500 dollars.
#1807 of 2218 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues [vivianz]
Feb 13, 2011 (1:13 pm)
Shucks, my AC compressor locked up (2000 CR-V) at about 70K and a dealer in Florida quoted me $3000 to replace everything in the system because the nature of the failure had almost certainly polluted all the plumbing. I told him to cut off the belt (the engine wouldn't even turn over at that point) , that cost me $90, and I've been driving it for 75K since then. I can't resell it with no AC unless I ship it to Alaska, so I'm kind of stuck with it.
I won't buy another Honda.
#1808 of 2218 2000 CR-V leaking something
Feb 13, 2011 (1:18 pm)
It leaks a small puddle when parked. It's not oil because it doesn't stain the driveway. It doesn't smell like antifreeze. Is it ATF? it drips down from the edge of the air dam under the right side of the engine but the stuff is spread all over the bottom of everything. Help!
#1809 of 2218 Re: Any Updates on Class Action Lawsuit? [schondaguy]
Feb 16, 2011 (11:39 am)
I spoke with the NJ Lawfirm handling the class action lawsuit against Honda today Feb 16th, 2011. Today the lawfirm confirmed Honda has entered into a settlement agreement pending court approval. Settlement amounts will vary according to mileage when your vehicles air conditioning system failed. Settlements would rage as low as 15% on up, it will all be based on mileage of the vehicle when the system failed.
Unfortunately for Honda Owners a new lawsuit has been filed for defects in the Honda Civic. If you own a 2006 or 2007 Civic please read the information below and go to www.honda-lawsuit.com to register for the settlement.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, and
Strategic Legal Practices, APC, have filed a proposed class action lawsuit
against Honda relating to reported design defects in 2006 and 2007 Honda Civic vehicles. A copy of the Complaint can be found here: Honda Civic Premature Tire Wear Complaint Due to the reported defects in these vehicles the rear tires on these vehicles can suffer from "cupping" and premature tire wear. Our investigation reveals that Honda sometimes denies warranty coverage for repairs caused by these defects.
Please pass this information along to all your friends and family who own a
Honda. We all work to hard for our money to be ripped off by this major world auto maker.
My CVR was the first Honda product I purchased and it will be the last! The air conditioner cost nearly $2000 to repair, I am now on my 3rd set of tires in less than 70,000 miles (it eats them up), and the interior is falling apart.
If you are thinking about buying a Honda, think twice they are NOT the cars they use to be and Honda Motor Company has no integrity.
#1810 of 2218 Re: Any Updates on Class Action Lawsuit? [pspmac]
Feb 16, 2011 (11:55 am)
Thank you for letting us know! I actually emailed the firm this weekend seeking a reply. Haven't heard from them yet. I had this issue twice with my 2005 CRV, and paid out 1300.00 and 1500.00 respectively. I really hope that we all get some kind of relief for all our trouble!
#1811 of 2218 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues [nicomp]
Feb 20, 2011 (7:41 am)
My 2003 crv a/c has gone out three times. It had 210,000 miles, the last time, and seems to go about 70,000 miles between a/c failure.
I forget how many thousand it cost the first time. However, the second time, a friend took me to a small shop on the other side of Houston. There they fixed it for under a grand ($). The third time - amazingly - I found a small shop just a few blocks from my house. They fixed it for under $800.
Shop around. Make sure the repair shop will give you a warranty, good for at least three months and 3000 miles. Ask some friends to recommend repair shops. If you go to a dealer or a fancy place, you'll pay a fancy price.
#1812 of 2218 My Honda Accord Hatchback a/c went out years ago
Feb 21, 2011 (5:47 am)
Interesting that I found this post. It's time for a new car, so I'm researching CRVs as a possibility. I couldn't help but notice all these posts about the a/c and the compressor, because the last (and only) time I've owned a Honda, that's what happened to me, and caused me to buy a new car at that time. I owned a Honda Accord Hatchback. I put low mileage on cars, and I'd owned it for about 10 years, so it had I guess about 70,000 miles on it. It was going to be an expensive repair, so instead of doing that, I opted to buy a new car instead. The a/c had never been great, anyway (I live in a very hot area). So...I'm wondering if it's not a CRV problem at all, but rather, just a Honda issue. I thought at the time, though now I don't remember why, that it was the type of compressor that Honda was using. Maybe a mechanic told me that. Just not a good compressor? So when I had to buy a new car, I checked out the CRV that existed at that time (140 hp, tail door opened sideways). I checked it out twice on 95 degree weather days; the CRV didn't cool off the car in a reasonable amount of time (15 to 20 minutes), whereas other cars did. I ended up buying a Subaru Forester. NOW, though, the CRV has made major improvements, so I'm seriously considering it. But this a/c problem has me concerned that Honda's a/c problems are continuing, and that it's intentional (that is, they purposely provide low quality compressors to cut sales price). I may hold off buying for awhile, so I can test the car in hot weather again.
#1813 of 2218 Re: My Honda Accord Hatchback a/c went out years ago [bpollen]
Feb 21, 2011 (12:31 pm)
You might want to think twice before you consider purchasing a Honda. In addition to the A/C problems there are also issues with tires, electrical window switches, and the interiors do not hold up well.
You also have to remember dealers showed their true colors when they played dumb and scammed customers on the air conditioning repairs. Honda USA has demostrated total lack of responsibility for major service issues. Unfortunately for Civic owners another class action has been filed due to the tire configuration. If I remember correctly the CRV is also built on the Civic frame. Personally I will never purchase another Honda vehicle due to the poor quality, service issues, and most of all Honda USA poor customer relations. There are too many other vehicles out there to consider, for a CRV isn't in the running.
Also you might want to go on line to Topix and read what other CRV owners have said about their vehicles and Honda, it's not pretty.