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#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.
#1815 of 2218 Re: My Honda Accord Hatchback a/c went out years ago [pspmac]
Feb 22, 2011 (2:28 pm)
I do in fact rotate my tires and keep them properly inflated. There are a number of other CRV owners who will also tell you it does not matter what you do, tires do not last on a CRV no matter how well you maintain them. It's a known problem which I suspect has now carried over into the Civic resulting in the most recent class action against Honda.
My CRV is a 2003 which I purchased new from the dealer after the 2004's came out. The AC went out at approximately 68,000 miles. I previously had low mileage failures with the electric window switches, brakes, tires, and the interior started falling apart several years ago. The finish on the steering wheel is coming off and the fabric is falling apart as well. I am not hard on cars nor do I use my CRV for anything other than driving around town or going to the airport. I have all maintenance and inspections performed according to Honda's recommendations.
I do intend on purchasing a new vehicle but after the serious lack of intergrity demostrated by both the dealer and Honda USA in regards to the known AC problems, you can rest assured my next purchase won't be a Honda product. I am not going to put another dime into my CRV as it is basically worthless now.
I have a 1992 Mercedes 190E I purchased used with over 70,000 miles on it at an auction years ago. Other than a few minor issues I have had no problem with the vehicle.
A Honda NEVER AGAIN IN MY HOUSE HOLD!