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You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1841 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [lesliechan31]
Apr 15, 2011 (7:08 pm)
You have already been raped by Honda....there will be no recall until people die from no air conditioning...there is a class action lawsuit .. Google search: Honda class action lawsuit..Good luck with that one too...
My suggestion: Print out these postings ... go back to the dealer, tell them it has been a constant problem since 2003 CRV's because of their redesign of the ac unit; the holes are too small and implodes taking out the entire ac system.. Honda has repaired this at no charge, on vehicles more than once. If no luck, go to an independent, call Honda American, give them the same story ... they reimbursed 1/2 of mine. GET RID OF THE CAR, My 2004 went out at just under 50k miles; repaired at independent (because I was not aware of these postings), HA reimbursed 1/2; it went out again in 3 months (this time covered by warranty). I traded the car in on a 2010 Toyota RAV 4.
#1842 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [rrubyy]
Apr 16, 2011 (8:31 am)
What holes being too small are you referring to?
Did you get the 4 or 6 cylinder in the RAV4? Does it have similar fuel consumption, assuming both are AWD?
#1843 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [samm43]
Apr 16, 2011 (9:30 am)
Don't remember what holes the mechanic referenced. As I recall the mechanic said because of this - the condenser freezes up, implodes, spewing metal fragments throughout taking out the entire ac system.
In Arizona, ac is a MUST HAVE not a luxury. The RAV 4 is 4 cylinder, gas mileage averages 26 mph Good luck.
#1844 of 2218 Re: Yeah... [isellhondas]
May 04, 2011 (4:31 pm)
"...Original tires still had good tread at 49,000 miles but I cut one on a piece of metal in the road and decided to just replace them all. ..."
Just to chime in here, I also had a 2003 EX AWD, and my tires lasted for about 44K. Must have been a good year...
I also had the rear fluid changed at 30K as a precaution.
#1845 of 2218 Re: Found a web site that sells complete AC kit [euroison]
May 12, 2011 (2:08 pm)
I followed the link to the new air conditioner kit. Looks good. I called them and talked to them about a 3 year warranty.
Have you had yours installed? If so have you had nay problems with it so far.
#1846 of 2218 Re: Found a web site that sells complete AC kit [hondaguy21]
May 14, 2011 (6:55 am)
My AC went out at 60000 miles and Honda said they would not repair it. What is the link for the AC compressor kit? Also have you installed it? Any info would be greatly appreciated as last year I suffered horribly with no air in Ohio. Thanks so much
#1847 of 2218 Re: Found a web site that sells complete AC kit [carol4011]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 14, 2011 (11:24 am)
It's in post 1836 above.
#1848 of 2218 Re: Found a web site that sells complete AC kit [steve_]
May 19, 2011 (8:47 am)
For those of you wanting to delete the compressor, the belt you need is 56". This went on a 2008 with 136K miles. First time it went out. I had to make a tool to release the tensioner.
#1849 of 2218 Re: Worth a/c repairs at $2100? [autoowner2]
Jun 15, 2011 (9:46 am)
I have 2004 CR-V, the dealer quote me $4100.00 to replace the whole system. my body replaced it for me for $375.00
It turned out I only need compressor, not whole system. The compressor kit was from a 2006 Civic, he compare the part number, they are the same, and so far over a year, it is still working great.
#1850 of 2218 Re: Black Death [booger53]
Jun 15, 2011 (1:16 pm)
To Booger53...I have the same problem with my 2005 CRV. The dealer offered $1000 of the $3200 however I cannot afford $2200. I have tried to resolve with American Honda but have been met with the rudest people in customer service. I was told that my car has too many miles for them to offer any financial assistance. I am trying to find out more about the "area rep" you mention. How did you know who to contact and do you have more information on how I can find out who my area rep is? PS - it is now 105' in Tucson AZ