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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1854 of 2218 A/C system CRV
Jun 25, 2011 (4:33 pm)
I took my CRV 2004/90,000 miles to HONDA dealership today for oil/filter change and to replace engine air filter. Right after I left the shop, a couple of miles down the road my A/C broke. I went back to the dealership; they quoted me $ 3750 to be fixed. Could the dealership have messed up something while servicing my car that led to the A/C to fail? Any ideas? Did anyone have similar problems?Thanks
#1855 of 2218 Re: A/C system CRV [nighik]
Jun 25, 2011 (4:51 pm)
Count yourself as a "Lucky One", mine went out at 46K and again 2 months later. The dealer did not mess up ... HONDA messed up when they re-designed the ac unit.
#1856 of 2218 Re: A/C system CRV [rrubyy]
Jun 25, 2011 (7:32 pm)
You may be right. But this is what happened exactly: The A/C clutch or “plate” in front of the pulley/belt was missing (probably it fell down while I was driving to which the noise was attributed to). How could that have happened? Are you saying this is a bad design by Honda? Did any one else have exactly the same problem? Thanks.
#1857 of 2218 A/C system CRV
Jun 25, 2011 (8:41 pm)
After reading all these comments and on Topix.com as well, it seems it's definitely Honda's bad A/C design for this type of car. In my opinion, we should complain to Honda of America and to the DOT/NTSB or other Federal Agencies about this. It's highly treacherous to drive a car where the A/C locks-up or disintegrates while driving. Luckily I wasn't driving fast and there were no pieces of fragmented metal that fell off the A/C that did damage other parts of the engine. We should be on top of this. Thanks.
#1858 of 2218 Re: A/C system CRV [nighik]
Jun 28, 2011 (12:10 pm)
My 2002 CRV has had 4 different A/C compressors and now the 4th blew out yesterday. Last one was put on in May 2010. Just over a year ago. Why does Honda not see a problem here? The blinders must be large and tight to miss this one. Honda speaks that there vehicles hold their value. This CVR has no value when I have all these A/C repair costs annually. Todays economy (which is why I picked a CRV) does not make anual repairs in thousands possible. We do need to contact Honda of America and not take NO for an answer. I'm going to be a nuisance until they make it right!!!!!
#1859 of 2218 Re: A/C system CRV [pjr226]
Jun 28, 2011 (1:06 pm)
Good Luck with Honda .. they know there is a problem, however, no one has died because of no a/c .. so NO RECALL ... AND ... they will tell you that!!!
Why did it take you 5 a/c outages to discover this is CRapV is not worth the money?
Dumped mine after 2 outages in 3 months, with 46,000 miles on the 2004 CRapV.
#1860 of 2218 Re: A/C system CRV [pjr226]
Jun 28, 2011 (2:08 pm)
I feel for you. I have a 2004. We bought it in Spring 2005, and the first compressor failed that summer. It blew a compressor every summer through 2009. That would make the total 5. I haven't fixed the last one yet. The first two were done under the factory warranty, the second two under the extended warranty. This will be my second summer w/o A/C...in Las Vegas.
#1861 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [rrubyy]
Jun 29, 2011 (9:08 am)
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.
Getting rid of the car would imply destroying it. You merely passed on the problem onto someone else. Nice! (Not!!!)
Trading a problem car to a Toyota dealer who will in turn sell it to someone else, or auction, and the car ends up in hands of some single mother with 3 kids who can barely afford it... I guess your version of "pay it forward" is a little a skew...
#1862 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [blueiedgod]
Jun 29, 2011 (10:24 am)
Honda would not step up to the plate and buy the car back or even pay for the entire bill (which was MUCH LESS at an independent than at a dealer). If Honda had paid for the entire repair ($1900) I probably would still own the car. Way to go Honda. Not the way to keep product loyalty up.
Honda perpetuates the problem; I simply "cut my losses" and moved on.
Anyone buying a used car needs to do some research; that's what these car forums are all about - to inform prospective purchasers.
#1863 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [rrubyy]
Jun 29, 2011 (10:38 am)
By the way - my financial situation is not any better than the single mother with 3 kids you described. I am 65, only income is social security due to involuntary employment termination - unemployment ran out and forced to take "early social security"