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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#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"
#1865 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [rrubyy]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:23 pm)
Mine went out today, 3pm on the freeway in 115 degree weather with my two kids in the car. By the time I made it 3 miles to the dealer, my little girl was beet-red in the backseat...but I guess it's not much of a safety issue, right? I sat in the waiting room searching this forum while waiting for the news on how bad it would be, glad I could at least be somewhat prepared for the $2K-$3,500 estimate they gave me. Of course it depends on how bad it is when they get in, blah blah blah. We'll find out when they start the work tomorrow, although I'm seriously wondering if I should keep the car or not?
It is a 2005 with 111K miles, I bought it new and have maintained it and paid for numerous other "small time" repairs over the past 6 years, you know, the kind of repairs you expect. This doesn't fall in that category and I'm seriously disappointed to be paying this much in a single repair with a Honda. I skipped the cheaper SUVs thinking that by paying a little more, I would be buying a solid, dependable car. Guess not. My first car was an '83 Accord that had over 185K miles on it and never needed any repair of this magnitude...how sad that Honda has sacrificed their fantastic reputation like this!
Ironically, I fought the "safety vs convenience" factor early on with my CRV-it was part of the faulty back-hatch-latch batch and it took the dealer 6 times to finally fix it right. Not covered under "lemon law" because it wasn't a "safety problem" (although not being able to lock the car seemed like a safety problem to me). I was super-patient through that process, now this? My husband owns a Fit and it is a fantastic car, but my CR-V seems cursed. I've had my eye on an Odyssey EX-L for the next family car, but this experience has me completely soured on Hondas and I'll be opting for the Sienna instead. Sorry Honda, I'm out.
#1866 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [azmommy]
Jul 01, 2011 (10:49 pm)
Dear AZ Mommy
How awful; but please don't question (shake your finger at me) over this being a safety issue. I totally agree it is.
Call American Honda and tell them and tell the Honda dealer. Better yet, tell the dealer it is documented by 100's of people on this forum - Honda needs to step up to the plate and do a "permanent fix" of this design flaw problem.
#1867 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [azmommy]
Jul 01, 2011 (11:38 pm)
I had a 96 Accord that was fantastic. I had the AC go on my 2002 CRV shortly after it was out of warranty....about 42K miles. Honda covered the whole repair and, at the time, I thought that was great. As I kept reading these forums, though, I felt like I was at a big risk for another failure to the point I hardly used my AC last summer. That doesn't work in Georgia. Traded it in on a Toyota Prius last October and couldn't be happier. I got a good trade-in value for it, but I had hoped it would have been a vehicle I could have kept longer. I don't like how Honda has denied the problem to customers. I would call it lying. I would think twice before buying another vehicle from them and it is one of the reasons I went for the Prius over the Fit.