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#1872 of 2218 Az Heat and CRV Ac Issue
Jul 14, 2011 (7:12 pm)
So my honda 2004 crv's ac went out last year towards the end of summer. We thought it must be just freeon issue..got it checked from Meineke for free and found out it was compressor problem. I contacted Honda America after reading all the posts. They asked me that they can only help if I get it diagnosed from Honda dealer. Well had to spend $110 for diagnosis the dealer quoted $3950 ....Well honda america spoke with the dealer and they are ready to reduce the price to $2300 where as Meineke is ready to do the same service for $1400..The Honda America customer service is the worst I have come across. rude agents and they dont care a damn about u..I wasted $110 thinking they might be fair considering I have another Honda Accord and nothing....We all need to get together and do something about this issue..Well if noone has died someone could die definately in 110 degrees here in Arizona. I cant find the lawsuit anywhere as well....We have to do something seriously.....
Jul 15, 2011 (3:18 pm)
We are owners of a 03 CRV. (low mileage) We were informed this morning by our independent mechanic that our AC compressor seized and the AC system needs $1400 worth of repairs. Called our Honda dealer to get this documented and their diagnosis. This is Friday, they are booked until Wed.
(It's going to be in the mid 90's all next week) but I guess it doesn't really matter since we were informed that many of the parts related to this problem are not available and they have no idea when they will be. (Columbus, Ohio) I have not read any other posts about parts not being available. Also, went to the class action lawsuit website that is mentioned all over online, and all I could find was a form to fill out over a Civic tire problem. Very frustrating and I know this is only the beginning............
#1875 of 2218 done w Honda for ever
Jul 15, 2011 (4:16 pm)
hi chiokaren...Honda of America will refer you to dealership and both agree on price..mine was $1500. Done it at a private shop for $1000. It took a week. I'm done w Honda for ever ...good luck.
#1876 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [rrubyy]
Jul 16, 2011 (1:39 pm)
I have the same issue too.... frustrating.... I bought my 2004 Honda CRV used w/ 66, 000 miles on it last year and bought a Powertrain Plus warranty for 24,000 miles... I am just under that 24,000 by 400 miles and last week the air compressor blew... The dealer and the warranty company went back and forth on what the warranay company would be responsible for... The dealer had my car for 1 week, I get the car back yesterday, told I got a new compressor along w/ other parts of the motor that needed to be repaired and guess who has warm air blowing out of their air conditioner again??? Hubby is going back to the dealer... I know it's not the dealer's fault, but someone needs to get this right.... I had a 1998 CRV and never had this issue, that's why I went back to one....
Jul 17, 2011 (4:21 am)
Update to earlier post- I have done so much research over this issue since this happened to us and we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that the worst part of this fiasco is it doesn't matter who fixes the AC or what is replaced, or how much money we throw at it, the AC is just going to stop working again at some point down the road. Oh, how I wish I knew the percentage of CRV owners with repeat failures, since there are numerous posts from owners who had the entire AC system replaced by Honda and still had a repeat failure. Went back to the class action lawsuit website, looked closer, and at the top of the registration form for Civic tire problems there is a link that takes you to the registration form for CRV AC problems. And no, I don't think this is going to be some miracle that will just fix everything. The last time we had the CRV serviced at Honda the service manager told me we would get 200,000 miles out of it. He didn't mention it would be without AC. Hope this helps someone else.
#1878 of 2218 let's do something
Jul 17, 2011 (6:17 am)
it seeems we're so many of us frustrated w this issue...let's all sign a petition and send it to Honda of America...and boycott CRV's. if the new model ones have same problem we should inform "Consumer's Report" so others don't fall into the same problem...
#1879 of 2218 Re: I now have this same problem [nwalz37]
Jul 17, 2011 (7:43 am)
Hi, me too from Vermont. 2004 CR-V, 84K, found "used" compressor for $300, another $300 to install, no AC. Wish I saw this thread a couple weeks ago but probably still woulda tried the fix. Gonna fill out complaint form tho', whathehell.
#1880 of 2218 2004 CRV AC History
Jul 18, 2011 (10:05 am)
My experience with 2004 Honda CRV - original equipment compressor lasted 4 years; 1st replacement (not from a Honda dealer) lasted 15 months; 2nd replacement (not from a Honda dealer) lasted 20 months. I am now facing a 3rd replacement. Four compressors in 7+ years. Honda has a serious design problem - original equipment and replacement market. After the original equipment compressor failed, Honda America said they would consider a "good will" warranty payment for a portion of my 1st replacement cost but they eventually refused. The sad part of this (and it is my fault), I purchased a 2009 Honda CRV.
#1881 of 2218 2007 have this issue?
Jul 19, 2011 (4:45 pm)
My wife's CR-V seems like it is not cooling out of the blue. I this an '07 problem as well??