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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1889 of 2218 Whole AC system replaced
Jul 26, 2011 (2:22 pm)
My AC died last week . This is a 2005 CR-V LX 4AWD with 65k, my second CR-V from the same dealer. All maintenances done at the same place. So the manager know me and after I told him about maybe going for a Toyota (8p) he right there told me he will drop the dealer's charge(~$800) from the estimate $3800. Also he will call the Honda rep for his area and descuss the issue. Few hours later he called and told me Honda would pay 50%, so my bill is now $1400 and 12 months warranty . I would preffer $0 but better then $3800.
#1890 of 2218 Re: 02 CRV air conditioner failure [bostoncrv]
Jul 26, 2011 (2:25 pm)
Exatly the same happened to me. Changed the front brakes and 1 week later AC kaboom.
#1891 of 2218 Re: Compressor problems vs Country of Origin? [stevedebi]
Jul 26, 2011 (2:38 pm)
"J" production march 2005
#1892 of 2218 Resolution.......for the time being
Jul 26, 2011 (6:38 pm)
After 2 weeks with no AC (03 CRV), and exploring all our options, we ended up having the entire AC system replaced by our Honda dealer. Compared to some of the posts I've read, we were treated very well by our dealer. (It's not the dealer's fault) The estimate was $3200 in central Ohio. (no way we would or could have paid that) Honda paid 50% and the dealer took care of the details. We did not have to call Honda of America. This was all resolved the same morning we dropped the car off for diagnosis. So what's the problem? We will never trust the AC again. (We've read to many posts from owners with repeat failures) There is a 12 month warranty on the repair so we have a year to decide if we're going to keep the car. My advice to others after this very inconvenient, expensive and infuriating experience is to educate yourself before you make a decision about what course of action is best for your situation. There is no simple fix. Shellie, thanks for the link.
#1893 of 2218 2008 Honda CR-V AC died
Jul 27, 2011 (8:07 am)
My 2008 Honda CR-V AC has been working on and off for the last few months. Last week when the temperature reached record high of 118F with humidex, the AC completely died. The car's warranty expired a few months ago!
Sweating like crazy, I took the car to the local dealer, they told me my AC compressor is defective and needs to be replaced. They quoted me an after market AC compressor for about $1,000 and said Honda compressor price is much higher. If I could stand the heat, I would return the car to dealer as is because the lease is due early next year. But the summer has just started!
So I called Honda to complain and asked for compensation. Still in the process of negotiation with Honda and I know for sure Honda won't foot the bill.
I saw lots of posts on the Internet about older Honda CR-V model AC problem, anyone with a newer model Honda CR-V having AC problem just like me?
#1894 of 2218 Re: 02 CRV air conditioner failure [bostoncrv]
Jul 27, 2011 (12:23 pm)
We've had a similar week. I had my 120,000 mile maintenance and front brakes and rotors replaced last Monday (July 18, 2011) and the A/C compressor went out on Wednesday (July 20) of the same week. I have a 2005 CRV.
#1895 of 2218 Re: 2008 Honda CR-V AC died [fourwind]
Jul 27, 2011 (1:45 pm)
Most of us have had a catastrophic AC failure. There was no warning and no period where it was working on and off. It just suddenly seizes and breaks apart sending metal through the system.
#1896 of 2218 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues 
Jul 28, 2011 (7:34 am)
I just had my 2007 Honda CRV compressor replaced. The mechanic said he has seen this problem before. Something about the way the valves were made and the location of the Compressor on these cars. I called dealership and to see if they had heard of this and of course they said no. I had a friend fix it and he ordered the compressor which was hard to find for $500.00. So far it is working great. I plan to call the Honda myself.
#1897 of 2218 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues [trjr24]
Jul 28, 2011 (8:10 am)
My 2007 Honda CRV with 49,000 miles just had its compressor give up the ghost as well. The dealer is quoting me £1600 ($2400) to replace compressor, clutch, relay, and coil.
#1898 of 2218 CRV A/C Problems
Jul 29, 2011 (7:10 pm)
I have an 04 CR-V EX with 75k miles. My ac compressor went out 2 years ago at 63k I had to pay 25% of my repair which was still $470. Now my a/c is doing the exact same thing!!! I love my car, bought it new. It is my 6th new Honda. My son is getting ready to go to college so we were going to take his old truck and give him my CR-V and buy another new Honda....now with the ac going out again I don't think I will ever buy another Honda! They really need to step up and take care of this! There is too many of us out there with this problem for them not to know they have a design issue!