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#1896 of 2155 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues 
Jul 28, 2011 (8:34 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 2155 Re: CR-V: AC Compressor Issues [trjr24]
Jul 28, 2011 (9:10 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 2155 CRV A/C Problems
Jul 29, 2011 (8:10 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!
#1899 of 2155 Re: CRV A/C Problems [mprice5]
Jul 29, 2011 (10:00 pm)
Go with a Hyundai. Honda has dropped the ball too far on this and they are doing NOTHING for their customers. Ours won't knock off anything for ours. We are selling it to buy a Veracruz.
#1900 of 2155 RDX also got a/c compressor problems.
Jul 30, 2011 (7:59 pm)
Try google "acura rdx air conditioning problems".
Failure runs in the family!
Jul 31, 2011 (9:39 pm)
Wow. I am a long time Honda owner. My first new car was a 1976 Honda Accord (first year made).
I can't believe how Honda is treating their customers.
My 2004 CRV LX (that I purchased new) only has 20,400 miles and the a/c compressor imploded
July 24 while on a trip, in typical Georgia temps of 95 plus degrees. You HAVE to have air conditioning the better part of the year here.
I took it to the dealer, got the now well-known bad news that the entire system was contaminated
to the tune of $3200. Dealer called Honda and they reduced the price to $1343, which is a heck
of a lot better than the first price but still extremely disappointing.
I am retired and thought the car would last a long time, never dreamed I would have such a costly
repair. I am so disappointed in Honda that I would never buy another one. This car is my 8th
and last Honda.
The dealer said the kit they ordered (they will install Tuesday) is an "upgraded" compressor.
I'll never trust the car again. I might just trade it when the car market improves.
#1902 of 2155 Re: Me, too [loulove]
Aug 01, 2011 (12:06 am)
There is a potential class action lawsuit against Honda for this ac problem. A simple google will find you the lawyers involved. I personally am done letting companies do whatever they want to us.
#1903 of 2155 Re: Disgusting.. [jeffmguida]
Aug 01, 2011 (12:49 pm)
we have 2004 crv too!! ac compressor issue. whole thing was bad. i raised hell with honda and they covered half of 1350.00 dollar bill. only 675 out of our pocket! i have owned 10 honda's since 1990 and have never seen anything like this. i too cant believe honda hasnt recalled this issue.
#1904 of 2155 Re: Disgusting.. [sandyballs]
Aug 01, 2011 (12:56 pm)
I've been fighting with them since the diagnosis and the $1995 "minimum" estimate. So far no avail. Car is being sold next week and we are leaving Honda for good.
#1905 of 2155 Has this been fixed with new CR-V's ?
Aug 02, 2011 (10:09 am)
Has the AC issues been addressed with newer models? I am considering a new CR-V which I plan to keep a long time and don't want these types of problems. I get the Consumer Reports owners' survey data and they show a "Worse than Average" rating for Climate Systems which includes the AC, for 2004 and "Better than Average" for 2005, but from 2006-2008 are "Much Better than Average", the highest rating.