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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1913 of 2218 Has anyone else heard this?
Aug 15, 2011 (1:09 pm)
Well, now I join the CRV "Black Death"club. 2001 CRV. Never, ever heard anything about this all the time I've owned Honda's and that's since 1979. Called Honda and we'll see what they come up with but my quote on the cost is almost $4,000.00- for a 10 year old car. But now we're spooked because we have a 1999 CRV too.
We take very good care of our cars and got 360,000 miles on a Civic, so we weren't thinking of buying anything else for quite a while. Now I'm not sure I'll be inclined to go back to Honda.
What really gets me is that we had dropped the extended warranty on the 2001 as generally, as the car gets older, its not worth it. Had I EVER been informed by anyone at any Honda dealership or by Honda itself of the "Black Death" malady, I'd have kept that warranty. I'll have to dig up that paperwork and see if the warranty covers the AC.
I've been told the following:
That as of February, the compressor's have been updated and improved.
That the 99's don't seem to have the problem? ( I've read a lot of the posts but not all, that's what American Honda said)
That the Accord does not seem to have this problem. We have a 1998 Accord.
I am most interested in the idea that the compressor seems to have finally been updated. Whether that is a fix for the problem remains to be seen. Has anyone else been told that the compressor has been updated?
I am tempted to sell the 2001 but I can't do that until the AC is fixed and good luck getting enough to make it worthwhile.
Do the Acura small SUV's have the same AC issues?
#1914 of 2218 Re: 08 CR-V [clapearce]
Aug 15, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I also have an 08 CR-V, 44k miles. My A/C is making a ton of high pitched squeal that started last week. Typically, it makes noise under acceleration or braking and lasts for 2-10 seconds. I have an appointment in a couple days, so we'll see what they say. $186 just to look at it. That makes me mad that I even have to deal with this.
Already I had to bring the CR-V into the body shop for small rust spots that began to appear on the liftgate. This was covered by the paint warranty. I'm hoping for something similar here, but I'm not too optimistic. For all the Hondas I've owned, especially those that went 150k+, there's ZERO excuse for a major system to go after only 44k. What's happened to the Honda quality that I remember? This is like the Ford of yester-year that required a new transmission after 50k. It happened to my family, so keep the flames down.
Anyway, we'll see what happens soon enough.
#1915 of 2218 What happens when AC fails in other cars?
Aug 15, 2011 (2:40 pm)
What normally happens when when the AC fails (Compressor) in other cars? Does that produce the metal shavings shower of the Honda compressor?
In other words, whether due to age or whatever, what is a "normal" failure about, if one can use that term? If the compressor seizes, does that contaminate the rest of the system like the CRV compressor does?
Is there any reason to trust, as I've asked above, that an updated compressor is going to be much better? And isn't the fact that they are finally coming out with one, finally indicative that they admit they have a problem? Someone just tried to tell me it's taken Honda a while to research this problem. What? Like 7 or more years?
#1916 of 2218 Re: Now let's not get carried away [stevedebi]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:54 am)
I'm still slogging through this site and several have mentioned losing power and a couple in places that could have caused accidents.
Mine lost power. Fortunately, it was a slow speed in light traffic in a suburban area.
Yes, they can and do lose power and that IS a safety issue.
#1917 of 2218 Re: Now let's not get carried away [wasfan]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:02 am)
My 2005 CRV lost power three times just after I bought it. The ignition sensor would flash and the car stopped working suddenly while I was on the road. Once I was on the highway!
I might have had 15,000 miles at most on it the last time it happened. When I took it into the dealership, of course they couldn't replicate the problem. One mechanic did say that he'd seen that issue once before and asked if I kept my phone in the glove box or any of the storage areas in the dash. Yes, I kept my Blackberry in the glovebox sometimes.
Once I stopped doing that, I never had that the issue again. I guess the Blackberry was interfering with the wireless key ignition. I thought it was just a key. Turns out, keys have wireless sensors in them which transmit a signal the car. Who knew?
#1918 of 2218 Re: CR-V Compressor [elzregina]
Aug 16, 2011 (1:32 pm)
Has anyone else been told that the basic life expectancy of and compressor is 120,000 miles? That is important information and very forthcoming of the Regional Case Manager.
How do you find the Regional Honda Managers?
#1919 of 2218 2004 Honda CR-V A/C Compressor
Aug 16, 2011 (9:11 pm)
My Dad bought a 2004 CR-V new and at 24k miles the A/C blew up and was replaced by Honda. They said at the time that the system was "over pressureized" and that cause the compressor to desinigrate. At about 70k miles the same thing happened but this time Honda said that it was an unlucky thing to have happen and my Dad paid $3k to get it fixed with a whole new A/C system. Now at 133k miles the same thing happened again and we put a new compressor in the car and are selling it. The car has been great otherwise but the A/C is a total lemon piece of crap. Honda needs a class action suit slapped on them.
#1921 of 2218 Very Disappointed in Honda!!
Aug 22, 2011 (9:35 am)
I have just been told by Honda Corporation that there is nothing they can do about my 2nd A/C Compressor going out after 188,000 miles on a 2003 Honda CRV EX. We are a Honda Family having purchased 10 hondas in the past and still owning a 1988 Honda Accord with 500,000+ miles on it and still going strong.
After stating this to the rep, she said there was nothing they could do because it was out of warranty, (36 mths/36,000 miles). I explained to her that I had contacted several Honda Dealers in the area and they were having several hondas come in with this issue.
The dealer (Sterling-McCall Honda/Spring) is quoting us $4,840.17 for repair! Retired and hot (100+ degrees in Spring, TX for the past 15 days) not much of a solution for me other than burn!!
#1922 of 2218 Re: 08 CR-V [skydivermn]
Aug 22, 2011 (9:47 am)
Seems that my problem is probably a faulty expansion valve. This is common on the '08 Japanese CR-Vs, but not on the Alabama ones. Either way, the mechanics were not sure about the issue as the problem didn't manifest itself. I'll bring it in at a later date when the squealing is happening. Sorry about all the other people with far more major issues.... Good luck with those!