Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 9:42 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1941 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [isellhondas]
Sep 14, 2011 (7:19 am)
I don't believe people expect their cars to last forever! However, I do believe that if a car is well maintained, it should last longer than 188,00 or 154,000 miles. I agree with your comment regarding components failing on their CRV after 188,000 or 154,000 miles, but not big money components (a/c compressors, catalytic converters, etc.)! We have had 9 hondas in our family because they have been very reliable autos and we have been very diligent regarding maintenance on each one. We have a 1988 honda Accord with over 500,000 miles and yes we have had to replace items (batteries, tires, water pumps, alternator, door motors) but still have original motor and still have original a/c that works!! We take care of our cars and expect them to do the same, that's why we have been happy with Hondas and definitely know what to expect, but our newest one the 2003 has been a big disappointment so we may have to reconsider, and Honda Corporation is definitely not helping!
Thanks for asking
#1942 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [isellhondas]
Sep 14, 2011 (8:02 am)
We expect a company putting defective products on the market to admit it and fix it. It is that simple.
#1943 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [txterry]
Sep 14, 2011 (9:44 am)
" It should last longer than 188,000 or 154,000 miles"
I guess I have to disagree. Those are a LOT of miles and things are going to fail.
Kudos to you for your 500,000 mile Accord. You must maintain it very well.
Maintenance has no effect however in the life of an A/C compressor. There is really no "service" to do. If they need freon is's generally because there is a leak somewhere.
#1944 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [jeffmguida]
Sep 14, 2011 (9:51 am)
I ubnderstand and I agree with you.
I don't think, however that a failed A/C compressor on a 8 year old car with over 100,000 miles was because of a "defect".
Just the effect of years and miles. Nothing lasts forever.
You're right, it is that simple!
#1945 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [isellhondas]
Sep 14, 2011 (11:06 am)
Then how do you explain my 2004 CRV? It's A/C compressor
imploded at just 20,000 miles....
#1946 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [loulove]
Sep 14, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Well, of course, that's unacceptable and I'm sure it was covered under warranty.
Complaining about a failed A/C compressor at 180,000 plus miles is a different story. Tough luck but hardly a "defect".
#1947 of 2218 '06 Civic LX...Bad Compressor at 32k Miles
Sep 14, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Just found out I need a new compressor and not to happy. What should I do and who should I call at Honda to complain? I've done some work at the dealer...a few TSB's among them. Any help would be greatly appreciated folks. Is there a lawsuit pending on this issue?
My 1st Honda and still love the car but annoyed with the compressor situation!
#1948 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [isellhondas]
Sep 14, 2011 (8:00 pm)
20,000 miles but when a car is seven years old, it is not under warranty anymore.
Cost me nearly $1400, Honda reduced it from $3400. The car has never been driven more than 2 to 3 times a week since being purchased new. I find that unacceptable. So my CRV is my eighth and last Honda.
#1950 of 2218 Re: I'm curious... [loulove]
Sep 15, 2011 (5:16 am)
I'm having trouble understanding here.
Not using an A/C can be hard on them too as seals dry out.
You have a seven year old car that is four years out of warranty.
Honda agrees to step up to the plate and eat 2000.00 out of a 3400.00 job.
It sounds to me that they wasted their money trying to please you.
You still find this action "unacceptable" and as a result, you will never buy another Honda?
I hope you are able to find a perfect car somewhere that never, ever gives you any kind of a problem.
After a lifetime in retail I have learned that doing a customer a favor rarely pays off and this is a great example of this.