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You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1997 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [gman06]
Sep 26, 2011 (10:21 am)
Okay, we finally heard from Honda America and they said they would cover, wait, wait, $286 of it. The dealership, who by the way we have not done any business with in the past for anything, said that was a horrible response and offered to make up the cost to even it out at $2500 being the cost instead of $3500. That was real nice of them, but very disappointed in Honda America.
The shop next to the school I teach at said they could be able to do it for $1300 instead, so I will probably take it to them, get through the winter and trade it in for something like, a Toyota.
My mom has a 2008 CRV and it just had a recall on it's transmissions. She also had to replace the tires after 25,000 miles previously and has had other mechanical issues with it. She was going to go get some more stuff done to it, but she has decided to trade it in now after all this with our CRV and her's.
Honda's were great for a while, but now I think we are moving on without them.
#1998 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [darb0213]
Sep 26, 2011 (2:02 pm)
Didn't Toyota just have a huge recall and serious problems with unwanted acceleration and deaths?
#1999 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [chicagoish]
Sep 26, 2011 (6:01 pm)
Yes they did, and admitted to it and took care of it and their customers.
#2000 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [darb0213]
Sep 26, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Based on the prices both on the internet and the dealership, about $1800-$2000 is probably for the parts, and the rest is for the labor.
The poor folks at the dealership have to take the brunt of the customer's fury. I'm sure they have seen the sheer magnitude of the a/c system problems--I feel for all the mechanics and service managers as well as for the vehicle owners, like you and me.
I know you are appreciative of the dealership's offering to make it as right as they can, but I wouldn't blame you for taking it to the shop that would do the job for $1200.00 less.
I replaced my compressor and condenser (with new dryer included) for about $450.00. The parts were new from Oreilly Automotive and came with a lifetime warranty. But, I did the work myself as I do this for a living. The system was back-flushed very thoroughly. One cannot back-flush these condensers, though, due to their design. Some or most of the debris will stay trapped inside.
You and I have something in common with a lot of other people; we are very disappointed in Honda America.
#2001 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [darb0213]
Sep 29, 2011 (7:33 am)
From what I read, it was all due to driver error, not a defect of a Toyota product! Funny how once the truth was discovered, the complaints suddenly vanished. I think Toyota changed the pedal design and tweaked the mats to show that they at least took the situation seriously. But Toyota was cleared of any wrong doing or poor design. Please do the research and let me know what you find out!
#2002 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [sandman_6472]
Sep 29, 2011 (6:53 pm)
It was sad to read and hear about the sheer number of greedy people or people that were hurting financially due to the economic downturn (whatever the case may be) that jumped on that bandwagon.
My memory of the account is the same as your memory and darb0213's memory of the account. It seems Toyota was mostly vindicated on this issue.
#2003 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [gman06]
Oct 01, 2011 (9:51 am)
Absolutely. Thanks for your post!!
#2004 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [sandman_6472]
Oct 01, 2011 (10:03 am)
he study by NASA into Toyota’s electronics, which was ordered by Congress last year, confirms the traffic safety administration’s original determination that the acceleration problems that led to the recall of nearly eight million Toyota cars and trucks in 2009 and 2010 were mechanical, caused either by gas pedals snagging on floor mats or sticky gas pedals that didn’t retract when drivers released them.
#2005 of 2218 Re: 2002 crv gone bad a/c [chicagoish]
Oct 01, 2011 (11:06 am)
In the very same article:
"But in a separate study of Toyotas involved in accidents, the agency concluded that most cases of sudden acceleration were probably because of drivers stepping on the gas when they thought they were stepping on the brake".
Notice to vehicle drivers: The big pedal on the left is for braking (for standard transmission vehicles, the big pedal in the middle is for braking) and the small pedal on the right is for accelerating.
And I didn't care much for the author's statement that congress 'MUST' pass the bill to mandate brake override and event recorders. That would place the cost of any vehicle out of the range of most people's budgets and place an extraordinary burden on all automakers. It's fine to state that as opinion, but he or she should not have used the word 'MUST' in that context.
The one thing the author is correct about is that Toyota should not have dragged their feet so long before issuing a recall concerning the floor mat interference. It was an easy fix and could have saved a lot of problems for them down the road.
It's quite telling that the author's name is not listed with his/her article.