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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2042 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sjphillips8]
May 07, 2012 (12:21 pm)
I read whatever I could find on the class action suit. It covers 15% up to mile 95000. After that you are out of luck. They never had a recall on this since it is not considered a "safety" issue. As far as what they want to charge, I would suggest going to a private auto repair shop if you have one you trust. Apparently Honda calls this issue the "black death" THere are a couple steps to fixing this and the shop I went to fixed the 1st step, then waited to see if the next step needed repair (it did) but then we were done after $1600. The next 2 steps didn't need to be fixed. They told me when people take their car directly to Honda, they just automatically replace everything whether it needs it or not. I was without my car for a week while they tested each step, but it was worth it so I didn't have to pay $2200.
#2043 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sjphillips8]
May 07, 2012 (6:37 pm)
I have had my AC replaced twice. It is hot here in Tennessee, humid, and I have to wear dress clothes on my job, which is not good in heat/humidity. Both times, I went to private mechanics instead of Honda. The first time, Honda quoted me a final bill of.....insert drumroll......$6000!!!!! They kept coming out with their clipboard, adding this and that, then finally flushing the whole system, and an estimate of $6000. Needless to say, I had my oil change and left.
#2044 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sissytoo]
May 09, 2012 (6:07 am)
I stopped going to the Honda dealer for service. I also got tired of the man with the clipboard trying to pad the bill. Has anyone gotten their checks from the airconditioning civil suit?
May 09, 2012 (6:24 am)
Has anyone received compensation after the 95,000 mile cut off?
#2046 of 2218 Re: Civil suit [lrd5530]
May 09, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Hi, class action booklet says no compensation after 8ys/96K. Website https://alinlitigation.com/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx
says re: payment- "It cannot yet be predicted. The Court will hold a final approval hearing on March 26, 2012 to decide whether to approve the settlement. If the settlement is approved, the payment of benefits to settlement class members who submit valid claims will be made within 45 days from the deadline for filing claims, assuming no appeals have been filed. In the event there are appeals filed, this would delay the process of payment of the claims." I can't even claim because work not "performed at an authorized Honda Dealership." "Performed" is right- what a circus.
#2047 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [nicomp]
May 10, 2012 (1:51 pm)
No flack from me! It's almost like people expect their cars to last FOREVER and never cause problems.
135,000 miles?? Nine years?? Hey, that's a lot of miles and a lot of years!
When this first came to light, before I retired, I asked our parts guys to check and see how many CRV compressors we had sold and the number was almost zero and no greater than any other Honda model.
Our 2003 with 62,000 miles is doing just fine but if it broke tomorrow I would consider it just "one of those things" that can happen on a nine year old car.
Yes, I'm in Seattle and temps don't get that high here. I understand this.
" I won't buy another Honda"...I understand your frustration but ALL cars can have problems of one kind or another.
#2048 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sjphillips8]
May 18, 2012 (12:09 pm)
Short Story:02 CRV
AC goes out
Mechanic, private, says= total replacement BUT talk to honda
Look on Emunds
Lots of people call this a NON recall but event Honda is aware of .
Some guy posts how to get Honda to pay
I do what he says
Honda replaces whole thing free because it is a hidden recalll
3000K saved-complete replacement
This was 2-4 years ago so post may be hard to find
Good luck but don't give up or pay the money!!!
May 18, 2012 (12:19 pm)
I'd like to see that post.. This fatal flaw is why I sold my 02 at 85K miles before it happened, at a great loss. I really liked the car.
#2050 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [isellhondas]
May 18, 2012 (1:18 pm)
I don't think 9 years and 135000 miles is a lot for a Honda, unless the company is grossly exaggerating their claims of longevity with their products. I had a 73 Pinto with close to 200000 and was still going strong when i sold it. I have a 2003 CRV and the air conditioning system has been replaced TWICE. Actually, the first time it was replaced, it lasted exactly a month and had to be redone again, so i guess you could say it has really been replaced three times. In less than 4 years. The last time was a have-to absolutely because the whole thing locked up and tore the belt off, leavng me and a small child stranded on the freeway, miles from home. I need air because I have to wear dress clothes to work in a professional job, and can't go to work with my hair a mess and sweating.....it is hot in Tennessee in the summer. While I really love my car, I am getting fed up with this and don't know if i would buy another at this point.
#2051 of 2218 Re: Honda a/c [shima1]
May 18, 2012 (1:19 pm)
I would like to see it as well. Have sunk a ton of cash into this, and sit on pins and needles for it to happen yet again, have zero confidence at this point.