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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#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.
#2052 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [isellhondas]
May 21, 2012 (5:30 pm)
I expect some repairs on an older car, but,wow, my Honda CRV has been a money pit. Those repairs (and parts) are damned expensive. I guess the consumers magazines had me thinking I'd receive great service even after high miles. Instead, I poured thousands into it, always thinking that would be the last big repair. I did the a/c thing, now my heat isn't working and estimates are over a thou to fix it. I'm taking it for a trade.
#2053 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [harrypiels]
May 21, 2012 (7:07 pm)
I hate to have to be saddled with another car payment but I think if I have yet another major deal with mine, it is going as well. Very unfortunate because I thought I bought a car that would last me a long time and paid accordingly.
#2054 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sissytoo]
May 27, 2012 (11:05 am)
Hi, Whilst searching the Web in relation to a problem with my CRV Aircon (2008 model) I stumbled across this forum and have been shocked to read of all the issues with Honda air-conditioning systems. To cut it short, the green light on the dual control starting flashing and I was unable to obtain cool air. Honda diagnosed a control unit failure and advised £1000 plus fitting to put it right. Absolutely gutted that this problem should occur when the vehicle was just over 3 yrs old. Anyone had a similar issue or able to advice whether it would be worth asking an electronics engineer to check it out ? Otherwise I`ll have to start checking the breakers yards as there is no way I could stand a £1000 repair. Any advice welcome.
May 27, 2012 (1:35 pm)
It seems a different problem than the one in this thread, mate. For more satisfaction I's start a new thread with your specific problem ie "green light on the dual control starting flashing and I was unable to obtain cool air. Honda diagnosed a control unit failure" or something similar including year /model.
Best of luck