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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2050 of 2155 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [isellhondas]
May 18, 2012 (2:18 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 2155 Re: Honda a/c [shima1]
May 18, 2012 (2:19 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 2155 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [isellhondas]
May 21, 2012 (6:30 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 2155 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [harrypiels]
May 21, 2012 (8:07 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 2155 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [sissytoo]
May 27, 2012 (12:05 pm)
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 (2:35 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
#2057 of 2155 $4800+ to fix AC?!
Jun 04, 2012 (10:03 pm)
Got quoted for $4800+ from dealer to fix AC on my 2003 with less than100k miles. How ridiculous is that?! Any advice? The dealership said it's NOT a manufacture defect and we should be happy it lasted that long. Argggg
#2058 of 2155 Re: $4800+ to fix AC?! [cysd]
Jun 05, 2012 (3:35 pm)
$4800 is ridiculous. Stay away from the dealerships. There are a few steps to fixing this, and they just fix all of them whether they need it or not. I went to a private shop and they fixed the first step, and tested it to see if the next step needed to be fixed. Honda calls this issue the "Black death" (yes, they have a name for it) I spent about $1600. They are the ones that told me the dealers just fix it all and the cost is closer to $3000. I am in OH, not NY city, but $4800 sounds insane. A few people have commented on here that we should expect issues at $100K, and of course I do, but since this was a known issue with Honda, they should have recalled the cars. They didn't because this is not considered a "safety" issue, but it is still bull.
#2059 of 2155 Re: $4800+ to fix AC?! [lrd5530]
Jun 05, 2012 (8:05 pm)
I am on my third repair for the AC system. And this has been within the last 3 years. By any stretch, that is ridiculous. it has gotten to the point I hate to even turn it on, expecting it to be shot again this year.