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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2082 of 2218 Re: Update - DENIED! [jennyp3]
Aug 09, 2012 (10:07 am)
You may call this a lecture about, 'Taking the Good with the Bad.'
My 2003 CRV EX is within 300 miles of having 250,000 miles. I just figured out that the a/c has gone-out four times in the past. Now, it has suddenly started making a weird whinning noice each time I turn it on. (It also makes this noice when I turn on the defroster, because the defroster switch turns on the compressor. (In the past, the a/c has simply stopped.)
Anyway, if it's another "Black Death," than this will make it a precise 'once per 50,000 mile' event.
Here's the deal. I've never had a car/truck last nearly so many miles. So overall, I forgive Honda, and I consider it the best car deal I've ever had.
#2083 of 2218 claims deadline
Aug 17, 2012 (2:13 pm)
I just went to the lawsuit website, as I am in the process of having my CRV ac replaced. The deadline for claims was yesterday.
#2084 of 2218 Re: claims deadline [scopes]
Aug 19, 2012 (2:02 pm)
I have a 2003 CRV with 45600 miles. On August 16th my AC died a "Black" death. $3700 in labor and repair. I also looked at the lawsuit and it expired on the same day of the black death. Unfortunately it says that all repairs and receipts needed to be postmarked on August 16th. I sent info to the lawsuit administrator requesting to be included in the reimbursements but told there is no guarantee. I am asking Honda of America to pay but no word from them either. I opened a case with Honda. I dont want to pay the $3700 out of pocket unless I know that some where I can get reimbursed. If anyone has any suggestions for me. please help.
#2085 of 2218 Re: Update - DENIED! [nicomp]
Aug 25, 2012 (5:34 pm)
> With all due respect, when something breaks at 100K miles Honda
> cannot be reasonably expected to make it better. My AC compressor
> locked up on my 2000 CR-V at 105K: the dealer wanted 3K in Florida to
> make everything better. I told them to cut off the belt (charged me $90
> for that 'service') and I've been driving it that way ever since, another
> 60K miles.
> Yes, the whole situation stinks, but the warranty was expired and I
> had not purchased any extended protection. That's my problem, not > > > Honda's.
Sorry Jenny. Ordinarily, you would be right. However when a part this expensive fails for so many people, so pervasively, it IS the manufacturers fault. CRV's can go over 250,000 miles, so having a $5000-$6000 component fail at just over 100K like this on so many customer's cars is not acceptable. That is why a class action lawsuit is a good idea. It will succeed. In fact Honda will probably solve the problem before it even gets into court.
Cars today all go over 1000K miles, especially brands like Honda. 100K is no longer the magic "dead car" mark for most cars.
#2086 of 2218 Re: Update - DENIED! [grumfan]
Aug 25, 2012 (6:37 pm)
I have replaced mine 3 times. I think that is certainly a little much. And this was within less than 3 years.
#2088 of 2218 Re: Update - DENIED! [grumfan]
Aug 25, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Jenny - also have to disagree. I would expect things to go wrong with a car at 100K, but since this is a known issue, I think Honda should have stepped up to the plate and taken care of this. In their eyes, it is not a recall since it is not a safety issue, but it should have been a recall since they are well aware of the defective a/c. I guess I was fortunate not to have the issue until my CRV hit 95K, but it was more painful since they knew of the problem. I doubt my next car will be a Honda only because of this.
#2089 of 2218 Re: 2005 compressor failure [jeff008]
Aug 25, 2012 (7:06 pm)
There are places marketing kits that contain all the parts that need to be replaced.
This page even lets you look up the kits by year of the CRV:
link to kits
Hope you can still use this info.
#2090 of 2218 Re: Need advice: 2004 CR-V AC [isellhondas]
Aug 26, 2012 (3:28 am)
isellhondas said: "..I understand your frustration but ALL cars can have problems of one kind or another."
Sorry, no. Not like this. And that is why Honda settled the class action law suit.
Everyone who is affected by this SHOULD be compensated by Honda. Furthermore, Honda SHOULD have compiled an engineering fix for this so that no one has to go through it twice.
There is no way in hell that fixing a broken AC compressor should cost $3000 to $6000 dollars. (prices quoted by Honda dealers).
#2091 of 2218 Re: Update - DENIED! [grumfan]
Aug 26, 2012 (4:17 am)
I didn't say it was not Honda's fault that the thing failed. I said it was not Honda's fault that I didn't buy an extended warranty.
PS> Cars do not 'all' go over 1000K miles. At 50K miles per year, that would take 20 years. Let me know how many 1992 vehicles you see on the road.
PPS> Regarding the premature tire wear that many people are mentioning: my CR-V is a FWD, not AWD, and it is very easy on tires. Perhaps that's the difference.