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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#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.
#2092 of 2218 Only 2002-2004 Years Covered By Lawsuit
Aug 26, 2012 (7:08 am)
I have had this issue twice with my 2005 CRV, and am not going to be compensated what so ever becuase the 2005 was not inlcuded in the years to be covered. Only 2002-2004 qualify. I would really love to know why that is, when without a doubt, the design was the same and the issue occurs in the 2005 as well. So completely upsetting. I can say with 100% certainty I will never buy from Honda again. As a Quality Assurance professional, I this is just disgraceful.
#2093 of 2218 Re: Only 2002-2004 Years Covered By Lawsuit [beesquared]
Aug 26, 2012 (8:13 am)
Because lawyers are involved, no doubt.
#2094 of 2218 Re: claims deadline [crvowner2003]
Aug 26, 2012 (8:37 pm)
Update to my last post from Aug. 19,2012.... The class action lawsuit administrator would not help me because the deadline had passed for the settlement which was August 16th, 2012. I turned in the paperwork on time but not the receipts. They said that although I only had 45600 miles because my year is 2003, my car was too old and therefore I was not included in the reimbursements of the class action suit! So instead of just excluding all of us who did not meet the guidelines (mileage or age of car) of the lawsuit we are automatically included and cannot go after Honda separately unless we opted out of the lawsuit back in Feb. 2012. What a racket!
I inherited this car after my Mom's death, the Honda rep was told this. It only had 13000 miles when I got the car and the Honda representative working with the Honda dealer said that I was considered a "second owner and the car is old so what did I expect!' Can you believe this! What a rude and disrespectful comment to make!
Honda never was willing to admit the problem with the AC system, but they said they were willing to give me "goodwill." I was able to get Honda to reduce my parts by 50% and then the dealer reduced the installation by 50% after I continue to complain that the whole system should be covered or at the very least paid out identical to the class action suit. After all was said and done I paid $1750 out of pocket. I was glad to not pay the $3700 originally quoted but I am still upset that I had to pay anything at all. My car has very low mileage and there is absolutely no reason why it should need a whole new AC system because of a Black Death failure. Honda is very aware of this AC problem and should offer to replace every AC that fails. This is a defected item and the lawsuit did not go far enough to include the rest of us.
That is no way to run a business nor have repeat customers. I am hoping that this AC failure does not happen again as it has happened to others. Honda of America says they have never heard of any AC's needing to be replaced more than once. That is another lie!