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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2098 of 2218 Re: 2003 CRV with 36K A/C Just died [costlycars]
Sep 05, 2012 (3:40 am)
I loved my car and thought it the best i had ever owned but this has left me very discouraged. I have replaced this system three times. The first time, it locked up but the car still ran. Was in very hot weather, so replaced it soon after, and then again within the month as THAT system also locked up. Less than two years later, did it again after a major failure on the freeway, miles from home, with my young grandson with me. We were stranded on I-40 for hours, after dark, in the middle of nowhere. So far, is making noise again but not sure if it is the system or what. Stay tuned. If indeed it is, i will trade it as I am tired of putting up with this and as a single woman with a lot of driving in dead zones, I'm not keen on major malfunctions and with the heat here, need air. I bought the Honda because I thought it would last, but this has not been the case.
#2099 of 2218 Re: 2003 CRV with 36K A/C Just died [sissytoo]
Sep 05, 2012 (5:02 am)
I feel your pain! You buy a car at a premium price based on reliability, performance and reputation and end up with this. I wondered if each time you had your CRV AC fixed if you had it done at the dealer or was it aftermarket?
I am considering aftermarket as so many people have had 2 and 3 time failures with the OEM replacement. This goes to show the huge problem that Honda will not fix. Not to long ago they did the same thing with the Odyssey when they had transmission problems.
I really would like to know if any had good luck with aftermarket kits installed? It is about 1/2 the price.
#2100 of 2218 2008 ac stopped working abruptly!
Sep 05, 2012 (10:38 pm)
I have bought my 2008 Honda CRV new/used which means nothing but new to me but a used vehicle from the Carlot in Texas where I live. I have made 3 payments on it and today while driving my kids somewhere air was working perfect as it always has and all of the sudden the ac started blowing hot air instead of cold! I couldn't believe it! We live in Texas it was 102 degrees and my oldest has terrible asthma. He had an asthma attack before I could get him home... A bad one! I cannot be without air and don't have money to put out on this issue. Anyone have any ideas of what can be done about this? Please help!
#2101 of 2218 Re: Only 2002-2004 Years Covered By Lawsuit [beesquared]
Sep 12, 2012 (8:07 am)
This has just happened to my 2007. I called Honda America anyway to report the problem demand help for repair, etc. I doubt they will help but it cant hurt to bring it to their attention.
#2102 of 2218 Re: Honda CR-V AC Compressor Problems [robiela]
Sep 13, 2012 (10:04 pm)
I was not aware of the lawsuit and my compressor died at 86,000 on my 2002 CR v. Had it replaced with aftermarket (new compressor at my local mechanic. He has had to add gas twice since. Mystery leak somewhere and he added dye and found leaking schrader valve. After that the gas needed to be added to again. Other than that, I have towed the car for at least25,000 miles behind the coach and my wife left it idling and we towed 200 miles not only ONCE but she did it twice. So far no damage discovered. I hesitate to trade up because the roominess is gone from the new models.EXCELLENT AUTOMOBILE. I owned a n 87 Accord, 93 Legend and now the CR v and I still own the legend. I would never buy another brand.
#2103 of 2218 Lawsuit only for certain years?
Sep 19, 2012 (11:06 am)
So, "Only 2002-2004 qualify" for coverage, IF you filed with the lawsuit? IF Honda is settling with those that filed, isn't that some kind of defacto admission they screwed up? Are recalls with autos ONLY limited to life-threatening failures?
As a 2001 owner, who unfortunately got a 2002 compressor, as I understand some of the later 2001's got fitted with that, I'm out no matter what. I had other pressing things to take care of and haven't followed this as close after fighting with Honda over this.
And if a precedent is set, that the part is defective and Honda did (Did they?) compensate some owners, couldn't they be liable for, shouldn't they be liable, if pressed in a court of law, to treat everyone the same?
#2104 of 2218 Re: Lawsuit only for certain years? [wasfan]
Sep 19, 2012 (2:04 pm)
My understanding after talking with Honda is that the recall items are only for safety issues and the AC is not a safety issue. This makes no sense because if you have a Black Death that blows up and causes other problems with the engine, I would say that this could be a safety issue especially if you are on the highway with a sudden loss of engine!!!! I think that it will take someone dying before they admit that this could lead to a safety issue.
It really sucks for people like you and me that have older cars and the lawsuit did not cover us. I had to pay for a new AC whole system. I got them to reduce the amount from $3700 down to $1750. I still believe that paying $1750 out of pocket for a 2003 CRV with only 45600 miles is absolutely ridiculous. There is no way that an auto of my age should have a black death to the AC.
Honda really has a problem. I will NEVER buy another Honda again.
I am really surprised and dismayed with the customer service from a supposedly great reliable company.
#2105 of 2218 Settlement received!
Oct 02, 2012 (10:54 am)
Hiya all. I am the person who was the one to start this topic, the very first post over 6 years ago. I want you to know I received a settlement check today for $1094. It wasn't for even half of what I have spent to get the A/C repaired, but it is something. At the time I didn't go to the dealer to have it repaired, but to another mechanic. I couldn't afford the dealer. and then had to have it done the second time several years later. I am satisfied though, as previously I believed I would never receive a penny. My CR-V has about 110,000 miles on it, and believe it or not, I am looking at another CR-V.
#2106 of 2218 Re: Settlement received!
Oct 02, 2012 (11:49 am)
Yes; yesterday I also received $2007 for the settlement. I rushed to the bank and deposited it at 5:59 p.m. It's was a great day for me.
I fully recall the times - many years ago - when the a/c just simply stopped working, and then the man at the dealer acted like it was no big deal that a CRV with 59,000 miles would have a $3000 to $4000 a/c issue. I took it to another repair shop, and it costs over $3000 there, but I wasn't in the mood to let Honda do it.
Now, after these years, this Honda has over 250,000 miles. The a/c has gone out several times, but I've found much less expensive ways to have it repaired. And like the last (and the first) post, I'm considering a new CRV.
#2107 of 2218 Re: Settlement received! [vivianz]
Oct 02, 2012 (2:23 pm)
Well, do you have a good friend that you can call that might be able to talk you down off that ledge?