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#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?
#2108 of 2218 Re: [drive62]
Oct 02, 2012 (6:12 pm)
I see you eventually shut up and stopped harassing people with this problem (probably when you learned of our lawsuits). Well, just in case you sign on I wanted to let you know that despite your arrogance and disrespect insulting me to no end for complaining about Honda's handling of the situation my lawsuit was successful.
Fortunately I didn't let you and the other Honda planted bullies affect my resolve. It took more than 4 years, but justice prevailed. Now I get to laugh while Honda pays millions extra they could have avoided by taking responsibility for their errors. I doubt they learned anything, but I hope they did.
#2109 of 2218 Help...Just bought and just imploded
Oct 05, 2012 (9:21 pm)
I just bought my CRV-EX from my neighbor 8 days ago. The AC imploded today. 92,000 miles on a 2002. The car is in beautiful shape except for this. I need a couple of questions answered if possible:
1. It looks like the lawsuit is over. Can I still call Honda and ask for reimbursement?
2. My mechanic is charging about $1800. He is working on it tomorrow and I don't know whether to have my mechanic do it or take it to a dealer.
3. I don't want to replace with another unit that will just implode. Can someone send a link to a good kit that won't implode after replacement?
4. Are there any safety issues with this? I read about one woman being stranded for hours. Does it affect other systems in this car when it self-destructs?
Anything else you think I should know, please advise. I'm speechless. Just paid a lot of money out of pocket only to have this happen. Thought I did all my research--even took it to a mechanic before buying. I am so bummed.
#2110 of 2218 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [kkoka1]
Oct 05, 2012 (11:48 pm)
This may not help you much, but I'll give it a try.
1. No one would prevent you from calling Honda and asking for reimbursement. It's worth a try (but I wouldn't count on them helping). They are likely to tell you that 92,000 miles is a lot of mileage, and 2002 cars are ten years old. Good luck.
2. The last three times I've repaired the a/c in my 2003 CRV, I have paid less than the $1800 that you mention. However, the first time, I paid much more. Mechanics vary in their prices a lot. In most parts of the country, it probably isn't even possible to find a deal much less than $1800. If you take the car to a dealer, I'll bet they will want well over $3000. Find an independant mechanic that you trust. I've found that mechanics from Asia tend to have much better prices.
3. As far as I've been able to determine, there are no "kits" that will fix this problem. I 'look forward' to another a/c replacement in 50,000 mles (I just had it replaced recently, at 250,000 miles). It's just the price you pay, for owning an otherwise great vehicle.
4. I don't know of any safety issues, other than that when the a/c goes out in Texas in the summer, you'll fry until you fix the problem. Wait... It does happen to disable the dashboard defrost blower flow, which could be a problem in the winter. This defrost issue can be easily overcome, but you'll have to research how to do this on the Internet, because it'slightly too technical for me to explain here.
#2111 of 2218 Cabin stinks of anti-freeze
Oct 06, 2012 (3:00 am)
2000 CR-V: has anyone seen this?
When I put the temp control on 'cold' the cabin reeks of anti-freeze. When it's on 'heat', no odor at all.
A/C compressor exploded many years ago, was never replaced but the drive belt was cut off and the compressor is still there.
There's obviously a leak somewhere but it's very tiny. No liquid on the ground, no wetness in the cabin, no appreciable loss in the radiator.