Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2134 of 2218 Re: 2008 ac stopped working abruptly! [sassymomof3]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:04 pm)
We bought a brand new 2008 honda CRV EX-L and the very first year we were in RENO Nevada and doing about 70 or so down the highway in the summer , It was 127'f and all was fine and then the AC started blowing HOT air out and we could not get cold air to come out no matter what we did, so we rolled all the windows down just to breathe. eventually it started to work somewhat at lower speeds. Dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it. So this happened intermittently on and off for years and now it's 2013 , we owned it five years and the AC will not work at all. So I will be checking the clutch first and then the relays and then the PSI's with a gauge set from harbor freight $44.00 MYSELF , as HONDA can't fix anything while it's under warranty. they pretend nothings wrong until warranty is up. ALSO we had a moon roof air leak , s I took the car to Honda and wasted a day while they worked on it. so I was driving it home and it was fine until I opened and closed it, and then a whistle again. There is oily hand prints all over the head liner around the area. Apparently they poked it with fingers until it was quiet then gave it back to me. They should of replaced the seal. so after a harsh email from me they called me back to come in again.. I did and it still whistles . We also purchased leather interior, well we have pleather arm rest on the doors and the center arm rest and they are all peeled and bubbled up, it is very ugly. I was told that Honda's were great cars , so I bought one, I have owned new cars and used cars in my life and I can honestly say that this Honda is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned ever. I will never buy another Honda and I tell everybody I know the same. Honda may have been a good car at one time but not anymore.I hope mine burns up on the side of a highway .
#2135 of 2218 Honda told me to "Take a Hike"
Feb 15, 2013 (7:09 pm)
I've had problems with this 2007 Honda CRV from failed doorlocks, failed airbags, and now a failed AC compressor. I had it replaced ($700) and then received the extended warranty letter from Honda. I sent my paperwork in and they refused to reimburse me because they said they increased the mileage to 100,000...and I had 101,151 miles on it!! Its been making noise for quite some time, before it turned over on 100,000, but I haven't had the money to get it repaired until now...but ha ha too bad for me! I waited too long I guess and honda's got my money....but I can guarantee...thats the last dime I'll ever spend to buy a Honda...it's been one of the most unreliable cars I've ever owned!!
#2136 of 2218 Re: Customers lost [lrd5530]
Feb 17, 2013 (9:35 am)
I won't buy another. I'm done with it.
#2137 of 2218 Re: Customers lost [lrd5530]
Feb 25, 2013 (8:17 pm)
I had a 1992 Dodge Dakota, bought new, and at 1 year old all the paint started peeling off in large sheets. Took it to Dodge and they told me to take a hike...their exact answer was "we don't warrant paint". That was over 20 years ago...and I've never bought another Dodge!...Honda should take heed....
#2138 of 2218 Another Lost customer
Feb 25, 2013 (10:26 pm)
no reason to get mad - just say NO to all Honda products.
My '04 CRV a/c went out at 40,000 in 2010. Honda reimbursed 1/2 only because I traded in an Acura and I was considered a "Honda loyal customer" NO MORE - There will NEVER be another Honda product in my garage. Traded it in on a Toyota RAV 4, absolutely no problems, dealer / customer service excellent, gave me free maintenance for 2 yrs - LOVE the car
#2139 of 2218 Honda America acted responsibly for my case!
Mar 06, 2013 (8:30 am)
I am the original owner of Honda CRV 2006 with mileage at ~88,250. My AC quitted on me because the compressor went bad. The dealer told me because the grinded metal of compressor contaminated the whole AC system, I have to change the whole AC system with the price tag of $3,700. Thanks to this forum, I realized this is a common problem for air compressor for Honda CRV 2002-2006 model. 20 years ago, my used Ford Taurus air compressor went bad at mileage of 70,000. I changed it myself with a rebuilt one of $150 (just 2 screws). Got it vaccumed in a local shop and added back freon. The whole thing only cost me around $200. $3700 quoted by Honda is like chaning a transmission or engine to me. I bought my Honda CRV from this dealership and 95% of services were done between 2 local dealerships. Honestly, compared with prevous cars I owned, my CRV is dependable, never quit in the middle of road like my previous cars did. This is the only true mechanical problem, other than routine maintenence, I've ever encounterred with my CRV. I called Honda America yesterday, they responded nicely and did their own investigation on a case by case fashion. The dealer just called me this AM and told me that Honda will cover most of cost of repair, I only need to pay $500 plus tax. That exceeded my expectation. I guess the mileage, service record, and what happend to the air compressor helped me in my case. I understand that every car will eventualy have mechanical problems here and there. Honda did their own investigation on my case and acted responsibly. Thanks, Honda! I will be a return-customer as expected. I hope you guys got good luck, oo.
#2140 of 2218 Warranty extension - Anyone know if Honda checks mileage?
Mar 06, 2013 (9:06 am)
Hi everyone. I am posting after quite awhile. We had our compressor replaced in our 2007 CR-V at a private shop. I sent in all the paperwork for reimbursement. The "clutch" failed at around 95K but we didn't change it until the following spring because the last thing we need in New York is A/C. All my receipts from the shop did not have vehicle mileage listed. Does Honda call the shop to ask mileage at time of repair??
#2141 of 2218 Re: Honda America acted responsibly for my case! [brownbear168]
Mar 06, 2013 (5:52 pm)
You are very fortunate Honda took care of your A/C. But there are over 2000 posts on this forum, and most of us didn't have the same positive ending. I won't get another Honda because of this.
#2142 of 2218 Re: Honda America acted responsibly for my case! [brownbear168]
Mar 07, 2013 (7:23 pm)
I am on my THIRD repair. Honda started out about $3000 for the repair, then kept trotting back into the waiting area, first "well, it needs this for the repair too" then again, " you have to do this too, and all new lines as well" and by the time they came to a number it was $6000. Really? So private shops have done the work. The first repair lasted one month and it went bad again, then 3 years later, again. Except for this, has been a good car but who can afford to continually make this expensive a repair? It is ridiculous.
#2143 of 2218 Re: Honda America acted responsibly for my case! [sissytoo]
Mar 07, 2013 (8:30 pm)
Same story here and my CRV had 40,000 miles on it. 2nd blow out after 1 month and still haggling with Honda for reimbursement (which they very reluctantly paid 1/2 of for $900) I said NO MORE Honda products in my garage EVER AGAIN. Traded it in on Toyota RAV 4 - no problems, runs great, wonderful car. .