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Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#2193 of 2218 Re: 2006 Honda Cr-V Air Conditioning System [jebhow515]
Aug 17, 2013 (6:51 pm)
I have a 2004 CRV, AC went out summer 2011 at 120,000miles. Took it to local repair shop, said they could replace compressor HVAC, expansion valve, condenser HVAC for $1800.00. Did it but the AC began acting up again in summer 2012. Didn't want pay that again and now, summer 2013, dealing with cold, cool, warm, hot air. It is intermitted and sometimes the AC will work for a good while before turning warm again. I noticed when the days are over 90 degrees it happens more often. If it's 100+, it happens a lot more. Any one else have that same scenario?
#2194 of 2218 Re: 2006 Honda Cr-V Air Conditioning System [bbk56]
Aug 18, 2013 (7:18 am)
You didn't mention that they replaced the evaporator, which also is the most difficult component to re and re because of its location up under the dash. Usually with these A/C failures in the CRV, it contaminates the entire system and if any one component that carries freon which has the metal debris in it, isn't replaced, then the old part will re contaminate the rest of the system. Flushing attempts rarely work, so even the hoses usually get replaced too. A Honda repair shop knows this, and if you used a Honda dealer shop, then I would insist they screwed up and redo your A/C and this time replace the entire system and you will pay the extra for the evaporator.
There is some consensus out there that if you live where you must affix a front license plate, that its location is poor in that it restricts some of the much needed air to get thru the condenser, which causes the system to have to work harder than necessary. I suspect that people who spend more time in city stop and go as opposed to highway running, probably have a greater incidence of failures, but a poll like that is hard to get stats on. Too many variables.
I will say that the temperature of the air in my CRV is the coldest of any car I have ever owned in the past.
Hondas.. as a rule, are very reliable and do give good expected service life. It is unfortunate that A/C not only happens to be a weak spot with them even in later generations than the majority here posting, but when they do fail, it takes out the entire system. It is the compressor design that is the culprit because it is the component responsible for first creating debris, and then of course circulating that debris throughout the system.
Using the compressor for a few minutes in the off season is a good idea. Further, if you anticipate a high rpm situation, like an aggressive pass on a two lane, I click my compressor off so that it does not endure revs above 4000 or so rpm. Not sure if that helps or not but makes sense to me.
#2195 of 2218 2004 Honda CRV Air Compressor Nightmare
Aug 19, 2013 (2:34 pm)
I just got done talking to Honda Motors. They can care less about this issue, they pretend like it does not exist. This is the fourth time my A/C broke! The first time, they fixed it and I was not charged for it. Less than a year later, it broke again, same exact symptoms. They said it was not the compressor that time, but they fixed two fan motors, charged me about $1100, and it worked for a few months. Then compressor broke again, and they wanted to charge me $1500 for it. I had it fixed elsewhere for lower price. Less than a year later, today...compressor blew up again! It was so loud I'm afraid it ruined the drive train. THIS IS RIDICULOUS! Honda thanked me for bringing the issue up, but that they can't do anything about it! Poor quality workmanship, poor customer service. I'd say boycott them! I'm done with this car, not spending another dime on A/C that will last a few months. The heck with HONDA!
#2196 of 2218 2007 Honda CRV air compressor
Aug 20, 2013 (8:02 pm)
Took my CRV to the dealer today, and was told the air conditioner system was contaminated due to failed air compressor. The estimation was $3500.
Called American Honda asked why the extended warranty for clutch turns to whole AC systems failure due to air compressor.
The answer from American Honda was that they never aware of AC compressor issue. The only thing they are aware of is clutch and coil. Sorry, you are on your own.
My lesson learned from today's experience are,
First, if there is any issue, even minor issue, as long as under warranty, check with dealer asap. I waited for two years to finally visit dealership.
Second, I will never buy a Honda. Actually my wife is looking at new Acura MDX as her TL is getting old. After today's experience, I'd say, Honda, さようなら
#2197 of 2218 Re: 2007 Honda CRV air compressor [ihatehonda3]
Aug 21, 2013 (7:16 am)
Acura's are Honda products ..... AND I have seen the same air conditioning issues in Acura products .... Search the Edmunds site and you will see ........
don't be fooled by a name change .... It is a Honda ... Never again will there be a Honda product in my garage .......
#2198 of 2218 Re: 2007 Honda CRV air compressor [ihatehonda3]
Aug 22, 2013 (8:24 am)
I have a 2007 CRV with over 87,000 miles. The air conditioner has worked great so far. I wonder; my CRV is a Japanese built model and has worked fine;I use it in the recirculation mode whenever I use it. I wonder if that matters or maybe it would be worth it to get a new compressor and clutch and change them out. It might be a lot cheaper, not having to replace the whole system??
#2201 of 2218 Re: 2006 Honda Cr-V Air Conditioning System [autoacguru]
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Aug 25, 2013 (5:44 pm)
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#2202 of 2218 Re: 2006 Honda Cr-V Air Conditioning System [bbk56]
Aug 26, 2013 (6:08 am)
I don't have a CR-V, but I have a 2004 Acura MDX. I've had my car since April of 2013, the time of this post is August 2013, and my air conditioning has gone twice. It is very frustrating knowing that we have to A/C in the car in FLORIDA in AUGUST! I don't feel comfortable anymore. I also need help!