Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 9:42 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#221 of 2218 I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today....
Aug 23, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Today I was to go to the Honda dealer and pick up my 2006 EX (silver moss metallic) due to this problem. Coincidentally, a friend recently had a compressor blow out and found out the damage today (out of warranty, $1600 repair at a non-Honda shop). That's just too close to home. I called the dealer and told them why I was canceling. He said that Honda was aware of the problem, but that it only affected the 1998-2003 models. I wonder if that's true. Anyone know? I suppose you could compare the compressors on a 2003 and a later model.
Anyway...I'll be looking at a RAV4 now. That's a lost sale for Honda. They should be stepping up to the plate rather than making people play customer relations roulette.
#222 of 2218 Re: I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today.... [spimby]
Aug 23, 2006 (2:55 pm)
Wow a little harsh in that case you should look at the Toyota SLUDGE issues during the same years before your done shopping you may be looking at a KIA
#223 of 2218 Re: I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today.... [mnf]
Aug 23, 2006 (5:41 pm)
That may be true, but at least Toyota (eventually) stepped up and covered it. My concern is not that there appears to be a problem with the CR-V compressor, it's Honda's response. Some people's claims are still being denied in spite of the number of 'unusual' failures.
If they can change that in the next few weeks, my faith will be restored. Toyota eventually said that they would pay for sludge related repairs for 8 years from the date of purchase for all 1997-2002 Toyota and Lexus vehicles with the problem engines. Honda needs to look at that as a blueprint and get on top of this before the Internet gets on top of them and their reputation.
#224 of 2218 Re: I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today.... [spimby]
Aug 23, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Your right (Eventually) they did but not after many of engines were replaced and many of loyal customers were told unless you had RECORDS of every oil change and did not go over a little bit otherwise it must be there fault. We are talking about Engines not to take away from the seriousness of the compressor issue that is very serious in its own right. Your right I do hope that they come forward and resolve the issue and not wait as long as Toyota did hopefully they leaned from them. This coming from a loyal Honda and Toyota owner so no Toyota bashing here.
1990 4runner sold after 289,000 miles
1998 Civic Sold
2000 Accord Sold ( 04 Forester)
2000 Lexus RX300 ( Current)
2006 Crv (Current)
All purchased new
#225 of 2218 Re: I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today.... [spimby]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:47 am)
I guess you don't read the other "problem" topics on Edmunds or even this one closely (message #171 anyone???). If you are not happy with Honda's response----replacing parts in six year old vehicles well past warranty seems pretty respectable to me----best of luck with whatever brand you choose.
#226 of 2218 Honda took care of my A/C problems--thanks, all
Aug 24, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I was so happy to find this thread a few days ago when our '03 CR-V's AC died on us after 44,000 miles. All I said to the service agent when I dropped off the car last night was that Honda's corporate department would probably be covering the repairs if the damage was as extensive as I anticipated (I cited this thread in passing).
The problem was just like you guys said it would be, and the response was wonderful--all costs covered, including the diagnosis. How we all survived without this series of tubes (yes, the internet), huh?
#227 of 2218 Re: I bailed on my 2006 CR-V today.... [drive62]
Aug 24, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I do read the other problem topics on Edmunds. And for those CR-Vs that they're covering the repairs on, that's great. But there are several (Msgs: 55,88,127) where people aren't being covered, and there are several more where Honda is at first denying the claim then covering it only after a lot of frustration and time on the owner's part. That's the part that I think looks bad. It's clear that this is a 'known issue'. Why do they pretend it's not?
Aug 24, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Please just say "customer service rep" or similar when you talk about your case with Honda. The reps may not want their names or phone extensions bandied about on a public forum. Thanks!