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#50 of 2218 2003 Honda CR-V Blown AC Compressor
Jul 14, 2006 (8:46 am)
Add another to the list of CRV owners with a blown AC compressor.
My CR-V is a 2003 with 45,000 miles... Bought less than a year ago used as a Certified vehicle with 29,000 miles.
I also have a 1999 CR-V with over 150,000 miles, which has been excellent. I've only had to replace front struts and the normal maintanance.... it's been sooo reliable. It's disappointing Honda would fail to fully test the compressor.
I called Honda USA at 800-999-1009 and had them open a case.
Hopefully Honda will make good on such a defective design especially since this is my third vehicle from the.
FYI... my VIN starts with 'SHSR'.
I'll keep everyone posted...
#51 of 2218 ac compressor problem
Jul 14, 2006 (1:39 pm)
my 2004 honda crv blew up july 4, 2006- vin starts wth a j.
called corporate office, said to get an estimate. went to dealer in CA and got a quote for 2,700.00
1,300 for labor and 1400.00 for parts. no help advice given but they said they can give us a discount for the parts half off. that's still 2,000.00. this is unacceptable for honda. bought it dec 2003 and of course it's out of warranty with 44,000 miles. (36,000 miles or 3 years whichever comes first, oh well). i consider myself a loyal honda customer. this is my 3rd honda car but never had problems with the other 2. totally unacceptable for a honda a/c to blow up.
called corporate office tues and said that they will contact us within 2 business days. it's friday, have not heard a single word from them.
by the way, the weather here is a 110 and no a/c.
#52 of 2218 2003 crv compressor lock up?
Jul 15, 2006 (4:33 pm)
My wife have 03 crv and yesterday the ac air is blowing hot air..i checked it out electronically and i found that the compressor is not working...i took it to the dealer just saying..the ac dont work...and they said that the compressor lock up ..and guess what..they told my that the compressor,condenser and hoses need to be change and its about $1970 the cost for the parts alone...i said thats crazy..and they offer me 1000 dollars for all those parts to be replaced including labor...the car is 3 years old and i have 64,000 miles on it..extended warranty is 60,000miles
I am still not happy with 1000 dollars...any suggestion please help...never had a car that compressor blow out..
#53 of 2218 Re: AC problem with 2001 CRV [01crv06civic]
Jul 15, 2006 (10:32 pm)
I have a 2001CRV with 6700 my AC just Blew 4 the 3rd Time Yes 3rd time!
Honda fixed the first two times on thier dime. I will contact on monday to see what they say. I live in Mesa (phoenix) Arizona. I will check back.
#54 of 2218 Ongoing AC Defect 2004 CRV
Jul 15, 2006 (11:10 pm)
Obviously, my problem is universal. Have taken my 2004 CRV into local HONDA dealership multiple trips to evaluate and fix AC. AC will occasionally and without warning stop blowing cold air. Was told by Dealer that they could not fix problem unless it was happening for them. Even when having the AC completely not work, they were unable to determine what was wrong. They added freon. Problem came back.After several visits to Dealer trying to have problem fixed was told I would have to turn problem over to HONDA corporate. AC compressor has not blown yet but after reading so many blogs with problems regarding same issue I am very worried this problem will not go away.
#55 of 2218 Re: ac compressor problem [snowy3]
Jul 16, 2006 (5:58 am)
i have similar situation...i will call corporate first thing monday...they offer me 1000 dollar to changes compressor,condensing,and hoses
#56 of 2218 CRV-2002 Compresor lock up
Jul 16, 2006 (10:08 am)
Please add this one to the list,
My wife has a 2002 CRV LX, it has only 48,000 miles, and last week the car started to do a noise, I checked the car and the A/C was not working. I took the car to a mechanic and he told me that the compresor was lock up, he want $1,000 for a refurbished one. After reading some of the postings seems to me that the same problem happened to many people, I will go directly with Honda Corporation to see if they can help me with this issue.
Meanwhile I will take the car to the dealer for the repair.
Here in North Carolina is about 95 Degrees, it is brutal to have the kids in the car with no AC.
#57 of 2218 CRV 2003 Compressor Lock last week
Jul 17, 2006 (7:48 am)
My compressor locked up on trip to Florida last week. Dealer in Panama City, FL estimated $1923 to replace. I decided to wait until coming back to Dallas. In the meantime I discovered this forum. I called Honda and opened a ticket to get reimbursement. My dealer in Dallas (John Eagle) just called ans said they will replace the entire A/C on Honda's dime.
Thanks guys you saved me a bundle!
My VIN starts with "J".
My stats 2003 Honda CR-V - 44K miles.
I made sure I told the folks at American Honda this was my 3rd Honda.
The American Honda number I called was 800-999-1009
#58 of 2218 2003 Honda CR-V Blown AC Compressor - Continued
Jul 17, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Well, I had my 2003 Honda CR-V towed to the dealer.
The dealer gave me an estimate of $1885.00 to replace just about everything. The service person stated that any time a compressor locks up you need replace just about everything, including hoses and clutch, etc.
The dealer, located in PA, stated that they would call Honda headquarters tomorrow morning and see if they could do anything for me. I mentioned that I bought the car less than a year ago and that I have a letter stating the non-power train items are covered till 5/2007 or 48,000 miles. I faxed the dealer the warranty letter. My CR-V has 45,000 miles.
This has been a big aggravation, considering my wife was to leave for a vacation with her mother & sister on Wednesday.
I will hopefully hear good news tomorrow. I'll keep everyone points.
#59 of 2218 CRV Compressor blew out
Jul 17, 2006 (6:11 pm)
Thanks for your postings. Even though our CRV is a 2000, it only has 48K miles. The dealer quoted 1600 and said no-can-do reg. financial help. Honda Corporate did open the case and authorized the parts. Now I'm waiting for them to get the parts and finish the job. This has taken almost 2 weeks but can't complain. Glad Honda came thru. My entire family has Hondas, this is our 3rd (incl. an Acura).