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#89 of 100 2000 Honda Odyssey front heater and AC
Dec 27, 2011 (9:39 pm)
My front heater and AC are not working. Don't want to spend an arm and a leg if there is something I can do on my own. I see many had this issue on different models. It's cold in winter and would be nice to have the front heater. I am overworking my rear heater (as it works) to heat the car before stepping into the car Please help! Thanks much in advace and a Happy New Year!
#90 of 100 Re: 2000 Honda Odyssey front heater and AC [duke47]
Dec 27, 2011 (10:03 pm)
If your fan is not blowing, you will not feel any A.C. Or little heat. If your fan motor will not work on AUTO, but will turn on when maxing out the fan knob, it is most likely the transistor assembly. The part number is listed in these forums. If that is not the case, there are some fuses and relays located in the engine compartment...good luck!
#91 of 100 Re: 2000 Honda Odyssey front heater and AC [phx70]
Dec 28, 2011 (4:55 am)
Thanks Phx70 - the fan works fine and it blows pretty much outside air at that temperature. When I crank up the temperature, it does not heat up, when I lower it all the way to 60 (in auto mode) it does not kick in the AC. Would appreciate a link to any info.
#92 of 100 2000 honda Odyssey front heater and AC
Dec 28, 2011 (3:27 pm)
update here - I took the plunge to change the transistor/resistor - cost was $70 and change. Unfortunately it did not appear to fix the issue. I checked out the resistor and transistor on the old one - they seem fine. The cap seems OK as well. So, I am stuck again without heater. Could someone help. BTW, the video in this discussion was extremely helpful to change the transistor/resistor. Trick I used, instead of the screw driver, you can also use a 9/16 hex nut which is much easier than the screwdriver. Anyway, look forward to hearing to some advise. Again, the fan blows fine, but both AC and heater is gone - could it be the thermostat? (also, dealer quote to change the resistor - $149 and he would not budge; I did it in under 35 minutes).
#93 of 100 Odyssey 2007 Air Conditioning Not Working
Jun 04, 2012 (4:31 pm)
About a month ago my 2007 Odyssey suddenly release large amount of freeon while I was driving. The whole fogged up and I first thought it was smoke due to overheat. After pulling off the road and let down the window and shut off the engine. When I started the car again, it didn't happen again. I called Honda Corporate to report the problem and they told me to take it to the dealer which I did. Sadly, they dealer told me that they couldn't duplicate the problem and sent me home, but the service adviser did say that she has seen it happened to another car before. When I searched this problem online, I found out many odysseys have the same problem and mine is not the only one. Just two days ago, while driving on the freeway with a full van of food, the air conditioning suddenly shut down - even the fan. After seeing so many odyssey having the same problem, I called corporate again to find out whether there's a recall. They actually told me that there is no recall for this problem and I just need to take it to the dealer and pay for the repair myself.
I began to think Honda is ripping its customers off by selling detective products. My Odyssey has not only air conditioning problem, but also transmission, steering pump and brake problem. My Odyssey is the most expensive and has most problems vehicle that I have ever own.
#94 of 100 Follow-up to my earlier msg
Jun 08, 2012 (5:34 am)
I posted about my problem earlier. After finding I needed to replace the transmission, my AC stopped blowing. The AC turned out to be a symptom of a computer problem. After paying big bucks for new transmission I was faced with having to replace the computer for more big money. To save $$$ the computer shop did a Plan B for me and rerouted around faulty circuit to allow AC to blow (full blast only). 24 hrs later the fan went out... Time for a new vehicle!!!
Must be either a creature of habit or like to subject myself to more hardship, but I actually like the Odyssey when it works...so bought the 2011. At the dealership looking at their warranty, the sales rep warned about "ghosts in the machine" that should be tackled when first evident. Reminded me how the old van for months had issues like rear windows not responding, sliding doors opening on their own, the back light for the odometer not working... little things that I could deal with. Letting these things go without attention could perhaps result in the larger problems I faced later. Lesson learned for me.
#95 of 100 Third row window side cup holder area heating?
Jul 27, 2012 (7:00 pm)
I bought 2012 ODY EX april(2012) ,I am closing 4000k looks like I have problem with the Third row window side cup holder area warming -up !!! you canot keep your hands on the passenger side third raw cupholder area,I dont see anything scraching there or any heat building up on the driver side third raw cup holder area....... any clue ?? I did not go to the dealer yet . l am just started enjoying it** looks I did a bad choice than Sienna...............any comments please,
#96 of 100 Re: Third row window side cup holder area heating? [car_buyer12]
Jul 28, 2012 (11:19 am)
not to metion the tranny issues. Get rid of the van ASAP......February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles "...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as well. Over time, shifting has become rough, and occasionally upon acceleration between first and second gears, the transmission seems to be shuddering."
#97 of 100 Re: 2000 honda Odyssey front heater and AC [duke47]
Oct 22, 2012 (11:07 pm)
Hi, I'm having the same issue. Could you please tell us how the problem was resolved for you?
#98 of 100 Honda dealer botched A/C repair
Oct 23, 2012 (10:47 am)
According to discountacparts.com:
"Your compressor failed for a reason. The number 1 reason is contamination in the system. Cleaning out this contamination is crucial to ensuring that the new compressor is not also contaminated. Always flush and evacuate before changing parts. Always use A/C system flush solvent. If it is not perfectly clean after the flush and vacuum, we recommend re-flushing the system."
My Atlanta Honda dealer botched my A/C system repair by initially just installing a new compressor and running the system to note poor performance. Only then did they inspect the accumulator/drier (replacement of this part is REQUIRED by every compressor manufacturer as part of the warranty) and noted it was leaking desiccant balls and other black junk into the system. THEN they decided to flush only the evaporator line and replace the clogged dryer and also the contaminated condensor (the A/C radiator at the front of the car, often difficult to flush). This is noted right on my invoice! The invoice doesn't mention cleaning or replacing the expansion valve nor purging the other line - things any half-trained A/C technician would have done. Obviously, my new compressor now has it's oil flooded with seven years of accumulated black crud. So I just paid $2,000 for a brand new compressor which WILL fail prematurely.
I have a case open with Honda corporate to see what they can do given that the repair ddn't follow the Honda's - or anyone's - service procedures. You have to watch your dealer closely to ensure they perform the A/C repair correctly. The warranty on the repair will be only 90-days labor / 12 -months parts so, if the new compressor fails again within a year, you get to hassle with them all over again on the labor. After a year, you're just out another $1,500-$1,800.