Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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#67 of 72 Honda's position on A/C repairs
Oct 25, 2012 (5:20 am)
Honda reviewed my A/C repair bill. I had faxed them Denso’s warranty on their compressors (requires system purging and dryer replacement or the warranty is immediately void) along with industry articles describing the importance of thoroughly cleaning A/C systems to avoid contaminating a new compressor. I faxed them a copy of the Honda Service Bulletin showing the easy and very inexpensive alternative to the dealer’s suggested $480 power steering pump rebuild to cure a minor noise issue. I explained how the Service Advisor switched from protesting AGAINST additional work that would be wise (but would have required him to come in on his day off OR split his commission with someone else) to pushing unnecessary and over-priced work the next day (once he was resigned to protecting his commission by coming in on his day off, the Service Advisor wanted to make it damned worth his while). I explained how the dealer tried to charge me 8.976111 shop hours (a plugged number they made up) before they backed off their “mistake” and cut the labor charge by 40%.
Bottom line: Honda said repairing a contaminated A/C system just by replacing one part at a time was “proper”. The attempted over-charges and commission wrangling are solely between me and the dealership. Honda suggested I contact the dealership Service Manager again to see if he can explain what they had previously refused to explain. In a word, Honda offered me NOTHING.
If you’re looking for Honda dealer service in downtown Atlanta, you’d be wise to go far North (Woodstock, Georgia) or far South (Morrow, Georgia) instead. Even then, ask in advance to insure that your Service Advisor will be working the next day too in case your car needs to stay overnight. If anyone quotes you a price over the phone, get their full name to avoid hassles over service prices and commissions. Better yet, find a small, local shop who works off their reputation and repeat customers.
#68 of 72 '08 Pilot blows cold & tepid air
Oct 27, 2012 (12:22 pm)
My '08 Pilot air alternates between blowing cold air and tepid air. The fan seems stronger when it is blowing cold air. The shop did an air conditioning service & said it was slightly low on freon. Still, the problem continues. They have no more suggestions. Help - I'm in AZ where air conditioning is essential.
#69 of 72 2011 Honda Pilot Lurching
Nov 13, 2012 (10:15 am)
I have a 2011 Honda Pilot with 9,000 miles on it. In the last few months I've noticed that at stop lights (i.e., in gear but brake applied) it will lurch forward. I thought this was just part of the engine revving to compensate for A/C on a hot day, but it also happens when the A/C is off. Anyone else experiencing this?
#70 of 72 2011 Honda Pilot: Odd odor from Air Conditioner
Nov 13, 2012 (10:19 am)
This problem does not always occur, but sometimes when you first turn on the A/C it will produce a foul odor, which I can only compare to the smell at a hair salon when someone is getting a perm.
#71 of 72 No Heat-2003 Honda Pilot
Jan 02, 2013 (4:35 pm)
I have a 2003 Honday Pilot and don't have any heat. The A/C works well and will blow cold air. The blower works well and will blow air, but I can't get it to blow hot air.
I am planning to change the cabin air filter as I expect that can only help, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how to make it blow warm air again or what the scope of the problem might be? Any help or ideas would be welcomed.
#72 of 72 2010 Honda Pilot A/C Problems
Nov 13, 2013 (2:35 pm)
I have a 2010 Honda Pilot and the air stopped blowing cold air. The blower is working and the heat works but it's like the compressor stopped working. It has engaged one time and it blows cold air but then it stopped working again. Anyone have a suggestion?