Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
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Toyota Sienna, Van
#8 of 10 Re: defining 'flaw' [pgregston]
Apr 10, 2009 (11:27 am)
Now that I can agree with, though I'm sure automakers keep such info as confidential as they can, legally. Sometimes illegally.
#9 of 10 Re: AC Compressor blows up [ateixeira]
Aug 25, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Who the heck buys a car and only expects it to last 36K miles?
Honda's routinely go 250K, 300K miles. There are some that have been documented to have gone a million miles already.
The problem with the Denso AC compressors, and the incredibly expensive repair (Over $3000 ) they cause is well known to honda and they have already lost one class action lawsuit (CRV owners) because of it.
I found out about it because I was going to buy a used CRV and came across this issue while researching it. Now I won't buy the CRV. And as I keep looking I'm starting to wonder if its safe to buy any Honda or Toyota that has AC. Since I'm looking at used units that will cost between $3000, and $6000, the idea of a $3000 repair on one of these is ridiculous!
Basically every used honda just dropped $3000 in resale value. And some toyota models as well.
The correct thing for honda to do, is: find or design a compressor that does not shred itself to pieces every 40,000 to 70,000 miles. Make that compressor available at cost, and encourage everyone to replace their AC compressor with it immediately.
Ordinarily this would seem like an arrogant demand, but Honda has known about this issue since 2002!!!! And has never taken any systemic action to correct it! As far as I can tell, the compressors going into the 2013 models STILL have this issue.
#10 of 10 Re: AC Compressor blows up [grumfan]
Aug 27, 2012 (9:37 am)
Honda's routinely go 250K, 300K miles
On their 3rd or 4th transmission, maybe.
No car goes that far without a few replacements/rebuilds.