Honda CRV Air Conditioner problems
ADT

Leesburg, GA

#1013 Dec 27, 2010
There should be a recall on the 2002 Honda CRV. My air conditioner has gone out two times. This should not be happening. If I had known, I would not have purchased it. Although, the Honda is a good car.
Denny

Youngstown, OH

#1014 Jan 1, 2011
ADT wrote:
There should be a recall on the 2002 Honda CRV. My air conditioner has gone out two times. This should not be happening. If I had known, I would not have purchased it. Although, the Honda is a good car.
I'll bet you let Honda fix it for around $3600
lena

Cleveland, OH

#1015 Jan 6, 2011
Peter wrote:
2004 CR-V; 52,000 miles; A/C Entire system need be changed. Called Honda American, rejected. Joined lawsuit at http://www.honda-lawsuit.com/ . All of us should join this lawsuit case.
i am on my 3rd AC implosion on my CRV. first happend under 90k miles.

this website, however that you reference is only for tire wear...not a/c class action suit. i havent found an ac/compressor lawsuit yet. anyone???

Since: Sep 10

Provo, UT

#1016 Jan 19, 2011
It seems like a lot of the Japanese made cars' air conditioning craps out after the 100,000+ miles. For me, its my mitsubishi, but I have friends with the same problems with their hondas.
felix

West Grove, PA

#1017 Jan 26, 2011
Tim in Alabama wrote:
I own and drive a 2002 Honda CRV, bought it brand new from Honda. A/C compressor didn't blow up, it FELL OFF the block back in 2006, less than 45,000 miles. Had the whole system replaced by the dealer. This month it died again, sounding like a rolex in a garbage disposal anytime you turn on the a/c. Honda quoted me $2800.00 for the system again. Local mechanic quoted me $450.00 parts AND labor, with one-year warranted parts from Advance Auto.
My question is this: Thousands? Millions? of CRV's sold with this short-lived system of parts and NO aftermarket companies have stepped up to provide a solution? Why not?
I will probably go with the local mechanic for the $450.00, since this car is now getting up there in years (still love the car!), but I have been greatly surprised at the lack of support in the aftermarket for this issue.
I thought surely someone would have posted info on the internet for bypassing the a/c compressor, like where to buy a bypass pulley (available for most all other cars, puts a blank pulley in place of your compressor so the same belt can be used until you save up that $2800.00 or more...) or specs on a substitute shorter serpentine belt (that runs on all the other pulleys, but does not go around the compressor pulley). But all my searching to no avail. Surely one of us has figured it out and can share the knowledge!
If anyone knows this info, or where to find it, please post! Let's work together to find solutions to the problem, some of us would be happy to bypass the issue and go without a/c for a while.

i had the same problem and i found a company that sell the belt you needed. it the gates company and the belt i used part number is k060547 or 6pk1389 sorry the info is late but if it happens a gain you and everybody who reads this will have the part the need to bypass the compressor pulley
Marty

Lebanon, PA

#1018 Feb 1, 2011
I am extremely irritated by the number of hits this site has received regarding the air conditioning on Honda CRVs. I have a 2003 CRV with almost the exact problem. I was coming home with my grandaughter in the car when we heard this loud weird noise that seemed to be coming from under the car. My grandaughter asked what the noise was.... Well, that evening we went to a community event and the AC did not work. We were then told by our dealer that the "AC had imploded" and the cost would be $2,200. I felt sick. This is my 3rd Honda and my last. Has anyone been compensated by the Honda company?
happened2me2

Manakin Sabot, VA

#1019 Feb 1, 2011
Marty wrote:
I am extremely irritated by the number of hits this site has received regarding the air conditioning on Honda CRVs. I have a 2003 CRV with almost the exact problem. I was coming home with my grandaughter in the car when we heard this loud weird noise that seemed to be coming from under the car. My grandaughter asked what the noise was.... Well, that evening we went to a community event and the AC did not work. We were then told by our dealer that the "AC had imploded" and the cost would be $2,200. I felt sick. This is my 3rd Honda and my last. Has anyone been compensated by the Honda company?
The same thing happened to my 2002 CR-V. The cost to repair it was quoted at 3700! I started doing research on the internet and found this site. I got the phone number for American Honda, called, and got a case started. Because I had most of my service work done at the dealership, AH paid for about a third of it. I considered selling the car, but quite honestly I have put a lot of money in it for other things so I got it fixed. Read this site carefully, seems like the "implosion" can happen and has happened to many. I also have a 2009 CR-V, but I will never buy another Honda!
happened2me2

Manakin Sabot, VA

#1020 Feb 1, 2011
Marty wrote:
I am extremely irritated by the number of hits this site has received regarding the air conditioning on Honda CRVs. I have a 2003 CRV with almost the exact problem. I was coming home with my grandaughter in the car when we heard this loud weird noise that seemed to be coming from under the car. My grandaughter asked what the noise was.... Well, that evening we went to a community event and the AC did not work. We were then told by our dealer that the "AC had imploded" and the cost would be $2,200. I felt sick. This is my 3rd Honda and my last. Has anyone been compensated by the Honda company?
I meant to say this can happen again even after getting it fixed.
Dan

Salem, OR

#1021 Feb 12, 2011
Took my 2004 crv to dealer in Salem Or for the same problem. Air Conditioner siezed while ac in use, clutch flew off while on freeway. Dealer told me this is not covered. Will try again
Mac Palm Springs CA

Cathedral City, CA

#1022 Feb 16, 2011
I spoke with the NJ Lawfirm handling the class action lawsuit against Honda. Today the lawfirm confirmed Honda has entered into a settlement agreement pending court approval. Settlement amounts will vary according to mileage when
your vehicles air conditioning system failed. As soon as the court issues the final settlement ruling I will post it on the board.

Unfortunately for Honda Owners a new lawsuit has been filed for defects in the Honda Civic. If you own a 2006 or 2007 Civic please read the information below and go to www.honda-lawsuit.com to register for the settlement.

Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, and Strategic Legal Practices, APC, have filed a proposed class action lawsuit
against Honda relating to reported design defects in 2006 and 2007 Honda Civic
vehicles. A copy of the Complaint can be found here: Honda Civic Premature Tire
Wear Complaint

Due to the reported defects in these vehicles the rear tires on these vehicles
can suffer from "cupping" and premature tire wear. Our investigation reveals
that Honda sometimes denies warranty coverage for repairs caused by these
defects.

Please pass this information along to all your friends and family who own a
Honda. We all work to hard for our money to be ripped off by this major world
auto maker.

My CVR was the first Honda product I purchased and it will be the last! The air
conditioner cost nearly $2000 to repair, I am now on my 3rd set of tires in less
than 70,000 miles (it eats them up), and the interior is falling apart.

If you are thinking about buying a Honda, think twice they are NOT the cars they
use to be.
SDCAGuy

San Diego, CA

#1023 Feb 16, 2011
Will this NJ lawsuit cover all CR-V A/C repairs in the future or only those that have had it malfunction already? I ask because my 2004 CR-V AC is making all kinds of noise but it hasn't stopped working yet. I've discussed with the dealer and they said until it fully breaks they can't do anything but he told me it'd run about $3600. So I'd like to know if this settlement will cover me when it does explode.
Susan

Austin, TX

#1024 Feb 23, 2011
July, 2010 experienced A/C cold-air low output in my 2004 Honda CRV, which I reported to Honda service center. It was reported to me, by the service advisor that all the A/C chemical coolant was absent and that the A/C unit is leaking somewhere. The mechanics were unable to locate the leak, so as far as they are concerned, case closed. Inquired if this is an indicator that the A/C unit will fail. The answer I received was "I don't know." Was informed that this is an issue that is considered a comfort, not a safety issue, so Honda did or does report these failures to the CRVS' owners. 100 plus degrees inside a vehicle in texas is a health necessity! Am presenting the above to the GREAT HONDA ENTERPRISE. Will I purchase another Honda, very iffy?
liner

Bronx, NY

#1025 Feb 24, 2011
Susan wrote:
July, 2010 experienced A/C cold-air low output in my 2004 Honda CRV, which I reported to Honda service center. It was reported to me, by the service advisor that all the A/C chemical coolant was absent and that the A/C unit is leaking somewhere. The mechanics were unable to locate the leak, so as far as they are concerned, case closed. Inquired if this is an indicator that the A/C unit will fail. The answer I received was "I don't know." Was informed that this is an issue that is considered a comfort, not a safety issue, so Honda did or does report these failures to the CRVS' owners. 100 plus degrees inside a vehicle in texas is a health necessity! Am presenting the above to the GREAT HONDA ENTERPRISE. Will I purchase another Honda, very iffy?
These cars are well known for this problem. The AC compressor is used when the defroster is on(not a big deal in Texas), so it certainly could be considered a safety issue.
michelle g

San Pedro, CA

#1026 Mar 11, 2011
Jonathan T wrote:
I have a 2005 CRV with 39,000 miles and the A/C compressor just exploded this morning. Dealer is quoting me $3,200 to fix the system. I told the service manager that this is a well documented problem. He finally caved in and agreed to file a case with Honda to see if they will pay for the expense. Very disappointed with Honda quality at this point. Will kill my fingers crossed to see if Honda will do anything about this situation.
What was your out come with this? I had the same problem and was quoted $3400 Thanks!
Monica

Las Vegas, NV

#1027 Mar 19, 2011
I have a Honda 2003 CRV and the A/C compressor went out about 64,000. The Honda dealer wants $3000 to fix and the local mechanic $1200. Also the light switch for the low beams burned out about the same time 64,000 miles. On Edmunds, this too seems to be a common problem. Low beams just go out. My son-in-law found into on Edmunds about cleaning out the burn on the connectors. Worked for about a year then went out again. Having it fixed along with the AC on Monday. I have bee a long time Honda owner. Would never have problems and run the cars (Accords) till about 200k. So I am very disappointed in the CRV. Probably will never buy a Honda again.
Crystalyn

Albuquerque, NM

#1028 Mar 19, 2011
I have a 2001 CR-V and LOVE it, excpet last August my AC stopped blowing cold... I recharged it, and it got slightly cooler for a week or so then, one day while I was driving I heard a loud noise, and realised it was my AC. A couple weeks later my moms 2004 CR-V did the same thing. I have been reading review after review on the CR-V, cause I would like another one, but not if the AC is going to just go out again. I suppose I will have to look elsewhere for a new crossover. Anyone have any suggestions??
Peggy in FL

Plant City, FL

#1029 Mar 21, 2011
Have a post in here about my 2004 CR-V ... the a/c "blew up" (the mechanic's words) while on vacation.
Got home; contacted my trusted mechanic. He replaced the unit ..I have posted photos on Flickr photo sharing website ... looks like the side blew out of it. Have had no trouble since it was replaced (not with the original .. you get more problems).
If I had done my homework, probably wouldn't have purchased this vehicle ... the info is out there, but of course, not by Honda.
Honda has done nothing even though we have written them. Don't expect them to, anyhow.
I like my vehicle. My husband bought a new one, but like mine better ...
phone gal

Stanton, TN

#1030 Apr 9, 2011
My 2009 crv the air blew out. This makes me so mad bc its not even paid for. My brothers 2005 CRV did the same thing but it was OLD!!! Has anyone had a CRV this young to go out??
phone gal

Stanton, TN

#1031 Apr 9, 2011
Anyone had a 2009 air conditioner to go out? My brothers 2005 CRV completely blew last yr. Think it will be under warranty ??/
liner

Bronx, NY

#1032 Apr 11, 2011
phone gal wrote:
Anyone had a 2009 air conditioner to go out? My brothers 2005 CRV completely blew last yr. Think it will be under warranty ??/
2005 no. 2009 yes.

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