Honda CRV Air Conditioner problems
SDCAGuy

San Diego, CA

#1302 Dec 1, 2012
Well after a few years of my car making noise my AC finally blew. Took it in to the dealership but unlike many...I had a fairly good experience. I have a 2004 CR-V with only about 55k on it. I have a history with the dealership. Have never taken my car any other place for any repairs, oil replacement...anything. I had a Civic before this one too which I bought from them. So my dedication paid off cause not only did the general manager speak with Honda America...but the dealership picked up most of my tab. I only paid about $350. With the horror stories I've read...I count myself lucky. But I still question if I'll ever buy another Honda. Mainly because this CR-V has had so many things go wrong with it, factory recalls, etc. I just dont trust them anymore. I just hope this AC doesn't break again before I buy a new car.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#1303 Dec 2, 2012
SDCAGuy wrote:
Well after a few years of my car making noise my AC finally blew. Took it in to the dealership but unlike many...I had a fairly good experience. I have a 2004 CR-V with only about 55k on it. I have a history with the dealership. Have never taken my car any other place for any repairs, oil replacement...anything. I had a Civic before this one too which I bought from them. So my dedication paid off cause not only did the general manager speak with Honda America...but the dealership picked up most of my tab. I only paid about $350. With the horror stories I've read...I count myself lucky. But I still question if I'll ever buy another Honda. Mainly because this CR-V has had so many things go wrong with it, factory recalls, etc. I just dont trust them anymore. I just hope this AC doesn't break again before I buy a new car.
Look at the reliability and recall records of any make car since 2004 and I think you'll find Honda right up there with the best of them. Plus, and it's a biggie, you seem to have found a good dealer. I'd stick with him.
Peggy in FL

Lakeland, FL

#1304 Dec 2, 2012
Check out www.truedelta.com
Michael Karesh has put together a great site to compare cars; reliability; repair history;check a car you are thinking about buying; etc.
These histories come from owners who report anything done to their car.
Thank my friend for letting me know of this site! My 2004 CR-V a/c blew up ... it is in here.
Did not go to the dealer; bought the CR-V used from the dealer [ one owner ]. Took CR-V to a mechanic who worked on my previous car .. a/c ///// NOT Honda brand cost $800. Recently got a check for $240.00 from the Class Action Lawsuit against Honda.
Still love my car ~
DianeTS

Banning, CA

#1305 Dec 10, 2012
I have a 2007 Honda CRV and it's not very reliable! Right now I have 110,000 miles on it and the air conditioning compressor just failed I expected it, as I read that a LOT of CRV's failed this way. Started making lots of noise and had my mechanic replace it for 702.00...not fun. Also at 96,000 miles the door locks failed...that was a $400.00 sensor. Luckily the dealer covered that one but I've also has a light on the dash for a bad air bag...dealer wanted to replace a $750 sensor, which he did....and it still didn't work. Didn't charge me for that but said he thinks it's another sensor that he wants to replace at my cost of $1000! I declined that as he said it's NOT under warranty. So I don't think my air bags work and theres no help from Honda! I've always owned Toyotas and have loved them..this was my first and it will be my LAST Honda I ever buy! I thought Hondas were better than this but they are no more reliable than the cars Detroit put out! Stay away from Honda!
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#1306 Dec 11, 2012
DianeTS wrote:
I have a 2007 Honda CRV and it's not very reliable! Right now I have 110,000 miles on it and the air conditioning compressor just failed I expected it, as I read that a LOT of CRV's failed this way. Started making lots of noise and had my mechanic replace it for 702.00...not fun. Also at 96,000 miles the door locks failed...that was a $400.00 sensor. Luckily the dealer covered that one but I've also has a light on the dash for a bad air bag...dealer wanted to replace a $750 sensor, which he did....and it still didn't work. Didn't charge me for that but said he thinks it's another sensor that he wants to replace at my cost of $1000! I declined that as he said it's NOT under warranty. So I don't think my air bags work and theres no help from Honda! I've always owned Toyotas and have loved them..this was my first and it will be my LAST Honda I ever buy! I thought Hondas were better than this but they are no more reliable than the cars Detroit put out! Stay away from Honda!
I believe the seat belt is the only thing still warranted by Honda. Airbags are pretty important, so how about going to a local body shop for their opinion?
Jason

Ajax, Canada

#1307 Jan 1, 2013
DianeTS wrote:
I have a 2007 Honda CRV and it's not very reliable! Right now I have 110,000 miles on it and the air conditioning compressor just failed I expected it, as I read that a LOT of CRV's failed this way. Started making lots of noise and had my mechanic replace it for 702.00...not fun. Also at 96,000 miles the door locks failed...that was a $400.00 sensor. Luckily the dealer covered that one but I've also has a light on the dash for a bad air bag...dealer wanted to replace a $750 sensor, which he did....and it still didn't work. Didn't charge me for that but said he thinks it's another sensor that he wants to replace at my cost of $1000! I declined that as he said it's NOT under warranty. So I don't think my air bags work and theres no help from Honda! I've always owned Toyotas and have loved them..this was my first and it will be my LAST Honda I ever buy! I thought Hondas were better than this but they are no more reliable than the cars Detroit put out! Stay away from Honda!
Sorry to hear Diane! I just recently had 3 problems crop up on my 2002 CRV with 108,000 miles: A/C stopped working, DRL and SRS lights on the dash. I was able to find youtube videos on the DRL and SRS issues - and to my great surpise, I was able to fix those on my own. I also owned a 1997 CRV, and bad things started to happen on its 10 year birthday (around 120,000 miles). I just figure all cars hit the wall around this time if you're lucky, which isn't so bad when you think about it. Dont forget Toyota had their own issues not that long ago!
Tom

Thailand

#1308 Jan 1, 2013
Jason, I've had the SRS light problem on my 2004 CRV since it had around 30k miles on it. The dealer wanted to much to check and repair so I've just been driving with it on.

Could you please post the URL to the youtube video that helped you fix that. Thanks.
Jason

Ajax, Canada

#1309 Jan 3, 2013
Hi Tom:

First I took apart the seat belt buckle, and cleaned all parts with rubbing alcohol. Then I followed this:



Good luck!
Tom

Thailand

#1310 Jan 3, 2013
^ Thanks for the info. It may help others as well as me.
ClassActionsandH ondaSuck

Frisco, TX

#1311 Jan 14, 2013
Like most Class Action Suits, the lawyers make the money and the consumer is screwed. They never really see anywhere near the out of pocket expenses incurred. In my case the A/C black death happened on a trip. Heard the same BS about no problems but the parts were on back order. In my case I was about 1800 miles from home. So my out of pocket was $800 in having care shipped back to me after repair in Oregon and me in Texas.

So asfar as I am concerned tell everyone you know not to buy a Honda! Period! They do not stand by their product. Sounds like they are jacking up the price to the dealers on these parts now that class action period ended and screwing the consumer who gets the problem.

Tell everyone you know, post on Social media. It's time to let Honda know they should suffer for doing this and not standing by the consumer no matter how old the car specially if it's an original owner.
Labor

Glendora, CA

#1312 Jan 17, 2013
Actually, most of the cost is labor. When under warranty the manufacture pays for it. After warranty the dealer gets to screw you.
ann

Savannah, GA

#1313 Feb 3, 2013
i have a 2010 honda crv and it only has 24000 miles and out of warranty and i just found out what it will cost and i am diffently going to see honda dealership if the dont fix i will never buy another honda car
Shannon wrote:
Umm, I told my wife how much it would cost to fix the AC and she asked "isn't it covered by the warranty." Obviously, I thought, she has no idea how short of a warranty the vehicle has. I told her no when she mentioned that we got the extended warranty from the dealer, that is what finalized the deal.
Well, this is one of those rare occasions when she remembered something about a car that I forgot. It is not the "honda care" warranty and I no longer live close to the original dealer. The dealer I took it to said they would work with the waranty company, but would bill me and i would have to get them to reimburse me. I called the original dealer and set up an appointment for Monday, it is about 130 miles from my house... should be worth it.
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Since: Jan 13

Ludhiana, India

#1314 Feb 5, 2013
If you face any difficulty in your air conditioner then you can contact a leading A/c repair company in Orlando.
Proper working of summers is very important so you need to keep in mind that make sure your air conditioner gets regular service.
Jim Charlotte NC

Charlotte, NC

#1315 Feb 7, 2013
Honda CRV 2004 Air conditioning went out at 38,000
miles no warranty no coverage cost $1,200 to repair at Honda dealer. This will be my last Honda.
Note: Warranty people agreed 5 months later to pay for parts only no labor covered. That is why I will
not buy another Honda product. It is obvious that they have a problem and we should not have to pay money out of pocket because of an inferior product.
Derek Hoblyn

Nottingham, UK

#1316 Feb 10, 2013
I am in the UK and have a 2005 CRV 2.2 CTDI.
The AC switch green light has just started to flash and will not when pressed switch the AC off unless the fan is switched off seperately. Does this indicate something is wrong with the AC or has the switch itself just developed a fault.
DianeTS

Banning, CA

#1317 Feb 15, 2013
An update to the CRV problems...The airbag problem is still there...my daughter originally bought this car and bought an extended warrantee and then I bought the car from her. I took the car in because I had an "SRS light" on the dash indicating the airbags were not working. They replaced the airbag sensor ($200) and it did NOT fix it. Then they wanted to replace the SRS Unit ($800+) and had no idea if it would fix it. Oh, and they said it was NOT covered by the extended warrantee! I declined so now I have no airbags.

Shortly after this my air conditioned compressor failed and it cost me $700 to have it replaced (I've heard thats cheap some have cost up to $3000 to have it fixed) 2 weeks after that I got a letter from Honda that there was a "secret" warrantee on the AC pump and if you've already had it replaced they'd reimburse you so I sent in my paperwork and waited. Yesterday I got a real nice letter from Honda tell me to "Pack Sand"..they would NOT reimburse me for the repair! It seems they extended this secret warranty to 100,000 miles....and when I had mine repaired I had...(drumroll)... 101,000 miles! If an AC pump should last to 100,000 miles it should last to 101 thousand! So much for customer service!
DianeTS

Banning, CA

#1318 Feb 15, 2013
I see on my first post I said I had 110,000 miles on it but that was a guess. The actual mileage when the AC failed was 101,151 miles.
Peggy

Lakeland, FL

#1319 Feb 17, 2013
ann wrote:
i have a 2010 honda crv and it only has 24000 miles and out of warranty and i just found out what it will cost and i am diffently going to see honda dealership if the dont fix i will never buy another honda car<quoted text>
A/C problem with the 2010 CR-V ? Or ____ something else ?
Stacey

Phoenix, AZ

#1320 Mar 17, 2013
liner wrote:
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Good luck, but I have this funny feeling........
Why weren't any of us notified?
Alicia rosario

Fairfield, CA

#1321 Apr 5, 2013
My 2004 crv 's air conditioning disintegrated. The dealership was charging me $ 4100.00 for labor and parts. I took it it back home, I was not about to put that amount on the car. My car has 71000 miles on it . They still charged me $ 75.00. I don't think I will buy another Honda .

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