Honda CRV Air Conditioner problems
Connie

Goshen, IN

#1322 Apr 26, 2013
My 2002 has 5900 miles and the a/c diagnosis reads, A/C blows warm air,performed a/c system inspection found a/c compressor locked up and metal in system will need to replace whole ac system and compressor $4378.00". Honda America says talk with the dealership and try to work out a deal. HONDA SUCKS!!!!!!!
This should of been treated as a recall and NOT a class action lawsuit paying pennies on the situation HONDA created. Hope you all tell your friends and it affects their future sales.
Honda CRV 2002

San Diego, CA

#1323 Apr 30, 2013
If this is any consolation to you, I had the same issue and was able to have it fixed for $648.00. A year and a half later, the A/C works like a champ: Price break down was Parts: Compressor and ac recharge 369.75 + Labor 250.00 The mechanic showed me what went wrong, the belt bearing wheel on the compressor was shot and no it did not send shards into the system, hence the system did not need to be flushed and entirely replaced...Hope this helps.
Good Luck
Connie wrote:
My 2002 has 5900 miles and the a/c diagnosis reads, A/C blows warm air,performed a/c system inspection found a/c compressor locked up and metal in system will need to replace whole ac system and compressor $4378.00". Honda America says talk with the dealership and try to work out a deal. HONDA SUCKS!!!!!!!
This should of been treated as a recall and NOT a class action lawsuit paying pennies on the situation HONDA created. Hope you all tell your friends and it affects their future sales.
SDCAGuy

San Diego, CA

#1324 Apr 30, 2013
Well...its happened again. My AC was making whistling noises for about two years until it finally broke and exploded. I was lucky enough that the dealership picked up most of the cost (I have a 2004 Honda CR-V EX 4WD). That was last Sept. Well the past 2 months I thought I heard some faint whistling noises again like before. Well...it was an extra warm weekend in stop and go traffic and its whistling full on again. I took it back to the dealership and they tried to recreate it. Of course they couldn't. They basically said they can't replace anything until it fully breaks. And I said...so you're willing for it this time to potentially explode into the engine that then will cost 4k rather than replace the part. Absolutely crazy. The problem...its not the dealership or your service advisor. Its stupid Honda who made a faulty part that keeps breaking. So here I am again...waiting for my AC to blow up again.
Honda CRV 2004

Philadelphia, PA

#1325 May 11, 2013
I have the same problem. The air conditioner suddenly stopped for my crv 2004 with the mileage of 110,000 I took to the dealer and they required $109.95 just to check what was wrong with it. Is this because Honda is not reliable?
Honda CRV 2004

Philadelphia, PA

#1326 May 11, 2013
How to make a complain to Honda?
Mohd Yaseen

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#1327 May 13, 2013
In my Honda CRV 2004 AC is still working, my problem is the leaking water into my car by front passenger and a squealing sound when turning and the fan and/or AC is on. It only squeals when I turn left, not right. The AC unit still works. My husband thinks that maybe it is just plugged or perhapsa problem with evaporator accumulator - any thoughts/suggestions
Laura

Brooklyn, NY

#1328 May 16, 2013
Ann: Did Honda pay for your fix? We had less than 23,000 miles on our 2010 CVR when the compressor completely blew out. Honda is reviewing our case now to determine if they will cover the $1200 cost to replace the compressor.
THx
Laura
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>
tony

Richmond, VA

#1329 May 18, 2013
ac went at 140000 mi quote is 1500 dollars to fix . i am a die hard about honda but u a right about a recall on the ac unit . i have second thought about honda . i will give honda a call monday morning hope i get a case number and get some money back . and i have had 5 hondas.they do not make them like they use to
praymorenow1

Orange, CA

#1330 May 30, 2013
Honda should have had a recall, & replaced the entire system in every CRV in that time period (class action 2000 to 2008, etc.).... dealers should have reached out to customers, who generally love their CRV's. But, no one did, and thousands of people paid out $1,500.00 to $3,500 for the blown up a/c compressor units, that leave damage that lingers. Do you really think the blown up units & all that metal doesn't leave damage elsewhere? I paid $2,100.00. The 2nd time. 1st time was covered by warranty. I paid $500.00 for a related problem as well. I just paid $500.00 for a starter issue, & yes, the dealer said yes, the blown up bits may have impacted this part....nice.

I love my CRV OTHER THAN THIS ONE ISSUE.... I will never buy another. I'll try a RAV4 or Outlander or Subaru or Escape or even Rogue. Sorry, Honda, this two Honda car owner of 20 years won't buy another.
praymorenow1

Orange, CA

#1331 May 30, 2013
1st time, car was at 105K, barely under my EXTENDED WARRANTY. 2nd time, car was at 155K, & not covered.

This is Honda's quiet problem.....good car, good manufacturer, & they should have handled this better.

Even 50% would have been great.....

I would have preferred to continue w/ Honda. But, can't do it.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#1332 May 31, 2013
praymorenow1 wrote:
1st time, car was at 105K, barely under my EXTENDED WARRANTY. 2nd time, car was at 155K, & not covered.
This is Honda's quiet problem.....good car, good manufacturer, & they should have handled this better.
Even 50% would have been great.....
I would have preferred to continue w/ Honda. But, can't do it.
You're right, but you wanna know why Honda isn't in too big a hurry to fix this? The CRV is the top selling small SUV today, that's why. No incentive.
Deborah Weltin

Victorville, CA

#1333 Jun 4, 2013
I have a 2003 and this is the 2nd time I have to replace the A/C unit. Estimated cost at the dealer is $4200. I had to replace in June of 2007. My car has under 100k miles. Seems a bit odd to me. I remember the first time the mechanic said that Honda did not mount the a/c correctly and had seen many issues with the a/c due to this.
Leo

Altamonte Springs, FL

#1334 Jun 4, 2013
I bought a CRV Honda 2005 and my Airconditioning unit got busted, I called Honda told that the warranty is already over and I was so disappointed , said to my self I will never ever buy Honda anymore and I will not recomend Honda to my friends and family.
Noreen

Reno, NV

#1335 Jun 11, 2013
I had the AC on a 2004 Honda completely replaced at 24,000 miles in 2008. Honda stepped up and took care of it even though I was out of warranty due to time. I am now back in due to no AC. They informed me yesterday that the compressor was fine but the clutch set needed to be replaced at a cost of $540. Today they have replaced the clutch set and are now telling me that the compressor will not engage so they have to replace the compressor at a cost of $797. They are going to eat the labor. Supposedly the compressor is worn on the front. I have 52,000 miles. I will be making the call to Honda. This is ludicrous. After reading many of your posts, they have a problem.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#1336 Jun 11, 2013
Noreen wrote:
I had the AC on a 2004 Honda completely replaced at 24,000 miles in 2008. Honda stepped up and took care of it even though I was out of warranty due to time. I am now back in due to no AC. They informed me yesterday that the compressor was fine but the clutch set needed to be replaced at a cost of $540. Today they have replaced the clutch set and are now telling me that the compressor will not engage so they have to replace the compressor at a cost of $797. They are going to eat the labor. Supposedly the compressor is worn on the front. I have 52,000 miles. I will be making the call to Honda. This is ludicrous. After reading many of your posts, they have a problem.
Consider yourself lucky, as least your dealer is willing to meet you part way.
Noreen

Reno, NV

#1337 Jun 11, 2013
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Consider yourself lucky, as least your dealer is willing to meet you part way.
I talked them into a rental for a day or so too. That doesn't make things all right though.
Carrie

Durham, NC

#1338 Jun 14, 2013
I am so frustrated! I have a 2004 Honda CR-V, and had my compressor replaced in the summer of 2011 because it locked up(Mechanic told me that this is a common problem with this model car). After a few months of the wonderful cool air, IT LOCKED up again! I took it back to the repair shop that fixed it and he replaced it again at no cost to me, but told me that all of the hoses would now need to be replaced because there may be metal pieces from the damage the first time and this may have caused it to lock the second time. So I paid the $ to have the new hoses installed, and again had amazingly cool air... for a few months. Then on a trip to the beach at the end of June in NC it was hot at all get out, and what do you know HOT AIR BLOWING AGAIN! So I took it back to the mechanic and this time he told me that my compressor was fine, and that it was actually my heat pump?!? So, I said fine replace it and what do you know it was blowing cold air again... Well it is not June again in NC and hot and muggy. I go to turn the air on last week and HOT AIR! I am so frustrated. I LOVE my car besides these issues. last year I received a class action suit form from Honda for these very issued. I filled out all requested forms, and had the mechanic fill out all the forms and send copies of all my receipts, and my claims were denied! The suit was for the very reason the my car is having problems. I do not have the time or money to A) replace these parts again, or B) purchase a new car. I am at a loss right now, any ideas?
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#1339 Jun 14, 2013
Carrie wrote:
I am so frustrated! I have a 2004 Honda CR-V, and had my compressor replaced in the summer of 2011 because it locked up(Mechanic told me that this is a common problem with this model car). After a few months of the wonderful cool air, IT LOCKED up again! I took it back to the repair shop that fixed it and he replaced it again at no cost to me, but told me that all of the hoses would now need to be replaced because there may be metal pieces from the damage the first time and this may have caused it to lock the second time. So I paid the $ to have the new hoses installed, and again had amazingly cool air... for a few months. Then on a trip to the beach at the end of June in NC it was hot at all get out, and what do you know HOT AIR BLOWING AGAIN! So I took it back to the mechanic and this time he told me that my compressor was fine, and that it was actually my heat pump?!? So, I said fine replace it and what do you know it was blowing cold air again... Well it is not June again in NC and hot and muggy. I go to turn the air on last week and HOT AIR! I am so frustrated. I LOVE my car besides these issues. last year I received a class action suit form from Honda for these very issued. I filled out all requested forms, and had the mechanic fill out all the forms and send copies of all my receipts, and my claims were denied! The suit was for the very reason the my car is having problems. I do not have the time or money to A) replace these parts again, or B) purchase a new car. I am at a loss right now, any ideas?
May I respectfully suggest a new mechanic? Yes, this is a common problem on these cars, but it is also common knowledge that the complete AC system needs to be inspected and cleaned whenever a major AC system part has failed. Apparently your mechanic failed to do that at the initial compressor failure. I'm not sure what a "heat pump" is in a car AC system, but any subsequent failures could certainly be blamed on contamination in the system due to the compressor disintegrating.
Sophie

Omaha, NE

#1340 Jun 17, 2013
Wow -- I have a 2004 CRV with 75,000 miles. My air conditioner isn't blowing cold air. I dread the expense I'm going to have to incur. Please let us know outcome. I, too, will contact Honda.
2003 CRV

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#1341 Jun 18, 2013
At 110,000 miles, my A/C quit. This is what the Honda dealer wrote for their diagnosis:

Technician inspected the vehicle's A/C system by inspecting the relays and all relays appear to be performing as designed. Technician found that there is no power being supplied to the A/C compressor clutch at this time. Technician then manually supplied the A/C compressor clutch with power and the A/C compressor did not turn on. Further diagnosis is needed to determine whether or not the A/C thermal switch and/or A/C compressor clutch need to be replaced. Technician also noted that since the A/C compressor is not turning on, further damage to the A/C system may be present if the A/C compressor is seized. We will not be able to make this determination until we have proper power being supplied to the A/C compressor and knowing that the thermal switch and clutch are performing as designed. We must remove the A/C compressor to install a new thermal switch and coil, cost to perform is $963 plus tax. Once the A/C system is recharged it is possible that the A/C compressor may also need replacement,$1109 plus tax. Once this issue is repaired, the power source needs to be addressed which will be charged by time and materials. If the A/C compressor failed and contaminated the A/C system, a complete replacement of the A/C system may be needed

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