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Honda CR-V AC Compressor Problems



  • dtstofdtstof Posts: 61
    My 2007 always has worked fine in SOCAL. I keep it on recirculate at all times to keep it cool while using the air conditioner. I use max air at first and then keep it in the normal setting. It seems like the system is undersized for the car, but mine is trouble free.(knock on wood)
  • missinkymissinky Posts: 1
    my ac went out in my 06 crv yesterday. today the honda dealer told me my compressor failed and spewed small metal parts throughout the system and the entire ac system needs to be replaced - to the tune of 3800.00!!!!! the car has 60k miles on it! has anyone been told that?
  • bostoncrvbostoncrv Posts: 1
    Had brakes and tires done this week and CRV AC stopped working today. In the Firestone shop and another owner with an 03 CRV also had brakes done and just brought his CRV in with an AC that's not working. Has anyone ever heard of such a coincidence? Is there any link between tire/brake work and AC? It sounds illogical. But I don't believe in coincidences.
  • jjoseph5jjoseph5 Posts: 2
    This sucks!!! On my 07 CRV with 450000 miles, a/c just stopped working on my way back to texas from michigan. The outside temp was 105F. let me tell you it was not fun. I pulled over at OK and tried to fix it thinking of a quick fix like blown fuse. After driving around for 2 hrs I found some body who is willing to take a look at it and suggested of a compressor issue.
    I had to stay at a hotel until the sun goes down and drove home at night.Today I called Honda america and they told me to have the vehicle checked by a dealer. honda dealer diagnosed a compressor issue and they said they will follow up with the Honda. The car is at the dealer. I still dont know what thw Honda would be coming up with. Is it ok that the dealer follow up with this case
  • It's absolutely disgusting that this is going on and Honda is doing nothing about it. My wife has a 2004 Honda CRV and our AC went out about a month ago. We just moved halfway across the country with no AC until we could get it to a dealer. Of course we get a call that says it's the compressor, shredded metal inside and they can't tell the extent of the damage but "low" estimate is $1900 with the higher being $2500. The stupid honda mechanic even suggested we try to save some money going aftermarket if we can't afford this fix. I have no desire to pay them for a defective part they know about but refuse to compensate customers for. I will be selling this car ASAP and I won't ever be heading back to Honda. If you can't supply a decent product at least stand behind the crap you sell. Disgusting.
  • ceaser2ceaser2 Posts: 3
    My AC died last week :cry: . This is a 2005 CR-V LX 4AWD with 65k, my second CR-V from the same dealer. All maintenances done at the same place. So the manager know me and after I told him about maybe going :mad: for a Toyota (8p) he right there told me he will drop the dealer's charge(~$800) :surprise: from the estimate $3800. Also he will call the Honda rep for his area and descuss the issue. Few hours later he called and told me Honda would pay 50%, so my bill is now $1400 and 12 months warranty :) . I would preffer $0 but better then $3800.
  • ceaser2ceaser2 Posts: 3
    edited July 2011
    Exatly the same happened to me. Changed the front brakes and 1 week later AC kaboom. :confuse:
  • ceaser2ceaser2 Posts: 3
    "J" production march 2005
  • ohiokarenohiokaren Posts: 3
    After 2 weeks with no AC (03 CRV), and exploring all our options, we ended up having the entire AC system replaced by our Honda dealer. Compared to some of the posts I've read, we were treated very well by our dealer. (It's not the dealer's fault) The estimate was $3200 in central Ohio. (no way we would or could have paid that) Honda paid 50% and the dealer took care of the details. We did not have to call Honda of America. This was all resolved the same morning we dropped the car off for diagnosis. So what's the problem? We will never trust the AC again. (We've read to many posts from owners with repeat failures) There is a 12 month warranty on the repair so we have a year to decide if we're going to keep the car. My advice to others after this very inconvenient, expensive and infuriating experience is to educate yourself before you make a decision about what course of action is best for your situation. There is no simple fix. Shellie, thanks for the link.
  • fourwindfourwind Posts: 1
    My 2008 Honda CR-V AC has been working on and off for the last few months. Last week when the temperature reached record high of 118F with humidex, the AC completely died. The car's warranty expired a few months ago!

    Sweating like crazy, I took the car to the local dealer, they told me my AC compressor is defective and needs to be replaced. They quoted me an after market AC compressor for about $1,000 and said Honda compressor price is much higher. If I could stand the heat, I would return the car to dealer as is because the lease is due early next year. But the summer has just started!

    So I called Honda to complain and asked for compensation. Still in the process of negotiation with Honda and I know for sure Honda won't foot the bill.

    I saw lots of posts on the Internet about older Honda CR-V model AC problem, anyone with a newer model Honda CR-V having AC problem just like me?
  • kaidee88kaidee88 Posts: 4
    We've had a similar week. I had my 120,000 mile maintenance and front brakes and rotors replaced last Monday (July 18, 2011) and the A/C compressor went out on Wednesday (July 20) of the same week. I have a 2005 CRV.

  • Most of us have had a catastrophic AC failure. There was no warning and no period where it was working on and off. It just suddenly seizes and breaks apart sending metal through the system.
  • trjr24trjr24 Posts: 1
    I just had my 2007 Honda CRV compressor replaced. The mechanic said he has seen this problem before. Something about the way the valves were made and the location of the Compressor on these cars. I called dealership and to see if they had heard of this and of course they said no. I had a friend fix it and he ordered the compressor which was hard to find for $500.00. So far it is working great. I plan to call the Honda myself.
  • My 2007 Honda CRV with 49,000 miles just had its compressor give up the ghost as well. The dealer is quoting me £1600 ($2400) to replace compressor, clutch, relay, and coil.
  • mprice5mprice5 Posts: 1
    I have an 04 CR-V EX with 75k miles. My ac compressor went out 2 years ago at 63k I had to pay 25% of my repair which was still $470. Now my a/c is doing the exact same thing!!! I love my car, bought it new. It is my 6th new Honda. My son is getting ready to go to college so we were going to take his old truck and give him my CR-V and buy another new with the ac going out again I don't think I will ever buy another Honda! They really need to step up and take care of this! There is too many of us out there with this problem for them not to know they have a design issue!
  • Go with a Hyundai. Honda has dropped the ball too far on this and they are doing NOTHING for their customers. Ours won't knock off anything for ours. We are selling it to buy a Veracruz.
  • crvdude1crvdude1 Posts: 47
    Try google "acura rdx air conditioning problems".
    Failure runs in the family! :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
  • louloveloulove Posts: 11
    Wow. I am a long time Honda owner. My first new car was a 1976 Honda Accord (first year made).
    I can't believe how Honda is treating their customers.

    My 2004 CRV LX (that I purchased new) only has 20,400 miles and the a/c compressor imploded
    July 24 while on a trip, in typical Georgia temps of 95 plus degrees. You HAVE to have air conditioning the better part of the year here.

    I took it to the dealer, got the now well-known bad news that the entire system was contaminated
    to the tune of $3200. Dealer called Honda and they reduced the price to $1343, which is a heck
    of a lot better than the first price but still extremely disappointing.

    I am retired and thought the car would last a long time, never dreamed I would have such a costly
    repair. I am so disappointed in Honda that I would never buy another one. This car is my 8th
    and last Honda.

    The dealer said the kit they ordered (they will install Tuesday) is an "upgraded" compressor.
    I'll never trust the car again. I might just trade it when the car market improves. :cry:
  • There is a potential class action lawsuit against Honda for this ac problem. A simple google will find you the lawyers involved. I personally am done letting companies do whatever they want to us.
  • we have 2004 crv too!! ac compressor issue. whole thing was bad. i raised hell with honda and they covered half of 1350.00 dollar bill. only 675 out of our pocket! i have owned 10 honda's since 1990 and have never seen anything like this. i too cant believe honda hasnt recalled this issue.
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