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Honda CR-V Air Conditioning is Blowing Warm Air

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012

Average Mileage: 92,864 mi (37,400 mi - 226,100 mi)


The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resulting in very expensive repairs.

  •  Rookie

    A/C quit blowing cold air. Loud "banging" sound occurred with a slight smell and "squeeling" noise. Thought something was falling out of my engine. Just happened today, have not had looked at yet.

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  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    Air worked fine, then just started blowing warm/hot air.

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  • Visitor, , 226,100 mi

    Will not hold freon charge, light comes on when ac button is pressed and hear the engine load, but no cold air

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    My Honda CR-V 2003 started making loud noise when the A/c is switched on. Took it to the Honda dealer where I get all my work done. I was quoted $4,000 for replacing the compressor after all discounts applied on labor and parts. Before discount, the quote was for $5,000+. Is is really supposed to be that expensive. I am at a loss whether to get this fixed or trade in this car for a new one. Dealer is not very hopeful of any help from the Honda Goodwill repair program.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Dealer quotes 3000.00 to fix.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    ac started blowing warm air. It was working the day before. Took it to the dealer and had to pay 1,200$ to replace the ac compressor.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    A/C stopped working, blowing warm air. No sounds. Dealerhips, who to this point has done all maint/repair, says the compressor seized dispersing filings throughout the system, requirimg most of the system to be replaced.. Repair estimated to be a little over $3,000..

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  • Visitor, , 37,400 mi

    No air from vents when turner to hear or AC

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    This is a common defect on a lot of Honda's. Honda is aware of the defect and rather than issue a recall is stiffing their customer base for the repairs. This should be a recall. I went into my dealer with literally thousands of pages of printouts of issues with the compressors. They fixed mine, but there are thousands of complaints where customers had to pay. Google it.

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    Heard a loud knocking noise when driving my kids home from school. Car is in excellent condition with only 71000 miles on it. Due to high cost of repairs, I've been unable to have the car repaired. Very dissapointed at Honda for not issuing a recall. The existing class action is not covering my vehicle as it was built in 2003. Funny thing is that the class action is regarding the catastrophic failure of the a/c compressor in 2002-2004 Honda CRVs.

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