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.
Average mileage: 101,322 (10,000–260,000)
16 model years affected: 1997
, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
370 people reported this problem
A/C just stopped cooling from one minute to the next.
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.
Air worked fine, then just started blowing warm/hot air.
Started blowing hot air when I started car, ac worked fine when I went into store
Will not hold freon charge, light comes on when ac button is pressed and hear the engine load, but no cold air
I got into my car at 5:00 today and the air conditioner was blowing hot air. It was fine last night when I was coming home.
Is there anything I can try before bringing it back to the dealer. I just paid over $1,000. to have the power steering problem fixed.
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.
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 $3,000..
ac started blowing warm air. It was working the day before. Took it to the dealer and had to pay 1,200$ to replace the ac compressor.
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.
My A/C is blowing hot air. I am currently shopping for the best price to fix it.
A/C Broke 3 times and is very expensive. Honda is aware of this problem and refuses to do anything about it. All one needs to do is read the web blogs and you will see how many owners have had this experience with their CRVs. Honda needs to man up and take responsibility for this problem they know it exist and they are turning their back on thousands of people who put their trust in Honda. Honda shoud initiate a recall on all air conditioners in 2004 CRV's and all the have the same problems.
Javier M,Raleigh, NC, USA
After noticing hot air blowing when A/C should have been producing cold air, we took it into our mechanic and their assessment is that the air compressor clutch burnt out requiring at least the compressor to be replaced but recommending everything associated with the A/C to be in order for it to be warrantied. Not what I had in mind today when I woke up.
A/c stopped blowing cold air after working fine 10 + years. Took to dealer and they said the air condensing unit kind of exploded sending mental all throughout the system and that this is very "rare"! The dealership wants $3800 to fix! Did some research and found out that this is not rare. Now it's time to fight.
Air conditioner is blowing hot air
blowing warm air for several months -- decided not to investigate as I'm in Maine. Right front started smoking.... thought it was seized brake. Opened up hood, heard belt snap, towed to shop, and now estimated $1,200. just like everyone else.
Dealer quotes 3000.00 to fix.
At the first on set of the problem the AC would stop blowing cold air when the outside temperature was hotter that 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Now the outside temperature doesn't matter.... it will blow cold air from approximately 2 -5 minutes then it makes a quiet shuttering noise and then blows warm humid air that smells musky.