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CarComplaints.com Notes: Honda redesigned the CR-V for the 2007 model year to kick off the 3rd-generation of the popular SUV. Unfortunately that redesign came with malfunctioning door locksand shoddy tires that wear out fast.

8.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$970
Average Mileage:
90,650 miles
Total Complaints:
36 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needs new compressor (9 reports)
  2. not sure (9 reports)
  3. replaced the compressor (7 reports)
  4. replace compressor and coil (5 reports)
  5. replaced ac compressor and condenser (5 reports)
  6. replace belt (1 reports)
2007 Honda CR-V AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Jul 282018

CR-V EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,961 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

AC should not have failed at only 80,000 mi. I've had Toyotas with over 100,000 mi with no AC problems. Now a month later the car was totaled due to brake failure.

- Ines I., Hendersonville, NC, US

problem #35

Oct 162016

CR-V EX-L 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The A/C stopped blowing cold air. It's still warm in Texas in October, so had to get it fixed. Compressor and lines were replaced for $1,600.

- jrcortez1954, Kyle, US

problem #34

May 092017

CR-V LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,534 miles

As like all others mine finally failed. Why doesn't anyone make a bypass pulley for the 3rd gen CR-V?

- Will S., Alameda, CA, US

problem #33

Dec 222016

CR-V EX-L 1.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The AC compressor broke and the replacement cost was around 2000$. There are so many known documented cases for the bad compressor and they extended the warranty to 7 yrs/100K miles. I have only 75K miles on my car and its not covered.

- Gopi M., Parker, CO, US

problem #32

Aug 032015

CR-V EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

It seems like a AC compressor is a common problem for CRV. A friend's CRV compressor was also replaced last month.

- nartleb, Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #31

Jul 232014

CR-V EX 2.4L Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Supposedly Honda knew it was a bad design to put AC Compressor where it is at with no heat shield on this year car.

When the A/C Compressor goes sounds like the engine is ready to seize up.

- joydoh, Steubenville, OH, USA

problem #30

Feb 172015

CR-V LX 4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,550 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sadly another victim of Honda's crappy A/C's. I'm the original owner and I've treated it well. Mileage is low. I live on disability and can not afford the $1900 estimate I rec'd today. This is the 4th Honda I've owned and I know all cars have their issues but after looking at where the AC is located Honda should be truly ashamed and embarrassed to have manufactured this car. I seriously doubt I'll ever buy a Honda again.

- shoebird, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #29

Jun 222014

CR-V EX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Coming back from a great vacation in June, temperature in high 90's, stuck in a traffic jam on I-40 for over an hour, and the AC quits cooling. Four people and one 4 year old child. Needless to say I was pissed! I personally am fed up with Honda. We had a 1996 Accord that the motor blew at 56000 miles, a 2000 Odessey that we only had for about a year, no problem, a 2003 Accord that the transmission started giving us problems, they replaced 3 transmissions before they gave up and said the only thing they could figure was the computer system was giving a false message about the transmission. We traded the Accord (against my wish's but wife is big on Honda's) for this 07 CRV-EX. Windshield wiper motor has been replace, at our expense, and now the AC compressor is shot.

I have had cars before with a lot more years and mileage on them and never had problems with things like this. it seems like things that you would expect to last a long time, go out in no time. if my wife ever wants another Honda, I WILL NOT have anything to do with it. HONDA SUCKS!!!

- Ricky J., Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #28

Jun 272014

CR-V EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,624 miles

I had the same problem fixed two years ago under an extended warranty, however, Honda did not reimburse me the entire amount. It happened again and was not covered at all. This time it cost me more due to rising costs. The worst part is Honda knows it is a defective part yet they do nothing to remedy the problem. They expect the owners to replace the part themselves. My question is, because it the fan and heater switch are both in the compressor, if I didn't replace the compressor would I not have heat in the winter? I think this is unacceptable and we should be compensated by Honda for knowingly putting defective parts into the CR-V. This may well be the last Honda vehicle I ever own, especially if I have to have it replaced every 2 years.

- Sharon C., Sherrill, NY, USA

problem #27

May 142014

CR-V LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

In the summer, it's a big problem!!!! and make a big financial problem for me!!

Update from Apr 3, 2016: AC CLUTCH DO NOT WORK !

- wgao_us, Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #26

Jun 032014

CR-V EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I thought Honda cars were built to last. I live in a state where we rarely need to use A/C so having this go out already really disappoints me and will definitely influence my future purchasing decisions.

- Philip M., Happy Valley, OR, USA

problem #25

Jun 192014

CR-V LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

My 2007 Honda Crv just started blowing hot air. I had an exuded warranty that ended 5/29/2014, it went out last week. I only have 67000 miles on it.

- Regina B., Mpls, MN, USA

problem #24

Jun 062014

CR-V 2.4L Vtech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

Really pissed that Honda has failed to make a promising vehicle, it's going to cost a lot to fix unless my husband can fix it but he can't fit his hands in the area to fix it!! The labor is nuts!

- Raina H., Hobart, IN, US

problem #23

May 282014

CR-V LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Well, this might be it for me and buying Honda's. After choking down paying for a door actuator all door replacement repair a few months ago (again, well known Honda problem on CRV's they won't admit to), now compressor fails to tune of $900+. And that is the "good news" the tech told me. The bearings didn't fail and go through the system so only the compressor needs replaced. Once again (like the door actuator's), a quick Google search reveals that TONS of CRV's have had this issue. Tech says " well, it's normal, it's 6 year old car". I have lots of cars in past 30 years, never had an air conditioner compressor fail.

I am not going to even waste my time calling Honda USA. I will choke down the fix, and when I replace this auto, it will not be with another Honda.

- Buddy W., Greeley, CO, US

problem #22

May 122013

CR-V 2.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Halfway home it felt like a heater was on, that's what I noticed that the AC wasn't working. Don't know how to fix it. Help me!

- Javier V., San Jose, CA, US

problem #21

Jul 102013

CR-V EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

like everyone else with a crv, my wifes ac compressor clutch went. i refuse to put any money into this problem until honda will pay to have them replaced for free since this is a known problem, i promise as a loyal honda owner for my wife we will never be buying another honda again after this. with that said this weekend i found a solution after a day of screwing with it. buy a 55-3/4" serpentine belt and completley bypass the ac clutch, it took a while to get the right size but we finally did. our pulley siezed on the ac and caused the belt to melt and snap, luckily in the drive way. bypassing this got the car to run again with no problems and we will be trading the car in to a honda dealer asap. i want honda to pay for this bullshit. if you can live without ac than remember that belt size . it took my brother in law and i 4 tries to get the size right but everything works fine. ghave had it done for more than a week now and no problems. this is a 35 dollar solution that will let you trade your car in (to a honda dealer so they can suffer) and get a new vhicle or till honda finally owns up to this problem. luckily its late fall in new england and they shouldnt be trying out the ac now. also trade your car in on a sunday for there are no techs working this day to really check your car out...F*ck Honda now

- prudhomme, Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #20

Jun 292012

CR-V LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012, I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM THE DOCTORS OFFICE WITH MY DAUGHTER, AND THE A/C SUDDENDLY STARTED BLOWING HOT AIR. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT ONLY NEEDED FREON, WRONG! ! ! I LIVE IN ATLANTA AND IT WAS THE HOTEST DAY OF THE YEAR, 105 DEGREES.

I TOOK MY CAR TO A MECHANIC SHOP AND I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS COMPRESSOR AND I RECEIVED A QUOTE OF $800.00. I SAID MY CAR IS ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD, IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR A COMPRESSOR TO FAIL. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN HONDA AND THE HONDA CR-V.

IF MY CAR IS ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD AND I AM ALREADY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS, WHAT NEXT? I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE BRAND NEW, NO PREVIOUS OWNERS, AND THE SOLE DRIVER OF THIS VEHICLE. I AM A FEMALE AND RELY ON A GOOD RUNNING VEHICLE, I DO NOT NEED TO BE PAYING FOR REPAIRS ON A FIVE YEAR OLD AUTOMOBILE. HONDA NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THIS PROBLEM AND FIX IT.

- ladydee23, Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 292013

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

Class action lawsuit should be extended PAST the 2006 models, obviously. On a road trip with 4 adults and 1 small child. AC went on highway in HOT weather and naturally hottest week of the summer and had to wait a week to get car into shop.

- Ml C., Conway, AR, USA

problem #18

Apr 032012

CR-V LX 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I received yesterday (17/Dec/2012) a notice from Honda regarding this problem but my car right now has 103,000 miles and the notice stay that the warranty is for 7 years or 100,000 miles. My question is , if they know about the problem since 2009 (reference the complains that I saw in internet) Why did they wait until 2012 to sent the notice? . I have near a 8 month without Air Conditioner because the compressor did not generate enough pressure to circulate the refrigerant.

- scaez1167, Caguas, PR, Puerto Rico

problem #17

May 292013

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

I live in New England and travel 15 min each way to work. Last month, on a hot and humid day, my AC was blowing out warm air. The car is just 6 years old, and the AC is used off and on for 4 months out of the year. There's no way the compressor should have stopped working for the minimal amount of use the AC unit has had. Honda had a recall earlier in 2004 for AC units in their vehicles. It's looking like the issue still exists in earlier model Hondas as well.

My parents have an 06 Honda civic, and also live in New England, and their AC compressor also stopped working 2 weeks ago. They were quoted $1K to have theirs fixed, and have decided against it.

I'd say it's time for another AC recall Honda, this is horrible!

- Brian L., Sagamore Beach, MA, USA

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