2011 Honda Civic AC / heater problems: AC doesn't work

AC Doesn't Work

2011 Honda Civic

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
28,950 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace the compressor, refrigerant, system flush (1 reports)
2011 Honda Civic AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2011 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102016

Civic LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


AC Compressor went out right before summer of 2016!! Finally got it fixed at Honda Dealer on November 2016, they replaced the compressor and seals and put freon. They did not replace the expansion valve or receiver/dryer.

Now its April 28 2017 and the AC compressor went out again!!! At 54,000 miles!! Its not even summer here in Texas and temps already reaching 85 degrees. Honda is offering to replace the AC compressor again but any other parts will be an extra cost!

Should I talk to my extended warranty and do it at a more reputable shop? Can I even replace it 2x?

Update from Feb 1, 2018: Update. Dealer offered to fix my AC for about $3,000 dollars.

I work at a shop so I bought the AC Kit, AC Flush, Freon, aftermarket for about $350 Had my co-workers replace it, just bought some wings and a couple beers!

I replaced it around May 2017, its been 9 months and it works perfectly.

- Gabriel O., Houston, TX, US

problem #3

Jun 062011

Civic LX 3.21 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles

new car loses freon after 3 months

First problem I had was after several months, of buying my new Honda Civic, my air condtioning did not work.

I brought to the dealership, I was told there was not any Freon in the car. This was a brand new car. They told me after extensive checking of hoses, etc. they could not find leak. How can a brand new car not have any Freon in it?

The air conditioning has continued to be a problem.

I had to have the Freon refilled last year. I

It takes 13 minutes(I timed it as the sweat was pouring down my face) for the air conditioning to cool the car after being parked outside for several hours with a sun shield visor and the back windows opened.

- camillega, Marietta, GA, US

problem #2

Jun 102016

Civic LX-S 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,475 miles

Honda's Civic, a longtime, reputable car. Our particular car is very lightly used and has less than 36000 miles. As a consumer, I feel Honda should fix this problem, but I don't see this happening, yet, I will ask them to do so.

Definitely annoying and definitely a problem that needs to be fixed because of the intense heat we can get here in Texas.

I believe it is VERY EXPENSIVE, pushing $900-1000 for basic repair of compressor, freon, and labor. If more is needed, such as other parts or flushing of the system, then the price goes up significantly from there (perhaps another 50%, or more.

No apparent TSB or info that Honda will cover this part, labor, or repairs.

- Thierry R., Cedar Creek, TX, US

problem #1

Mar 052012

Civic LX 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

I had a new Accord and the air conditioning quit working at about 30,000 miles, this was blamed on road debris. Now I have a new Civic with 27000 miles on it and the air has quit working on it too! The dealership charged me for fixing the Accord but I guarantee that I won't be paying for the Civic to be fixed!

- Jennifer A., Stateline, IN, US

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