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That sucks!!! First I can remember reading about compressor going bad... have been plenty of posts regarding the inconsistencies of the climate control (not blowing cold/hot air when owners felt it was appropriate). Since your car is '18 has the warranty expired? If it has you may want to contact Honda Customer Service (contact info below) to start a claim. IMO a compressor shouldn't go bad this soon!!!

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That sucks!!! First I can remember reading about compressor going bad... have been plenty of posts regarding the inconsistencies of the climate control (not blowing cold/hot air when owners felt it was appropriate). Since your car is '18 has the warranty expired? If it has you may want to contact Honda Customer Service (contact info below) to start a claim. IMO a compressor shouldn't go bad this soon!!!

Honda Automobile Customer Service, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

800-999-1009

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Automobile Customer Service
Mail Stop 100-5E-8A
1919 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501-2746

hondacertified.com

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Thanks. Warranty expired, over mileage. I use car for commuting. But I will call customer care. Thanks so much for info
 

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I called the Honda care number. I was told they are having ac compressor issues with certain models. Honda was giving extended warranties on those models for ac issues. Unfortunately my vin number wasn’t covered.
The fact they acknowledged issues with some AC compressors they should want to investigate further with yours. I realize during the build of our cars they document what parts (serial numbers) go into each vehicle and is the reason they can designate a VIN range of cars that may have gotten a bad compressor... however w/that said errors do happen and it could be possible that your compressor was one that has been found to be bad. If the person you spoke to wouldn't provide any assistance (IE: take it back to your dealer and have them check P/N or Serial Number to verify yours isn't one of the defective ones, or since we (Honda) have knowledge of some compressors being defective we (Honda) will provide some "good will" assistance in the repair of yours) I would call them back and ask to speak to a supervisor. IMO a compressor shouldn't go bad in 3 years unless it was defective to start with or something was defective in the system to cause it to go bad.

Keep us posted and good luck.
 

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The fact they acknowledged issues with some AC compressors they should want to investigate further with yours. I realize during the build of our cars they document what parts (serial numbers) go into each vehicle and is the reason they can designate a VIN range of cars that may have gotten a bad compressor... however w/that said errors do happen and it could be possible that your compressor was one that has been found to be bad. If the person you spoke to wouldn't provide any assistance (IE: take it back to your dealer and have them check P/N or Serial Number to verify yours isn't one of the defective ones, or since we (Honda) have knowledge of some compressors being defective we (Honda) will provide some "good will" assistance in the repair of yours) I would call them back and ask to speak to a supervisor. IMO a compressor shouldn't go bad in 3 years unless it was defective to start with or something was defective in the system to cause it to go bad.

Keep us posted and good luck.
I will do that. Thanks for the great input. Much appreciated
 

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I received a letter in the mail from corporate Honda a couple days ago that warranty for AC related issues has been extended to 10 years. I haven’t had any issues, but it was a notice saying if I do ever have the problem I “should” be covered.
 

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Yes I have the 2018 Touring 2.0 59k miles just brought it home after repairs to the AC system as it just stopped blowing cold air 2 weeks ago while driving in 110 degree weather here in Phoenix. Needless to say quality has went downhill with Honda. Compressor froze up sending metal fragments through the whole system. Yup 4000 dollar repair job very very upset with Honda Beware!
 

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Yes I have the 2018 Touring 2.0 59k miles just brought it home after repairs to the AC system as it just stopped blowing cold air 2 weeks ago while driving in 110 degree weather here in Phoenix. Needless to say quality has went downhill with Honda. Compressor froze up sending metal fragments through the whole system. Yup 4000 dollar repair job very very upset with Honda Beware!
How did it cost you $4k.when there is a recall? You're aware car makers don't make every single part of every single vehicle correct? What about all the manufacturers that used the Tata air bags or bad Goodyear tires? Are all their vehicle poor quality Because one system has issues? Now if entire parts of the car start having problems then.we can talk about quality going downhill. They did the right thing and stood behind their product with a 10year extended warranty. What more could you want?
 

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How did it cost you $4k.when there is a recall? You're aware car makers don't make every single part of every single vehicle correct? What about all the manufacturers that used the Tata air bags or bad Goodyear tires? Are all their vehicle poor quality Because one system has issues? Now if entire parts of the car start having problems then.we can talk about quality going downhill. They did the right thing and stood behind their product with a 10year extended warranty. What more could you want?
The recall is on the condenser... they stated the compressor went bad... are they one in the same? My first thought also was it should have been covered by that extended warranty then I looked and the extended warranty says for the condenser.
 

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Ahh I see. I have the envelope but haven't opened it yet. I was under the impression it was both units. No they are not one in the same unfortunately for this person. ac system remove heat and moisture. Compressor takes gas and turns it into liquid state, the condenser removes the heat and moisture from the ac system and expels it out of the system. The condenser is the portion that will leak water from under your car or outside your house for that matter on hot humid days. In more efficient indoor greenhouses, that water is actually recycled, as it actually comes out very pure, and fed back to the crops.
 
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