I bought my 2016 Honda Civic EX-L new in 2016. 2 years later, the driver’s side AC would only blow hot air. I took it to the dealer (only about 16k miles, still under warranty) and the mechanics were very apologetic, said they were seeing this so much it would be a recall soon enough, and they covered the fix for me. The Honda Dealership Mechanic said the compressor is in a bad spot and that any small rock kicked up the wrong way while driving was cracking the compressors. They seemed super annoyed with the AC design decisions by Honda.
Well here we are, 2.5 years since the last AC fix, out of warranty now at 51k miles, and I have the same issue. First it starts with the driver’s side blowing hot, then eventually all of the vents both driver and passenger only blow hot air. This was my fist Honda, and I really loved it until all of this. I called the same mechanic and told him it happened again, and he said Honda only covers that repair one time and it would be about $1,700 this time. No thanks, guess I’ll trade it in while I can and get something that isn’t such a disappointment.
Is anyone else in this spot? I am seeing these complaints around, how can Honda get away with this??