16 Civic AC Not Working

anthonyc

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2015
Messages
65
Reaction score
29
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2016 Civic LX
Country flag
A little off subject.
Can you cause harm to the AC system if you turn the car off and then immediately turn it back on if the AC is running? Thanks Paul
I'm not sure, probably isn't great if you are doing it over and over. Having to do it every so often shouldn't bother it much.





Advertisement

 

itbedave

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2017
Messages
33
Reaction score
15
Location
Monroe, Ohio
Car(s)
2017 Civic EX Hatchback
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Well, mine got to the point last week on a hot, sunny day and it was definitely colder on the passenger side than the drivers side and wasn't cooling down the car very much while driving. I was able to find a can of R1234yf at Advance Auto locally for $45 and had a coupon code and a $5 off club members coupon that brought it down to $30 ordering online for pickup. I ordered the hose from Amazon and refilled it on Sunday.

DON'T FORGET: These cans are LEFT-HAND THREADED! I nearly did myself but remembered after trying once to attach the hose before destroying the threads!

Upon attaching the hose to my low side port (with the engine running) it showed low pressure on the gauge. My compressor wasn't even kicking on at this point but I knew it was not completely empty. Almost as soon as I opened the tap on the can, pressure went up and the compressor kicked on. I probably only put half a can in until the pressure was at an acceptable range. Checked the car and it was nice and chilly from both sides, just like it use to be.

Although I had previously said I would consider evacuating my system and using R134A before paying to get it replaced out of my pocket because hatches aren't covered under the TSB... YET... Now that I have at least a temporary stop gap, I'll be contacting Honda to "encourage" them to also cover the hatches, as well as doing more research as to why they aren't in the first place, and possibly joining the class action suit if necessary.

But for about $50 total after discounts, I'm content with it working right now and hopefully through the summer at the very least while I work on a more permanent solution.
 

engineering

Member
Joined
May 25, 2021
Messages
5
Reaction score
5
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2018 Honda Civic Touring
Country flag
Hey Guys,
Got some semi-good news for you. After Honda extended the warranty on the Condensers to 10 years and unlimited mileage, I ended up calling two dealerships here in Canada, I asked if the Condenser they're replacing the defective one with is a modified part to correct the defect. Both dealerships told me it was a modified part with a new part number, the original part number ended with A01, the new part number they gave me ends with A02, I have a 2018 Civic Touring, so the full part number is 80100-TBC-A02. Glad that they FINALLY updated the part. I wanted to call two dealerships to make sure they weren't bullshitting me, both ended up giving me the same part number for the new Condenser which was a relief.
 

itbedave

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2017
Messages
33
Reaction score
15
Location
Monroe, Ohio
Car(s)
2017 Civic EX Hatchback
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Hey Guys,
Got some semi-good news for you. After Honda extended the warranty on the Condensers to 10 years and unlimited mileage, I ended up calling two dealerships here in Canada, I asked if the Condenser they're replacing the defective one with is a modified part to correct the defect. Both dealerships told me it was a modified part with a new part number, the original part number ended with A01, the new part number they gave me ends with A02, I have a 2018 Civic Touring, so the full part number is 80100-TBC-A02. Glad that they FINALLY updated the part. I wanted to call two dealerships to make sure they weren't bullshitting me, both ended up giving me the same part number for the new Condenser which was a relief.
I haven't looked myself, but does anyone know where the condenser is in the engine bay and if the part number happens to be visible? I would like to check on my hatch, even though they say it's not the same part.
 

rcivic

New Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
3
Location
Midwest
Car(s)
2016 Honda Civic Ex
Country flag
Update from my previous post on this thread... My condenser was replaced at no cost to me under the extended warranty for the condenser issue. The dealership I took it to initially quoted me $350 for the diagnosis, but the guy at the service reception was optimistic I would be covered.
 

Civic.Si.1984

New Member
First Name
Silas
Joined
Jun 6, 2021
Messages
2
Reaction score
3
Location
Kentucky
Car(s)
2016 Civic EX
Country flag
Same issue - I have a 2016 Civic with 59,000 miles. Noticed at the end of last summer that the A/C was alternating between warm and cold air, but summer was over so didn't think much about it. Fast forward to this past week, 90 degree weather and nothing but hot air, though it will still get cold in the mornings and evenings or it is stays below 80ish degrees. I took it in to the the local Honda dealer on June 4th and was told it needed a new compressor, clutch, recharge, and a couple other things to do with the A/C. I purchased the car used in 2019 and looking back at the records Honda has on file it was taken into Honda in 2018 due to blowing hot air, but there is not record on what was done. So, dealership quotes me $1800.00. They told me it was the design and that I am basically SOL and did not really have an answer on what caused it to go bad (other than design). I have contacted Honda and waiting for a reply. Wish me luck. -SC
**UPDATE** Well, they pretty much told me I was SOL. I sent a reply email pleading my case...basically all I can do. I did see where a law firm filed a lawsuit at the end of may about the compressors and A/C parts in general. I contacted them and told them everything that is happening and just waiting to hear back. I'll have to pay the $1,800.00 but I'll complain to anyone who will listen..lol.
 

Heavy Foot

Member
First Name
Jay
Joined
Jun 2, 2021
Messages
17
Reaction score
29
Location
Ontario
Car(s)
2019 Civic Si 2021 Toyota Supra GR 3.0
Country flag
**UPDATE** Well, they pretty much told me I was SOL. I sent a reply email pleading my case...basically all I can do. I did see where a law firm filed a lawsuit at the end of may about the compressors and A/C parts in general. I contacted them and told them everything that is happening and just waiting to hear back. I'll have to pay the $1,800.00 but I'll complain to anyone who will listen..lol.
Didn't Honda extend the AC warranty to 10 years?
 

diablo2424

Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2019
Messages
19
Reaction score
7
Location
Charlotte, NC
Car(s)
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport CVT
Country flag
I'm going to try refilling mine before paying anyone $800 to "replace a leaking high pressure hose" as the one dealership I bought it to, told me was the issue. I have a feeling the issue is the condenser though, not a random hose. Hopefully refilling it will help, or at least get me by for a little while as it's getting pretty hot down here in NC, and it's been raining a lot so we need the moisture removal for the windshield
 

TSI

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2018
Messages
90
Reaction score
117
Location
MA
Car(s)
17 Civic Si
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
I took my 17 civic Si in yesterday to the dealer I bought it from for the AC as it’s been blowing hot air for about 2 years. I dropped it off at 3:50pm yesterday and got a call today around 11:30am saying the condenser was replaced under the warranty and that it’s ready for pickup! Didn’t have to pay a single dime as my car has 62,754 miles. Here’s also the parts number for what they replaced.

0E539932-4810-4BB8-BA9C-1FE4C94482F5.jpeg
 

Advertisement






Advertisement
Top