How to Claim a Honda Civic Air Conditioning Recall

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Is There a Honda Civic Air Conditioning Recall?

Honda products for their dependability, and its Civic is one of the cost-effective sedans on the market. Yet, sometimes, minor issues can also escape the eye of even an established vehicle manufacturer. This is the case with the Honda Civic 2016-2018 models. If you have experienced an AC problem with your Civic, you'd want to know whether there is a .

Typically, millions of units of vehicles get recalled due to safety issues in the US every year, at least according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Suppose there is a recall for your car model, you're eligible for repairs, replacements, or refunds from the manufacturer -- for them to adhere to the Consumer Products Safety Act and the United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety.

For car owners, there is no official yet, but the manufacturer can pay for repairs if you're experiencing an issue with the AC, including the compressor and/or condenser. So how does this work? Let's explore that and learn how DoNotPay can help get the Honda AC repairs for your Civic from any dealership ASAP.

How Do I Make a Claim for the Honda Civic AC Compressor?

After the consumers complained about the air conditioning failure in the 2016 -2018 Civics, Honda came clean and extended the warranty for the system to 10 years from 3 years (or 36,000 miles). In plain, this means that you qualify for a free repair or replacement of your Honda Civic AC if the dealership ascertains that the problem originates from the factory. Here is what you can do when you notice that the air conditioning isn't working as expected in your vehicle.

  • Call a Honda dealer to check if your vehicle is covered and when you can get a repair/replacement appointment if it is. You can also call Honda at (800) 999-1009, and they can connect you with the dealer -- if you qualify for the warranty.
  • You can also decide to take the vehicle to the dealership in person. They'll review whether the cause is from the factory and, yes, repair or replace the affected components.

What Happened With the Honda Civic AC Recall?

On August 9, 2019, Honda released a statement addressing the issue with the Civic air conditioner. The company says that the AC issues emanate from the condenser, which isn't manufactured according to their specifications. Using the R-1234yf refrigerant for the first time, the Civic AC system is unable to contain the pressure of the coolant, causing leaks from holes that develop in the condenser tube walls.

Although there have been lawsuits seeking to force Honda to recall the cars affected, the courts have dismissed most of them since they aren't safety-related, which calls for recalls. Therefore, the company has chosen to pay for repairs of vehicles covered under the extended 10-year warranty instead.

Who Is Eligible for the Honda AC Compressor Recall?

Any person who owns a 2016 -2018 Civic can be eligible for free repairs or replacement of the AC components. However, the cause of the problem must not be triggered by a foreign object. This has caused many customers to end up paying for AC diagnostics and repairs out-of-pocket, especially with some dealers claiming the problem's origin is road debris, nullifying the warranty altogether.

Do I Immediately Get a Recall if I Report a Problem With Honda AC?

Whether you own a Civic or any other model from Honda (or other carmakers, for that matter), you're not guaranteed that the units will be recalled as soon as you report concerns. The claims need to be verified for the evidence you provide. This is where DoNotPay can help you! With our Recall Product, you can file an excellent complaint to any auto company.

How to Schedule Dealership Appointments to Repair Honda Civic AC Using DoNotPay

Repairing your Honda Civic AC can cost you upwards of $2000. Notwithstanding, using DoNotPay can save you a significant percentage of this amount and time altogether. We'll scan all available and dealerships "near you" and schedule a suitable appointment date according to your choices.

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1. Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.

2. Tell us how you found out about the recall.

3. Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.

4. Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.

5. Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.

And that's it! DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly with confirmation and how the refund/replacement will be issued, or the next steps in getting the item repaired.

How to Check for Safety Recalls on Your Vehicle Using DoNotPay 's Car Recall Monitor

If your fleet has other cars from Honda or other companies, it's good to check whether there is a recall to ensure you and your loved ones are safe. DoNotPay has got you covered with that already through our Car Recall Monitor.

How the Car Recall Monitor works:

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. We'll automatically check against the NHTSA database to see if your vehicle has been involved in any recalls.
  3. We'll generate a report, summarizing all of the recalls, including the recalled date, NHTSA campaign number, required remediations, and more.

Why Use DoNotPay to File a Claim for the Honda Civic AC Compressor?

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose DoNotPay:

It’s FastYou don’t have to spend hours trying to file a claim.
It’s EasyYou don’t have to struggle to do follow-ups to check the status of your claim.
It’s SuccessfulYou can sit back and relax knowing that we will do the work for you.

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