My new Honda CRV 2013 has an intermittent hissing sound that comes from the AC. It has had this problem since day 1, but Honda refuses to do anything about it because they say that the car is functioning normally. The hiss is intermittent, occurring about once every 15 to 30 seconds, possibly whenever the compressor comes on. It can be quiet some times and louder at others, but I can clearly hear it even if I have the radio is on. I tried other new CRVs at the dealership and I didn't hear this noise. Any thoughts?

Honda_CRV_2013
0

Asked by Honda_CRV_2013 Jun 30, 2013 at 07:00 AM about the 2013 Honda CR-V

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

Tom Demyan
120,105

If the dealers won't help you, maybe it's time to find a competent AC shop in your area for them to look it over. Some Dealers just like replacing parts and not diagnosing problems. Usually when you have this hissing, the thermal expansion valve is opening and closing because of an imbalance in the system. The hiss is caused by the expanding gases in the system making noise because the system is unbalanced and under-pressurized. Have them check the refrigerent level, I suspect it is low. Best case senario, you get it fixed and have Honda reimburse you.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Honda_CRV_2013
0

Thank you for the answer. My Honda dealership put the AC system under a vacuum for a couple of hours on two different occasions (based on advice that they received from Honda America technicians), but that didn't change anything. Would they have adjusted the refrigerant during this procedure?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • CRV Timing Chain? 44 answers

    Is there a problem with the Timing Chain/Belt on the Honda 2005 CRV?

    2005 Honda CR-V

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problems with AC compressor 26 answers

    I have 46,000 miles on my CRV. The AC compressor went up. Is this typical

    2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 Honda CRV 142,000 miles Timing Chain Broke. Help 10 answers

    My Honda CRV AWD Timing chain broke with 142,000 miles on it. The Honda Service said they could replace the chain and repair damage inside for $3100 or put a new engine in with 18,000 miles for 5...

    2010 Honda CR-V LX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Honda idle problem......help! 2 answers

    ok so i bought a used 2001 honda crv automatic on craigslist and i had it for six months and it was all good then started servicing all i did was oil change and transmission fluid change only Then ...

    2001 Honda CR-V SE AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Anyone have a/c problems with Honda Civic? 167 answers

    We have two 2010 Honda Civics and have this problem with both of them! After the car sits for a while in the hot sun, the a/c won't work when you start the car. It does start working again after you d...

    2010 Honda Civic Coupe LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Honda CR-V Questions

Honda CR-V Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,360
#2 PEng
PEng
Reputation 730
#3 saman2812
saman2812
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
285 Great Deals out of 21,772 listings starting at $2,488
Used Toyota RAV4"
491 Great Deals out of 25,925 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Edge"
418 Great Deals out of 23,559 listings starting at $5,555

Used Cars For Sale

1999 Honda CR-V For Sale
98 listings starting at $2,450
2000 Honda CR-V For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 127 listings starting at $2,800