Hey Scotty, Thanks for helping so many people including me. I have a Toyota Yaris and my wife had…

JustSteve

Hey Scotty,

Thanks for helping so many people including me.

I have a Toyota Yaris and my wife had a Honda Accord. The Accord has to have its AC recharged every couple of years and my mechanic says this is normal for Hondas. My Yaris has never needed recharging. Both cars use Nippon Denso compressors so I'm wondering why the same parts maker would make one compressor better than the other?

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Believe231
Believe231

It's all luck really, and it seems Hondas do have more a/c issues than similar year Toyotas. BUT with that said, the Honda Civic I owned and gave to my teenage nephew is still blowing cold 15 years later while the newer family Toyota Sienna has needed a/c repair within 10 years of it's life.

user456101
user456101

I live in Texas and have 2 Hondas. Depending on where you live, you might be able to do the same thing that I do which is to leave the AC all the time, all year round, so that, even when you use the heat, the AC system runs. I do this so that the PAG oil keeps the seals lubricated. My theory is that during the months that the AC isn't used, in the winter, the seals dry out and start to leak due to lack of lubricant. The heater in the car will completely cancel/ overwhelm the AC when you need heat, and you will still get very warm air into the cabin even with the AC on. It seems to be working for me. I haven't refilled the refrigerant in by 07 ever, and my 00 hasn't needed refilling going on 3 years since I started doing this.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

normal for Hondas, just how the whole honda system is made. I've refilled customers' hondas AC systems 5 times, while in the same period put NO refrigerant in my toyota celica that has 240 thousand miles on it and it still blows cold. Honda and AC is just not a good match through history