This is a warranty extension was announced by Honda UK on the 2nd of December 2011. This is for all Petrol CR-V chassis code RE5 the 2.0 litre petrol engine. The production models from 2007 till 2010 are affected by this problem. What is the Symptom? CR-V owners of the affected Chassis code may hear of abnormal noises from the engine bay area, or that their Air Conditioning no longer functions. The abnormal noise can be attributed to the bearing within the Air Conditioning Compressor Pulley / Clutch Assembly and the loss of operation can be attributed to the Air Conditioning Compressor Field Coil. What is the Cause of this issue? After extensive and detailed analysis by Honda engineers, it was highlighted in how the assemblies bearing and the coil were engaging. This repetitive engagement caused slippage of the air conditioning compressor clutch. The clutch slipping is due to premature wear of the armature plate on the clutch set which is due to an increase in the clutch, engaging and disengaging more frequently. The root cause of this increased compressor cycle is caused by a reduction in the surface area of the air conditioning system evaporator from 2007 model year CR-V onwards. This reduction in surface area has resulted in a decrease in thermal efficiency, causing the air conditioning compressor to function more frequently to achieve the required level of cooling. As the air conditioning compressor clutch slips excessive heat is produced, this excess heat has 2 detrimental effects. 1. The retainer ring within the Clutch set bearing begins to melt; this causes roughness and binding within the bearing. 2. The Field Coil has an internal thermal fuse. When the Field Coil reaches 135°C the fuse blows, as this is not a resettable fuse the coil becomes inoperative. The Honda Fix To increase the robustness of the air conditioning compressor clutch a friction liner has been added to the armature plate. This friction liner reduces the amount of slip that occurs each time the clutch engages and disengages. A - Shows pre countermeasure clutch set. B - Shows countermeasure clutch set with friction liner This friction liner has been introduced on parts fitted at the factory to all new CR-V's, and also all service parts have also been changed to include the new friction liner. According to Honda the majority of cases will not require replacement of the air conditioning compressor Assembly, these cases can be repaired by replacing either the Compressor Clutch Set, the Field Coil or on occasions,both.In a limited number of cases the air conditioning compressor will require replacement. In order to ascertain which parts require replacement you must book your CR-V at the nearest Honda dealer for initial diagnosis. The revised part number are 07 till 09 Model Year Compressor Comp 38810-RZV-G02 Clutch Set Comp 38900-RZV-G02 Coil Set, Field 38924-RZV-G01 10 Model Year Compressor Comp 38810-RZV-G03 Clutch Set Comp 38900-RZV-G02 Coil Set, Field 38924-RZV-G02 The warranty extension period is 3+3 years (total 6 years) 100,000 miles / 160,000 km limit, which ever comes first.