I just had my AC compressor? replaced on my 2018 Sport Touring at only 7500 miles. Luckily covered by warranty, but it would have cost around 17 to $1,800 if I had to pay for it myself. My local Pensacola dealer had the part in one day, & it took about 3 hours, with one hour letting it cool down to be able to work on it so the mechanic didn't burn his hands or arms on the hot engine area he had to get into. Sounds like someone is really trying to rip you off! Get other estimates, especially if not under warranty, & you are paying.
Dropped the car off overnight and the technician called me at 7:30AM; 30 minutes before my appointment while I drove the work to confirm receipt of my parent's Civic. Not fifteen minutes later, he called again to report a leaking condenser. Did not mention the word "defect" and said that it was covered under the Extended Warranty our family purchased.
Part is backordered throughout Canada - long lead time. I am to pick up the car and bring it back in when they receive the part and notify me.
It was all over the phone and no electronic trace at the moment.
I had ac issues two times on my 16 civic. Issue started with no cold air and so took it to dealer for a freon refill which cost 550 plus labor. After a yr, issue came back and took it to the dealer and they said i had a damaged condenser and compressor. Was quoted 2k for repairs and i declined. My warranty had expired so no free fixes. I bought parts myself and replaced it and now i just recieved the bs letter that honda is aware of this ac problem and is extending the warranty.
Terrible price... I hope you found another service that was able to fix your air conditioner instead of replacing it completely. Your situation reminded me of the case with my home air conditioner, when I was told that I had to replace it entirely and they asked almost 7000 dollars for a new AC along with the work. Of course I refused and found another service that provided aircon chemical overhaul. This way I was able to save a huge amount of money and repair my old air conditioner instead of buying a new one. I hope you do the same.