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Air conditioning dead

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:14 pm
by djbobbins
So... the car has been parked for a couple of weeks. I’ve started it occasionally but only yesterday did I first go out and do a few miles, having been at home for a fortnight, out one evening to get groceries, then home again for another week.

Upsettingly, given the warm weather, no cold air from the air conditioning, no matter what the temperature was set at, nor whether on recirculation or external air.

When I had an a/c problem last time I attributed it to ice forming on the condenser after a long drive in hot weather, but that can’t be the issue this time.

I’m starting to feel that for a car with less than 50k miles on the clock, full service history and less than three years old, there are a few too many niggles creeping in.

Re: Air conditioning dead

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:52 pm
by AlanW55
The a/c is electric, have you checked the fuse(s)? I believe you have a 2017 model, see section 8 in the manual. One of the fuses also operates the door mirror motors, another quick check. Good luck.

Re: Air conditioning dead

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 pm
by djbobbins
Thanks, I’ll have a look tomorrow.

Re: Air conditioning dead

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:27 pm
by djbobbins
BTW it went to the dealer and ended up getting re-gassed. They claimed that normally they’d put dye into the system to try and find a leak, but in this case because it’s a hybrid car they can’t do that.

Sounds like 🐂💩 to me... how is having a battery under the back seat and some extra drivetrain / running gear going to affect whether you can put a small amount of dye into a refrigerant circuit??

It’s going back in six months and if we have a hot Spring and the a/c fails again, it’ll be another bill for Lex rather than me, so I couldn’t be bothered to pick the fight, but it still irks me when garages give ridiculous answers.