Air Conditioner problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Air Conditioner problems reported in most popular vehicles.
Letter from constituent regarding his wife 2013 Chevrolet Volt, who having issues with the hvac system not cooling the rear seats when the temperature was near 100 degrees; requesting that gm accept the return of the vehicle and purchase price be refunded. The consumer stated the windows would fog up whenever humidity was present, the navigation system, was reading the vehicle was in detroit, the re-generative braking system and acceleration had downgraded after the last software update. It was Tuesday, April 1, 2014 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2004 Chevrolet 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet 1500 is 1GCEK14V34_. When turning on the the air conditioner smoke came out of the vents. Changed actuator, it burns out immediately, air still does not work. Recall on this part/product and prince Chevrolet in valdosta, GA was unable to fix the problem. Keeps shorting out. Do not want my truck to catch fire. Still have no air!. This air conditioner issue occurred May. 13, 2013.
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The VIN of this vehicle is 3C4FY58B75_. Consumer has a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle he noticed the air conditioner accumulator leaks water onto the fuel lines. The fuel line had rusted through and was leaking fuel. The contact stated the fuel line needed to be replaced and a shield would have to be installed between the air conditioner accumulator and the fuel line. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 96,086. This problem occurred on Nov. 30, 2012.
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The vehicle was a 2007 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2A4GP44R97_. The vehicle is a 2007 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she noticed that the air conditioner was leaking fluid onto the floorboards. As a result, the air bag light intermittently illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 73,000. This air conditioner problem happened on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
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The car is a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The air conditioning broke. After several trips to the mechanic which included several fillings of a/c refrigerant (which all leaked out in the environment), dye, and hours of labor, he was still unable to find the leak. After going to a different a/c specialist, they were able to find the leak in the discharge hose. The mechanic stated this was not uncommon for this make and model, as this hose design was faulty. More specifically, it is too short. The new discharge hose (part# 4677577ac) came directly from the dealer and is longer than the original hose. This says to me that Dodge admits the old part was faulty, as they are replacing it with a longer hose than was initially put in the vehicle. After all was said and done, the cost was nearly $600 to fix this issue, not to mention damage done to the environment, which all could have been avoided by replacing a simple hose. This issue happened on Thu., Feb. 20, 2014.
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The vehicle involved was a 2007 Dodge Caliber awd. Upon driving a loud metal to metal clunk began. Owner looked under vehicle, but was unable to see any problem. Noise was so distinct that vehicle was carefully driven to our independent mechanic. He started to go out on a road test to try to locate the problem and immediately returned to his garage. He found one sway bar link was unattached at lower end. He then used a mirror to view the top side of the sub frame and found it was rotted out. Upon removal of the subframe a fist sized hole was found in the top of the subframe and there were also cracks radiating back through more of the frame. Looking at the removed item, it was obvious that the degradation was so severe that hitting a bad enough bump or hole could very possibly cause loss of integrity in the suspension, steering or engine mounting. All in all, this situation looked extremely hazardous. And considering that a visual inspection from underneath, as during an oil change, one of which had been preformed recently, did not show the damage, I would say this is a very bad situation. In researching this condition online, it sounds possible that the air condition dripping could be a contributing factor. There were a number of cases to be seen. I feel that we are very lucky there was no major incident due to this condition. This vehicle, while a 2007 has an in service date of February 2008. I hope you will find this situation serious enough to review, and I have taken a series of pictures which will help to document the problem. Thank you for your time in reviewing this for us. This air conditioner problem happened on Monday, February 10, 2014.
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The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Ranger. The VIN of the car is 1FTLR4FE1B_. Air conditioning failed to come on. Upon inspection, condensor had a hole in it. No reason was found for the hole other than poor quality construction. Condensor was replaced total bill was $656. 99. Not covered by Ford out of pocket expense. It was April 4, 2014 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FAFP24177_. The owner has a 2007 Ford Five Hundred. The contact stated that there was an internal leak on the passenger¿s side of the vehicle. The source of the leak was unknown. The contact had the vehicle repaired in 2007 for the same failure where the dealer diagnosed an improper welding however, the issue recently recurred. The vehicle was not been taken to a dealer for inspection or repairs. The contact also stated that the brakes, air conditioner and motor mounts had also failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,200. It was Mon., Mar. 3, 2014 when this air conditioner issue occurred.
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The car was a 2002 GMC Envoy. A day after replacing the battery, while driving, the driver seat started readjusting and heating on its own so I turned on air conditioner to compensate since I had no idea what to do about the seat while driving. When I did, rear passengers said the rear vents started blowing heat, and a strange clicking noise was heard in the right rear panel, so I shut off the air, opened the windows and clicking and heat subsided. However, the drivers seat continued to readjust and heat throughout my trip and the right rear window had to be pushed up manually once stopped because the electric opener for that window was no longer working. This problem occurred on 03/08/14.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 GMC Acadia. Air conditioner/compressor has failed and the unit is leaking freon inside the car cabin when air conditioning or vents are open. There is also a hissing sound and exhaust coming from the compressor, which was proceeded by a burning smell when the unit initially failed. After doing some research, it appears that this is an on-going issue for people who own this particular make and model of car - there are dozens of people documenting this issue online, but GMC refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem. We contacted the dealer and were informed that not only would we have to pay for the exploration of the problem, which results in the costly removal of the dashboard, we would also need to pay to fix it even though there is less than 40,000 miles on the car and it is barely 2 years old. We have had to shut the vents and forgo using the ventilation when driving because the leaking freon causes passengers to become light-headed and develop a headache. When the weather is hot, you nearly suffer from heat exhaustion while driving. Additionally, the heating has also failed at this point, rendering the system useless. This air conditioner issue occurred Fri., Jul. 26, 2013.
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The owner has a 2004 Acura Tsx. The contact was driving 15 mph when the air conditioner compressor exploded. The dealer diagnosed that the compressor would need replacing, as the air conditioner was no longer operable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,900 and the current mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable. This issue happened on 07/27/2011.
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The car involved is a 2008 Honda Civic. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2HGFA15888_. The air conditioner is no longer blowing any cold air. Went to the dealership and was told that the air compressor needs to be replaced, along with the coils, and a/c clutch engagement for the air compressor. Vehicle is only 5 years old and there is no extended warranty to cover the cost of replacing the air compressor. Discussed with several mechanics in my area and have seen forum discussions posted that have similar issues and have listed it as a "known issue" but Honda has not formally acknowledged. Previously I have owned a 1997 Honda Civic with all original parts and it did not have such an issue. I have also submitted a direct complaint to Honda regarding my defective air compressor. This air conditioner problem happened on Monday, Apr. 7, 2014.
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The VIN of this vehicle was 5FNRL38737_. Our 2007 Honda Odyssey suddenly started blowing hot air out of the drivers side with the air conditioning on. We had recently had to replace the compressor, and thought that there was just a leak in a hose, we refilled the freon a few times before the weather cooled down and then left it alone for the winter. When I went to have it fixed last week, I found out there was a hole in the condenser, just like I had heard had happened to a lot of other 2007 Odyssey owners. $970. 00 later our air conditioning works, but there is nothing to stop this from happening again. Honda still isn't doing anything about this problem. They should at least offer to pay for a guard under the vehicle to prevent the problem from recurring. When you live in arizona like I do, this is a safety issue. It was 09/18/2013 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KMHWF35HX5_. 2005 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to ac compressor electrical problems. According to the repair invoice, the ac compressor had an electrical meltdown. The ac clutch came apart and the clutch melted onto the compressor. It was September 10, 2013 when this air conditioner issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved was a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. VIN of the vehicle was KMHGC4DF2B_. I was traveling on a turnpike in moderate traffic at approximately 74 miles per hour. I felt the vehicle get warm inside so I increased the air conditioning to low (maximum cool setting) . About a minute later, I heard a loud "pop" and that was the sunroof exploding. When it happened, the inside cover came open about two (2) inches and glass particles fell on the interior of the vehicle including myself. Fortunately, the glass did notget into my eyes and was able to get the vehicle to the side of the road without incident. About 60% of the glass blew out ofthe vehicle unto the road behind me. Trailing vehicles were not involved and again, fortunate that there was no tailgating or the glass would have flown onto their vehicles. The glass exploded into sharp shards and in pices about a quarter inch. Worst case would have been glass in the eyes and not being able to control the vehicle. This problem occurred on 08/13/2013.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5N3AA08C45_. The owner has a 2005 Infiniti Qx56. The contact took the vehicle in for inspection and was informed that there was a leak in the steering and brake fluid hoses at 61,000 miles. At 75,000 miles, the air conditioner made a loud noise. When the air conditioner is kept activated, it does not cool properly as it did in the past. The hose failure has been repaired. The vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic. The current mileage was 75,000 and failure mileage was 61,000. This air conditioner problem happened on Jan. 5, 2008.
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There is an apparent known defect in the 2003 Infiniti G35 models. The radio and climate control will apparently lose all indicators, as if there is no power, but will continue to function, staying frozen on at their last settings. The radio volume or channels cannot be changed and the air conditioning/heater,etc. Are stuck on their last settings and cannot be changed without turning the car off. This is caused by a defective control board behind the dash. Infiniti/Nissan is aware of the problem, and has issued a voluntary service campaign (# itb03-007b) to repair the 26,300 vehicles listed by VIN # on the service bulletin. This is a hazard , as in the winter, the front or rear defrosters cannot be turned on, or the air conditioning turned off, causing a hazardous driving condition. Infiniti says my 2003 VIN # does not fall into the bulletin parameters, (VIN # is higher), and they will not cover the repairs, even though it is the same problem. Infiniti states the cost to repair. . . . . . . . . $2600. 00. I have 2 other friends that are having the same problem with their 2003 G35 Infiniti's, also not covered by the service bulletin. It is apparent that the bulletin did not go far enough to cover this defect on a larger quantity of vehicles than Infiniti wants to admit. This issue happened on 09/15/09.
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The car is a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4GW68NXX_. The blower to the heater and air conditioning went out. I have had it replaced 2 times in less than 3 years. Now its out again. It's difficult to drive in winter with no blower to a heater and difficult in summer with no blower to the air conditioning. A mechanic I went to said he has seen multiple Jeeps with this same issue. He believes it may be the cable wires due to the nearness to the engine and they were not big enough to handle the heat. Is this true? he also thought Jeep was aware of this issue. If so, how do I get this fixed so it works properly and not go out every year? every once in a "blue moon" the blower will come on for a couple seconds but will not stay on. This air conditioner problem happened on Jun. 13, 2011.
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Initially, I took the car (2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee) to the dealer due to a rough idle, a shaking that had not occurred before. They dismissed it saying it was due to us running the air conditioning during the summer. I then ran the car with out the ac on and it still occurred. Next, the car began cranking and not starting. I looked up the symptoms on the internet and saw many others had problems with the Jeep/Chrysler tipm part. I took the car back to the dealer, described the problem, and asked them to look in to the tipm also as others were having the same problem. The diagnosed the problem as "two codes" that needed to be updated and not the tipm. Within 24 hours, the car did not start and cranked again. For the third time, I took the car to the dealer. They then reported it could either be the fuel pump or the tipm. ( I told them that was what I had asked for them to look at the last visit. ) they then determined it is the tipm, and the needed part will not be available until 9-25-13, leaving me car less until that time. My extended warranty only covers a 5 day rental and Chrysler has thus far refused to provide a rental until the part is received. Thank you. The failure date was Thursday, August 1, 2013.
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The car involved was a 2005 Kia Motor Sedona. The 2005 kia Sedona air conditioner stopped functioning normally and sometimes it turns on and sometimes doesn't also the heater started acting up and it sometimes would turn on and sometimes wouldn't this has led to the car getting to the point where it's going to overheat. It was 06/17/13 when this air conditioner issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Kia Motor Spectra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Kia Motor Spectra is KNAFE22229_. While pulling my car out of a parking space, I drove forward at a low speed and heard a swooshing sound of water from behind the dashboard near the glove box area. As I continued to drive my car for a period of time, the sound became worse. I took my car to an authorized kia dealership for diagnostic testing. The technician discovered it to be a clogged drain hose for the heater/air conditioning system. The final diagnosis was to remove the entire dashboard and repair/replace drain hose at a cost of $900 including parts, labor, and tax. After doing some research into this matter, I discovered this to be an ongoing problem with this year, make and model. I'm surprised this has not been a recall on behalf of Kia Motor corporation. Kia needs to address this issue if they want repeat customers in the future. This problem occurred on February 25, 2012.
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The vehicle was a 2008 Land Rover Lr2. The contact stated the fuel gauge would suddenly move to empty and he was unsure of how much fuel was in the fuel tank. The contact also stated that when adding gasoline to the fuel tank, fuel was pouring out of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the fuel line had split and it was replaced. In regards to the fuel gauge, the dealer replaced two sensors, water pump and another fuel line. The failure was triggered during cold weather. The mirrors also stopped moving when the contact shift in reverse. The mirrors were replaced. The air conditioner also stopped functioning and caused the vehicle to overheat and the fan was replaced. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 51,500. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. This issue happened on 06/03/2009.
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Consumer owns a 2010 Lincoln Mkt. While driving approximately 65 mph the contact smelled a strong odor emitting from the air conditioner vents. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. The contact suffered from lung complications and stated the failure was a health concern. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 300. This air conditioner problem happened on Aug. 20, 2010.
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The reporting person owns a 2000 Lincoln Continental. The contact stated that the air conditioner was malfunctioning and he was unable to adjust the temperature when the blower was set to high. Whenever the air conditioner was turned off, hot air would blow from the vents, making it unbearable to drive. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the blending gate in the air conditioner needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 61,000. The VIN was not available. The failure date was Sat., Aug. 1, 2009.
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The car was a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. Was driving on the street and all of the sudden white smoke started to come out of the engine that smelled like rubber. The air conditioner was also making a loud noise. I pulled over and shut everything off. Called the dealer who walked me through and we verified it was the air conditioner clutch that broke off. No warning lights on the dash or anything. Ac is now unusable until its fixed. Glad it didn't catch on fire, we pulled over immediately when it happened. Now I have to get it fixed, $1200+. This air conditioner issue occurred Saturday, March 8, 2014.
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The car involved is a 2008 Mazda cx-9. The VIN of this vehicle was JM3TB38A18_. The morning of 09/17/2013 I saw white powder coming off the a/c vents. Alarmed, I called Mazda dealer in milford, CT. The dealer states that they have never seen this problem and contacted Mazda USA for advise. The response was the air conditioning evaporator coil needs to be replaced for $1,250. I contacted Mazda USA directly and asked them to help me out on this issue as it was a very unusual problem, health hazard (after some research on the web, the white powder could possibly be aluminum oxide). It is one thing when a system fails; but it is not to be taken lightly if it is emitting hazardous particles through the vents! Mazda USA response was - no can't do - vehicle is out of warranty! I'm looking forward to hear from your respected organization - NHTSA - if you could be of assistance in this matter. The contact number for Mazda USA consumer experience is 800-222-5500. I was given a case# 149-435-336 for this issue. My regards - hope to hear from you soon. This problem occurred on September 17, 2013.
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The vehicle is a 1994 Mercedes Benz E320. After the vehicle is restored, the owner started to experience signs of electrical mishap. At first, the overvoltage protection relay (ovp) shorted out and thus, the car couldnt be started. After replacing the ovp, $100, the car started fine and ended up being drivable but the owner noticed a very significant loss of power. It appears that there is misfire, in at least one of the cylinders leading from the ecu to the distributor. Owner still ended up going to a virginia state licensed inspection and emission. Where it failed inspection because of malfunctions in the brake light, as it appears that the reverse light doesn't come on. The air conditioning system was also faulty as it wouldnt turn on. Even though the owner failed inspection, the technician still proceeded to test the emissions of the car. Needless to say, the emissions failed because of hc (high carbon) which can be attributed to the misfiring of multiple cylinders, which is then associated to the lack of power the vehicle is experiencing. After the conclusion of the emissions, the technician attempted to start the vehicle and ended up having a small fire that was ignited in the exposed wires of the engine wiring harness that is close to the battery area. After the fire was put out, the car wouldnt be able to be started, assuming that the consumer would need a replacement for the engine wiring harness. Upon further research, this is a very common issue in the w124 chassis, m104 engine based E320. There apparently isn't any recall but action from the mercedes-benz USA should be imperative to create a safe environment for the owners of these particular car. This air conditioner issue occurred 08/12/13.
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The car was a 2004 Mercedes Benz C320. I own a 2004 mb C320 and I have noticed that when it reached 40,000 miles the car itself started malfunctioning from the rear window shade wouldn't go down for which I only use occasionally; the air conditioning would turn on and off; the temp gauge is inaccurate; the passenger visor came off; the center console wouldn't shut close and the. I went to mb for the yearly service- April 2009 and they wanted $1300. 00 for the window shade; I think $500 for the center console and $125 for the visor. And they also wanted $800 for the diagnostic check for the blower and I have to pay whatever parts that needs replacing. Now the car is almost 60,000 miles and the check engine light came last week. I notice the light comes on when I start the engine and it fails to turnover. The check engine light would eventually go out. The same thing happened again yesterday when it didn't start the first time, the cel came on. I checked the gas cap and it looks tight to me. I have also noticed that the radiator would make a very loud and unusual noise when the car is stopped. I thought I made a right decision of buying a Mercedes Benz due to the fact the car have a great reputation. With the economy nowadays and the amount of money the mb service are charging I think it's ridiculous for a fairly new car. This issue happened on Thu., Jul. 2, 2009.
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The car involved was a 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4M2CU29H68_. While traveling on an interstate highway, car lost power, speed declined to 25 mph and went into hybrid mode. "pull over safely" light went on. We pulled over and turned off engine. After a few minutes it restarted and we were able to drive the car at normal speed. The outside temperature was high--in the 90s--and the air conditioning was on high when the power failed. We had a similar incident about a month earlier while trying to park the car on a hot day with air conditioning on. . Speed was minimal because we were parking but car lost power and pull over safely light went on. After second incident we took car to a Ford dealer who said the hybrid system cooling pump had failed and needed to be replaced. Cost to replace the pump was $470. The failure date was 08/23/2012.
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The vehicle is a 2011 Mercury Milan. While we were driving the vehicle, the blower motor for the air conditioner shut itself off then came back on and it was blowing white smoke out of all of the vents. We had to pull over to the shoulder of the road and shut off the car in order to stop the white smoke from coming through the vents. The hvac blower control motor unit had started burning and failed to disengage the blower motor while it was burning. Additionally the vehicles 40a fuse and 30a iso relay did not work properly, if we did not shut off the car it would have continued to burn. This is the second instance of this happening to our Mercury, the first time we were parked and when we turned the car on it starting blowing white smoke and smelled of burnt electronics and ozone from an electrical fire in the cab. When we had a Ford service center look at the vehicle, we were told this is a common problem with this type of vehicle. And that the control unit is being used like a fuse to the blower motor. This problem occurred on Jun. 20, 2013.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor. My air conditioner keeps going out every year. I have own the vehicle 2 1/2 years. I am having to have the air conditioner fixed again ( that is the summer of 2013, & 2014). I have talked to other owners who are having the same problem. This is costing me around $400. 00 every year. I would like someone to investigate and fix this problem. Thank you, donna velvin 903-241-1371 bdvelvin@yahoo. Com. This air conditioner issue occurred Friday, May 31, 2013.
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I noticed that the floor on the driver side of my Mitsubishi Endeavor 2004 was soaking wet and couldn't understand why since it was not raining. I noticed that the floor gets soaking wet whenever I use the car. I suspect that it might be the air conditioning leaking and it is. It get soaking wet and now I'm getting sick from the mildew. This has been going on for over 2yrs now. I cannot afford to get it fixed. This should of been a recall, I see loads of 2004 had this problem but it was corrected in 2005 Endeavors. The failure date was 03/01/2012.
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The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4BL3AP8D_. 2013 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to defrost system problem. The consumer noticed a severe defrosting problem in early December 2013. After two separate inspections, the consumer was informed the air conditioner system shut down when the temperature dropped below 35 degree and that was how the vehicle was designed, and there was nothing that could be done. The consumers wife had 2 near misses, due to not being able to see out of the window. This issue happened on Dec. 2, 2013.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3N1BC13E78_. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that the vehicles air conditioner failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a hole in the low line hose and needed to be replaced along with the air conditioner compressor. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 15,242. This air conditioner problem happened on Friday, March 14, 2014.
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The VIN of the problem Sky is 1G8MB35B97_. 2007 Saturn Sky. Consumer writes in regards to air conditioner system malfunction. The dealer informed the consumer the engine thermostat needed to be replaced. The air condition worked for awhile, but then stopped working again. The consumer returned to the dealer, and they stated the blower motor, resistor and connector needed to be replaced. Soon after the repair, the check engine light illuminated, and the dealer stated the problem was the thermostat, which had already been replaced. The consumer went to another dealer, because the air condition was still not working. The other dealer stated the problem was indeed the thermostat. The failure date was Sep. 18, 2013.
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The car is a 2005 Saturn Vue. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5GZCZ23D45_. On July 23, 2005, I had the oil seal replaced. The Vue had been leaking oil in my garage and other places when I parked. I had to replace the ignition switch on two occasions and was almost unable to get the key to turn. Sometimes took up to 20 minutes or so. On July 22, 2006 I had the air conditioning condenser and seal replaced. It was over 100 degrees. I had to get a rental for this repair. This took several days because the mechanic took my car apart, thought it was repaired, but was not, I was told. Second day of car rental, I was told they ordered the part, but they "sent the wrong part". Finally, on the third day, I was told that the car had to be taken apart again to be repaired. I rented a car for three days. On August 6, 2006, I went to leave to pick up my son, the Vue was in my garage and there was no clutch. I had to call Saturn roadside assistance and have my car towed to Saturn of henderson. On August 7, 2006, I had the clutch cylinder, concentric slave replaced. On Monday, December 18, 2006, I was taking my son to the airport to be with his father for the christmas holiday in michigan. I was attempting to back out of the garage, but could not put the vehicle into reverse. We pushed the car out of the garage. I drove very carefully (a bit concerned thinking it may breakdown) because I was concerned about the possible dangers involved, but had to get my son to the airport on time. I pulled off of the 215 when at that off ramp, all of my gears were suddenly gone. The cables snapped inside and I could not go anywhere, causing me to once again, call Saturn roadside assistance, have the 2005 vehicle towed away again, my son missed his flight to michigan and I had to miss part of a work day and again rent another car. This air conditioner problem happened on Friday, July 22, 2005.
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The reporting person's vehicle is a 2013 Subaru Impreza. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated as the traction control independently disengaged while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer found certain spider species had crawled into the fuel system, creating a web that caused the engine light to illuminate and the traction control to fail. The fuel system was cleaned. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 3,200. . Updated 03/12/lj. This problem occurred on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
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Subaru Legacy. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle shuts off and restarts itself and problems with sudden acceleration. The consumer stated ever since he purchased the vehicle, it would shut off and re-start itself after a few seconds. The vehicle also surged forward on its own and would shutter as if it were going to stall. The vehicle has been in the repair shop seven times. Also, the air condition was replace, but it did not resolve the problem. It was 09/02/2013 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 2008 Suzuki Xl7. This vehicle has the cabin air intake located about 7 inches from the exhaust manifold under the hood directly behind the engine. During any type of driving conditions the air being brought into the cabin through the cabin filter is filled with noxious fumes coming from a slight exhaust leak or just from the extreme temperatures under the vehicles hood. When driving the vehicle I can taste the sweet taste of vaporized antifreeze coming from the heat air conditioning vents. When driving I also experience many symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure headache,nausea,fatigue,sinus barotrauma ,ear ache,dizziness,confusion,altered mental state,memory loss,depression . The controls for the heat and air conditioning are impossible to adjust to a state of not allowing the air from entering the cabin of the vehicle. Driving this vehicle to visit a relative on may 11th 2013 myself and a friend were exposed to noxious fumes and possibly carbon monoxide at unknown levels for about 44 hours over a three day period of driving . On the return trip exposure levels to air coming into cabin must have been much worse. Driving over mountains on return trip caused external ear barotrauma and excruciating ear pain and about 90 percent hearing loss. On a subsequent trip June 14th 2013 driving the vehicle at highway speeds for less that 2 hours total made me feel sick again so much so that another person had to drive us home while I sat in the back seat with all of the windows open to get fresh air . After getting home I had to be taken to the hospital for symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure . The results from the visit to the emergency room possible exposure to carbon monoxide. Was informed to not operate this vehicle until servicing is done. I think if the cabin air intake had a longer hose under the hood to the front of the vehicle where the fresh air actually strikes the vehicle would help. This air conditioner problem happened on Saturday, May. 18, 2013.
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The vehicle is a 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara. 2009 Suzuki vitara air conditioner compressor has failed upon 2 year ownership. It is not covered under the warranty per Suzuki dealership. While driving at normal speed, a poping sound occurs and the air begins to blow hot air. The events leading up to this was the headbeam/lights including low lights burn out withen 3 months of ownership. Then pulley system fails. Then the compressor. This all takes withen 2 years. To repair the compressor, there are no "old" parts and it is only stocked with the Suzuki dealership. You are forced to pay their price for replacing unit, even though the air conditioner and filtering unit is covered under the 7 year/or 100000 mile warranty. The dealership told us that is was covered then 6 hours later they said it wasn't and refused to pay for the compressor telling me that they were not going to let me "win the lottery". Our Suzuki has 40,000 miles currently. A two year old car should not have this many problems. It was 07/16/2011 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 2011 Toyota Sienna. The air conditioner housing is leaking water onto safety-critical parts. This housing is made of plastic parts that are glued together. Water is condensed during the cooling cycle, and it then collects at the bottom and exits the vehicle through a rubber hose. The glue holding the housing together has failed. Water is leaking from the housing and running onto the computer module that deploys the airbags. I have been advised by the dealer that it is not safe to drive the vehicle with a wet module because the airbags can deploy while moving, or that they might not deploy in the event of a collision. An identical problem affects Toyota models camry, avalon, and venza. It was Monday, April 14, 2014 when this air conditioner issue occurred.. Read more...
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The vehicle involved was a 2008 Toyota Sienna. When I was driving on the highway , the tire on the right side in the back on the side of the passenger side explode and broke the pipes of the heater and the anti freeze of the air condition that were next to the wheel that exploded on the passenger side on the back wheel. This problem occurred on 03/15/2014.
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The car involved was a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta. I bought my 2010 Jetta used in June 2013. A month after I purchased it, I noticed the a/c was not working. I returned it to the dealer and they confirmed that the a/c compressor wasn't working. They installed a new one and I didn't have a problem until 8/7/13. I went out to start my car and noticed I had a light on my dashboard. I got out of the car and noticed my right front passenger side headlight out. I walked around and noticed the drivers side rear tail light was also out. I got home and when I shut the car off and turned it back on, the light on the dash was out, and all my exterior lights were working. It was around this time I noticed a burning smell whenever I exited the car, but I couldn't' pinpoint where it was coming from. I didn't have another issue until 10/25/14 when I was visiting friends 30 miles away. I went to leave, and when I started my car I once again had the light on the dash, so I got out and noticed the same lights were once again out. I had to drive on the highway like this, but thankfully while I was driving they all came back on. The car was fine until 12/14/13 when I went out to start my car in the morning and once again the same lights were out. The last time I had an issue with this was 1/7/14, in the middle of a blizzard. I got out of work and started my car to clear snow off it, and everything was fine. It wasn't until I turned the headlights on that I noticed the light on the dash was on indicating I had a light out somewhere. I got out and noticed that in addition to the same headlight and tail light being out, the license plate lights were also out. By the time I could get in the car they were all working again. I took it to the dealership and they confirmed the 30 amp fuse had overheated and caused the fusebox to melt (hence the burning smell). $500 later my car is hopefully fixed. Thankfully the car didn't burn to the ground. It was 08/07/13 when this air conditioner issue occurred.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3VWRF31Y48_. Tl-the reporting person owns a 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. The contact stated that there was an unbearable odor emitted inside the vehicle, making it very uncomfortable to drive. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that the odor was coming from the air conditioner. The filters for the air conditioner were replaced, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was awaiting a response. The failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 46,000. Sm. This issue happened on Sunday, May. 1, 2011.
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The vehicle was a 2011 Volvo S80. While driving between 35 to 40 miles per hour for approximately 5 minutes, I began to smell something burning. There was no engine nor temperature indicator lit up on the dash. Assuming it was from a passing vehicle, I continued to drive for 1 to 2 minutes. Then looking in the rear view mirror, I could see black smoke coming from the trunk. Upon opening the trunk, the car burst into flames. The fire seems to have started in wiring located in the trunk then proceeded through to the speaker in the back seat. Even after turning off engine, the fireman on the scene noticed that the radio and air conditioning were still running. The battery had to be disconnected to shut electrical items off. This issue happened on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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The vehicle is a 2002 Volvo V70xc. The VIN of this vehicle was YV1SZ58D22_. 31 July 2007 - failed air conditioning condenser, 2 August 2007 - failed air conditioning compresser. Vehicle has 47,400 miles. The failure date was July 31, 2007.
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The vehicle involved was a 2013 BMW 135i. VIN of the vehicle was WBAUC9C55D_. 2013 135i coupe with dual clutch. Car will take about 2-3 seconds to accelerate when accelerating from a rolling stop. I have almost gotten into 3 accidents at intersections because of this. I'll press the accelerator when there is space for me to go making a left at a light and by the time the car reacts 3 seconds later it is very dangerous. One of the times my car popped into neutral by itself as I was making a left at a light and I stayed stuck at the intersection for 5 seconds after the light turned red already. Also, car clunks and jerks forward when coming to a stop. Car will move a few inches forward and I'm scared I am going to hit the car in front of me. All of these issues only occur with the air conditioning on. It was Monday, February 17, 2014 when this air conditioner issue occurred.
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The car was a 2008 BMW 328i. I was pressing on my brake to slow down for a red light and I heard a loud thump from under the hood near the right side. As soon as I got to the stop light, my car started to rattle and vibrate violently. I pulled over and turned off the ignition and started my car and the car wasn't rattling anymore. As soon as I put it into reverse, it started to rattle again and did the same when I put it in drive. The vibrating goes away as soon as I start driving, and is only noticed when idled while in drive or reverse. I had someone come check it out and was told he needed to do further inspection at his shop. He inspected it and told me some bolts broke from the engine mount and the loud thump was from my engine dropping onto the air conditioning. This air conditioner issue occurred 09/25/13.
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The vehicle involved is a 2008 Buick Lucerne. I was stopped with engine running and air conditioner fan on high. I turned the wipers on to clean windshield. Immediately I was overcome with extreme burning in my eyes I could not open them. I reached for door handle and got out. I was in a panic, having no idea what happened. I asked 2 people for help,the second person came to my car and we searched car for something burning and found nothing. I was afraid to get back into my car. I have never experienced a burning in my eyes as this. I felt helpless because no one witnessed this freak incident. Finally I used wet paper towels and covered all the ac vents and drove home in fear that it was going to happen again. There is no doubt what so ever if I was driving when this happened I would of crashed. I could not see. When tubing broke the fluid landed on a hot engine paet and the water evaporated and the methanol vapors came through the ac vents directly into my face. The Buick dealer didnt mention or discuss this plastic tubing be replaced. He just put a piece of rubber to hold the ends of broken plastic tubing. Im very uncomfortable using wipers now because as I mentioned if it were to happen while driving I might as wellbe blind. I want to know if the tubing is not suppose to ever break and more so, why did it come through the ac vents that was on high. ?. This problem occurred on June 1, 2013.
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The vehicle involved was a 2006 Buick Terraza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Terraza is 5GADV23L16_. Air conditioner goes out after 2 hours on long distance trips. Went to dealer for servicing. Dealer adjusted computer program. Air conditioner still went out after 2 hours on long distance trip. This air conditioner issue occurred 06/15/2008.
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The car involved is a 2008 Cadillac Cts. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G6DR57V48_. The car has had 7 batteries replaced. It has been towed three times to two different dealships. When the failure occures the door lock, the engine will not start, lights will not work, the car is completly dead. The last time my wife went one mile and the lights,radio, air conditioning and doors locked and would not open. She could not get the key out of the ignition. The door was opened and the car sat for two hours. When she went back to the car everything worked like nothing happened. She drove home and the next morning the battery was dead. It was towed to the dealership and the oder of burning wiring was obvious. One week later the dealer service department called to inform me that the fuse block was replaced and the radio caused the problem. The car was leased and I just returned it with 17,890 miles. We went out and purchased another car when they said the wiring and fuse block was burnt. We just let it sit in the driveway until the lease run out. It was January 10, 2009 when this air conditioner issue happened.
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|Air Conditioner problems||
|Radio/tape Cd Player problems||
|Adaptive Equipment problems||
|Owners/service Manual problems||
|Mechanical Jack problems||
|Electrical Equipment problems||
|Air Conditioner problems||
|Recreational Vehicle Lpg Tank Valve/gauge problems||
|Navigational (global Positioning System) Gps problems||
|Electrical Jack problems||
|Anti-theft Devices problems||
|Wrecker And Wheel Lift Devices problems||
|Recreational Vehicle Equipment problems||
|Recreational Vehicle Lpg Water Heater problems||
|Winch Equipment problems||
|Fifth Wheel Assembly problems||