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04-25-2015 05:52 PM
ToneyFocus So, have a 2012 Focus SE with 60k miles. Since we bought it used the AC does the working fine one minute, blowing warmer air the next. Trying to nail down what is causing this before it really heats up this summer. Outside of warranty so......

My car will cool fine then for no reason start blowing warmer air, I can normally fix this by turning the fan to 0 then back on or by turning off Max AC and turning off the AC button and then turning it dial back to Max AC. Today it actually worked correctly for the entire time I was driving around town, but I have had it stop working while driving in town and on the highway.

Additionally the other day I was trying to diagnose and see if the Compressor was cycling. The AC just so happened to be doing the warm air thing and I could hear the compressor going, I confirmed by turning the AC off and could hear it click off, then back on when I turned the AC back on.

So, what has been the consensus on what causes this issue?
04-22-2015 01:45 PM
Jimmy1955 Hi Meagan. Yes I have had this vehicle back to the dealership twice for the same issue and they say they tested and "could not duplicate" the issue. Currently the odometer is at 113,000 KMS but the a/c has NEVER worked in this car since we bought it January 28, 2014. Couldn't test the a/c in the dead of winter so the first time at the dealer was May 26, 2014 and then again on September 17, 2014 but by then the weather was cooler. Now summer is approaching again and we still have the same issue.
04-22-2015 11:48 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Jimmy1955 View Post
Traded in my 2005 for a 2012 and am so dissapointed. Would give anything for my 05 back! A/C works at half strength, had it at the dealer twice for this issue and both times was told that it is fine. Had it in a local garage who tested it and said the freon levels are good but the pressure fluctuation is off the charts. Definitely a problem but Ford can't (won't) fix the issue. As summer approaches I dread commuting in this car. Reading this forum tells me that Ford must know they have an issue but dances around it.
Welcome to the forum, Jimmy1955!

I see you mentioned heading to the local garage, but have you had a chance to visit your Ford Dealer? Please let me know, along with your mileage.

Meagan
04-20-2015 05:40 PM
Damieboo Yikes, that's no fun. I will admit we live in southern Arizona so summertime temps peak at 115 degrees, with temps right now in the 90s. I don't think we would have a problem with the AC if we lived in a cooler climate to be honest. There's few cars that can withstand the heat down here, but there's been a definite decline in the functionality of our air conditioner. It disappoints me to hear Ford passing it off as normal. I just hope it doesn't get any worse.
04-20-2015 04:37 PM
Jimmy1955 Traded in my 2005 for a 2012 and am so dissapointed. Would give anything for my 05 back! A/C works at half strength, had it at the dealer twice for this issue and both times was told that it is fine. Had it in a local garage who tested it and said the freon levels are good but the pressure fluctuation is off the charts. Definitely a problem but Ford can't (won't) fix the issue. As summer approaches I dread commuting in this car. Reading this forum tells me that Ford must know they have an issue but dances around it.
04-14-2015 12:22 PM
Damieboo We've been having AC problems a couple thousand miles after purchasing the car but it's starting to get worse so I'll have the dealership look at it. Takes a while to get cold, not TOO long but doesn't get ice cold until the 10 minute mark at least. What's really bothering us is the humid air it periodically blows. So humid I can barely breathe. It did this for 2 whole hours on our 4 hour trip from CA to AZ. Was pretty miserable...I've had the AC looked at in the past just die to a full car inspection but nothing was ever reported so we'll see.
04-09-2015 01:40 PM
lowboydrvr I don't know about the evaporator sensor issue but I do know that I have had my AC system repaired twice in the last 2 years.

These are the mechanics remarks:
April 2013 - VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOUND THE A/C BLOWING WARM HOOKED UP GAUGES FOUND THE FREON LOW. iNSPECTED VEH WITH A BLACK LIGHT FOUND THE EXPIATION VALVE LEAKING. PERFORMED EVAC AND RECHARGE ON THE A/C REMOVED OLD VALVE AND REPLACED O-RINGS. CHARGED THE A/C RETEST OK

April 2015 - VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOUND THE A/C INOP. HOOKED UP GAUGES FOUND NO FREON IN SYATEM. INSPECTED WITH BLACK LIGHT FOUND THE A/C LINES AND EXPIATION BLOCK LEAKING. REPLACED THE A/C LINED AND EXPIATION BLOCK.

This second repair was NOT covered under warranty (even though they had to replace the exact same piece that they installed 2 years prior. Originally I was quoted $880 but my service advisor talked to the service manager and they stated they would absorb 1/2 of the cost. Final cost was $340. I had to pay for a repair that Ford did only 2 years ago. No one has ever touched my car but my dealer and, to be honest, I am not real confident any more with their repairs/parts. If the repair / A/C unit is only going to last 2 years, I am not going to be keeping this vehicle too much longer.
03-17-2015 06:50 AM
Harry1955 I have a 2011 ford fusion with 85,000 miles and the a/c quit working. I have read some online post that it possibly could be the evaporator sensor has gone out. is this a recall from Ford?

Harry
10-24-2014 03:01 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Y4nk335 View Post
I just purchased a brand new 2014 FF SE Hatch and have had issues with the A/C from the beginning. Only have 900~ miles on it now, but on occasion it takes 10-25 minutes for the A/C to actually kick on. (just blows very hot air until it does so)

Brought it to the dealer, waited 2 hours, they found nothing.

Not really sure what to do at this point, I do not live within 30 min of my dealer so even if I tried bringing it as the issue was occurring it would probably kick on by then.

Any thought?
Has this concern gone away or reoccurred since this instance?

Meagan
10-16-2014 10:40 PM
Vegasheat
2012 a/c problem

We have a 2013 SE hatch and didn't get it off the lot after signing the paper work and the compressor locked up and stalled the motor [emoji35] the dealer had it fixed the next day and we never had an issue with it, although we live in Vegas the AC takes 30 mins to cool down and it's not the best
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