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10-24-2014 04:01 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 11:40 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
10-16-2014 08:28 PM
Y4nk335 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?
09-14-2014 08:47 PM
cbtrac I had my escape done at the dealer since it was under warranty, but the escape had a catastrophic failure, the pulley came off with some of the casing of the compressor, and obviously tore the belt off.

I just bought this focus brand new in june, can't believe the compressor is already dead. It looks like the seals let go in a hurry, all the oil is sitting on the pan underneath it. Yeah I wouldn't want to try to get to this compressor, looks like an absolute pain in the ass.
09-14-2014 08:44 PM
TooOld
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Originally Posted by cbtrac View Post
It appears as if my A/C compressor just grenaded itself after only 5100 miles, I'm pretty pissed. This is the second new ford in a row of mine that this has happened to, my 06 escape compressor went at around 20k-25k miles.
These compressors look like a pain to get to. Did it internally disintegrate (black death)? If so, are you going to try to replace components, or do a flush?

How difficult was it to do on your Escape?
09-14-2014 08:35 PM
cbtrac It appears as if my A/C compressor just grenaded itself after only 5100 miles, I'm pretty pissed. This is the second new ford in a row of mine that this has happened to, my 06 escape compressor went at around 20k-25k miles.
08-26-2014 11:38 AM
paul21 Welp, I started my car up and smelled something awful, then 200 miles into a 450 mile trip my A/C clutch seized and burned the drive belt off. 1.5 months out of warranty, but I bought the ESP.
08-17-2014 02:53 PM
LS6_5SPD Hi all, I recently noticed the left lower center vent is not blowing air at all. Also the lower right vent doesn't either.
Before taking it to the dealer, I wanted to ask which of all vents are functional? The car has 3 on each side next to the doors (or 1 divided in 3), and 4 in the center. Do all of them are functional?
07-16-2014 01:41 PM
thewej
Continuing Story

So, I call into Ford to re-open the case. Been closed so they make a new one.

This is a follow up to the two year old issue of AC not working properly since new, taken to dealer twice with no action, etc.

Ford Customer Serv. rep calls me back a day late. Tells me Ford field rep won’t look at it until Ford Dealer calls them out for an issue. Have to work with a dealer.

I reach out to an alternate dealer (will give name later). General Manager. Tell him story. He takes VIN, gets back to me and asks if anything was done after the April 2012 Air Conditioning repair. Well, I go that is interesting since I bought the car new in July 2012. No one at my dealer or Ford Cust Service ever said the car has had a prior repair. I think this GM may have slipped this by accident by email.

So, today waiting to see if this dealership will make something happen on an actual repair attempt. If not, calling the lawyer.

FYI. Ford Customer Service online here in communication with me; but not doing anything for me yet. Just here for looks at this point.
07-13-2014 12:41 PM
TooOld I have a vent thermometer in one of the center vents of my 2014. From what I've read on line, vent temperature is just one of many variables in determining a healthy system. Nevertheless, my vent temps at 95 degrees with approximately 30% humidity reads from 44 to 48 -- usually around 46 (gauge only shows 4 degree increments, and who knows how accurate it is).

By contrast, my 2002 Escort sedan, with the same gauge in the same conditions shows 40 degree air at the vent.

I took the Focus in to the dealer on Thursday to see if they would check it. The service writer said "with modern vehicles, I'm surprised you're getting < 50 vent temp, so it sounds like yours is working great. I can check it, but I'm sure we won't find anything." Seems like I've also read outdoor ambient (not taking humidity into consideration) minus 40 degrees is good; minus 45 is excellent. If that's the case, I'm getting about a 47 to 50 degree drop.

Not sure what he meant by "modern", he's clearly not old enough to remember R12 MVAC systems. Maybe he meant within the past few years, or maybe just Mk3 Focuses in general. Or maybe he's under the same '"40 degree drop" illusion I'm under.

I may top it off myself by adding a few ozs R134a. See if it makes a difference.
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