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Topic # 225653 28-Nov-2017 21:37
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I have a 2015 ix35.  Today in Wellington it was very warm and when I got in the car to go home I noticed that the aircon wasn't cooling.  Seemed fine this morning.  The blower is fine, heater is fine, and everything else seems fine.  Just the cooling doesn't work.  

 

Is there a consumable I need to be replacing every couple of years to keep aircon working?  Is it normal?  That's fine if it is, I'll get it sorted, but I just want to check before I take the car into the yard tomorrow and check with them for any warranty issues.

 

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  Reply # 1909221 28-Nov-2017 21:40
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Is compresser engaging when you press AC button?

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  Reply # 1909223 28-Nov-2017 21:44
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Basically no consumable.

 

There is probably a fuse somewhere. If you have the car manual have a quick look. Might be lucky and it is just a blown fuse.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1909239 28-Nov-2017 22:33
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are you sure you havent a leak in your unit, you may  have no refrigerant left.


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  Reply # 1909243 28-Nov-2017 22:42
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If it was working recently, but isn't now, it's possibly a fuse or a belt or a compressor issue. If iit's been gradually getting weaker, it's possibly got a leak. Low gas can cause the compressor to not work too, so it doesn't wreck it.


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  Reply # 1909277 28-Nov-2017 23:05
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Mine in the falcon will die occasionally and log some pressure warning on the code readout at the next service. It comes right. Usually does it when its really hot and I have it cranked for a long time. If I make it a little warmer then it seems to keep on going fine.

 

Stopping the car totally and starting it again makes it work again. No use when on the motorway at 10k's and the thing cuts out and then all the humidity comes blasting back into the car from the water on the evaporation coils.





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  Reply # 1909278 28-Nov-2017 23:09
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1) when you turn on AC can you hear the compressor kick in / rev counter adjust?

 

2) Is it simply blowing normal air or is it luke cold?

 

If #1 ok then it could be the a leak in the system, if you cant hear anything kick in then it will be the fuse or the compressor itself. 

 

Eitherway, a lot of auto sparkey type places offer free system checks or simply pay for a check. 

 

It could be a simple problem or a new compressor or a regas. 

 

My pick, its the fuse or your have a leak or the compressor is worn (or the belt that powers this). 

 

 

 

Edit: didnt see you originally mentioned warranty. Take it back to the dealer if you are under warranty. See what they say. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1909281 29-Nov-2017 00:10
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Take it back under warranty. It is probably a refrigerant leak. There will be a low pressure cutout. It has probably just activated today.


Of course lots of other possibilities on a newish car.

Also important to always use the air con At least once per month, even in winter. Otherwise the compressor seals will fail. 5min is enough.





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  Reply # 1909286 29-Nov-2017 05:33
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The refrigerant also provides lubrication to some of the compressor internals. A Mondeo I had, had a slow leak that eventually led to a bearing failure and total replacement of the compressor. Better a $80 check than a $1500 replacement (particularly if still under warranty).




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  Reply # 1909290 29-Nov-2017 07:10
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What everyone has already said - but most importantly, take it back to where you got it. A 2 year old car should not be having issues with it's air conditioning. 


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  Reply # 1909292 29-Nov-2017 07:17
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don't worry about car yard, take it straight to Hyundai if it's a NZ New model ... if not ... then, yeah car yard!


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Aredwood: Take it back under warranty. It is probably a refrigerant leak. There will be a low pressure cutout. It has probably just activated today.


Of course lots of other possibilities on a newish car.

Also important to always use the air con At least once per month, even in winter. Otherwise the compressor seals will fail. 5min is enough.

 

 

 

It defogs your windows way quicker in the winter too. I probably use it more in winter than summer!


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  Reply # 1909337 29-Nov-2017 09:31
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Aredwood: Take it back under warranty. It is probably a refrigerant leak. There will be a low pressure cutout. It has probably just activated today.


Of course lots of other possibilities on a newish car.

Also important to always use the air con At least once per month, even in winter. Otherwise the compressor seals will fail. 5min is enough.

 

That's good advice for everything you own that has seals and pumps - particularly refrigerators, laundry machines and dishwashers. They hate being left a long time and drying out and sticking. 




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  Reply # 1909406 29-Nov-2017 10:39
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Thanks team.  That's all the info I need.  I've been in touch and booked a warranty service.




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  Reply # 1909407 29-Nov-2017 10:40
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Batman:

 

don't worry about car yard, take it straight to Hyundai if it's a NZ New model ... if not ... then, yeah car yard!

 

 

The yard I'm referring to is Hyundai.  


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  Reply # 1910683 29-Nov-2017 18:17
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lxsw20:

 

Aredwood: Take it back under warranty. It is probably a refrigerant leak. There will be a low pressure cutout. It has probably just activated today.


Of course lots of other possibilities on a newish car.

Also important to always use the air con At least once per month, even in winter. Otherwise the compressor seals will fail. 5min is enough.

 

 

 

It defogs your windows way quicker in the winter too. I probably use it more in winter than summer!

 

 

I dont think mine is ever turned off except when warming the car up in winter so I dont get super cold air. Just turn the temperature up





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