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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:54 am 
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Hi, all. I purchased the '16 FFE in January this year, replacing a 2013 Focus SEL that I loved. I love this car too, but it has one issue. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this; and, possibly, have a solution.

On the first warm day of this year, I decided to test the A/C. Unfortunately, when the A/C is active, it only blows ambient air. When activate, the A/C does not register any negative power draw on the energy surplus panel. Viewing the power flow diagram on the main screen, there is no power draw at all from climate when the A/C is enabled. I have checked all A/C related fuses, and they all check out as good.

I will take the car into service whenever I have time, but was wondering about the communities experience with this sort of situation.

Thanks in advance for the advise.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:36 am 
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sounds like your refrigerant leaked out and the low pressure switch is tripped which keeps your AC compressor from coming on and destroying itself due to lack of refrigerant/lubrication. You probably want to get that fixed asap as it also uses your AC compressor to chill your battery when it is hot. 2016. should still be under B2B warranty.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:40 am 
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triangles wrote:
sounds like your refrigerant leaked out and the low pressure switch is tripped which keeps your AC compressor from coming on and destroying itself due to lack of refrigerant/lubrication. You probably want to get that fixed asap as it also uses your AC compressor to chill your battery when it is hot. 2016. should still be under B2B warranty.


Thank you, triangles. I will setup my appointment today.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:31 am 
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You were correct. The dealer topped off the refrigerant and checked for leaks. So far so good since.

Thanks again, triangles!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Hey i recently purchased a 2013 FFE here in south Texas in the winter and on the first hot day, what do ya know, no AC, no draw down. Took it in and had the cooling unit replaced under warrenty. Cold air blew for less than a month, now nothing but hot air.

Going to take it back in to see what the problem is.

Any recomendations?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:52 am 
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You probably have a refrigerant leak somewhere that was not properly diagnosed the first time and they just threw parts at it hoping it would fix it. Either that or maybe one of the seals when they put it back together didn't seal properly. Might consider taking it to a more competent shop.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 am 
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So the dealership now has replaced the heater/cooling unit for the fourth time... Not sure what makes this repair so much more difficult but its been in the shop for this now 8 times in the past three months.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Freefalljay wrote:
So the dealership now has replaced the heater/cooling unit for the fourth time... Not sure what makes this repair so much more difficult but its been in the shop for this now 8 times in the past three months.


Sounds like a good basis for a lemon law case........

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