So at about 35,000 miles my A/C decides to quit on me, no cold air and
the clutch is cycling on and off every five seconds or so. Figure a
low charge due to a leak somewhere. The truck is a 2004 F-150 XLT
SuperCab, and I'm a bit surprised that the A/C is leaking already.
I took it in under the mfgr warranty to have it looked at and they say
that they cannot find the leak, can't fix what they can't find, yadda
yadda. They recharged it anyway. But I'm also told by the service
writer that they have to write it up as a "found leak and fixed it
with a couple of o-rings" in order to have Ford pay for it under
So now I ask, Ok, you tell Ford you fixed it, you tell me you just
recharged it, what happens at 40,000 miles when the charge is low
again? "Sorry, you'd be out of warranty."
So is the dealer just trying to get out of performing a real repair on
my A/C under warranty, or do I just accept the fact that they "can't
find the leak"? Now I ask what are the odds that they'll find the
leak over 36,000 miles when I'm out of warranty?
Thanks for any input, considering putting a call into Ford Customer
Care, but not sure if that's going to do any good.