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And my first repair will be.... A/C

Discussion in 'Model X' started by RRM998, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. RRM998

    RRM998 Member

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    Yesterday my A/C started making a new noise. Today it didn't work at all. None of the usual sounds from the front of the car.

    They've pulled the logs and the service guys are going to check and get back to me. I'll be curious to see how long it takes to get a service appointment here in Houston, TX.
     
  2. docherf

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    Sounds like you're lucky it didn't happen in the summer in Houston!
     
  3. RRM998

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    Yes, this is the perfect time of year for the A/C to fail.
     
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  4. lunitiks

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    Plz post the service/invoice notes on what the service guys do to fix this
     
  5. RRM998

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    The issue was a refrigerant leak at the connector to the battery chiller. One of the o-rings was cut.

    The parts used were 4 o-rings. Oddly the invoice didn't mention refrigerant even though they obviously had to refill the system. It was empty when they first checked.

    The invoice also indicates that they checked that my charger cable was working correctly. That's amazing considering my charger cable was still at my house.
     
  6. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    My AC seems to be leaking some lubricant, its at service now but the AC was still working. Was your car leaking anything?
     
  7. RRM998

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    Not that I noticed.

    There is lubricant in the system along with the refrigerant so the presence of lub usually indicates a leak. At least that was always the case with my other cars.
     
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  8. GoTzillaR

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    How do you like the service center? Did they provide you a tesla loaner? Did you use the one on 45 or the one at westchase? Thanks.
     
  9. RRM998

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    I was at the SC on north 45. It's closer to my home and nicely close to Pappasito's Cantina. I didn't think the A/C would take too long but I was given a loaner. The customer service was excellent.
     
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  10. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Active Member

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    At least your A/C didn't sound like a freight train for the first 5 months of ownership :)
     
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  11. PhantomX

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    Had the same problem with our MX60D. Delivered at end of Sept and had this happened around early November. Took them just shy of a week to diagnose and fix the car. And 2 weeks later, another refrigerant leak, but this time it was weld a failure (didn't know there are welds in refrigerant lines) located at a different place in the A/C system. The 2nd problem was fixed in 1 day, which was pretty amazing given how busy Costa Mesa service center is.
     

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