Audi A3 The Audi A3 offers cutting edge engineering, performance, and luxury in one affordable package.

AC dead

  #1  
Old 03-04-2009, 01:37 PM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 201
Default AC dead

At just over 22,000 miles my 2007 A3 2.0T air conditioner died. It's currently at the dealer having the compressor and more replaced. Just wondering if others have had trouble with the AC. I didn't find much searching the web, so I'm hoping it's just a fluke.
 
  #2  
Old 03-04-2009, 02:58 PM
1st Gear
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location:
Posts: 43
Default

Could you tell it was giving up before it crapped out or did it just die out of no where?
 
  #3  
Old 03-05-2009, 08:48 AM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 201
Default

I hadn't used it in awhile, but the other day it got a little warm. I turned it on and the econo button came on and couldn't turn it off. So not a clue it was happening. Maybe like my house I should run it every month or so to keep the oil circulated.
 
  #4  
Old 03-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
Default

It's not a fluke, in fact, its very common, there is a very large multi page thread on fourtitude about the compressors dying. Mine died at around 9k miles, thankfully after we got home from a 4k mile road trip. The replacement compressors are made by a different manufacturer, so should be good to go once you get it back
 
  #5  
Old 03-05-2009, 02:30 PM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 201
Default

Jetta, Do you have a link to that thread? I wasn't able to find it using the search or google. I did find a couple discussions about older cars, but I would of thought they would have ditched those comporessors by now.
 
  #6  
Old 03-06-2009, 09:16 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
  #7  
Old 03-08-2009, 09:49 AM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 201
Default

Thanks Jetta, after reading that thread I faired better than the early adopters. Mine didn't seaze but it did flow metal into the whole system. Parts took 2 days to come in and I got to drive a Honda Accord for the first time. Best of all it was replaced under warranty as a similar repair in my Chevy truck cost $1000. I'd hate to know what a German AC system costs.
 
  #8  
Old 03-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
Default

Glad to hear they got you fixed up quick!

Mine took 5 days to get the parts in then another 2 to get the car back to me. They gave me an A4 to drive for the week so that was nice, and really made me appreciate my A3.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
thorjov
Audi A6
10
11-04-2015 09:19 PM
sujoyron
General Tech
0
10-04-2014 01:56 PM
tom.beckman
Audi A6
2
09-02-2013 10:19 AM
wdiaz300
Audi A6
1
05-14-2008 08:10 PM
proulx00
Audi A6
4
07-05-2007 11:11 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: AC dead


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.