2011 Mustang 5.0 - AC failure
My AC failed one day after work. I started up, turned on AC and got blasted with hot air. My mustang had 38k miles (of course) so this would be on me. I drove 60 miles home, on the highway, checking the AC from time to time, but even with speed and air, it was warm.
I took my car to the dealer, pleading for assistance, as it had just crossed warranty, so here's what they did...
They inspected the AC and told me the Schrader valves on the high and low tubes were leaking. They told me it was $733.00 to change them, but they would eat half to help me out. If you know what a Schrader valve is, your jaw would have dropped like mine did.
They said the seals on both Schrader valves failed. So I guess they're only good for 36k miles. I'm glad tire valve manufacturers don't suffer from this issue. They said the valves are cheap, but they needed to charge me for diagnostics, evac and refill after changing the valves.
So, as mad as hell, I told them to do it. $240.00 and two weeks later, the AC is warm again. To take it back to this dealerships service department would be crazy. If it's a hose, what is that worth? 1k - 2k?
I'm a long time Mustang buyer and driver, but all of that is about to change. I don't mind paying for repairs, but I DO mind being taken advantage of.