BTW, the expansion valve that is the shortage item is the same as that used on the Ford Escape.
My wife was looking at a MKZ to replace her Lexus. I have no doubt she will think again about that idea.
Funny you mention the Escape my sisters escape had the A/C go out then it was brand new but it was purchased in December and did not notice it until it started warming up this spring..... I believe it needed a new compressor, exp valve and condenser
13 GT base, 3.55, Sterling Grey, MGW shifter, BMR LCA's, GT500 AB, silver RTR's, 275/40/19 Michelin pilot super sports, more stereo equipment than I will admit to, more parts to come.