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Well; how lucky am I...First hot day and the air-con fails...we were roasting and had to cut short our drive out and get home.

Turns out it may need a new compressor and condensor....cost to replace ...around £1500....WTF...:eek:

Luckily on the 15th May my 308 will be 3 years old which means it's still in warranty...job's being done on 30th April just two weeks prior!!! Unbelievable!!!

Cars only done 4650 miles and as soon as I told the mechanic the year of manufacture he immediately suggested the fault.

Hopefully they can get things ready for the 30th; quite a long job as the testing alone takes about 3 hours. They said it may take all day.



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...BTW...I had my 308 serviced and MOT'd yesterday and it passed with flying colours....as you may expect with my low mileage...

No problems at all with any of the lighting mods I've made to LED's.

Al. :thumb:
 

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When your mechanic said he knew exactly what it was he didn't happen to say it only afflicted the petrol engine models, did he?

Bit of a vested interest, y'see...
 

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No, he never mentioned engine type; just that he's pretty sure that's what the problem is. He mentioned it as soon as I said it was coming up to 3 years old.

He's hoping they have one in the stores as, if not, then they will have to order from Peugeot and they can't return it. That's why they need to check the system first to find the fault; but he seemed pretty sure that's what it was.
 

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Well; how lucky am I...First hot day and the air-con fails...we were roasting and had to cut short our drive out and get home.

Turns out it may need a new compressor and condensor....cost to replace ...around £1500....WTF...:eek:

Luckily on the 15th May my 308 will be 3 years old which means it's still in warranty...jobs being done on 30th April just two weeks prior!!! Unbelievable!!!

Cars only done 4650 miles and as soon as I told the mechanic the year of manufacture he immediately suggested the fault.

Hopefully they can get things ready for the 30th; quite a long job as the testing alone takes about 3 hours. They said it may take all day.
You should see the costs of a re-gas! they use the new type of gas and its around £600
 

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My air con failed too – well either that or it wasn’t working when I bought it second hand (2015 model). I took it back to where I bought it from and they fixed it, luckily.
 

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Well I'm pleased to say I now have the air-con working fully.

They had to inject a coloured dye I believe to check the system for leaks. Then they fitted a new compressor and, of course, re-gas the system.

They said the compressor alone costs them £500 plus the gas plus a whole day of testing and repairs etc.

I'm so thankful we went out on that one hot day we've had this year so we could discover the air-con not working...just 2 weeks left on the warranty to go....:thumb:
 

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...lucky indeed :thumb: ... It went wrong one hot day last summer when we were on our way back from our daughters' in Peterborough but when I took it into the dealer the next day it had started working again; although it was a much cooler day and may not have been as noticeable.

The only other really hot days here last year were when we were away on holiday in Spain and the car was parked at East Midlands airport. We didn't get to use the car much at all after that until this one recent hot sunny day when we decided to go out for a drive and lunch somewhere nice....unfortunately we returned in case a belt had failed etc. and ended up with salad in the garden.

Al. :cooool:


PS:...excellent service as usual from the folks at Peugeot in Rugby....:thumb:




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...BTW...I thought I would mention about the one noticeable occurrence last summer as, if you have experienced a similar malfunction, then it may just be a warning of things to come....:tantrum:

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Mine has failed has leaking valves and pipe work.
I'm now on a first name terms with Perry's in Bletchley.
1.6 blue hdi now had new add blue tank
Cambelt recall clutch master cylinder new brake pads all round 30000 on the clock now this.
Was quoted £300 for a regas ?
I'm glad I had an extension of the warranty. And then had to argue that the fault was there after the original warranty run out.
 

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You should see the costs of a re-gas! they use the new type of gas and its around £600
Fortunately the new gas is coming down in price... if you can find anywhere to do it.

My June 2016 Peugeot 308 needed a re-gas and I could not find anywhere in Leeds to do it. Some Halfords branches do it and I used the Wakefield one. The cost was £70 (£40 premium over the old gas) so not as bad as expected.

Gas recovered... 0
Oil recovered... 0
 

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I got my 2014 308 last year in June, and when I went to test drive it, I noticed the air con wasn't working.
So the dealer re-gassed and sorted it and all was working fine the rest of last year.

Unfortunately that's no longer the case though as I've noticed since we've recently started getting the warmer weather my AC no longer feels cold at all, and it just seems to blow out normal non-chilled air.

One thing I've always noticed though (since the dealer gassed it) is that theres always been quite an audible 'hiss' when the AC is switched on (this was happening even when the AC was nice and cold).
I thought nothing of it though as it was working fine for months.

And even though now there doesn't seem to be any cold air coming out, putting the AC on will still make it make that noise.

I haven't had it checked out yet but given these signs would anyone here know what might be the problem? Is it likely to be a small/large leak somewhere or would it be some sort of problem with the condensor etc?

I do have a RAC warranty on the car until later this year but I'm not really sure what it would cover in terms of AC :(
 

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They evidentally have to put a dye into the system that shows any leaks. If this wasn't done and the faulty part wasn't replaced then it sounds like the original fault that leaked the gas is still there.

I would think the air-con will be covered due to the restrictions governing these systems.
 

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They evidentally have to put a dye into the system that shows any leaks. If this wasn't done and the faulty part wasn't replaced then it sounds like the original fault that leaked the gas is still there.

I would think the air-con will be covered due to the restrictions governing these systems.
Thanks for responding.

Am hoping to get it looked at by an air con specialist in the next few weeks to see if any leaks/faults can be found.

When a cars air con is 'working right', as in, has no leaks, how long normally would it be before it'd need recharging again? Typically every couple of years, or more often?
 

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Can't say for this new gas, but my old 2002 307 was still working fine at 13 years old, air con never touched.
In other words, if there are no leaks, recharging is not required.
 

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Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system gas charge should last indefinitely if the system is pressure tight- I ensure I run my A/C throughout the year to keep the compressor shaft seal from drying out. The problem is a lot of places just top up the gas and don't pressure test the system properly to find where the leak was and 6 months later the system has lost the refrigerant again.In the refrigeration/air conditioning trade that I work in we have to log and record all refrigerant losses and additions to comply with the current F-Gas regulations.
 

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Air CON - TRUE

Yes when they say Air CON it's true. £150 quote for re-gassing and car only just over three years old! Peugeot certainly know how to CON people out of money. Perhaps my next car will NOT be Peugeot!
 

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Two points, the cost of this gas is currently very high, but it will drop in time as more manufacturers use it.
But other manufacturers will be using it simply because of new ruling (probably one of those EU directives we all love so much), so you can't blame Peugeot.
 
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