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Old 06-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #26
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The AC SUCKS in these cars. I never had a car with such bad AC.

I brought my car in for the AC fix because I noticed that the AC would not shut off even when I turn it off. Ever since I brought it in, the AC would shut off when I turn it off but the air is never as cold as it should be. The air is cool, but not cold.
I can look into this further if you would like. I can certainly understand that you have a concern with it not as cold as you would like it to be. Please send me your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage, and involved dealership and I will be able to set up a case to contact your dealership. I look forward to your PM.

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #27
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I own a 2010 2SS. In February while traveling the east to west coasts of Florida I noticed the temperature in the car increasing. Placing the AC at MAX cold and full fan did not change anything. I could feel cold air but very little air and a lot of vapors. In addition there was a whining sound. The 1st trip to the dealership resulted in "no trouble found". After having a dealer service rep ride with me on the FL Turnpike he agreed there was an issue. The 2nd stay at the dealership resulted in them replacing the air compressor which they stated had been over charged. Other than oil changes the dealership was the only hands that touched my Camaro. They had no record at the dealership of having charged the system. Nonetheless the new compressor did not change the issue. The 3rd trip to the dealership resulted in "everything is normal". Funny that it was not "normal" the 1st 18 months that I owned the card. Again a dealer rep road with me on the turnpike with similar results. The car is now at the dealership for the 4th time. They said that a code was generated and that the was a failure of one modue; an intermittent failure of another module; and, a short. I am hoping to pick up the car tomorrow. And by the way he also were working with GM reprogramming modules prior to replacing the compressor. Obviously all of that was in vain. If you are having trouble with your dealership over an AC issue I would encourage you to contact GM in Detroit (866-790-5700). Open a problem ticket with them and leave it open until either the car is fixed or they escalate to the GM District representative. I could not take advantage of the Florida Lemon Law because even though my Camaro is under warranty it is over 24 months old. Dealerships do not like hearing from Detroit or the GM District representative so put on the pressure. Don't let them tell you that you don't have a problem. Also even if you are a couple of miles within your warranty expiration once you report it to GM and have an incident record your car will be repaired for that issue even when the warranty expires. I hope this info helps. I will post another message as soon as I get the replacement part numbers and confirm that the issue has been resolved.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #28
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Angry AC issue 2010 Camaro 2SS

I own a 2010 2SS. In February while traveling the east to west coasts of Florida I noticed the temperature in the car increasing. Placing the AC at MAX cold and full fan did not change anything. I could feel cold air by touching the vents but very little air and a lot of vapors were entering the car. In addition there was a whining sound which is apparant when shifting gears until you reach your cruising speed. The whining at that point is just annoying. The 1st trip to the dealership resulted in "no trouble found". Two days later after having a dealer service rep ride with me on the FL Turnpike he agreed there was an issue. The 2nd stay at the dealership resulted in the dealership working with GM reprogramming modules and replacing the air compressor. They stated the compressor had been over charged. Other than oil changes the dealership was the only hands that touched my Camaro. Of course they had no record of having charged the system. Nonetheless the new compressor did not change the issue. The 3rd trip to the dealership resulted in "everything is normal". Funny that it was not "normal" the 1st 18 months that I owned the car. Once again a dealer rep road with me on the turnpike with similar results to observe the loss if AC and the whining sound. Incidently when you turn off the control for the fan speed the whining stops. Turn it back on the the whining continues. The car is now at the dealership for the 4th time. They said that a code was generated and that there was a failure of one modue; an intermittent failure of another module; and, a short. By the way they were also working with GM reprogramming modules prior to replacing the compressor. Obviously all of that was in vain. If you are having trouble with your dealership over an AC issue I would encourage you to contact GM in Detroit (866-790-5700). Open a problem ticket with them and leave it open until either the car is fixed or they escalate to the GM District representative. I could not take advantage of the Florida Lemon Law because even though my Camaro is under warranty it is over 24 months old. Dealerships do not like hearing from Detroit or the GM District representative so put on the pressure. Don't let them tell you that you don't have a problem. Also even if you are a couple of miles within your warranty expiration once you report it to GM and have an incident record your car will be repaired for that issue even when the warranty expires. I hope this info helps. I will post another message as soon as I get the replacement part numbers and confirm that the issue has been resolved. I am to pick up the car tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:34 AM   #29
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I used my ac on my 2013 last week, not that cold. Back in the day you used to measure the temp coming out of the vents, i remember getting 39 degrees in my old ponitac gran prix, but that was R11 or 12. i know the new refrigerant isnt as cold. is there a temp on should be getting out of the vents. yes i have recric on
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:39 AM   #30
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2013 ss is anyone else having a problem with the ac is not becoming cold?
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #31
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #32
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Have been having a problem with the temperature of my a/c, also get a loud whining noise. Sounds like a compressor problem.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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Have been having a problem with the temperature of my a/c, also get a loud whining noise. Sounds like a compressor problem.
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Sorry to hear about your A/C concerns. I'd be happy to research any recalls regarding this on your vehicle if you send me your VIN. Have you also contacted your local dealer?

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #34
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my 2010 2ss ac does not come out COLD either, just cool. Its annoying bcuz I get into any friends car and quickly notice the ice cold air coming out their ac system.I know if I go to the dealership, they will say its "normal" since it is coming out cool....just not cold.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #35
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I drive a 2012SS synergy package. About 3 weeks ago I noticed that my AC was working but blowing air that was hotter than the late August Mississippi swamp air outside of the car.

I scheduled an appointment at a local Chevy dealer with a good reputation (bought the car out of state). They kept my car for 2 days and then told me that they had to order a new evaporator core because mine had blown. This was on a Friday.

Picked my car up so it would not be sitting at that dealer all weekend. Finally the following Tuesday they tell me the parts are in and that it should only be a 1-2 day deal.

Fast forward to last Friday afternoon, I call to check on the status of my car and they tell me it has turned into a bigger job than expected. At this point I am still patient figuring it is better to let them do their thing and get it right. I am told it should be done on Monday mid day.

Monday late afternoon rolls around, car is still not ready. They say that my entire dash has to come out but in order to do so, they have to pull my windshield out. O----K..... Impatience and frustration is beginning. As of yesterday my car is still not finished, and it has been with them for an entire week not including the 2 days they took to find the problem or the wait time on parts.

I decided to drop by the dealership just to put my eyes on my car and make sure that it hadn't been totaled or stolen or something else crazy. I get there and walk back to the service area with the service manager. Parts are everywhere. My entire dash is thrown on the side of the work area, glove box thrown to the side, center console is pulled apart, random parts pieces, buttons, clips etc strewn every goddamned where. Parts are stacked nearly to the roof in the back seat. Grease rubbed into the leather of both my front seats, the ****ing steering wheel and a pile of parts is sitting in somebody's tool box, the engine compartment has parts pulled out and sitting all over the place intermixed with tools. Then he tells me "ohh we had a problem with the glass guys damaged your dash board", there are cuts along one corner where whatever tool they were using to pry my windshield out cut into the vinyl. He then also shows me a gubber/foam looking gasket that got ripped pulling the windshield out. I try to keep my cool. I understand they are working on it. They promise it will be put back together right. I took some photos to CYA in case things aren't right.


I get it, it takes alot to get to the evaporator core to change it out. Could you at least not destroy the ****ing care in the process? I work on things, I understand you gotta do what you gotta do. Could you at least have shit laid out where you know in what order it came out of the car?

I just have a feeling that my car which was in pretty much mint shape will never be right. Has anyone had to have their car torn apart this far to fix their AC problem?
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:28 AM   #36
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I have a 2014 2LS. For some reason, when I turn on the fan only, the a/c also comes on, and the display changes from fresh air to auto recirc. Why would the a/c come on if I am not pressing the a/c (snowflake) button?
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #37
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Hi MrAL300,

When you state you're using fan only, do you mean you're selecting vent, or are you also possibly using the defogger? The air conditioning may also come on automatically when you select defrost (p. 8-2 of the owner's manual). If you are simply selecting vent, the A/C shouldn't necessarily come on automatically. Are you able to turn it off at all, or does it stay on regardless of whether you push the button to turn it off?

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I have a 2014 2LS. For some reason, when I turn on the fan only, the a/c also comes on, and the display changes from fresh air to auto recirc. Why would the a/c come on if I am not pressing the a/c (snowflake) button?
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #38
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The vent is set to bi-level or top vents, not defog. I ensure the a/c is off when I turn off the engine. When I return later, I start the engine and turn on the fan, but the a/c turns on as well. I am going to the dealer next week so they can look into this phenomenon.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #39
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My car was at the dealership service center for an entire week. During this time they were in contact with GM while attempting to resolve the issue. The following tasks were performed:
1) update computer software
2) replace HVAC controller module/unit
3) replace climate control / radio faceplate

None of these were able to solve the problem. GM feels this may be a design feature. They are doing additional research to determine if the software is designed to make the a/c come on automatically the first time the fan is used after starting the car, but then not come on again automatically for several hours. I hope that regardless of what they determine, they should at least offer a voluntary computer update to disable this feature. I will provide an update here when/if I learn anything more.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:14 PM   #40
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The field engineer was not able to determine the cause or find a way to fix it. He doesn't know why it is happening but he doesn't think it should happen. He took lots of data from the computer and will send it to GM Engineering for analysis. It is interesting to note that the engineer determined that if this fan is turned on before starting the car then the a/c will not come on unless the a/c button is pressed. This is very interesting. It's not a solution but it's a work-around I can live with.
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