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My 2017 F-Type just went out of warranty on September 23, 2021. Air conditioning stopped cooling the second week of February, 2022 (4 months after expired warranty) due to a leak in the evaporator unit. The car has less than 28,000 miles. The cost of repair is nearly $4K. The repair shop thinks it may be a defect from the manufacturer in the evaporator unit. Have any others been faced with this issue?
 

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My 2017 F-Type just went out of warranty on September 23, 2021. Air conditioning stopped cooling the second week of February, 2022 (4 months after expired warranty) due to a leak in the evaporator unit. The car has less than 28,000 miles. The cost of repair is nearly $4K. The repair shop thinks it may be a defect from the manufacturer in the evaporator unit. Have any others been faced with this issue?
Just out of curiosity, was the diagnosis based on an actual leak test? Sometimes it's a bad pressure control valve , etc. New evaporators are probably $1,000 plus through the dealer and salvage
operations probably have used ones. Any time you have welded components like evaporators, heater cores, radiators, etc., you can get a leak. A good bump shaking the car can do it.
 

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Just out of curiosity, was the diagnosis based on an actual leak test? Sometimes it's a bad pressure control valve , etc. New evaporators are probably $1,000 plus through the dealer and salvage
operations probably have used ones. Any time you have welded components like evaporators, heater cores, radiators, etc., you can get a leak. A good bump shaking the car can do it.
Yes it was pressure tested. I was at the shop when they did it. Leak was hard to find. The OEM evaporator is $1500. Per the shop, the labor is high due to having to remove much of the dash. I live in South Florida and the car is a daily driver, so I need the A/C.
 
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