The easiest thing to do is remove the belt and drive the vehicle to find out if there is a loss of power still.
You are able to drive the vehicle with no belt for a short time. I would not go more than 5 -7 miles just because you will not have power steering or the alternator so you don't want to tax your battery too much.
However, this should give a good idea on if this is related to this. We are pretty sure it is since it only does it when the compressor is engaged but this is just more confirmation.
I would not hesitate on getting them involved because unfortunately it sounds like the dealer just does not want to get involved with trying to solve this. That is not uncommon because they did not build the vehicle. They are just there to repair it and when they don't know what to do to fix this, they just say it is normal regardless if another is different. But this was never the idea as I kind of expected that.
This was all just to get you all the info needed to intelligently talk to the OEM because the first thing they are going to do is tell you to go to the dealer and drive another one. Now that is done and you know it is different.
Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Thursday, July 1st, 2021 AT 7:53 PM