Wow, I thought I was the only one who was having this problem!
I took my car to the dealership and had the exact same thing happen to me.
They flushed the Freon and recharged the air conditioner, all to no avail.
My thermostat control panel flashes on and off when it is "working", does yours too?
The dealership told me that I would most likely have to get another control panel (from the junk yard, no less) because they could not get their hands on one themselves.
I surely hope someone responds to this thread soon, we are roasting in our cars!
I have a 4 cylinder, automatic transmission if that is what you are asking.
I asked a co-worker (who is thankfully more in the know about auto related issues than I am, being an ASE certified mechanic himself) to help me take a look at the fuses and relays to see if either of those might be the issue, and there appeared to be nothing wrong with either of those things.
As far as the cooling fans are concerned, yes, they still operate, but they act as if they are just venting from the outside and blowing whatever temperature of air that it is outdoors.
Also, the lights on the air conditioner control panel completely black out when it happens.
Sometimes the lights on the air conditioner control panel blink on and off just before the air conditioner cuts out, too.
However, when I took it to the dealership where I normally get the vehicle serviced, they could not reproduce the problem, nor did were they able to generate an error code from the computer.
Does this sound like an electrical issue to you, or could it be that something like an air conditioner filter or possibly the air conditioner drainage line being plugged up might be causing the problem?
Any ideas you might have would be greatly appreciated.
Thursday, June 17th, 2010 AT 11:37 PM