Absolutley could have been, whether it is or not remains to be seen. One more of the many reasons I do not like the warranties that provide a promise but not satisfaction. Once the compressor is replaced, you will better know.
A clutch on the compressor can come apart and make more of a jingling kind of a noise rather than clicking.
If the noise was intermittant, that can make for a tougher verification and identification of the source.
To say they maliciously avoided it because of warranty may not be true, but I have seen this happen with some shops. A couple of our local dealers have avoided repairs on new cars. Just recently a 2009 cobalt with a water leak has not been repaired, but the customer was told that it was normal. They were able to fabricate repairs that she was told she needed however. Getting a second opinion on those repairs from me, found such repairs unneeded.
Friday, October 9th, 2009 AT 7:32 AM