Air Conditioning problem
2009 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 20,000 miles
I have owned this car since new, and have not been satisfied with the air conditioning. The air conditioning certainly does work, and its performance has been the same since new. I just feel it is not very powerful.
I have returned it to the dealer twice, they checked the AC fluid/freon, said it was full, then checked the air temp coming out of the AC outlets, it was about 50 degreesF on an 80degree day. So, the dealer says the AC is operating as designed, case closed. The dealer also said that the AC should be run all the time in the recirc mode, which doesn't seem correct to me. Admittedly, I know little/nothing about AC theory. I always though the recirc mode was used to quickly cool a hot car, then the system should be switched back to regular mode to circulate some fresh air.
Nonetheless, even in the recirc mode, the system doesn't seem very powerful. I would really be upset if I lived in the hot southern climate. Maybe I am just making an unfair comparison to older cars with powerful systems (70sGM V-8 models).
Do you know if my complaint is common among Camry owners? Like I said, if my system is the norm, people in HOT climates must really be dis-satisfied.
Are there any other tests that can be performed on this system? In other words, yes I saw the 50degree reading on the thermometer stuck in the AC outlet vent. But, how about a temperature test being taken from the back seat?
And finally, do you agree with the dealer's recommendation that the AC be run in the recirc mode all the time?
thanks for your time and advice. Don
have the same problem?
Friday, June 4th, 2010 AT 2:30 PM