Aircon problem is back

Faults and Technical chat for the Volkswagen ID.3
Post Reply
User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:41 pm

I reported back in December 2020 regarding the aircon not working and after 3 visits they eventually diagnosed and fixed it.

Well, it’s back.

I started noticing the hissing sounds a week or so ago but today it was hot and the aircon is no longer working.

Mutter.

More news as it goes back to the dealer.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:50 am

Another month before they can fit us in.

Very worried about this once warranty expires.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

NewId3
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:31 pm

Post by NewId3 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:43 pm

Hope nothing too serious and they get a more permanent fix for it this time…
Pro Life / White / Dustbin lids

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:57 pm

Last time they had cameras and everything, replaced the whole venting system. There's a steady hiss of gas, which is delightfully reassuring.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:38 pm

Been in for over a week now.

Update from the garage (I kid you not) - “it appears no cold air is coming through…”

They report there is no gas in the aircon, and the tubing is misaligned. This is exactly the same problem as a year ago which is telling me something is structurally misaligned (without knowing anything)

Once repaired (eta another month) we’ll be looking for a guarantee somehow.

If you hear hissing, outside of normal change of temp, take it in. Who knows where the gas was going!

On the plus side, we’ve a free T-Roc until fixed.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:38 pm

The clock continues to tick.

Have now spent more on fuel for the free replacement car this last month than for the last 32k km of electricity!

The entire aircon system is to be replaced.

A bit pants really.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Utumno
Posts: 1609
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:34 am
Location: Oxfordshire

Post by Utumno » Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:32 pm

Anduain wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:38 pm
The entire aircon system is to be replaced.

Crikey, that seems extreme.
CANCELLED : ID.3 Tour 77kWh Pro S 204PS Tour in Manganese Grey (on order since 7-Jul-21, status 20, wk40 2021)

ID3 Build & Delivery Info Tracker : https://tinyurl.com/id3tracker
Octopus Referral : https://share.octopus.energy/aqua-foal-203

G43FAN
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:27 am
Location: N. Wales

Post by G43FAN » Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:13 am

Utumno wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:32 pm
Anduain wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:38 pm
The entire aircon system is to be replaced.

Crikey, that seems extreme.
Blimey, I hope they've got all the parts available for you. Seems a bit sledgehammer for a nut response!
Family Pro: East Derry Wheels: Moonstone Grey - Software 2.3 finally installed 13/12/2021
Zappi Charger with Solar Edge 6kW PV array.
Android Connect ID App Ver: 2.2.7

Scratch
Posts: 552
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:22 pm

Post by Scratch » Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:51 am

Anduain wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:38 pm
The clock continues to tick.

Have now spent more on fuel for the free replacement car this last month than for the last 32k km of electricity!

The entire aircon system is to be replaced.

A bit pants really.
I think I might know the answer to this but are they helping out with that fuel cost? And maybe they should swap the fossil car for an EV.

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:36 pm

Yeh, extreme is an understatement. They have been waiting for 3-4 weeks for whatever they ordered so it doesn’t seem impossible. We’ll see when we review the report.

Regarding a replacement EV, this is a helpful dealer and they tried hard to get us something, just couldn’t, and I believe them on that.

Similarly with the fuel, I’ll report back on that when the car is back!
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Thu May 05, 2022 2:15 pm

Car is now back. They did indeed replace everything, including all vents and tubing.

They informed us that they have no idea what the problem was, so had little option other than to replace it all.

Nearly a month with the dealer... fingers crossed it survives the summer.
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Utumno
Posts: 1609
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:34 am
Location: Oxfordshire

Post by Utumno » Thu May 05, 2022 10:52 pm

Anduain wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 2:15 pm
They informed us that they have no idea what the problem was, so had little option other than to replace it all.

Not exactly comforting that 😂
CANCELLED : ID.3 Tour 77kWh Pro S 204PS Tour in Manganese Grey (on order since 7-Jul-21, status 20, wk40 2021)

ID3 Build & Delivery Info Tracker : https://tinyurl.com/id3tracker
Octopus Referral : https://share.octopus.energy/aqua-foal-203

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Fri May 06, 2022 7:50 am

Utumno wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 10:52 pm

Not exactly comforting that 😂
Correct!!

They were sympathetic to our point that the petrol for the rental they gave us over that last month exceeded the cost of charging for the last 17 months by 3x, but not so sympathetic as to do anything about it :D

Saying that, we did get the car for "free".
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

User avatar
Anduain
Posts: 521
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Location: Barcelona
Contact:

Post by Anduain » Mon May 09, 2022 6:53 am

For closure, aircon is working correctly and no hissing sounds. That is the warning sign, if you hear hissing then there’s a fault. Despite what they tell you 😀
Yorkshireman, living in Barcelona.
ID.3 Pro Max, Metallic Makena-turquoise, since December 2020, 2.3
11kw/h 3-phase charger at home, granny charge via Solar

Post Reply