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by i3Alan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

How difficult would it be to install a screen after the compressor to protect the rest of the system? https://airsept.com/Products/Details/32 I'm not an expert, but from the many experts I have talked to, the i3 AC issue is the compressor self destructing, taking out everything downstream. This Air...
by i3Alan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 106
Views: 19205

Re: Air conditioning failed

Same thing with my AC. Same quote from, possibly, the same dealer service department. Had to pay $542 just to pick up my car and they did a semi-car wash. I think this is their standard quote for any AC failure. They didn't offer me anything on a new car trade in, so maybe mine's worse? Forgot to m...
by i3Alan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I'm also in Phoenix, my AC never was really good when I bought it from the Dealer in Chandler, but now it was only blowing hot air. Took it to the dealer. Long story short, quote to fix air conditioner, brake service and two new tires was $23K. Compressor supposedly shredded apart causing metal sha...
by i3Alan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

DavidSPumpkins wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:14 pm
Was shocked at the initial quote - we are in negotiations
Please post back with the initial quote amount, and the final negotiated cost for repair of the compressor. My quote did not separate the labor for the compressor, so I have little idea what the compressor job alone costs.
by i3Alan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I'd be suing the Dealership for failure to honor their own warranty for their (botched) repair, which in turn totaled the car. And chapter and verse of this would be on the desk of any local TV Station or Newspaper consumer advocate/reporter. Good suggestion, but the local lawyers (plural) I talked...
by i3Alan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I do wonder about one thing. Who did the AC recharge? It's suspicious to me that this catastrophic failure happened only 2 weeks after you had the AC recharged. My BMW sales dealer's service department did the original topping off of the refrigerant and claimed there was no problem found other than...
by i3Alan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

I think once your warranty is over their obligation to you is complete, so $2000 was a nice gesture. I can see why you wouldn't want to buy another, but they weren't in the wrong. I don't think I'd do any different in their shoes-- is losing your worth more or less than $20,000? I'd guess significa...
by i3Alan
Fri May 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?
Replies: 27
Views: 3170

Re: Which versions of the AC compressor have people had failures with?

Well, the only useful takeaway I see from this thread is that the only member on here who has had AC failure is i3Alan. I guess that's more reassuring than a distribution of AC failures by version.... :lol: Could be that I am the only one to have joined this board and had the $22,000 AC catastrophi...
by i3Alan
Tue May 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can't decide on buying the i3
Replies: 26
Views: 3096

Re: Can't decide on buying the i3

There is a refrigerant dryer assembly for the i3 feeding the battery pack. I am not a mechanic, but have talked to a number of them about this issue. Most auto AC systems include particulate traps in the dryer assembly. Dryers are very important to AC function, but the traps are optional, and only ...
by i3Alan
Mon May 11, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can't decide on buying the i3
Replies: 26
Views: 3096

Re: Can't decide on buying the i3

Catastrophic (ie $$$$) issues seem to be pretty rare, although reading forums or facebook groups make it seem otherwise (same is true for any car). I think this is a false equivalence. Catastrophic repair bills for BMWs, like Mercedes and exotics, is defined in tens of thousands of dollars, while c...

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