|09-20-2013 09:35 AM|
Hi all! I just noticed something that my 2013 Sahara has been doing lately when I start it. When I start the car, the A/C will not start immediately all the time. What happens is the defrost light flashes for a few seconds then stops and the A/C starts. The length of time is always different and sometime the A/C starts right away. This just started recently and is driving me nuts. Once the A/C is on it runs great with no other issues. I did some quick Google searches on the problem with no luck. Couldn’t find anything in the manual either. Thought I’d ask here first before taking it to the dealer. Hope you guys can help.
P.S. I have a short video of this. How do you post videos?
|09-06-2013 01:30 PM|
|05-10-2013 11:12 PM|
|David-T-71||Had to take my 2013 JKU back to the dealership after only 1500 miles because the AC was no longer blowing cold. They said it was low on coolant, but that they also couldn't find any leaks. It is working well so far. Only time will tell.|
|05-03-2013 04:15 PM|
+1... Im in SoCAli too andi thought the A/C just sucked. Im definitely gonna have it checked since I just got my JKU last week. It's been hot here in SoCal lately too.
|05-03-2013 12:05 PM|
|Wingsnut72||I've had my 2013 since March 20th. Just put on 2500 miles on it. We've already taken it on a weekend getaway. The only issue that I've had is the rushing water noise on startup, but that's it. My HVAC works fine. Ever since we put in the headliner and soundproofing(dynomat) everything's been quiet/well insulated. The AC is crazy cold, and the heat is nuts. A lot better than my old ford ranger that I traded in on her.|
|05-03-2013 11:52 AM|
|Sgt93||I don't know why, but I would really like to see an update on this LOL.|
|05-01-2013 10:16 PM|
|Sgt93||Shatter Proof, did you get it back yet?|
|05-01-2013 02:26 PM|
|05-01-2013 12:58 PM|
|04-30-2013 11:24 PM|
|Blastek||For what it's worth, i've driven and parked in 115 degree heat with the soft top and the rear passengers asked me to turn down the air.|
|04-30-2013 11:03 PM|
|Flint_Holbrook||Guys, pick up a thermometer at the auto parst house and insert in a vent. Check the temp of the air coming out of the system. I don't know what the design calls for but you can't expect much less than 45 to 50 degree air out of the vents.|
|04-30-2013 10:52 PM|
|LongRifle45||2013 JKU here. We just had our first days in the 80's and mine feels like it can't cool the interior at all. I even had mine on full fan with recirculation. Cold air coming out the vents, but it can't compete with the heat coming off the hardtop. Certainly does not compare to my Tahoe that I traded in. So far that is the one thing I am not happy about with the Jeep. I too am afraid what it will be like when it hits the 100's here.|
|04-30-2013 09:58 PM|
My A/C blows cold, and I haven't noticed any problems.
However, a few times we've been going down the road and its been on 3 or 4, and it will just stop for a second, and then come back on. Its as if someone turned the knob off and on really quick, but we never touched it.
Aside from that quirk, haven't had any major issues.
|04-30-2013 09:52 PM|
|04-30-2013 09:24 PM|
|04-30-2013 01:13 PM|
There doesn't have to be a TSB or common issue to cause a back order. They may be at peak production capacity and have allotted the parts to the new production line.
|04-30-2013 12:18 PM|
just dropped it off.. I mentioned the hose and he looked at me a little funny.
We'll see what they say.
|04-30-2013 11:25 AM|
Whether he was wrong or saying something to please me, I have no idea. The service they performed was great, they were very courteous, and my Jeep got fixed. That's all I know, but those were his exact words. I appreciate your information though, and am glad Master Tech's like yourself visit and post on the forum.
|04-30-2013 08:01 AM|
And there is not a service bulletin or recall for this. many times the new year models don't have all the parts to the regional distributors yet & it comes from national because of this.
|04-30-2013 07:48 AM|
|pepatrick||Fortunately no AC issues with my 2013 JKU. Blows ice cold.|
|04-30-2013 12:26 AM|
I'm with you. I have a 2013 also, and from the forum's people say the AC works very well. I thought it was just me? I mean, the AC blows cold, but not nearly as cold as my other vehicles. I just chalked it up to having leather interior (harder to cool on a warm day), and living in SoCal.
I'll get mine checked out also. It does get difficult to cool down. Especially in SoCal heading into Summer.
|04-30-2013 12:22 AM|
|04-29-2013 11:01 PM|
|shatter_proof||somewhat cool, I wouldn't consider it cold. But no where near as cold as any of our other vehicles.|
|04-29-2013 08:45 PM|
|04-29-2013 07:41 PM|
|04-29-2013 07:37 PM|
|shatter_proof||do you know if there is a service bulletin related to this that I can reference when I go in?|
|04-29-2013 07:36 PM|
|Sgt93||Sure no problem.|
|04-29-2013 07:35 PM|
|shatter_proof||thanks for the info!|
|04-29-2013 07:30 PM|
Yep, I took it in a week or so ago and they had to order a new line that was on national backorder. They called me back a few days later, put a new hose in, refilled and good to go. I checked it on our first warm day and am glad I did.
I suggest other 13 owners do the same as it was a defective hose.
|04-29-2013 07:28 PM|
|Trenty||No issues here. 2013 as well and the AC is as powerful as the heat|
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