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VE SV6 - worst air con EVER?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Rewey, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Rewey

    Rewey New Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm just wondering if it's just mine, or is this a common problem? My Commodore SV6 has the worst air con ever - barely a cooling breeze at best.

    Seriously, I've had an Excel (eek!) that had way better air con. I can't believe that's the best they can do after spending a billion dollars.

    Is it just mine? If so, what do you guys recommend? It's only got 23000kms on the clock, so I can't see it needing a re-gas. And I can't see it being something they'd fix under warranty, as they'd probably just say that's how it's supposed to be.

    There hasn't been a really hot day since I bought it, and it already seems to struggle just on the warm ones...

    Any thoughts?

    Rewey
     
  2. WogBoyz

    WogBoyz 435rkw/590rwhp

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    my mates ve sv6 with around the same km's as you works awsome, it comes out fast and gets very cold , have u got it on recycle and not brining air from the outside?
     
  3. Rewey

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    I've tried both - doesn't seem to make any difference.

    Other cars I've had have great air con with the dial on recycle or fresh air - didn't think it would matter that much on this one...

    Rew
     
  4. WogBoyz

    WogBoyz 435rkw/590rwhp

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    prob shud get it checked out man, all the ones ive been in have had really good aircon
     
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    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    so you wont take a car back for a warrenty claim, because you think they wont fix it?

    well makes sense, looks like your going to live with a malfunctioning air con,
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    If it isn't right take it back. What's the worst they will do, say no? There could be a problem that is covered. My VZ ute did an AC condenser (in early December too) and it was replaced under warranty (albeit in the middle of February because of a 'stock shortage')
     
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    Not sure if this is any help but i got letter from Holden yesterday and there is sometimes a fault in air conditioner in some cars i have to take mine in to get it fixed.
     
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    The VE Air-con works on 4 sensors and directs air to the hottest part of the inside of the car, try and experiment a bit and if then your not happy take in for service.
     
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    Sorry - I'm just basing that on every experience I've ever had with every dealership with every problem I've had with every car still under warranty.

    Sorry if that makes me a little cynical.

    Besides - isn't that what a forum is for? To see if anyone else has a similar problem, or get their opinion on what the issue might be. Golly, maybe if someone has had the same problem, they might know just what part of the aircon system it was causing problems, and I could then discuss that with the dealer... the possibilities are endless...

    Rew
     
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    Hey man you should deff take it back to your dealer it shudnt be not working and that sort of thing shud be coved under warranty dont take **** from them or let them talk you down at those ks its unacceptable...wat they gunna say...you let the gas out...who wud do that just to make an inconvienience to them self by having their car in the shop for a day etc and if its not the gas it cud be faulty compressor which is under warranty...also the way to tell if the gas is gone is listen for a click noise or engine rpm change when you hit the A/C button...if nothing it probly has no gas...or electrical prob
     
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    apparently its because Mineral oil was used instead of synthetic oil
     
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    Yeah my air con is a bit suspect - however I have mine car booked in as a part of the air con recall so lets see what they do before I talk to them about, I just wonder with the recall are they re-gassing the unit???
     
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    i have had 2 VE's.... both had excellent air con. Get it looked at!
     
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    The Aircon rework is for MY9.5-10. Which at a rough guide is May-September of this year. If your car is part of this category, you should be getting some contact from Holden.

    But if your car is not in that exact bracket, go to your dealer anyway and raise your concerns.
     
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    I've got an SV6 and the aircon is great - Cairns has horrible heat, and within 1-2 minutes of getting in, the car is cool. So, you definitely have a problem :) get it looked at before summer arrives!
     
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    Mine is fine mate, and i live in high 30's low 40's in summer.

    Go get her checked buddy.

    Mike.
     
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    I've just got a letter from Holden too saying that mine needs to be looked at.

    My air-con is pretty piss weak. Takes a while to get cold and even with it gets cool, it's isn't that cold...hopefully the recall fixes everything..
     
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    Coast_Calais sick of the idiots here

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    hmm, i got a few more K's on my girl, but the air-con has been quite weak in most conditions that involve sunlight...
    it also has this habit of chucking a fit when i first start the car (fan runs from low speed to full speed and back again over and over until i turn it off, wait, and turn on again)...

    So, i guess i'lll make way to a dealer and see if they'd take a look at it.. (I'll add it to the list of problems though...)
    seeing this thread, guess i don't feel so bad complaining about poor air-con performance..
     
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    a software upgrade will fix that, it fixed mine :)
     
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    Never had an issue with our sv6 so either 2 things

    - there is something wrong and you should go to a dealer and have the aircon fixed or..

    - Your an Eskimo and you have unrealistic expectations :)
     

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