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Old 04-21-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 limited and i've been having some odd A/C issues. I normally use the system in Auto. A few weeks ago, I had the unit at 68 degrees and it was about 84 outside. It wasn't struggling to keep the car cool. Then, quite quickly, the air started warming up quite a bit and had a different smell to it (not necessarily bad or chemical smell, just different). The fan stayed at the same speed - just the air got warmer. Then, I switched it to LO and it slowly began blowing cold again - even after going back to 68. It's done this several times in the past few weeks. I took it in yesterday for an oil change and they said they couldn't find anything. They said the refrigerant levels looked normal.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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Is this happening at the same time you are accelerating hard?
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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Is this happening at the same time you are accelerating hard?
No, it mostly happens at cruising speed. It has happened while sitting a stop light.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:46 PM   #4
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There is a new TSB released for 2015-some 2016 WRX's that have faulty A/C Compressor Clutches. Basically the clutch coil faults after getting overheated, take it into your local dealer and ask them to reference TSB 10-84-16

They should order up you a new revised compressor assembly.

I work for a Subaru dealer and just saw this pop up today.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:41 AM   #5
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There is a new TSB released for 2015-some 2016 WRX's that have faulty A/C Compressor Clutches. Basically the clutch coil faults after getting overheated, take it into your local dealer and ask them to reference TSB 10-84-16

They should order up you a new revised compressor assembly.

I work for a Subaru dealer and just saw this pop up today.
That's a really good point. It does only seem to happen in the heat of the day once the vehicle is warmed up some. I will call my dealer and discuss this. Thank you!
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:10 PM   #6
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There is a new TSB released for 2015-some 2016 WRX's that have faulty A/C Compressor Clutches. Basically the clutch coil faults after getting overheated, take it into your local dealer and ask them to reference TSB 10-84-16

They should order up you a new revised compressor assembly.

I work for a Subaru dealer and just saw this pop up today.
I'm new to the forum and bought my 2016 wrx limited 3 weeks ago. Noticed some strange whining noise when turning the A/C on. Is this normal?? This is my first subaru.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:52 PM   #7
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Same thing happened to me this summer and just three weeks ago the dealer replaced the compressor as part of technical bulletin TSB-10-84-16R

I've had some weird intermittent electrical issues in the car over the last two years...would anyone know if this interaction of the compressor and clutch could have been contributing to it?
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #8
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I had the same issue with my AC blowing hot intermittently, mentioned it at the dealership during an oil change and all they had to do was look at the serial number on the part and saw it was part of the TSB. I was thankful that I didn't have to leave the car with them to try and chase down such an intermittent issue.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:23 PM   #9
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There is a new TSB released for 2015-some 2016 WRX's that have faulty A/C Compressor Clutches. Basically the clutch coil faults after getting overheated, take it into your local dealer and ask them to reference TSB 10-84-16

They should order up you a new revised compressor assembly.

I work for a Subaru dealer and just saw this pop up today.
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