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Old 11-06-2018   #1
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Tipo Lounge (2017) Air Conditioning / Climate Control regas?

Hi,

I know the model isn't that old yet, but is it normal for a March 2017 Tipo Lounge's aircon/climate control to need a regas after only a year?

It's started making a (kind of) rattling noise when the climate is turned on and it doesn't blow as cold - but it's the rattling noise that concerns me. Does anyone know if the "rattling" noise is a normal symptom of it needing a regas or could it be something more serious?

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Re: Tipo Lounge (2017) Air Conditioning / Climate Control regas?

Not normal at all. Some manufacturers recommend every two years, others 3 years, but if used all year around should last longer than that.
If it needs regassing now you have a leak. If there is a hole in the condenser (front rad) due to a stone, that's tough, otherwise I'd expect it to be warranty.
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Re: Tipo Lounge (2017) Air Conditioning / Climate Control regas?

Hi portland_bill,

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

You've kind of confirmed what I was thinking...

I've booked it in at the local dealership; see what they make of it - sounds expensive if it's the front rad, so fingers crossed it's a warranty issue.
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