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 Post subject: Re: Heater/AC
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:26 am 
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No rodent damage. The A/C refrigerant suction hose, a flex type hose, came apart from the rigid AL tube it was connected to. Looks like some kind of a swaged connection fitting. It just blew right off.

They just sent me the cost estimate that I requested for my records, $842.58 That included shipping the part from CA Next Day Air. 3.5 hrs labor, 5QE820721G A/C refrigerant suction hose, $330. $85 FREON + tax. They didn't replace the plastic bracket that broke when the hose separated. They are ordering a new bracket. Any way it was a warranty claim so nothing out of pocket for us.


There is no rodent damage. I put 1" dia X 6" long AL tubes that I've drilled numerous 1/4" holes into filled with mothballs. I have 3 of them in the eGolf and 4 in our Passat TDI under the hoods. We've never had a problem with rodents.

The service manager said they have never seen this happen before though they have few eGolfs here compared to CA. His comment was it was a simple mechanical failure. Seems to be as it's worked fine for almost 3 years.


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