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2010 Forester AC Sporadically Stops Working
I am hoping one of you nice people could help me or at least let me know if they are experiencing the same thing.
I purchased my 2010 Forester 2.5 Premium in Dec 2009. Two weeks after my purchase, I was on the CA-10 freeway when I decided to open the vents to let some air in while driving on the freeway. All of a sudden, there was no air blowing from the center/side vents. So, I turned on the AC, put it on 1,2,3,4 -- no air! I could hear a loud blow coming from the glove compartment as if air was blowing from in there, but when I opened it, there was none.
No air blowing for a few hours during my travel. I finally arrived at my destination and still no air. So, I did my business (snowboarded for a few hours) then came back to the car approximately 5 hours after.
I turned on the AC, and whhhaallaaa! It decided to fix itself while parked in the lot! Even the air vents were working.
I still took it to the dealership to be checked and soon after I was told that they found a piece of foam inside the vents, left there during manufacturing.
I thought the issue was resolved until yesterday when I was again on the freeway on my way up the mountain. I kept switching between modes (air vent, foot, etc) until finally no air was blowing once again. I could hear the loud noise coming from the glove compartment once again, but no air was coming from in there.
Once again, the AC decided to fix itself by the time I got home. So, when I took it to the dealer earlier this morning, I couldn't recreate the problem to show them.
Also, I could hear some crackling inside the center vents.
Is anyone else experiencing this or have any suggestions to help me and the dealer resolve the issue? Car is barely two months old and I am really bummed. =(
Any kind of help would be strongly appreciated!