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I just purchased a 2016 Corolla (15000 miles) in Feb 2020. Went to turn on the A/C and hot air comes out. Took it back to the dealer (which was a Nissan dealer) and they did a few tests and recommended I take it to a Toyota dealer. I believe the compressor is working and the freon is charged. Well, this is what the Nissan Service dept told me.

What else can I check out? So mad at myself for not checking the AC when I bought this car. I feel this is why the previous owner dumped the car.

  • Check the fine print of the sales contract, and maybe talk to a lawyer as the dealer that sold it may be responsible for fixing it. – GdD Jul 30 '20 at 7:44
  • @GdD - In the States, when purchasing a vehicle from a dealership, the dealership will give you what's called a We Owe Slip. If what is wrong with the vehicle is not on this slip, the dealership has no obligation to fix it. The only other way it might get fixed at other than the owner's expense if is an extended warranty was purchased with the vehicle. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jul 30 '20 at 10:39
  • To the OP: Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Can you tell us if you can hear the compressor kick on/off when the A/C is turned on? Does the air coming out feel like it's the ambient air temperature (inside the vehicle) or does it feel hotter, like its actually getting heated? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jul 30 '20 at 10:42
  • @DavidSupportsMonica - I used to work in the industry. Here's from OK.. Here's from Indiana. Here's from NIADA. ... Need any more proof? Here's a Google Search on the subject.. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jul 30 '20 at 17:46
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 What a trove! Thanks for the correction: you're certainly right that such regulations are common, and I'll amend my comment to conform. Interestingly, even when building on your searches, I find nothing regarding a "we owe slip" (or similar) in California, either in the codes or the administrative rules. Given its prevalence in other states, I wouldn't be surprised at all if it existed here as well, but I don't see it yet. – DavidSupportsMonica Jul 30 '20 at 18:02

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