Alfa 159 JTS 2.2 - Aircon Problem
Have any 159 owners experienced a problem with their aircon.
My car is about 12 months old and I'm otherwise very happy with its performance.
Unfortunately, the aircon system is a joke! It only works effectively if the the ambient temperature is below 30c or it has been left, for some time, sitting in the shade.
If left in the sun, on start up, if set to full auto, the fan starts up at full speed, blowing warm, recirculated air. The compressor can be felt and heard to be cycling off and on every 10 secs or so, and the end result is humid, mildly cool air at best.
It seems that the car just basically can't cope with severe heat.
The local dealer has topped up the gas and seems to be otherwise bereft of ideas.
Very frustrating when singing the praises of the car to friends caught in a summer furnace.
Does anyone have any suggestions/solutions.
Any help appreciated - summer in Australia is just around the corner.