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Air conditioner water leaking onto passenger floormat

Its happening and i had the tube checked for blockage, freind and dealer say it is clear and not kinked. Dealer said there is a bulletin out but it is not a recall. Wanted "about $250" to repair it. Said the housing needed to have a gasket put on. I questioned this since I thought is should be covered due to poor engineering. He mentioned there was a TSB on it but it wouldn't be covered. It is a 2007 with 66,000 ,miles. I guess I will drive without A.C. for a while... Does anyone know if this should be a manufactured covered repair?

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That would not be covered because it does not affect safety. the only times that a warranty applies after the standard 3yr/36k warranty is when a safety issue comes up that could affect braking, steering, glass and fire. those TSB's are just references for the technicians to point them in the right direction for repair.

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