If it's a common problem, why don't they have a recall or at least a TSB on it? 3 years old (regardless of whether or not it is under warranty) and they won't cover it? A good faith replacement would go a long way. Should have bought a Toyota. I know, I know, they are not as attractive or as enjoyable to drive, but they would've been proactive on this one, even if you're out of warranty. You lose a lot with Toyota in exchange for their reliability. That's how obsessed they are with reliability. Honda used to be that way. They are still reliable but not as reliable as a Toyota or even the Hondas of the past. Regardless, this car is worth fixing. Noone wants a newer car with a broken A/C system.