The Truth About Cars » Refrigerant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Credits For Dangerous Refrigerant Is The Latest In CAFE Loophole http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/credits-for-dangerous-refrigerant-is-the-latest-in-cafe-loophole/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/credits-for-dangerous-refrigerant-is-the-latest-in-cafe-loophole/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:08:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=690178 Remember R1234yf – the replacement refrigerant for R134a that can be potentially fatal, rather than just harmful to the environment? After a protracted battle between Mercedes-Benz and the EU over the use of the new refrigerant, which is flammable and extremely toxic, the adoption of R1234yf appears to be in full swing. A report in […]

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Remember R1234yf – the replacement refrigerant for R134a that can be potentially fatal, rather than just harmful to the environment? After a protracted battle between Mercedes-Benz and the EU over the use of the new refrigerant, which is flammable and extremely toxic, the adoption of R1234yf appears to be in full swing. A report in […]

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French Court Allows Sale of R134a Equipped Mercedes Benzes, Daimler to Move to Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/french-court-allows-sale-of-r134a-equipped-mercedes-benzes-daimler-to-move-to-carbon-dioxide-refrigerant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/french-court-allows-sale-of-r134a-equipped-mercedes-benzes-daimler-to-move-to-carbon-dioxide-refrigerant/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:37:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501633 In the continuing saga of Daimler, the EU and banned refrigerants, the German automaker won a provisional ruling from France’s highest administrative judicial body to overturn the suspension of the sale of Mercedes-Benz models equipped with R134a refrigerant in those cars’ air conditioning systems. European Union regulators have banned R134a but Daimler claims that the […]

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In the continuing saga of Daimler, the EU and banned refrigerants, the German automaker won a provisional ruling from France’s highest administrative judicial body to overturn the suspension of the sale of Mercedes-Benz models equipped with R134a refrigerant in those cars’ air conditioning systems. European Union regulators have banned R134a but Daimler claims that the […]

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Daimler Loses Another Round With EU Over R1234yf, Ban on Sale of R134a Equipped M-B Cars Likely to Spread Throughout Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-another-round-with-eu-over-r1234yf-ban-on-sale-of-r134a-equipped-m-b-cars-likely-to-spread-throughout-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-another-round-with-eu-over-r1234yf-ban-on-sale-of-r134a-equipped-m-b-cars-likely-to-spread-throughout-europe/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496443 When we last reported on France banning some Mercedes-Benz vehicles because the company refuses to use the now mandated R1234yf refrigerant, representatives from all 28 EU member states were scheduled to meet with the EU’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles to discuss the matter, particularly as it regards the sale of M-B vehicles in the 27 […]

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When we last reported on France banning some Mercedes-Benz vehicles because the company refuses to use the now mandated R1234yf refrigerant, representatives from all 28 EU member states were scheduled to meet with the EU’s Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles to discuss the matter, particularly as it regards the sale of M-B vehicles in the 27 […]

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EU To Germany: Use The Explosive, Toxic Stuff, Or Else http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/eu-to-germany-make-use-the-explosive-toxic-stuff-or-else/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/eu-to-germany-make-use-the-explosive-toxic-stuff-or-else/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:06:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492173 Brussels set the German government an ultimatum:  Force automakers to use the R1234yf, or we’ll see you in court. Germany has 10 weeks to answer, writes Der Spiegel,  before the  EU will file charges. German carmakers, notably Daimler, refuse to use the R1234yf, refrigerant. They say the new stuff is highly flammable, and when it […]

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Brussels set the German government an ultimatum:  Force automakers to use the R1234yf, or we’ll see you in court. Germany has 10 weeks to answer, writes Der Spiegel,  before the  EU will file charges. German carmakers, notably Daimler, refuse to use the R1234yf, refrigerant. They say the new stuff is highly flammable, and when it […]

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Daimler Appeases EU Over Refrigerant. Zetsche Declares “S-Class For Our Time” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/daimler-appeases-eu-over-refrigerant-zetsche-declares-s-class-for-our-time/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/daimler-appeases-eu-over-refrigerant-zetsche-declares-s-class-for-our-time/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480508 Daimler and Volkswagen reached an agreement over an air-conditioning refrigerant that Daimler claimed was flammable and extremely hazardous to one’s health. Reuters reports that Daimler, together with Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen, will develop a “completely new A/C system that employs non-flammable carbon dioxide as an alternative to the new, flammable HFO-1234yf refrigerant.” The current […]

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Daimler and Volkswagen reached an agreement over an air-conditioning refrigerant that Daimler claimed was flammable and extremely hazardous to one’s health. Reuters reports that Daimler, together with Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen, will develop a “completely new A/C system that employs non-flammable carbon dioxide as an alternative to the new, flammable HFO-1234yf refrigerant.” The current […]

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Explosive Refrigerant Threatens To Blow Up S-Class Launch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/explosive-refrigerant-threatens-to-blow-up-s-class-launch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/explosive-refrigerant-threatens-to-blow-up-s-class-launch/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:50:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478326 Daimler is dead set against using the new refrigerant HFO-1234yf, even if it is forced down it throat. The EU makes it a must in all news cars, but Daimler says it can fry and kill you. Now, Daimler can get burned big-time. Without HFO-1234yf, its new S-Class will be illegal, but “using HFO-1234yf is […]

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Daimler is dead set against using the new refrigerant HFO-1234yf, even if it is forced down it throat. The EU makes it a must in all news cars, but Daimler says it can fry and kill you. Now, Daimler can get burned big-time. Without HFO-1234yf, its new S-Class will be illegal, but “using HFO-1234yf is […]

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Kill Or Be Killed: Automakers Can Be Forced To Use Deadly Refrigerant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/kill-or-be-killed-automakers-can-be-forced-to-use-deadly-refrigerant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/kill-or-be-killed-automakers-can-be-forced-to-use-deadly-refrigerant/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:25:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470683 If you are an automaker, and you know that something can blow up and poison your customers, then you are in deep trouble if you put that stuff in your cars. In Germany, you are in in deep Scheiss if you don’t. Daimler may have to pay high fines if it continues using an old […]

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If you are an automaker, and you know that something can blow up and poison your customers, then you are in deep trouble if you put that stuff in your cars. In Germany, you are in in deep Scheiss if you don’t. Daimler may have to pay high fines if it continues using an old […]

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Environmentally Safe Refrigerant Can Blow Up And Poison You If You Aren’t Dead Already http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/environmenatlly-safe-refrigerant-can-blow-up-and-poison-you-if-you-arent-dead-already/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/environmenatlly-safe-refrigerant-can-blow-up-and-poison-you-if-you-arent-dead-already/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469835 HFO-1234yf is a refrigerant that is becoming an industry standard in Europe. Thanks to incentives offered by the Environmental Protection Agency, the refrigerant is likely to be rolled out widely in the United States as well. Honeywell and partner Dupont have a monopoly on the stuff. It also can kill you in more ways than […]

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HFO-1234yf is a refrigerant that is becoming an industry standard in Europe. Thanks to incentives offered by the Environmental Protection Agency, the refrigerant is likely to be rolled out widely in the United States as well. Honeywell and partner Dupont have a monopoly on the stuff. It also can kill you in more ways than […]

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German Media Warns Of C02-Substitute “Killer Coolant” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/german-media-warns-of-c02-substitute-killer-coolant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/german-media-warns-of-c02-substitute-killer-coolant/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:42:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417044 Germany’s Autobild continues to bang the drum about HFO-1234yf, an air-conditioning coolant sold by US supplier Honeywell as an “environmentally-friendly” alternative to other refrigerants. Problem is, C02 seems to be not only more environmentally safe, but safer for humans (notably rescue workers) as well… Though the basic problem is that nobody outside of the manufacturer of […]

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Germany’s Autobild continues to bang the drum about HFO-1234yf, an air-conditioning coolant sold by US supplier Honeywell as an “environmentally-friendly” alternative to other refrigerants. Problem is, C02 seems to be not only more environmentally safe, but safer for humans (notably rescue workers) as well… Though the basic problem is that nobody outside of the manufacturer of […]

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