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I have a 2014 KIA Sorento it has about 24000 miles the A/C

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I have a 2014 KIA Sorento it has about 24000 miles the A/C has not work right from day one. I will turn the A/C on to max it will start cooling down but i have to leave it on max to get it cool. When I am in town driving I push the accelerator and the goes from cool to warm and it will get a little hot. What is going on with my A/C.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi Im Dave, sorry for the wait. is the sorento a 4 or 6 cylinder?

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If it has operated the same since the vehicle was new then initial system performance is likely correct, but it shouldn't be warning up when you accelerate unless you're accelerating hard. Under certain conditions it will shut the compressor off under acceleration.

Do you have a vent thermometer to check actual temperature to see if it is initially out of range?

Can you estimate how far the throttle is open under acceleration when it warms up?

If it has been operating this way since new I'm assuming you've seen your dealer. What were their findings?