Originally Posted by willwren
I get that same code every 6 months. 3 times since I've had the car. No actual freon leak whatsoever. I think it'* a gremlin, or maybe some female genes in the ATC module.
Um... a Long Term Loss fault means just that: it won't set immediately. Freon loss is actually normal, over time, as it'* capable of leaking through hoses, but that loss is indeed measured in months or years. If I recall right, there'* a separate fault for short-term (i.e. drastic) freon loss, like when a hose fitting springs a leak.
What it'* telling you with a Long-Term Loss fault, in essence, is that there isn't a whole lot wrong, but that it'* time for a recharge. It'* not a bogus error, just one that doesn't require a system repair to correct.