AC Not Cold Due to Leak From Condenser on Buick Rendezvous

The AC may stop working due to a refrigerant leak from the condenser. GM has developed and updated condenser and mounting bracket to help prevent the replacement condenser from failing in the same manner.

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Average mileage: 113,666 (89,000–147,000)
2 model years affected: 2002, 2006
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My dughters car has thsi problem, and the one mechanic said the fix is over $1000.00!!! Apparently he would have to take the whole front end apart just to get to the condenser.?