AC Not Cold Due to Leak From Condenser on Pontiac Aztek

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: 108,548 (50,000–190,000)
2 model years affected: 2001, 2002
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 161,000 mi,
AC does not work so it blows out hot air when turned on.
2001 Pontiac Aztek 76,000 mi,
Fan, etc still blows fine, all vents, but no cold air. Shop did a diagnostic on it and said "hole or puncture in condenser. Approx. $1,200-$1,300 --- new condenser $360-460....labor intensive.
a/c quit working, replaced the condenser and dryer. it had a crack in the weld on the lower pass side bracket. new one had no bolt hole in this tab.