Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure on Mercedes-Benz S430

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

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Average mileage: 131,347 (50,000–206,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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i was driving and all of a sudden my ac stop blowing and my car shut off. finally got it to stop turned key off took it out then restarted it. my ac clutch won ingage now but blows from the vents very strong. could you give me a hint to what it may or may not be. Signed Cali BOY
air conditioning works only sometimes. Had unit fully charged. Air only worked sometimes. Brought to Mercedes dealer. Found faults in system. Dealer corrected them. Picked up car after Mercedes said it worked fine. Next day air did not work. What to do ?. Now there telling me it might need an air conditioning control modual. Now I have to drive another hour and 15 minutes to my Mercedes dealer in Hartford Ct. Not happy that this wasn't corrected the first time I brought the car in for repair. Thought Mercedes dealers were better than that.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 50,000 mi,
Fixed my AC for $3000 a year ago. Now I have similar problem again.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 189,000 mi,
the fan blows but not cold. the computer has an error ec message
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 206,000 mi,
The fan blows perfectly but not blowing cold air. Freon is full, All fuses and relays are ok. I am thinking of putting a direct switch to the compressor since passing direct voltage to it works