The air conditioner light blinks on and off and it stops working when you slow down or stop for traffic. As long as the car is going at a good speed, it works and the light stops blinking.
by Visitor in Danville, WV on April 06, 2010
It sounds like you are experiencing a problem with your compressor. There is a slight possibility that you just simply have a refrigerant leak, but the most likely is your compressor.
When your car comes to a stop, the RPMs are low and the belt is not turning the compressor as fast. If your compressor is failing or there is a leak and not enough refrigerant, then it can be causing this problem. Have your car inspected by a quality auto shop..
Thanks M_Kast... Have the same problem. :)
I have the same problem when I leave the car idling for more than 15 minutes. The light flashes and I have to re-set my ac. This only happens if I sit and idle the car while waiting on someone or go into a store leaving the ac on and the car idling. I have a 2003
Mitsubishi Outland. Over all the car is great.