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2014 ac blower motor problems 2nd time

Is anyone else experiencing blower motor failures on the newer cars? I know their was problems with older ones going bad. It all started with getting a gym sock smell when I first turned on the ac. I looked up on here and found that there was a afterblow feature that would help this problem. I took my car in to the dealer and they installed the afterblow on my car. 2 months later my blower motor quit working totally no low speed or anything. Took it in they told me the blower motor module was fried more than likely the blower motor too. They said it was going to be 2k to fix I asked at this point if it had anything to do with the after blow being installed and they said no I was really pissed at this point and asked if gm would cover any of it and they said more than likely not. Then the manager called me back 20 mins and said its all covered by gm if they put it in that the afterblow caused the failure. So basically they were trying to get me to pony up 2k for nothing. Any way Iím almost 2 years later to today and blower motor quit working again. I will be taking it back and fighting that the afterblow feature is what caused it again. Then I will be asking them to take it off and deal with the gym sock smell for a min or to just so it wont eat blower motors every 16 months. Any thoughts or suggestions thanks
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I doubt that the afterblow feature is causing your issue. I have a 2008 impala with the afterblow feature turned on when I got it at 43k. 7 years and 140k miles later the HVAC system is all original. Depending on what failed this time it could just be a faulty part?

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My concen is it's not just a thing they turn on in the computer. It is a module they piggyback on the blower module or the motor itself. I have yet to see anyone have any issues with the newer cars with blower motor failure. So I'm just wondering did I get a lemon or what?
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My concen is it's not just a thing they turn on in the computer. It is a module they piggyback on the blower module or the motor itself. I have yet to see anyone have any issues with the newer cars with blower motor failure. So I'm just wondering did I get a lemon or what?
No. Afterblow is controlled by the car computer talking to the AC computer, telling it to keep the fan running for a while after key-off. No extra hardware.

What concerns me with yours is that you have a second failure of the fan controller. Do you know what was replaced when it was previously repaired? Do you have the receipt?

If the fan speed controller had died and was replaced, but the fan motor was not replaced, I am wondering if maybe there's some quirk with the motor whereby it presents a load to the speed controller that damages the speed controller. This is analogous to the speaker frying the amp, but, in the case of motors, it's not out of the question.

If you can find your old receipt, and it shows they didn't replace the motor, you might be able to argue that they should have done that when they replaced the speed controller and hence that they should cover this.

But that might be a hard case to make.

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Well I can tell you it is a module piggyback on the fan or module I took the kick panel off and looked at it. There is a tsb for it cant tell you which one it is because it was 16 months ago. The after blow part had to be ordered.

They replaced both the module and the motor that day. I have the record for it.
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Well I can tell you it is a module piggyback on the fan or module I took the kick panel off and looked at it. There is a tsb for it cant tell you which one it is because it was 16 months ago. The after blow part had to be ordered.

They replaced both the module and the motor that day. I have the record for it.
So they did replace the motor. Are you sure the module you are seeing isn't just the fan speed controller (aka resistor pack) which mounts next to the fan?

I suppose, if they had to add a separate module to implement the after-blow, that could impact getting yours repaired. Can you post of pic of this thing? Is there a manufacturer's part number on it? I'm curious if it's a GM part or aftermarket.

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