I had noticed inadequate cooling in my Linea before the service & mentioned this to the Fortune Cars SA during the annual service. After taking their own time (typical TASS), they came out with the explanation that there is a gas leak from a pipe coupler near the condenser. They are not able to open the coupler & that may need to be changed - probably the condenser too. Now the car is under extended warranty, which also covers the AC, so I said, please do whatever you need to do & cover it under the EW. They said that the parts have to be ordered & we can carry out the work once the parts arrive. Fine I said, and brought the car home - this time AC not cooling at all. Fast forward two weeks - I call up Fortune Cars since they didn't call (again typical TASS). Having learned that the parts have arrived, dropped the car on the next weekend. Having left the car there for nearly four days, the SA called me up & said that the condenser will be replaced under EW, but I have to pay for the pipes & coupler which costs bloody 4k. I told him not to start the work. Went to the workshop next day & the explanation given was this - They had photographed the area & sent for warranty approvel. However, for covering the warranty, they need photographs from a few different angles. This cannot be done without cutting the pipes and I have to pay for the pipes since they are not covered under EW. Now all this sounds very fishy to me. I don't understand why you need to replace the condenser for something as simple as a gas leak. Next part is this photograph business. I somehow feel that they have not been able to diagnose the problem in the first place. At present, I have brought the car back from them without having the work done. Anybody having a similar experience? or anybody experienced enough to tell me what could be the problem? Should I get the AC checked from outside AC repair shop?