R134a refrigerant is common, but many new vehicles are now switching to 1234yf refrigerant.
What refrigerant is used in 2021 cars?
Beginning in 2021 all vehicles manufactured will be required to use the new R1234yf or Tetrafluoropropene refrigerant in their vehicles air conditioning systems. This new class of refrigerant was created in an effort to lessen the effects of leaking A/C systems to our environment.
What cars are using 1234yf?
Current list of OEs that use R-1234yf refrigerant
- BMW i3 Electric.
- Cadillac XTS.
- Chevrolet Malibu, Spark EV, Trax.
- Chrysler 200C, 200S, 300, 300C.
- Citroën C4, Elysëe.
- Dodge Challenger, Charger, Dart, Ram 1500.
- Fiat 500.
- Ford Transit.
Can you use 134a in place of 1234yf?
The answer is yes, it will. This makes it simple. Service shops can stock one product, PN 702, and use it for any vehicle, whether it uses R-134a or R-1234yf.
What year vehicles use 1234yf?
Those vehicle models are: Cadillac XTS (2013 and 2014), Chevrolet Spark EV (2014), Chrysler 300 (2014), Dodge Challenger (2014), Dodge Charger (2014), Honda Fit EV (2013 and 2014), Jeep Cherokee (2014), Range Rover (2014) and Range Rover Sport (2014).
Do modern cars use freon?
Vehicles manufactured before the 1994 model year used R-12 (also referred to CFC-12 or Freon). Newer vehicles rely on R-134a refrigerant, also known as HFC-134a.
What’s the new Freon called?
New Freon Regulations in Effect for 2020
For decades, Freon, also known as R-22 and HCFC-22, was the main refrigerant used in residential AC units. However, new AC systems made since 2010 no longer rely on Freon, instead using a refrigerant called R410A, or Puron, that has been shown not to harm the ozone.
What happens if you mix R-134a and R1234yf?
If you were to put R1234yf in a system designed for R134a, it looks like you’d end up with about a 10% loss of cooling capacity, but putting R134a into a R1234yf system would be a wash. It appears R1234yf oil is compatible with R134a (but not vice-versa), so shouldn’t be a problem there.
Is R1234yf the same as R-134a?
R134a and R1234yf are similar, however, R1234yf was created as a more environmentally friendly replacement to R134a. The biggest difference between the two is that R1234yf is mildly flammable and does require special handling. Diagnosis of the air-conditioning system can be done in the same way as with R134a.
Can you buy R1234yf refrigerant?
Yes, as of January 1st, 2018 you will need to be 609 certified with the EPA in order to purchase 1234yf refrigerant. The only exception is buying for wholesale or when purchasing containers that contain less than two pounds of refrigerant. This new rule applies to R-134a cylinders as well.
How much does 1234yf cost?
The national average price of an R134A recharge in 2018 was around $200-$300 with the cost of the previous standard R134A refrigerant at $30 per pound. However, the average current market price of the R1234yf refrigerant is $120 per pound.
Does R1234yf cool as good as R134a?
The results of this study have shown that the cooling capacity of R1234yf AAC system is significantly lower (between 5 to 25 %) than R134a system. In the experiment, the power of the compressor is slightly lower (up to 11 %) for refrigerant R1234yf compared to R134a inside the AAC system.
What refrigerant is replacing R134a?
To date, most auto manufacturers are using the hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant R-1234yf as the replacement of choice for R134a. The 2013 Cadillac XTS was the first U.S.made vehicle to use the new refrigerant. With a GWP of 4 (instead of 1,430 for R-134a) R-1234yf is more environmentally friendly.
Does Toyota use 1234yf?
These OEMs include: BMW, FCA, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, JLR, Subaru, Tesla, and Volkswagen Group. Toyota is approximately 75%, Mitsubishi is approximately 50%, Nissan is approximately 25% and Volvo was added to the list of OEM’s converting vehicles to R-1234yf this year.
Is 1234 Freon flammable?
Although HFO-1234yf has mild flammability, it has been proven to be safe for use as a refrigerant in vehicles  .