This article was originally published May 15, 2018. Some of the information may no longer be relevant, so please use it at your discretion.
Starting with Fiat Chrysler and General Motors in 2014, the automotive industry switch to HFO-1234yf refrigerant is well underway. For the 2018 model year as expected, the list of OEMs using the new refrigerant continues to grow. Currently about 50 percent of all new model vehicles for 2018 are using HFO-1234yf. A few of the OEMs (BMW and Mini) decided to change all of their models over to the new refrigerant at one time. In 2017, none of the 11 BMW models were using R-1234yf.
The total number of OEMs using R-134a exclusively continues to decline. With vehicles that were early adopters of HFO-1234yf starting to come out of warranty, it is important for technicians and service repair shops to be prepared to be able to service these vehicles. This includes technician training and certification, as well as having the proper service equipment designed to meet the new SAE standards for HFO-1234yf.
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