PV1 wrote:Why is this bracket so prone to failure? Does the AC compressor vibrate that bad or is the bracket that weak? It seems more owners have had issues with this bracket than have had battery/charging issues.
At least it is a relatively inexpensive fix and not the compressor itself .
The brackets and/or the rubber isolators are too weak and they will separate from the brackets. The isolators are like glued/welded to the metal brackets but they look pretty weak. On mine, two out of four were loose/separated. So, instead of replacing them, I've used tie-wraps to hold the rubber feet/isolator tight on the brackets and its holding really good. Maybe there is a little more vibration because the rubber isolators are not as "free" as before but I don't really mind because it cost me almost nothing to fix
Of course, this must not be confused with AC compressor failure that some are experiencing.