Oops. NYT: ‘New Climate-Friendlier Coolant Has a Catch: It’s Flammable’
The new refrigerant is at least 10 times as costly as the one it replaces...And then there is the safety issue. Daimler began raising red flags in 2012. A video the company made public was stark. It showed a Mercedes-Benz hatchback catching fire under the hood after 1234yf refrigerant leaked during a company simulation.