Serpentine belt CUT through a/c line - 14 Jetta
Joined the forum because I couldn't find any answers anywhere. Hoping someone has seen this.
My daughter has a 14 Jetta SE.
I took it for an oil change yesterday. When I left there and got to where I was going, about 4 miles away on a traffic free drive, a plume of smoke came out from under the hood when I finally stopped. I turned the engine off and there was a constant and loud hissing sound. Something pressurized was off-gassing. I looked under the hood and couldn't pinpoint anything except that the serpentine belt looked wet. So I just took it back to the oil change place.
There we discovered that the venting sound was refrigerant leaking from the soft line portion of an A/C line. That line runs about an inch away from the serpentine belt. On the soft line, there was a straight gash that matched up with the belt. But it was impossible to get either to touch by moving either part by hand.
Has anyone seen this or know of a TSB out on it?
The car is at the dealer right now. I'm hoping they have a way of covering it through VW.