The first time my AC broke down they said they used dye to see if there was a leak and they found no leak. I think you're right - it was laziness and/or incompetence or ignorance. When a new model like the Clarity plug-in comes out, I think they're kinda stupid when it comes fixing problems. When I purchased the car I asked the salesman a lot of questions that he couldn't answer because "it was a new model." I guess same for the mechanics. Seems as though people on this forum know more about the car than Honda mechanics!!! Great that you're here!! Thanks.