Thanks. I was considering plugging my OBDII sensor in and monitoring it. I ran by the auto parts store today and picked up one of those thermometers for hanging in the vent outlet. But I haven't tested it in a stationary position yet. During my driving, it was reading about 45 degrees coming out of the vent. And it seemed to stay on. Gonna have to monitor it with LeafSpy to see if/when it drops out though.GerryAZ wrote:It should blow cold air when stopped or moving less than 18 mi/hr (when pedestrian warning is on) and ice cold air once you are moving faster. The compressor runs slower at slow speeds to slightly reduce the underhood (and air flow over battery) temperature. From your description, it sounds like it may be low on refrigerant or the variable speed compressor may be running even slower than it should when stopped. There was a recall for refrigerant pipe cracking on S models, but I don't know if 2015 was included. You don't have the energy use displays since you have an S model, but you can see the compressor energy consumption using Leaf Spy.
retrodog wrote:I got my 2015 S last November and it's only now getting warm enough in Houston to actually need the air conditioner. So I was driving home yesterday with an outside temp of 87, with partial sun. After sitting in the parking lot at the local Fry's Electronics store, I noticed that the air coming out of the vent was not very cool. Checked all the controls, recirculate was on, temp set down to 68, and even tried "Auto" (which kicked the fan speed up to warp 5) but nothing seemed to help or many any difference while sitting still in traffic. Even turned the temp setting down to 61, or whatever the lowest setting is. No affect. So then I got through the traffic holdup and started moving. It then started blowing cool air. It seemed to work all the way home (about 12 minute drive). I pulled into my driveway and just sat there with it running. It stopped blowing cold air again. I fiddled with the controls some more and nothing seemed to make any difference. So I drove around the neighborhood for a while and it was blowing cold air again.
Is this normal? I can't say I'm going to enjoy this when the real summer weather actually arrives That will downright suck.
retrodog wrote:I think the service manager told me that my car got the recall service on the pipe cracking issue last may