kmp647
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:00 am

since the interior is fogging up from excess moisture it seems the a/c compressor is not being used during cold weather pre heat.

the a/c comp is certainly being used in the summer time pre condition period otherwide users would complain of a hot humid car when the pre condition on a 90 degree day

We def need to get this issure resolved and get some info maybe from an engineer at nissan as to why this occurs!!!!!!!
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sattelitemckane
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:04 am

I see since you don't have your leaf yet ..you would be able to talk to your dealership about that, see what they say. I have contacted my dealer who also bought a leaf and he told me basically the same thing. He pre-warms the car and gets in and defrosts for minute or two before leaving. Not ideal, but hopefully they will correct it! :?

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EVDRIVER
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:42 pm

This is not what happens. Did this happen in your car?

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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:56 pm

sattelitemckane wrote:Thanks folks,

I am just going to have to get get used to cracking the window when in the garage!
I've not used preheating in a while - I don't remember the fogging. I'll try tomorrow.

In anycase, defog takes just seconds - but I guess as you drive it will fog once in a while and you will have to defog it whenever needed. Just an undocumented "feature" of the PNW.
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:37 pm

I will try the cracking the windows scenario, but here in the PNW, garages are just as humid as the outside so I'm speculating that it won't be much better.

The other quirk I've noticed is that when the defroster is tured on, the fan speed is always very slow. Typically, in most other cars I've had, the fan runs at max when the defroster is started - reason being that if you are driving and conditions fog up your windows, it's a safety issue to defrost as soon as possible. :shock:

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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:07 pm

use the AC, it takes a few seconds.

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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:11 pm

saywatt wrote:I will try the cracking the windows scenario, but here in the PNW, garages are just as humid as the outside so I'm speculating that it won't be much better.

The other quirk I've noticed is that when the defroster is tured on, the fan speed is always very slow. Typically, in most other cars I've had, the fan runs at max when the defroster is started - reason being that if you are driving and conditions fog up your windows, it's a safety issue to defrost as soon as possible. :shock:
From what I've seen, defog is very fast, as fast as my old Maxima, if not faster - but its been a while I drove an ICE, so may be my momory is faulty.
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:01 pm

Observed the same thing. Since I park outside cracking window is NOT an option.

Also noted when I turn on the climate control it also resumes charging the battery towards 100 percent even though I have the timer defined for 80 percent only.
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:00 pm

stevewa wrote: Also noted when I turn on the climate control it also resumes charging the battery towards 100 percent even though I have the timer defined for 80 percent only.
Interesting - are you turning on climate control remotely, or in the car? When I did a little test turning climate control on remotely, it did not try to change past 80%, and the blue charge lights did not come on. The far left light blinked, but the two rightmost were off. (as viewed from in the car)

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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:22 pm

kmp647 wrote:since the interior is fogging up from excess moisture it seems the a/c compressor is not being used during cold weather pre heat.

I checked mine tonight. The ac IS on during remote actuated preheat - windows fog anyway.

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