alozzy wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:26 am
Amazingly, there's almost no mention of the hybrid heating system in the owner's manual,
Now I'm starting to wonder if perhaps there's something wrong with the PTC in my LEAF. I've never found the heating system to be all that good in my LEAF, compared to ICE cars. I have always assumed that a not so great heating system is just one compromise of driving an EV, but I haven't driven anyone else's LEAF long enough, in cold weather, to be sure.
Is there something wrong with my LEAF's heating system? What's the consensus for how your LEAF's heating system compares to ICE cars you have owned in the past?
With my current '13 Leaf SV, I'd definitely say that the the heater is inferior to that of all ICEVs I've ever owned or spent a fair amount of time in (once the ICE is warmed up). Sometimes, it has a "mind of its own" where it feels like where it might not really stay very warm and won't get hotter despite setting the temp to the max. There's not really any easy way to reproduce the issue. And, no, I'm not using auto. I almost never ever use that.
IIRC, my former leased '13 Leaf SV (for 2 years ) had similar oddities but I returned that at end of lease.
I too have wondered if there's something wrong my HVAC system or PTC heater but figured it was "normal" given that I recall my leased Leaf seemed as quirky.
However, the heater does heat up very quickly when backing out of my garage. If I put the car in READY mode, turn the heater on and turn the temp all the way up, by the time I've backed up to my driveway, there's some warm out coming out. This is way faster than any ICEV w/a cold engine.