sattelitemckane
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Climate control Fogs up car!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:08 pm

The weather starting to get cold in the Pacific NW and I now am trying to set the climate while the car is charging with the computer. Works fine except that the windows fog up. I am guessing it is because it is not using the outside air when climate control is activated. It defeats the purpose if I have to open the windows to clear the car out after I start driving. I am trying cracking the window a bit before I plug in but that is easy to forget, so I end up going to the garage turning on the car cracking the window going back upstairs and setting the climate control. Kind of silly. Does anyone have any hints for why this happens or what to do about it?

Thanks

kmp647
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:39 pm

It shouldn't fog up if the ac is running?

Is it on recirc or fresh air when you get to it?
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took delivery 11/11/11
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sattelitemckane
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:26 pm

It is on AC always but seems to turn itself to recirculating with the climate control remote activation. I have read in other posts that it does this always, not sure why.

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ebill3
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:30 pm

Unfortunately, I don't think there is much you can do except leave a window open. We are not able to set any climate control settings when using the timer or remote turn on, and it sure does go to recirculate.

I have been using remote climate control turn on the last couple of days and not had the fogging problem, but I keep my buggy in the garage and have the front windows open a crack. As you probably know, if you do select defrost, it will go to fresh air, but you can't do that remotely. :cry:

Bill
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:53 pm

I just used the defroster for two minutes.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV

kmp647
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:31 am

Here is a question for everyone using climate timers in cold weather:

What happens when you get to the car during climate operation and change the settings on the a/c heat system? so you are still plugged in to L2 but not charging, climate timer kicks in

you get out to car (outside) and jump in and change to defrost setting ?

does the climate operate off the pack or off L2 , ?

does it work at all ? or do you have to turn the car on to change the climate settings?

thanks in advance!
2012 SL Leaf
order 07/28/2011
took delivery 11/11/11
47,000 miles 10 bars 211 gids
Turned back into Nissan 12/31/14 @ 50,000 miles
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ebill3
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:51 am

EVSE connected, remotely turn on climate control.

AC on, Recirculate on.

Press defrost, defrost button and fresh air buttons flash, return to above. Nothing changes.

Press mode button. Same as above, buttons flash and nothing changes.

Turn car on, climate control turns off.

It appears that remote climate control does one of two things - it either heats or cools the car, both with recirculated air. There are no options.

Bill
All electric - red LEAF, green Tesla S. No ICE.

sattelitemckane
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks folks,

I am just going to have to get get used to cracking the window when in the garage!

kmp647
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Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:19 am

This is disappointing to hear as. I plan on using preheat often in the am before leaving work.

It is curious why the fogging .? When the a/c is on at 77 degrees as in climate pre condition doesn't the ac comp operate?

If it is it should be dehumidifying the interior even on recirc setting?......????

Strange

People don't complain of windows fogging up with the car on and set at auto 77. .?

So what's different about pre heat mode?
2012 SL Leaf
order 07/28/2011
took delivery 11/11/11
47,000 miles 10 bars 211 gids
Turned back into Nissan 12/31/14 @ 50,000 miles
BMW i3 rex 24 month lease

saywatt
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Leaf Number: 4701
Location: Issaquah, WA

Re: Climate control Fogs up car!

Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:09 pm

I'm having the same issue with window fogging here in the Pacific Northwest. This afternoon, I remotely turned on the climate control, 10 minutes later, all the windows were steamed up and the interior was like a steam room - temp was set at 70.

So after I unplugged and got into the car, I had to manually defrost using valuable juice even before backing out. Well, I did back out first cuz the camera did not fog up! :D

This is the first serious hinderence I've found in the LEAF since June when I brought it home. What happens when the temp drops to our normal 36 daytime?? :(

I hope that Nissan built in enough programmable functionality to resolve this in the future.

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