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Old 01-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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My car ALWAYS starts up with the recirculate OFF for some reason(outside vent open), even if I had it set to on(outside vent closed) when I parked the car. Just FYI...
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No car should ever ice up inside. I have never seen nor owned a car that did this...so if its happening go back to the dealer for a solution.
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I have a serious problem where I have thick ice form on the inside of my windows (ALL my windows), to the point it can take 20-30 minutes of running my car to melt it, only to have water drip all over my controls and dash.

I'm currently in the process of filing a claim with CAMVAP because the manufacturers won't do anything for me.
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No car should ever ice up inside. I have never seen nor owned a car that did this...so if its happening go back to the dealer for a solution.
You never owned an old air-cooled VW Beetle, LMAO. In the winter time I'd have to scrape the inside windows as well as the outside. Heating systems in those things were almost non-existent. Warm air was determined by engine RPMs. To stay warm, you had to run down the road at 60 in 3rd gear, LOL. All the while wiping the inside window with a rag so you could see. Defrosters weren't the greatest.

But they were fun to customize and didn't cost a fortune for performance parts. Life's a series of trade-offs.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I have a serious problem where I have thick ice form on the inside of my windows (ALL my windows), to the point it can take 20-30 minutes of running my car to melt it, only to have water drip all over my controls and dash.

I'm currently in the process of filing a claim with CAMVAP because the manufacturers won't do anything for me.
Mine ices up on the inside too. Has happened about 3 times. You are right though, not a little bit of ice, there is lots of it
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Anyone with an actual ice problem like that should do something about it... Hyundai tries to tell me I'm the first vehicle they've seen with this problem, and I don't believe them.

If anyone's problem is as bad as mine is, it's going to cause early rust, corroded wires, damage to your dash and controls, etc.... Not to mention it's a safety concern (in my case anyways, as I drive around with limited visibility with ice on all my windows, or have water streaming down which I have to wipe with paper towels while driving).
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HI. Just bought a used 2011 Santa Fe (and will post there also in a few days if this doesn't bring any new info). When the A/C first was run on a hot day, it smelled moldy - like a wet sponge. I thought eh, maybe it just needs a kick in the rear to get going since it was on the lot for X days/mos without being run.

However, in November , as the car would warm up in the parking lot during the day from a warm sun, and the temp would drop at dusk, the interior of the windows were soaked. this sounds a little like what you folks are talking about so I am jumping on board this thread. Just had it at the shop for a week and they/the weather temps couldn't re-create the issue.

It goes without saying that no other car in the parking lot had that same condensation on the interior , nor has any car I have ever owned had this happen. Nor has there been any excess run off from shoes - no wet mats, not open windows. nothing since owning the car on Aug 31, 2012.
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Add mine to the list as well. I always have to run the A/C or Defrost to keep the inside fog-free if there is a passenger in the car. One thing I have noticed, in my sonatas that I had, at freeway speed you would feel a slight amount of air coming through the vents at highway speed unless you were in RECIRC. With this car, I never feel any air. I tried going from RECIRC to normal and back, and you can hear the air dam open and close so its not stuck or inop.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Stinky vents are very common in humid areas. Turning off the A/C a few blocks before you arrive at your destination helps, as does a heavy shot of Lysol in the intakes at the base of the windshield outside. Other times you might need a new cabin filter.

Interior condensation in winter also can happen at random. My new Veracruz was plagued with it recently, and although the carpets didn't seem saturated with water the problem disappeared after thoroughly ventilating the interior. Some winters are just like that it seems.

The only way a dealer can help with ventilation issues is if there's a mechanical malfunction causing a lack of airflow coming out of the vents, a lack of heat, or a lack of A/C function. Otherwise it's just weather and you have to deal with it.
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