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Called in to see how much my cars insurance would go up a month if I move into a new vehicle. Wound up only being about $10 more vs my current 05 auto.

By chance guess what kind of car the agent drives....... correct, Sonata, how cool is that (no pun intended).

Ask a couple of questions and she said loves/loves the vehicle but AC does not seam as cold as other vehicles has had.

Anyone here in a hot climate area have any complaints about the AC ?
 

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its been in the 90s here for a few weeks. the ac seems to start off weak and progressively get colder over time. eventually im shivering and have to turn it warmer. guess it depends on how hot the inside of the car is when you turn it on, but once it gets going, its frosty.
 

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Many days at 115+° on the temp gauge. After about 10 minutes with fan on 1, the front vents are too cold, have to go to front and floor, or raise the temp. I have the passenger vents closed.
 

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QUOTE (gregd71 @ Jul 27 2010, 03:48 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=345268
its been in the 90s here for a few weeks. the ac seems to start off weak and progressively get colder over time. eventually im shivering and have to turn it warmer. guess it depends on how hot the inside of the car is when you turn it on, but once it gets going, its frosty.
I agree but I'll be damned if I could get the **** ac to stop freezing my fingers....I have to direct them upward or I'll develop frost bite.
 

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I live in hot **** florida and it takes a few mins for it to kick in cold air before I have to turn it down a bit. Not as ice cold as my last car but it does the job.
 

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It seems to struggle at the beginning to get caught up if I don't do the 2 minute roll down and drive. After that all is good. Recirc mode is good enough for meat locker duties.

Temps last two weeks has been mid to high 90's with about a bazillion percent humidity. Car is only two weeks old and built 06/10.

Cliffs: Good enough for me and my wife.
 

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QUOTE (eyecue @ Jul 27 2010, 03:05 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=345278
I live in hot **** florida and it takes a few mins for it to kick in cold air before I have to turn it down a bit. Not as ice cold as my last car but it does the job.
Suspect my Agent may not be taking advantage of the re-circulate, beleive some do not understand what re-circulate does and how much difference it can make ? ? ?
 

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QUOTE (Fallguy @ Jul 27 2010, 04:27 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=345285
Suspect my Agent may not be taking advantage of the re-circulate, beleive some do not understand what re-circulate does and how much difference it can make ? ? ?
I always recirculate the air, it makes the biggest difference. I drive a lot of cars for a living and it's the same with every car. Recirculating makes it COLDER.
 

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If you have the Auto climate control there is no need to worry about setting it to recirculate, it has never switched from recirc for me so far this summer. My question is this, most cars with auto climate control wont start the fan until there is sufficient heat. I kinda recall that when I first got my car in March that the fan was running right away and blowing cold air. I read nothing about this in the owner's manual. Any ideas?
 

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QUOTE (Bingo Steve @ Jul 27 2010, 10:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=345405
If you have the Auto climate control there is no need to worry about setting it to recirculate, it has never switched from recirc for me so far this summer.
Look in the manual for the instructions for resetting the defrost logic. It's basically a toggle. I changed mine ( I assume to logic off ) and it's made a big difference in the recirculate issue. It now acts much more like other cars.

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My question is this, most cars with auto climate control wont start the fan until there is sufficient heat. I kinda recall that when I first got my car in March that the fan was running right away and blowing cold air. I read nothing about this in the owner's manual. Any ideas?
The GDI engine warms up much faster than normal engines. I only had a few cold days when I bought mine so I didn't pay a lot of attention. But if I remember, there was some air blowing right away, but it was minimal, maybe 1 or 2 lights. As it warmed up the fan started blowing more. I'll be curious to see if the change in the defrost logic changes this too once winter comes.
 

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I noticed with my auto air it will do floor only for a few mins and then change to top vents. I just override the system to blow top vents and it seems to be fine.
 

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Midas, is your blue A/C light aglow or not? I have mine set so that it is aglow and my a/c stays on recirc pretty much all the time even at night when there is no sun load.
 

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QUOTE (Bingo Steve @ Jul 27 2010, 10:28 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=345411
Midas, is your blue A/C light aglow or not? I have mine set so that it is aglow and my a/c stays on recirc pretty much all the time even at night when there is no sun load.
Yes, my A/C light is on. Oh well, changing that setting really helped on mine. It still stays on recirculate a lot, but it's much better than it was before.
 

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I noticed mine is slow but gets super cold after a few minutes.

ONLY OTHER THING IS TWICE I HAVE STARTED THE CAR AND THOUGHT UMM THE AIR FEELS WARM BUT IT WILL GET COLD HERE SON. 5 MINUTES LATER IT IS STILL BLOWING HOT AIR AND NOW I HAVE TO PULL OVER SHUT CAR OFF AND RESTART TO GET COLD AIR. ANYONE HAVE THAT PROBLEM?
 

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i'll agree that the AC starts off slow, but it does get to the point where i'm switching temp, vents, AC on/off. 'll try the Recirc the next few days. It's been Hot and Humid here so...
 

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On manual A/C units, max air automatically turns on the recirculate feature. My air condition works great, takes a few minutes at start but cools down. In the evenings, I have to turn the temp up because it is so cold. I get in and out of cars all day and I would have to say that the Sonata A/C performs as expected. Oh and I live on the oily coast. Temps never go below 88 in the summer even at night and humidity is never below 90%. Hope that answers your question.

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They gave me a demo to drive while i waited a few days for my car. It had been sitting in the sun all day and when we started it up we sat there at least 3 full minutes while it just blew hot air out. The dealer asked me to drive it around the parking lot for a second and see if it helps. After about 20 seconds of driving in the parking lot the AC finally started getting cold. This was a DEMO with 5000k miles.

I haven't had that problem with mine so far, but i do think the slope of the front windshield allows the sun to pretty much cover the whole front dash and the air has to travel thru the dash to reach the cabin so the more the sun beats down on your dash, the hotter it gets, and the longer it might take for the Air to get cold.

I've been using a sun shade the last week or so and it has helped, but Im getting my front window tinted in a few days (35%) and hopefully that will help even more.
 

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I'm not having any problem with the AC.

In the "auto" setting, about 15 - 20 seconds after starting the engine I can feel cool air and shortly thereafter the fan moves up to "high" and serious cooling begins.

Even if 90 + Florida heat, after a few minutes the fan begins to drop to lower speeds but the car remains cool.

All seems OK to me.
 

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I had the same problem with my Sonata. The dealer checked the cabin filter and it was a mess-leaves and junk all in it. I've never had a car with a cabin filter before, so had no clue. I put a new filter in, and now it works great. The fliter is behind the glove compartment; you need to take all the stuff out of it, then pull the filter out. It's real easy to do and a lot cheaper than taking it in.
 
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