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2008 Outback A/C issues
Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:11 PM
Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:46 PM
shouldn't a leased 2008 be under warranty? make them fix it. having one issue like this shouldn't make you disappointed in Subaru. you should be disappointed with that one particular dealer and their lack of attention to fixing this properly. demand service, you're paying for it. in general dealers suck...hopefully yours is good but i wouldn't keep my fingers crossed. this isn't a "subaru" thing it's all of them. finding a good dealer is hit-or-miss across all the major manufacturers.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:54 PM
It will also blow colder if you set it to recirc.
I ended up having to have my AC compressor replaced due to noise ..and now it seems to be colder...but I dont use mine much..except to cool the car off from the initial heat blast. I am not an AC person and told them if it didnt come one the car standard..It wouldnt be on the car
Ask them what the temp should be ..or take it to a different dealer.
I love 08 Imppy...16K miles with the only issue being the AC compressor.....and I am getting 31mpg mixed driving...
Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:09 PM
Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:47 AM
Also, there's varying levels of automatic control, and I'd have to look again to find the thread over there. But there's full auto, and when you decrease the temp or fan speed that puts it into a semi-auto mode....and I don't recall if there's one step further down from that, but you get the idea.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 09:49 AM
Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:10 AM
When the outside air is very warm, unless the inside air is recirculated there will tend to be a noticable change in outlet temperature as the A/C cycles. (It's also possible there's a fault causing the A/C to cut out prematurely.)
EDIT: In places where the interior of the car is "oven-like" after it's been parked with windows closed, you should probably start with the A/C drawing fresh air in to more rapidly vent the very hot interior air. Then the recirculation mode can be chosen for better efficiency. Periodically switch back to fresh (exterior) air to clear the cabin.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:43 PM
Ive noticed on my 2002 Legacy the a/c has a few different settings. As i have the JDM lcd unit in the dash i can switch it to display all the HVAC information.
Pressing the Auto button once switches all of the vents on and switches the a/c to run most of the time (depending on the temp).
Pressing the Auto button again will put the a/c system into economy mode. The compressor cycles less often and it doesnt cool as quickly. Nothing else indicates this on my car other than a small "Eco" symbol on my LCD display so i also thought my a/c was stuffed.
I can also manually switch the a/c off and the car will try to best hold the temp without it.
The final setting is if i switch the fan speed or vents the climate control will change to monitoring the air coming out of the vents. It then tries to keep this temp closest to whats selected - again the air isnt as cold as on full auto.
Hope some of this applies to the US cars :-\
Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:05 AM
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