Interior fan and cooling system

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Burmey
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Interior fan and cooling system

Post by Burmey » Thu May 02, 2019 4:55 pm

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum, but I've had Volvos for over 20 years. V40, XC90, XC60 and now a First Edition XC40.
How are you finding the fan system in this car? I'm not loving it.
The fan, even on full, doesn't really seem to do very much. Not on mine anyway. And today, fan was set at half, aircon without recirculate was on. Daughter got in the car with wet hair and raining outside and the car steamed up. Put fan on full and the car still hadn't properly demisted by the time we got home which was 10 minutes and 3 miles later. I was convinced I'd find the recirculating set to on, but it wasn't. My old XC60 never did this unless I had left that on by mistake.
V40, XC90, XC60, and now First Edition 2nd owner since November 2018 XC40 Red.


Silver Moose
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by Silver Moose » Thu May 02, 2019 6:03 pm

Fan is fine - possibly a little noisy as, to squeeze the full size Sensus in, they've had to make the vents smaller.

You said in another post that you were using eco settings. The eco air con setting is NOT powerful enough to deal with wet passengers on a humid day. I can just about get away with it as I have a heated screen but, even then, side windows mist badly.

The stark truth is that you can't use eco air con on the really wet days.
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Burmey
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by Burmey » Thu May 02, 2019 7:01 pm

Hmm...I'm not actually sure if I'm using the eco air settings ; I'll check. Thanks for the tip.
V40, XC90, XC60, and now First Edition 2nd owner since November 2018 XC40 Red.


Silver Moose
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by Silver Moose » Thu May 02, 2019 7:21 pm

Burmey wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Hmm...I'm not actually sure if I'm using the eco air settings ; I'll check. Thanks for the tip.
On the Individual screen, it's at the bottom, so you have to scroll down.
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hdasmith
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by hdasmith » Thu May 02, 2019 7:45 pm

No problems on mine, in fact it’s probably the most effective air con unit I’ve had in a car.
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morrishey
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by morrishey » Fri May 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Never had any problems on mine. Put it on auto on day one, never touched it since.
XC40 T5 FE, Fusion Red, 20inch wheels.
Ordered 15th March. Delivery, originally June, delivered 26th October.


Burmey
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Re: Interior fan and cooling system

Post by Burmey » Fri May 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks Silvermoose - it was on eco on Individual mode. Didn't spot that.
The problem I've had is that I bought this car at 6 months old and never got a handover as they delivered. That's been really hard with such a high tech car.

I think I'll have to revisit the settings once again if everyone else if finding it good. Thanks
V40, XC90, XC60, and now First Edition 2nd owner since November 2018 XC40 Red.


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