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Old 11-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by thehun View Post
As soon as I saw the shutter system....major flaw design especially in the long term so I made sure I didnt get a car with shutters.
How is it a major design flaw? Mine are always open when I have the a/c set on and I've still yet to actually be able to witness them closed as I don't tend to stand in front of the car with the engine running except perhaps in winter to get the defroster going while scraping the snow and ice off the windows.

Maybe the earlier software was more aggressive in shutting the shutters or something as I recall the April 2011 build 2012 I had in November for a rental with the manual HVAC controls had a poorly functioning a/c at freeway speeds on a 50-60 degree day but as soon as I slowed down and puled off the freeway the a/c started to get ice cold again ergo on that case at least the shutters were affecting the a/c operation by allowing the condensor to vapor lock and not work as effectively the car was getting 35.x mpg keeping up with traffic and generally seeing how quiet it was at speed.
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