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Old 10-29-2013, 05:15 PM   #21
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not in my focus, but in my freestar, that thing fogs over like crazy, it's like driving in a sauna sometimes
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #22
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Mine fogs VERY easily.....until I clean the windows. Then it's acceptable for a few weeks. Clean the windows meticulously and see if that helps. Use a good non-ammonia based cleaner, and some paper towels to insure there is zero grease/oils left on the window. If I do that, it stays pretty clear regardless of weather. If I get a few nice days and drive with the windows down for a bit, I get enough dirt/dust on there to induce the fogging again.
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My 2013 se 5sp fogs more than any car I have ever owned. I had a 96 taurus that has a recirc door stuck in recirc, but I think this one operates. ac good. its really bad. I will watch this thread.
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Does your AC work / make the car cold?
This. The A/C has to be on in order for it to dehumidify the air. If it's discharged or not working, then it's not going to defrost your windshield.

Also, fogging can get bad if you use any of that dash plastic protector spray/wipes. Evaporates and leaves an oily residue on the windshield.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:14 AM   #25
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Here in Wisconsin cars can get the dreaded fogging all the time in Winter.
One help is to NOT close the doors of the car right away after driving in the cold.
The interior is warm and hold a ton of moisture from human bodies, breath.. Then you stop and lock up the car, All that has to drop out of the air as it get colder in car. so it collects in the carpet , seats etc.Gradually it becomes Hell.

Try leaving the doors open until all the interior air is blown out and cold air has entered. Then lock the car up. 30 seconds???
If you can, leave it windows fully/partially open all night (on a clear cold night) at least one or two nights. the dry Winter air will dry up the interior of your car.
If you have a moonroof, leave it cracked tilted up if in a safe place, and no rain/snow coming (I do this all the time.)

Some of the fog is from 'bad' habits. some is really stuff is not working right.
But maybe these ideas can help a little.
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good tips. This wont apply (I hope to a 2012-2014 models) but if your heater core is leaking that will do it too. Thats what I thought it was with my 96' Taurus. But it ended up being my recirc door stuck in recirc.

This car is strange because when I jump in (usually in the AM before sunrise and the car is outside) the windows are clear, but when I set the fan to 2 and set the discharge to the window/floor setting and have the recirc not selected, the front windows fog up within 3 seconds, then takes 3 or 4 mins for the heat to cook it off. cant drive it, I have to sit there, very annoying. This is 40 to 45 outside temp with 90% humidity. But like I said in a past post, never had a car or truck do this. I believe the AC compresser is running anytime the defrost is set like in most cars even though the AC light is off. In my Honda Element you could program the controls to only enable the AC pump when the AC button is pushed. That was nice, but for most people the car companies want that pump running for defrost to improve performance. On my for ranger I unplug the AC compressor under the hood. I have read that many cars the AC pump is inhibited below 50F. But the ranger I can hear/feel it cycle to I take it out in the winter for drivability performance reasons.
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Maybe your issue has been resolved, but are you sure your HVAC system isn't set to "recirculate"? This would keep dryer, outside air from entering the car and would contribute to fogging.
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Hi everyone,

I'd like to remind you all that I'm here to help if needed. If you decide to visit your local dealer for the fogging issue, please let me know and I'll look into next steps.

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This wont apply (I hope to a 2012-2014 models) but if your heater core is leaking that will do it too.
I wouldn't rule it out, could explain leaking coolant if the issue is not the radiator. Also, a lot of new Cruzes seem to have this issue.
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