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Old 11-05-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Is the climate control normally this noisy?

The floor setting on my car's climate control seems abnormally noisy, and it doesn't really deliver that much heat to my feet. Is this normal?

I bought the car used, it's a 2012 SE hatch, and we haven't bečn through a winter before together. So just trying to figure out what is normal and what should be fixed.

The panel setting seems nice and quiet, with a good volume of hot air. The floor setting not so much. On that setting it sounds like the air is whooshing around behind the instrument cluster, as if it wasn't being directed into a dedicated air duct. Some heat is coming out of the bottom of the instrument cluster, but a lot must be going somewhere else.

Short of test driving some Foci at the dealership, I am not sure how else to tell what is a normal sound for this setting. Your opinions welcome, thanks.


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Old 11-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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My car also does this.

It directs a lot of air to the windshield which is annoying as hell because I like my feet warm and my face cold. It's (allegedly) supposed to direct a "small" amount of air to the windshield/front window defrost to reduce fog while driving, but I don't see why I can't just do that myself when the time comes.
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The floor setting on my car's climate control seems abnormally noisy, and it doesn't really deliver that much heat to my feet. Is this normal?
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My car also does this.
Hi jillnova & PratoN,

I recommend visiting your local Ford Dealer if these issues persist. Please let me know the outcome, and I'll look into next steps.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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Mine does the same thing, 2012 SEL hatch. I chalked it up to a quirk because I am out of warranty and don't want to pay to have it checked. Thankfully I have the heated seats so it isn't as big of a problem, but it is noticeable.
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Mine does the same thing, 2012 SEL hatch. I chalked it up to a quirk because I am out of warranty and don't want to pay to have it checked. Thankfully I have the heated seats so it isn't as big of a problem, but it is noticeable.
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If you decide to head to the dealership, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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Also, there were changes made to the dual-zone climate controls. I remember seeing revisions on the fordparts website. For example, I can't turn my rear window defrost on with voice controls, but others can. Perhaps they fixed this quirk somewhere down the line or perhaps we just have defective / improperly assembled parts.
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Took my car to the dealership today for a quick listen, and the service advisor agreed that whooshing noise coming from under the dash seemed excessive when set to the floor setting. He thought it might be a flapper valve incorrectly adjusted, and they are taking the car tomorrow to try and improve the noise. I will post results here.

Note, the difference between floor, panel and defrost settings is most noticeable at fan setting 2.
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Took my car to the dealership today for a quick listen, and the service advisor agreed that whooshing noise coming from under the dash seemed excessive when set to the floor setting. He thought it might be a flapper valve incorrectly adjusted, and they are taking the car tomorrow to try and improve the noise. I will post results here.

Note, the difference between floor, panel and defrost settings is most noticeable at fan setting 2.
Hey there jillnova,

I'd like to connect you with your regional customer service manager, who'll work with your dealer on a swift resolution. Please send me a private message with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealership; I'll get this up the ladder.

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Thanks Todd, I'm going give the dealership a shot at this first - they've been quite conscientious about other repairs.
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Thanks Todd, I'm going give the dealership a shot at this first - they've been quite conscientious about other repairs.
You're welcome; keep me abreast of the results.

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