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Old 05-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Electronic Temp Control - Mind of its own.

Wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

Seems that my Dual Zone Auto Temp control has a mind of it own.
But only when initial start-up.

If it was ON when I turned the Car off....it will be OFF when I return.
And if it was OFF when I turned the Car off....it will turn ON when I return.

Seems backwards.
Anyone else have this problem?
Or am i missing something?


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Old 05-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

Seems that my Dual Zone Auto Temp control has a mind of it own.
But only when initial start-up.

If it was ON when I turned the Car off....it will be OFF when I return.
And if it was OFF when I turned the Car off....it will turn ON when I return.

Seems backwards.
Anyone else have this problem?
Or am i missing something?
Hmm, that sounds like a bit of a puzzler, jctanner. Have you had a chance to swing by your dealership? They'll be your best next step to get this resolved.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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If I leave it on when I turn the car off, Mine will Always come on full blast no matter what setting it's on.
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If I leave it on when I turn the car off, Mine will Always come on full blast no matter what setting it's on.
If it's set to auto then it will try really hard to get to the set temperature immediately, even if that means pumping out a high volume of hot air in summer or cold air in winter. This seems counter intuitive, but it is what Ford recommended to quickly heat or cool the cabin in the owners manual.
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If it's set to auto then it will try really hard to get to the set temperature immediately, even if that means pumping out a high volume of hot air in summer or cold air in winter. This seems counter intuitive, but it is what Ford recommended to quickly heat or cool the cabin in the owners manual.
Mine does that for A/C, but in the winter it will not start blowing air until the car has warmed up, then it ramps up to full but it's hot air.

And to the OP, mine stays OFF if I leave it OFF and ON when I leave it ON after turning off the car.
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One thing I learned early with mine is that if it is on auto and you make any temporary change, such as change the temp in one zone for a bit, and then go back to auto it can be a little flaky, like it is not quite fully back to auto or something. Not sure if you made any changes of not or if this will help your particular issue but you might want to try turning it off and then turning it back on but when you turn it back on, don't hit the power button to turn it on, instead hit the "auto" button to turn it on. This seems to restore normal auto functionality for me.
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Regardless if it was on AUTO or MANUAL, it does the same thing.

It will be completely off (if it was on); No lights, no blower...nothing. Once I hit AUTO (or ON) it works just fine. Till I turn the car off again.

Seems like no one else is having the same issue. Nothing major but still strange bug.
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Nothing major but still strange bug.
Nothing major maybe but you are still entitled to a properly functioning car. The good news though, if I'm following correctly, is that it seems repeatable so you should have no problem demonstrating the issue to the dealer.
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Nothing major maybe but you are still entitled to a properly functioning car.
Very True. I'll bring it up to my dealer when I go in for my 5K mile oil change.

Surprised that I'm the only one that has experienced this though.
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Very True. I'll bring it up to my dealer when I go in for my 5K mile oil change.

Surprised that I'm the only one that has experienced this though.
Let me know when you're ready to go in for a visit, jctanner, and I'll be happy to get your regional customer service manager involved. To get started, I'll need a PM from you with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name.

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