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Air flow from vents won't go where I want it


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#1 OFFLINE   osiebosie

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

Does anyone have trouble with the air flow from the vents hitting your face?  I am five feet tall, and for some reason, I just cannot get the vents blowing on my face.  And when it gets really, really hot (it's pretty hot now), that ain't gonna be good.  :(    This is the first car I've ever owned that I cannot get the air flow directly where I want it. 

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

I have no problem with directing the central dash vent, the one just to the upper right of the steering, from blowing directly at my face.  Are you sure it is on?  There is a cut-off wheel just above it.

 

Also, there is another vent just above the HVAC controller that is somewhat hidden.  It can't be adjusted/moved and blows right at my lap.  I don't care for that and have it turned off (cut-off wheel is in the center of that vent).  


Edited by fotomoto, 31 May 2013 - 03:26 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   osiebosie

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, they are all on.  And I don't care for the one at the lap either.  It would be better if it would move.



#4 OFFLINE   RachelnLa

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

I have this problem too. By lowering the direction of air I am almost closing the vent. I found the passenger vent turned my way helps greatly.

#5 OFFLINE   METROMAN

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

I don't like the hidden vent either. Usually keep it turned off. We also point the center passenger vent to the driver & the drivers vent to the passenger. If you turn the outer vents you can bounce the air off of the window & get pretty good flow on you too. It is a strange setup tho. Hard to control.

#6 OFFLINE   slampro

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

I love the "hidden vent" and the lower one to the left of the steering wheel. They both blow right at my lap/stomach area, feels great to me. I don't like the cold air blowing directly on my face.



#7 OFFLINE   bigalpha

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

Yes, I hate that I cannot lower the air futher than my face.



#8 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

Yes, I hate that I cannot lower the air futher than my face.

 

Try raising your seat.  I have the drivers seat all the way up and I'm not short (joe avg at 5ft. 10in).  This gives me a better view of the road, the door sill height is better for my elbow when I want to rest my left arm, and ingress/egress is easier because I now don't have to sit down or climb up, I just slide in.  And I still have TONS of headroom.


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#9 OFFLINE   bigalpha

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

Must be the way I sit, I can't get it to go that low still.  Oh well.



#10 OFFLINE   Stonemax

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

Just joined the group today.  I have had my C-Max for a year and I have experienced the same problem.  I can never feel the air on my face.  I am 5'7 and have to put the fan on full blast to feel it.  I think that the steering wheel is in the way.  



#11 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

Welcome!

 

I have found this among the most adjustable cars for driving position.

 

Have you used all the range of motion from the seat? It took me a while to find height, and I didn't like it all the way up, even with plenty of headroom. It seemed there was a sweet spot for my head... How about the steering wheel? There's a lever on the bottom side that lets you do just about anything by way of in-out or up-down.

 

The idea is to adjust the seat so you're getting ventilation, visibility, and can reach the pedals, then move the steering cluster so you can see the instruments and comfortably steer. As others have noted, memory seats would be a real plus for those of us who share driving duties.

 

HAve fun,

Frank








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