Automatic Climate Control... Not working properly or is it?
Ok so ever since I have owned this car, the climate control does not seem to work like I am used to having automatic climate controls work. In my old car ('94 Intrepid), I would never move the temperature setting off of 72*F even in the dead of winter. The car would always warm up properly and the temperature would always stay perfectly comfortable.
This is the first VERY cold weather that I have driven in and the temperature was never right inside the car. I could manually turn the fan up and set the mode, but when I would turn it to AUTO, it would drop down to the floor and drop the fan down to a lower setting. The floor would be plenty warm enough, but up near the windsheild, it would be freezing. This is all with the temperature set at 85*F (which is way hotter than I ever had to set the Intrepid). If I manually select the mode and fan, I can make it comfortable until it gets too hot. Another thing that I noticed this summer is that I would have to drive around with the temperature set at 80*F just to be comfortable (not too cold).
I don't think this is a heating issue, but an all around climate control issue. I assume that there is a way to calibrate the sensors and could a miscalibration be causing these symptoms? I know where the cabin air temperature sensor is, but I don't know if this is an issue with that or if it is something that I should just let the dealership handle. I have some other things that I would like the dealership to take a look at, but I figured if this was something simple I'd try it myself.
Let me know, TIA.