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Old 06-17-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
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Dual Climate Control & NAV Question

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I have been test driving GT's here recently and I have determined I want the NAV in my future car. I test drove one with the NAV & Dual Climate and I had a question on it. It was an 11 with 78k miles so it wasn't brand new, but I didn't know if it was broken or just isn't a good product from Ford.

I would put it in dual climate, and it would sit fairly cool. When I would bring the drivers side temp up, it wouldn't move, but doing the passenger side would make the passengers hotter. It wouldn't make the drivers side warm until the heat was at MAX. Once at MAX, it would get super hot and would be fine. But even one step down from MAX heat would bring it down all the way back to kind of the starting cool point.

Essentially, dual climate heat wouldn't work on the drivers side until you hit max temp, then it would kick on. So there wasn't a middle point, you were either cold or hot, no in between. It didn't seem to work worth a damn, might as well use the normal way of heating/cooling both sides.

Is this common, and just not a good design by Ford? Or was the drivers side climate just messed up on this vehicle?

Also, a side question... How is the NAV system in these cars? I want to hear from a daily driver of the car. It seems old, but functional to me although I've only test driven a few. Sync seemed to suck. I don't think that'll be better until android auto is out for the new stangs.
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Maybe you're expecting too much, too fast.. If the air is a few degrees different, like you're talking about its not going to be a noticeable difference in feel on your hand or face. And it will take time for the coils inside where the air is moving over to change. IE: if you're jacking it up & down it doesn't happen instantly.
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Maybe you're expecting too much, too fast.. If the air is a few degrees different, like you're talking about its not going to be a noticeable difference in feel on your hand or face. And it will take time for the coils inside where the air is moving over to change. IE: if you're jacking it up & down it doesn't happen instantly.
I would give it as reasonable amount of time. Plus, I would raise it from 68 or so to like 80, and nothing. But once I would max it (I think at 85, right?), the air would immediately become hot. Bring it back down to 80, and it would feel like 68.
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It works great in my wife's 2014 Lincoln MKZ - wish I had ordered it in my Mustang now.

No problems with adjusting both sides for heat and air. If she has it set to 72 and I have it at 68 there is a discernible difference.

The navigation works great. Hers is voice activated. Hit the button and speak the commands to set the destination. We also have the Sirius travel link and can pull up weather reports and it continually updates traffic. If there is a problem on the route a pop up alerts and asks if we would like to be routed around it.
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Hm, I wonder if it was just this car then. I haven't heard much of these systems so idk if this is common or not.

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I've had two of these cars both with DZ CC and Tech with Nav. Both cars, both systems worked flawlessly so, the one you had may have a damaged blend door actuator or something.
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Mine works great. I think the one you tested is faulty. I don't use voice commands but the Nav. Puts both of my Garmin systems to shame.
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