My wife has a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, 6 cyl. I have a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 4 cyl. They're both new, we bought them one month apart.
If you turn AC Seat Fan on with her car:
(1) You can feel air flowing upward from seats with your hand about 4 inches away from the seats. (BTW, this is with the cabin fan all the way off. Seat fan only is on. And temp is set the same for both cars.
(2) You'll have to turn the AC off to keep from freezing to uncomfortable coldness after about 10 minutes of operation.
If you turn the AC Seat Fan on in my car:
(1) You can not feel any air at all in my seats (either driver's or passenger's)
(2) There is not noticeable difference at all. Even if traveling on hwy at 70 mph after 30 to 40 mins.
I took the car for repair. The tech said it was working fine. I knew better, so I brought my wife's car in and proved there was a difference.
I cut off cabin fan, and set seat fan to max in both cars. I also set the temp the same. And made sure the cars were parked side by side with identical angel of sun in both. I let them run for 10 minutes. And allowed 3 different people from the dealership to examine: The tech, the general manager, and a receptionist. All of them felt a dramatic difference in both AIR FLOW and TEMP from both cars.
So the dealer took the car for repair. Problem is, they do not know how to fix it. We are now into week 4 of them having the car, while I have been give a 2015 loaner Sonata car.
Is there hope? Common things to check? Wrong seats installed? Other?
I can place my ear under the seats and hear that there is a fan somewhere that changes speed properly in both cars. But I can not feel any underneath seat movement of air. Or locate that fan. I can only feel the air through the seats of my wife's car. Not mine.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 AT 10:12 AM