General Hints
Note:   Prolonged use of recirculated air may cause the windows to fog up.
Note:   You may feel a small amount of air from the footwell air vents regardless of the air distribution setting.
Note:   To reduce humidity build-up inside your vehicle, do not drive with the system switched off or with recirculated air always switched on.
Note:   Do not place objects under the front seats as this may interfere with the airflow to the rear seats.
Note:   Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield.
Note:   To improve the time to reach comfort in hot weather, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start-up or until your vehicle airs out.
In mild weather, you can improve your fuel economy when using the climate control system by using outside air instead of air conditioning.
  • Turn the temperature control knob(s) so the interior temperature is set to 60°F (15.5°C).
  • Set the air distribution to panel or floor (or both).
  • Press A/C to turn the air conditioning off.
  • Press the recirculated air button so fresh air enters the vehicle.
  • Press the small fan button until the fan is at its lowest setting.
Automatic Climate Control
Note:   Adjusting the settings when your vehicle interior is extremely hot or cold is not necessary. The system automatically adjusts to heat or cool the cabin to your selected temperature as quickly as possible. For the system to function efficiently, the instrument panel and side air vents should be fully open.
Note:   If you select AUTO during cold outside temperatures, the system directs airflow to the windshield and side window vents. In addition, the fan may run at a slower speed until the engine warms up.
Note:   If you select AUTO during hot outside temperatures, or when the inside of the vehicle is hot, the system automatically uses recirculated air to maximize interior cooling. When the interior reaches the selected temperature, the system automatically switches to using outside air.
Heating the Interior Quickly
  1. Press the AUTO button.
  1. Adjust the temperature control to the desired setting.
Recommended Settings for Heating
  1. Press the AUTO button.
  1. Adjust the temperature control to the desired setting. Use 72°F (22°C) as a starting point, then adjust the setting as necessary.
Cooling the Interior Quickly
Press the MAX A/C button.
Recommended Settings for Cooling
  1. Press the AUTO button.
  1. Adjust the temperature control to the desired setting. Use 72°F (22°C) as a starting point, then adjust the setting as necessary.
Side Window Defogging in Cold Weather
  1. Press the defrost and panel buttons.
  1. Select A/C.
  1. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort. Use 72°F (22°C) as a starting point, then adjust the setting as necessary.
  1. Set the fan to the highest speed.
  1. Direct the outer instrument panel air vents toward the side windows.
  1. To increase the airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the air vents in the middle of the instrument panel and in the rear of the center console.