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if the car windows are down for more than 30sec, the AC (if on) should get off automatically.
I sometimes forget to switch off AC after rolling down the windows completely. Wind blowing in from outside takes out the AC effect. So till I (accidentally) see that small LED on AC button glowing, I would
not have realized that AC is on.
||Baked by VW. My mom's new Passat does this (I think it's a
trim option) as well a dozen or so other handy functions
designed to thwart common forgetfulness, like rolling down
a window 1cm if the doors are locked but the electronic
key fob is inside the vehicle, turning the stereo down to a
non-startling volume every time the engine is turned off,
deactivating the turn indicators if you drive in a straight
line for longer thatn .10mi, etc. I don't think it qualifies as
||Only problem is that it can be desirable to have the
AC on and a window open. If you open a rear
window a bit, the cooler air from the AC can force
the hotter air out, cooling the inside of the car more
||What [MechE] said. Also, sometimes the duct-work is very hot, so when the A/C is first turned on, the air comming out of the vents is hotter than the air outside. It's nice to have the windows open for a minute or two.
||Some "smart" features are nice, but be sure to think them through fully and have an easy method to deactivate the feature.
||I agree, I like to leave the AC on with the windows down
sometimes. However, based on what Alter said VW
deserves a bun!
||What [scad] said. I often open the windows as A/C starts, just because what first comes out is hot and funky-smelling.
||Mom got one of those mean-looking sporty Passats and she
kind of went King Midas with the options, so she has a car
that thinks of everything. We call it the
||A little bit of button-pushing reveals that if you have the
Batmobile's AC running and you open any of the windows
andor the sunroof all the way it will wait about 15 seconds
before turning off the AC but leaving the blowers running.
If the AC is reactivated with the window still open it stays
||Also, the sunroof closes itself if it starts raining and the
reverse camera hiding under the trunk emblem pans back
and forth to show you parking options.