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Temperature control

Question to other CX-3'ers...

How accurate is your climate/temperature control? I'm finding that mine runs about 10 degrees F too warm (ie, temp dial set at ~62F feels like 72F).

Anyone else have this issue? I've always had to set it on the cooler side, but over the winter and now spring, the poor accuracy of dial setting vs actual temp is very obvious.
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On my car, it would depend on the temperature outside. If it was, say, 58 degrees, and I had it set to 72, the climate control would assume I was freezing and really warm things up. Now that the weather is getting warmer (85 today - cant wait for another Texas summer...) it blows quite cold and strong set at 72. I have not measured it, but it seems pretty close.

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I do find I have to have mine set lower than my last car. Would love the same controls as the Mazda 3 so it's easier to see what your adjusting.

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My last car was more accurate too. I'm wondering if the Mazdas with the digital temperature controls are more accurate? I really think that may be the case.

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Whether I want it warmer or cooler, I find that the climate control system wants to take it easy. Can't rely on the automatic fan speed.

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I'm very unhappy with the climate control, , it's very crude and inaccurate compared with previous cars fitted with dual zone digital control. I start off high and as the car warms up I keep turning it down until it feels right.
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Hmm, seems somewhat systemic. I agree the colder the outside air gets, the hotter the inside air, assuming the temp dial is untouched. The problem is that this gets quite uncomfortable quick, so I have to constantly change the dial. I do also recall that during last summer with relatively warm temps, I could leave the dial at slightly below 70 and be comfortable.

Maybe this correctable by calibrating the system a bit, or by moving a temp sensor.

Anyone have some technical details on how the climate control system works?

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I have to say, that the a/c is one of the few things I miss from my previous car.
The one in the CX-3 isn't nearly as good as the one I had in my Fiat Bravo, which was dual-zone with a nice LCD showing airflow, temp., recirculation and airspeed), that worked perfectly.

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I set everything to auto on mine with recirculation and the temp at 25 degrees (Australia) it works fine every time.
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Well I must have had a good one because I'm convinced it's the best I've ever had. It was the most effective heater I've ever had on a diesel taking only minutes to feel warm and was actually capable of burning me if I attempted to hold my hand in front of a vent. It would also set back to a point where I never felt overwhelmed by warm air in the face, it would keep a really comfortable ratio of warm feet and cooler face. I think it was permanently set straight up at about 21C which I'm sure would be straight up on the F scale (just a knob change!).

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