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so just wondering if anyone else has noticed that the blower motor doesn't do what it is told, or maybe i am going crazy.
The perimeters to recreate are as follows;
defrost on
ac not on/lit up (I realize the A/C works with the defrost to dry out the air blowing on the windshield)
the blower on the first speed

turn the vehicle off and then back on and the blower is running at about half to 3/4 speed if you turn it up and back down or off and back on it will correct itself.
 

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defrost on
ac not on/lit up (I realize the A/C works with the defrost to dry out the air blowing on the windshield)
the blower on the first speed
This is how I've been running my Gen2 about 90% of the time.

turn the vehicle off and then back on and the blower is running at about half to 3/4 speed if you turn it up and back down or off and back on it will correct itself.
I haven't had this happen even once.
 

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Actually that kinda makes sense.

Generally when you push the defrost button on an auto controlled climate control system, it will ramp up the fan speed to try to quickly defrost the windshield. Perhaps the manual one, which is still computer controlled, does that as well.

When I remote start my car, I usually get into it and it's blasting the fan (on a cold engine nonetheless) at the windshield.
 

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but two of you had a GEN 1 Cruze. Any wierd plastic smells with the GEN 2 HVAC, or have they fixed the burnt plastic smells, and coolant smells that were common in the GEN1?
 

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This could also be the eco mode vs. non-eco mode for the car's HVAC. Eco mode doesn't run the blower as hard nor does it run the compressor as much.
 

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maybe it has something to do with the blower going down in speed when you're on the Bluetooth phone? I notice it slows the speed to quiet the fan when on my phone
 

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Do you have Auto Climate Control?
No on the auto climate control.

I tried to get it to happen on 2 other like trim level cruzes on the lot (I work at the dealer if you haven't figured that out by my previous post or profile) and I couldn't get it to happen.

And to clarify by half to 3/4 speed I mean up to the 4th or 5th speed on the knob

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but two of you had a GEN 1 Cruze. Any wierd plastic smells with the GEN 2 HVAC, or have they fixed the burnt plastic smells, and coolant smells that were common in the GEN1?
Nothing here, and I do remember that burning plastic smell. Granted, my new one is auto climate control, so won't get the heat boiling hot, but the rental one with 1000 miles and standard climate control didn't do anything either.

This could also be the eco mode vs. non-eco mode for the car's HVAC. Eco mode doesn't run the blower as hard nor does it run the compressor as much.
I think that's only when AC button itself is pressed.
 

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No on the auto climate control.

I tried to get it to happen on 2 other like trim level cruzes on the lot (I work at the dealer if you haven't figured that out by my previous post or profile) and I couldn't get it to happen.

And to clarify by half to 3/4 speed I mean up to the 4th or 5th speed on the knob

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Can you have them check for firmware updates for yours then?
 

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but two of you had a GEN 1 Cruze. Any wierd plastic smells with the GEN 2 HVAC, or have they fixed the burnt plastic smells, and coolant smells that were common in the GEN1?
6000 miles here on my 2016.5... no coolant smells like my old 2014. I seriously have health concerns over that odor, and after constant requests from multiple dealers who say it's normal, but spray something into the vents anyways, it gets pretty annoying to have it fall on deaf ears. We're probably all breathing in antifreeze/coolant, slowly poisoning ourselves.
 
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