Raiders
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Fogging of windows

Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:21 am

This seems really bad in this car , never had it as bad with a brand new car.
I have cleaned all the windows and then used RainX to prevent the misting up of the screen/side windows.
Came out lunch time and the front screen inside soaking. The fogging has turned to bad condensation.
Any ideas /tricks ? I do have the heaters on sometimes but having to sit there for 10 mins before driving off is a pita
Regards

Kesto
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Re: Fogging of windows

Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:18 pm

I have noticed this as well , new car. 2018-19 two weeks old.
1. if outside temp is 5 Deg and below press the de-mister button. Like the Ford there are heating elements in glass.
2. Set timer to de-mist via phone or from MMCS. Very good option
3. De-mist does not take 10 min, this car is really good compared to others.
4. buy dehumidifier bag and keep it near the windscreen on driver side.

Raiders
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Re: Fogging of windows

Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:21 pm

Yes it litrally took 10 mins as it was soaking wet. Before I used rainx the screen would be fogged up .
I have just purchased a couple of de humidifier bags to see if that helps but I have never really had such an issue with older cars previously owned.

Kesto
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Re: Fogging of windows

Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:06 pm

your best option is then to set timer 10 minutes before you leave in morning directed mode to windscreen.

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Re: Fogging of windows

Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm

Raiders wrote:This seems really bad in this car , never had it as bad with a brand new car.
I have cleaned all the windows and then used RainX to prevent the misting up of the screen/side windows.
Came out lunch time and the front screen inside soaking. The fogging has turned to bad condensation.
Any ideas /tricks ? I do have the heaters on sometimes but having to sit there for 10 mins before driving off is a pita
Regards
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billytheshed
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Re: Fogging of windows

Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:32 pm

Same for me. Moisture streams down inside of windscreen and in recent days, has even frozen on the inside. De-mister + wipe with microfibre cloth does eventually clear it. When I wash the car there are no signs of water ingress. Interesting that it does not form on any other glass.

greendwarf
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Re: Fogging of windows

Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:34 pm

If you use the aircon then the moisture drawn out of the air is dumped back on the windscreen when switched off. I assume the PHEV doesn't expel it from the car as efficiently as others, for some reason. :?

richr
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Re: Fogging of windows

Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:16 am

greendwarf wrote:If you use the aircon then the moisture drawn out of the air is dumped back on the windscreen when switched off. I assume the PHEV doesn't expel it from the car as efficiently as others, for some reason. :?
Check the drain hose isn't clogged. Mine certainly leaves quite a puddle underneath after running the aircon on a damp day.
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karl
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Re: Fogging of windows

Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:11 pm

When running the AC my car is dry.

However, I once had a leaking heater element that misted up the windows. It eventually went into sauna-mode and started to smell, but initially it didn't smell that much. If you know how coolant smells then you'd pick it up if you pay attention.

Tipper
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Re: Fogging of windows

Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:35 am

I find it best to leave the aircon on...all the time...and on fresh air inlet not recirc.

Whilst I understand the expectations of economy when driving a PHEV and the non-use of aircon for these reasons, I never turned it off on my other recent cars with diesel and petrol engines so why do so now? My comfort and safety takes far more importance than a few watts of power!
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