Heating and air conditioning manually
The heating and cooling system can be controlled manually by pressing buttons or turning knob(s) other than the AUTO button.
In this case, the system works sequentially according to the order of buttons or knob(s) selected.
Start the vehicle.
Set the mode to the desired position.
For improving the effectiveness of heating and cooling;
Set the temperature control to the desired position.
Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.
Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.
If air conditioning is desired, turn the air conditioning system on.
Press the AUTO button in order to convert to full automatic control of the system.
The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
The air flow outlet port is directed as follows:
Face-Level (B, D, F)
Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet can be controlled to direct the air discharged from the outlet.
Bi-Level (B, C, D, E, F)
Air flow is directed towards the face and the floor.
Floor-Level (A, C, D, E)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air being directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, D, E)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small amount directed to the side window defrosters.
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed by moving the vent left or right.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivery from these vents using the vent control lever as shown.
The temperature will increase to the maximum (HI) by turning the knob to the extreme right.
The temperature will decrease to the minimum (LO) by turning the knob to the extreme left.
When turning the knob, the temperature will increase or decrease by 1 °F/0.5 °C. When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will operate continuously.
When starting the vehicle in cold weather using manual temperature control, operate the system in the following method to improve heating.
Turn off or lower the blower, right after starting the vehicle.
Allow the vehicle to warm up during this time since the air flow from the heater is still cold.
After a few minutes of vehicle warm up, turn on or set the fan to a higher level and adjust the temperature setting to hot.
You can switch the temperature mode from Centigrade to Fahrenheit as follows:
Go to Setup → Units → Temperature on the infotainment system.
For detailed information, refer to the separately supplied infotainment system manual.
Controlling air intake
This is used to select the outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position:
Push the control button.
Outside (fresh) air position
With the outside (fresh) air position selected, air enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or cooled according to the function selected. The indicator light will turn off.
Recirculated air position
With the recirculated air position selected, air from the passenger compartment will be drawn through the heating system and heated or cooled according to the function selected.
Prolonged operation of the heater in the recirculated air position (without air conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
Operating the system primarily in Fresh mode is recommended. Use Recirculation mode temporarily only when needed. Prolonged operation of the heater in Recirculation mode and without the air conditioning ON can cause fogging of the windshield. In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning ON in Recirculation mode may result in excessively dry, dehumidified air in the cabin and may promote formation of musty vent odor due to stagnant air.
Controlling fan speed
The fan speed can be set to the desired speed by operating the fan speed control switch.
To change the fan speed:
Press right for higher speed, or press left for lower speed.
To turn the fan speed control off, press the OFF knob.
Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will appear).
Press the button again to turn the air conditioning system off.
Continuous use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position may allow humidity to increase inside the vehicle, which may fog the glass and obscure visibility.
Continued use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, and loss of vehicle control. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position as much as possible while driving.
Sleeping with A/C on
Do not sleep in a vehicle with the air conditioning or heating on, as this may cause serious harm or death due to a drop in the oxygen level and/or body temperature.
Operating the fan when the EV button is in the OFF position could cause the battery to discharge. Operate the fan when the vehicle is running.
Turning heating on or off
Push the HEAT button to turn the heater on (indicator light will appear).
Push the button again to turn the heater off.
The air conditioner and heater uses energy from the battery. If you use the heater or air conditioner for too long, distance to empty can be reduced due to increased power consumption.
Turn off the heater or air conditioner if not necessary.
Air conditioning for driver only
Press the DRIVER ONLY button and the indicator light appears, cold air mostly blows in the direction of the driver's seat.
However, some of the cold air may come out of other seats' ducts to keep indoor air pleasant.
Turning off the front air climate control
Press the OFF knob to turn off the front air climate control system.
However, you can still operate the air intake buttons as long as the EV button is in the ON position.