Cooled seats not very cool
I've had my MKC for a little over a week. Build date is 1/29/2015, so it doesn't have the updated climate controlled seats. We had a fairly cool day (high 50s) last week and tried the heated seats. I thought they heated quickly enough and were warm enough on all 3 settings. I had a 2004 Lincoln LS a few years back. While the MKC's seats don't seem as warm as the LS, I thought the amount of warmth would be enough in cold weather. However, the cooling function of the MKC seats seems significantly less that the LS. I can hear the seat fan running, and there is definitely air moving through the seat and the backrest, but it doesn't seem very cool, maybe only a couple of degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. The seat seems maybe slightly cooler than the backrest. I don't detect any difference in the degree of cooling between the driver and passenger seats/backrests.
TSB 15-0027 cites an issue with heating, not cooling, although the same module controls both the heating and cooling functions.
- For those of you who have cooled seats, is your experience similar to mine (that is, the seats provide more ventilation than actual cooling)? Is there a difference in amount of cooling in the seat compared to the backrest?
- For those who have had the TSB performed, have you noticed any improvement in the cooling function?
2015 MKC 2.0 FWD Reserve | Silver Sand/White Sands-Espresso
CCD | THX | Technology | Climate | 19" wheels |Build date: 2.5.2015
Last edited by LeeB; 06-10-2015 at 03:32 PM.