Recirculation Button

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Whenever I hit the recirculation button it lights up & then about 5 minutes later or less it automatically switches itself back to outside air intake. I understand that this happens in some cars when the humidity level starts rising so it pulls in fresh air to avoid fog building up on the windshield. But my issue is that it's bone dry right now & it's only myself inside the car so there really shouldn't be any humidity buildup to cause it to pull in fresh air, does anyone else experience this? I mean, what's the purpose of a recirculation button if it won't stay on recirculation?



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Note: Recirculated air could turn off or be prevented from turning on in all air flow modes except maximum cooling to reduce the risk of the windows fogging up. Note: Recirculated air could turn on and off when you direct air to the instrument panel or footwell air vents during hot weather to improve cooling efficiency.

Owners manual on Page 128

: Recirculated air could turn on and off when you direct air to the instrument panel or footwell air vents during hot weather to improve cooling efficiency.

also page 128

Try It on max air, If Its cold outside that may limit recirculate availability.
On all my previous Fords I'd run recirculate and a lower fan setting to stay on cabin clean air in heavy traffic or dry dusty conditions. I did not like pulling dirt and dust in...
This one was me :p
 
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Note: Recirculated air could turn off or be prevented from turning on in all air flow modes except maximum cooling to reduce the risk of the windows fogging up. Note: Recirculated air could turn on and off when you direct air to the instrument panel or footwell air vents during hot weather to improve cooling efficiency.

Owners manual on Page 128

: Recirculated air could turn on and off when you direct air to the instrument panel or footwell air vents during hot weather to improve cooling efficiency.

also page 128

Try It on max air, If Its cold outside that may limit recirculate availability.
On all my previous Fords I'd run recirculate and a lower fan setting to stay on cabin clean air in heavy traffic or dry dusty conditions. I did not like pulling dirt and dust in...
This one was me :p
Ya, sucking in diesel fumes when you're stuck behind a truck kind of defeats the purpose of a recirculation button that turns itself off on you. :explode:
 

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Whenever I hit the recirculation button it lights up & then about 5 minutes later or less it automatically switches itself back to outside air intake. I understand that this happens in some cars when the humidity level starts rising so it pulls in fresh air to avoid fog building up on the windshield. But my issue is that it's bone dry right now & it's only myself inside the car so there really shouldn't be any humidity buildup to cause it to pull in fresh air, does anyone else experience this? I mean, what's the purpose of a recirculation button if it won't stay on recirculation?
Ugh it turns itself off AUTOMATICALLY ? (without you changing it to defrost or some other setting?)??? WTH? Tht's ANNOYING. Never had a car with auto climate that did that! Weird!
I want it to be ME who decides if I wanna have it on or off... like stated, what if there's a smelly vehicle in front of me??
This is one instance where I wish that we still had the option of a manual climate control even at top trim levels.
 

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Diesel fumes are bad, and so are skunk roadkill. During their mating season, their stinky carcasses tend to be about every 1/2 mile of my 25 mile commute. Ford should have considered that.
 

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Ugh it turns itself off AUTOMATICALLY ? (without you changing it to defrost or some other setting?)??? WTH? Tht's ANNOYING. Never had a car with auto climate that did that! Weird!
I want it to be ME who decides if I wanna have it on or off... like stated, what if there's a smelly vehicle in front of me??
This is one instance where I wish that we still had the option of a manual climate control even at top trim levels.
My recirculate works just fine. Stayed closed. As all my other ford's it will not work with defrost.
 

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My recirculate works just fine. Stayed closed. As all my other ford's it will not work with defrost.
Huh, the way it should be.
I wonder why @TinyCadon's recirc won't stay lokced. Hopefully it's an isolated event.
 

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