Anyone else have a GL Sonata (manual heater controls)? I just got mine
this week and am finding that the heater leaves much to be desired. On
the floor airflow setting, it doesn't keep my feet warm at temps below
35F and it still blows air out the defroster vents and the side "face"
vents. I thought something was wrong, but upon reading the manual
again, this is the way it was designed. The only way to keep my feet
warm is to keep the car at 80F or above at face level, which puts me to
So far, I've found little to not like about this car, but this is the
most significant. This is the dumbest heater design I've seen in a car
in 30 years (since the 1975 Beetle I owned). Doesn't Hyundai know that
heated air rises?
Does anyone know if there is a way to reprogram the heater controls to
blow only out the floor vents when on the floor setting?
Also, the rear seats don't get heat well at all. I thought I read that
the Sonata had rear heat vents, but apparently that was the Accent
brochure I was reading as I can't find any vents for the rear seat area.
I know one of the brochures mentioned this explicitly, and I was
looking at both models and don't remember for sure which one said it,
but I'm guessing it was the Accent. Seems odd that a smaller, less
expensive car would have this feature and the Sonata wouldn't.