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View Poll Results: Vote ONLY if you are an i20 owner. How do you find the air-conditioner effectiveness?
Excellent (Chilly) 17 22.97%
Average (Just about manages) 35 47.30%
Poor (Inadequate) 22 29.73%
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Old 3rd June 2010, 00:50   #151
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Recently went till jaipur in an i20 cRDI, the AC wasn't cooling as it should have been. The Car had been on the highways multiple times maybe thats the reason for the AC filter being clogged (maybe) therefore resulting in lower cooling. Btw... it was 45Degs + that day.
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Old 3rd June 2010, 11:32   #152
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It the evening even my A/C works and i need to keep it to low but in hot afternoon it is terrible. And if there are 4 people in the car then its better to roll the windows down. It reminds me of my 800 days.
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Old 3rd June 2010, 23:59   #153
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I didn't get hook of my cousin but asked my uncle about the gas (he's an industry veteran), he said the gas which I'm talking of is R134 BUT advised against using it in the stock equipment of the car as a lot of mechanical changes are required. It's pure luck that my cousin's car isn't giving problems else it can be fatal.



A bit off topic:

My SX4 and the Ritz both have R134 as the OE Air conditioning gas.
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even my AC cools nicely in the evenings, but even then it is no match for most other ACS that i know , in the evening.
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I have sent couple of mails to the Hyundai Customer care centre asking for clarification. Didn't get any reply other than the auto reply. End result is Hyndai lost one customer.

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i complaind to Hyundai via email in the night.
THE RESULT--
call comes from Capital Hyundai early morning
guy comes to pick up car
drops it back by evening
AC better now
job card says" AC gas recycled"
Gear lock also repaired
Sai baba dash board idol free
zero bill
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Recently went till jaipur in an i20 cRDI, the AC wasn't cooling as it should have been. The Car had been on the highways multiple times maybe thats the reason for the AC filter being clogged (maybe) therefore resulting in lower cooling. Btw... it was 45Degs + that day.
what colour is your car. and does it have black tinted windows.

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A bit off topic:

My SX4 and the Ritz both have R134 as the OE Air conditioning gas.
In fact all newer cars uses R134a
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Old 5th June 2010, 03:08   #158
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a friend who drives diesel swift visited me today for a question for his friend's i20 A.C. cooling, I suggested him all that i read in this thread and if it still doesn't fits, i asked him to shift to a different city/country/car. LOL
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Old 5th June 2010, 03:55   #159
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i complaind to Hyundai via email in the night.
THE RESULT--
call comes from Capital Hyundai early morning
guy comes to pick up car
drops it back by evening
AC better now
job card says" AC gas recycled"
Gear lock also repaired
Sai baba dash board idol free
zero bill
hahaha

Well i got the chance to drive my friend's new(6days old) i20 asta diesel in the highway for some 80 odd km's and the outside temp was around 43'C. I confirm its not just the petrol but even diesel version got the same ineffective,downright pathetic ac.We where literally sweating ,and a friend at the back was so annoyed that while coming back he asked me to switch of the ac so that he can roll the window down.Even at the front we where not getting that cool air ,which i feel it has got to do with the design of the grill.
I for one dont buy that theory of filter getting dirty and so not sufficient cooling.It was just 6 days old car with 83km in odo before i took the drivers seat.

Hyundai has goofed up big time.Hyundai its a 7.5L + vehicle,give us a better ac .

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I for one dont buy that theory of filter getting dirty and so not sufficient cooling.
Well, before the car is delivered to you, it is sitting in a dealer lot, gathering mud/dirt/leaves, so it's a good idea to at least *check* the air filter.

For a brand new i20, its quite strange - the air-filter cleaning is usually part of the dealer's PDI.
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I for one dont buy that theory of filter getting dirty and so not sufficient cooling.It was just 6 days old car with 83km in odo before i took the drivers seat.
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1) Just try once to wash your cabin air filter. You have nothing to loose.

2) Try and use the A/C with these settings - Remember: The AUTO mode on the A/C is USELESS.

Set the temperature to 16/17 Degree C
Set the Blower mode to Face Only
Set the Blower Speed to 4/5
Set all the 4 Vents to face absolutely straight. - This is CRITICAL
The Recirculation and A/c has to be ON

It should bring the cooling performance from "pathetic" to "mediocre"
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Agm

1) Just try once to wash your cabin air filter. You have nothing to loose.

2) Try and use the A/C with these settings - Remember: The AUTO mode on the A/C is USELESS.

Set the temperature to 16/17 Degree C
Set the Blower mode to Face Only
Set the Blower Speed to 4/5
Set all the 4 Vents to face absolutely straight. - This is CRITICAL
The Recirculation and A/c has to be ON

It should bring the cooling performance from "pathetic" to "mediocre"
Thanks for the suggestion mate,will surely ask him to clean the filter properly .But then dont you guys think this is something bizzare ,a brand new car costing more than 7.5L having such an issue?

1 - We were using AUTO mode throughout , will check without it .
But then whats the use having a ACC if it is of no use?

2- Blower speed was set to 3


Recirculation was on throughout , but just went through previous post's where people mentioning Auto mode does switch it off automatically. :o thats strange !
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Thanks for the suggestion mate,will surely ask him to clean the filter properly .But then dont you guys think this is something bizzare ,a brand new car costing more than 7.5L having such an issue?

1 - We were using AUTO mode throughout , will check without it .
But then whats the use having a ACC if it is of no use?

2- Blower speed was set to 3


Recirculation was on throughout , but just went through previous post's where people mentioning Auto mode does switch it off automatically. :o thats strange !
The Auto mode is totally useless... at least for summers.
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@AbhiJ: Did you try to contact Hyundai India regarding the AC issue? If yes, What was their response?
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Old 10th June 2010, 14:49   #165
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I tried out some experiments on my friend's i20 yesterday. I do felt that the cooling was not up to the mark. I compared to my own Swift and another friend's Verna. What I felt was the design of the vents are the culprit. The bigger vents makes the cooling effect to spread away than blowing right on a spot as it is in others. Also the scaled down compressor can't hide from the suspect list. One more thing is I felt is that the cooling is better in manual mode than in ACC. Is there something like that, or is it just an illusion I had ? I think Hyundai should do two things

1) Scale up the compressor size at least in 1.4 CRDi version. If they can't do it on the current 1.2 engine, give it a new engine.
2) Redesign the A/C vents
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