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Hey all, I just learned of a new and irritating problem with the Kicks. I bought a 2018 Kicks SR a couple of months ago and enjoy the vehicle. As it has gotten cooler here in the Midwest I noticed a problem with the interior temperature. When the temp gauge is set at 60 or 61 degrees the system blows very cold air, as soon as the gauge is set to 62, the system starts blowing hot air, there is no way to get just warm air or to be comfortable. I took the vehicle for service yesterday and was told by the dealer (after two hours of trying to determine the problem) that it was just designed that way. They indicated that there were several other complaints in the system for the same issue and they found that the system was designed to fully open the heater blend door at 63 degrees. This effectively means that you can set it at 60-62 degrees and be cold or set it at 63 degrees which is the same thing as 90 degrees, full open blend door. The dealer stated that there is no way to make a fix to this, but rather, Nissan has to provide a fix and will only do so if they receive enough customer complaints.

I'm curious if anyone else is experiencing the same thing and noticing that they can not find a comfortable temperature? If you do, I ask that you log a complaint so Nissan will provide a fix to the dealers. My dealer admitted that it was a design flaw and should not be this way.
I have the same
 

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Everyone needs to know WHY Nissan keeps using the same line "it's DESIGNED that way".

This is what Nissan's legal team has advised them to say because if it was designed that way, they are not liable for anything. If they say it's a DEFECT then they are liable.
It's really just a play on words to avoid any legal ramifications.


Has anyone else gotten anything in writing from them regarding this issue? If yes, please contact me.
Just today I’ve been texting with the service department. They said it shouldn’t do that, but that’s how it’s made. I’m really hoping that a class action lawsuit happens.
 

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I just bought a 2018 SR kicks and have that exact same thing going on when I use the heat. 61° freezing… 62 and above cooking. This isn’t just the kicks model. There are also reports of this on the titan forum. There were some potential fixes there, but I don’t see any on this thread? Really hard for me to deal with this because I’m really temperature sensitive. And I live in Arizona it seems like the AC is not going to be right either? Problem started in 2018 it’s rather appalling there’s no fix??
 

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I have a 2019, but the auto temperature settings are still not very accurate, end up switch to manual and cranking up the AC fan most of the time. I have noticed that the AC compressor kicks on and off a lot, I hear the click and less than a minute later another click a few minutes later again. Very random and frequent. Is it normal for this car? My other cars have never done this.
Mine does the same, also wondering if this is normal.
 

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2019 Kicks S(middle tier) AND 2021 Kicks S(top tier). Both cars blow cold at 62f and under. Both cars blow extremely hot at 63f and up. I have been using the same dealership for 23 years... Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills. I have owned a 2008 Altima 3.5 SV Coupe and and a 1996 Alitma SR sedan. My closw friends have owned Pathfinders, Sentras and Maximas. THIS Issue is not normal. Mine is currently at the shop until this gets fixed.... looking for help like everyone else here. Where's the USA thread?
 
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