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It's kind of seemed like the a/c in this car works, but nothing to get excited about. It doesn't blow really cold air no matter where I have the controls set. I was hoping it would be a bit better than this since it's a new car. Well today I may have found out the reason for that. I left work this afternoon and decided it wasn't that hot out, and I would just open the windows and the sun roof. Before leaving the parking lot I turned off the a/c, put the fan on low, and dialed the temp to lo. As I'm driving I'm feeling warm air through the vents, it never went away no matter what I tried. It seems it's always mixing warm air in the ventilation system.

Ok, since this is my first new car ever. Do I contact the dealer where I bought it and let them sort it out ? Or do I contact Honda ?
 

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If you "turned off the a/c, put the fan on low, and dialed the temp to lo" you should have felt, at best, outside air temp, assuming you were not in Recirc. Without A/C enabled, it has no way to lower the temp below ambient.

Take the car to your dealer (or a convenient dealer--the only way it matters is the dealer you bought it from might be a little more accommodating about scheduling, loaner, etc). Tell them your issue/concern. They'll check it out and see if there is something not working as-designed and, if so, fix it under warranty. If they think it's working correctly, they should try to help you understand how it works/how to use it. That's how the warranty works. If things go poorly or they aren't helping you, then contact Honda. They will usually tell you to contact a dealer anyway. That's also how the warranty works.
 

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If you end up going to a dealer and they tell you something you don't like, speak to Honda USA, not all dealership experiences go how they should.

Keep us posted on how things go, some of us might be able to better direct you.
 
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