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Front vents not moving much air even on 10

It is sounding like a service issue, but I did want to address that if you redirect to the floor, that takes away from dash vents. I was going to ask if have the dash output selected in the AC?

I tried all sorts of settings from dash to defroster to floor - none seemed to work. After I left the car sitting for a few hours I went and turned it on and the noise was gone and the air seemed to blow about right. I guess I have a blower motor or bearing going out that shows itself when it has run a while.
 
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I tried all sorts of settings from dash to defroster to floor - none seemed to work. After I left the car sitting for a few hours I went and turned it on and the noise was gone and the air seemed to blow about right. I guess I have a blower motor or bearing going out that shows itself when it has run a while.
Yep: sounds like a service call is in order here.
 
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did you ever get this resolved? I have the same issue or something similar. Took it to Tesla today and they couldn't find any problem. Air blows around the driver but not directly in front. With the vent position set to the middle and strength of 10 you can feel the power of the air on the sides but it's very reduced in the middle. I found that after a while of driving (or randomly) it would suddenly kick in and blast me in the face with cold air.. but rarely. Took it to the SC and they checked the actuators but couldn't see anything wrong. It's a bit tough to describe and being intermittent a little hard to diagnose. Not sure what I should do. Trying to get these small things fixed before I go out of warranty soon.
 
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I haven’t had the issue since the day I posted. we were on a road trip and had a bunch of stuff in floor area behind the drivers seat. I think it may have blocked airflow to the point that it messed up the system temporarily. No issues since I removed everything from the floor area and I now know to keep it clear...
 
did you ever get this resolved? I have the same issue or something similar. Took it to Tesla today and they couldn't find any problem. Air blows around the driver but not directly in front. With the vent position set to the middle and strength of 10 you can feel the power of the air on the sides but it's very reduced in the middle. I found that after a while of driving (or randomly) it would suddenly kick in and blast me in the face with cold air.. but rarely. Took it to the SC and they checked the actuators but couldn't see anything wrong. It's a bit tough to describe and being intermittent a little hard to diagnose. Not sure what I should do. Trying to get these small things fixed before I go out of warranty soon.
Hello Angelman,

I have this same exact problem on my car. Has the SC determined what the problem is?
 
did you ever get this resolved? I have the same issue or something similar. Took it to Tesla today and they couldn't find any problem. Air blows around the driver but not directly in front. With the vent position set to the middle and strength of 10 you can feel the power of the air on the sides but it's very reduced in the middle. I found that after a while of driving (or randomly) it would suddenly kick in and blast me in the face with cold air.. but rarely. Took it to the SC and they checked the actuators but couldn't see anything wrong. It's a bit tough to describe and being intermittent a little hard to diagnose. Not sure what I should do. Trying to get these small things fixed before I go out of warranty soon.

I was going to post a new thread about this, but thought I'd just add to this one first.

I had a similar issue- the air flow was mostly biased toward the center of the car. Even when split or not split and set toward the window, the air flow was always incorrect and hard to control. I also had some clicking noises which sounded like the vents were trying to move, but were stuck.

The service center looked at it and verified the issue and replaced the Air Vent Assembly with part number 1083320-00-F.

Now here's the deal- it's WAY better now, but it doesn't operate like it used to and not like the passenger side does. On the passenger side, I can 100% change the airflow to full left/full right, and split (with no air flow coming from the center). The driver's side ALWAYS has a bit of airflow coming from the center, regardless of the setting.

Looking at part numbers and parts available on eBay, I am seeing several part numbers (notice the last one with the -00-D. Mine is 00-F.

1095415 2080547X T0529620 2062760X 1083320-00-D

Could it be that the new Air Vent Assembly is supposed to act this way now? Yes I can ask the Service Center, but I'd rather hear from actual user's before I go bugging them.

(EDIT: looking at eBay, the vent assemblies from 2017-2020 indicate that they are not compatible with 2021 model years- unless they haven't updated the adds yet).

Can anyone with a new Model 3 confirm the operation of their air flow settings?

 
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