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Why are my feet cold?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mk9027866, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. mk9027866

    mk9027866 Member

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    It's pretty cold here in NYC and my feet are freezing on 30-50 minute rides. The heat is set to 74 and the cabin is a good temperature but my feet are freezing. I'm pretty sure I have good circulation :).

    Is it because the rear heat is off automatically and so the floor stays cold?
     
  2. dprisoner

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    Have you checked your blower settings?
     
  3. mk9027866

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    I haven't gone too crazy, it's all on Auto.
     
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    See how it is if you manually set it to blow at the floor. If that's still not doing it, then maybe talk to your SC.
     
  5. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    I have same issue here. I recently made sure I had nothing stored under the driver's seat (I had a blanket there) and blocking the vent there. It may have helped a little, but my feet are still fairly cold.
     
  6. Jrogville

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    I haven't gotten my X yet, so don't know, but isn't there a bi-level setting like in other vehicles so that it will split the air flow between the floor and the upper vents?
     
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  7. mk9027866

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    You can change the vent settings like any other car but my concern was that while on "auto" my feet are still freezing while the rest of the cabin is ok. I'm sure I can adjust it to floor only and be ok but auto mode should do that by itself.
     
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  8. Jrogville

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    I suppose I was thinking that my present ICE car defaults to the floor vents when in a heating situation. I would have thought that the Teslas would do the same thing in Automatic.
     
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    I have the same issue in my MS
     
  10. Screwbal

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    Try setting the default options to not recirculate air. While on Auto I noticed the same thing then changing it explictly to pull air into the vehicle made a huge difference!
     
  11. vandacca

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    BTW, I had the Tesla set to direct heat to my feet, and my feet were still freezing. The interesting thing is that I needed heat both on my feet and directed to the windshield (to prevent ice build-up). But if I set climate control to Auto, it turned off the windshield heat and kept directing heat to the feet. But I didn't feel any heat down there.
     
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    Check the vent at your feet. On another thread it looked like the hot air was directed above your feet, kind of missing them with the direct blast. You may have to figure out a way to redirect that air flow. No way for Auto to know your feet are cold.
     
  13. vandacca

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    There is a vent under the seat and I originally had it blocked. But even after unblocking it, my feet were still cold. However, one thing I noticed is that the car does know that my feet are cold. When on Auto mode, it seemed to know to heat the feet. I had heat directed at windshield and when I selected Auto, it changed to feet. I think there might be a temperature sensor somewhere down there.

    I need to perform a few more experiments to verify that this is the case.
     
  14. psgabin

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    have noticed same tried to move temp to HI seemed to help a lot but then needed to temp down after a while i keep the right wheel set to temp and roll up and down as needed
     
  15. PhSwX

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    On Auto by freezing ouside temperatures my car can't heat the cabin sufficently even when Temp. is on max. With manual settings, Fan at 8 and Temp at 25 it's o.K. But I have to wear good shoes.....
    Manualy I can only change between Feet, Middle and Windshield. There is no split mode or do I miss something?
     
  16. jdw

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    You can select more than one zone to acheive a split …

    I get the best results in cold weather with manual settings - turn off the AC to preventy cycling, recirculation on auto, select the zones you want and the temp you want. I also map the fan speed to the right scroll wheel - comes in handy if the windows fog.
     
  17. Jeff-6293

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    S 90 D – I to have Cole drivers feet. I can get around it by running the temperature hi, Air directed to the feet, and fan on high, but suck should NOT be necessary On $100 K plus car.
     
  18. 3s-a-charm

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    Check out this post where a Model S owner looked at where the heat vent is directing heat for the feet - away from the feet unfortunately. Bit of a design flaw.

    Tesla Owners in Alberta
     
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    It doesn't get all that cold here in Atlanta, but it is hovering around 32 F lately. Am I the only one that sets the temp around 68, turns seat heater and steering wheel heater on, and feels plenty warm? You guys mention freezing temperatures, is it actually more like 0 F where you are having to set the temperature to high?
     
  20. PhSwX

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    No only -2° C/ 28°F.......
     

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