Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Car Year: 2012
Car Model: X Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No recirc is standard on most, if not all vehicles, isn't it? The reason is, Defrost is meant to clear the windshield and front side windows. You need fresh air from outside to get it done. During warm weather it's the opposite, you use recirc to get the A/C to work better, as it is recirculating air that has already had the moisture mostly removed. I'll try it myself today, but can we turn on A/C and get recirc to work when in Defrost position? Don't think so, it's too cold to go out there right now. Just thinking outloud......
It is not too common anymore (used to be) that during damp weather you will see a vehicle with all the windows steamed up. They got recirc going with no A/C, and most likely no fan at all.
Anyway, the best way to do it is turn on Defrost, side vents open and pointed towards the front side windows, fan on, A/C on, no recirc. After they clear, turn off A/C, unless your clothing is damp.