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2019 Camry Hybrid SE AC Issues
Recently bought a brand new 2019 Camry Hybrid SE in the infamous Blue Streak Metallic. I owned a 2000 Camry Solara SE for 19 years until this purchase. Since 6/30/19, I have put down about 350 miles on it and I started to notice that the AC controls were overriding my choices! I do own a 2017 Prius V Three in Silver and only encountered the circulation turning off once or twice and never kept the AC in auto mode. The Camry has become very obnoxious and I checked with the Toyota Dealer and tried some changes. Sadly, turning the AC Auto ON/OFF feature off in the car environment controls does squat! I dug deep into the owners manual starting from page 350 to about 359. LO AND BEHOLD, Toyota decides to make the decision without your choice to cut the AC and turn off the circulation. I live by ranches and I keep everything sealed!!
Today's home commute from work, it was almost 85F outside and I had the AC set to 70 and it was refusing to blow cold air. Before I started driving out, I turned off the ECO mode to normal and it was still behaving the same. So my drive home, I was enjoying 85F ambient air blowing into the cabin. Called the Toyota Dealer and unfortunately, I'll be waiting tomorrow morning for the service dept to call me.
Getting ready to call this a Lemon even after suffering the wait to get this car in blue!
I searched far and wide through this forum and elsewhere and so far, the only complaint was that the HVAC was a cold potato in the UK's winter season from a KBB review. Any others that have this experience!?
San Diego, CA
2019 Camry Hybrid SE Blue Streak Metallic