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I bought my Outlook XE Model '07 in July and I noticed just recently that everytime I start the engine, the A/C in the front area doesn't automatically turned-on. What is automatically turned on is the Auxiliary power only. So everytime I drive my Outlook, I had to manually push the A/C power button on.
Thinking that this is an A/C problem, I brought this attention to my Saturn service consultant and we tested other brand new Outlooks in their lot and we noticed the same issue. He cannot provide me a convincing explanation why the A/C in Outlooks works differently with other (Japanese) brands.
Can you please give me some insight about this A/C question?

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If the air conditioner is on when i turn my Outlook off it is on when i start it the next time.
so i can't offer any help on your issue. I don't understand why yours will not do the same.
 

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same here. if it's on when I turn off the car, it's on when I restart it. if it's off when I turn off my car, it's off when i start it.
 

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markjesselton said:
I bought my Outlook XE Model '07 in July and I noticed just recently that everytime I start the engine, the A/C in the front area doesn't automatically turned-on. What is automatically turned on is the Auxiliary power only. So everytime I drive my Outlook, I had to manually push the A/C power button on.
Thinking that this is an A/C problem, I brought this attention to my Saturn service consultant and we tested other brand new Outlooks in their lot and we noticed the same issue. He cannot provide me a convincing explanation why the A/C in Outlooks works differently with other (Japanese) brands.
Can you please give me some insight about this A/C question?

Thanks.

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Purchased your Outlook in July and did not notice this until October???
After the statement about [japanese brands] Seems to me this may be a post by someone that does not own a Outlook.
 

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This is just the way they're setup, as a bit of the GM design, and actually not a bad thing because it tries to prevent the compressor from also immediately kicking on right at start up. That's also why there's a bit of a delay before it will kick on immediately after start up. It's really not an "issue", just the way it's set up for various reasons--and takes all of a blink to turn it on again yourself.

A positive for example, is if it was hot on your drive home and you had the A/C going and didn't turn it off when you parked, then the next morning when it's cool you don't necessarily want or need the A/C going continually again--especially not from the second the car is turned on. All depends on what you're used to.

And in reference to the Japanese brands, yeah, maybe a lot operate differently, but so do other domestic vehicles, etc. It all depends on the specific vehicle.
 
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