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Old 06-15-2019, 06:41 AM
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2018 Q7 Prestige with luxury package. I don't feel the ventilated seats blowing air at all even at the highest setting. Is it supposed to be like that?
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:57 AM
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They don't blow air out - they suck air in.
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2018 Q7 Prestige with luxury package. I don't feel the ventilated seats blowing air at all even at the highest setting. Is it supposed to be like that?
Perhaps they are broken. The fans in mine, and reported here by others, are pretty loud, especially on the high setting. If you donít hear them, then something may be broken.

i'm totally guessing, as I've never experimented, perhaps the fans donít run unless an occupant is detected in the seat?
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They don't blow air out - they suck air in.
So you are saying they suck?

This will be the first car I have had with them. With my Honda they were only available in Canada (somebody needs to send Honda a map - Canada is colder ) so I could not get them. I really have to wonder how well they can possibly work. It seems to me that sitting on them plugs the airflow, which would make them mostly ineffective. Only active cooling would really work well (think astronaut's liquid cooling garments).

Reminds me of our Old English Sheepdogs laying on the house AC vents in the summer. Two of them lay directly on the vents - plugging the airflow. The smart one puts his nose over the vent - inhaling the cool air (very effective since respiratory cooling is a principal mechanism for dogs).
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So you are saying they suck?

This will be the first car I have had with them. With my Honda they were only available in Canada (somebody needs to send Honda a map - Canada is colder ) so I could not get them. I really have to wonder how well they can possibly work. It seems to me that sitting on them plugs the airflow, which would make them mostly ineffective. Only active cooling would really work well (think astronaut's liquid cooling garments).

Reminds me of our Old English Sheepdogs laying on the house AC vents in the summer. Two of them lay directly on the vents - plugging the airflow. The smart one puts his nose over the vent - inhaling the cool air (very effective since respiratory cooling is a principal mechanism for dogs).
Ive owned several cars with them, some work better than others. Cadillac was crappy. My wifes lincoln works well. I have a loaner a6 and they are similar to the q7 for intensity.

I have the lux package on my q7 and you can feel them pretty good. You can use obdeleven or another programming tool to increase the seats by 10% which makes a noticeable difference. You can also increase the heated seats by 10% and the steering wheel too.
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They don't blow air out - they suck air in.
I read one part of the seats suck in and the other blows out. I thin the back sucks and the bottom blows out? Who knows.
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Well for one you can hear it, so if itís not suckiní or blowiní you still should be able to tell if theyíre operational.
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Ive owned several cars with them, some work better than others. Cadillac was crappy. My wifes lincoln works well. I have a loaner a6 and they are similar to the q7 for intensity.

I have the lux package on my q7 and you can feel them pretty good. You can use obdeleven or another programming tool to increase the seats by 10% which makes a noticeable difference. You can also increase the heated seats by 10% and the steering wheel too.
So you are saying you can "turn it up to 11". Good to know, I have back issues so hotter is better as far as seats go. My Honda sucks in that department and the back of the passenger seat does not even have heat. I am catching the foul smell of Honda corporate liability lawyers as a cause of those defects.

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Mine are relatively quiet on high and I can feel them moderately. Iíd rate them about average, but they work well enough that I do use them now that itís 93deg f here in New Mexico this last week.
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Sad to say the ventilated seats in my wife's 2019 Kia Sorento work better than my Q7.
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