AC system will not switch to Defrost vents

Asked by Nov 10, 2016 at 10:09 AM about the 2008 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Explorer. the AC system works fine. However, when I
switch it to Defrost, the air is still directed through the dash vents and not the
defrost vents. What am I missing?

3 Answers

75

Actually the A/c system is designed not to be able to run on the windshield. Only heat can be used to defrost. I am guessing when you have the air set to anything other than a/c it works fine on the defrost setting right?

No. Heat, AC button on or off, no setting will turn on the defrost vents.

185

Check the blend door module

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 68,761 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,760
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,680
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
491 Great Deals out of 20,300 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,116 Great Deals out of 231,602 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
918 Great Deals out of 71,711 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
848 Great Deals out of 40,186 listings starting at $1,700
Used GMC Acadia
865 Great Deals out of 44,532 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Edge
939 Great Deals out of 54,550 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Durango
274 Great Deals out of 25,033 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
637 Great Deals out of 38,028 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Escape
1,199 Great Deals out of 107,261 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Traverse
715 Great Deals out of 34,030 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Highlander
552 Great Deals out of 43,115 listings starting at $2,009
Used Toyota 4Runner
349 Great Deals out of 29,855 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
492 Great Deals out of 23,901 listings starting at $2,495
Used GMC Yukon
516 Great Deals out of 19,540 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,044 Great Deals out of 78,431 listings starting at $2,222

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
10,025 listings starting at $26,550
2017 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 1,562 listings starting at $24,990
2016 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 685 listings starting at $17,599
2015 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 1,697 listings starting at $16,285
2014 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 954 listings starting at $11,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.