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  • Brooks1sr
    Member Since: 22 Jan 2019
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery TDV6 HSE Corris Grey

    D5 hse Condensation

    Just got my new my20 in beginning of December and didn't suffer with any condensation 3 weeks later every morning front windows covered in condensation and to top it of heated windscreen packed in carpets bone dry is there anything that can be done dealer looking at heated windscreen but said condensation normal
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 232
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Aintree Green

    is it all the windows or just windscreen. For condensation to form, there needs to be a significant moisture content within the vehicle. I would not accept that situation. As an indication of how good my Disco's air con is, I have 2 working cocker spaniels who at every opportunity drench themselves during excercise. The car crate has carpet and towelling to assist drying on the way home, You can imagine there is a very high moisture level within the vehicle. I operate the rear heated screen, which would normally condensate otherwise plus I have 3rd row air con. I do not suffer from internal condensation despite the above.

    3.0 HSE. Luxury climate HUD active diff. elec towbar. FBH and timed climate.Capability plus pack.split TV. surround sound. Intelligent seating. adaptive lights, wade sensing. 360 cameras.pro pack.cooler.advanced tow, activity key+ more!!!!
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 466
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    thats impressive Harry. There were 4 of us out in mine while it was raining the other day and it took the entire timer period of the heated rear screen and 3 timer sessions of the front screen for mine to clear. Then ended up running rest of journey with aircon on to keep front windows from misting. The carpet etc is all dry throughout the car.

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1192
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Do you not leave the air con switched on permanently? It is climate control and will dry the air being pumped into the car.
    I never had a problem with ANY condensation until I was struck by the leaking windscreen fault.

    Once the screen was sorted by the dealer I am back to a condensation free car that lives outside and is never garaged.

    The OP should have the screen checked although in a MY20 car you would think JLR have the production line fixed! Whistle
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 466
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    no I rarely have the aircon active...even in summer

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 250
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    I don’t think I’ve switched the air con off in any car since about 2010. Just leave it on, doing it’s thing.

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1192
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Agreed, you have to expect condensation if you do not use the climate control, modern cars are pretty well sealed and you will just drag in damp air during the winter.
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 466
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    also really winds me up that theres no "LO" setting without the aircon coming on. If I just want outside air to come in at 15 degrees, I can't (unlike my previous volvo that only turned a/c on if you hit the a/c button or MAX demist). I admit on the Volvo there was a noticeable difference in accelleration with the A/C on and off, even though it (like the D5) spent a fair amount of time with the throttle close to the floor lol

    I hate air conditioned air, far too dry, We turned it off 50% of the time in our caravan whilst staying in Italy over the summer and just had the windows open.

    Now it stays on 16 degrees with the windows open at certain times of year.

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 547
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    I couldn’t tell you what I do or don’t do. Recently I’ve ended up with a little bit of fogging on the front windscreen upon start up in frosty weather until the front screen kicks in.

    It goes, but I can’t see how to change the air con or whatever apart from a button or turn the heat up or down. It doesn’t really hit the spot, recently I got cold feet and I haven’t worked out how to remedy it.

    Most on here play about with things, I tend to leave things where they are. I am only bothered about getting from A to B, I don’t like music playing or much else.

    Anyway, back to the point, I suppose I must look at the operating instructions if I ever get time.
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 232
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Aintree Green

    Mordred... it is recommended to leave the air con running all the time, if only to ensure longevity of the system, apparently this keeps the air con seals lubricated and prevents them drying out leading to refrigerant loss.(see other posts for regassing charges!!) Until you get the ambient moisture level down, you will experience condensation especially at this time of the year.

    3.0 HSE. Luxury climate HUD active diff. elec towbar. FBH and timed climate.Capability plus pack.split TV. surround sound. Intelligent seating. adaptive lights, wade sensing. 360 cameras.pro pack.cooler.advanced tow, activity key+ more!!!!
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 166
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    ^^^ wot he said - my daughter is a climate control engineer and says aircon (climate) should be on all the while.

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • Brooks1sr
    Member Since: 22 Jan 2019
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery TDV6 HSE Corris Grey

    harrythespider wrote:
    is it all the windows or just windscreen. For condensation to form, there needs to be a significant moisture content within the vehicle. I would not accept that situation. As an indication of how good my Disco's air con is, I have 2 working cocker spaniels who at every opportunity drench themselves during excercise. The car crate has carpet and towelling to assist drying on the way home, You can imagine there is a very high moisture level within the vehicle. I operate the rear heated screen, which would normally condensate otherwise plus I have 3rd row air con. I do not suffer from internal condensation despite the above.
    hi yeah side windows and rear air con fitted and it's just covered 1000 miles can't move of driveway for ten minutes until it's nearly clear especially now front heated windscreen jacked in
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1192
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Could be a leaking windscreen, I guess they will have it out if the electric heating as failed.

    Once mine was replaced all was well.
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