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Rear Vents Revisited - 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited August 2014 in Nissan
imageRear Vents Revisited - 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

Our 2014 Nissan Rogue test vehicle offers rear vents for back seat passengers. But the airflow isn't as powerful as some would like.

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  • grijongrijon Posts: 147

    I may be mistaken, but in this photo it looks like the vent is closed - not that that means that it was when the kids were back there.

  • I think that I talked about this on another vehicle. When the sun is really, really beaming down on you, it's going to take a LOT of cold air to make it feel like you're not hot. It's less the air temperature in the vehicle, and more the sunlight streaming in. In the back seat, those two vents are not going to cut it. So you can either use the two front center vents and point them straight back and up to help out, or get a (very) light, quality tint to help out.

  • bassracerxbassracerx Posts: 188

    turn the rear vents off until the car cools off and then turn the rear vents on once the car is a comfortable temp.

  • dgcamerodgcamero Posts: 148

    @bassracerx said:
    turn the rear vents off until the car cools off and then turn the rear vents on once the car is a comfortable temp.

    They usually suck...and barely blow any air, much less cold air when the a/c is on. The only vehicles I've been in that had great center console rear a/c vents were the first generation Chrysler LH vehicles (not 2nd gen tho) and the second generation Ford Explorer (and I think it had a fan in the center console to boost the air a bit).

  • @grijon said:
    I may be mistaken, but in this photo it looks like the vent is closed - not that that means that it was when the kids were back there.

    the vents are clearly closed in this picture. turn the dial up to open the vents and then see what they say! they may still say that they are hot, but they probably won't say that they aren't getting any air

  • @quadricycle said:
    I think that I talked about this on another vehicle. When the sun is really, really beaming down on you, it's going to take a LOT of cold air to make it feel like you're not hot.

    I agree. Simply opening the windows for a a couple of minutes to let the hot air out will lower the temperature 20 degrees or more. The A/C in some cars are as powerful as a home A/C. Honda said that the Odyssey minivan's A/C puts out about 36,000 BTUs at highway speeds. Also, like dgcamero said, those console vents don't really do much. When I was a kid my Aunt had a GM station wagon (Buick I think) and no rear A/C or vents and no window tint but it could blow ice cubes.

  • Based on my experience with new Rogue, the A/C is weak in anything over 85 degrees on sunny days. Keep it on 67 and recirc for all driving. Compounding this is the tremendous heat coming through the moonroof. The cover is very thin and poorly insulated.

  • gpersicogpersico Posts: 1
    I had a similar problem on my 2011 Rogue. After removing the cover to change my cabin air filter I saw that a 6-8 inch section of the plastic ductwork was disconnected and floating around. Attached it properly and it made a world of difference
  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 576
    gpersico said:

    I had a similar problem on my 2011 Rogue. After removing the cover to change my cabin air filter I saw that a 6-8 inch section of the plastic ductwork was disconnected and floating around. Attached it properly and it made a world of difference

    I assume the 2014 is different. My manual says to change cabin filter at 15,000 miles, but dealer has to do it. Is it that hard to do on the 2014?
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