I was driving on the freeway the other day and the outside temperature was between 85-90 degrees. I was driving happily along nice and cool when I thought the cabin was getting kinda of hot. I looked around a found out that the fan was working at high speed, you could hear it in the dash, with just a little cool air blowing out the vents. Everything looked fine on the dash.
I started to change temp and such but nothing happen. So, I decided to change out of re-circulating air to outside vent air and within 2 seconds, the air conditioner was back to working normal with lots of air blowing out and cold (even seemed colder too). I waited a few more minutes and decided to go back to re-circulating air and it worked fine for about 5 minutes then the problem happened all over again. Redid the re-circ air to outside air and back and it was fine. It was like the 'flap' to the fan and re-circ air got stuck?
It did not do it again the rest of the trip. Has anyone had this happen before? A friend of mine said he was travelling up the 15 fwy here towards Clairmont, CA and the temp was 100 degrees and he said he experienced the same thing only he did not do what I did. He suffered until he could turn off the car. He drives a Hybrid only model.
I never had this happen before and so I am not going to take it into the shop for this one instance. Unless I hear something different from you guys. Is there something in software or that says the cars running to hot for air conditioning and so shuts it down or?