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My 2007 Sportage windows freeze on the inside before they freeze on the outside. Sometimes, they both freeze. I make sure my heater is in the off position before I turn the car off and I've tried closing the vents, it still freezes. I do have a sunroof so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. I previously owned a 02 sportage and did not have this problem. Anyone know the cause and how to prevent this? Thanks alot.
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My 2007 Sportage windows freeze on the inside before they freeze on the outside. Sometimes, they both freeze. I make sure my heater is in the off position before I turn the car off and I've tried closing the vents, it still freezes. I do have a sunroof so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. I previously owned a 02 sportage and did not have this problem. Anyone know the cause and how to prevent this? Thanks alot.
Common problem in newer model cars these days. They are getting more airtight like your 2002-2007 did. Closeing up the car tight like you do only makes it worse. And closeing the vents does too. There is not enough air circulation when the sun hits the inside to dry out mositure that has collected. But it is enough to vaporize it on to the windows. Where it then makes frosted glass. One way to help and cut this down if possible is to do the following. Leave windows open slightly if your parking in an enclosed(rain/snow free) area so air circulates better. try to bring as little water into the car as possible in the form of SNOW and SLUSH on your feet. If that is not possible try to bring it back out when you stop so there is not so much left there to melt all day. Once soaked, carpet and its padding takes weeks to dry out not hours. Bring the soaking wet floor mats in the house at nite and let them dry till the next day. You will be very surpriced HOW MUCH water is in those mats when you lift them up. Any thing you can do to keep as much out as possible will help. Even to the point of driving with heater set to and on the floor setting not vents and one window open slightly to exhuast the mositure it is vaporizing while you drive will help later.
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Quick way of preventing this it to go to a sports store and get some anti-fog spray used on hockey visors, paintball masks, ski goggales etc! And treat the inside of your windows with it.
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