Detent-less Climate Control Knobs - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Detent-less Climate Control Knobs

April 1, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

In truth the 2013 Subaru BRZ's climate control knobs aren't completely detent-less. But they're darn close.

And apparently I'm a texture and detent kinda guy. So it bugs me when I try to turn the Subie's central fan speed knob up just one click, and it instead goes up two or three because there's almost no resistance.

Not a huge deal, mind you. But it's something that could be done better.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 12,948 miles


  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    What you actually mean is that they're just cheap.

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    I don't think lack of detents necessarily equates to cheap. I've seen HVAC controls in cheap cars that have detents. I think what lack of detents indicates is poor decision making when it comes to controls ergonomics. I still say a three-knob setup, with one for fan speed, one for temp, and one for mode setting, is the best.

  • bobdevo bobdevo Posts:

    Who needs auto climate in a car that small. I prefer the set=up on the Premium rather than the Limited. It has detents you can feel.

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