2012 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: Poorly designed ventilation ou

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LT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic w/2LT)

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Poorly designed ventilation outlets
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Poorly designed position of the a/c ventilation outlets.
The driver's side vent is positioned way too low on the dash board.
The steering wheel blocks the airflow no matter how I have the wheel tilted.
The air deflector has limited range of motion and does not deflect or direct the flow of air properly.
I can adjust the air vent (left of the radio cluster) to point directly on me, but then my passengers in back seat complain of no air. The summer heat here in Central Texas can be quite unbearable!
The driver of ANY vehicle should have access to sufficient ventilation from the left air vent.

Here it is now almost end of year 2016. Come on GM!! Still poorly designed ventilation air ducts. I know people that have purchased an Equinox and have had complaints from back seat passengers of not getting any air. Still, the steering wheel blocks air flow from driver side air vent. When will there be an interior redesign? Looks like a "Wal-Mart style" of cheap design. Why can't the Equinox have similar dash design of the Cadillac SRX? Looks like it is on the same chassis. At least the SRX has rear air vents on the center console directing air to back seat passengers.

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