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One thing I don’t understand. If we have a physical button for max defrost, why do we need a second one on the screen? Is there nothing else you could put there?
 

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One thing I don’t understand. If we have a physical button for max defrost, why do we need a second one on the screen? Is there nothing else you could put there?
It's driven by regulatory pressure to have a physical defrost button as a backup in case the screen fails while driving. If they didn't also put a defrost button on the screen with the other controls, someone else would complain it's missing. Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
 
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It's a federal requirement to have a physical defrost button as a backup in case the screen fails while driving. If they didn't also put a defrost button on the screen with the other controls, someone else would complain it's missing. Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
It's a Federal requirement? WTH. The nanny state is out of control. Well, I fixed that and love my hatch button where the defrost used to be. Middle finger raised to the regulators! :p
 

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I didn't know the volume control knob was able to do other things. Will have to try it.
 


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It can't yet, the video is showing 2023 software we probably won't get for 6 months.
God hope we don't have to wait that long for this change, you'd think if they feature it in a video the update would be fairly close to ready.
 

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It's a Federal requirement? WTH. The nanny state is out of control. Well, I fixed that and love my hatch button where the defrost used to be. Middle finger raised to the regulators! :p
Oh yeah god forbid people be able to see the road in an emergency lol
 

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Oh yeah god forbid people be able to see the road in an emergency lol
Press the defrost button on the display. Emergency solved. Easy peasey, lemon squeezey.

But, seriously. I have never, ever had a defrost "emergency" in the billions of years I have been driving. And have a screen failure at the exact same time? Anything is possible, but I don't need the government protecting me from every bad thing that could possibly happen, no matter how remote the possibility. Some people might need it, I don't.

All it does is make the car less convenient, and cost more. I bet Ford would have put the hatch button where I have mine now if they were not ordered to do put a duplicate max defrost button there by the almighty government.
 

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Of course this video is from Ford of Canada. They always get the cools stuff first.
 

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We don’t have most current software and both me and my wife have gone to raise volume and instead it increased fan speed.
 

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It's a federal requirement to have a physical defrost button as a backup in case the screen fails while driving. If they didn't also put a defrost button on the screen with the other controls, someone else would complain it's missing. Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
Pretty sure my piece of shit of a tesla model 3 doesn't have any physical button for this. how sure are you that this is a federal requirement?

 

 
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