How to use automatic climate control in the 2018 Honda Accord

It’s an old problem for drivers and passengers when embarking on even the shortest journeys in the car: the temperature. What feels just right for you may be too warm or cold for the person sitting next to you, and vice versa. Honda is offering a way to potentially solve this issue with automatic climate control, which comes standard in all trim levels of the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord. This kind of system has not always been around, so we wanted to offer a step-by-step explanation of how to use automatic climate control in the 2018 Honda Accord. Read on!

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Step-by-step process

It is a straightforward process for using automatic climate control in the 2018 Honda Accord. Press the ON/OFF button located on the center knob found in the middle of the climate control display underneath the dashboard. For automatic operation, press the auto button in the in the middle of the left knob. A light will shine on that button when automatic mode is engaged. Turn the left knob to adjust the temperature for the driver. Turn the knob on the right side to adjust the temperature for the front passenger. If you would like the temperatures to be the same on both sides, an easy way to do that is to press the SYNC button located on the right knob to synchronize the two temperatures. You will know this has been activated when the light on the knob illuminates. 

climate control display inside the 2018 Honda Accord

You will be able to see the specific temperature you have selected for each side in the LCD display beside each knob, which shows the proper number in degrees Fahrenheit. To override the automatic function, turn the center knob and adjust the fan speed to your liking. The MODE button changes which vents air flows from. A graphic in the LCD panel shows which mode is engaged. Press the A/C button to engage the air conditioning full time. If you do not want air to flow in from outside, press the recirculation button on the left side nearest the driver. The defrost buttons are on either side of the center knob, with the windshield button on the left, and the rear window button on the right. Use those to clear your windows of obstructive fog and frost on your commutes. 

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