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I have had my 718C for about 4 months and have found a few, let's call them "quirks", for which I cannot rationalize the thinking of the engineers. Perhaps the good folk of this forum can enlighten me.

1. If, while driving, you have pushed the button to raise the the rear spoiler, when you park and turn off the engine, the spoiler stays up. When you next turn on the car and start moving forward, the spoiler will automatically retract, even if you have pushed the spoiler button again. Why doesn't it simply retract when you turn off the engine?

2. For those of us with memory seats, why does the seat memory override your most recent AC setting whenever you turn on the car? Or, put another way, why does the AC always revert to the "default" setting instead of simply remaining at the most recent setting?

3. I have the Bose radio. Why are the last five memory settings taken by "best (strongest) FM stations"?

I am sure that there are other quirks depending upon equipment, etc., but these are the ones that I have found that make me scratch my head. Thoughts?
 

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The one that bothers me is #2. I hate that. I’d rather the air be off when I go to start the car.
 

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You can set the default to be off. Turn off the air and then set the seat memory. Then set the key memory. Then, every time you turn on the car, the air will be off. It is just kind of ridiculous, especially if you are running errands (my 718C is my DD) and get in and out of your car a few times during the day. Each time you have to futz with the AC, even if you were only out of the car for a few minutes. I guess I could just leave my car running while I go into the store. I mean, what could possibly happen if I did that? [I forget, which one is the "sarcasm" emoji?]
 

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1. I don't know why. It sure caused me some concern before I worked it out. I can't even think of a reason. I do wish it wasn't set to automatically notify the police that I've just been over the speed limit though.:D

2. It's not just memory seats. It also remembers climate control settings, mirror settings, and steering wheel settings. In my car short stops like for petrol don't re-set the climate control. As to why you can't have climate control OFF no matter what the memory settings are--no idea. Mine always comes back on to minimum fan.
 

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You can set the default to be off. Turn off the air and then set the seat memory. Then set the key memory. Then, every time you turn on the car, the air will be off. It is just kind of ridiculous, especially if you are running errands (my 718C is my DD) and get in and out of your car a few times during the day. Each time you have to futz with the AC, even if you were only out of the car for a few minutes. I guess I could just leave my car running while I go into the store. I mean, what could possibly happen if I did that? [I forget, which one is the "sarcasm" emoji?]
That doesn't work for me. It remembers everything but that. Comes on at low fan 71 every time.
 

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If you have seat memory there is no remain in the recent setting. If you open the car, everything is set to the settings in your key.
So you have to save your default settings to the key (memory).

If you not have memory seats, the AC for example stays in the recent setting. But not with memory.
 

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I have seat memory and saved to both #1 (on the door) and the key (and the dash says Memory settings stored both times) but it never worked for me on the A/C (but does on everything else) and I've tried it probably 10 times. I just went out and tried it again and somehow it worked. The only thing I can think of that may have been different is that the car was not running when I did it (key on but engine not started). Thanks!
 

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1. If, while driving, you have pushed the button to raise the the rear spoiler, when you park and turn off the engine, the spoiler stays up. When you next turn on the car and start moving forward, the spoiler will automatically retract, even if you have pushed the spoiler button again. Why doesn't it simply retract when you turn off the engine?
I always thought this was useful to wash the car. With the spoiler deployed you can wash it better than if it is down.
 

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The spoiler behavior is for safety. If the car is not moving, there is more chance that someone or something could be pinched if it retracts automatically. It actually makes good sense.

In addition to programming the key and door button with the A/C setting, check the Vehicle->Settings->Air conditioning->Auto air circ. option. I have this unchecked.
 

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I always thought this was useful to wash the car. With the spoiler deployed you can wash it better than if it is down.
That actually makes sense as to why it would stay up. Why it then has to go down once you start the car, well, that remains a mystery to me. One idea I had was that it would be important for people who park their car outside in the snow/ice. Besides the fact that you shouldn't do that >:D I was thinking that it might be important to leave the spoiler up to keep it from icing to the car.
 
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