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One of the things I like about my 2001 Park Avenue is that it has load levelers on the rear suspension (to keep a loaded car level) and a pollen filter to filter the air brought into the cabin (my wife has allergies). Does anyone know whether the Enclave will have these features?
 

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One of the things I like about my 2001 Park Avenue is that it has load levelers on the rear suspension (to keep a loaded car level) and a pollen filter to filter the air brought into the cabin (my wife has allergies). Does anyone know whether the Enclave will have these features?
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS TOPIC? I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ALSO.
 

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I know the Enclave does have some type of cabin air filter. I don't know as to what level it filters the air, but I would assume that it isn't HEPA or anything, probably just a basic $2 air filter. There is zero in the manual about it, but my dealer did say it has a cabin air filter. There is a lot of pollen where I live in the spring time, so I need to research where it is located and see if I might be able to replace it myself. I know my wife's Toyota car has a cabin air filter, which can be accessed in the glove box. I haven't really looked in the Enclave's glove box, so I will check that out today. Cheers!
 

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..probably just a basic $2 air filter.
I wouldn't count on it. For our Odyssey the HEPA air filter was close to $100.
The service tech made a big point out of telling me about it at the change interval.
 

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100 bucks for any air filter is a little overpriced unless you are dealing with performance products. The HEPA air filter on my Dyson vacuum is only like 30 bucks. The most expensive air filter I can buy at Lowe’s for my home’s AC is only like 80 bucks. I wouldn't believe Honda is using better air filters than a 500 dollar vacuum. Japanese manufacturers always overcharge for replacement parts.
 

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As for the pollen air filter, the thread that 2 Much just referred to says it all. Some early '08 had a removable slide out tray. ( you had to drop glove box several inches and pinch some tabs together) You could lay a filter mesh of your choice, on top of the worthless, large gap, metal screen in there. BUT, many late '08 have a diff set-up, as shown in the aforementioned thread! No filtration seems possible :banghead:

Have any members with an '09 dared to look behind the curtain, er, glove box, to see if the magic filter-screen is inside the pull-out tray?? recco looking at pix on that thread first.

Tralfaz, any insights for '09??? I see nothing in print......

As for load-levelers, my Caddy SRX had them and I heard them inflate on occasion, but never really felt a need for them? NOT available on Enclave, but honestly, I've exceeded GVW limits by about 150 lbs, with 6 adults and 500 lbs of luggage, on a 40 mile airport run, with no problems at all! Yes it rode a little lower and stiffer. Not bad at all however! I made sure my tire pressures were at MAX + 2 lbs, above the factory reccos on the driver door label. (those are a compromise for normal handling/comfort) Very important with these unusual loads!
 

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I checked my 09 behind the glove box & its sealed.No way to open it.I pulled & pushed, it didn't move.Looks like it is molded to the case. :(
 

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Grand National,

I've been meaning to check mine also. Just haven't had a chance yet. You can't find any clips to pop it out? How would the dealer change the filter, if he could? I'll e-mail my salesman and see if he knows any info on the 2009s and report back.

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The only filter I see is on the cooled seats.If you look under the seat it's a round white filter.I know thats not going to help but it's a start.
 

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GRAND NATIONAL said:
The only filter I see is on the cooled seats.If you look under the seat it's a round white filter.I know thats not going to help but it's a start.
Really??? Great catch by GRAND NATIONAL ! Never woulda thought.......

Makes sense, since it's blowing cool air around . Unless it's the NEW location for the pollen filter!?? :rofl:
 
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