Improper HVAC Temperature and/or Air Delivery Due to Failed Mode Door Actuator on Buick LeSabre

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 126,779 (12,500–285,000)
15 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
160 people reported this problem
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The actuator behind the glove box is in working condition, however, when I turn on the heat, I can feel the warm/hot air blowing on my side(drivers) but it is freezing on the passenger side of the vehicle. What else could be the problem?
hot air on driver side cool air on passenger side when a/c selected
The battery died on the car and needed to be replaced. I jumped the Buick and when it started running again the air ac air flow would only come out of the defrost vents. The dash and floor vents aren't working now.
Drivers side blows warm; passenger side cold when heat is on.
Air conditioner blows hot on driver side and cold on passenger side.
Air sometimes will not come out the vents, only the floor. Stop car, restart seems to help sometimes. Have replaced the vacuum manifold, but problem appears to be in actuator for the door which diverts air to vents or floor.
Hot air coming out all vents even when a/c is on and compressor is working.... Even when the whole system is off hot air still comes out all vents...
had to replace the actuators door on the heating and air conditioning system
Air condition blows out top and bottom vents will not switch to center vents
a/c will only work sometimes. blows through vents then will only blow on defrost/floor. very frustrating as it works mostly when it is cooler, not good for texas heat!!
air dont blow out of vents
When using AC warm air on drivers side. Cold air on passenger side
Air conditioner works good but when you turn over to heater it still blows cold
Heat doesnt work on drivers side blows cold air but passenger side is hot
When air conditioner is on, right side is blowing cool air, driver side is blowing warm air, freeon was added about 5 weeks before but mechanic did not feel there was a leak, it seemed to work okay for about 3 weeks
Air conditioner blows warm on driver side, cool on passenger side
Not blowing cold air, ac is working, no, leaks, added freon and still seems like the heat is on
there seems to be a mouse in the vent system a odor comes from the air ducts how do i get to the fan?
heat and air controls do not work.passenger side cold drivers side warm
Air flow is through the dash only. Regardless of the hest setting. The temp. is ok.