i was just going to post about this! I turned the freaking fan off and i still get air blowing through. Its almost the same as the first fan setting. I forgot about the recycle thing..i never had a vehicle with this feature. I'll give it a try.
Yeah I've noticed it to, I don't mind it now since it's getting a little cold here and enough hot air comes out of the vents to keep me a little warm without turning the fan on. But when it's warmer out I just shut the vents that are directed towards me and have the defroster vents open by the windshield so you can't notice the hot air.