The question of whether the AWD system should revert back to FWD-only mode or remain on until it has been manually turned off has been clarified.
The new(er) OM states the AWD system remains on until it is manually turned off. An old(er) OM (04/201
states AWD turns off and reverts back to FWD with each ignition. The correct behavior is the AWD system should remain on until manually turned off.
Here are the posts in thread addressing the differences in the owners manuals:
This is what my early (March / April) OM states:
2018 1.5L Equinox AWD Premier
Sun, Sound & Nav. Pkg.
2008 3.6L Saturn AURA XR
Last edited by gpart; 12-15-2017 at 01:44 PM.