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post #21 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ill have to look at my hard copy manual. Interesting you mention the rain sensing wipers.. I finally got a response back from GM on that.. ill post It in the thread that I had started
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Yip .. no rain sensing wipers.

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We hardly get enough rain here to worry about it anyways... snow sensing wipers.. now those would be nice

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Wow. Super interesting. My Nox was built in Canada and purchased it mid-April.

I copied this from the manual I downloaded from the Chevy site BEFORE I purchased my Nox (I'm certain my hardcopy manual uses the wording).

Here's what my OM says on p. 232

Drive Systems

All-Wheel Drive

Vehicles with this feature can
operate in All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) Mode.

The AWD system delivers power to
all four wheels and the system
adjusts as needed to improve
traction.

Press the AWD switch on the center
console to activate the system. The
AWD light will flash briefly while the
system is engaging and stay lit to
indicate AWD is active. Press the
button again to disable the system.
The light will flash briefly while the
system disables and then stay off.

The AWD Mode will stay selected
until the mode is changed.
AWD
Mode is canceled with each ignition
cycle.


When operated in two-wheel drive,
the vehicle will deliver power to the
front wheels only and may provide
better fuel economy.


Maybe they changed their mind about this function, sort of like the "rain sensing wipers", et al. Good to know AWD remaing on until changed, is (now) documented and considered the normal function / behavior.


mine was built in july and my om is identical to the online version whatís odder is that mine explains awd on page 231 232 is about brakes


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Always good to research every aspect of the car. I had ready a couple months ago that the Hankook tires being high performance all seasons are absolute hockey pucks/trash on any snow or slick road (except water as they have excellent wet grip with their silca blend). That is the only reason I wanted AWD on my Terrain, otherwise I was fine with FWD like is almost all my prior vehicles.
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Up here the chev dealers are marketing the "true north edition" which is essential the premier with the sun sound nav and upgraded wheels which come with the Hankooks. Tires are easy to change, however in Calgary we get a lot of Chinooks and warm breaks that keep the roads clear. When we have snow it sucks for a couple days then they are fine. I'm not a skier so I don't drive to the mountains in the winter so buying winter tires has never been on the top of my list.

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mine was built in july and my om is identical to the online version whatís odder is that mine explains awd on page 231 232 is about brakes


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Here's a pic of mine from the online one I download in March / April


only halfway thru the first year of production and they are changing things already! iím glad they did tho iíd hate to have to press the button every time i restart the car in the snowy months. also i canít say iíve ever seen a vehicle where shutting it off took it out of awd or 4 wheel drive so that seemed very odd to me iím sure a lot of people would have forgot to re-engage it every time


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only halfway thru the first year of production and they are changing things already! iím glad they did tho iíd hate to have to press the button every time i restart the car in the snowy months. also i canít say iíve ever seen a vehicle where shutting it off took it out of awd or 4 wheel drive so that seemed very odd to me iím sure a lot of people would have forgot to re-engage it every time


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Maybe only the book got changed due to an error, and not the actual vehicle ? Just saying...
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Maybe only the book got changed due to an error, and not the actual vehicle ? Just saying...


thatís possible too, iím sure they could change it with a simple reflash of the body computer. first model years always seem to go thru changes/revisions makes you wonder how much testing is really done before they are released


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