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post #31 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 07:59 PM
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My Suzuki SX4 had 3 settings - FWD, on-demand AWD, and locked-in AWD. BUT, over 35 mph it would kick out of locked-in until you put it back in. So, this kind of behavior is not unheard of.

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post #32 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 07:47 AM
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That's a good question regarding the AWD function. The OM states every time the vehicle is turned off, it resets itself to FWD and you have to manually put it into AWD after each ignition cycle. However, my experience has been that it REMAINS in AWD unless manually turned off regardless of how many ignition cycles have taken place. I took it into my dealer for that and they said everything was working as it should. They couldn't explain why it didn't return to FWD after shutting the engine off. I'm living with it for now, however.
The same is true for my 2018 Eq Premier.
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My 2018 AWD 2.0 9sd stays in AWD if I leave the switch on. Itís still on when I re-start.
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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:

http://www.equinoxforum.net/23-equin...tml#post176970

http://www.equinoxforum.net/23-equin...tml#post177617

This is what my early (March / April) OM states:
http://www.equinoxforum.net/attachme...w-img_1895.jpg
http://www.equinoxforum.net/23-equin...tml#post182898

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post #35 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 08:46 PM
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Me too - first drive in snow. We live in Vermont and got quote a bit this week. Our 2018 Equinox is doing great despite the stick tires - Hankook - which absolutely STINK! I will put Michelin M&S tires on when the time comes!
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I am not a fan of Hankook tires either. I have tried to find a tire dealer that would give me something for them on a trade for Michelin's but not much luck. The last dealer measured the tread wear, and there is already fairly substantial wear at only 6,000 miles. New is 10/32 and ours measured 8/32's. I have read the Hankook tires may ride/handle a little better, but I would prefer the winter traction and tread wear of the Michelin tires.
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post #37 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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After the big dump that I went through when I posted this its actually been unseasonable warm. That's changing this week. A bit of snow this AM and they are saying up to a foot over the next 48 hours. I do find the Hanooks are really slick. In hindsight I might have tried to work a deal on a set of winter when I got the car. It's not going to happen this year because of $$$ but I'm going to start myself tire fund so I have something to switch too next winter. I've never run winter tires before, only all seasons. Even though I live in the 'Great White North' in Calgary we will get a dump of snow and the roads will be crummy for a few days and then they are all clear and dry, We will get Chinooks going through that melt the roads as well.


I'll have to get my tires measured too.. the quickwear is somewhat concerning. I'm just about to cross the 11,000KM mark on mine, I think the first rotation is recommended at 12,000KM.

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After the big dump that I went through when I posted this its actually been unseasonable warm. That's changing this week. A bit of snow this AM and they are saying up to a foot over the next 48 hours. I do find the Hanooks are really slick. In hindsight I might have tried to work a deal on a set of winter when I got the car. It's not going to happen this year because of $$$ but I'm going to start myself tire fund so I have something to switch too next winter. I've never run winter tires before, only all seasons. Even though I live in the 'Great White North' in Calgary we will get a dump of snow and the roads will be crummy for a few days and then they are all clear and dry, We will get Chinooks going through that melt the roads as well.


I'll have to get my tires measured too.. the quickwear is somewhat concerning. I'm just about to cross the 11,000KM mark on mine, I think the first rotation is recommended at 12,000KM.


Would it really be worth the cost of winter tires if you only have to worry about the roads a few days out of the year? I could understand if a person HAD to be on the roads, but for most people, I would think that you take those days off from work and stay safe and warm.
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That's why I've never really worried about winter tires. As long as you drive to the conditions you are typically fine here with all seasons. These ones just feel slick and I'm not a fan of that.


If only this snow we are supposed to get could have just waited until Friday when I start 2 weeks holiday lol!

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I can understand not wanting to feel like your tires won't hold on to the road.
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