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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 07:49 AM
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This is one reason for objecting to Start/Stop. Another is shutting down a hot turbo engine repeatedly; with no oil or coolant circulating. What engineer thought that this would be a good idea?

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Answer - The engineer that got a bonus for cheaply increasing CAFE with an added bonus for selling additional parts and services down the road...after the warranty has expired. A win-win for GM and a lose-lose for Mr. Customer
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This is one reason for objecting to Start/Stop. Another is shutting down a hot turbo engine repeatedly; with no oil or coolant circulating. What engineer thought that this would be a good idea?

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That is my second reason, and the prime motivation for selecting L9 to defeat the start/stop feature--and also for letting the engine idle for at least one minute after driving before turning it off. Circulating oil thru the bearing passages in hopes of getting some cooling of the bearings and journals. Always did it on diesels, should work on these as well.
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Wife's '19 1.5T LT is the first new Chevy I've bought in twenty years that six months in, I can say I am regretting buying.

The thing is so noisy!

Road and tire noise, unacceptable, but what's worse...

The thing is a rattletrap!

Rattle from top left corner of instrument panel which I mistakenly pushed down en route to the dealer and then, of course, didn't happen when riding with a dealership technician.

Last night I rode in the back seat. I'm 230 lbs., and whenever the vehicle pulled away from a stop, and/or turned a corner at slow speeds, there was a loud creaking/groaning sound from the rear, plus a vibrating plastic sound which I assume is the tailgate. The creaking/groaning, not sure if the tailgate or the seat.

This is insane by any yardstick, in a car with less than 8,000 miles. My '17 Cruze is quiet, both rattle-free and in road noise. I wanted to buy another new Cruze but my wife wanted to sit higher. So here we are.
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BTW, the start/stop feature doesn't bother me since I have had it in my '17 Cruise for 2.5 years now.

In my Cruze I use 89 octane all the time. Cheaping out I guess, but only using 89 in the Equinox in the summer. Of course, GM says 87 is fine in both.

BTW, my daughter's '15 Equinox doesn't make a noise inside, and it has almost 60K miles. Quite a contrast to our '19. This makes me feel very taken-advantage-of by Chevrolet engineers and management. And I have bought 14 new Chevrolets since 1981 and also bought three 2015-model Chevrolets in 2017, from Chevrolet dealers. And yes, it's under warranty, but hello...that is inconvenient to schedule a ride with a technician so they can hear a noise. I end up taking paid vacation time off from work.
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I might add I specifically shopped for a Canadian-built Equinox as opposed to Mexican-built. Not sure I made the right choice, although the issues I have I think are engineering as opposed to assembly.
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I might add I specifically shopped for a Canadian-built Equinox as opposed to Mexican-built. Not sure I made the right choice, although the issues I have I think are engineering as opposed to assembly.
If the issues you have are common I would agree they are likely design issues. I'm not sure the issues you are experiencing are common however and sound more like build issues. I don't believe there are any significant changes between '18 and '19 models and my '18 feels tight and solid, no rattles of any kind.

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My guess about the differences in our Equinoxes has to do with road quality. You live in SW CA and I live in NE OH, LOL. Still, my other Chevys have not had the rattles this car does, especially at this low mileage.
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I live in SoCal - LA area.


We just started a new lease (turned in 2016 Equinox 2.4 LTZ FWD for it) on a 2019 Equinox Premier 2.0T.



I have had similar sounds to what you describe, although they are few and far between. Wasn't aware of a distinction between Mexican-made and Canadian-made. I'm game to go out and check the sticker to see where it was assembled if you can provide what I should look for to confirm that it's engineering and not manufacturing..


But only if you want to.



Sorry to hear about the creeks/groans. It can be a bit annoying when you are driving and hear a tiny noise from the back and wonder what the **** came loose now (my experience anyway).


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While I dislike rattle as much as anyone, I would have to say that Chevy did a very good job with the '18-'20 Equinox/Terrains when I look at the complaints. Sure beats the 2.4L turd that they stuffed into the '10-'12s. My gas mileage seems to be about 20% better than my '10, and I now have extra baggage with the AWD, although I hardly use it - just carrying around some extra weight.

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Our newest car before our terrain denali was an 08' silverado. The new tech in the terrain is awesome and we like the car very much but I still have suction cup scratches on the windshield from the factory in each upper corner. Dealer got me a new windshield under warranty but I've balked at having it installed as I hate to break the factory seal and risk air/water leaks and roof rust if they scratch the metal installing the new glass. I hate the auto stop/start and always use L9 but the wife likes it and is not inconvenienced by it at all. She thinks it's cool but I just think it's wearing out the starter, battery and of course the lack of lube for the engine when it shuts down. It's ridiculous that when she pulls up to the garage and waits for the door to open, the car shuts off then restarts when she pulls into the garage, then shuts off again when she's in and starts again when she puts it in park. Only to have it shut off again when she pushes the start/stop button. Two unnecessary start/stop cycles to get it in the garage. Riduclous.. Of course you don't have to put it in park once in the garage, just shut it off and it goes to park but old habits are hard to break
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