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|02-26-2018 12:05 PM|
Originally Posted by tizan View Post
|02-26-2018 08:11 AM|
|dixie134||I had a 2013 diesel jetta and vw tried a recall where they messed with the ecm. I waited a while before going to the dealership and people were having tons of problems after getting the reprogramming done and vw quit with that recall. The scandal came out a few months later. I have learned to not be one of the first to get recalls done if i can avoid it. I thank you for the feedback from those that have had the recall done already.|
|02-26-2018 12:29 AM|
Originally Posted by dixie134 View Post
|02-25-2018 11:40 PM|
Originally Posted by larrywal View Post
|02-25-2018 08:39 PM|
I just got back from Florida averaged 37.8 mpg the car now has 3540 miles on it. I checked the oil everyday and it has not used any.
Runs very well no lack of power and is quiet and handled nicely, the blind spot detection is also nice
I had to put it L6 for most of the driving in florida because of the insane traffic as I really dislike the auto stop but got used to leaving it in L6.
The infotainment system shut down completely for no reason while driving home leaving us without any music or navigation for 10 or so minutes but then it magically turned on and was fine after that.
I have to put DEF in soon as its around 30% it will be the second jug.
|02-25-2018 10:33 AM|
Originally Posted by dixie134 View Post
Mileage is the same as before typically 42-43 mpg highway and 36-37 average (i usually refill when the tank is 1/3 full so i have 3 points of calculation so far)
As an anecdote i got my best record for 50 miles of 48.5 mpg this week but that is with a steady NM spring wind assisting !! and on the way back with the wind opposing got only 35 mpg
Also caught it for the first time in 6000 miles doing a DPF regen.. I noticed the start/stop was not happening and after switching the car off the fan remained on for a minute or so, and that is a sign it seems when the car is switched off in during an incomplete regen and it is making sure the DPF is cooled off for safety. The next day i had a 30 mile drive and i think it completed it...because after trip the auto stop restarted working and the fan did not keep running after switching off.
|02-25-2018 08:24 AM|
|dixie134||Please follow up with us once you have more miles post fix. I am debating whether or not to do the recall.|
|02-12-2018 12:51 AM|
Had the first servicing done yesterday and they reprogrammed the ECM too.
On the way back home the mileage was not drastically different from what i have been having. Had 38 mpg, instead of the usual 42-43 but there was a 20 mph crosswind on the highway. After a couple of tanks i will have a better idea.
This does appear to be a genuine mistake or bug and not a VW style cheat where to get the emission as claimed... you had to burn more gas and lose horsepower.
|01-28-2018 05:38 PM|
Originally Posted by RichardsonEquinox View Post
I sure hope so, and i'll try to get ours reprogrammed in a couple of weeks when i go for the servicing...because so far we generally like this car (apart from the uncomfortable seats, for one of us, which we are breaking into or modifying with cushions).
I think it is a reassonably good bet by GM, in this class where it is alone right now in terms of mpg. Sure not for everybody but ...
From the chart above if the trend follows the one from 2002...they will be selling much more of the diesel models in the next few years unless a decent economic hybrid in this class competes with it.
|01-28-2018 04:56 PM|
After the whole VW debacle, I think GM and other automakers are being very conservative with any actual or perceived issues with their diesel engines, so to me this isn't a hugely worrying predicament. From an emissions standpoint, what I've read about diesels with DEF systems indicates they run very clean and with low particulates.
While more complicated like others have said, I think diesels have a place in an automaker's lineup and we'll see more over time.
C&D tested the Equinox diesel and said they got 43 mpg highway, quite a bit higher than the EPA rated mileage figures. In the Cruze with the same engine, at 75 mph they got 52 mpg, which is crazy impressive.
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