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01-09-2020 04:52 PM
Alan47717
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Originally Posted by RIT333 View Post
Sorry for not putting in a LOL. My comments were meant to be tongue-in-cheek.


My apologies.
OK, but I would rather see some acknowledgement on this forum that people just you and me develop these features and not because they don't have better things to do.

Like the stop/start or hate it, I don't care. But if you start stripping out all of the new tech I see getting complained about here, I'm not sure you would like the vehicle left for you to drive. The government doesn't say "Well, if you can't meet the standards because the customers don't like what it takes, I guess that's OK". Uncle Sam is perfectly fine with us getting little crap boxes. Some of our esteemed legislators would prefer it that way.
01-07-2020 10:49 PM
RIT333
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Originally Posted by Alan47717 View Post
Actually kind of a cheap shot for you. I guess the "evil engineer" mythology is alive and well.

It really isn't hard to do a little research to discover how much development, how many parts have to be upgraded/added to implement the stop/start function. The starter motor design changes required alone are very interesting. Try it sometime and see if you still think some lazy engineer got a "bonus" for "cheaply increasing CAFE".

Sorry for not putting in a LOL. My comments were meant to be tongue-in-cheek.


My apologies.
01-07-2020 08:11 PM
Alan47717
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Originally Posted by RIT333 View Post
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
Actually kind of a cheap shot for you. I guess the "evil engineer" mythology is alive and well.

It really isn't hard to do a little research to discover how much development, how many parts have to be upgraded/added to implement the stop/start function. The starter motor design changes required alone are very interesting. Try it sometime and see if you still think some lazy engineer got a "bonus" for "cheaply increasing CAFE".
01-05-2020 08:22 PM
c&wsinbad AuditorBill---I ride occasionally in the back seat (right rear) and have never heard any plastic vibration sounds in that area (or any other location). I agree, the Equinox transmits a LOT of road noise--more than I have experienced in regular passenger cars. I attribute the noise to the open cargo area behind the second row seats, although I never experienced noise at that level when I owned/drove Pontiac Transports and Oldsmobile Silhouettes. I'm sure its a "cost saving" measure as well as a weight reduction effort in order to increase fuel mileage.
01-05-2020 12:57 PM
AuditorBill My '19 Equinox is white. The gap around the rear of the RR door is...well, surprising. I noticed this before we even left the dealership and I notice it every time I walk up to the car.

I've posted here before about rattles.

The worst was the groaning when anyone was in the rear seat and pulling away from a stop or making a turn. I made an appointment saying the noise was from the "second seat" and that it could be reproduced by opening the rear door and pushing down on the seat cushion. Dealer had the car all day, never called; when I picked it up got a 'Could Not Duplicate' invoice discussing the right-front passenger seat. Sigh. "Second seat" to me meant 'second row'; dealer interpreted it as right-front passenger seat. Wish they'd have called me.

Made another appointment. They lubed hinges but also said they found many broken pieces of chinaware down there. Interesting as we never had any broken pieces on the seat; further, only had passengers about five times in the rear seat and probably three were me and the remainder our daughter and her husband. Dealer left the largest piece they found in the cupholder. It was a color and pattern we had never seen before. Had to have happened on the line (Ingersoll) or somehow in the dealer trade (dealer's name on the sticker is not where we bought it).

Anyway, the seat groaning is now fixed but ride in the back seat, pull away from a stop, and you hear a very noticeable plasticky vibration sound. Nothing in the back of the vehicle. In fact, over a bump, the tailgate makes other noises but this buzzy vibration sound bugs me. Back to the dealer.

This, and the road noise, are very disappointing. I have bought 15 new Chevrolets and in 2017 bought three pre-owned 2015 Chevrolets from two Chevrolet dealers. This Equinox is the noisiest Chevy I've ever owned. They're very popular; I assume they've been cranking them out as quickly as possible.

Anybody here ride in the BACK SEAT of their Equinox and hear the buzzes and other noises that seem to generate around the tailgate? Thanks.
11-02-2019 12:03 PM
tic I admit I thought about the potential safety hazard of having just a thin sheet of tempered glass over most of the roof of the car. That being said, GM panoramic sunroof glass failures are a small fraction of the reported issues. From available data, Hyndai and Kia have the most problems.
11-02-2019 08:07 AM
Colt Hero
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Originally Posted by tic View Post
I typically don't go for sunroofs but when I saw the panoramic sunroof on the terrain, I had to have it.. Back seat passengers get to enjoy it way more than driver or co-pilot
Are these panoramic sunroofs made of laminated or tempered glass, and do they have an airbag?
11-02-2019 03:21 AM
garbec01
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Originally Posted by Lee F View Post
That's odd, my sun visors have cutouts in the headliner making it easier to pull down the visors.
I just wanted to revise my observation regarding the reliefs molded into the headliner to assist in deploying the sun visors:

I previously suggested that there were none.

There are indeed provisions molded into the headliner to allow your fingers to gain access, just not as much as some other GM vehicles. I sometimes have to try a couple times to get my fingers under it to pull it down.

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10-31-2019 06:02 PM
tic I typically don't go for sunroofs but when I saw the panoramic sunroof on the terrain, I had to have it.. Back seat passengers get to enjoy it way more than driver or co-pilot
10-31-2019 03:26 PM
jhs33
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Originally Posted by Lee F View Post
That's odd, my sun visors have cutouts in the headliner making it easier to pull down the visors.
So does my 2018 Equinox.
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