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Hello,

During the 2 weeks since I own the new Equinox I have some issues that I don't know the answer. From the older owners I may get an answer:

1. After any small rain (car just parked, not moving) I find water standing on the doorsteps (where the plastic covers are) - mostly at the passenger door. The water is also on the inside bottom of the door, looking like is coming out of the door inside seal. Is this normal?

It bothers me because it means that in the big snowstorms we use to have here and eventually an ice storm it will freeze up all the doors. :(

2. My car is a 1LT version and I cannot figure out if it has a tire pressure indicator (I don’t want to deflate a tire to find out ;D). In the brochure it says that only the 2LT has it, but when I turn the key in contact I can see the tire pressure indicator. So, the 1LT version has a tire pressure indicator?

3. I remarked since the first day that the engine temp gauge never goes to the medium position. It stays at the previous left mark, actually showing a temp less that medium. It could be nothing, but just checking with others: is this OK?

4. This morning is first time when I remarked like a plain wheel image on the radio display. On the top zone, left side where the time display is but closer to the middle. Anybody knows what is this? I was playing a USB stick.

On another note, FYI: I installed the Shark Fin Antenna mentioned on another topic and on another forum. I had to because of the car shelter we use during the winter. It’s perfect, easy to install, looks great, with a reasonable price.

Thanks for the answers,
John
 

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1- I noticed the same thing... If this is a big deal they will place a recall to adjust the seals...

2- Go into your DIC under SETUP and scroll trough options... if you have a car symbol with the 4 pressures data then you have it, if not yon don't have it.

3- same here, always the mark before 50%

Thank you for the shark fin feedback, i think i'll do the same... which one did you purchased ?
 

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I'm guessing you are referring to the low pressure warning light in the instrument cluster, which will illuminate when one or more tires are significantly underinflated. Like has been poined out, you'll have to cycle through your DIC to find out if you have the TPMS.
 

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Thanks for the answers.

The problem with the water could be really serious. Maybe somebody with a winter passed could give us some hope! :)

Please see also my added 4th question. :-[


For the antenna I don't know too many choices. I got the Mark II from www.sharkfinantenna.com.
Go to this discussion[/color][/color] and on the second page you'll find some links and the email template to use. They are very responsive and serios in their bussines.
 

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^ I didn't have any issues with my doors freezing shut and I've had mine since early last December. I would recommend wiping the rubber seals down the some silicone lubricant prior to the winter, just to be safe.
 

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The plain wheel, lol, maybe you just have a cd in the player ?
 

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SuperMat64 said:
The plain wheel, lol, maybe you just have a cd in the player ?
:-[ Now I'm really embarassed! :-[

Yes, I tried some new cd's these days and one is still in the player! ::)
 

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My salesman said that someone came in yelling at the salesman that they sold him a Nox without a CD palyer. They showed him where it was ::) I did ask when the salesman was going over where the CD plaer was and then he told me the story. ;)
 

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You should always coat your weatherstripping with silicone 2 or 3 times a year. It will keep it from dry rotting and hardening. Have you priced out regular weatherstripping lately? Talk about sticker shock.
 

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GARYD said:
You should always coat your weatherstripping with silicone 2 or 3 times a year. It will keep it from dry rotting and hardening. Have you priced out regular weatherstripping lately? Talk about sticker shock.
This is a completely different story. It helps a lot during the freezing periods, but if you have a half inch layer of ice or frozen snow between the door and the stepdoor, the silicone is useless.
 

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I only see one real issue, but anyway..

1. Yeah, that seems to be a problem with the design. I live in the southwest and keep my Nox garaged at home...but I can see where it might be a problem for people closer to the arctic circle.

2. It's my understanding that the tire pressure monitor is a standard feature..meaning even the LS has it. Just cycle through your DIC to find it.

3. Normal

4. Don't quite understand this one so I'll leave it alone
 

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Seriously, I don't think snow on the door sills is going to cause you any issues.

Don't worry - just enjoy your vehicle.
 

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NoobNox said:
2. It's my understanding that the tire pressure monitor is a standard feature..meaning even the LS has it. Just cycle through your DIC to find it.
From the basic brochure (only some nice pictures and general description), on pages 16-17 is the "2010 EQUINOX STANDARD AND OPTIONAL FEATURES" table. On the "Interior" chapter we can read:

"Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre includes tire pressure monitoring system – – S S" (where the 4 options are LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ)

Anyway, I'll scroll through the DIC, but if is not there we'll be difficult to find it ;D.

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4. Don't quite understand this one so I'll leave it alone
Thanks, I got my answer: I had a CD inserted in CD player :-[.
 

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All new vehicles have TPM. Even my Goldwing has it. My Equonix is an LS and it has it. I also know it works as my wife ran over a nail on the freeway and the TPM showed a loss of pressure long before the tire would have gone flat. It allowed her to get off of the freeway, put air in the tire and get home before any tire damage was done. It also got the car to a tire shop without the need to put the spare tire on. Great feature.
 

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We had the same water problem with our 2008 Acadia....took it back and the dealer had to adjust the door alignment..problem fixed

Might be the same issue
 
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