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-Adaptive cruse control in bumper to bumper traffic is great.

Yes it is but you cant seem to turn it off and just use the regular cruise if you wanted to, all you need is somebody doing 80k in front of you and the left lane bandit doing 85 k to drive you nuts. If you get snow on the front corner the lidar does not work and all the system shuts down. I know you would be wondering why use cruise in the snow but where I live, snow is on the ground for half the year with the other half being two months of bad skiing weather. The other nice thing about adaptive is the bugwit deciding to take the exit lane at the last minute and slowing right down on the right lane and then watch your red display start flashing and warning.
I have a 2019 Terrain and the adaptive cruise control can be turned off and the regular cruise will be operational. I would suspect you can do the same with your vehicle as they should use the sytem, as it is a GM product. I might be assuming here, but it would seem logical.


Your owner's manual should explain how to, if indeed it is the same system.
 

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Thanks I will look into that. This is for an 18 Terrain so maybe they listened and got it fixed on the 19. I guess they sort of overlooked the autostop button lol
 

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I recently traded in my FWD 2015 Equinox LTZ (6) for a 2019 AWD Premier (2.0L). Lots of improved (and new) features in the 2019. Most improved is the camera system. The camera resolution much improved. And just considering the backup camera (which is all the 2015 had) my biggest issue was the time it took for the camera in the 2015 to appear on the screen. Several seconds. The camera views pop immediately when the 2019 is put in reverse.

No issues or complaints about the Premier so far. Well one: I can't figure out how to remotely open the windows using the remote (you hold down the unlock button the the key farb and the windows will fully open). I believe my model has this feature, but since I have not yet found it on the Vehicle menu (to activate it), perhaps it does not.
 

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I recently traded in my FWD 2015 Equinox LTZ (6) for a 2019 AWD Premier (2.0L). Lots of improved (and new) features in the 2019. Most improved is the camera system. The camera resolution much improved. And just considering the backup camera (which is all the 2015 had) my biggest issue was the time it took for the camera in the 2015 to appear on the screen. Several seconds. The camera views pop immediately when the 2019 is put in reverse.



No issues or complaints about the Premier so far. Well one: I can't figure out how to remotely open the windows using the remote (you hold down the unlock button the the key farb and the windows will fully open). I believe my model has this feature, but since I have not yet found it on the Vehicle menu (to activate it), perhaps it does not.


to remotely open the windows you have to activate it in the vehicle settings on the radio display... it may be under climate control options my 2018 lt has it so i know the premeir does, it was turned off by default


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Does your umbrella fall out when you stop fast?

Easy fix is a ''pool Noodle" from the dollar store.

Cut it just to fit (about 7 in) Taper the leading end to a 45 degree wedge point and shave the rest just enough of for a TIGHT fit.

Do you need more leg room? The dead peddle can be removed. Unfortunately it takes a lot of work to get the rug to lie flat but it is worth it if you are over 6'
 

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The only easy work around for stop/start is to put the shifter in L and tap the + button till the display under the gauges goes to L9. Because you are not in the D position stop/start will not activate. From what I understand L would normally limit the number of gears used but if you bump it all the way to L9 it operates just like it would in D.

Note: I just paid over a grand to have the starter and second battery replaced on my 2015 Malibu because of stop/start. There goes all the savings in gas and then some. All stop/start did was run up a big bill later.
 

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The only easy work around for stop/start is to put the shifter in L and tap the + button till the display under the gauges goes to L9. Because you are not in the D position stop/start will not activate. From what I understand L would normally limit the number of gears used but if you bump it all the way to L9 it operates just like it would in D.

Note: I just paid over a grand to have the starter and second battery replaced on my 2015 Malibu because of stop/start. There goes all the savings in gas and then some. All stop/start did was run up a big bill later.
And there, my friends, is my objection to the Start/Stop feature!
 

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And there, my friends, is my objection to the Start/Stop feature!
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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There are so many obvious reasons to abort the start stop feature the list is endless... ... . . ...

What is really difficult to witness the amount of ignorance posted about the feature like sheep they come to defend the option like somehow this feature will do no harm and also how it's not that bad and I can get used to it!

I suppose you could also get used to the smell of chit if ya had no choice but I'll never try to convince someone how it's not that bad :bs:

It's a shame that this start stop feature was ever considered...yet alone implemented :deadhorse:
 

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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 :devil:
 

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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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@AuditorBill:



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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