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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#511 of 543 Re: very satisfied [boxllc]
Oct 08, 2010 (5:37 pm)
It is, overall, a very nice vehicle and a good value. But it has problems, mostly software related. Those should be easy to get fixed - it is just a matter of GM first realizing the problem(s), and then fixing them. Them realizing the problems is probably the biggest hurdle.
There is still also the issue of deposits forming on the valves in the engine because of the direct injection. This is not yet a known problem with the Equinox or Traverse, but they haven't been out long. Several other manufacturers have had problems with this. Hopefully GM's engine designs are better.
#512 of 543 Re: Surfboard Racks That Double As Cross Bars [rocketent]
Oct 23, 2010 (10:40 am)
My 2010 Equinox had crossbars installed by the dealer. They are made by Perrycraft, Inc.; Adventura model. Maximun load is listed at 110lbs for both crossbars.
#513 of 543 Finally got the advertised mileage!!!
Oct 27, 2010 (12:38 pm)
For the first time in the 30,000+ miles I've owned my 4 cyl AWD Equuinox, I finally got the advertised highway mileage of 29 mpg on a 400 mile trip from DesMoines to Milwaukee. What was the trick?? - there was a 30 MPH tailwind behind me all the way
Actually, over 30,000 miles I'm averaging just under 24 MPG in a mix of about 75% highway/25% city driving.
and BTW - don't pay any attention to the fuel economy readout on the dash. Mine consistently reads 1.5 to 2 MPG higher than the actual mileage (calculated the old fashioned way - miles driven divided by gallons used).
(Still beats the heck out of the 18.5 mpg I was getting in the same mix of driving in the Mitsubishi Endeavor I had before this.)
#514 of 543 How to stop interior automatic dash dimming?
Nov 06, 2010 (11:25 am)
I can't figure out how to stop the interior dash lights from dimming when I drive from sunlight to shade, like when I drive under an overpass. This is so counter intuitive to the way I drive. Example: I'm driving down the street on a bright sunny day, wearing my sunglasses, when I pass under a series of overpasses. The instrument panel dims and I can't see anything, cause I'm wearing my shades. I would rather the instrument panel get brighter, so I could see it in the virtual darkness that I've suddenly come under. I've read the manual (completely, I think) and turned the brightness knob on and off and turned the automatic head lights off, but nothing seems to change the dimming.
What am I missing?
#515 of 543 Re: How to stop interior automatic dash dimming? [rocketent]
Nov 06, 2010 (12:51 pm)
Turn off the automatic headlight function. That will stop it.
#516 of 543 Re: How to stop interior automatic dash dimming? [jomac95]
Nov 06, 2010 (2:59 pm)
As I said, I've tried turning off the automatic headlight function, but the interior dashboard display still dims when I go into a dark area. If that works for everyone else, then I have a problem.
#517 of 543 Re: Wiring through firewall [hipkts2010]
Nov 06, 2010 (3:17 pm)
Do not know if you got this issue solved yet.
I also tow the Equinox behind a motorhome.
What I did was to thread the wiring in between the front fender and the body. The wiring fits fine in the door when I want to use it. I also found that I can pull the wiring back into the engine compartment when I am not towing.
I can send some pictures if you need.
#518 of 543 Re: How to stop interior automatic dash dimming? [rocketent]
Nov 07, 2010 (4:23 am)
On my vehicles when the lights are dimmed to much due to the automatic thing, I just turn the dimmer switch up to bright setting, the lower it if its to bright at night.
#519 of 543 Re: How to stop interior automatic dash dimming? [rocketent]
Nov 08, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Ok, I was turning off the auto light right before going into darkness and the interior lights would still dim, but turning them off well in advance they don't dim, so it probably takes a few seconds to take affect.
#520 of 543 Re: Finally got the advertised mileage!!! [ragtop262]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:36 pm)
Me too! I haven't been resetting my average mph and mpg very much, since I mostly drive city miles, like average 20 mph, that yields about 22 mpg. Today I took a small trip on the freeway and reset the computer before I started out. Cruise control only, manually bumping up or down mph as needed. I think I braked about 4 times, which was the only pedal I touched. Then about 10% stop and go on surface streets.
After the trip, the read out reported that I was getting 34.4 mpg, at an average speed of 59 mph.
Not earth shattering, but it made me feel good.
4Cyl - LT1