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  1. 2013 Noise Cancelling Oddity

    Took the Encore to Nashville last week..... Going, we packed lite and all was well. Returning, we brought home a carload of equipment and found an oddity with the Noise Cancelling Subwoofer. We had packed car the night before, jumped in the next morning and upon startup..... at idle - we heard...
  2. Battery Replacement

    25K miles, garage kept, 6 months beyond 3 years My wife had mentioned that it “Sounded kinda hesitant” when starting. I tried it and it seemed just fine. 1 week later, it left me High & Dry on my way to church. Stopped at Sheetz, got a paper, fired up & was about to pass the pumps but noticed...
  3. Manually Deactivating AWD?

    Just pondering…… Does anyone know if it’s possible to Deactivate the AWD? My thinking is….. I really only need it when driving on wet or snow covered roads and it has to be somewhat a waste on MPG on dry pavement and an extra wear on the drive train. Yes, I know it...
  4. Rear Bumper Protector?

    Has anyone seen / purchased a Rear Bumper Protector / Guard? I know it’s kinda like “Closing the Barn Door after the Horse left”…. But I scratched up my wife’s back bumper placing a huge Bass Guitar cabinet in it (that she didn’t want me to buy anyway) so now I’ve got to kinda make it...
  5. Lil’ Squirrely In Snow With Stock Tires

    Had the opportunity to be caught in a bit of snow over the weekend. (AWD) Love how it pulls out in a straight line on a snow covered up hill.:cool: Not all excited (yet) how it pulled out when making a Left turn from a stop. :sad: Seemed the rear wants to catch up with the front?? Had...
  6. Radio Reboot?

    2013 - AWD, 12k miles - Std Radio / Infotainment System 3 blocks from home and the Radio Display goes blank & reboots. My wife said this has happened a few times. Goofy... Anyone else? joe
  7. Rear Seat Center Belt Tensioner Issue

    Folded down the Seat Backs this weekend, now I can’t seem to return the larger one? Been done before with no issues. Seems the Belt Tensioner will not release allowing slack to return the Seat Back? Lifting up hard only seems to pop the top cover mount off it’s snap Plan is to...
  8. Optimal Non-Bose Radio Tone settings?

    Took the Encore for our first “week long” trip. Loved it. (1 year old 7K miles – mostly driven by my wife) It was my first opportunity to drive the car any great distance….. Our Radio is only the Non-Bose version (didn’t feel the added cost was needed) Took me a while, but I (perhaps)...
  9. What is This?

    Just returned from our first long trip (loved the car) - was cleaning it out and noticed this tucked under / behind the back Right-Side Passenger Seat / Trunk area...... Anyone know what it might be? - Radio Amp? (we're a non-Bose setup) Sure has some serious Heat-Sink and lots of wires...
  10. 2015 Chevy Trax - Encore's Sister SUV

    http://www.chevrolet.com/trax-small-suv.html Interesting…. On the Up-side, they simplified the Radio/Center Stack.. But on the Down-side they fashioned the silly Speedo/Tach from my Sonic – the Red RPM Needle lights so bright that you can confuse it for an idiot light at times...
  11. Fairly Solid Rear Bumper?

    My wife was hit in the back last Friday.. (all’s well with her). She was stopped with others awaiting a Left Hand Turn and the fella hit her pretty square in the back with a small pickup truck slowing from? 30 Mph to an “almost” a stop. Must have been bumper to bumper almost dead center. When...
  12. First Trip

    Though we’ve had it for 6 months….. Pittsburgh to Warrenton VA & Back. Only 531 miles, Avg speed 51 MPH = 31 MPG. Traveled up over the Laurels, RT 51 South to 40 Uniontown on to Kysers Ridge, on to 68 into Cumberland on to Paw-Paw Wv An then on to 81 a bit to Warrenton. Lovely drive, even...
  13. Hill Assist?

    Anyone else (with an Automatic – or are they all Autos???) - notice the goofy (or is it just me?) Hill Assist? I thought that feature was only for “Stick Shift” vehicles? When it is noticeable: Seems when stopping on a hill…. If/When you take your foot off the break, it holds for a ...
  14. Fog Lamp Adjustment

    The other night was the first time we had the car out while dark. I turned on the Fog Lights and noticed that while they indeed worked, they were aimed mighty low. I could barely tell they were even on except for ?5? feet in front of the car. So as with most things mechanical… My motto...
  15. Sunglasses Holder

    First photo was not mine - (found on net), second photo is my Encore, remaining photos are from my Sonic (same as the Encore) Part# 95460117 (or old# 9564394) Comes up as "Compartment" GMPartsdirect (or any other source) List ~13$ I bought & installed 4 - 2 in the...
  16. Stubby Antenna?

    Anyone try one of those “Stubby Antennas” yet? I’m looking to buy one, not for "the looks" but because I get a slight “Thawak” as we enter & exit the garage. Not overly bad for it just hits the trim molding of the door frame. I’m just thinking it can’t...
  17. Photos Photos Photos

    Photos Photos Photos Caution - A bit photo intensive J I just couldn’t wait to take a wheel (or two) off and take some photos of the Encores Drivetrain & suspension. Once again, my wife asked “what are you doing to my car” to which I quoted from the first Dirty Harry movie “I gots to...
  18. Encore Bose Active Noise Canceling System

    Wanted to start a Thread on the Encore’s “Bose Active Noise Canceling System” – looking to better understand just how it works… (and how we’d know if it wasn’t) J I read up on what I could find... The graphic I found only adds more questions…. Is it for Engine Noise only? Road Noise...
  19. Radio Issue

    Just picked up our Encore last night. Had purchased the Std Radio – not the Bose upgrade. We had not even left the dealer’s lot when we realized that the left front speaker was not working. Turned around and pointed it out to the sales folks. My wife returned the next day. Service swapped out...
  20. From Southwest Pa

    Just agreed to buy an AWD Ruby Red from Cochran in Monroeville. Thanks to the used car manager Jim Birdsong. (gave us a reasonable trade evaluation). We have been dealing with Jim ever since our 92 Saturn SC & 08 Sky. We are due to pick up the car either today or tomorrow. I love the "forums"...
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