The hesitation was common on the Chrysler 200 as well. Same configuration with motor and trans as well. I owned a 2015 200c 2.4For me the big issue is the dangerous hesitation when entering an intersection.
I appreciate his comment at 12:05 in arudlang's video "Complexity is the enemy of reliability." Pretty well sums up most of the problems with the Compass.
Honestly I have found adaptive cruise more useful than the stop/start in fuel economy.Hi All,
Supposedly, this feature helps with fuel economy. Has anybody done any tests to see if it makes any difference to mpg. Who finds it a nuisance and turns it off, who likes it?
Yeah that's what I do as well. Honestly if you lift up a quarter on the pedal it accomplishes the same thing.I leave mine on. I've learned to do a "reverse tap" on the brake to re-start the engine a few seconds before I anticipate the light turning green. I just quickly lift my foot slightly, not enough that the car actually moves. If I could turn if off permanently, I probably would. Since I can't do that I'm afraid that if I get used to it being off, I'll forget one of these days and I'll hit the gas quickly expecting to get quickly into moving traffic...Its probably safer for me to just develop my habit of re-starting before I want to accelerate.
One thing I hate is that the air conditioning isn't circulating coolant when the engine is off. On hot days the cabin temp starts to jump quickly.
When I start first thing in the morning and run my front wipers to clear off the dew, my rear wiper cycles once, too. Usually only the front is moist but it runs both front and rear.I notice that when I start stop after I may have used my windshield wipers, it will automatically trigger the windshield wipers twice(usually on a dry glass, ) when it starts again which is aggravating.
Are you in reverse at the time?When I start first thing in the morning and run my front wipers to clear off the dew, my rear wiper cycles once, too. Usually only the front is moist but it runs both front and rear.