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I came across information from some Canadian owners that the TRAX may experience some difficulty in EXTREME cold.

There have been a few reports of Turbo issues in severe cold temps, well not Turbo issues, but it seems some have experienced frozen waste gates, frozen in the open position meaning no supplementary BOOST...
 

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Hmm, that doesn't sound good. If such problems did exist people would probably notice them around now. In Toronto its -16 today with -30 if you count wind chill. I think there are some Canadian owners on the forum so hopefully one of them can chime in to let us know.
 

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Hmm, that doesn't sound good. If such problems did exist people would probably notice them around now. In Toronto its -16 today with -30 if you count wind chill. I think there are some Canadian owners on the forum so hopefully one of them can chime in to let us know.
Thats nothing.

More like -30 ambient temperature at highway speed is where the issue showed up...
 

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Yea we have had a few temperatures in the -20s this year already, and when I lived in Montreal there would always be some days getting close to -30 or below. A car simply has to hold up in that temperature to be sold in Canada. That is what cold weather testing is for.
 

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im not surprised at all

what might help is getting a block heater to better the chances the engine will be in more of a 'ready' condition to run.
 

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True. A block heater is necessary for most parts of Canada in the winter. I wonder if some people are having troubles not because of the Trax, but because they aren't doing their part to get the Trax ready for the cold weather.
 

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I work the midnight shift, and I have noticed, when getting on to the highway, that the car doesn't want to shift into overdrive right away. Only happens when it's very cold.
makes sense, cold weather increases driveline drag, the fluids are less viscous...
 

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I work the midnight shift, and I have noticed, when getting on to the highway, that the car doesn't want to shift into overdrive right away. Only happens when it's very cold.
Does this still happen even after the vehicle is warmed up well? I'll be surprised if it does.
 

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Not happy with chev

I had the same problem this past winter and I had a starting problem this morning as well. My husband's 1999 Chev pickup truck had to start my vehicle. I contacted GM dealer where I purchased truck and they couldn't find a problem.
 

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Starting problems

I had the same starting problems this past winter and I had only 4,000 km on my 2015 Trax. I had it to the dealer 3 times and they couldn't find the problem. It would also blow blue smoke out the muffler and chug all the way up the road. I am completely dissatisfied with this truck. Even this morning, my truck wouldn't start and it was 17 deg celuis. :(
 

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Opening up a case with Chevrolet Customer Service might help in getting something done about the issue, at the least it'll be more eyes on the problem.
 

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makes sense, cold weather increases driveline drag, the fluids are less viscous...
I had a toyota truck with a 4speed auto,when cold it only went into 4th when the engine came up to temp.

According to the book that was part of the way it was designed to bring the engine to temp faster, more revs faster the engine will heat.

It could be part of the way the thing is built.
 

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I came across information from some Canadian owners that the TRAX may experience some difficulty in EXTREME cold.

There have been a few reports of Turbo issues in severe cold temps, well not Turbo issues, but it seems some have experienced frozen waste gates, frozen in the open position meaning no supplementary BOOST...
Yup dealership in Manitoba told me mine and 30 more have been in there shop in two weeks intercooler and oil cooler due to moisture and cold weather. And I was lucky I had warranty I'm selling it maybe someone in Florida will buy it.
 

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Makes no sense to me to sell a car because it farted, heck my wife would be long gone.
 

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I live in a mild part of Canada and what I've noticed is if the Trax is idling the blown air goes instantly cold. If I press the accelerator and bring the revs up to around 1800RPM it starts to blow hot again.

This is abnormal and very inconvenient and uncomfortable in cold climate.

Two other things I've notices are:
At sub-zero temperature, Horsepower is down
Using regular E15 fuel vs Super has a noticeable impact on engine smoothness and power.

The wife loves her Trax but I'm considering rading in the Trax for a Quashqai. I picked up the Trax with huge discounts and with the exchange rate in Canada right now. I won't lose too much, maybe 3000.00
 

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You're going to trade your Chevy for a Datsun? A Cashcow?
All vehicles lose power at cold temperatures mostly because it is hard to role because of the grease that gets hard. It is more noticeable in the Trax because of the small 1.4l.
 

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The reason it won't go into 6th is the car is designed to stay in a lower gear until the systems warm up, they know about it, they made the car that way.
 

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You could try a winter grill cover, make sure to leave a portion of the grill uncovered for the intercooler & transcooler.
 
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