Alexandre Dubé

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About Alexandre Dubé

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    Chevrolet Spark 2016 2LT
  1. Hello Fellow Spark Owners! I just found out today that a recall was in effect by the NHTSA for the 2016-2017 chevrolet spark regarding the front passenger airbag deployment (Canada and US only). Source: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17V307 The files attached to this post are taken from the above-mentioned website. NHTSA_Safety_Issues.pdf RCAK-17V307-2294.pdf RCMN-17V307-7791.pdf
  2. Good news everyone! The Weathertech mats for the front row are finally available for the 2016-2017 models (non-EV) in the US and Canada: http://www.weathertech.com/chevrolet/2016/spark/floorliner-digitalfit/spark-ev-model/no/
  3. I too own a 2016 2LT with the sunroof. I've sometimes heard of the rattle you speak of. The fix I found was to close the sunroof completely and then re-open it. It seems to fix it...but I can't tell you why :P Also, I've found that the rattle doesn't always happen: I think it's mostly linked to my speed, but I'd have to do more testing.
  4. There's a Technical Service Bulletin for an issue similar to yours (linked to this post). Depending on your model year, it might still be covered under warranty. 16-NA-094_Document ID_ 4287507.pdf
  5. Yes, there's a TSB released for that (linked to this post) #16-NA-94. It might be caused by a false/weak contact. You should have your dealer check it out for repairs (under warranty). 16-NA-094_Document ID_ 4287507.pdf
  6. Well, these are not pictures, but actual diagrams of the door panels for your 2014 Spark. From what I've been able to see, there's really no room at all. You also have to be careful, because there's a sensor in the door for the side airbag (refer to #20 on the third picture, you see the sensor location in the door panel on the last picture): (20) B63LF Side Impact Sensor – Left Front – Located inside the left front door I hope that it might help a bit.
  7. After a bit of researching, I've found the complete TSBs from GM (linked to this post). @Retired old Gearhead Also, I've found a lot of technical information about the Jatco CVT7 if you're interested (including the inner workings/ gear ratios and etc). I've zipped (Transmission.zip) it and linked it to this post also. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can make use of it! 16-NA-107_Document ID_ 4481927.pdf 16-NA-108_Document ID_ 4454099.pdf 16­NA­109_Document ID_ 4484722.pdf PIP5328A_Document ID_ 4360226.pdf Transmission.zip
  8. Not really related to the original post, but since you mentionned you have a 2016 CVT, there's a TSB that has just been released for the powertrain of the 2016 Spark:
  9. Well, it looks like there's a TSB related to the Powertrain released for the 2016 Spark. I found it on the NHTSA website: Source linked here Manufacturer Communication No.: PIP5328 Component(s): POWER TRAIN NHTSA ID Number: 10075742 SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. In fact, there are 3 other TSB that have been released related to that car this week (I've check last week and it wasn't there). For the 2 TSBs related to the MyLink radio, I've experience some of those errors. Manufacturer Communication No.: SB-16-NA-109 Component(s): STEERING NHTSA ID Number: 1007843 "THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR FOR A NORMAL CONDITION OF GREASE OR SEALANT ON EXTERIOR CASE OF GEAR DUE TO THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS." Manufacturer Communication No.: SB-16-NA-108 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT NHTSA ID Number: 10078427 THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE RADIO TO CORRECT A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF BUZZ OR STATIC NOISE FROM RADIO AUDIO SPEAKERS, ANDROID AUTO CONNECTION ISSUES, INTERMITTENT BLACK SCREEN OR SIRIUS XM REVERTS TO XM1 CHANNEL INTERMITTENTLY. Manufacturer Communication No.: SB-16-NA-107 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA ID Number: 10078420 THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE RADIO TO CORRECT A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF RADIO INOPERATIVE, BLUE SCREEN, AM CLIPPING NOISE, HD ON/OFF STATUS NOT RETAINED IN STATIONS, TIME LAG ON TRANSITIONS, NO AUDIO WITH INTERNAL AMP, PARK ASSIST SYMBOL POSITION WRONG IN REAR VIEW CAMERA.
  10. Thanks for the answers! I'll try to film the issue so I can show my dealer what I mean, because they'll want proof. I don't know yet if they have a fix for that. I've looked around on the web, and from what I can find the 2016 Spark uses the same transmission model as in the previous years. As you said, The model is Jatco CVT7 JF015E. I've found the product brochure on their website (File attached to my post). From what I can see on the description, I think this problem is related to how the gearbox on the CVT works: "Utilization of the gear for switching between moving forward/reversing as auxiliary gearbox CVTs originally have planetary gears used for switching between moving forward and reversing. Those gears are utilized as an auxiliary gearbox through adding two-step shift transmission elements. On top of the original CVT function of shifting from low gear to high gear, this new function makes it possible to shift from first speed to second speed while driving. In order to ensure that the driver does not experience any discomfort by shift shock, the pulley controls shift change to minimize gear ratio variance before and after shifting. This high level of control technologies for carrying out smooth two-step shift change is one of the important advancements CVT with an auxiliary gearbox. JATCO’s high level of control technologies and knowhow cultivated over many years makes this new product possible." So if the pulley is slow to adujst after a hard braking, that might be the reason why there is a loss of power, because the pulley cannot "tell" the gearbox to engage in first gear? I don't know if I understood that right :P Jatco CVT7 - JF015E.pdf
  11. Hello everyone, this is my first post :P I bought a Spark 2016 2LT a couple of months ago, and I wanted to check if what happens after a hard braking is normal for a CVT. It happens sometimes, but not always. I've found a similar case to mine on a Nissan Forum. So, when I do a hard braking on my Spark (emergency stop, or because of a sudden stop in traffic), and that I come to a complete stop, if I press the accelerator immediately after, I have almost no power and the car feels sluggish. Then after a couple of seconds (sometimes less, sometimes more) it will accelerate. Sometimes after a hard braking, it will accelerate but very slowly. Sometimes not at all. I was wondering if that was normal with a CVT. My guess is that after a hard braking, the engine uses compression to help stop the car, and the CVT stays in "high gear". When I press the accelerator immediately after, the car computer hasn't had the time to adjust the CVT ratio and that is why there is a delay in the acceleration. However, that can sometimes be dangerous: for example if I need to accelerate quickly after stopping, and am unable to do so. On a similar note, I've found that when coasting, if I'm at 40 km/h (25 mph) or lower the car seems to brake on its own as though it was automatically using engine braking. Has anyone had something like that happen with their Spark? Is it a feature of the car? Thanks a lot for your answer!