2022 Chevy Traverse Gains Automatic Stop-Start Disable Switch16
The 2022 Chevy Traverse arrives as the fifth model year for the current second-generation vehicle, ushering in a model refresh that includes new exterior styling, new interior features, and new tech features. Notably, the 2022 Traverse introduces an automatic engine stop-start disable switch as well.
For those readers who may not know, automatic engine engine stop-start is a feature designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by automatically stopping the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt, such as a stop light. Once the driver removes their foot from the brake pedal, the engine automatically sparks back to life, allowing the vehicle to move forward.
Some critics claim the feature is disruptive, causing a slight hesitation off the line and resulting in unnecessary vibrations in the cabin. Now, with the introduction of the 2022 Chevy Traverse, the feature can be easily disabled using the newly included disable switch.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse isn’t the first Chevrolet product to come with an automatic engine stop-start disable switch. The 2020 Chevy Blazer also includes the feature, as does the 2022 Chevy Equinox.
Further updates slated to roll out with the 2022 Chevy Traverse include the deletion of the base L trim level. As GM Authority covered previously, the LS trim will take the spot as the least-expensive trim level in the Traverse lineup for the 2022 model year.
Additionally, the Chevy Traverse will introduce three new exterior color options, including Northsky Blue Metallic, Silver Sage Metallic, and Cherry Red Tintcoat. The three new hues will arrive as replacements for Cajun Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic, which are set for deletion from the Traverse palette with the introduction of the 2022 model year.
The refreshed 2022 Chevy Traverse is set to hit production on August 2nd, 2021, rolling off the line at GM’s production facility in Lansing Delta Township, Michigan. The Chevy Traverse was originally slated to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was pushed back to the 2022 model year.
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Still one of GM’s finer looking vehicles, at least on the exterior. The refresh adds positively to the design. Its too bad Chevy interiors always seem to showcase a lower level of quality than the competitors.
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Is it a permanent Disable-Switch, or must it be pressed after each start up? My new car requires the Disable-Switch to be activated after each new start up. Very annoying!!!!
EPA regulations require the system default to on at every startup if the automaker is to receive the fuel economy credit, which is the whole point of the thing.
That’s why I drove 2000s vehicles.
Don’t have to put up with any of that stop start nonsense.
I live in Houston, TX, U.S.A., a city in which traffic can be described as “red light to red light to red light”. The auto stop/start “feature” is a pain in the butt. Often you arrive at a light that is just about to change to green and by the time the engine has stopped, the light is green. Add to that that the roads are full of “Tommy Tailgater” types and if there is any hesitation off the line, you are likely to have Tommy in your trunk. It has gotten to the point that when the engine stops, I touch the accelerator and the engine restarts. Waste of engineering….
That’s why we bought the “Range”. Google Chevy Range. It plugs in under the dash and does not hurt your warranty. It does not reset anything, only disables the power to the stop/start function. Works seamlessly. When we take our car in for oil change etc, we just unplug it. When done we plug it back in and back to engine idles ant stops. Hope this helps.
Who cares, the traverse is still a piece of garbage. Garbage in, garbage out. Save yoursel time, money, and aggravation, buy a Honda. Already to much time on this issue.