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Hi all,
Purchased a 2019 eclipse cross automatic 1.5 in July. In recent weeks have noticed in the colder mornings my car seems to not shift through the gears and rev’s sit at around 3. I then have to take my foot off the Accelerator in fear of damaging my engine. This lasts around 2 mins then all kicks back into normal and shifts through the gears no issues.
had the car in today for a recall and had them check this, and told me this is normal! Anyone else have same issue? Is this normal?
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Help me understand, does your revs hang at 3k while in motion or while stopped in Park?

because you mention that you had to take your foot off the accelerator, and its possible that its going through the "gears" with the revs barely dropping (it is a CVT after all) - if you were in motion. I have observed my car go through the "gears" while driving with the tach needle barely flinching at 2.5-3k rpm.

It is possible you are on open loop and started driving, which would explain why the revs would try and hold. then once the engine is up to operating temp and switches to the closed loop operation, it will then no longer need to keep the revs up to warm the engine, thus why your revs eventually go down.

but if all this 3k rev is happening while you are stopped and in Park, then yes that is really strange and doesnt sound normal.
 

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Help me understand, does your revs hang at 3k while in motion or while stopped in Park?

because you mention that you had to take your foot off the accelerator, and its possible that its going through the "gears" with the revs barely dropping (it is a CVT after all) - if you were in motion. I have observed my car go through the "gears" while driving with the tach needle barely flinching at 2.5-3k rpm.

It is possible you are on open loop and started driving, which would explain why the revs would try and hold. then once the engine is up to operating temp and switches to the closed loop operation, it will then no longer need to keep the revs up to warm the engine, thus why your revs eventually go down.

but if all this 3k rev is happening while you are stopped and in Park, then yes that is really strange and doesnt sound normal.
thank you for your reply, the rev’s only happen when driving. I have tried using the shift paddles to see if it makes a difference , basically it just tells me to shift through the gears until I have no more gears left even at 30mph. When car came out of garage they informed me this was normal andthis is to get the engine to heat up quicker.
I think I will just start the car and sit until engine is warm before driving.
 

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thank you for your reply, the rev’s only happen when driving. I have tried using the shift paddles to see if it makes a difference , basically it just tells me to shift through the gears until I have no more gears left even at 30mph. When car came out of garage they informed me this was normal andthis is to get the engine to heat up quicker.
I think I will just start the car and sit until engine is warm before driving.
It sounds like a more aggressive open loop than usual. I too would think its normal, given that you live in a much colder climate than us in the US.

Personally I wouldnt shift all the way to "8th gear" at 30mph. that would be a tad too slow to be in top gear. I would let the car do its own shifting until it gets up to temp. think about it, the engine may eventually get up to temp, but your transmission fluid is a totally separate unit and that also will take some time to get up to temp.

Lastly, I wouldnt sit in the car just to wait and warm up the engine. it will burn more fuel and it would not get up to temperature any faster than if you were to simply hop in and drive off in a normal rate of speed.

Hope this helps.
 
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