Did you go from a manual to an automatic by chance?Hey all Here's my story: I had a white automatic 2012 i Touring (no SkyActiv) for 6 months. Someone hit me and the car was totaled (I was devastated :crybaby 1. I was tight on money but went back to the dealer and they were able to get me back into the same car at the same payments. I didn't think to go for another test drive; I had already had the car for 6 months, why test drive it again? When they pulled the car up and I saw the inside and I noticed it was a bit different. I didn't get the same car, I got the new SkyActiv version. They didn't even know I had the model without SkyActiv. Great, right?! Better gas mileage, some new features... but I'm noticing some things that didn't happen in the old one that really bother me.
I understand that the engine is different, but I've been noticing some things I feel shouldn't be happening. I'm no car expert, so I'll explain as best as I can
I drive the same highway to work that I drove with the old one, yet for some reason now I feel a pretty constant vibration in my seat as if I'm going over a semi uneven road. I've had passengers who have felt it too. It didn't happen ALL the time, so I put it off as the car needing to be broken in. However, its a few months later and 2500+ miles and it's still happening.
Also, in stop and go traffic -- as light as I am on the gas and break the car seems to jerk A LOT. I consider myself a very smooth driver to begin with, and being even more careful about the pressure on the gas/break doesn't help the jerking. As I said I'm no car expert, but it kind of feels like the car has absolutely no idea which gear to be in.
I've tried to debug all of the issues...I've shifted manually and it works very smoothly, so I don't think its a gear issue. I love listening to loud music but the vibration happens with or without music blasting.
Both issues were ever an issue in my old non-SkyActiv model. I LOVED that car, I'm not joking when I say I had 0 complaints about it. I gave in and took it to the dealer a few weeks ago. They told me the car runs beautifully and that there is absolutely nothing wrong.
Am I just not used to the new SkyActiv engine or have you guys noticed/heard of any of these issues? Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it