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Gary Olson

2019 Nautilus, 2.0, cold engine performance issue.

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I have a 2019 Nautilus with the 2.0 engine. The vehicle has 75,000 Kms on it. My Nautilus has always had a somewhat springy feeling acceleration to it but I have noticed the last few months this is much exaggerated when the engine is cold. What I mean is in low-mid level throttle positions the vehicle seems to hesitate then power comes on giving it a springy feel to the engine. At high full throttle there does not seem to be an issue. As the vehicle warms up the issue is still there just less noticeable. My Dealer says this is normal, just the way the engine is designed. 

Anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions for a fix?

Thanks for your feedback.

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Not normal.  See if you can drive another one at the dealer to confirm that it’s different.  Could be a leak in the turbo plumbing or maybe the throttle body.

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I agree, not normal. I recently got a 2.0 Nautilus as a loaner (I have the 2.7), and I was surprised how smooth and responsive the smaller engine was, and also envious that it's crisp 8-speed transmission was less glitchy than the version in the 2.7 (they are different 8-speeds, and mine sometimes has to do a little searching to find the right gear in the 30-40mpg range).

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12 hours ago, Gary Olson said:

I have a 2019 Nautilus with the 2.0 engine. The vehicle has 75,000 Kms on it. My Nautilus has always had a somewhat springy feeling acceleration to it but I have noticed the last few months this is much exaggerated when the engine is cold. What I mean is in low-mid level throttle positions the vehicle seems to hesitate then power comes on giving it a springy feel to the engine. At high full throttle there does not seem to be an issue. As the vehicle warms up the issue is still there just less noticeable. My Dealer says this is normal, just the way the engine is designed. 

Anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions for a fix?

Thanks for your feedback.

 

Definitely not normal.  We have a 2018 Edge and 2019 Nautilus in our company fleet both with the same 2.0 4cyl turbo engine and they both drive excellent.  2018 Edge has 68,000km on it and the 2019 Nautilus has about 20,000km and have not experienced anything like what you describe.  We're in Toronto so our vehicles get lots of cold usage as well.

 

I agree with akirby sounds like a problem with the turbo, throttle or maybe mass airflow sensor.  Is your check engine light on?  Usually something that bad performance wise would trip a sensor and cause a trouble code.

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Thank you all for the reply, I appreciate your time.

 

My engine light is not on. It was just in for its regular maintenance and no issues were found. My advisor says that it's "normal" for the type of vehicle......?

 

I think I'm going to have to take it to another dealer and get a second opinion.

 

Again thanks!

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30 minutes ago, Gary Olson said:

Thank you all for the reply, I appreciate your time.

 

My engine light is not on. It was just in for its regular maintenance and no issues were found. My advisor says that it's "normal" for the type of vehicle......?

 

I think I'm going to have to take it to another dealer and get a second opinion.

 

Again thanks!


Have him test drive another one with you at the dealership.  That should prove whether it’s normal or not.

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