I have my Corolla Cross for about 1 month. There is an issue, may be related to the Direct Shift CVT. Every time it launch after a complete stop, from 0 to around 15 km/h, there is some vibration or slippery feeling. Is it the time it transits from the physical first gear to CVT? I can feel it from the seat and sometimes also from the steering wheel. It is more obvious when I press lightly on the gas paddle (not driving aggressively).
I tried to Google it, couldn't find any similar information related to Corolla Cross. But some Lexus UX200 owners have same issue, the UX200 should have same engine and gearbox with Corolla Cross. Below is their discussion:
UX Models (2019-present) - Direct Shift CVT Question - Hey everyone, So I've had my UX 200 for about a week now and I've been noticing that when my car shifts from 1st to 2nd (being that it's the only real gear in the CVT) I get the sensation that the front wheels slip every so slightly...
Have you figured out what the problem is? I had a quite similar issue, car wasn’t vibrating a lot but I was hearing a cracking sound when from 0mph to 15mph , took it to the dealer, had to replicate it with a technician inside the car and said it was the AC Lines / pressure that was causing the issue.
They had it replaced a week after ( no cost) service was performed under warranty, car had 10k miles at the time.
Car arrived with a few issues… crooked steering wheel, heat shield plate making noise, the AC lines mentioned above…
Well, now I hear a noise of the rear brakes engaging when backing into my garage or anytime I hit the brakes when backing up the car.
Will address it next week