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#2030 of 2276 2007 Equinox Leaky sunroof
May 03, 2007 (4:38 am)
I have a 3 week old 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. This has the "D" level trim - sunroof, leather etc... Going through my 1st car wash, I noticed that the sunroof leaked water through the rear part of the sunroof seal. A further observation revealed what appears to be an inproper positioning of the window when closed. The car was in the shop for 2 days. They originaly said that the mechanism was warped.Then they said that a cable was defective (too long). There were no parts available in all of America. They took some parts form a stock unit.
When I picked up the car, I noticed the window was still in the position that they originaly said was not right. When I took the Equinox through the carwash again...you guessed it, the sunroof leaked.
I called back to the service dept. and they informed me that all of the Equinox windows sit that way. They also said that the Chevrolet Equinox equiped with a sunroof should not be taken through a touchless type car wash. They claim that the water pressure is too high.
So, whatever happened to the original diagnosis. Sounds to me like they can't fix it and that I should just avoid the wet spots.
Feel free to comment.
#2031 of 2276 Re: 2007 Equinox Leaky sunroof [philw]
May 04, 2007 (3:33 am)
It is time to find a new dealer. Sunroofs installed correctly do not leak in a car wash--touchless or otherwise. The present dealer does not know how to fix the problem.
#2032 of 2276 Re: Equinox Woes [ryanjenkins]
Jun 19, 2007 (11:38 am)
You are not alone, here's my list:
Rotors resurfaced (now needed again)
Violent shaking in column (rotors)
paint coming off radio/dash
told to not open the sunroof if it rained unless I drive 3 miles first!
I don't want the car anymore, submitted my story to a lawyer. I don't mind getting a newer nox, just not a 2005.
#2033 of 2276 Re: Equinox Woes [emanchen]
Jun 20, 2007 (4:53 am)
I have been dealing with my lawyer for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. I was supposed to hear something back by the end of the week----2 weeks ago. Basically I got an offer from GM of $2600. I had three choices: 1. take the offer 2. refuse the offer and file a lawsuit 3. make a counteroffer. I chose to make the counteroffer on June 1st. The rep handling my case at GM went on vacation, and apparently she is the only person that can handle what is happening...Anyway, if I filed a law suit, by the time it was over the car would be paid off, and I could just sell it. Basically the problems I am having with my car are getting worse. The front end has been fixed 4 times, but different things have been fixed - can't be considered a lemon - the service engine light was on - it need a fuel pressure sensor - the rear differential has been replaced - if the humidity is high (it always is in Cincinnati) the door panel trim will fall off when you open the door - the smooth shifting is not smooth at all between 2nd & 3rd gear and I was told it was normal. The servicing dealership put 1 too many quarts of oil in and gave me an oil leak, which they said was normal....2 dealerships have refused to work on the car....IT ONLY HAS 24,000 MILES ON IT!!!! One dealership told me I needed to send it back to where it was made....how do I do that, it was made in Canada? I got a quote on trading it in, and they would only give me $11,000 because they looked up the VIN number. I owe more than that on it, and I have been paying on it for 3 years.....I am done with General Motors. I have been a lifelong customer as well as my husband, his parents, and my parents - his dad is retired from GM - none of them will ever buy another GM vehicle, and they wander why sales are down so low - - - they don't care about their customers....Sorry I rambled, but this has been brewing for over 3 years now!!!!!!!!!1
#2034 of 2276 Over 25,000 miles, Nox still running great!
Jul 13, 2007 (6:08 pm)
I have a loaded 2005 FWD LT, with leather, we bought in January 05. Currently has 25,000 miles.
We bought this as a family cruiser and as a universal work horse. Still have the original brakes which stops smooth.
I also have two boys 6 & 12yrs, that ride in it all the time with my wife. She loves the Equinox.
We had no problems, get advertised fuel economy, and still drives nice.
I was at the Chevy dealership the other day, talkin to the sevice manager. He pointed to that particular Equinox and told me that customer had his 2005 Equinox in for a 100,000 mile checkup!
Sure enough, the worksheet specified the mileage and routine service.
#2035 of 2276 Re: Equinox Woes [ryanjenkins]
Jul 16, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I have the same problems....Equinox has been in dealer numerous times with ignition problems...it has stranded me once with the car resetting and not wanting to start. I took it in for the ignition problem...and magically for me the last time they told me to pick it up, the car would not start infront of the service manager. He said that if he hadnt seen it they would have never believed me.so its been in the shop since. Just today they said it was carbon build up from the gas that i was using. Mind you that this has been happening since i bought the car. we'll see how long that lasts.
Aug 16, 2007 (5:33 pm)
The other day for no apparent reason my alarm system went off by itself (horn and flashing lights). My keys were hung on the key rack. I went to check around and all the doors were close and locked, the truck was O.K. nothing had happened so I reactivated the alarm system by unlocking the doors and locking them back again.
What could have made that alarm go off by itself?
By the way, it's the factory installed alarm.
#2037 of 2276 backfiring heres what to do
Sep 07, 2007 (10:12 am)
back firing noise? heres the fix.... after taking my vehicle in 8 times for the sameproblem...backfiring...quiet and loud. my service manager handed me a tsb bulletin 04-06-05-009a. and told me that according to gm this was normal operation of the evap vent solenoid, and there was no fix. i took this all the way to the top of gm headquaters and the reply i got was there was nothing they could do. i informed them under the new york state lemon law that this was a lemon..they disagreed, hoever the lemon law states that any defect that greatly affects the value of the vehicle, and taking it in, for the same poblem, 4 or more times. is a lemon...keep your receipts no one would buy this with it making this noise. i filed a complaint with the bbb in ny .i rejected 3 offers from gm, and two days before my arbitration hearing they agreed to repurchase the vehicle form me under the lemon law. do this asap...i got all my money back. minus interest from financing and a usage fee, after 12k.if you go to the bbb wbsite there is a link on there to file a lemon law complaint and it is free.
#2038 of 2276 I need Equinox help!!
Sep 22, 2007 (10:48 pm)
I have reason to believe that someone in my neighborhood has been siphoning gas from random cars on my street. I own a 2006 Chevy Equinox LS & I wanted to know if it was possible to siphon gas from my car. (some of the newer cars have preventative features for this, I've been told...) If not, is there anything I can buy to prevent this from happening to me?
#2039 of 2276 Re: I need Equinox help!! [haleywells]
Sep 23, 2007 (1:00 pm)
You can do like I did. Buy yourself a locking gas cap. But always carry the key with you.
A double barrel 12 gauge rifle.
Stay with the locking gas cap.