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#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.
#2040 of 2276 Re: I need Equinox help!! [grosloup]
Sep 23, 2007 (5:18 pm)
I don't know whether the Equinox has one but many vehicles have something called "roll over protection" which prevents gasoline spills in the event of a roll over and has the added benefit of making it difficult or impossible to siphon gasoline. A locking gas cap will help but a determined gas pirate will drill through the gas tank itself so you could be trading one headache for an even bigger one.
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#2041 of 2276 Re: I need Equinox help!! [grosloup]
Sep 24, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I've heard of a 12 gauge shotgun, but never a 12 gauge rifle.
#2042 of 2276 Re: I need Equinox help!! [40yearfan]
Sep 24, 2007 (8:22 pm)
Maybe the grooves in the barrel got worn away and the extra space allows for 12 gauge!
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#2043 of 2276 Re: I need Equinox help!! [40yearfan]
Sep 25, 2007 (3:25 am)
I'm sorry but I'm a french speaking person and our expressions is not exactly the same as in the english language. The principal matter here is that you understood what I was talking about no matter how I said it. Thanks to you, now I know that a 12 gauge is called a SHOTGUN in english and not a RIFLE. I'll go to bed less stupid tonight.
At least I tried to express myself in your language.
Now, you try to write me something in french... I did my best in english and you understood me. Great.
Can you do the same?