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#1090 of 1701 GM Extended Warranty
Dec 02, 2007 (1:43 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Chevy Equinox and am very happy with it so far. I have a question about extended warranties. The dealer offered me a 5 year wrap-around extended warranty for my equinox for around $1000.
I have heard that online warranties like warranty direct are good, but I live in California so from what I understand, I can't buy online warranty in California.
Is the GM extended warranty good or does anyone else have any suggestions on extended warranties at better deals? Thanks.
#1091 of 1701 Re: Transdmission Issue [mitch1947]
Dec 11, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Could be the module that controls the transmission. Had a 2001 Impala with same problem, took it to the dealer and GM paid for it.
#1092 of 1701 2007 Equinox LT remote start
Dec 15, 2007 (12:13 pm)
I can start the car OK with remote start, but how do I get the heater/defroster to come on? Remote start is worthless if I can't get the defroster on. It is a factory installed remote start.
#1093 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [jackswammi]
Dec 15, 2007 (4:31 pm)
When you get out of the car, set your heater/defroster fan to the position you want them to be when you'll start the car, then when you start your car with your remote start, it'll be on and working.
#1094 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [grosloup]
Dec 15, 2007 (9:35 pm)
It doesn't seem to work that way in the Equinox. None of the electrical things come on when I remote start it until I put the key in and turn to the run position. I know in older cars with remote start heater will come on if it is left on previously. These new cars, everything is controlled by some computer. I haven't asked the dealer yet, but maybe it can be re-programmed. Any other ideas?
#1095 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [jackswammi]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:20 am)
I never noticed on my Equinox if it works like you say because I'm the type of guy who always forget to leave my heater controls on when I exit the vehicule for my next cold restart.
I'll check this out and reply to you. I know that the older models could do it but like you said now everything is controlled by computers.
#1096 of 1701 2007 Equinox Still Has Stink Problem
Dec 16, 2007 (9:41 am)
I bought my Equinox in April of 2007. After about 4 months it started stinking like a musty basement. It kept getting worse, so bad that I would smell like mold when I got out of the car. I have had it to the dealer and they replaced some evaporator part on the AC but it still stinks!!!! Now they want to replace the carpet and clean the upholstery. They put some type of deodorizer in the system that I thought was going to kill me. It coated my windshield with a white film, and choked me to death. This cannot be healthy. I noticed that there were alot of post from 3 years ago about this. I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this problem now. It seems that they should have taken care of this problem over the past three years.
The dealer told me that they have to work on the same problem 3 times before I can do anything about this. This means that I have to deal with inhaling more mold and more chemicals. Help Me!!
#1097 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox Still Has Stink Problem [chendrickson]
Dec 16, 2007 (10:26 am)
Is that smell you're talking about coming from your vents or is it everywhere in the vehicule?
If it's coming from the vents, there was an issue about bad antifreeze but that was in the early 2005 models and I've heard they fixed that problem. The antifreeze instead of being an orange/pink color turned brown with residue in it caused by bad radiator hoses.
Did you check your "spare tire well"? Some Equinox had water in there and that's where their bad smell came from. Stagnant water.
#1098 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [jackswammi]
Dec 16, 2007 (4:08 pm)
It's me again. Just went out to make a little test. I got in my Equinox, put my vent control to defrost and the fan to MAX closed and locked the doors. Then I used my remote start to start the truck, unlocked my doors, got in and the defrost fan was blasting air without having to put the key in the ignition. I'm sorry but I guess your Equinox needs a little trip to the G.M. dealer.
#1099 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox LT remote start [grosloup]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Hey, I'm sorry. The heater does come on if left on previously when I remote start the car. The rear window defroster won't come however, but that probably is correct operation, because when you turn the car off, you have to restart the rear window defroster again. This my daughter's Equinox, and she told me the heater didn't come on with remote start. The car wasn't at my place to check out, so I believed her! Bad idea!! After I checked it out myself, it worked as you said. Thanks so much for your help, now I don't have to go harass my nice Chevy dealer! As "Fonzi" could not say, "I was wrong" - or "I was wronnng"