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#1315 of 1675 Re: Perception [rvoth]
Mar 13, 2009 (4:43 am)
Almost the same thing here.
My sister has a 1998 "Chevrolet Lumina" with well over 260,000 km and no big problems with her car either and she still loves it as much as the day she bought it.
You must see all the Chevrolet Lumina on the road that are own by taxi companies around here and they surely do lots of millage.
I've own G.M. products since 1977 and I still bought one in 2005 "Equinox" and my next will probably be a G.M. again.
#1316 of 1675 Re: Perception [rvoth]
Mar 13, 2009 (8:32 am)
I also see a ton of Impalas and Trailblazers around with high miles on them. It is a shame that GM does not do a better job of advertising just how many cars they sell and how happy most people are with them. I think that part of the problem is that GM sells so many cars that there are always going to be more with problems just because of sheer numbers. Also the people with problem cars (of any brand) are more likely to make noise. So when you look in consumer magazines that rely on people to self report problems, or on internet comments about cars most people that do not have problems do not bother to report on their cars. Rather like the nightly news it distorts reality towards the negative.
#1317 of 1675 Re: Perception [laserblue]
Mar 13, 2009 (8:35 am)
Yep the big GM cars like the Park Avenue and Bonneville are known for running forever as well. I still see lots of Luminas around. Also a fair amount of Grand Ams and Grand Prixs with well over 100,000 miles on them.
#1318 of 1675 Re: Perception [commuter10]
Mar 13, 2009 (4:25 pm)
Just came back from the auto show and GM did a good job with their vehicles. They had a 2010 Camero SS with the LS3 v-8 nice looking not enough head room a poor blind spots visibility.
I was disappointed, no new 2010 Equinox and there and the excuse was that no one would buy the older model with the new 2010 model being displayed. I guess there is alot of 2009 models that aren't selling that well in my area of the country....... it would only cause more problems for the dealerships. Heck GM didn't even a V series model in any of their Cadallic's in western Canada to show ...wow..
Yes there are alot of Impala's and Grand Am's a few Park Ave's on the road around here.
#1319 of 1675 Transmission Fluid type
Mar 18, 2009 (7:21 pm)
Just read that the Five speed Asian Automatic uses GM DEXRON IV Transmission fuild not the new DEXRON VI tranny fluid.
If the two are mix you WILL have transmission failure says service info . Interesting the Asian five uses an older version of tranny fluid IV, FYI.
To check the level you have to unbolt the dipstick from the front of the tranny and then check the level. Seems GM doesn't want anybody that isn't mechanically inclined or who can't turn a wrench to service and check the fluid levels of their cars. ....interesting.
#1320 of 1675 Low Beams not working
Mar 26, 2009 (3:09 am)
Has anyone had any issues with only the low beam headlights not working? I have high beams and every other bulb is lit on the car. All the fuses are intact and the headlamp relay is clicking when the light condition is detected. I am hoping this is not a headlamp module on the steering column that failed similar to when the highbeam switches on the floors of the old trucks would fail.
Mar 27, 2009 (6:47 am)
I need your help. I have an Equinox that I have had a problem with. It would do alot of clicking when I tried to start and then slowly start. Dealer could not duplicate problem so they cleaned battery terminals.
I was going down road and key fell out while i was driving and the car kept running like the old fashion kind. It just went out of warranty so i had to pay half for new ignition.
I am hearing a whistling noise it started from the rear I thought but it seems to be from the front. It kicks on from a cold start after driving for about 8 minutes when you hit around 25 mph. When you put the brakes on it still stays on. When you slow down it seems to stop but slowly.
This has happend to me twice. I started car and steering dosen't work. If you shut car off and restart it is is okay. This happend twice.
I got a flat the other day and I oppend the hatch and where the tire was had an inch of water.
The drivers door hindge needs to be replaced.
I already replaced the hatch pistons one of them had stopped working.
I have around 68000 miles and most of this occured after warranty except for the clicking noise when trying to start. Could you please tell me what I should do and what the problems could be so I can get them fixed, I called the dealer today and they said there is no reacalls or bullentins.
#1322 of 1675 Re: 2005 equinox [nothappy05]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:57 am)
The only input I have is for your key issue. If you have a gob of keys on your ring it adds way too much stress on your ingnition switch and problems like you are having occur. My suggestion is that you take your ingnition key and put it on a separate ring and have only that ring in the ingition. Use a detatchable clip (like a carabeaner) to reattatch your keys when you are not driving the car.
#1323 of 1675 Re: Low Beams not working [powderkegg]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:58 am)
Bad multifunction headlamps switch! $50 at the dealer and a piece of cake to replace.
#1324 of 1675 Re: 2005 equinox [nothappy05]
Mar 27, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Get rid of it before your repair bills go past a down payment for a new one.