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#1594 of 1701 Re: 2006 Chevy Equinox Warranty Issues [colt_hero]
Dec 31, 2010 (2:58 pm)
Yes, but now that the dealership/service center has, "Rendered the Vehicle Un-driveable", and now that I have tried to go through GM to address my concerns, the dealership is now wanting an authorization for this $1700 worth of service.
Ya really have to love coincidence though...
1. That even though my Extended Warranty clearly states that it will expire in the year 2012, according to GM, it Expired the day my vehicle was brought into the dealership. **wink wink**
2. After Lianne had told me that the Service Center never called her back, she miraculously got in touch with them on the very day that I called her...**wink wink**
3. That after taking a week to hear back from GM Customer Service, 2 weeks of my Equinox parked in for service, it was only my turn to have a phone call returned after calling in...**wink wink**
4. That parts never fall off of vehicles and it was only the 2005 Equinox that there was a factory recall on the Shifter Cable...**wink wink**
#1597 of 1701 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!!
Feb 24, 2011 (11:17 pm)
I've been having a problem with my key getting stuck in the ignition and this morning after trying to take it out for over 15min I just left the key an had someone watch my car while I dropped off my son at the daycare. The power train light came on and also the check engine light so I drove it to the chevy dealership, I explained what happened and left the car, when I went back they said the ignition box needed to be replaced and that the warranty would not cover it! I think the problem is greater than that but they just look at me as if I'm dumb or something. Has anyone else had this problem?? Oh by the time the mechanic started inspecting my car the engine light and the power train light magically turned off and the computer didn't find a problem with the codes.
#1598 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [bvmclain]
Feb 25, 2011 (6:10 am)
It's funny that you posted this. I have a 2009 equinox and my key got stuck last week in the ignition. To make a long story short, my father is a mechanic and told me to spray some WD-40 into ignition and wiggle the key around inside. After a few wiggles, the key turned over. Could have been a built up of debris inside.
#1599 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [northerner19]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2011 (8:08 am)
er...I am really pleased you freed up the lock, but really, WD-40 should not be put into locks. Graphite lube is the best as it does not attract and retain debris, as WD-40 does.
#1600 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 25, 2011 (8:44 am)
In addition (taken from the world of antique clock repair) WD-40 in time tends to gum up, debris or not.
#1601 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [ray80]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2011 (9:24 am)
True enough, but you know, sometimes you gotta use what you have, to get out of an emergency. Hopefully, no adverse effects will occur.
#1602 of 1701 Need to install Cross Bars on Roof Rack on a 2010 Equinox
Mar 11, 2011 (2:07 pm)
Does anyone know how to remove the plastic covering at the back of the roof rack so I can install my own cross bars. I tried to pry on them a little but it seems like I will just crack them.
#1603 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [ray80]
Mar 11, 2011 (8:03 pm)
I drove my '10 Nox to the dealership, today. Same problem. Can't get the key out of the ignition lock.
This happened one time in Aug '10. Not since then has the key stuck until Friday.
The service writer at a local dealership indicated that the problem was caused by a defective ignition lock solenoid. I don't believe it. The problem feels like a cable sheath has come loose causing a simple adjustment to appear like major problem.
I found that the key will come out if you QUICKLY rotate the key from Off to Lock. If you gently try to remove the key, it will lock up every time.