Last post on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Equinox
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Equinox, Electrical, Engine, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#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.
#1604 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [osrv]
Mar 24, 2011 (8:50 am)
Have your issues been resolved?
GM Customer Service
#1605 of 1701 CHEVY EQUINOX 2005-2011 LEMON VEHICLE
Mar 24, 2011 (12:01 pm)
My Issues with the Cac-Gm customer service has not been resolved, they keep teeeling me i do not contact them back I have over 15e-mails where could not get a hold of Raymund the specialist who was handling my claim,I offered to take my vehicle to a dealer qwhich i frequently used and have gm pay the charges to repair once and for all,i neeed someone at gm to authorize repaid for me totaling approx / $ 1500. can anyone do that as for the keys,you will have to have your lock changed as i did when it was noticed the key for the dooor and the ignition came from the factory and did not mact the door.so i had to pay almost $300.00 out of my pokcet for a locksmith!!!
#1606 of 1701 Re: 2006 Equinox Problems Solved and Unsolved [colt_hero]
May 27, 2011 (9:26 am)
It has been a while since I have responded to my post. AfterI put on my second set of Wagner rotors with ceramic brake pads since the semi-metallic ones were not doing the trick, I drove around and realised the front driver side rotor was twice as hot as the left side rotor. Took it to the shop, Firestone, the next day and had the calipers replaced because of a ceased piston. So now I have new Wagner rotors, ceramic pads and new calipers on there thinking everything would be good now. No, brake squeal at 30mph and lower when stopping came back within the first month and the rotors have warp to them now at 76k miles. I took it in three days ago for a tire repair and rotation but had them check the brakes because of the squealing. I had them clean out the drum brakes and adjust the if need be so I could eliminate that as a cause for the squealing. after their first test drive they noticed the sqealing and put the anti-vibration goop on the back of the pads but said that may only be temporary. It was, within a day the brakes were squealing but not as bad. I checked Chevy's service bulletins and they have on for that exact problem for their cars and said it is just normal. I showed the guy at Firestone and he agreed that was the same problem I was having. I have tried brake pads with the goop and without the goop and in either case the brakes eventually start to squeal. So, my next step will be to replace the clips that hold the pads into the calipers since they have been messed with so much and they are cheap to replace. I re-torque my lug nuts after getting it back from Firestone just to make sure but they always air-gun them on there then torque them to the proper amount so I don't have to do much. after these rotors wear out i may try some EBC rotors and pads or just their pads with Wagner rotors. Don't know yet and don't really want to think about spending any more money on this problem even though I enjoy problem solving it.