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#1618 of 1675 Re: 2008 Equinox - trouble removing key from ignition [gmcustsvc]
Jul 12, 2011 (5:00 pm)
Well, I have had my car to the dealer twice. First time, of course could not duplicate problem.....2nd time it locked up on them but they replaced a part on iginition, but the problem is still happening. I hear a click when I know I can remove key.....what could that be?
#1619 of 1675 Re: 2006 Equinox tailgate wont open [kris66ca]
Jul 15, 2011 (11:14 am)
I've read about this on another forum as well- the problem was that the latch was not lining up properly with the metal bracket, so it would get "stuck". Some had their dealer fix it, but others fixed it themselves. It sounded like it was relatively easy, maybe do a google search on it, just a little adjustment. Probably only takes about five minutes.
#1620 of 1675 transmission blew at 47k in 08 equinox
Jul 25, 2011 (6:00 pm)
No warning, really blew - burned plates, parts everywhere. Chevy rebuilt it - question, should I keep the car? I've seen posts on Edmunds indicating this is a common problem. Is a rebuilt tranny the same as the old one (so the original design is bad) or do you think they have fixed whatever causes 2008 transmissions to fail? And suddenly by the way, no slippages, no warning.
#1622 of 1675 Problems with 2007 equinox
Jul 29, 2011 (4:50 pm)
i have had nothing but problems with this car. My major problem right now is the bucking or jerking that my vehicle is doing when I am driving. I thought i got bad gas at first but I have tried different gas since and it is still doing it. Another thing the dealership that i take my car too says they cant do anything about it because there is no dash lights coming on. My rear wiper blade is not worked in over three and half months and they say the part is on back order.I took it in for a noise coming from the front tires and it still is making the noise and they are billing me for it. i have so many other problems with this car that it makes me never want to buy another chevy again. When i first bought this vehicle i loved it cause it ran good and now one problem after another and the dealership doesn't want to help me out at all.
#1624 of 1675 2006 Equinox Battery Light
Aug 01, 2011 (2:30 am)
The battery light has started coming on when accelerating hard/going up a hill and stays on until I release the pressure on the pedal. No apparent impact to performance. Have had no prior problems. Replaced the battery last year. Took it for service and they said the alternator was on its last legs so we swapped out the alternator last week.
Just got back from a weekend trip and the light is still coming on when accelerating hard only now, it's kicking off the cruise control and A/C. The A/C comes back on once the acceleration evens out.
I'll be taking it back in for service this week but am hoping someone has had a similar experience or thoughts about this so I can go in armed with some information...
#1625 of 1675 Re: Problems with 2007 equinox [kpoticher]
Aug 09, 2011 (1:28 pm)
Had the same problem with mine, in the shop right now, have had a lean code for over a year that the dealership could not figure out. Finally got so bad that they could get a different code on it, turns out that there are 2 gas tanks in our equinox and the fuel pump and transfer pump was going out. Oh and extended warranties will not cover it since it is covered by the powertrain/powerwrap 100,000 mile warranty.
#1626 of 1675 Re: Problems with 2007 equinox [kpoticher]
Aug 13, 2011 (4:29 pm)
Bucking/jerking are not likely from bad gas (almost never the issue); more likely you have an issue with the plug wires and plugs going bad. I have the Torrent (essentially the Pontiac Equinox) and it is such a common problem that GM issued a service notification; but only extended it to certain VIN's. I've gotten nothing but the run around from GM; I believe they just refuse to admit the extent of the issue. If you want the details check out the Torrent Forum, the issue is discussed extensively there under Lurching on Easy Acceleration.
If you want a shot at GM doing it and eating the cost go to a dealer; it's no guarantee, but based on my experience if you don't you have no shot.
As for the GM reps that troll these forums......useless; IMO just here to act as if GM cares.
#1627 of 1675 Traction Controll/Stabilitrac
Aug 17, 2011 (9:10 am)
I have a 2007 Equinox. The current milage is 94,000 miles. At or around 30,000 the warning light came on stating "Service Traction Control" and also, "Service Stabilitrac"? The car would "buck and Jump" when trying to pull out from a dead stop. The car had about half the power as usual. After 3 trips to the dealer they replaced the transmission. A few short months later the car did the exact same thing?? Took it back to the dealer and they replaced the valve body inside the tranny. The car was fine for about 3 months then the same problem occured again. Back to the dealership again!!! They then replaced the computer that controlls the transmission. Again the car was fine for about 2 days??? By this time I am FURIOUS!!!!! I took the car back and argued with the service manager and they fixed the car again??? He said that the tech that worked on the car "Forgot to program the new computer"???? After about a year in the shop and total of all the bills around $5000.00 dollars the car seemed "fixed"??? Luckily it was still under warranty!
Now a couple years and 50,000 miles the problem has come back!!!!! What is the problem with this POS? The car is out of warranty and I don"t have $5k to fix the problem again! What can I do to fix it myself??? I was a mechanic for 15 years and feel like I can fix about anything but, I can't find any information on the "Stabilitrac/Traction Control system/ All of the service manuals that I have looked at say that the Stabilitrac and Traction Controll system is a propriatary (spelling?) dealer only system and wont disclose any information on it or how to diagnoss problems with it..... Please help!!! I am at my wits end. I can't even trade it off because of the tranny problems. If I do I will take a major loss because of mechanical issues.
Please, Please, Please Help!!!!