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#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!!!!
#1628 of 1675 Can't turn key past accessory mode sometimes
Aug 18, 2011 (4:37 pm)
I have posted this about my key being stuck in the ignition - of course this doesn't happen all the time - I can turn the engine off, but the key won't turn past the accessory mode. Then I have to wait - sometimes a few seconds up to a minute (feels longer when it's 95 degrees out and be driven insane by the door open bell) and I have to wait for it to decide to release. I hear a little noise in the steering column - then I know I can continue to turn the key to off. Does anyone possible know the answer to this? I have had my car to the dealer twice and trying to work up the stamina to take it in for trip number three. The dealer doesn't have a clue, does anyone out there know? Is there a manual release that I can reach thru the hole in the steering column? Thanks for listening.
#1630 of 1675 2005 equinox check engine light
Sep 09, 2011 (11:11 am)
Hello everyone I have an issue with my Equinox. It currently has 71,000 miles on it. My gas cap was broken and I purchased a new one and had the check engine light cleared. It's came back on and I've had the purge solied replaced. The error codes are showing its a large and small environmental leak. I've tried to research this but I'm not having any luck. I've called my dealer and they have no idea how to fix this. I've mentioned the EGR and that part is $285 and who knows how much labor to fix. My local garage isn't sure either because he's not worked much on the Equinoxs. We're trying to find out what the valve is that is on top of the canister that's close to the fuel tank. I can't really afford $285 plus ungodly labor right now. Any suggestions? I still owe 3 years on the thing and can't trade it in right now.
#1631 of 1675 Re: Chevy Equinox 2006 Noise between 72-75 mph [jnd1022]
Sep 26, 2011 (6:40 pm)
jnd1022 - did you ever resolve the issue?
I have a 2006 Equinox LT, front wheel drive with 72,000 miles, and noticed it vibrates quite a bit at 70 mph, but even more at 80 mph plus.
I added 4 new tires, thinking the vibrating was caused by older tires. The new tires did not help very much.
I am wondering if it is a tie rod or an axle. Anyone have an idea?
#1632 of 1675 Re: Nox Leak [phill_in_ga]
Nov 17, 2011 (10:23 pm)
Hey, my 05 is leaking like you stated--my question is. should I check the pipe on the drivers side or the passenger side? My problem sounds very familiar to yours, any feedback is greatly appreciated.
#1633 of 1675 Re: Nox Leak [jslebod]
Nov 22, 2011 (11:18 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with your dealer regarding your concerns? Please feel free to email me directly.
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