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#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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#1634 of 1675 Drive Shaft broken at 65k
Jan 13, 2012 (3:56 pm)
We are the 2nd owners of our '06 Equinox AWD. Purchased it in Aug 2011 with 61K miles and have put not quite 4k on it. On December 23, 2011 we noticed it driving funny, it felt like it wasn't wanting to shift into overdrive. So we took it to our local transmission repair shop, they had the car until after Christmas (5 days total) and said it was most likely a Chevy computer issue that they can not diagnose; so we took it to a local Chevy service shop. The put it on the computer and said it was the purge solenoid and fixed that and sent the car home. That might have needed fixed but it did not solve the shifting problem. We finally got it back to them and told them they didn't fix it in the first place and we needed them to look at the problem we are noticing. They drove it for about 50 miles and had the computer attached; noticed it went through all of the gears but the computer told them the casing around the rear drive shaft was broken. We got a quote of $1,500 to repair.
We have had this car for 4 months, and are stuck having to put a huge amount of money into getting it fixed when it's a part that would have originally been covered under the original drivetrain warranty. Is it possible for Chevy to offer any assistance? We still have 35k miles before we hit 100K - the drive shaft should not have gone bad already!
Anyone else experience similar problems?
#1635 of 1675 Re: Drive Shaft broken at 65k [mdawns]
Jan 26, 2012 (5:51 pm)
I have a 2006 Equinox also, and it is in the garage now having the same problem and it only has 80 thousand miles, I actually took it to get a oil change and the staff said that my carrier baring was going bad and made me an appointment to get it fixed, they did not fix it, I drove it in the garage with no noises or problems and ended up having it towed home, I contacted the owner of the garage and he had it towed to another garage, well now they are saying that the carrier baring, 2 U joints and the driveshaft is bad. I don't know what to think. The current mechanic said that the driveshaft shouldn't have been removed because there not made to take apart, I don't whether the first garage tore it up taking it out or if it was messed up to begin with. I hadn't had any problems w/it untill that day. I am curious if any others out there are having similiar problems.
#1636 of 1675 Re: Traction Controll/Stabilitrac [radboiler]
Jan 26, 2012 (6:31 pm)
I wish I was replying to say I have a solution for you but sadly only another problem. Our 2005 Equinox is doing the very same thing and I was wondering (and hoping) if you had discovered a solution.
My father n law is a mechanic and has tried several things but the bucking and jerking continues. It's not all the time and is so inconsistent that it's difficult to trace down. The only thing we have not replaced is the computer on the trans but I've noticed that I can put the car in park or neutral and it is still idling sporadically and sometimes the engine even shuts off which is very bad when we are sitting at a red light..
Anyway if you ever find a solution and can reply back and let me know I would greatly appreciate it ...