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#1639 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [osrv]
Mar 13, 2012 (6:04 am)
I just traded in my 2003 expedition of which never left me stranded or had any major issues just getting up there in mileage and fuel expenses. I found a 2006 Equinox at a dealer down the street ,test drove it and liked it enough to purchase it. I did some general research on the reviews before I bought it and seen pretty much the same stuff over and over again with ignition,brake and overheating issues but never the less took the chance. I have owned it for 6 days and last night at my kids baseball practice it left me stranded. NO START!!! Either ignition or security lock out at 60k miles. I disconected the battery for 60 seconds and it started. Once I got home it wouldnt start again, but this morning it did. It is on the tow truck on the way back to the dealer. I also noticed the day I bought the car it had a wet spot on hte drivers floor right at the bottom of the A pillar and a week later its still there???????
#1640 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [bvmclain]
Apr 12, 2012 (6:18 pm)
I had the same problem on my 2007 Equinox about six months ago. Authorized chevy repair center said it needed a new "shift kit". Cost was about $350 total, but no more problems.
#1641 of 1701 Re: 2007 Equinox, key gets stuck in the ignition!!!! [toolmanmarv]
Apr 13, 2012 (7:17 am)
Good morning toolmanmarv,
I'm glad to hear that the repair done by your service center has resolved the ignition problem you had been experiencing!
Many more happy miles,
GM Customer Service
#1642 of 1701 2006 Equinox - What Else can go wrong?!
Apr 18, 2012 (9:34 am)
I bought my 2006 Equinox LS (FRNT wheel drive) two years ago from a Chevy dealer. It had 38,000 km on it. I thought it was an excellent deal...was I wrong!
Complete disappointment! I've had to replace the blower motor ($1,000 repair at the dealer I bought it at) and now I'm not only having to replace the air blend temperature door ($1,707 at another dealer) but also the thermostat AND the drive shaft tower assembly! For a car that had that low km on it I'm surprised at all the repairs needed!!! In two years I'll have spent over $4,000 on repairs and new tires (as they, for some reason, were completely worn too).
I'm curious of how a drive shaft tower assembly can be coroded within 6 years and with so little milage. I'm curious of why GM won't do a recall on the air blend temperature door (as it seems to be an extremely common problem) and I'm curious how a GM dealership could sell a car with so many issues!! Optimum vehical?! I think NOT!
I've always bought GM vehicals and am completely disappointed not only with the Dealership but with this car specifically. I've driven other years of the Equinox (hence why I bought one) and really like how she handles and the comfort. I'd like to keep her but honestly if anything else goes wrong I'll be living in a box so it won't matter!
#1643 of 1701 Re: NOX concerns [scrappydoo1]
Apr 23, 2012 (5:01 am)
I have been dealing with nothing but issues with my Equinox! GM acts like there is nothing they can do because they can't connect all the issues as one problem. I want a replacement vehicle! I bought my car in 2010 brand new...it has been in the shop several times. I had to send the dealership an article to get the to actually figure out the problem. The first time I took it in they said it was a sensor so they reset it. Few days go by and the car is having problems again. I take it in a second time and they stated that it was a timing chain and my oil was really black. I just had a oil change the week before so I found that odd. They said change your oil more often...I was very confused because I just had it done so I knew there was more to it. A few months go by and my check engine light starts to come on and my car is again back to doing the same thing it's done in the past. The engine revs up when I'm stopped, MIT shakes, when I turn it off the car stays running several seconds, etc. so here we go again I take the vehicle back in. This time they say your car is no longer under warranty and it's an O2 sensor. I said I have had it and I want the codes my car is pulling. They gave me P0172 and P0300. Red flag!! That's codes for fuel pump and engine misfire. After some research I found several articles online about the equinox having issues where the fuel leaks into the oil...hints why my oil is black after just having it changed. I fault with them to take a look further and when they did they called me and said they had good news that fuel is leaking into my oil and that is covered under warranty! Ok that's great that it was under warranty but seriously...I had to send an article for them to solve the problem. I have been fighting with GM because I no longer want my Equinox! It's been nothing but trouble and on top of it my heated seats just stopped working! I recommend anyone looking to get a 2010 Chevy Equinox to rethink their decision! This vehicle is the worst vehicle I have ever owned!! And GM won't do anything to help you out!
#1645 of 1701 equinox performance
Oct 15, 2012 (6:12 am)
I have 2010 equinox; 50+k; and started having problem of power of car. Can not go no matter how much gas you give. Also start and runs with lot of noise. DEALER changed cam selonoide still the same problem. infect it stopped middle of the road and shaking like crazy. I bring home and checked there was no oil and oil indicator shows oil level is ok. also oil life also shows 35%. I did went to oil change at 3k before and dealer associate says u don't need it because it is still 70% life. You want to do it about 5% or show.
This car has multiple problems. Air bag, gas millage, noisy start and run, water condense in engine, oil consumption and indicator is not correct and so on. Now i am taking this car to dealer see what happens.
#1646 of 1701 Re: equinox performance [equinox10]
Oct 15, 2012 (9:41 am)
We hope your appointment with your dealership goes well, equinox10. If you would like for us to follow up on anything with your visit, please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#1647 of 1701 Re: equinox performance [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 16, 2012 (8:38 am)
I have been having issues with my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox as of the last 10 months or so (Only finding out 2 weeks ago, there was a Technical Service Bulletin for the exact issue I've been having, extending the warranty for the part (not by enough for me apparently), 7+ months AFTER having the issue start on me.
Basically the classic blend door issue, where I now have no heat in my car. So when my wife takes my son to school, and then goes to work in her vehicle, the window now doesn't de-fog properly, as well as it being as cold in the car as it is outside (Sometimes even colder, because the only way to keep the window from constantly fogging up is to keep the cold air blasting on the windshield.., even then it doesn't work well). I have taken it to a local dealership, as well as have a case open with GM, but I was informed this morning that they will not help me, and I cannot afford to pay the $1,500 repair bill they are charging for it all.
So it's either I get help fixing it, or I will be trading in my car and never looking at GM as an option again. And to think, I was originally thinking of trading this car in later on for my wife for a brand new Equinox or Traverse.. I think I'm going to second-guess that one now. If this didn't cost so much (Labor time anyhow), I bet they would have recalled it, as it's a wide-spread issue, as well as being a safety hazard.
#1648 of 1701 Re: equinox performance [rsills82]
Oct 16, 2012 (10:03 am)
If you wanted to forward us either the last 8 digits of your VIN or your case number (71-**********), we could check into this further to see if there are any alternative options.
Sarah, GM Customer Service