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#573 of 1701 Re: Multiple probs [smpt3]
Sep 18, 2005 (2:46 pm)
Does not sound as though your dealer has been effective with the coolant flushing procedure which is quite complex. See post #408 to access GM TSB listings then go down the list to find TSB# 04-06-02-010A which was issued on April 19 2005 and posted May 24 2005 as "Cooling System Underhood Odors". (I believe the original bulletin was 010 issued in December 04)
There must have been a consignment of off spec. hoses installed sometime after initial production commenced early in 2004. Pity GM has not come clean on this and identified/recalled the VINs affected.
The bulletin states that discoloration of the coolant is normal and is the result of sealant pellets added to the system during production, however they emphasize that sealant pellets are not to be added during the flushing repair so one could conclude that your flush has not been fully effective.
My Nox was manufactured in March of 04. It has about the same mileage as yours and the coolant is a slightly opaque pink.
Have not seen any prior references to rear brake pulsation although there are a number of references to front brakes rumble due to warped rotors (see post # 470). My front rotors were skimmed at 7000 miles.
Hope this is of some help.
#574 of 1701 Re: Dealer Invoice [ericb8276]
Sep 19, 2005 (7:10 am)
Have you ever tried nada.com or kbb.com for invoice prices? Many sites availabe that show the dealer invoice. Remember dealer can still sell under invoice with certain incentives. I paid $1500 under invoice for my 05 nox with the employee discount plan. 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr AWD LT
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#575 of 1701 Re: Will the Problems Never End? [gaspoor1]
Sep 19, 2005 (7:38 am)
Over 3000 miles, still at 15 MPG. I can hear the front brakes starting to rub, a lot of brake dust still being put off. Have seen messages getting 26 MPG, find this so hard to believe, which is why I purchased the nox. Thinking this meager 185 horse six is to small to handle a mid size, causing the consumption of more fuel. Asked the dealer if any complaints on fuel milage, of course he said no. Have all reciepts and mileage for fill-ups. Paid cash, wishing I had leased. I understand this is a SUV, the 19-26 MPG estimated fuel mileage needs to come off the sticker, more like 15-19.
#576 of 1701 Re: Dealer Invoice [ericb8276]
Sep 19, 2005 (7:48 am)
Oops! Can always look up the invoice price on the site we are on, Edmunds.com
#577 of 1701 Re: Will the Problems Never End? [noxno]
Sep 21, 2005 (4:36 pm)
US Department of Energy/EPA Nox fuel economy survey results range from 15 to 21 mpg with the average Nox driver getting 18.4 mpg. (www.fueleconomy.gov)
I drive an AWD and it's possible to get a 19+ mpg average by driving at the posted speed limit and controlling rev. surge below 3000 on the tachometer. The vehicle is very throttle sensitive, has good acceleration and will travel fast but seems to require a more conservative driving style to get close to 20 mpg.
My previous ride, a 3.8 V6 T'bird, had about the same fuel consumption but with much better streamlining and little or no electronics controlling the engine and transmission.
#578 of 1701 Cruise Control
Sep 23, 2005 (10:00 am)
Cruise control does not work 50% of the time. Took it to the dealer and they say nithing is broke. Bulletin from Gm says they know about thep problem and there is nothing they can do about it. They did give me an extended warranty if the cruise happens to break after my initial warranty. I told them it already does not work. We went around and around. I am reporting it to the Better Business Bureau. ANy body else have this problem?
#579 of 1701 Re: Cruise Control [wibeil]
Sep 24, 2005 (3:54 am)
maybe you should file a complaint with the national highway transportation safety administration so others might benefit:
Sep 26, 2005 (6:55 am)
I have a 05Chevy Eqiunox-The problem is the Amplifier is under passinger back seat ,bad-place. If someone spills pop or water on seat it runs down seat right in to the amp, which causes the amplifier to short out. GM should put the amplifier in the rear of the car where people will not be sitting and drinking. There are cup holders in the back seat area and it is normal to drink in an auto, but people need to be warned about the amp and where it is located.
#581 of 1701 Coolant Problems/Bad Odor
Sep 28, 2005 (12:34 pm)
I purchased my Equinox in Nov of 04 and have nothing but trouble with it. Twice it has been in the repair shop for the stench of foul odor coming from the coolant system and the sound of water running from side to side when turning. The first time in shop they replaced all coolant lines and flushed the system with this recommended cleaner by GMC and stated that they water sound was normal, but again they were wrong. I just got my vehicle out of the shop for the 2nd time for the same problem. This time they did a pressure test and stated that the heater coil had a crack and this was the problem all along. They replaced my coolant tank and flushed my system several time and stopped the water sound. I have only had my vehicle back less then 2 weeks and waiting for the next go around. I truly believe that they are grabbing a straws trying to fix this car. I really think GMC need to take a closer look at this problem and do a recall, because every day I am reading more and more about the same problem with other owners. I am truly unhappy with the Dealership that worked on my vehicle, every time I turn around somebody is not telling the truth and there stories never add up. I will be glad when something is done about this. One more time and I plan on filing a lemon law on this vehicle. Truly Unhappy in Florida
#582 of 1701 Re: Coolant Problems/Bad Odor [jhuggins]
Sep 29, 2005 (6:12 am)
GM issued a fix for the coolant problem way back in Jan or Feb possibly even Dec. Go back to your dealer and tell them there is a TSB issued for the problem and they have to follow the repair insructions exactly or it will not work. If they say it can't be done take your Nox to a differnt dealer because you may be dealing with numbskulls.