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#859 of 1701 Re: Equinox Odor [reed]
Jun 30, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I hope this helps everyone with a nasty smell to their nox.
Yesterday my nox was giving off a terrible smell...almost like vapor of some kind. I immediately shut my air off(yuck was a hot day) and sat up all night worrying that I had to call my dealer again with yet another problem on my brand new 2006 equinox. ( 2 times I have had major repairs... fuel line and brakes...I only have 3,100 miles since i purchased it new in Nov,2005) anyway, i took it to my local manchanic who i have used for years to see if it was safe to drive to the dealer. Much to my surprise, he showed me the problem (he claims it is a very common one with suv's) I had ran over a plastic bag that attached itself to the exhaust system and that was causing the smell. For a very small fee, he had his manchanic scrape as much as they could and advised me to have the the car washed at a car wash so it would remove more of the plastic. he claims I may still smell it until it burns itself out....I am a happy camper for now.
Thought I would share this information and hope it helps some of you. Good luck...I personaly would never buy a chevy again.
#860 of 1701 Re: Equinox Odor [wishididnot]
Jul 01, 2006 (1:15 pm)
I wouldn't either, Chevy and those pesky plastic bags. How do they sleep at night. I'm just kidding, I'd just wait a little bit longer before you pass judgment on your Nox. A lot of cars have bugs to be worked out when you first buy them. Unfortunately Honda and Toyota are not immune to this as most would believe.
#861 of 1701 Re: Different Problem with 2005 Equinox LT AWD [tjmaynard]
Jul 02, 2006 (3:57 pm)
Here's a more recent update than the previous one. The service manager called me to let me know that the part they ordered for the differential won't fit so they are going to replace the entire differential in my 'Nox. I don't care as long as it fixes the problem permanently. I just wouldn't want the same thing to happen with this vehicle as my last ... the warranty runs out and all of a sudden there are a multitude of problems. We've had more luck with the used cars we've purchased in the last few years than the new ones ... Makes me not want to buy another new car.
#862 of 1701 Noise when turning in the front
Jul 08, 2006 (5:43 pm)
I have 22000 miles on my Equinox.
I bought it 2yrs ago .
After having the rotors turned then replaced I now have a loud noise when I turn the steering wheel.
Seems to be coming from the right front.
Also have a loud noise coming from the back when moving & turning.
I am GM retiree & want to stay loyal to GM.
But I am really getting disgusted.
#863 of 1701 Re: paint job [lazerblue31649]
Jul 09, 2006 (2:58 pm)
We bought our 2005 nox in August 2004. This spring I noticed a paint bubble. The dealer did repair it without quibble but now I see lots of little rust dots on the car. I wonder if the whole paint job is crummy. I'll be watching. Anyone else?
#865 of 1701 Re: Noise when turning in the front [dowop]
Jul 10, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Update on noise.
Took it to the dealer today.
They said it was the Sruts making the noise in the front.
The differential is making the noise in the back.
They said the parts will take a couple of days to get in.
My question is should this be coverd under warranty?
I did not ask while I was at the dealer.
#866 of 1701 Re: Noise when turning in the front [dowop]
Jul 11, 2006 (9:08 am)
hey - if you read a little further back - I've been having the same issue. I took it into the dealer - they replaced the struts - it didn't help - went back again - replaced the suspension (apparently) - it helped - but about 3-5 months later - it came up AGAIN - apparently there is NO real fix - but this XXX amount of times im bringing it in - im taking it to a higher level. It is NOW covered under warrenty - but when the warranty is up - then WHAT??? - im' not willing to pay every 3-5 months....
i'll let everyone know what happens
#867 of 1701 Re: Noise when turning in the front [bossenox]
Jul 11, 2006 (2:09 pm)
The dealer is going to replace the front stabilizers instead of the struts.
They are also going to replace the differential tomorrow.
The service department at my dealer has been great.
My warranty is up in 11 months.
I dont want to shell out $1800.00 for a extended warranty.
I really like the Equinox concept.
But I am concerned with the problems I have had.
I am thinking about trading for a Malibu Max.
#868 of 1701 Re: Noise when turning in the front [dowop]
Jul 12, 2006 (8:46 am)
i would love to know if it works because im taking in the truck next week
keep me posted