Last post on Dec 24, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#11 of 20 Re: Gas Pedal Too Sensitive? [lesms808]
Jul 05, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Not sure what you are driving now or how old it is, but most late models cars utilize throttle by wire. There is no mechanical connection (via a cable) between the gas pedal and the engine throttle plate. The pedal inside the car has a position sensor attached to it. The position sensor sends an electrical signal to the computer. The computer interprets pedal position and sends another electrical signal to a small motor which opens or closes the throttle plate. It all happens in a split second. These set-ups are extremely sensitive and you do not need a lot of force to push the pedal down. After you drive one of these for a while, you get used to it.
#13 of 20 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Test Drives - Tell us what you think? [tidester]
Aug 18, 2010 (12:37 pm)
LOVED the NEW 2010 so much we purchased one. Bought it last Novembver of 2010, it roomy, comfortable, stylish and LOVE the on-star feature and with it's crash ratings being superb how could we pass this one up? I just hope down the road this car turns out to be reliable. Besides my resent issue with the car
(which I hope GM is working on it as we speak)-other than that I LOVE this crossover.
#14 of 20 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Test Drives - Tell us what you think?
Aug 21, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Test drove the 2010 Equinox today. No 2011s on the lot yet. I like the vehicle but engine seemed loud (we drove 4 cylinder). Just not sure about how it will perform on long trips.
#15 of 20 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Test Drives - Tell us what you think?
Aug 31, 2010 (7:44 pm)
Test drove a 2LT AWD 4cyl. Been looking for a new SUV, and liked the looks of the new Equinox/Terrains...
I hate the 4cyl...not enough power, bout what i expected.The V6 should be ok (haven't driven one of these yet).Exterior looks really nice as does the interior. What i hate and is a deal breaker is the cheap materials used in the interior.Really horrible.I'm disapointed in GM.They can do so much better. Really low rent plastic. Sad. I'm crossing these off my list.
#16 of 20 My Equinox
Sep 01, 2010 (8:11 am)
I just purchased a 2010 AWD V6 LTZ I enjoy the way it handles very quite. My first problem that scared me was the automatic transmission, the drive gear does not hold the vehicle in place when on sloped ground. As soon you take your foot off the brake the car begins to roll backwards faster and faster I find this to be very dangerous and should be recalled. I would sugust if you own one you should find a slight hill and try to let your transmission hold you in place or like mine it will take off too.
#17 of 20 Re: My Equinox [darb2]
Sep 01, 2010 (9:48 am)
Have you taken the vehicle back to the dealership and explained the concern? Or have them come to your house to have them see what is going on? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#19 of 20 EQUINOX CROSSWIND ISSUES
Dec 22, 2012 (10:25 pm)
I recently pruchased a 2007 Equinox. Decent car, lousy design on the cockpit but I see Chevy fixed this later. My big problem is stability on the highway in wind or when being passed by a truck or bus. This thing is worse than my old 82 rv in a crosswind. A bus passing at 70 gives you that "RIGHT TURN CLYDE" thing going on. Anyone seen this or could I have a tire/alignment issue. Car has 70k & new tires when I bought it.
#20 of 20 Re: EQUINOX CROSSWIND ISSUES [jlpetzold]
Dec 24, 2012 (5:27 am)
#1 Has it every been in a wreck #2 You could have a bad tire even though there new. You have no idea were the tire came from. You can still buy cheap made tires. #3 You could need an alignment. We have 2012 Equinox no such issues it handles to good for what it is. Alot of saftey built in. Odds are its bad news probley #1 or #2