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#1080 of 2371 50,000 mile Summary
Sep 07, 2011 (9:20 am)
I just wanted to give my $.02 on my 2010 Equinox (very early production unit, built in mid-2009). It now has over 50,000 miles on it.
There were a few early production problems including some cosmetic defects and a leaking seal in the transmission/torque converter due to improper assembly. I had to bring it in for a couple recalls, and had the ECM reprogrammed due to pinging. I also had a problem finding replacement wiper blades early on. I still occasionally have a minor "sticky" feeling in the steering, but that has never caused any problem with controlling the vehicle.
This car has never burned a drop of oil, but I do have to say it doesn't come close to its EPA mileage ratings.
Overall, I've been very satisfied with this this vehicle. I know some people get very upset if they have to bring a car in once or twice for some warantee repairs. I usually don't get too worked up unless I get stranded somewhere, and fortunately I didn't have any problems like that.
Now its time to buy another new car, and after looking at everything out there, I decided to go back to the same dealer and special order a 2012 Equinox. I love the upgrades for 2012, especially the touch screen radio. And the trade-in value of my 2010 Equinox was way higher than I thought it would be. If this one is as good as my 2010, I'll continue to be a happy Chevy owner.
#1081 of 2371 Re: 50,000 miles and ready for a new 2012 NOX
Sep 07, 2011 (10:07 am)
DITTO...ITS GREAT to hear some positive feedback from another early 2009 Nox owner...I also have a early 2009 Nox 4 Cyl and have had some of the same issues like the sticky occasional steering matter, programing for transmission shifting matter, heater / A/C control issues, lower than expected 24-26 MPG which have all been some-what resolved at no cost to me by dealer. I was also thinking of trading up for the 2012 Nox and up-grading to the 6 Cyl NOX, trade in value is impressive....I probably owned 10 new cars in my time and they all had thier issues that needed tweeking.....One of the other forum Nox owners / critics put it very well a few months ago...The lifts in all the dealer service areas; are not only used for oil changes!?#$ Hello..
Sep 07, 2011 (1:01 pm)
Glad to hear it. I also have a 2010 4cyl Nox with 35,000 miles purchased in Nov 09 and overall very satisfied after similar updates and dealer warranty adjustments. My only complaint would be the wide pillars in front windshield that hinders my view and the noisy engine at idle. Would probaby consider the 6cyl next time.
#1083 of 2371 Re: 2010 Nox Owner Suggestion
Sep 08, 2011 (8:07 am)
I would suggest bumping the car into neutral while sitting in traffic or at stop lights; it saves fuel, less stress on drive line and engine runs at a smoother lower idle....I have been doing this for years with my automatic transmissions and have never had 1 transmission or engine issue in my 40 + years of car ownership!
A Popular Mechanics suggestion I have followed for last 30 + years.
#1084 of 2371 Re: 2010 Nox Owner Suggestion [roykulp]
Sep 08, 2011 (9:12 am)
And I have never put mine in neutral at a light and never had tranny problems in 50 years of driving.
#1085 of 2371 Re: 2010 Nox Owner Suggestion [roykulp]
Sep 08, 2011 (5:54 pm)
I always put my 2010 Nox in drive at red lights, because the revs are lower.
#1086 of 2371 Black soot in exhaust pipe
Sep 12, 2011 (9:39 am)
Hi all, my 2010 nox just runs above 12000 Km. Yesterday, I incidentally noticed its exhaust pipe was very black compared to my 2003 malibu. I put my finger on the inside, and it turned out jet black soot in there...did the same to malibu, it was clean. Is this normal? Should I bring it to dealer's attention? Thanks, BTW: my nox never run close to GM "claimed mileage".
#1087 of 2371 Re: Black soot in exhaust pipe [kwnoxca]
Sep 12, 2011 (10:21 am)
Better get that oil level checked! Mine was like that to. We didn't know it at the time, found out it was burning oil at an alarming rate. After the fact we noticed that the exhaust pipe was just as you described.
#1088 of 2371 Re: 2010 Nox Owner Suggestion [rocketent]
Sep 12, 2011 (10:42 am)
Doing a google search claims that you just don't save much gas or any and that the sudden shifting back into drive causes more wear on the drivetrain do tothe sudden strain than leaving it in drive.
#1089 of 2371 Chevy Equinox 2012
Sep 13, 2011 (2:53 am)
Just wanted to let everyone know that I had to put my new equinox, 3-weeks old with 400 mile in the shop. I went to go to work and started it up and on came a light for the engine malfunction. I needed to get to work and decided I would drive it anyway. I backed out of my garage and put the car in drive and notice some hesitation and continued down the road and just felt that it was not responding well when I stepped on the gas pedal. I decided to turn around, when I slowed to turn the vehicle around it stalled. I restared and it was very sluggish but managed to get it back inot my drive way. My husband came out and he went to me it back into the garage and it stalled, he restarted and stepped on the gas pedal firmly to keep it from stalling. So as of right now, I do not know what it wrong with it and will keep everyone up to date when I find out from the dealership service dept.