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#1363 of 2371 Not happy either
May 29, 2012 (3:30 pm)
Ok, so I'm glad I found this site, I'm having the issues with the 2010 Chevy Equinox LT. Stabili Track issue, check engine light comes on for about a day and half, goes off for a day and half and then comes back on again. It ticks (it has since I got it), they said it was a cold start. So I drove it last August back to the dealership, it was 90 degrees out and drove it for an hour to get there, got out of my truck and said "Cold start huh?" That was my 7 and final trip there when their "fix" was to put an engine insulator under the hood! Now all this stuff is coming up with it and I'm worried! I'm calling tomorrow and hopefully they will take care of it, but I'm assuming they will not!
#1364 of 2371 Dealership problem-what finally got our blood boiling!
May 29, 2012 (7:01 pm)
Why so mad after 6 trips to the same service department for the same problem? I mentioned earlier that the dealership insisted on changing the oil today (at my expense). I told them the level was at 70 %. They said that is not accurate. The paper they gave me after changing the oil stated that the dipstick was low. My husband told me he checked 2 days ago (Sunday) and that was absolutely not the case. He knows cars! The service rep told me to bring the car back in another 500-1000 miles to do an oil consumption test (he said the engine may need to be replaced). When I paid for the oil change/air filter, the bill was $158 (with a $20 discount)-why so high? Service rep said I also approved a fuel injection treatment as well (NOT TRUE-the paper I signed had his recommendations hand-written initials). My husband is ballistic over this-why would this be done if a new engine is anticipated at the next visit?
I am so sick of paying out of pocket at each of these warranty-covered engine service visits. (January visit-car was returned with a cracked windshield after they accidentally let someone drive away in my car-I replaced and paid $100 deductible, at 2nd of 2 March visits, they offered to fix a suspension problem that I did not have when I dropped the car off for $135 (BTW, the 1st and 2nd March visits were on consecutive days because the engine light came back the same day as the 1st visit, so I brought it back the next day and they kept it for the rest of the week-hence, the new suspension problem).
I don't like worrying about being rear-ended, especially with a kid in the car. I also drive all over the state for work. I love what I do and I need reliable service.
We had the case re-opened when the engine light came back on and I had multiple stalls on a trip home from work (3.5 hour drive). Made the service appt for this morning and crossed our fingers. Came home this afternoon absolutely devastated that in addition to no resolution to our car problem, the dealership has found a way to charge me additional fees. Let's say it together: "engine problem". There, was that so hard? Now let's do something!
I still have pride in GM, I want to believe in their product, their customer service...
#1365 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox Engine Issues [carnut83]
May 30, 2012 (1:24 pm)
I have a 2010 Equinox DI 4-cylinder with 78k miles. The car ran great until it start pinging at 73k miles. I took it to the dealer after the check engine light came on, and the diagnotics showed low fuel pressure. So, they replaced the fuel pump; and the car does run much better, expecially acceleration. However, the ping has reduced it's severity; but it's still there. Premium gas does help, but I don't want to continue paying the fuel premium. In another blog concerning spark knock, I did find mention of ECM calibration PI0325. Did you have this done?
#1366 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption [audionutty]
May 30, 2012 (8:00 pm)
I took my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox to the dealership where I bought it because of oil consumption issues and GM replaced the engine. On the invoice, it referred to an internal memo noting that the rings were put in wrong from the factory. So, if you are having oil consumption issues, do not let some ignorant know it all on this site tell you that you do not know what you are talking about! Do not listen to those who claim you must not have changed the oil often enough. The truth is that GM knows there are issues with some of the engines from the factory.
#1367 of 2371 2010 Equinox LT Chatters
Jun 08, 2012 (4:32 am)
I own a 2010 Equinox and it ran fine until around 50+K. It developed a chattering noise so I took it back to the dealer and they changed the timing chain tensioner. They returned the car and said everything was fixed. When I drove it the chatter was still there so they replaced the balancer on the timing chain shaft ( or something like that). They gave me back the car and the chatter remained. I took it back to them and drove around with the Shop Manager and mechanic and they heard the chatter but couldn't tell me what it was so they took the car back and said they would fix it. I just got the car back yesterday and the SR said they found the AC Compressor was torqued properly. Guess what, the chatter is still there, no change. Guess I will call the SR again and see what he says.
#1368 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox LT Chatters [foster904]
Jun 08, 2012 (4:47 am)
Check the oil level. Vehicle ticks when oil is low
#1369 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption [tcseal]
Jun 08, 2012 (5:12 am)
Could you provide more information regarding the "internal memo nothing that the rings were put in wrong"? A lot people, including myself, have this oil consumption problem and we need some concrete evidence to talk to the dealer.
#1370 of 2371 4th TIME A CHARM?
Jun 12, 2012 (10:02 am)
I took my Equinox into the dealer this morning for the 4th time...yesterday morning I rode around with the shop foreman while he listened to the chatter. He was going to get a couple of mechanics to look at it and see if they could figure it out. The guys at Enterprise are getting to know me on a first name basis I do have to say that the dealership has been very accommodating but I really need a repaired car.
#1371 of 2371 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [dgjauregui]
Jun 19, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Been a while since I was here. Car now at 68k. Same problems with noise and rattle and idle as all along. Finally got ac and headliner fixed. Today it finally overheated. Spent another couple of wasted hours and missed work dealing with tow truck, dealer and rental cars. No news yet as to issue, but imagine it will be engine oil issues based on things read here. Hate this vehicle and nothing but problems for 2.5 years.
Looking tonight online at used Fords and plan to go back to different manufacturer ASAP. This is my first and last Chevy.
#1372 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT SAGA [58mga]
Jun 19, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I feel your pain. My engine seems to have given out today after no one has ever been able to diagnose and fix my problems from the early beginnings in 2010. Out of warranty here, too, of course. Waiting to hear from dealer tomorrow, but thinking I will have scraps to sell as well.