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#1433 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox [jenny_2010]
Jul 27, 2012 (8:59 am)
All of my work has been done under the powertrain warranty which is good for 160,000km. I would fight those charges. I have had the following done (all under warranty and I have 143,000km on it):
2 timing chains
tensioners/gaskets for the above
guide pins for the above
back hatch handle (stopped opening - that was fun!)
Although, my car is back in the shop again, died on my way to work today, will let everyone know what they say it is this time
#1434 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox [kendraj35]
Jul 28, 2012 (3:39 pm)
Our initial problem was using oil...too much.
While we noticed the excessive oil consumption the high pressure pump caused our check engine light to come. The dealer replaced that pump which seemed to let the engine run better for a while but the oil consumption problem was still there. The dealership then replaced the cam sensor (which aerates the oil). It was still consuming oil and began running rough with hesitation when stepping on the throttle. After they saw the new service bulletin they replaced the engine. The dealer's mechanic told us that the hesitation problem probably was the timing chain which was supposedly improved with the new engine put in.
There you have our car's symptoms and solutions..hope it helps.
#1435 of 2371 Front Hubs Need Replacing
Jul 31, 2012 (8:43 am)
I just got back from the dealer after having them check why my dash light up with warning messages for ABS, Brakes, Stabilitrac, and traction control ... was told that the sensors are gone from the front hubs and the hubs need to be replaced. To make matters worse, I was told that the hubs are not covered under the power train warranty (since I'm out of "bumper to bumper" warranty with 65000 miles) and this is going to run me over $800 ... ouch!
I cannot say I am pleased and after finding this forum and all the other problems, I guess I should feel lucky I haven't encountered all the the other problems.
Having said that, it annoys the heck out of me that GM doesn't cover the hubs as part of the drive train (apparently they used to) and second, what kind of quality are we talking about here anyway with the sensors falling out on a car that's only 3 years old ?!
While I really like my Chevy dealer, I am not at all inclined to buy another GM product after this fiasco
#1436 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [jessequinox]
Aug 01, 2012 (8:52 am)
took mine in a couple months ago with noise and rough running, hesitaiton. they replaced the timing chain and the high pressure fuel pump. took it back in yesterday with similar symptoms and also talked about oil consumption and decreased gas mileage.....two men looked at each other and said 'zebra striping' apparently chevy has decided to replace the engines on these cars that are affected rather than fixing one thing after another. its a manufacturer defect involving the cylinder walls and the oil......if your dealer doesn't want to fix it call another.....
#1437 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [nana04]
Aug 01, 2012 (9:32 am)
I don't have to worry anymore about them not listening to me. The issue got so bad that last Friday (after only having my car back from the shop 3 full days after them replacing the timing chain for the 2nd time) I blew a bearing in the engine and it is toast (metal shavings in the oil, crazy metal-on-metal squealing noise). They have no choice but to replace it now. I have a rental now and it will be a few weeks they said before I get it back. It is still sitting outside the shop in the parking lot (I drive by on my way to work everyday). I even sent them the service bulletin and he said that I didn't have those issues (however they never scoped the engine to look at the cylinders). I would LOVE to have a look at it when it is out of my car.
#1438 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [jessequinox]
Aug 01, 2012 (10:32 am)
Ask to look at the cylinder walls...the service bulletin we have a copy of had a picture of the zebra-striping. Looks like lines on the walls. We were able to look into our engine's cylinders. But the good thing is...you are getting a new engine...hopefully one of the new kind of ones with no problems????
BTW, ours took about 1.5 weeks to be fixed.
#1439 of 2371 Re: Front Hubs Need Replacing [dny]
Aug 21, 2012 (7:13 pm)
Hey I was having the same issue with my Equinox 2010 29260 miles and what I did is remove the Ground cable from the Battery for 5 minutes and that solve my problem i put it back and now is working perfect well after 2 day I did not have any problem. if you need any help please send me a e-mail.
#1440 of 2371 Re: Front Hubs Need Replacing [salacompac]
Aug 22, 2012 (8:27 am)
Thanks, but the hub sensor assemblies were falling apart so no choice in the matter but to replace the hubs. Fortunately after complaining to GM, I managed to get them to cover most of the repair costs even though they don't normally cover the hubs under the power train warranty.
#1441 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox [kendraj35]
Aug 22, 2012 (8:57 am)
We were using too much oil but I believe we did get some code early on before the oil usage was too much.
#1442 of 2371 Re: Happy Equinox owner
Aug 24, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I've had a 2011 equinox 2LT with the 4 cyl engine and have had 29,000 trouble free miles on the vehicle. It"s one of the best vehicles I have ever owned and I like it so much that I just ordered a 2013 LTZ with the new V6. I also have a 2011 Chevy Cruze that has 17,000 trouble free miles and I really like the vehicle a lot. Great cars from Chevy.