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#1852 of 2371 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues
Feb 28, 2013 (3:45 am)
I bought my 2010 Chevy Equinox in March of 2010. It has 38,000 ,miles on it. 2 weeks ago it quit would not start so I had it towed. I was told there was no oil and I needed a new motor. Then both front sway bars were cracked or broken. I was going to take those to get fixed yesterday and the car wouldn't start again so I had it towed again and now it's the alternator. Both times the car has started at 7 am, I drive a block turn it off and it dies. Is it worth even fixing the problem or just trade it in on a non Chevy vehicle. I assumed a 2010 would last longer then 3 years.
I'm afraid if I fix this what other problems will start happening. Could the dealership that put in the new motor done something to the battery or alternator?
#1853 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues [ams4isu]
Feb 28, 2013 (4:35 am)
I had no or low oil too. Mine has 70,000 miles and a new motor, fuel pump, fuel injectors. I also got a new air compressor last summer. This car is the worst that I've ever had. I wanted a Camry but my husband insisted that I get a Chevrolet. Oh, and I had to take the Equinox back 2 weeks after getting the motor because there was a noise every time I slowed down or turned. They replaced a bracket holding the exhaust. Seems like it goes back to the dealer at least once a month. I will definitely get rid of it before it hits 100,000 miles. This will probably be my last Chevrolet. This has been such a disappointment.
#1854 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues [ams4isu]
Feb 28, 2013 (5:40 am)
run for your life - keep your money and invest it in a non GM vehicle - some of the dealers are amazing - but ultimately GM is not standing behind it's faulty product they way the should - if you can get rid of this piece of crap and move on!
#1855 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues [ams4isu]
Feb 28, 2013 (7:05 am)
We're sorry that you've had this experience with your Equinox and would be happy to work with you through the repair process if you like. Please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#1856 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues [ams4isu]
Feb 28, 2013 (7:14 am)
I wouldn't think the the dealership did anything unless there is a loose connection or something. I would just get it fixed
#1857 of 2371 Follow up on my Equinox
Feb 28, 2013 (8:02 am)
I just wanted to post what's happened with my Equinox since I last posted.
The cam shaft position actuator solenoids, timing chain guide, and intake/exhaust actuators have been replaced. Does that mean the engine is okay now? Will it stop burning oil? I don't know, and I am tired of driving it on pins and needles, waiting to find out if it will stall again. I still don't want to take it too far from home.
I am at the point where I have $13000 left of payments on this thing, and all I want is to part ways with it and never see it again. I am going to look into my options for selling/trade-in. If I can at least wipe my debt clean, I will do that and purchase a new vehicle. A new vehicle that did not come off a GM production line!!!!
#1858 of 2371 Re: Follow up on my Equinox [kcarisse]
Feb 28, 2013 (8:09 am)
This will not solve your problem - I had almost all of these things done before I reveid my new engine.
Insist to your dealer that he needs to do an oil consumption test - that is the only way to prove the oil problem and get a new engine.
I would not go far from your house because I would bete my NOX that your oil problems are not solved!!!!
Let me know how you do when you research trade in options.
#1859 of 2371 Re: Follow up on my Equinox [kcarisse]
Feb 28, 2013 (8:10 am)
I would continue with the oil consumption test. Some of the 4 cyl engines have an issue and end up being replaced, yours may be one of them
#1860 of 2371 Re: Follow up on my Equinox [ray80]
Feb 28, 2013 (8:53 am)
Thanks guys! I will definitely continue with the oil consumption test; and I will immediately take it back if it stalls out again, which I suspect it will. My service advisor is driving around in it today, before returning it to me, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it stalls out on her!!
Although I will continue to do oil consumption monitoring, I am also planning on actively pursuing selling this car. Even a new engine would make me nervous, since it would be a GM build!
I would also love to have a sticker on the back of my car that says "Warning - This vehicle may unexpectedly stop at any time. Made by General Motors"
Glad to at least have this forum to express my frustrations and feel understood and supported.
#1861 of 2371 Re: Follow up on my Equinox [kcarisse]
Feb 28, 2013 (8:58 am)
One other thing, if you drive with ECO button on try running with it off, may help keep it from stalling.