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#1892 of 2371 vibrating issues
Mar 14, 2013 (8:10 am)
i have been reading everyone's posts and i feel sick to my stomach that i made the same mistake! i wish i read this before buying this car but i was really excited that i felt like i got a great deal...a 2010 with only 46,000 miles on it. unfortunately the day we went to pick the car up we been having issues and that was a month ago. first the engine light was on and we brought it to sales person's attention but he said its not a big deal it just got detailed so that could have triggered it and for us to take it for the weekend and if it doesn't go away to bring it back. so as we were driving out my boyfriend told me to park it so he can drive to keep in eye on how the car was driving...so when i parked the car started vibrating really bad so we went in to get the sales person and asked if they can at least put it on the machine and tell us what the problem is...the mechanic was there for a good couple of minutes before my boyfriend told them he wants to look at what it says before he erases it and right when we went over to the car the mechanic said that right when he hooked it up it turned off...which we both know that he just erased it! so from day one of purchasing the car i've been feeling horrible about my decision!
we took the car home and the next day the engine light was on again so we decided to got to advanced (sunday)and have them check it that way we would have known what the issue was before we brought it to the dealer in case they tell us it just turned off again...but for some reason advance's machine didn't go up to 2010 models they still plugged it in...i swear i had planned to take the car in on monday (we bought it fri) and it was on all weekend until monday it turned off so i decided not to take it but the vibrating was sill there. i noticed that it would vibrate/shake more when it was on eco mode so i turned it off but it was still there. so i did my own research on here and on youtube. on youtube it had a thing about the fuel leaking into the oil in the 2010 equinox that it was a defective fuel pump. so i printed that and some of the msgs on here to show them that there is something def something wrong. it was last week that i took the car in and they call me telling me that the fuel pump is defective and that the part will come in tomorrow so i asked for a rental since i had to work the next day they agreed. so before i went to get the car they called me that they got my car fixed and i can pick my car up instead. so when i picked the car up the vibrating is still there i called them the next morning and they said they couldn't look at it to the following week. so the car was back at the dealer this past wednesday and they are telling me nothing is wrong with the car whatever little vibrating its doing is normal...? i told them that i want them to send the car to a chevy dealer so that they can look at it which was sent today and they just called me today saying thats it normal that they drove their other cars with the same engine or whatever and its the same.....so is this normal? or should i take it to another chevy dealer plus i have a 3 month warranty through the dealer i bought it from so i dont know if there will be any issues if i had someone else look at it.
#1893 of 2371 Parents know best
Mar 14, 2013 (8:30 am)
The 2010 Equinox was the first car I bought without my parents help. My father wasnt happy about it but still helped me with the paperwork. I've owned it for a little less then a year and now realize PARENTS KNOW BEST! I have had nothing but problems with it. I was sitting at a red light and it just died on me. I took it in to have it looked at and the dealer said they couldnt do anything because the check engine light wasnt on. So I continue to drive it and it continues to die on me. I'm now over 50,000 miles and I'm sure the check engine light will come on now that its out of warranty. I also called GM and they acted like this was the first complaint they ever had reguarding 2010 Equinox. Glad Im not alone! Terrible car!! Wish I listened to my father!!
#1894 of 2371 Re: vibrating issues raspy Engine
Mar 14, 2013 (8:46 am)
Number # 1 I would suggest letting GM Dealer handle all warrenty work.
Number # 2 Change engine oil every 4-5K do not go by idiot gauge.
Number # 3 Add fuel conditioner to fuel every oil change "all engines"
Number #4 Do not let all the hype on line freak you out "let GM Freak out" and do the warrenty work while in the 100K window for the drive line.
I have over 50k on my Nox and have experience some of the warrenty related issues with my 2010 4cyl. to date. The "truck" runs fine, gets a respectable 22-28mpg the way i drive and has never broke down or caused me to question its safety.
#1895 of 2371 Re: safercar.gov OR GM 100 K Warranty Matters
Mar 14, 2013 (9:43 am)
The percentage of disgruntaled owners; leased or owned vehicals is no doubt so low you will never cause any great concern with safecar.gov...A vehical stalling occasionally, making raspy engine noise or consuming oil is not a national safety concern, that will cause a huge recall...These are warranty matters / issues...Fact is, this newer Equinox "SUV" is one of "Consumer Reports" top rated SUVS for reliability and cost since 2010. This is probably where the dis-satisfied customers should be going to voice their consumer oppinion. Being said, I still own my 2010 Truck and have not experiened any problems getting reasonable repairs made since purchased in October 2010; dealer has always taken care of me and the truck runs fine; raspy but runing fine...Glad I change oil every 3500-4500 miles and have the 100K warranty!
#1896 of 2371 X-Nox Owner Driving Ford To Washington Rally
Mar 14, 2013 (11:44 am)
I think you should enjoy your new ford ride and contact washington with any further spare time you may have! I going to start surfing the Ford Forums in my spare time and dig up some old ford skeletons! Gotta love this nox reality forum!!
#1897 of 2371 Re: safercar.gov OR GM 100 K Warranty Matters [nox123]
Mar 14, 2013 (12:12 pm)
nox123 - I can't figure out if you are a troll, or need to get your head out of the sand. There are major issues with this engine. I got rid of my 2010 Nox due to unreliability and engine issues. My father's 2011 is starting to rattle and show engine trouble. And STALLING while in traffic IS a safety issue!
This is not a small sampling of cars. I'm part of another online theta platform forum, and over there both the NOX and the Terrain are being reported as having the same issues discussed here.
Your Nox is running fine, but don't dismiss those who are having touble.
#1898 of 2371 2010 Nox 100 K Warranty Matters / customer Issues
Mar 14, 2013 (1:49 pm)
Ron..no ones dismissing any GM issues...I'm simply giving my own opinon having pretty good mechanical sense for my own 2010 Nox...I still own my 2010 Nox and have had some of the same issues ie; engine, Trans Etc that have all been resolved by GM dealer for FREE incuding loaner car.
I appoligize for not caring to join your rally against one of the largest Auto Builder in the World....Being a business owner I choose to lead not follow; I will let GM Fix or Repair my car till I trade for a new nox this fall or 100K gm plan expires! I get some good information and feed back from this Edmonds forum. However I dismiss the garbage and non-sense that is nothing more than a forum realty show!
Hey, I have had a pretty good luck with my suv/truck, my business asscociate had good experience to date and a some owners I meet on road have had no safety or scary issues...GM just came out with a new policy for changing motor oil last week; makes me wonder how many with engine issues were related to owners not changing oil & filters as recomended or not even at all?
I personly know men and women that think nothing of not changing oil or maintaining their vehicals; my wife happens to be one of them!
#1899 of 2371 Re: 2010 Nox 100 K Warranty Matters / customer Issues [nox123]
Mar 14, 2013 (5:42 pm)
Being a Canadian, and living a short distance from the plant where they build the Nox, I'm very loyal and partial to GM. Every car I've owned, or my parent have owned has been GM.
This is not a rally against GM, but legitimate issues with an engine that is not functioning correctly. My old 2010, my parents 2011, and now my new 2012 all are showing the same issues. This is not some over reaction, but a legitimate problem. I'm careful about my cars, as well as my parents. Every 5000km my cars get an oil change, some times sooner. This is not a case of neglect.
So..enjoy your Nox, and I am glad that you are not having issues, and having it stall in the middle of traffic. However, instead of making cynical, snide, and arrogant remarks, just stay quiet if you don't have any solutions or positive things to say. Those of us with bad engines are upset, and making ill-received comments are not helping matters.
(And yes...GM has fixed my old 2010 for free. But I've also missed a bunch of time at work, and stress about getting my car in to be fixed while trying to look after my family. I'm sure those of us with engine issues have all had to deal with juggling our schedules to deal with this.)
#1900 of 2371 Re: vibrating issues raspy Engine [nox123]
Mar 14, 2013 (5:42 pm)
nox123, does yours vibrate when you're stopped at red light or at a stop sign or even just parked and go to reverse? the vibrating comes and goes.... they say that it's normal...
#1901 of 2371 Re: red check engine light momentarily??? [kerry11]
Mar 14, 2013 (6:53 pm)
I have 2006 Equinox also and have had numerous problems over the last three years. If your are still sharing info, (I realize this post is two years old), I would be very interested in receiving it from you. Thanks.