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#768 of 2371 CHEVY EQUINOX 2005-2011 LEMON VEHICLE
Jan 17, 2011 (12:42 pm)
Please note th years of thes vehicle ,I can attst for a fact, thes evehicles are the biggnes piece of junk chevy-gm has ever made.Many design and mechanical flaws.who designed this vehicle abby-normal.Plese note i have beentrying to get a resolution fromchevy for over 4 years,approx 2000 should make this vehicle suitable for safe driving,but i do not trust it.Too much crazy glue!!!!I have tried to contact the marketing director fo chevy marketing division and also chevy ccustomer service over 100 times.They seem to be willing not to offer anything but give you the shaft!!Therefore i have been stopped and asked about this vehicle many times,but when i produce the many repair order from serpentine belts,rotor,caliphers, cd& radio pler,head gasket,struts and shocks problems.The decision is made for them.
#769 of 2371 Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox
Jan 17, 2011 (7:36 pm)
1) Tranny (studdering) issue others are complaining about when slowing down 20-25 mph; 2) Poor gas mileage; 3) Restricted turning radius w 19" wheels; 4) Heater stops working after 2-5 minutes; 5) Back up camera out of focus; 6) Road noise could be improved; and 7) Unlocking doors inconvenient. Overall performance is poor. Spoilt coming from driving Chrysler Pacifica. Taking to dealer this week for fixes/answers.
We paid too much, namely, $32,400 for TLZ w/o navigation or moon roof. Regret we believed all the advertising and did not shop around more, especially with other crossovers. Strange there are 4 overhead buttons for interior lights but no homelink. All black interior also disappointing. One button to open all the doors is hidden on dash.
Sulking in Oregon.
#770 of 2371 Re: Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox [gordon75]
Jan 18, 2011 (9:52 am)
Funny you mention the door button "hidden on dash". I was wondering where the door lock button was. Couldn't believe it wasn't on the door.
For me, I didn't go crazy price-wise: $26,800 is a "stripped" V6 (although they still jam the Pioneer radio and 18" wheels down your throat which adds about $1000 to the MSRP). Out the door including tax, minus GM bucks and Loyalty rebate was $20,700. Not too bad for an Equinox, but BY FAR the worst car deal I've ever done. Now if it turns out the car is not as reliable as it's two predecessors, I'm going to be VERY unhappy.
#771 of 2371 Re: Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox [colt_hero]
Jan 18, 2011 (1:38 pm)
After watching a tow operator open the door on my friends Ford after he locked the keys in the car I can see why GM moved the lock button to the dash. Tow guy took a wedge like you would use to hold open a door in the summer so the wind don't blow it closed and wedged it at the top of the door creating a opening where he slipped a coat hanger down and pushed the elec. unlock button on the door opening it in less than 30 sec. total time. I was told GM moved it to the middle of the dash to meke it harder to open a locked door.
#772 of 2371 Re: Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox [dmathews3]
Jan 18, 2011 (6:32 pm)
I think that's a cover for the real reason: one button to wire versus two. You can still put the buttons on the doors (where EVERYONE expects them to be) and make them hard to open with a coat hanger.
But also on the plus side: no rainwater draining into the switch cavities (although I've had this happen countless times on my Taurus over 13+ years and it's never affected their operability).
This "feature" is gonna drive me crazy because it's different than my other cars. Many times, standardization and commonality is a good thing. I would've left the switches in the doors because that's where people expect them to be.
#773 of 2371 Re: Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox [colt_hero]
Jan 18, 2011 (7:31 pm)
I too had trouble at first with location but after 9 months with my Nox I like it. It's second nature now. After dmathews explanation, which makes sense, I feel like my vehicle is more secure now. I give Gm cudos, I love the center dash design overall, best I've ever had.
#774 of 2371 Re: Dissatisfied with 2011 V-6 Equinox [roho1]
Jan 19, 2011 (9:56 am)
Well, I think the only people using coathangers to open car doors are the owners themselves (or their locksmiths). Criminals are pointing a gun in your face and telling you to get out of the car.
#775 of 2371 drl 2005 equinox
Jan 22, 2011 (4:56 pm)
have problem with day light running lights whan in auto mode lights with not come on dash indigate flashes and goes out any suggestion has to what is wrong
#776 of 2371 Re: drl 2005 equinox [pachief1]
Jan 24, 2011 (1:07 pm)
This is a problem with the running light as i have had the same problems,sometimes it works,sometimes it have these electrical problem. All i get from the dealer is speculation. this vehicle was poorly made and engineered ,even a head light bulb you have top take part of the Grill off just or replace itor get ripped off at the dealer.looks good rives ok but is mechaanically flwed!!!
#777 of 2371 GM-CHEVY CUSTOMER SERVICE IS ATTROCIOUS
Jan 24, 2011 (1:11 pm)
ALL THIS LITTLE TEETHE ENTITY DOES IS TO ASSIGNED YOU CASE NUMBERS.YOUR SERVICE NEVER DOES ANY FOLLUP AS YO HAVE ANY PROBLEM FIXED
WITH CHEVY-GM PROBLEMS FIIXED CORRECTLY.I HAVE OVER 150 OF YOU E-MAIL AND I AM STILL AWAITING A RESOLUTION FOR OVER 3 YEARS... YOUR SERVICE IS USESLESS!!!