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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#37 of 89 Re: So the possibly final result to the tranny problems [brueggie]
Sep 11, 2009 (8:48 am)
Great idea! No, haven't put it on video, don't plan to since only a few people would see it even on YouTube. But will call local media. Great idea!
#38 of 89 Re: So the possibly final result to the tranny problems [wallyuwl]
Sep 12, 2009 (5:41 am)
Test drive a Ford Escape. I'll bet you will like it.
#39 of 89 Re: New to the club, will report as the Equinox Experience unfolds.... [eadgbe]
Sep 12, 2009 (9:25 am)
Dang man,you sound like me I am considering buying a 2010 Equinox because it would be a prefect car with great mileage and lots of room.I will be reading everything about the Nox until I can test drive one.I must admit that this is making me nervous.
I have a well maintained Optima EX with all the options.and a 97 Town and Country LXi.I am hoping to combine their two utilities into one super car.Comfort,style good mileage and cargo room.
Maybe that is asking too much.
#40 of 89 Re: New to the club, will report as the Equinox Experience unfolds.... [mickeyrom]
Sep 13, 2009 (12:32 pm)
Geez, shoulda clunked the T&C and stacked the deal with a trade on the Optima.
#41 of 89 Response to Runox...forgot to click "reply"
Sep 13, 2009 (1:30 pm)
My Optima has leather,heated seats,power Drivers and passenger,moonroof....in other words everything.It's the 2006.5 and has only 31,000 miles.Pretty hard to part with that.
Chrysler is the same way, and has been taken care of like a family heirloom.Kinda hard to junk it.
I'm currently doing a lot of thinking about it,and we were not ready to make a deal last month.Kinda testing the waters right now.
I have a feeling that many who bought new cars would have anyway in the next 6 months or so.This should mean a surplus of new cars everywhere.You know what that means,right?
#42 of 89 Tranny problem
Sep 17, 2009 (6:57 am)
So today I was able to talk directly with GM's chief engineer in charge of the Equinox, largely because of someone else at GM getting me in contact with him based on me posting the problem on here.
Anyway, it seems the transmission symptoms are somewhat intended based on features to save fuel. However, based on what I said he thinks what I and others are experiencing is more harsh than what is intended. So he is having a member(s) of his engineering team contact me (don't know a timeline) to set up a time for them to come down and drive with me.
Also, back2front I think mentioned that his dealer told him they contacted GM and were told GM was aware of this problem and was working on it. The engineer said this is not true, that GM was not aware of the severity of these symptoms in some vehicles. So it seems the dealer was lied to by GM, or the dealer lied to back2front.
When I hear more I'll update more.
eadgbe - how's your Equinox?
#43 of 89 Re: Tranny problem [wallyuwl]
Sep 17, 2009 (4:08 pm)
I tend to believe the dealership did not lie to me, they are extreamly upfront and I've done business with them several times and have gotten to know several of the key players there, I think the information given to GM was probably not followed up on by the person recieving the call. I love this vehicle but do wish they would come up with a fix, I have 2700 miles on it and it probably has "learned" all it is going to. Mine doesn't do it all the time which makes me believe there has to be a problem, it has clunked into 2nd gear a few times also. Good work Wallyuwl !!!!!
#44 of 89 Re: Tranny problem [back2front]
Sep 17, 2009 (5:03 pm)
BTW - where you located? If in fact the problem is only with some vehicle, I wonder if it is a regional thing (I recall at least two people on here who said they don't notice it said they were in CA).
I'm with you - if they get this problem fixed it is an exceptional vehicle. I wouldn't take another small to medium SUV under $40k, all things considered, with this problem fixed. But this is a BIG problem.
You mentioned it "clunking" into 2nd gear. Is that upshifting or downshifting?
We've also had it clunk hard (almost felt like we ran over something sort of feeling) once three or four weeks ago while upshifting from either 2-3 or 3-4 (don't remember), but it did it just that once. I had bad u-joints that locked up in my truck this spring because they were rusted inside, and it was a huge clunk once they freed up. This felt just like that.
#45 of 89 Re: Tranny problem [wallyuwl]
Sep 17, 2009 (7:24 pm)
I live in Illinois about 2 1/2 hrs south of Chicago in the Peoria area. Mine clunked while it was upshifting, there was a brief hesitation and then went harshly into gear. The other day I was on the interstate and for the heck of it I tried the passing gear, it didn't throw me into the back seat but it performed without a hitch, ironically I didn't notice it shifting hard again until a few days later. Maybe it learned something and then forgot it.
#46 of 89 Learning curve trans
Sep 18, 2009 (1:20 am)
Toyota Camry had a learning transmission a few years back with loads of complaints by the customers and no real fix either.
I would never buy a vehicle with any learning type transmission because of the complexity and other people within the house hold that may drive the vehicle other then just one person.
Good luck to those with this issue. Glad I came accross this thread after looking at a Chevy Nox yesterday. Couldn't drive one since they were all sold at the time.