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#77 of 90 Re: 2011 Equinox is driving me crazy!! Please, any feedback would help! [rachamelia]
Oct 28, 2011 (12:17 pm)
Most states allow a year to use the lemon law. Check your state out and get going before the year is up.
#78 of 90 Re: Don't buy a 2010 Equinox! [wallyuwl]
Nov 01, 2011 (7:01 am)
I have a 2010 equinox that I bought new. Before it turned 500 miles, the number one selenoid went out. I was complete devastated!. That was only the beginning to all my problems. It has been back in the shop three other times to check down shifting problems and shifting hard, could have many more times, but what is the use if that can't find and fix the problems. When driving down the street, out of the blue, with foot on eccelerator, it feels like it is in neutral and then all of a sudden it catches and jerks really hard. It feels like it did when the selenoid went out. I call OnStar, who told us what happened when the tranny problems occurred, but they only suggested a program update. Take it into the dealership and they tell me there isn't an update. Also, when I come up to a stop light, I have to put my car in neutral and keep foot on accelerator to keep car from going dead. Take in in to shop, they say nothing is wrong.
The shop guy I use looks at me like I am making all these problems up! I told him to come on this site and read the thousands of people that are experiencing the same problems and then tell me I am making them up.
I am glad that you are having a wonderful experience with yours, but don't criticize those who are frustrated and truly upset for spending thousands of hard earned dollars on a new car, to be strapped with a lemon. In my case, this is the first new car I have owned in 17 years, and to have this happen, is beyond hard to except.
We as tax payers, deserve more from a car company that we bailed out of a hole. They could at least thank us by fixing the problems that they know exist and know how to fix them. It is just easier to ignore them once they have your money!
#79 of 90 Re: Don't buy a 2010 Equinox! [cdkf]
Nov 01, 2011 (10:49 am)
Iím sorry that your experience with your Equinox and with your GM Dealership has not been positive. Please send Christina an email with your name, VIN, contact information, and involved dealers name so we can follow up with you.
GM Customer Service
#80 of 90 Shifting Problems
Dec 28, 2011 (10:36 pm)
Chevy Equinox - 2010
Purchased BRAND NEW!
Though, it does have 61,500 Miles already (I drive tons)
Issues is as follows:
1. Shifting has become a MAJOR problem (automatic). As I accelerate, the RPM increases, the car decides to think while around 2-3 RPM; as it has ended its thoughts, the car accelerates. Unsure why it has started to do this, I am extremely puzzled, as it does not seem right...
2. The car decided to show its CHECK ENGINE light at least twice in the past two weeks. Usually stays on for a day or so and then it vanishes.
3. The CHECK STABILITY TRACK came on about a week ago and said it should be checked, but has not come up again; should I be worried?
4. I had ON-STAR diagnose remotely my check engine light once and they told me that something with the fuel gauge is not working; either to little or to much fuel is being fed through; can this be right?
Any and all help would be great!
#81 of 90 Re: Shifting Problems [mrhull7]
Dec 29, 2011 (8:12 am)
Suggest you read the 2010 and 2011 Equinox Problem threads on this site.
#82 of 90 Re: Tranny problem [wallyuwl]
Feb 24, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Ughhhh So we bought our 2010 4 cyl Equinox LS this last summer following the end of our beautiful 2003 Grand Prix GT who made it to an impressive 284,000 miles.
We wanted good mileage with enough room for all our extra stuff. I drive a lot (35,000+ miles per year) for work. Well here we go, as I read all everyone's posts here our stuff is unraveling. I have the same issue with the low tire pressure in the rear tire. Which I will be addressing with our Dealership! We have already had the drive belt stretch and has been replaced. Now over the last week or so I have noticed a slight thump when parked or idling. Tonight when coming to a stop light my Nox gave me three hard (vehicle moving) thumps. I put her in park right away and she died. I started her right up and seemed to be ok the rest of the ride home.
I need to know how to fix this!!!!! It sounds just like what I am reading above and this vehicle needs to last us for a very long time.
#84 of 90 Re: Tranny problem [wallyuwl]
Aug 07, 2012 (7:00 pm)
Hello, just bought 2 months ago a Equinox2010 and has this same problem! Please give me the information I need to take to the GM Dealer about the Tranny to get this fixed... Thank you so much!
#85 of 90 Re: Tranny problem [library]
Aug 10, 2012 (5:09 pm)
Another GM Dealer had my Equinox all day today and said there was a TCM update ALSO which the 1stGMDealer should have done when they did the PCM update. Remember now I took my Equinox BACK to that dealer with complaints and they said there was NOTHING they could do! I questioned today at this different dealership about the change in my mpg and what they would do about that. The reply: well hot weather and getting gas at different gas stations can make that difference!! Really...2.6 miles difference from BEFORE the PCM update on the pinging? Don't buy into that sir! So 2 down and 1 MORE to go before 2500 miles and my 36,000 mile warranty will be expired.. Help....thank you..
#86 of 90 Help...2010 Equinox GAS mileage 2.4cyl
Aug 10, 2012 (5:17 pm)
I questioned today at a different dealership about the change in my mpg and what they would do about that after the ECM update at another dealer was done. The reply: well hot weather and getting gas at different gas stations can make that difference!! Really...2.6 miles difference from BEFORE the PCM update on the pinging? Don't buy into that sir! So 2 down and 1 MORE to go before 2500 miles and my 36,000 mile warranty will be expired.. Help if you've had a increase in your fuel economy on a Equinox 2010.........thank you..