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#50 of 59 Chevy 2011 equinox no start
Sep 26, 2013 (11:57 am)
This appears to be a common problem according to the postings here. My Equinox has 18000 miles now and suddenly refused to start. Put the charger on it and behold, it started only to die again the following day. Had a jump start to get mr to the nearest auto repair shop. Tire Choice. they found that the battery was bad. This was confirmed by the AutoZone guy next door.
The new battery was $175. Also a terminal was badly corroded, not sure where? Another $50 I was there almost three hours while it was fixed and came away with a bill for $375. Labor and parts.
Now I am gun shy with this vehicle. When I asked how I could maintain the terminals, I was told, no can do as I would have to remove so much equipment before I could even see the battery. What I had come to believe was a reliable stylish and practical vehicle has been sorely challenged
#51 of 59 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [gmcustsvc]
Oct 29, 2013 (6:37 am)
We are having the same no start problems on our 2011 Chevy equinox.
Here is our Vin #2CNALBEC1B6227875
Can you please check for service bulletins or recalls please.
Shannon & Eugene
#52 of 59 2011 Equinox
Nov 14, 2013 (2:48 pm)
I am having the same no start problem and it started around 65,000. The 'Battery Saver Active' and "Service battery charging system" lights have both come on and now I am getting a rotten egg smell.
#54 of 59 2007 Nox won't start after battery replaced
Nov 16, 2013 (2:08 pm)
I removed my original battery and charged it overnight. Upon reinstallation the Nox won't start. I installed a new battery - same problem.
So all I did was install a new (charged) battery.
What works - radio and heater fan.
What doesn't work - starter won't turn over or even click, key won't remove (key moves from ACC, Run and Start but not to off/remove), xmission stuck in park, no interior lights, no door locks, no warning gong for key in ignition and door open, can't open rear hatch.
Dash lights say service soon when in run.
Odometer reads correct mileage and battery voltage, but no reading for tire pressure, oil % remaining, etc. (just 3 dashes for readings)
Any ideas? BCM is my best guess now.
P.S. I did disconnect the alternator 12V lead - no change.
#55 of 59 Re: 2007 Nox won't start after battery replaced [tomwalt]
Nov 17, 2013 (9:44 am)
More and more I'm thinking BCM. Does anyone know if a new BCM needs to be programmed prior to use? Do they have an internal battery to maintain memory (a volatile memory)? Can I take it to Chevy garage to be tested? Any other ideas?
Car was purchased new - this is the 1st real problem and it happened during a simple battery replacement.
#56 of 59 2011 Chevrolet Equinox jumpstarted twice in two days
Nov 25, 2013 (9:05 pm)
I have had this car for less than two months and I have jumpstarted it three times. And twice I had my two little baby boys in the car in this freezing weather! The "battery saver active" message has popped up too. And now the radio screen is fuzzy and has no sound along with the blinker click sound gone. Will the dealership cover this in my warranty and will it be actually be fixed?
#57 of 59 Re: 2011 Chevrolet Equinox jumpstarted twice in two days [sebasscharmom]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 26, 2013 (5:28 am)
Many auto parts stores will load test a battery for you for free. That would rule out whether you just need a new battery or not.
#58 of 59 2011 Equinox LT no start issue battery help
Nov 30, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Bought it new in Oct 2010. All was good until Nov. 28, 2013 then had the no start problem. On the 27th drove around town, filled with fuel, ran through car wash, drove home and parked it in garage overnight. 1PM the next day loaded up to go to son's for Thanksgiving. Guess what? No start. Charged batt. and got it to dealer on Fri. around 12:30 PM. Dealer called 4:30 PM. Said they didn't have time to look at that day. "Wife upset." Picked it up at 5PM. It did start but starter sounded sluggish.
My questions are, if I change the battery myself will there be a problem with loss of the program in any of the computers? Does this need to be done by the dealer? Is it hard to get the BCM off the top of the battery? I have changed plenty of car and truck batteries before but nothing with this setup.
#59 of 59 Re: 2007 Nox won't start after battery replaced [tomwalt]
Dec 03, 2013 (10:06 am)
It was the Body Control Module (BCM) - A Chevy Garage needs to install and program these. $770 - a very expensive battery charge.