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#7 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [lady08]
Feb 05, 2011 (5:43 am)
Don't have one of these but symptoms are familiar. Its not the security system, its the battery charge that is causing no start. There may be an unintended parasitic drain that is root cause.
#8 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [ray80]
Feb 06, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Thanks Ray80! We think you are right because the Hazard lights don't work either.
#9 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [lady08]
Feb 06, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Just to add a little info. Todays vehicles tend to use power from battery even when turned off. Extended periods of not running them and battery will lose its charge. Should be able to go 10 days though, unless the one time you did start it it was very cold and it only ran a few minutes .
#10 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [ray80]
Feb 10, 2011 (4:06 pm)
Ray80, it turned out to be exactly what you said, 'battery drain'. The dealer recharged the battery and also repaired the battery drain problem which was a Recall Notice I received about the same time! Thanks again for your excellent advice!
#11 of 48 2011 Equinox
Feb 14, 2011 (8:31 pm)
I've had mine a little over one month and have had it into the dealer 3 times now and is going back in again for software problems they tell me. First time they reprogramed the BCM to shut off interior lights that light up the CD slot, cup holders(GM letter said it could run battery down after a prolonged non-use). Second time BCM lost communication with rear liftgate and it wouldn't open. Third time, today the engine light came on after filling with gas and could not correct it with multiple removal and replacement of gas cap. Again dealer corrected the BCM. Now he wants the car all day to correct other software problems unknown to me. Now after reading blogs I fear what is to come. Grrrrr Have always been a GM person and now maybe I should have bought that Honda or Toyota.
#12 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [lady08]
Feb 22, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Have or had the same issue with the failure to start with the IP 'CHECKING'. Dealer diagnosis problem and made some changes. This is before the service bulletin was released. Problem still happens but not as frequently. The problem with the key removal is not related to security, but the steering wheel position, where it is just tight against the ignition lock. Just move the steering wheel left or right. No tow needed.
#13 of 48 Re: 2011 Equinox [jbones]
Feb 23, 2011 (10:12 am)
we bought a 2007 nox. have always been a GM family. have had nothing but problems. wheel bearings and a/c at 6K miles. replaced a/c twice more since then. in the shop 7 times for stabilitrak, 3 times for brakes, one EGR valve. rear defrost has never worked right, dealer says its fine. read hatch struts dont work worth a crap. have banged my head MANY times. the dealer said it is an engineering flaw. the dash has worked loose twice now, it squeaks all the time. now the turn signal doesn't shut off after turning. it only has 44K miles on it. I'm now trying to decide on a honda or subaru before something else goes wrong.....
#14 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [lady08]
Mar 05, 2011 (8:09 pm)
What was the recall notice on the battery? I have 2300 miles on my 2011 equinox and tonight the battery was dead for the second time since I bought the car. I had the car jump started 2 weeks ago and it ran fine until tonight I tried to start the car for the first time today and it wouldn't. It seems like I have an intermittent drain on the battery.
#15 of 48 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox Won't Start (Security System?) [godspeed]
Mar 07, 2011 (2:14 pm)
Is the dealer still working to fix this issue for you?
GM Customer Service
#16 of 48 Re: 2011 Equinox [nab66]
Mar 08, 2011 (8:55 am)
I apologize for your experience and frustration. Can you please email me with your VIN, current mileage and involved dealer? I would like to look into your situation for you.
GM Customer Service