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#31 of 44 2010 Equinox transmission slipping
Feb 10, 2012 (12:17 pm)
Similar problem to the one above. 2010 Equinox, 4 cyclinder, 2.5l, AWD. Car was slow going from R to D. Then it started bucking when engaging in gear and finally slipping when starting from a stop. For anyone out there who has this problem, what you can do to drive the car until it is fixed is use the manual mode. It didn't slip at all when manually shifting (use the button on side of shift lever when set to M). However it did shift hard into gears 1 and 2. For higher gears it was fine either in manual or automatic mode. Luckily the car is still under warranty and I have a loaner from the dealer now. I am 45 and this is the first time in my life that I ever had a transmission problem on a car that my wife and I own. I wonder what the statistics are on this problem. Nice thing is to know that I am not the only one.
#33 of 44 2011 Equinox, transmission
Apr 28, 2012 (9:20 am)
i had my transmission rebuilt at 19,000 miles.mine would be stuck in first gear till the rpms went up to like 5000 then it would skip second gear and get stuck in third in the shop for a week and a half.hopefully it lasts.just wanted to share this if anyone else is having same issues.
#34 of 44 Re: 2011 Equinox, transmission [justsum1]
Apr 30, 2012 (5:56 am)
I'm sorry that your new Equinox has already had to have a transmission rebuild at this point; hopefully it has resolved any concerns you had had for a long, long time. If we can ever be of further assistance, let us know!
GM Customer Service
#35 of 44 Re: headache [bootox514]
Jul 14, 2012 (9:05 am)
How much to get it repair
#36 of 44 Re: headache [bates072]
Jul 20, 2012 (4:54 am)
It was under warranty
#37 of 44 horrible 2010 Equinox
Aug 16, 2012 (10:06 am)
I bought my Equinox used in March of 2011 w/ 26k miles on it. I had absolutely no problems w/ it until May 2012. All of a sudden, it wouldn't shift into R, the gears wouldn't catch in drive, the engine would rev to 5000 rpm's +. I took to get fixed, the repaired the engine, replaced the tranny and $3799 and 2 FULL MONTHS later, I had it back. It was covered under the 100k mile warranty, but still. A 2010 should not blow a tranny in 2 years! Also, it took 2 months for the dealership to do the work. I had a rental, but was making car payments on a car I did not have. I drove it the past week and a half and guess what? It's been stalling when coming to a stop, it bucks when I slow down and the service light just came on. I took it back to the same dealer and told them I wanted it fixed, right this time... I got another rental, but the inconvenience of not having a car I'm paying for is ridiculous!
I asked the dealer if they have problems w/ the Equinox and he said every time they get 3 out, 5 more come in. It's ridiculous. As soon as this gets fixed, I'm trading it in...
#38 of 44 Re: horrible 2010 Equinox [plankton22]
Aug 16, 2012 (6:42 pm)
We're truly very sorry to read about transmission concerns you've had with your Equinox. Has everything gone well with the dealership (aside from the repeat visit)? If you would like for us to look into this further, please contact us at socialmediagm.com with the following information so we can get a Service Request going: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#39 of 44 Transmission issues, again Equinox 2010
Mar 15, 2013 (5:40 pm)
I ordered my Equinox in May of 2010, the car has 55k on it now, and has had 3 major repairs including a major drive train repair. The car would have a deep drone sound when moving through lower gears, and the transmission was found to be faulty, and it was recalled. It took a week for the repairs, but then when fixed they put the oil pan on incorrectly and I was loosing oil and had to take it back within two days. They fixed an incorrectly placed bolt, and then it seemed OK for 6 months.
I had another issue when the engine light came on. I called OnStar and they ran a diagnosis that determined it was the upper fuel pump, so that was recently replaced, this time from another dealer.
Now the low drone sound is back again when shifting up and down in those lower speeds. I am concerned as I am a woman and work about 60 hours a week, so I do not have a ton of time, yet I am worried about the longevity of this vehicle. I had OnStar run the diagnostic and nothing came up.
Has anyone had this low drone sound on their Equinox? It is a 4 cyle AWD.
#40 of 44 Re: Transmission issues, again Equinox 2010 [marketingvirgo]
Mar 16, 2013 (10:16 am)
We're sorry to hear that you have encountered these different concerns with your Equinox. Have you already contacted customer assistance regarding your situation? If we can look into anything for you, please don't hesitate to contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service