Last post on Aug 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#16 of 18 Re: 2009 Equinox problem in Rain [rdawson533]
Jun 05, 2012 (4:09 pm)
I haven't had many really rainy days to see, but last weekend was rainy and I am happy to say, so far so good, no noise!! Hopefully that was what was 'broken' and it is now fixed! You did read the earlier post that I made about it being the rear differential module?? Mine was fixed under warranty too, which made it even better!
#17 of 18 Re: 2009 Equinox problem in Rain [ecky1]
Jul 02, 2012 (9:04 am)
Hi ecky1 and jdkruz. I'm sorry to report that I no longer own my Equinox. I was extremely upset with the service and run around I received with this issue and chose to dump it. I can tell you that the problem was "fixed" and I use that term loosely. After GM had an engineer come in and take a look at it they determined that the problem was in the exhaust. The theory was that because the exhaust system was so tight, that after driving the vehicle for about a ten minute period and the exhaust heated up, the cold rain hitting the exhaust would cause the pipe to contract, therefore losing it's seal. The dealership installed a Flex pipe and from that day forward the problem never occured again. I could not get an answer as to why this would cause a loss of power and a shake in the entire vehicle though. I spoke a gentleman at a muffler/exhaust shop who specializes in this area and he said he has never heard of exhaust issues causing a loss of power or vehicle shake. So all in all, if you haven't yet had the issue rectified, you can try this. Funny that after there was thousands of dollars spent on warranty work trying to find a solution that it was a $20 Flex Pipe that fixed it. Good Luck!
#18 of 18 Re: 2009 Equinox problem in Rain [dianned]
Aug 30, 2013 (9:43 am)
Funny i found this post. This problem has occurred with my 2009 pontiac torrent since about 6 months from when I purchased the vehicle brand new. I brought it in to dealer as well and they could not diagnose the problem either. I felt as though they thought I was nuts!
Funny as mine is a torrent not an equinox but that is the exact problem. a possible recall??