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#106 of 123 Re: 2006 Chevy Equinox - Head Gasket Blown at 65k Miles [sunnyotis]
Apr 26, 2012 (6:27 am)
I'm sorry that everything turned out the way it did with your 2006. Hopefully your 2012 will take good care of you! If we can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing socialmediagm.com
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#107 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox stalls at idle and on the road [jsaari]
May 02, 2012 (5:05 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2005 Equinox. It has been taken to the mechanic two times, they can't figure out what is wrong with it. What did you find out was wrong with yours?
#108 of 123 2005 Equinox
Jun 27, 2012 (4:16 am)
I own a 2005 equinox and I'm very upset with the quality of Chevy. My husband and I have only purchased Chevrolet's, but now we are going foreign. I have 67,000 miles on my 2005 equinox recently it began over heating and my dealership said it needed a thermostat, which we replaced, but it continued to run hot 67,0000 mile and now they say it's the gaskets and the valves are bad. I'm looking at $2,200 and just put $1,300 into it in April. If that isn't enough they say my air conditioner is going and that will be more money $900.00. I must also say the cosmetic feature of the equinox is CHEEP!!! The numbers on my radio are disappearing and the paint or what every it is on the doors are scraping off.
They say What....Chevy Runs Deep....I'd agree....Runs you deep in debt...
Beware don't buy Equinox.
#109 of 123 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Jul 17, 2012 (6:05 am)
The story continues (had to get a new username as fb login did not work) In April of 2012 I got my Equinox out of the shop. The CV joints were put together incorrectly when the transmission was done... and some other issues that I just cannot recall right now were fixed. I had to register the car before brining it home so I got a new Maine License Plate that reads "Lemnnox". I am still upside down on the loan, so figured I'd give it one more chance and sell it next year...and it drove better then it ever had before. I was hopeful. In May we had a rain storm for a couple of days. It cleared up. I drove it to work for a 2 hour meeting. When I returned there was 3 inches of water all in the interior of my car. I used the shop vac to clean the mess for 2 days. I bought it back to my mechanic who drained the spare tire well. Then with 77k on the vehicle (bought it at 72k) the vehicle is not liking hills again. Going up a hill the RPMS go high and the MPH go low. FANTASTIC! The dealership I bought it from is going to fix it with a 100 dollar deductible. I am not being fooled this time around. It is being put up for sale. But first I am taking a picture of the car with my Lemon plate - I am also going to to try to change the Lemon Laws in Maine at least, because no one should go through all this hassle. I don't blame it all on the used car dealer, I think Chevrolet made one heck of a piece of Junk with this car. I am never ever buying Chevrolet again and I will do what I can (websites, news articles...what have you) to share this story until the sour taste is out of my mouth.
#110 of 123 Re: 2005 Equinox [blue54]
Jul 17, 2012 (6:16 am)
"They say What....Chevy Runs Deep....I'd agree....Runs you deep in debt..."
I love this quote!! I hope your next vehicle treats you well.
I am so sickenend that each of these Equinox stories are so similiar and Chevrolet does not do anything but make surface applogies for their junk. If I manufactured a product, I would want to stand by it.
Aug 19, 2012 (11:23 am)
I should have stuck with Toyota. Bought an 05 about 3 months ago with 64,000 miles on it. I love but there is a huge blind spot were the drivers side mirror is. A actually hit a lady pushing a cart with two little girls in it. LUCKILY no one was hurt. So far I have not had any mechanical problens but reading all these reveiws makes me glad I paid an extra 1600.00 for an extended warrenty. If all of the 05's are crap, I'm not looking forward to any of these problems occuring. Wish me luck~ Oh mine also has the egnition probs. Sometimes it doesn't start very well. I also don't drive very far with, less than 200 miles a months.
#112 of 123 Re: 05 Equinox [dylansmum]
Aug 20, 2012 (4:55 am)
Good morning dylansmum,
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Sep 17, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Could not sell the Lemmonx in good faith and the transmission is gone again at 77,440 miles. Wrote complaint to State Investigators with the BMV. Junk.
#115 of 123 2005 Equinox Sluggish Acceleration and Bucking Transmission
Dec 06, 2012 (5:09 pm)
At about 50K miles I noticed some problems with acceleration and the transmission seemed to be acting up.
The actual problem was the spark plug wires. The cheap OEM's were electrically breaking down and not providing proper spark to the plugs.
Due to computer being confused by this, the transmission will start bucking with acceleration.
The solution was to replaced the plug wires and plugs with a quality set. All these problems cleared up, and it felt like I put in a new engine and transmission!
Low transmission fluid can also cause shifting problems. A small dipstick is located at the bottom front of trans. It's tricky to check level, but it can be done. Details in shop manual or at dealer.
If you have any drive-ability problems like I mention, be sure to do these fixes first.
Watch out for that unknowing or shady mechanic that may convince you that your transmission or something else needs to be replaced.
Wife and I bought the 2005 Equinox new and so far it has been a good vehicle for our family. (It's actually her vehicle) So far she has 85,000 miles on it and it still looks like new and runs great!
So far, no major problems, with electrical, cooling system, engine or drivetrain, just regular maintenance.
My wife loves her Equinox LT and so far this one is a Keeper!