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Chevrolet Equinox, Audio, Auto Repair, SUV
#68 of 123 Re: Totally Happy with my 2005 Equinox! [jim_dandy]
Sep 10, 2011 (3:35 pm)
So what you're saying is, "I haven't had this problem, so it's not a common problem." Trust me: It is.
#69 of 123 Re: Back with my junker! [holdn5]
Sep 11, 2011 (5:52 am)
hi, sorry about your car, i know only to well, i had the same one, and it;s a dexcool problem, this stuff cracks the heads, and anything else it goes through, and since the government did the payout on gm, they don;t have to recall, so after being a gm guy for 40+ yrs i;am driving a toyota, sell you car and move on, good luck
#70 of 123 Re: Totally Happy with my 2005 Equinox! [jim_dandy]
Sep 11, 2011 (6:00 am)
hi, i wish you luck, no it;s not just me, if you go to comsumer affair.com and type in you car and year you will see all the others, it;s the dexcool this coolant if you look at the tank where it goes in, see if it looks brown, it almost turns to mud, maybe when they did the waterpump, they got rid of it, i;ll bet it was one of the problems that lead to the pump . but it;s not just me, there are states looking into trying to get a class action going. i wish you luck, maybe it won;t happen to you....but check out the tank if it;s a blue color they changed it.. if not you may want to flush the system good...
#72 of 123 Chevy Equinox..craponox
Sep 17, 2011 (1:42 pm)
I won the Equinox lotto...bad abs, bad hub, badd wiring harness, squeeky left front, grinding...the triple knock that sounds like a flat tire and to top it off...a bad heater core with cracked casing. First bround of repairs two months ago cost me over $1500.00 and this one is up to $1900, while I still owe $9500 on the used 2005 Equinox that I purchased with no problems. It ran great til it hit 100K...and now it is the biggest LEMON i have ever owned....I had a chevy malibu that was a terd too...its really sad that our American Made cars have no long term stability....I don't have the money to keep fixing this car and I can't trade right now because its upside down. GM and Chevy won't back their product...so what to do?
#73 of 123 Re: Totally Happy with my 2005 Equinox! [jim_dandy]
Sep 24, 2011 (8:57 am)
Sorry to bust you worldly none factual bubble, but my wife and I are totally happy with our Equinox, as well as a lot of other Equinox owners I have talked to. (Details on my previous thread)
I just love how this "Social Media World" attacks people who have something good to say about American products.
Here is a car factoid for you that the social media doesn't talk about:
There were 3.3 million 1997 through 2002 Toyota and Lexus vehicles with 3.0-liter, V-6, or 2.2-liter four-cylinder engines, that owners where notified about the sludge issue.
I had no problems with getting 200,000 miles on my GM cars with a push-rod engine.
Having a "Toyota Sludge" engine is a different story.
#74 of 123 Re: Totally Happy with my 2005 Equinox! [jim_dandy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2011 (10:24 am)
And there's plenty of social media about the Toyota gel problem too. We had lots of posts in the Toyota forums here about it (and still do).
But this discussion is about Equinox problems - please note the title.
Check out the main Chevrolet Equinox discussion for general talk about the Nox, good and not so good.
#75 of 123 Re: Totally Happy with my 2005 Equinox! [steve_]
Sep 24, 2011 (11:40 am)
How are you doing, it has been awhile!
Boy, You jump on this pretty quick!
Just letting the American public know I'm having good luck with my Equinox as well as other people too.
And to keep to the menu, I do want to let the Equinox people know that they should replace the spark plug wires at around 50K miles. The symptoms of spark plug wires going bad is poor acceleration, hesitation, and misdiagnosed transmission problems.
Have a nice day!
#76 of 123 UPDATE Re: My Lemonox [starsmyles]
Sep 27, 2011 (5:54 am)
I took the vehicle to Emerson Chevorlet in Auburn Maine. It stalled x1 while driving there. A couple of days after dropping it off to them, I called to check in. They were astonished that we were able to drive it there, as now it does not drive more then 30 feet without losing power.
They initially said it was the transmission, however they were asking for more time to look at it. I approved. It was the transmission. I brought up my concerns with rain affecting the drivability and they replied they were not sure because the car would not work long enough for them to check into this. I called the dealership where I bought the vehicle from asking for them to give me a different vehicle and take the lemon back. They dragged their feet (I do not blame them..I do not want it either)
I just paid 145 dollars to chevy to release it from their garage to have it transfered to a place to replace the transmission.
The dealership paid for the tow and has agreed to pay 1/2 the cost of fixing the vehicle.
I continue to pay the payments and the full coverage insurance on this vehicle that I have not had since May. At this point in time, I am unhappy with the dealership and with GM.
If my car does not run safely and I have to continue to pay for it I am going to invest in a lot of yellow baloons and go on a campaign.