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#271 of 320 Re: 2011 Equinox 4cyl stalling issue [bcramer003]
Dec 03, 2011 (5:16 am)
After I posted saying that mine doesn't lose power / stall, it immediately started doing it. Scarily, the second time it happened was when my 15 year old was pulling out to make a left - she's only been driving for a month and thank goodness no traffic was coming either way.
Anyway, coincidentally, I had just received a postcard in the mail with a recall 011195 on it. My dealership performed the recall service yesterday (parts had to be ordered first) and they tell me that that was the cause of the stalling.
I mentioned the recall number in another post as number 11195. I also see others receiving recall 11195B. I do not know the difference, but I guess I am going to have to check with my dealer today before picking up my vehicle.
I hope this is truly the cause of the stalling and that this helps someone.
#272 of 320 Re: 2011 Equinox 4cyl stalling issue [jan21816]
Dec 03, 2011 (6:42 am)
Another person who received the recall....
Bought my 4 cyc 2011 in July....
I still have received no recall notice????
Traveling right now...
When I get back I'll have to research the 11195 recall...
Can not be that many 4 cyl that they would want to skip me...
Even a chance for them to sell me an oil change...
or impress me "With how much they value by business"?
#273 of 320 Re: My story [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 12, 2011 (8:18 pm)
My Equinox has been repaired of the engine noise by our wonderful dealer. They had the vehicle for two weeks, but provided a loaner for the duration. No problems now and we are very happy that we bought a Chevrolet!
Dec 12, 2011 (9:20 pm)
Nice that you had the noise fixed...
but I am guessing the rest of us would like to know what the cause of the noise was? And what was done to fix it that took 2 weeks? Especially since most get the "no one else has complained" company line.
Do I like my E'nox... absolutely. But I have heard the start-up noise and still wonder about the recall notice I never received.... Add that to the horrible OnStar phone service and I do wish I had test driven the Kia Sorrento one more time... Maybe a touch of buyer's remorse. Especially since my 'hometown' dealer has shown no interest in keeping my business. Kind of sad when the brand you didn't buy contacts you more than the brand you did buy. Oil change specials, etc from everyone but my dealer. Great marketing!
#275 of 320 Re: My story [capecodgolfer]
Dec 13, 2011 (1:30 pm)
The "noise" was at start up (4 cylinder) and was caused by cam tension idlers. Also involved a reprogram of the computer. The two weeks was because of ordering parts. I would guess that with this being either a recall or a bulletin update, parts might be in short supply.
Anyway, the vehicle is as it sould be. NO strange noises at startup and great gas mileage!
As I said in my last post, we are very happy with the tech department at GM and our dealer.
Dec 13, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Thank you. Knowing what the repair may be is very helpful.
Did you have to "nag" the dealer to get it fixed ?
I ask because my start-up noise is intermittent... might be days or maybe a week between incidents. My wife drives the E'nox nearly 90% of the time so it hasn't been a priority. I would call the dealer but I'm afraid I will have to go the old "Never heard of that problem" BS. To date I still have received nothing suggesting my 4 cyl is on a recall or service bulletin list.
Followup: Is the cam tension idlers a serious issue? Will it do engine damage now or down the line? Or is it more of a nuisance issue that I can wait to get fixed? thanks.
#277 of 320 Re: My story [slvrld2]
Dec 14, 2011 (8:53 am)
I'd love to know: What is your "great gas mileage"?
#278 of 320 Re: My story [jan21816]
Dec 14, 2011 (3:31 pm)
Don't know about 'slvrd2" but my mileage has improved around town. Went from a barely 20 to a solid 22+ which I account to not using the AC now that it is cold. Possibly 'break in' period did have something to do with it as well? I am now at 6000 miles. On the road has stayed about the same near 28mpg on trips. Hills are definitely the killer! Overall I would say I am disappointed with MPG, especially since GM isn't bashful about promoting their "best in class" mileage claim. I seriously can not ever see anyone getting 32 mpg. Who ever certified that claim must be enjoying an early retirement on a private island somewhere spending their payoff. And yes, the claimed mpg did influence my decision!
#279 of 320 Re: My story [capecodgolfer]
Dec 14, 2011 (4:56 pm)
I don't know the answer to engine damage. i figured a noise of metal or whatever rubbing against something could only cause damage to the engine. The dealer did not know of the recall. They had to be educated by the GM tech staff.
My gas mileage is roughly 24-26 in town and 30+ on the highway. Mileage on the vehicle is 7,400.
Hope this helps.
#280 of 320 Re: My story [slvrld2]
Dec 19, 2011 (4:33 am)
I mention that my nox was doing that shortly after I brought it in April of this yr. I have not gotten any recall notice either... The 1st time it done it, I thought the engine was coming apart. Now its down to about 1/2 dozen times since then but with less noise. Now it sounds like something spinning then catches in the motor. I have also had on separte times a blogging down from a dead stop to a quick go to get across a street, It blogs down for a few seconds then catchs and takes off. Also like an old Carb would do when it was going bad or bad timing..I really enjoy the nox. Outside of those situatations and my tires losing air every month like clock work (4 to 5 lbs each month and its not just one tire its radom). I'm afraid I don't see a bright furture for me and the nox...even though I do like it..But, between the horrible gas mileage and the other things mention. I just don't know. But I didn't pay 30K (LTZ model) for these kind of headaches so early on.