Last post on Sep 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#4 of 5 Not a "Lean Code" but, my engine light experience
Sep 08, 2011 (7:44 am)
I own a 2011 Equinox.
Loved the look of the car... just wondering if I made a bad choice.
Two times since I bought this car, it has been in the shop. I know some may crucify me for saying this... but, I owned a Kia prior to this, and I loved that car. But, I felt bad for not buying "American"..... so, I bought the Chevy (though my Equinox was actually made in Canada - go figure).
1st time - running rough for a week or so, engine light comes on, stalls, and then to the shop it goes. The dealership blames me for not checking my oil at every fuel up. The car was almost two quarts low. So, when I tell them that you should not have to check oil in a NEW car, they come back with "well, this car might burn more oil than other vehicles" Right! I told them I have owned several new vehicles, and NEVER have I had to add oil between oil changes to a NEW car.... They finally admitted the prep people might not have checked the oil prior to me picking it up... who knows?
2nd time - running rough for a week or so, making a grinding noise (sometimes) when I start it, engine light comes on, stalls. Dealership gets an ear full......
Is the "Camshaft regulator"......
Honestly, IMO when you purchase a new car, you expect it to be RELIABLE. I am very disappointed in this car.
Nice looking car, bad interior (mesh seats).... wish I would have gotten the leather, runs rough all the time, loud knocking engine (sounds like an old beater), bad gas mileage (I drove mostly city), and TERRIBLE in the winter!
If I could trade this crate in and not take a beating I would do it... But, I am at the mercy of the dealership. Seems like they market the heck out of this car, and yet they slap it together...
#5 of 5 Re: 2011 Chevy Equinox ~ Running Lean [ttfn59]
Sep 15, 2011 (1:11 pm)
I read your post..... same problems I am having.
One thing that I haven't heard mentioned too much is the "loud noise" - That is exactly what I experience with mine about a week before the engine light came on.
I would start it, it made a loud grinding type noise, and then would run very rough.
I wish you good luck.... but, with mine breaking down 2 times in one day I am very disappointed in this car.