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Chevrolet Equinox, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#561 of 1111 Re: Hard shift - 2011 Chevy Equinox [lizf2011]
Nov 19, 2011 (7:50 pm)
I feel for you. I just traded a fully loaded 2007 yukon denali for this for the same reason. I am a single mom and needed something more reliable and better on fuel mileage. Mine would not start 3 times...thank goodness for onstar. But it was cold and I had a client with me and it took a half hour to get to me. I did not call the first time because I thought it was a fluke. The car they gave me had no gas in it...gas light came on when I pulled in my driveway which I am only 20 miles from the dealer. They had it 2 days. Said it was my software not telling my engine to start so they re programed it. It has been a week and I went to go to work today and it would not start. I called them and told them and they said they have never heard of this happening before...like it is my fault or something...though they did not say that. When you are a single mom......you need something reliable...I think the lemon law should be taking affect soon...Good luck!!
#563 of 1111 Re: MY NEW EQUINOX IS A PROBLEM CHILD [katph062000]
Nov 20, 2011 (3:57 am)
I know where you are coming from! I am so stressed about this! Mine is a 4 cylinder also. I have missed 3 days of work because of this. The day I had to call onstar I had just arrived at my clients house to pick her up....shut the car off for 15 minutes....it would not start up when we went to leave. My clients are MR and winter is coming and we can not be sitting in a car broken down for 15 minutes in the cold..... I worry every day if it is going to start when I go to take my kids to school. Or f I will have to call off to work or call in late to have a neighbor or onstar come to jump me. It is only 6 months old and I have a hefty payment (I was 6,000 under on my yukon denali I traded in...even though they said it was in excellent condition.) I do not blame the dealership.....they actually have been wonderful...except I feel like they do not beleive me. Anyways if this happens again I am going to go to my state representatives office and let them know the same problem keeps happening and I have clients and kids who are getting stuck in the car with me...winter is coming and this is getting scary!
#564 of 1111 Re: Blue Tooth Issue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 20, 2011 (5:06 am)
We have an 2011 Equinox and we use Sprint with an Samsung phone.
#565 of 1111 Re: Blue Tooth Issue [vwalburn]
Nov 20, 2011 (2:25 pm)
I purchased my Chevy Equinox in July 2011. My bluetooth worked perfect. Then stopped. I just took it back to the dealer and had them reprogram my phone to it, it worked for two days and now has quit working again. Grrrrrrr. I have a Droid and my carrier is Verizon.
#566 of 1111 Defective Transmission and Very Poor Mileage
Nov 20, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Bought my wife a 2011 Nox in June and had problems from day 1.
Transmission down shifts so hard it will kick your head back on the headrest. At one point my wife screamed cause she thought someone had run into us. It happens when you are accelerating and let your foot off the accelerator. The harder you are accelerating the harder the “kick”. I took it to the dealer and they said it was “performing within spec”. No evidence they test drove it so not sure of their conclusion. Have talked to the service mgr. and he said he never heard of the problem but went on to tell me how the design of the 6 speed is not “optimal”. Since I see at least 1 other hard shift issue here, it appears as something that is out there. He said he would look into it with engineering but have not heard back from him yet. This has to be corrected as I am disabled and have medical issues. The downshift "kick" is hard enough to cause medical problems or increase them. I do not want to ride in the car!
Second problem – mileage. Got 24 around town on the first tank and thought this was good. Haven’t been back there again. Highway as low as 18 and around town averaging 20 – 21. I really wanted a 6 cylinder but went with the 4 since it was rated so good and mileage was really touted by Chev. Big mistake! Again , service said it was "performing within spec". The salesperson, the service rep and the service manager all said “yeah – we hear that problem a lot”. So, if Chev. Knows it’s a widespread problem how can they still advertise 32 highway and 24 city? What happened to truth in advertising requirement?
Anyone who asks how I like the Nox – I tell them to stay away and look at something more reliable.
Wish I had read this forum before I bought! For now it looks like I’m stuck
Any help/suggestions out there?
#567 of 1111 Re: Defective Transmission and Very Poor Mileage [tnworm]
Nov 21, 2011 (4:43 am)
Two weeks ago I had the identical problem. The dealership kept my car for about a week trying to duplicate it or get a code and they could not. I know they did all that they were allowed to do without those two things. I went under the NHTSA board and filed my complaint. This organization will investigate posted, and called in complaints, and if necessary have the auto maker recall, after an investigation. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. You can call or file the complaint online. I filed mine on line. You can also pull up your particular make, model, car and it will show you all complaints on that car. There were several already filed on this problem when I made my complaint. I, also bought my car in June, 2011. The manufacturing date is March 2011. I hope this helps.
#568 of 1111 Re: Defective Transmission and Very Poor Mileage [missdaisy1944]
Nov 21, 2011 (6:30 am)
Thanks. I went to the web site and saw you listed the problem as unknown or other. I also found exact item filed in June under power train/auto transmission. I will file under this category. You may want to refile under here so they can look at the same complaints
#569 of 1111 Re: Defective Transmission and Very Poor Mileage [missdaisy1944]
Nov 21, 2011 (7:51 am)
Thank you so much for that information. I just filed with them also. I will let the dealership know that when I take it in tomorrow. I would like to verify I am not upset with the dealership....they can not fix a problem they do not know how to fix. I just want a vehicle I do not have to worry about starting every day. My fiancee said he would get me something to carry so if it does happen I can jump it myself just encase it is cold and I have my little ones in the car with me. I told him I should not have to even worry about that with a new car! I just want it fixed.
#570 of 1111 Re: Blue Tooth Issue [witsaboutme]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:45 am)
I can't help with a solution, but I have the same problems with Bluetooth. It constantly quits. Honestly, at this point, I am not even sure quite *how* it is supposed to work, since every time I use it I seem to need to use a different sequence of commands and buttons to place a call. I usually end up having to call using the phone button on the dash these days.