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#793 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [dianen1]
Jun 06, 2012 (6:02 am)
I, too, have a 2011 Chevy Equinox which is now in the shop for the 2nd time re the start-up noise. It currently has 31000 miles. I heard the noise a few times prior to taking it in but wasn't sure if it was something loose until recently when it got louder. The first time it went in (less than 1000 miles ago), they replaced the actuators. I'm very concerned about all that I'm reading here and other sites on the web concerning this issue. Is it, in fact, true that GM has a bulletin or now says that there is no fix for this problem?
#794 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [uncfan]
Jun 06, 2012 (8:47 am)
I had the acutator replacement and reflash done on my Terrain 4cyl, 2011, and to date 26000 miles, there has been no problems with noise or otherswise in the mechanical operation of the vehicle. This was done around 6300 miles.
Hope this helps ease your concerns.
#795 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [dianen1]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:18 am)
dianen1, CapeCod, toby65, and uncfan -
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#796 of 1111 Audible Dinging Sound for no evident reason
Jun 07, 2012 (6:07 am)
I have a 2011 Equinox LTZ. This morning I was backing out of my garage and was ready to put it into Drive when I heard a dinging sound as if my seat belt were not fastened. I checked my seatbelt and it was secure. The sound stopped. As I continued on, the dinging sound once again occurred after making a stop at a stop sign. I checked the Vehicle Menu display on all pages and nothing was noted as being wrong. I proceeded to drive to work and after stopping at a stoplight, the same noise occurred again. Has anyone else had this happen? If so, did you ever find out what was causing it?
#797 of 1111 Re: Audible Dinging Sound for no evident reason [nucrx]
Jun 07, 2012 (4:06 pm)
Could it be a "false reading" that someone is sitting in front passenger seat without belt fastened? Possible a briefcase, gym bag etc is on the front passenger seat??? Did you disconnect and re-connect your seatbelt as a test for a malfunction? Maybe a piece of clothing (jacket?) or moisture is in the connection?
#798 of 1111 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Fuel MPG [fkdob2000]
Jun 07, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Me too my fuel economy is horrible not even close to what they say Ive been to 3 dealers and everyone says Im the one with the problem (my driving habits) all my other vehicles were fine I dont think Ive changed I think its the vehicle but know one wants to admit it. I live 45 minute drive from the plant where this vehicle was made and sometimes I wonder if I should move further away from it this is the worst vehicle Ive ever had keep it up GM and chapter 11 might be coming soon and then ask people to buy your product and then see how people really feel about all of this
#799 of 1111 Re: 2011 Equinox Recall 11195B [sumr616]
Jun 07, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Me too I think finally they are going to replace my vehicle it's only been nine months since I've had it. This is the worst vehicle I have ever had I told them I wanted replaced with V-6 engine I just need to wait and see now with what they are going to do. The person I am working with is trying to help me out so hopefully I can get out of this vehicle. I told her to go on this forum and see all the complaints. The complaints are all about the 4-cylinder but the 6 cylinder I have heard nothing but good things. The person at General Motors admit to all these problems that she knew about them so she knew I was not lying. I told her this has been a battle for the last nine months
#800 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jun 08, 2012 (6:53 am)
Received call from dealership this morning. They did hear the noise this morning and the tech agreed it was worse than before the actuators were replaced. He referenced a PI which indicates that the actuators are to be replaced (which was done at the last visit) and if that doesn't fix it, no further repairs are to be made or attempted. A programming update for the ECM is being developed that is supposed to correct the problem and nothing further can be done. No idea of when this update will come.
Have emailed Sarah my information this morning.
#801 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [uncfan]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:34 am)
"No further repairs are to be made or attempted?" Is this your decision, the dealers, or Chevrolet's? The car is under warranty - all possible attempts to remedy the problem MUST be made. I hope you keep us posted on your progress.
We had all this work done at month 2 of ownership and knock on wood, one year later (our Equinox 4 Cylinder) is a year old today. I read this column every day to see what this car is doing to people. Never again with Chevy!
#802 of 1111 Re: Starting My 2011 Cheverolet Equinox [firstnox]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:49 am)
This is the instruction per the PI (dated April 2012) which is from GM. So, I guess you'd say the decision was the dealership's per GM. Certainly not mine...
This was my first brand new Chevrolet since 1994. Very disappointed and not sure I'd buy GM again. Feel like I made a very expensive mistake.