Last post on May 23, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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Chevrolet Equinox, Auto Repair, Transmission, SUV
#950 of 1036 Re: Equinox downshifts [bob2560]
Jan 07, 2013 (12:37 pm)
Thanks bob2560 for your input. Manual shifting to a lower gear is useful on downward slopes instead of applying the brakes. Of several GM models with this kind of transmission that I have driven, this is the only one preset to downshift into fourth. I hoped for a software upgrade to reprogram the transmission. blb45
#951 of 1036 Re: Equinox downshifts [blb45]
Jan 07, 2013 (1:01 pm)
"TipTronic" shifting: It is a gear range selector. You can not pick a specific gear to drive in...just the range of gears. You can change the range by using the "+" and "-" toggle.
From the manual:
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Mode
ERS or manual mode allows for the selection of the range of gear positions. Use this mode when driving downhill or towing a trailer to limit the top gear and vehicle speed.
The shift position indicator within the Driver Information Center (DIC) will display a number next to the M indicating the highest available gear under manual mode and the driving conditions when manual mode was selected.
To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to M(Manual Mode).
2. Press the plus/minus button on the shift lever, to increase or decrease the gear range available.
When shifting to M(Manual Mode), the transmission will shift to a preset lower gear range. For this preset range, the highest gear available is displayed next to the M in the DIC.
See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 5-24 for more information.
All gears below that number are available to use. For example, when 4 (Fourth) is shown next to the M, 1 (First) through 4 (Fourth) gears are shifted automatically. To shift to 5 (Fifth) gear, press the + (Plus) button or shift into D (Drive).
M(Manual Mode) will prevent shifting to a lower gear range if the engine speed is too high. If vehicle speed is not reduced within the time
allowed, the lower gear range shift will not be completed. Slow the vehicle, then press the - (Minus) button to the desired lower gear
While using the ERS, cruise control can be used.
#952 of 1036 2011 Won't Start / Salvage Title Issue
Jan 07, 2013 (1:22 pm)
A salvage title is not due to only cosmetic damage; the vehical was found to be a total loss by last owners insurance carrier in another state or country ie Flood, Fire Etc.
#953 of 1036 Still having problems... Imagine that!
Jan 12, 2013 (7:20 pm)
Posted in December about all my issues with my 2011 Nox. Took it in, again. After they drove it and used a lot of my gas, they couldn't find a problem. Don't know why it stalled or why it hesitates after stopping. Since then.... It continues to hesitate (not a good feeling when pulling out into traffic with your children in the back seat) and now it just decides not to crank. Oh wait... Now it cranks.... Oh well now it won't. Can you feel my frustration. My interpretation of what Dealership told me is... We won't be able to fix it until it breaks down. What a great idea for a working mom with two children. Can't wait to trade this in. We will lose money, but I can't keep doing this. I can't afford this vehicle and its problems. Very disappointed!
#954 of 1036 Re: Still having problems... Imagine that! [michwood]
Jan 13, 2013 (7:30 am)
I can't imagine why GM would not want to make us all happy and stop the bleeding. They don't seem to get it! The social media highway is getting wider and the sound of traffic stronger. GM is walking in the middle of the road, and they have their backs to the headlights!
Jan 14, 2013 (11:51 am)
Took Nox in again. They have ordered a fuel pump module. I am def not a car expert, but I don't see how that has anything to do with the stabilitrak and steering service lights that came on after not cranking. It sound more like the problem I was having the entire 2012 year that they could never figure out. (Or were they just putting it off? makes me wonder) Who knows. Goal for this week= trade it in and start over with something other than a Chevy.
#956 of 1036 Re: Update... [michwood]
Jan 14, 2013 (12:58 pm)
Let us know what you get on the trade-in. You would thnk GM/Chevrolet would start doing a financial analysis on what this is costing them in non-billable resources. Or is obsolesence now buid into the cost of building a car.
GM - wake up!
#957 of 1036 Re: Still having problems... Imagine that! [lsmithhart]
Jan 22, 2013 (12:51 pm)
I will do everything in my power to make sure any person I come in contact with for the rest of my life will never buy another GM product. My truck is at the dealer as we speak getting a new engine.. this is not what I signed up for when leasing this vehicle....The offer of the day was 2000 credit towards another one of their pieces of crap.....just terminate they lease and move on.....
Social media here I come - it will be my life long duty to make sure every one with an Equinox is made aware of the engine problem and demand action!!!
#958 of 1036 2010 Nox Issues / Warranty Matters
Jan 22, 2013 (1:31 pm)
WOW...I have had some issues as well; owned my 2010 4cyl 50000 mi Nox for the last 40 months and I'm really rather pleased with this SUV and Dealer service. Bashing GM will not solve your vehical issues; be glad you have a warranty; JUST LET GM Dealer make repairs. I have not had one issue getting "MY" Warranty repairs made to my Nox and Always offered a "free" loaner at the Dealer.....I have a difficult time understanding why some consumers have such outragious "service issues" with these GM warranty issues / matters. Being said; I will purchase my 2nd Chevy Nox when the 2014 Equniox hits the street this fall; this is a safe vehical smart purchase for the money!
#959 of 1036 Re: 2010 Nox Issues / Warranty Matters [nox123]
Jan 22, 2013 (2:40 pm)
I would agree except this vehicle is unsafe and has left me stranded with my kids.... next stop class action law suit! Only saving grace is responsive service department,,,,,I am luckier than most! 10 more months until I can give the piece of crap back - hopefully I dont get killed from now til then. Any one interested in starting a class action law suit?