Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#195 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [bigkritter]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:30 pm)
You make an excellent point. ----- We are living in a world that is changing. Have you every had the opportunity to read the book 1984?
The people who are advising GM about the Equinox issue are "not clear thinkers." ------ Fact: ---- The direct injection 2.4 engine in the Equinox has a poorly designed / manufactured fuel pump that destroys the timing chain assembly and the cylinders by leaking raw gasoline into the engine oil. ----- Fact: ---- The GM dealers are patching up the engine by only replacing the timing chain assembly and changing the oil. ----- Fact: ---- Due to cylinder wall and bearing damage, the engines have become oil burners.
GM is trying to save warranty money by NOT repairing the engines properly based on the postings of this site.
GM is "penny wise" and "dollar foolish!" ---- What they should do is turn a "negative" into a "positive." ----- Advertise the problem with the engine and also advertise the fact that GM is standing behind their product, and they are replacing the engines as needed with new fully dressed units. ----- This action will earn GM more new customers, and will earn them more money than trying to cut corners on warranty work.
The consumer will have faith in GM! ---- People will trust GM and they will purchase both new and used GM vehicles.
Best regards! ---------Dwayne
#196 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [djm2]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:55 am)
I know I'll never by another GM product EVER again.
The problem is whom can one trust? No one IMO.
#197 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [cmhj2000]
Oct 01, 2013 (11:34 am)
I just returned from my Chevrolet Dealer. I had the oil and filter changed on the 2010 Malibu. ----- I will be on the road next week, so I wanted to start out with a fresh oil and filter change. ------ While I was there, I had them check over the vehicle to be sure everything was 100%!
While waiting for the service, I walked into the showroom to look at the Impala, Malibu and Equinox. ------- IMPORTANT NOTE: ---- The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is still using the 2.4 four cylinder engine, while the Chevrolet Malibu is using the new 2.5 four cylinder engine. ------- QUESTION: ---- Does this mean that the 2014 Equinox will have the same engine problems as the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013? -------- I cannot believe that GM DID NOT install the NEW four cylinder in the Equinox! ---- As far as I can determine, the "top of the line Equinox" DOES NOT have two separate AC temperature controls for both the driver & passenger. ------ GM, what were you thinking? ----- Are you thinking?
All the best! ----- Dwayne
#198 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [djm2]
Oct 02, 2013 (3:59 am)
'Does this mean that the 2014 Equinox will have the same engine problems as the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013?'
Dwayne, I believe there were 2 years when some of the 2.4's had the major troubles. 2010's and 2011's
#199 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [ray80]
Oct 02, 2013 (10:23 am)
I hope you are correct! ------ Only time will tell! ---- I will be watching the "postings" on the 2012 and 2013 Vehicles! ------- Let's hope the GM finally learned how to manufactured a "fuel pump" that does not leak raw fuel into the engine oil! ------ All the best! ---- Dwayne
#200 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [djm2]
Oct 04, 2013 (7:16 pm)
Hi All: (UPDATE!)
Earlier this week I took my Malibu in for an oil and filter service, and I had the opportunity to look at the new Equinox, and I noticed that it still had the 2.4 four cylinder engine, rather than the new 2.5 four cylinder engine that is in the new Malibu. (I think that this is a BIG mistake on the part of GM!)
Today I took my 2007 XLE V6 Camry into the dealer for an "general pre-winter check up," and an oil and filter service. ----- (Next week I will be "on-the-road!) ---- While I was waiting for the service, I had the opportunity to look at the new Rav4. It is a very nice vehicle, and it could go "head to head with the equinox." ----- While I was in the show room I also looked at the Avalon which has almost the same MSRP price at a loaded Impala, and a Camry which would be close to the top of the line Malibu in price. The Impala is a beautiful vehicle, but compared to the Avalon it does lack in seat comfort, and the Avalon will hold it's value better over time. ------ The seats in the Camry are as comfortable as the Malibu, and the "fit and finish" is about the same! ---- GM has some competition with the Rav4, so they had better get their "automotive warranty act together," and make things "right" for the equinox owners, because there are other options out there in the automotive market place! ---- Just sharing some information! ---- All the best! ------ Dwayne
#201 of 204 2012 Equinox problems
Nov 11, 2013 (3:46 pm)
We bought our car brand new in July of 2012. It's the V6 model. Had it in the shop within a couple of weeks due to the noise in the steering column when you made a sharp turn. They replaced something in the steering column but to no avail, the noise came back. Took it back in a 2nd time and they replaced it again. By this time, the rear end was making a noise when going over a bump at a very slow speed. The service provider could not find anything wrong with the rear end, so this is something I just have to live with. I'm tempted to apply WD-40 to the struts back there.
At 35,000 miles, my vehicle was slow to start, almost like a weak battery and had been noticing a flickering in the interior and exterior lighting with a rough idle, almost like it was about to go dead. Within 2 days, the vehicle would not start. Dead battery! Took it to a local chevy service dept and they replaced the battery free of charge. We thought this would fix the problems. Nope! The vehicle spits, sputters, and sounds like it's about to die at any moment. The lights are still flickering with a rough idle. Also, the Stabillitrack Service light comes on and stays on for quite some time and then goes off. I've had the service engine light come on several times too, so the vehicle is back in the shop today at 38,000 miles (exactly 4 weeks from having a new battery put in). I'm really hoping this is something they fix under the manufacturers warranty since we had it in there BEFORE it was up and they could not find a thing! Anyone else have these problems and what was the solution? I'm very disappointed in GM products! If I wasn't $10,000 upside down on the thing, I'd trade it off! Just worried that I will have 5 more years of service repairs.
#202 of 204 good old chevy equinox
Nov 19, 2013 (8:12 pm)
well i really think the world is gettin to fast due to the fact my equinox tranny still has not learned how i drive or anything s
else it is suppose to do now i went and got a clothes drier that learns how i like to dry my clothes. so chevy when are you going to fix this problem?
#203 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox problems [rlp10]
Dec 06, 2013 (5:26 am)
We also reported a problem with a noise in the front end, and took it back and they replaced the power steering pump. After a month, the noise is back again. Now what? Talking over the extended warranty, wondering if they are really worth the money?
#204 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox problems [myers41]
Dec 06, 2013 (3:20 pm)
The answer to your question is a BIG "YES," especially with these "high technology vehicles." ----- One major repair will pay back the cost of the warranty. ----- When I purchase a new or used vehicle from the dealer, I always put a "top of the line" manufacturer's extended warranty for the "maximum number of years," and the "maximum mileage" with zero deductible! ------ Most of the time, (over a period of 100,000 miles), I break even with the cost of the warranty. ----- On one vehicle, I was ahead by $3,000.00 + dollars. (2003 Honda Accord!) ---- When you look at the track record of the Chevrolet Equinox, I would purchase an extended warranty, and as soon as the extended warranty gets close to running out I would trade the vehicle! ---- Dwayne