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#101 of 204 Re: Stabilitrak and Check engine lights flashing [gmcustsvc]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:29 am)
I took it into the shop this morning. They gave me a loaner to drive while they are working on mine. It's an LT not an LTZ...the ride in the loaner is a lot smoother than mine. In mine you can feel everytime it changes a gear...up or down. So of course I called to let them know so that they will be aware of it. I'm hoping it's a bad sensor...and not the whole transmission. My dealer in NC bought it from a deal in FL who used it as a courtesy car. It only has 8800 miles on it.
At this point I'm terrified because of a previous experience with a past car that was in the shop 9 times within the 1st month I had it!!!
#102 of 204 Re: Stabilitrak and Check engine lights flashing [ejwinters]
Feb 26, 2013 (8:01 am)
Keep us posted! If you want for us to check into anything further for you on this, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at socialmediagm.com with more information (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#103 of 204 Re: Stabilitrak and Check engine lights flashing [gmcustsvc]
Feb 26, 2013 (4:13 pm)
OK...Update. Picked it up from the shop today and they told me that yes indeed it did misfire and the cause was because they put too much oil in the car. As of right now it hasn't misfired.
The transmission issue...they chalked up to the car getting to know my driving habbit.
So fingers crossed and stay tuned!! Not sure I by it but we'll see.
The guys in the Bill Black Chevy Service department did do everything they knew to do. The guy that they put on quirky cases...like mine drove it for about 60 miles today after they cleared the codes and he said it worked fine for him. A second guy drove it around just to get a second opinion and then the Service Manager rode around with me so he could see and feel what I was feeling. Everything was ok...switching gears was a little rough...but not bad on a couple of occasions but nothing for me to flip out about. As he said..."it's the computer getting to know your driving style". Although later...i was parked on a hill and it didn't want to back up...so as i said we'll see! Thanks everyone for the comments. if anything else happens I'll be sure to let you know!
#104 of 204 Re: Stabilitrak and Check engine lights flashing [ejwinters]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:37 am)
Glad that they have found the cause of the issue, ejwinters! Take care!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#105 of 204 Re: Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models? [ecassidy]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:34 pm)
I bought the 2012 Equinox LT Feb of 2012. I have had zero issues and have no regrets for the purchase. The vehicle is wonderful. I'm in Oregon and have driven the AWD in snow and rain. It does everything it should, and it does it well.
And for the record, I love the bucket seats too (with Lumbar support).
My NOXey is fantastic and I have recommended it to many friends.
#106 of 204 Re: Stabilitrak and Check engine lights flashing [ejwinters]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:42 am)
Good luck with this...you'll need it. Our is schedule to go back in shop Monday to pull dash out yet again to fix a rattle
#107 of 204 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox - possible transmission issues? [gmcustsvc]
Mar 02, 2013 (10:47 am)
We purchased a 2012 Equinox with a V6 on November 28, 2012. We drove both the 4 and 6 at various dealerships and decided on the the V6. One thing I regret is that I did not get to drive it on the interstate and see how it performed. The shifting of the transmission is horrible. It is not smooth. I figured with the V6, it should be a great ride on the interstates as we will be doing a lot of interstate traveling. WRONG. I will be doing 65 and going up a slight hill, pressing on the accelerator harder and harder now doing about 60 and then it hesitates, shifts, and then I am doing 72. It is the worst vehicle I have had to deal with for holding a relative constant speed. The service manager at the dealership told me that this was an inherent problem as there is no direct connect with the accelerator to the throttle. This I know but I have a 2001 Monte Carlo SS and other vehicles and I don't have this problem. They offered to check the transmission but without a code, they won't find anything. I am disappointed in this vehicle.
#108 of 204 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox transmission issue
Mar 03, 2013 (5:33 am)
We purchased our 4 cyl Fwd LTZ Equinox in Nov of 2011 and have since put 67,000 miles on this vehicle. We have put this car through every type of driving condition you can possibly imagine. Up & down the mountains of Tennesse and the Carolinas, Through the ice, snow and sleet of Illinois. In addition to that we drive 180 miles per day with a full load of car poolers and we get about 27.5 miles per gallon.
I can't complain about this car considering what its been through and it's my 5th Chevy I've owned throughout my life time. My 4th Chevy, a 2000 Silverado LS that I still own has 275,000 miles on it and runs like new!
So, to the point of this inquiry. Before the 100,000 mile warranty runs out, I would like to resolve the transmission jerk that seems to present itself on occasion. I'm not sure what causes this issue and it cannot be duplicated when I take it to the dealer. However, there seems to be a concensus noted throughout this blog there seems to be an issue. If by chance "gmcstsvc" is reading this or anyone else has had this problem and resolved it please let me know!
In the mean time I'll keep driving my Chevy's!
#109 of 204 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox transmission issue [jpf55]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2013 (5:47 am)
One thing you can do is document the problem with your dealer. Make sure your concerns are noted on the repair order even if they can't reproduce the problem. Then, if there's a fix (or a failure) after warranty, you might be able to get some help from GM, especially since you've been a loyal customer. No guarantees but it won't hurt (other than having to pay the diagnostic fee perhaps).
The Secret Warranty
#110 of 204 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox transmission issue [jpf55]
Mar 04, 2013 (4:08 am)
After about a year now, we're having a similar "jerking" issue with our 2012 LS. We only have about 8K miles on ours and is mostly city driven.
Have yet to take it in for this "jerking" or hard shift, as I can see where it'll be one of those, "we can't duplicate the problem" stories. However, I will be taking our nox in within a month or so for an oil change and will at that time address and document the issue.
One thing ours did, once, and I've not seen it mentioned is this. One day I was coasting down a slight decline to a red light. I put the tranny in neutral but the light suddenly turned green. When I put the shifter back in "D", nothing would happen. The engine would race when I hit the throttle. After 3 or 4 attempts it finally took off.
I'll update when and if I have any further info.