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#12 of 147 Rust on 2week old 2012 Equinox LT2
Apr 29, 2012 (5:01 pm)
Just brought the New LT2 home April 13,2012 and kept in nice cozy garage. I happen to see a spiderweb across my tailpipe.
I bent down to brush it away and noticed RUST ALL OVER the arms fixed to the exhaust on both sides of muffler. Even the screws used to attach the arms of tailpipes to muffler are rusted--screwhead and all. I have photos and will be contacting the dealer and Chevy.
Am i just being uninformed or lacking knowledge but this Cannot be Normal!
I know eventually metal does rust-especially the undercarriage of a vehicle but REALLY...at 2 weeks old?? And i am not in an area that runs damp or salty that would promote such damage.
Anyone else having Rusting problems with Brand New 2012 Equinox LT2?
#13 of 147 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [torgy2]
May 01, 2012 (10:44 am)
Just a little up date to our problem. After taken the car back to our dealer and having them check it out again. And comparing it to other new 6 cyl EQUINOX on the lot. They all seemed to have a engine vibration around 1500 rpm. Our service tech said it was not normal. After checking with GM was told by engineering that it was with in "Normal Parameters" and because there one only 1 complaint nothing could or would be done. So we are stuck with a saver vibration until some one else complains too.
#14 of 147 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [torgy2]
May 01, 2012 (5:07 pm)
If I press the accelerator while in park, I noticed my 2012 6 cyl Nox has an unbalanced feeling at around 1500 RPM. I do not notice it while driving or when it's started cold. I don't plan to take it in unless I have another problem. I suspect the dealer will tell me it's normal. I don't plan to lose any sleep over it.
#15 of 147 Re: Rust on 2week old 2012 Equinox LT2 [skyetx]
May 18, 2012 (10:40 pm)
Let me ask a question.....do you think they built it the day before you bought it?
You need to look at the build date of the vehicle. Also, it may be a combo of rail dust and the metal rusting. But remember, rust actually protects the metal and keeps it from deteriorating faster.
In other words, not a problem.
#16 of 147 Color Touch, Navigation or Mylink. Do you know which one you have?
May 26, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Recently while shopping around for a new 2012 Chevy Equinox at three separate dealerships, I was shocked by the lack of product knowledge the salespeople had regarding the radio systems. I fully expected to demo the new Mylink radio which has Pandora and Stitcher but was told by each and every salesperson that the Colortouch (which does not have those features) is Mylink. One went so far as to tell me that Remote Link for Allstar is the same as Mylink!
So which one do you have and what did you think you were buying">?
#17 of 147 Re: Color Touch, Navigation or Mylink. Do you know which one you have? [petrichor]
May 27, 2012 (2:48 pm)
It's unbelievable that so many car/truck salespersons are so poorly trained. I have purchased GM and Chrysler products for over 20 years. Frequently, I know more about the product than the salesperson. Anytime I buy a big ticket item, I spend several hours researching the product. The knowledge I gain from this basic research frequently is more than the salesperson's knowledge. I simply do not understand why companies do not train their sales staff better.
#18 of 147 Re: Color Touch, Navigation or Mylink. Do you know which one you have? [jpf]
Jun 21, 2012 (3:06 pm)
Better? I am a GM salesman. We don't get trained at all. Any training we get we have to do on our own. And when we are constantly busy with customers, have several different models of vehicles (Chevrelot, GMC, Buick, and others, plus every make and model of used vehicles on the lot) it is very difficult, if not impossible, to remember everything about every car. Try to take it easy on your salesperson. I assure you, they are trying very hard. Its not easy. Its alot easier for a consumer, interested in one or two vehicles, to do thorough research than it is for us to remember every available feature on every car.
#19 of 147 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [torgy2]
Jul 24, 2012 (4:04 pm)
I bought my 2012 6cyl Nox on June 22, 2012. Within the first 1000 miles I noticed a terrible hesitation/stall as the car would go from a dead stop to full on acceleration right around 1500 rpm.
I found this out the hard way, almost having a wreck thinking I had all the power in the world to clear an intersection to have it hesitate and nearly stall with oncoming traffic....EEEK!
I also noticed that it would occasionally downshift very hard at times.
It has been in the shop for about two and a half weeks now and I am not having any of that Chevy Confidence feeling right now.
My service advisor says that they are ripping the tranny apart to see if they can find the issue and that they are working with GM on it.
We'll see what happens.
#20 of 147 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [texasliberal]
Jul 24, 2012 (11:55 pm)
Geez, sorry to hear that! After looking at the LS 4 cyl, I was just getting interested in the V-6 1LT version so I could tow a small camper. Now not so sure.....
BTW, where in Texas are you and where did you buy your Equinox?
#21 of 147 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [godeacs]
Jul 25, 2012 (7:48 pm)
I am in Corpus...and the dealer is Allen Samuels.
I do have to say that the dealership is working diligently to try to solve the problem. They have gone so far as to get the sales department involved again in case the problem can't be fixed.
As of tomorrow, the car will be in the shop for 3 weeks....my patience is still in abundant supply....but I am bummed.