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#144 of 204 2012 Equinox
May 16, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I have had my 2012 Equinox in the shop at the Dealership twice now. When I go to give it gas it will hesitate and then the transmission kicks in real hard.....it even does it when I try to accelerate in traffic to change lanes. The first time they said the lines and filter were clogged and they cleaned it out and replaced some things.
I got it back and a week later it started it again......it's at the Dealership now and they say they "can't get it to duplicate" so I can come pick it up.....I don't know what's going on with it however it's NOT RIGHT.
I almost want to tell them to keep it and I'l get something else.....I've been loyal to Chevy for years and I just want someone to fix this!
Anyone else having these issues??
Lara in Terrell, Texas
#145 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [lch033]
May 16, 2013 (1:01 pm)
I know it can be frustrating experiencing vehicle problems and not being able to duplicate the situation at the dealership. Please continue working with your dealer to resolve this issue. If you have any other questions or concerns we are here to be of assistance.
GM Customer Care
#146 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [lch033]
May 17, 2013 (5:30 am)
I have the same issue with my 2012 Nox. It feels as though the transmission is slipping, then all of a sudden it grabs and jolts you forward. It feels like when you drop the clutch with a manual transmission. There have been several times where it felt like soemone hit me from behind. y 2010 Nox did this as well, and this seems to be an issue with this vehicle. this message board, as well as another popular Equinox message board is full of people with this issue.
Dealerships are telling customers everything from, "this is normal for this type of transmission", "the cars computer is still trying to learn how you drive, and this will clear up over time", "can not fix as we can not duplicate the problem". I was told not to run the Nox in ECO mode, to see if it helped...which it did not.
Not sure what else to do...
#147 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox [lch033]
May 22, 2013 (9:27 pm)
I have had alot of problems too. Have you been told about a data link that they put on your car?
#148 of 204 2011 Equinox burning oil, sluggish at times, clicking noise, towed today!
May 23, 2013 (1:53 pm)
Add another one to the list of burning oil problems. I took it 2 months ago with a slugging response issue, engine light came on. The service invoice came back with very low oil, then apparently there was a recall (12312) done to the Equinox at that time. They adjusted the the computer settings for the oil life gauge. Guess what, two months later (today) it is back in another service center. I did check the oil before it was towed and there was not a drop on the dip stick. I noticed it was sluggish a few days before when turning but did not correlate it as i thought the problem was resolved.
#149 of 204 Re: Bad Luck or Lemon? [daizygirl1]
May 29, 2013 (9:30 am)
Not sure if this issue has been resolved yet but the problem is your water pump chain. Its an internal chain driven water pump. When replacing you need to make sure all the links / chain are removed. The only way to do this is drop the oil pan. The water pump chain and timing chain on the NOX are junk. The water pump chain will correct your heat issue as it did mine but now I need to do the timing chain and tensioner. Hope all the valves are ok! You may want to look into doing this as well before your chain goes and/or jumps timing and messes up your motor. I will be getting rid of my girlfriends NOX as soon as I get it running properly again.
May 31, 2013 (10:58 pm)
I purchased a 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ, V6,AWD with Nav. Last 8 of VIN D6175156. For some reason I do not have the overlay (guide Lines) on my 7 inch screen from the rear camera. GM customer service informs me that this feature is not available. Whoever at GM who made the decision to delete this feature should be looking for a job. On my last call to GM customer service I was told that I could solve the problem by buying another vehicle. Thank you GM.
#151 of 204 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox - possible transmission issues? [fpc99]
Jun 05, 2013 (5:35 am)
where are you finding service bulletins
#152 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [torgy2]
Jun 22, 2013 (1:52 pm)
I also have a 2012 Equinox 6 cyl. that misses- vibs 1500 rpm have contacted Dealership and Chev. cust service, they have checked it out at least 4 times and say it is normal !, I asked them why it didn't do it till 6-8k miles on it, they don't know !, I have had Passengers in the car and ask what's wrong with it ? they did not know I was having issues with it ! G.M. has pretty much wrote me off, I have 2 more Years Lease with this Equinox and am Mad as you know what., I am a G.M. Retire and will probably never Buy a G.M. again ! Pretty sad they Take your Money and run, and say it is Normal, it's Crap !, they say they don't have any others like it.,which I know better by searching Interenet! You can feel miss in Neutral,Park or going down the road any gear when it reaches 1500 RPM, which is about 55mph with cruise ! Help !!
#153 of 204 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [gmretire]
Jun 23, 2013 (3:09 pm)
I'm sorry to see that you're experiencing these issues with your vehicle. I want to assist you in finding a resolution for this concern? If you would send your full name, address, telephone, name of dealer servicing the vehicle, current mileage and VIN number to socialmediagm.com, I would be glad to research some options that may be available to you.
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