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#164 of 202 2010 Chevy Equinox
Jul 17, 2013 (10:23 am)
I also have a 2010 Equinox that is sooooo loud!! The engine is ticking and getting worse. It sounds perhaps better to describe as a sewing machine noise. It is a 4 cylinder also. The other issue it keeps having is the air bag maintenance light goes on and off. I did bring it to the dealer and they said they made some adjustments but see nothing wrong. My car has 39944 miles on it. Now this past Sunday the car had a bad fuel smell in it, but being Sunday there were no dealers open. Any suggestions? The fuel smell did go away. The engine noise, not so lucky.
#165 of 202 Bluetooth Functionality
Jul 17, 2013 (11:32 am)
I have a question about my 2012 equinox. we recently upgraded our phones from an HTC g2 and now we have samsung galaxy s 4 phones that are not operating correctly with the Bluetooth function from the radio. From my research I have done thus far, I understand that there is an upgrade to the program that can be downloaded via onstar to solve these connectivity problems. Does anybody have any information about a Technical Service Bulletin that addresses this matter. I want to make sure that the new program for the Bluetooth stack will support my samsung galaxy s 4. my problem is not with teathering the phone but with downloading my address book into the vehicle so it can recognize who I want to call when I initiate a hands free Bluetooth call. I know that General Motors customer service monitors this thread for their information I have a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS.
#166 of 202 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox [luvs2cook2]
Jul 17, 2013 (11:37 am)
Sandie... As far as the the loud ticking goes, take your nox to a reputable shop and have them replace BOTH timing chains and the tensioner. The additional chain is for the water pump and fuel pump. I just pulled mine apart 3 times to figure out that the tensioner (hydro) malfuctioned and wasn't doing its job on the timing chain that stretched more than usual due to GM producing bad/ weak chains. Mine has been running strong since. Also, they just released a recall for the oil life monitor. I have switched from synthetic the normal oil and change oil every 3-4 K now.
#167 of 202 Re: Bluetooth Functionality [rustywer]
Jul 17, 2013 (3:08 pm)
If you send us the last 8-digits of your VIN we can check to see which TSB you are referencing, and better address your concerns. Feel free to also email us at socialmediagm.com [Attn:Amber]. Include your name, VIN, mileage and dealership. We look forward to hearing from you.
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#168 of 202 Hydraulic like sound from brakes
Jul 29, 2013 (10:50 am)
My 2012 nox has had this sound since I bought it Sept '12. It is only getting worst. Three times to the dealer and they can not replicate the sound. Sound/noise is sporadic when applying brakes and then releasing them. Noise goes away once I accelerate. Best way I came up o describe is it sounds like a hydraulic motor revving up. Anyone with a similar problem?
Jul 29, 2013 (11:56 am)
hey everyone I keep seeing post that talk abouit recalls or service bulletins but do not know whwere to find them Pleases can someone tell me where to go to veiw them.
#171 of 202 Re: Hydraulic like sound from brakes [lu4qa]
Jul 29, 2013 (4:03 pm)
Sorry to hear that you're concerned with the sounds coming from your Equinox. I see that the dealership was unable to duplicate the issue. Remember that you can go to another dealership for a second opinion. If there is anything we can help you with please let us know.
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#172 of 202 Re: 2012 Equinox LS [rustywer]
Jul 29, 2013 (6:20 pm)
I purchased my EQ in June of 2012. I had no idea this site existed. I have been having the idle surge problem with 4cyl LS for about six months. Of course, my dealer cannot duplicate. I am also having an issue with noises coming from the front end. We have only heard the noise from inside the car. It sounds like a rubbing/grinding sound when turning the wheel. And, of course, my dealer cannot duplicate. Both issues seem to be intermittent. I owned 5 Toyota's before crossing over into the GM abyss. I had a friend that bought an EQ about 4 months before I did, he loved it and sold me on it. At first, it was a really nice car. The problems have started, and after reading the comments on this site, it is just a matter of time before something else goes wrong. I'm disappointed to say the least, and see now why GM had to be bailed out by Obama. I will trade out as soon as possible, never to return. The value has plummeted, so I'm stuck for a while. Going back to Toyota!
#173 of 202 Re: 2012 Equinox LS [missingtoyota]
Jul 29, 2013 (7:15 pm)
I can understand your frustration with having so many issues with your Equinox. We want you to be completely satisfied with your Equinox and feel that you have a reliable vehicle. Since your dealer wasn't able to duplicate the issue, feel free to visit a different dealership for a second opinion. If there is anything else we can do to help with your concerns, please let us know.
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