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#19 of 146 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 146 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 146 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.
#22 of 146 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [texasliberal]
Aug 01, 2012 (4:40 pm)
I have the same v6 in my 1LT and experience the same hesitation/hard downshifts - they are probably normal. I have noticed with the 6 speed trannies for better fuel economy, they are slower to respond and help slow the car down when you let off on the accelerator - I rent a lot and feel this a lot on GMs and Fords. The accelerator is a bummer, I had to really hoof it to beat out a Scion IQ. But I can live with the hard down-shift as I do not have to brake as much as I did before. However, to answer another person's question - if I were towing, I would certainly go with a v6!
#23 of 146 Re: Color Touch, Navigation or Mylink. Do you know which one you have? [salesman7]
Aug 02, 2012 (6:58 am)
Maybe this is something your management may want to figure out. Customers are concerned about making the best purchase, not how hard the salesperson is working. There isn't much sympathy on either side of the auto sales business. Good luck.
#24 of 146 2012 Insturment Cluster Excessive Heat
Aug 07, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Noticed today that the top of the cluster was extrememly hot to the touch. So hot, could not keep my hand on it. This does not seem normal to me. I have seen it mentioned one other time, but no answer. Anyone have any thoughts on this.
Tom in Texas........
Aug 23, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Hi I really want to get a Chevy Equinox but I'm not sure of the year. Or even a 2013 model. And pros or cons would be greatful
#26 of 146 Dusty 2012 Equinox
Aug 23, 2012 (9:11 pm)
Purchased a 2012 Equinox 4 cyl AWD one month ago and live on a country gravel road. Dust is coming in the rear latch and the two rear doors. Dealer fixed and said it was excessive gaps in LH RH rear doors and liftgate seals. The adjusted all door strikers inward. Well guess what - it is still doing the same thing. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how did they solve it. Have talked to 3 other equinox 2012 or 2011 owners with the same problem. Is there a solution?
#27 of 146 Re: 2012 Equinox problem [texasliberal]
Aug 24, 2012 (10:57 am)
I have the same problem with my 2011 SLT2 Terrain. At low speeds when I
tramp on the accelerator, a real hesitation as if the engine is going to stall.
When i ease off and accelerate slowly the car speeds up smoothly.
Its as if the transmission gets lost between gears and the engine cuts the
fuel off. As usual, the dealer says they can find nothing wrong.
You would think they could reflash the computer chip and correct the problem
#28 of 146 Re: New 2012 vs 2011 [prbychristy]
Aug 24, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I have a 2012 Equinox LT2 and love it. I had a 2011 and had some problems so I made a deal with my dealer and got a 2012. We took a trip to Boston from Milledgeville GA and got as high as 34.1 mpg at one point, going through Virginia. We averaged 30.7 on our trip back from Boston. We average 27.5 around town and driving from Macon to Milledgeville. The best I have done on short trips is 28.3 mpg. (It's all the way you drive.) The vehicle runs great, handles great and has adequate power to pass and do anything I need. We have received many comments from strangers regarding the looks of the vehicle. We have the red color and love it. Can't think of anything negative to say.