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#5 of 151 Re: 2012 chevy equinox 6 cyl [sonnyh777]
Mar 05, 2012 (6:59 pm)
We've had our 2012 2LT V6 for about 6 weeks. So far we like it a lot. The only thing that doesn't seem right is when you put it in reverse when it's overnight cold, it kind of jerks into gear. Only going into reverse and only once when the engine is cold. We dropped it off at the dealer one night and they checked it the following morning. They said it did not jerk for them. Why am I not surprised. I can see this being a lingering issue, but what do you do except take it back again until it does it. Otherwise this Equinox is a ton better than the old one. It has more power than the old one and gets about the same mileage.
#6 of 151 Re: 2012 chevy equinox 6 cyl [indrgb]
Mar 06, 2012 (8:43 am)
Very important to warm up aluminum engines before driving, this may also solve your "jerk" issue.
#7 of 151 Re: 2012 chevy equinox 6 cyl [indrgb]
Mar 10, 2012 (7:31 am)
The 6 Cylinder is teamed up with a 6 Speed Transmission that has been in production since 2006. This combination is very reliable, especially since the same transmission was designed to be used in the much larger/heavier Chevy Traverse. When the transmission oil is cold, it is much more viscous, which makes oil flow to the Rev Clutch more difficult. The "jerk" you feel is from clutch timing not being sequenced to the engine power. This cold shift is a "low energy" event in the transmission, and is not damaging. As the oil warms, oil flow is much more predictable for the transmission software, so you should have smoother shifts warm. The transmission software will also try to "adapt" to these events, and smooth them out over time. You should only be alarmed if you are getting "jerk" consistently when the transmission is warm.
#8 of 151 2012 LS 6 Month Report-4cyl
Mar 27, 2012 (3:41 pm)
So far so good. Transmission a little sluggish. Need that extra pedal push.
Gas mileage was as advertised, but now I see it slipping a little bit.
Dash average showing 24, but actual calculation is 22.9.
Waiting for a long Interstate drive to see how close we come to the advertised mileage.
Driver side door seems to be noisey. you can really hear the other cars passing by.
Still getting used to the front end styling. Loose my point of reference.
Backing up is an issue with the rear window viewing. Need to look all around to make sure not going to hit something or someone.
Having said all this, quite sure we made the right decision to purchase this car.
Tom in Temple, TX
#9 of 151 2012 Equinox problem
Apr 11, 2012 (12:58 pm)
We have only 6600 miles on our 2012 Equinox. Took in to the dealership to fix what we thought was an engine miss. ( at 1500 rpm with trans in park a real noticeable miss) It was diagnosed as a sever engine vibration. The dealership contacted GM tech support and was advised to R&R the harmonic balancer. This did not fix the problem and we got the car back untill GM comes up with a fix. We also found out that 4 other 2012 Equinox at another local dealership had the same problem one had tobe bought back by the dealer. Our service tech said it sounds like it might be a "fleet wide problem"
Any one else having these problems? It seems to be only in the 6 cylinder.
#10 of 151 Re: 2012 Good and Bad [impala0169]
Apr 14, 2012 (2:32 pm)
I, Live in West Virginia and have a 2012 LS AWD 4 Cyl . It does find. I came up mountain at Mount Ary on I-77 with cruse set at 75 mph. Stayed at 75 in 5th gear.
#11 of 151 Re: 2012 Good and Bad [impala0169]
Apr 19, 2012 (5:59 am)
In order for you to be getting that good of mileage you must have the eco button on, turn it off for the mountians and I think you will be fine. You also could switch to manual shifting, with the buttons on the stick, takes some getting use to. Anyway, I love mine!
#12 of 151 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 151 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 151 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.