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#75 of 146 Re: Rough Idle [worried8]
Dec 03, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Congratulations on your new Equinox! We're sorry to hear about the engine noise you're experiencing right now; it looks as though you've been working with your dealership but they are having trouble recreating the condition? If we can follow up with them for you, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a brief recap of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#76 of 146 Re: 2012 LS 6 Month Report-4cyl [tomsfiretruck]
Dec 07, 2012 (10:53 am)
We bought the 3.0L v6 equinox 2lt on feb 28th of 2012. It has been fantastic, we now have over 14000 miles on it in 9 months and it is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. It gets anywhere from 25 to 29 MPG on the highway even though it is only rated at 24 and it steadily gets 18 to 20 in the city even though it is rated at 17. I am a big fan of them now, I would recommend it to anyone shopping for a small suv, the handling is great, it is quiet, the touchscreen is amazing. Love it!!!!!!
#77 of 146 2012 Equinox V6 - P0300 - Misfire
Dec 19, 2012 (3:25 pm)
Equinox purchased new earlier this year, approximately 10,000 miles on it currently. While driving home on I94 last night at 77 MPH I noticed a slight jerk. I then noticed that the service engine light was flashing, the flashing stopped and the light went off. This morning I contacted one local dealer to tell them what happened. The service rep. said - bring it in right now it may stall on you and you won't be able to restart it. Well that was great to hear after I just drove the NOX 35 miles to the next town. I contacted the local dealer where I was at in Valley City, ND. The service rep. told me the same thing, bring it down right away as it may stall.
I did so, several hours later the service rep. called me to tell me that a P0300 engine misfire code was found in the 4th cylinder. They checked the plug and coil and claimed all appeared to be ok. They test drove my NOX and the code didn't reappear - go figure.
I have read numerous forums and chats, while doing other research. Is this the beginning of something worse to come?
#78 of 146 Re: 2012 Equinox V6 - P0300 - Misfire [huntered]
Dec 20, 2012 (9:06 am)
We're sorry that you're having these concerns with your new Equinox. If you would like for us to check into anything further, or to document that you're having these troubles, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and a brief summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#79 of 146 Re: 2012 Equinox Continuous Dying [equinox_atx]
Dec 27, 2012 (1:42 pm)
This is my bad experience with GM and the dealer who sold it. I bought a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox from Crossroads GM in Corinth MS. After owning it less than a year and only 20,000 miles on it the engine is going to have major work done on it. I have taken it to Crossroads GM for all its service work as scheduled. Crossroads GM told me that they would not give me a loaner vehicle until they started working on mine. I complained and after 3 days with GM customer service they got me a loan vehicle, while mine was sitting outside waiting to be serviced. It has been waiting for ten days now because other vehicles are waiting on parts for repair. I was contacted today to return loan vehicle and would not get another one until they start working on mine next week. Crossroads GM does not care if my wife has a vehicle to drive to work in, she is at work with it today. I need mine to drive to work in. I bought this vehicle through my Credit Union, so GM has been paid in full for it. They do not care about my aggravation or trouble with a new vehicle they sold me. What happens a year later? Will I have more problems with the Equinox? This is fraud and completed neglect for taking care of their customers!
#80 of 146 Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models?
Dec 30, 2012 (10:12 am)
Was all set to buy 2013 6cyl 3.6l AWD 2LT. Love the overall size and comfort. Suits me for a lot of reasons. Thought I did enough homework but after reading these forums I am terrified to buy Equinox. The comments here make the Equinox sound like an expensive piece of junk. Some have even called it 'dangerous.' Car reviewers seem to recommend it and the people I've stopped on the street who own it seem to like it a lot. But the complaints here are terrifying! Why is the car repeatedly named a top 5 pick when such serious problems are talked about here? Don't know what to believe.
Sarah from GM -- has GM addressed what sounds like nagging issues on previous model years so that new car buyers can buy 2013 Equinox with confidence? Please respond as I am in a position where I must make a decision very soon. Thank you!
#81 of 146 Re: Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models? [ecassidy]
Dec 30, 2012 (9:31 pm)
If you read back most of of the problems were 4 banger in from 2009 to 2011. We have 2012 Nox LT2 4 banger. No issues so far. The 3.6 v6 is new for 2013 Nox. 2012 Nox had a 3.0 v6. The 3.6 v6 is a good motor. I have rented Impalas for work. They have 3.6 in them in 2012. Have not heard of any problems with the v6s. You can not beleave everything you read. Some people paid to much for their Nox. That is not cars fault. That is were you bought it. They knocked your head off and made a big profit on you. So do not blame car and make stuff up.
#82 of 146 Re: Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models? [moparblue2]
Dec 31, 2012 (4:42 pm)
They have 3.6 in them in 2012. Have not heard of any problems with the v6s.
Check out the the Acadia and Cadillac CTS forums about this engine. Good luck.
#83 of 146 Re: Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models? [jpf]
Jan 01, 2013 (6:13 pm)
Sorry you are wrong. They only had 3.0 v6 in the Nox for 2012. Do your research.
#84 of 146 Re: Has GM cleared up some of Nox issues in the 2013 models? [moparblue2]
Jan 01, 2013 (10:07 pm)
The Acadia and Cadillac CTS use GM's 3.6 liter engines. The Acadia since 2007 and the CTS even prior to 2007. The 3.6 has gone from non-direct injection to direct injection, but they have have three timing chains. There's been a problem with these timing chains as they stretch. The results are catastrophic when this happens. Check out the Acadia and CTS forums and you'll see. Also, google "GM 3.6 engine timing chain problem" and you'll get many hits. If the 3.6 is made available in the Equinox, down the road, the same problem will likely occur in the Equinox. Good luck.