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#79 of 151 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 151 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 151 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 151 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 151 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 151 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.
#85 of 151 2012 Chevy Equinox - possible transmission issues?
Jan 03, 2013 (1:00 pm)
I purchased a brand new 2012 Chevy Equinox at the end of March 2012 and it had 200 miles on it - it was driven from a neighboring city for me. I love my car and it's the first SUV I have ever owned. However, not long after purchasing I began to notice that it "jerks" really hard at least once a week. I called the dealership I purchased the vehicle from and the tech, whom has always been a great help with my other Chevys, said that his did the same thing and asked me if someone else drove it as well. I advised yes it was often driven by my fiance. He said when his wife drove his, since their driving styles were so different that it "freaked" the car out because it has an internal memory of how the car should be driven. I accepted that answer because my friend has a Lexus and was told the same thing about their vehicle a while back...so I assumed this was a new feature on new vehicles.
Yesterday while on the interstate during 80mph (KY's speed limit is 70 so I was speeding a little) it jerked so hard I'm surprised it didn't give me whiplash! I know the other drivers had to have seen my vehicle vsibly jerk if they were looking that exact moment. I thought my car had just broke right there on the road! It drove fine afterwards, but the "jerking" is apparently getting worse.
My Knox is scheduled to go into another shop - since I've since moved from my purchase dealer and I was told it sounds like the transmission or the transmission module.
Has anyone else had or heard of transmission problems in these vehicles? I don't want to owe $20,000 dollars for the next few years on a car that's going to be nothing but problems!!!!
#86 of 151 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox - possible transmission issues? [deltalex]
Jan 03, 2013 (2:16 pm)
Is the shop you're going to be visiting one of our GM dealerships? We want to make sure everything gets resolved, so please keep us updated.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#87 of 151 Re: UPDATE: Service Stabilitrak and Reduction of Power [waterviolet]
Jan 07, 2013 (7:07 am)
Well, we are now into the new year and so far there is no indication of further problems with Engine Operating On Reduced Power. The Fuel Pump replacement seems to be doing the trick so far. I just wanted to be sure I kept up with the feedback so others can learn from the Edmunds Forums just as I did!
#88 of 151 Re: 2012 Chevy Equinox - possible transmission issues? [deltalex]
Jan 09, 2013 (7:10 pm)
I have the same issue. Every time it does it, I have look to see if I was rear ended. This is really annoying. Mine normally does it when I take my foot off the petal and pressing it again close to it shifting. This has happened in a couple of other vehicles that I have owned but never had any of them jerk this hard. There is definitely something wrong with the transmission. I am sure it will eventually break. The dealership says that it is normal but only time will tell. I will not buy another Chevy.