by el68lie on Jul 17, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this Equinox new in 2005.
Have owned it for almost 10 years.
We have pretty low mileage on the car; just over 60,000 miles, but we have had minimal problems with this vehicle.
Had a head gasket early on, but other than that it has been just maintenance. Change the tires, change the oil every 3,000.
One tune up.
I am not a fan of the drive train set up.
The wheel base is set back so the car does not turn tightly at all.
Don't care for the set up of the console between the front seats.
Everything falls down along the seats and you can't get you hand down there easily.
Not a good design.
Don't like the cup holders.
Otherwise, good reliable car.
by cindysue2 on May 26, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
The ac on my 2005 equinox not working right.
You turn the ac on and it doesn't get cold.
I had it checked and was told it needed a new ac compressor, so I had a new one put on.
Still didn't fix it.
We discovered the fans weren't turning on to push the cold air out.
I bought a pressure switch, put that on, they come on now but still not pushing cold out.
It's like they are not turning fast enough.
No one knows what to do with it.
I'm tired of spending money & it not getting fixed.
Anyone have any ideas?
by jngavin on Apr 10, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
I recently have been having issues with the windows not working. Or working intermittently. Also have a buzzing in the radio. I did a google search and discovered a few comments pertaining to the wiring harness between the door and the body. The harness in this area is prone to breaking. I figured what the heck. I removed the rubber boot and to my surprise I found 5 wires broken. I wish now that I hadn't spent the money on a new window motor. I'm now trying to find a way to get in there and repair the wires. I'm a bit afraid to look at the other 3 doors. If this has been a longtime issues with design, it should've been fixed while it was still under warranty. We bought it brand new.
by moonwi11ow on Apr 3, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
Bought my 2005 Equinox used, 99k on it had a thirty day warranty, got it on June 4, broke down on July 4. Head Gasket. Cost me $2100.00 Electrical issues...This vehicle is a nightmare. I have always been a chevy girl, but I think next go round I'm buying a FORD.
by bconner4 on Aug 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
So...I bought my 2005 equinox in 2011, and since then I have had to replace...fuel pump, shocks, struts, radio, antenna, starter, and now the computer!!! This is outside of tires, brakes, rooters, and calipers...Also the 15 mpg city sucks, especially when newer Suburbans get 20 city. I will never buy another one ever again.
by marthe_rn23 on Mar 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)
I Purchased My 05 Equinox In May of 2012 With 90k "Father's Day Gift" To Self, Some Gift!!! Since I've Had It Nothing But Trouble, A Week After Purchase I Had Engine Misfire (Tune Up) Which Had Just Been Done At Purchase, Got It Repaired, The Dealer Said The Spark Plugs Had Melted HOW???? Since I've Had To Replace Water Pump, Belt And Pully, Thermostat, Air Bag Sensor, CD Player, Both Front Entire Strut Sets, Muffler And Now At 105k The HEAD GASKETS, Not Just The Gaskets Tho, Both Entire Heads As Well Along With New Plugs And Wires And All New Filters... This Thing Is A Money Pit And It's Driving Me Right Into The Poor House... It's A Beautiful Car For Sure BUT STAY AWAY I Call Her EVE!!!
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