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Bought my Great American Chevrolet Equinox ,Great car body.. it had 50,000 miles ran great looked nice with the exception of the paint coming off the consule, at 53,000 troubles started..smell of antifreeze in car, oily film on windshield(heater coil) Vibrations in front end (break roters and calipers) car over heating (miss diagnosed by dealer as bad thermostat even though I asked a check of head gasket) (resurfaced heads and replaced ... Read More
I own a 2005 Chevy Equinox with 93K. In March I had a new key made because the old key was very worn and no longer would work in the ignition. Ever since I had the new key made, the vehicle does not want to start at times. There is no rhyme or reason for when it doesn't start. It will go weeks and start every time, and then it will ... Read More
Pleasse note these vehicle are pieces of Junk which Chevy thinks is a quality vehicle, i have one, 3 sets of say bar links, head7 rear seal gasket.Oil burning,electrical problem,Transmission problem you name it is has had it!!!,all Chevy Equinox or prevbious owners out there who have puchased these lemon, please the only remedy we have is a class action lawswuit against Gm- Chevy division Please call 1-800-222-1020 and lodged all ... Read More
Well, I hope your new engine corrects the problem. Mine has been at the dealership since December 24. I'm getting a new engine as well. I've borrowed my Dad's 2005 Trailblazer to drive. I had a 2001 and wish that I still had it. This Equinox has been such a disappointment. Let us know how the new engine does. Oh, did the dealer provide you with a vehicle to drive? I ... Read More
"They say What....Chevy Runs Deep....I'd agree....Runs you deep in debt..." I love this quote!! I hope your next vehicle treats you well. I am so sickenend that each of these Equinox stories are so similiar and Chevrolet does not do anything but make surface applogies for their junk. If I manufactured a product, I would want to stand by it.
I own a 2005 equinox and I'm very upset with the quality of Chevy. My husband and I have only purchased Chevrolet's, but now we are going foreign. I have 67,000 miles on my 2005 equinox recently it began over heating and my dealership said it needed a thermostat, which we replaced, but it continued to run hot 67,0000 mile and now they say it's the gaskets and the valves are ... Read More
And there's plenty of social media about the Toyota gel problem too. We had lots of posts in the Toyota forums here about it (and still do). But this discussion is about Equinox problems - please note the title. Check out the main Chevrolet Equinox discussion for general talk about the Nox, good and not so good.
I realize this forum is for 2005 Equinox....I had an 06, they have to be pretty similar right? Thought I'd add to the Equinox saga... I bought mine slightly used in 07...well about a month ago my boyfriend was on the highway driving the dogs to the vet and the head gasket blew, car lost power, we were somehow able to make it to the nearest Chevy dealer about 2 miles ... Read More
I won the Equinox lotto...bad abs, bad hub, badd wiring harness, squeeky left front, grinding...the triple knock that sounds like a flat tire and to top it off...a bad heater core with cracked casing. First bround of repairs two months ago cost me over $1500.00 and this one is up to $1900, while I still owe $9500 on the used 2005 Equinox that I purchased with no problems. It ran great ... Read More
My mechanic is at his wits end. We put car in garage to fix problem with temperature spiking, when traveling temperature gauge goes to normal and at stop lights - it begins to spike. We have replaced the thermostat, water pump and radiator. He says head gaskets are still in good shape. Does anyone have any other suggestions? It continues to do the same and he has placed a call to ... Read More
hi kris, my name is jim and i am posting for the first time and hopefully helping you and others. i have a neighbor who called me over to help with a 2005 chevy equinox. he called me because i had a similar problem with a 2004 chevy blazer in which my hatch/ gate would not open and i had to break the inside panel to access the latch then went ... Read More
My Issues with the Cac-Gm customer service has not been resolved, they keep teeeling me i do not contact them back I have over 15e-mails where could not get a hold of Raymund the specialist who was handling my claim,I offered to take my vehicle to a dealer qwhich i frequently used and have gm pay the charges to repair once and for all,i neeed someone at gm to authorize repaid ... Read More
CHEVY EQUINOXES ARE PIECE OF JUNK, PLEASE DON'T CALL CHEVY CAC 1T 1-800-222-1020 AS THEY ARE NO HLEP I HAVE 100-E MAILS AND OVER 7 PHONE CALLS TO THIS DEPARTMENT TO PROVE IT.TAKE MY ADVISE GET RID OF THAT LEMON ,ALSO TRAVERSE 2008-2012 ARE PROBLEM VEHICLEVEHICLE ,APERSON HERE AT NEWTON WELLESLY TRADED IN THEIR ACADIA FOR THIS JUNK,HEALD PROBLEM AFYTRE 420 MILES.MY PAINT IS PEELING AND CHEVY CAN'T TELL ME WHY ... Read More
Luz, I’m sorry that you’ve had such difficulty getting this concern resolved. Have you been working with a GM mechanic? If Customer Assistance can help you work with your dealer towards resolving this, please email Christina with your name, contact information, VIN, and dealer name. Best, Sarah GM Customer Service
You need a mechanic that specializes in electrical to examine your vehicle. Sounds like you got some kind of short somewhere. Good luck.
This is the Scenario: (English is my sencond language, in case you see any typos, please excuse!), When I tried to turn on my car, it wont start, I thouht i Left the lights on, and that the batteries died. I called triple AAA for a jump. After the jump, I tried to drive my car, I drove the car for maybe 15 minutes, and the car shut down again. called ... Read More
Hi Christina: As you can see there are a number of 05 Equinox's that seem to have head or head gasket problems. I am also a member of this group. I had mine done two years ago. Now I have the same symptoms again. What is Chevrolet going to do about the significant number of compliants on this issue? There are several websites dedicated to car complaints, I have been to ... Read More
Thank you sumr616 for reply.. I finally got my 1st recall letter from GM Chevie yesterday. Called dealer told him recall stated to replace valves. He said he would call GM Tues (holiday Mon.) still questioning whether he needs to replace valves & then I read sentence to him again. Then I called 800# on letter and talked to Nino for an hour. He called dealership while I waited on hold. ... Read More
THIS IS TRULY OF CHEVY-GM MAJOR MISTAKES FROM 2005-THRU THE 2011.ANY PERSON WHO INQUIRES ABOUT MINE I STEER THEM AWAY TO FORD ESCAPE,A MUCH BETTER SUV THEN THE JUNK-ONOX.I PERSONALLY AS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER 30 PEOPLE NOT BUYING THIS VEHICLE AFTER THEY REVIEWED ALL REPAIR ORDER AND THE PROBLEMS I HAD WITH MY LEMON CHEVY EQUINOX. CURRERNTLY I AM WORKING AITH ANOTHER PERSON DEE TURNER WHO WAS SUPPOSE TO FIX MY ... Read More
I bought a gold 2005 Chevorlet Equinox at a used car dealership this February. It was blind love. The dealership said to me "It is a good car, and the good thing is the head gasket has already been replaced which is a common issue with this vehicle..." I should have ran. 2 weeks after owning the vehicle, I used the limited warranty and had the front shocks replaced as there ... Read More
Please note i have been,fighting with Gm-Chvey about your my junkonox for the past few years.They have done little or nothing to solve or make a settlement so that I may fix this vehicle at a reputable garage not at their dealer,where they charge excessive fees for diagnosis. wanted Gm to have this diagnose for free and solve this problem. This vehicle is truly a lemon,but can be fixed if done ... Read More
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hi sorry you had this happen to your car, but as you know by now you're alone. as i have said from some time ago, go to comsumer affair.com put in your car and year and you will see all the info on this problem, good luck
Happened to me, too... at 56,000 miles. Ouch!
Mine started out as overheating problem,but in the end got screwed by gm as the cooland originally used in this vehicle dexcool, as not thus ate away most of the head gaskey,mine was replaced with only 62,000 miles.i bough it when it had 32,000 ,i will neaver do that again!!!what a lemon and chevy-gm refuses to acknowledge it!!!
we all need to come together and fail a complaint and see what we can get done because the people at chevrolet does not care about their coustomers.
Same thing here...blown head gasket happened on my 2005 Equinox 2 yrs ago @ 30,500 miles. The reason for a blown head gasket is not driving with a low oil level. I do all my maintenance religiously and check all my levels every 2 weeks and when it happened my oil level was right on the level mark. Could it be the 3.4 L engine? My previous vehicle was a 1999 ... Read More
Hello, I am also another "proud" owner of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox with a blown head gasket requiring a new engine to fix the problem. At the first signs of any problems with the vehicle, I took it to the dealer and after close to $400.00 later they diagnosed it as just some clogged fuel injectors and bad spark plugs. I then picked it up from the dealership and on the ... Read More
Please note th years of thes vehicle ,I can attst for a fact, thes evehicles are the biggnes piece of junk chevy-gm has ever made.Many design and mechanical flaws.who designed this vehicle abby-normal.Plese note i have beentrying to get a resolution fromchevy for over 4 years,approx 2000 should make this vehicle suitable for safe driving,but i do not trust it.Too much crazy glue!!!!I have tried to contact the marketing director fo ... Read More
To each their own ;) I've had enough problems with most of my GM vehicles in my short life of car buying (I'm 30, so I've been purchasing cars for 14 years) and this one broke the camel's back! I'll be glad to list: 1994 Camero Z28, bought brand new in 1994 -Clutch went after 2 years, I realize it's a HP sports car, but still. -Leaky water pump after 3 ... Read More
Hey! Woa Nelly. I am a loyal GM customer since 1977 and "YES" I traded my 2005 Equinox after 5 years of owning it...I was fed up (not of GM, but of my Equijunk). I traded it for a 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2 LT. I didn't like the body of the HHR until I test drove one and I got slowly in love with it. What a marvelous machine, fun to ... Read More
It's up to you...but I would change my mind if I where you and think of buying something else. In all my years of driving (36 yrs) and always a loyal GM customer (my 2005 Equinox being the 7th GM vehicle) the Equinox was the worse. It was really unbelievable to say that it was a Chevrolet. I traded it for a 2010 HHR and this is a fun to drive, ... Read More
I was thinking about looking at an 05'Equinox if it is still available in a few weeks(as of NOW it still is) but after reading some of your posts I'm wondering if I should just pass on it. It has approximately 104K on it and is the AWD model. That sound system issue really doesn't make any sense and is further made worse by repeated replacements that don't work for whatever ... Read More
Yes, but now that the dealership/service center has, "Rendered the Vehicle Un-driveable", and now that I have tried to go through GM to address my concerns, the dealership is now wanting an authorization for this $1700 worth of service. Ya really have to love coincidence though... 1. That even though my Extended Warranty clearly states that it will expire in the year 2012, according to GM, it Expired the day my ... Read More
I would like to start off with, we leased a GM Certified used Vehicle from a GM Certified Dealership, with an EXTENDED GM service contract. I can say that the essence of GM customer service to follow you on a Certified Used lease or with their extended warranty sucks. Our Equinox has recently had issues with the shifter and shifter cable. Still inside of the 80k/ 5 year extended warranty we ... Read More
An opportunity may exist for us to buy a 2005 Chevy Equinox if it is still available in a month or so. I've seen photos of this SUV and it LOOKS great, leather interior and from what I've read, all the bells and whistles. It is the AWD model and has a little over 103K on it. The price recently dropped from $8600 to $8250 but I would try and get ... Read More
Well...All depends on the year you're looking at. My Equinox was a 2005 LT and traded it in 2010 as soon as my "extended warranty" was over, it had 40K's on it. It was a good thing that I had purchased that extended warranty because it would have emptied my bank account. Lots of 2005 and 2006 models were "junk"... problems with no end. I'm not saying all of them are ... Read More
Chevy Equinox Stereo, iPod, CD, Bluetooth, Sat, AUX, USB, DVD would be a good place to pose your CD question. tidester, host SUVs and Smart Shopper
Has anyone had the occasion of driving on a rainy day, or through a car wash, and having your 2005 Chevy Equinox get "stuck"? It's like it's in neutral. When it dries out, you're ready to go, but not until it's dried out. I've also noticed that the day running lights also flicker then go out when it's raining, or in a car wash. I would love some feedback please......I've got ... Read More
Well....explain this; Why did the head gasket blew on my 3 vehicles that had the 3.4 L engine? My Venture, my Montana and now my Equinox and lots of people I know have the 3.4 L engine in there car, truck or van and had the same problem with their "head gasket". How can a bunch of people be so hard or unlucky with "head gaskets"? I don't know where you ... Read More
SORRY MY FRIEND,IT'S THE HEAD GASKET AND REAR SEAL GASKET.I JUST HAVE MINE REPLACED COST ME $516.00,MY WARRANTY COMPANY $1309. 6 MORE MONTHS AND THIS PIG IS HISTORY. SORRY CHEVY,THIS VEHICLE IS NO GOOD!!!
The problem is not with the Equinox...it's with ALL the 3.4 L engines. I had a Venture with a 3.4 L engine and the head gasket blew (prematurely) @ 12,000 miles. the a Montana still with that 3.4 L engine and again...a blown head gasket @ 31,000 miles. Now again with my Equinox...another blown head gasket. So you see...it's not because it's a Equinox. Every time I called G.M.'s 800 # ... Read More
ANY OTHER PERSON, OUT THERE WITH THE EQUINOX PROBLEM WITH THE HEAD GASKET. CHEVY KNEW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE AS IT IS IN THEIR SERVICE BULLETINS TO THE DEALERS. THE BEST THING FOR ANY PERSON OUT THERE IS TO REPORT TO THE NTHSB AND A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. THIS IS THE ONLY REMEDY GM-CHEVY UNDERSTANDS A LAWSUIT. NOW WE NEED A GOOD LAW OFFICE WHO WILL TAKE OUR CASE ... Read More
Well...it's done. Last night I went and traded-in my 2005 Equinox LT (that was bought new) for a 2010 Chevrolet HHR LT (with the 2.4 L engine). My Equinox has been pretty good. Most repairs where done under warranty. The only repair I had to pay for was a "blown head gasket" + the normal maintenance. I just hope I'll have the same fun driving the HHR than the Equinox.
I have a 2005 Equinox, it made the same sound. Turns out to be antifreeze going in the the reserve tank. My car was bought new (had 11 miles on it) so far, I have replaced the air conditioner compressor, the 6 disc cd changer went out, it leaks, the back end fills with water (the spare tire was under water) and now it is in the shop for head gasked ... Read More
I'm thinking of trading my Equinox LT 2005 next spring for something more economical and not to expensive. My first idea was the Pontiac Vibe but Pontiac is history now and by the time I'll be ready the Vibes will probably be all sold out from the dealers lots. So, I thought about a 2010 Toyota Matrix (Vibe's twin) but I never drove nothing else than G.M. products, then I took ... Read More
I purchased a 2010 Equinox six weeks ago.. The list price was $27,050. I was able to get deductions for my GMCard ($4550), credit union member ($250), ca$h for Clunkers ($4500- 2000 Dodge Durango), and the dealer took off another $500 or so, total deductions from list price was approx $9800. I did all this a day before the clunker program ended, and with the Durango worth about $1,000 (my son ... Read More
Trusting Chevy- Gm and it's performance Issues concerning the Chevy equinox is like asking Bernie Madoff to handle your life savings. You will get wiped out one way or the other. The FTC has made an inquiry this time is looking into design vehicle design defects on all Chevy Equinox made between 2005 and 2010.Gm has not responded as Usual. Please note I have had 3 sets of rotors going only ... Read More
You are absolutely right on this issue. If this is the Vehicle the" Chevy Equinox "that GM is counting on getting them out of the hole,they will stay buried. Looks great,lousy design of powertrain and other mechanical Issues. GM does not address anyone concerns,theie cac(customer service center at 1-800-222-1020) their customer service reps believe in giving a reference # and not doing anything to address any Automotive Mechanical Issue on any ... Read More
Please read my post on line,First File a formal complaint with the National transportation safety board to have this vehicle removed from the road so no one else will buy such a Lemon Vehicle. Also File a formal complaint with the FTC. Chevy/GM knew about these defective head gaskets when these vehicles were built and knew they only had a 3-5 year vehicle life,my Oldsmobile which I had for 12 years ... Read More
Yes sad to say, this vehicle is a GM/Chevy Lemon vehicle.I have the same problem. This is a good Vehicle as long as you don't have to drive it anyplace.Great for sitting in your backyard.Please contact the National transportation Safety Board. I have filed a formal complaint.,Any other owners with this same problems Chevy Equinox 2005-2009.There are legal issues which may result in a Class Action Lawsuit ,Please notify the Federal ... Read More
Issues i not the word,get the word ,anyone out there who are having any type of problem with this vehicle,we need to join forces and have a vehicle recall on this 2005,2006,or 2007, or 2008 chevy equinox.I ALSO REITERATE THAT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT WILL IMPROVE OUR CHANCES IF GM FAILS TO FIX THINK CHEVY EQUINOX KLUNK OF JUNK!!!
PLEASE EXPLAIN ME WHY SHOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BUY A CHEVY ESPECIALLY THIS ONE. THE 2005 CHEVY EQUINOX LT SUV IN MY OPINION IS THE WORST PIECE OF JUNK EVER MADE. I HAVE NUMEROUS REPAIR BILLS AND OVER 50 RETURNS VISITS TO MANY CHEVY DEALERS ATTEMPTING TO FIX. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE ME TO FAX THIS TRAIL OF HORROR FOR THIS VEHICLE AND IT'S MANY PROBLEMS PLEASE SEND ... Read More
And here's a little plus for your post (rvoth)... I've heard that G.M.'s Aveo had something to do with Korea. I don't know how, but Korea has something to do with that car. Also....the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet "Cruze" has something to do with Korea and Germany. It make me laugh when I hear people say that GM is North American. My Equinox is a 2005 LT and yes I had my ... Read More
I own a 05 Equinox with 30K on it and I adore this vehicule. Here are some S.U.V.'s that I had in the pass (all chevrolet).... 84 s-10 Blazer, 89 s-10 Blazer, 94 s-10 Blazer, 98 Tracker and now my 05 Equinox LT FWD. Never had problems with or scared with rollovers. It's true that they say S.U.V.'s are more dangerous but if you drive your S.U.V normally, I guess there's ... Read More
"IT'S THE WORTH PRODUCT CHEVY EVER MADE" The worth product? GEZ
Sir , you are probablyThere are probably thousands of Chevy Equinox Owners out there,but thera vehicle is probably in the repair shop.I made you an offer,Give me your Fax# and i will send your over everything from GM if you think this vehicle is that great!! Would you like to buy mine? Many New parts!!!
Please note this Fact.Chevy is bankrupt!!! Honda and Toyota companies are not. Drawn your own conclusion from the facts!!!!
Yes I Interacted , with Chevy customer Service at 1-800-222-1020 early for many of the problems I have had while it was under factory warranty, I was promised a lot of things from them in regards to sending the regional service manager out to check my vehicle.I am still waiting,Chevy opened up many case #'s on my behalf,but did nothing to help solve many of these problems.I have over a hundred ... Read More
please don't as you are receiving information from a person who spent over $4000 out of his own Pocket for a equinox.To put it mildly,it's a royal picec of American JUnk,just think the 55 chevy,61 chevy impala,the GTO.ForGET about purchasing the 2005-2010 Chevy equinox.RIDICULOUS PIECES OF JUNK.
STAY AWAY FROM THE CHEVY EQUINOX.IT'S THE WORTH PRODUCT CHEVY EVER MADE!!FOR FOREIGN AND STAY FOREIGN.IF THE US AUTO INDUSTRY CANNOT MEASURE UP TO QUALITY ISSUES WITH THEIR VEHICLES,THEN ALL SHOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS.THE HYUNDAI AWD SANTA FE IS NICE.
fI deliver newspapers for a living. I m in and out of drives very quicklly. so my tires get tortured. The oew are bridgestone dueller ht but are below minimum at 13000 miles. Is it true that new cars out of the factory put on tires with less ply, and they wear out much quicker ? this has happened on a 2005 chevy silverado with the same tires. I was told ... Read More
I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox and a few months ago it started making this same popping noise when started. Would this also cause the service engine light to come on? We took it to AutoZone to have it tested to see why the light was on and I got a print out of several different things that had to do with the emissions system. Could it be the Catalytic Converter? ... Read More
Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for water leakage in 2005-2009 Torrent ,Equinox's. Dated Oct 8 2008 TSB 08-08-57-001A covers all types of water leaks in the vehicle and your water in the spare tire compartment. Have the chevy dealer check this TSB ,water is coming in from one of the seams . Probable needs to have new sealant applied to the seam area of compartment.
Almost the same thing here. My sister has a 1998 "Chevrolet Lumina" with well over 260,000 km and no big problems with her car either and she still loves it as much as the day she bought it. You must see all the Chevrolet Lumina on the road that are own by taxi companies around here and they surely do lots of millage. I've own G.M. products since 1977 and I ... Read More
OH Boy! By the way I see it, you criticize and you're saying that you didn't like your 05 Equinox at all? You got rid of your 05 Chevrolet Equinox for a 08 Pontiac Torrent? You must not know the difference between 4 quarters and 1 dollar. The Pontiac Torrent is the same thing as the Chevrolet Equinox. You've just changed a red apple for a green apple. I hope you ... Read More
YA I had the battery replaced because one or two cells was shorting and decreasing the capacity of the battery , showed up in -22 Celsius and when listing to the radio for two and half hours while waxing the new NOX. The only grinding sound i have form the front end when the tires are turned compeletly to either side they rub on a small piece of the Chevy mud ... Read More
well, isn't that funny!! I went to chevrolet and asked them that. They said no-my lights werent covered. They were going to charge me $68.00 and I told them they were crazy-I'll do it myself.
A reporter is interested in talking with satisfied owners of a 2005-2006 Chevy Equinox who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to email@example.com no later than Friday, November 21, 2008 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren. Thanks for your consideration, Jonathan Wahl Corporate Communications Edmunds Inc.
Mine is a 2005 LT It's great in winter but remember a AWD is not the same as a 4X4. Lots of people are confused they think it's the same. You drive normally and when your front wheels spin the back wheels kick in automatically and you get traction on all 4. Then when your front wheels spinning is over the rear wheels disengage and so on. You only have to ... Read More
What kind of smaller vehicule are you thinking about? I own a 2005 Equinox LT and I'm thinking of downgrading to a smaller vehicule to. I was thinking of a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt but hesitating.
I once had a 1999 chevrolet Venture and it had a 3.4 L. also and at 37,000 miles I had to replace the head gasket. Now I own a 2005 Equinox with the 3.4 L. engine and no problem with the gaskets and I'm at 22,500 miles. The only thing I can't figure out is that it's a bit harder on gas consumption than my Venture was. Go figure!
I have to differ with you on the 3.4L engine. I've had two of them, and they have both failed me. The one in my 2000 Olds Alero has breeched the intake manifold gasket, and is leaking coolant out onto the ground. The one in my 2001 Chevy Venture just over heated because the cooling fan relay is faulty. Now coolant is in the oil and the engine is knocking. I ... Read More
I know what you're talking about. Before my 2005 Equinox I owned a 1999 Venture almost the same as your Montana but it's a Chevrolet and "Yes Sir" do I ever miss those heated mirrors we sure need those up here with our winters and the automatic level control suspension on the Venture was great. The engine in my Venture was a 3.4 L but I didn't have any problem with ... Read More
I am wondering if someone can provide some insight to help me better understand the rational of the Smart Lease: Background My lease ends in March 2008 on my 2005 Chevy Equinox. Mileage allowance for the lease term is 36K and currently there are 34K. The agreed upon value of the vehicle was $24,169.50 and I put $3K down. The residual value is $15217.90 and in March I will have paid ... Read More
I'm presently driving a 2005 chevrolet Equinox LT FWD. (s.u.v.) and thinking of trading it in for a 2008 Cobalt LT sport coupe. This is were I need help ... my friends are all telling me not to do it. They tell me that I have more protection in a Equinox and that it is safer to drive than the Cobalt and that the Equinox is more reliable than the Cobalt. ... Read More
I have a loaded 2005 FWD LT, with leather, we bought in January 05. Currently has 25,000 miles. We bought this as a family cruiser and as a universal work horse. Still have the original brakes which stops smooth. I also have two boys 6 & 12yrs, that ride in it all the time with my wife. She loves the Equinox. We had no problems, get advertised fuel economy, and still ... Read More
My wife and I bought our 2005 AWD Equinox in April of 2005 and it was great until it snowed. This is our second winter with it and we are very disappointed with the awd system in the vehicle. The awd doesn't kick in fast enough and we got stuck a couple of times. It is the worst awd system we ever had. It was not worth the extra money to ... Read More
Thanks for your reply. I'll be patient and after the unusual weather that we are having here clears up maybe I'll get a more accurate picture. Now can you help me with something else, please. The day I checked my gas mileage I also started smelling a nasty odor in my car. I've read all the postings about that problem. First thing I did was check my spare tire well because ... Read More
I just turned 16 and have been looking for cars. My parents said they want me in an SUV because of the height and safety (conveniently, I'm paying for gas. Don't worry; I'm not complaining: A car's a car, even if gas is expensive.) My dad has an Avalanche and my mom has a Trailblazer, and they haven't had any problems. My parents like the Chevys, so they'd be happy with ... Read More
I've had my 2005 Chevy Equinox AWD for 1 1/2 years. I chose it as my company car (company makes car payments for me). Pretty good deal, and I loved the vehicle until about a week ago. I have 68k miles, a lot for the age of the vehicle, but I drive a lot for the job. Recently, I noticed a grinding noise when I would make sharp turns. Didn't happen ... Read More
My wife and I just purchased a 2005 (manufactured in 04) Chevy Equinox with 75000 miles (mostly highway). What types of things should we look out for with this vehicle, and how long can we expect this engine to last with said miles on it? Thanks, H
I had an 2005 Equinox with multiple issues also. I ended up taking a hit on it and trading it in for a Mazda 6. I would contact the Better Business Bureaus (BBB) and inform them of all your issues and go after Chevy that way. Good luck to you!
hi I hope this helps everyone with a nasty smell to their nox. Yesterday my nox was giving off a terrible smell...almost like vapor of some kind. I immediately shut my air off(yuck was a hot day) and sat up all night worrying that I had to call my dealer again with yet another problem on my brand new 2006 equinox. ( 2 times I have had major repairs... fuel line ... Read More
Well, here's an update. My husband got disgusted because the noise kept getting louder so he took the car back to the dealer that "fixed" it in the first place and took the service manager for a ride. It wasn't much of a ride since we hear the noise most when you pull in and out of a parking place. They scheduled it in as soon as they could get a ... Read More
I am driving my fleet vehicle a 2005 Chevy Equinox. My biggest complaint is that the air conditioner quits emitting cold air after driving for 2 hours. Sometimes I am able to get the air started again by toggling the on/off button. Any advice is appreciated. Just spent 4 days in the shop with new solution. Thanks.
The Equinox is built on GM's Theta platform. This platform is used on the Saturn Vue, Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent, and the new Suzuki XL-7.
As hard as it is to believe, tightening the lug nuts the wrong way does indeed cause the rotors to warp on certain chevy models. I have a 2004 Malibu Maxx and a 2005 Equinox. The Maxx was fine until dealer rotated the tire the first time. 3000 miles later the rotors were warped and had to be turned. The next time they rotated the tires, the same thing happened. After ... Read More
A reporter with a major daily newspaper is looking to speak with people who’ve purchased a crossover/sports wagon in the last few months. Specifically, vehicles like the Saturn Vue, Chevy Equinox, Ford Freestyle, Ford Escape, Honda CRV, Nissan Murano, or Toyota Highlander. If you have, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, September 27, 2005 with your daytime contact information and a brief description of your recent crossover/sport wagon purchase ... Read More
The 2006 Chevy Equinox comes with smaller rear headrests...you can go to your dealer and purchase them and they'll fit in the 2005 Equinox
There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) on this: Service Information Regarding a Pop/Clunk Noise From the Rear of the Vehicle on Initial Cold start and/or During the Warm-Up Drive Cycle - Inform Customer of Normal EVAP Vent Solenoid Operation #04-06-05-009B - (May 26, 2005) Service Information Regarding a Pop/Clunk Noise From the Rear of the Vehicle on Initial Cold Start and/or During the Warm-Up Drive Cycle (Inform Customer of Normal ... Read More
I've had my 2005 Equinox for over a year now and have had several seemingly unrelated problems with it. My biggest concern is the poor gas mileage, but I may have stumbled onto a possible cause and wanted to see if anyone else has experienced the same problem. I noticed recently that when I turn the heat on in the car when in park or stopped at a light, the tachometer ... Read More
The last time I looked at OnStar information it said that a three year subscription was needed in order to get the future digital upgrade on new vehicles. I seriously considered OnStar before purchasing my 2005 Chevy Equinox. However; with the analog to digital signal + Verzion cell phone requirement and the ambiguity that surrounded the issue, I decided not to option for OnStar. J K F
I looked on the Chevy website for dealers in the Cincinnati area, and then searched for their individual websites for information on their pre-owned vehicles. It looks like pricing in your area is a bit higher than prices down in the Southeast. This is what I found at two different dealerships: 1. Terry Lee Chevrolet: http://www.terryleechevrolet.com 2005 Chevy Equinox LT AWD Black Exterior List Price: $22,988.00 Mileage: 17,931 VIN: 2CNDL73F256040723 **Website ... Read More
I just looked on the nhtsa web site and found a tsb for the odor issues. I dont recall anyone mentioning the tsb so I am posting what I found for all those interested. Make : CHEVROLET Model : EQUINOX Year : 2005 Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Service Bulletin Num : 3169 Date of Bulletin: JAN 01, 2004 NHTSA Item Number: 10010166 Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Summary: FOUL ODOR ... Read More
Good for you! Keep on having a ton of fun I don't know about your DMV; but Indiana's BMVC registers and tags the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT, front wheel drive, Truck Division-SUV as a Wagon with its drive as 4W Strange. At least my current tag from the old Metro will serve on my Equinox. Thursday evening , My father and I are going to a service seminar for Blue Boy. ... Read More
I took advantage of the GM Employee Discount Sale and purchased my Equinox about 4 weeks ago. I was suspicious when I first heard about the sale but when I discovered what I could buy the vehicle for, I was impressed! The mother of a good friend of mine bought a fully loaded Equinox in March 2005 and paid $5,000.00 more than I did. I paid $24,800.00 for mine and it ... Read More
Hi everyone. This is my first time on one of these message forums, and am only doing this because my husband has told me to do my homework on the Equinox before I decide that it is what I want. We are having a battle of which new vehicle to buy. I, from the beginning of our discussions have wanted an SUV. More specifically a Honda Pilot, but they are more ... Read More