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2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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Please help me!
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By elizabeth3578
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my car in april 2012. its an '05 chevy equinox. ive had it for 5 months now and it has been in the shop 5 times. The first time was the day after i got it for an alignment. The second time was because my brakes would fail, not stop and vibrate/jerk. I would have to push really hard on the brake to actually stop. the abs light would come on and my traction control would turn off. the car would be out of control and not stop. I took it to one of DT's shops and they supposeably fixed it. not even a week later, the brakes wouldnt work and the abs light/traction control light came on. i took it back to the shop and this
time the people at the shop were jerks. said nothing was wrong and to basically drive until i crash it or dont drive at all. left the shop drove approximately 2 miles the abs light/traction control light came on. took it right back. they said oh there is a problem. they replaced the abs sensor. got it back a week later and they said it was fixed. once again right when it got out it drove fine but not even a week later the brakes would not work. i got fed up with DT that i went a month without doing anything. the car was getting so bad that i took it to a different shop. they replaced the abs sensor again. got it back still the same problem. took it back they changed the driver side hub assembly. got it out was okay then week later back in the shop. this time it was the brake module sensor or something like that. got it back about three weeks ago and still having the same problem but its worse now. i cant tell you how many times ive almost been in a accident its ridiculous. what can i do? can anyone help me figure out how to get rid of this car?


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my equinox
12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By min8828
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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i really happy with my equinox is 2005 and I bougth it in FL with 30.000 m , the only problem i m having is the i need to hit the gas pedal to start the engine , i have 129.000 miles now .
its good suv .


Best Features

sounds, sattelite radio


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DON'T DO IT!!!!
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By jones1124
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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This was the worst car I have ever owned. After 68k my serpentine went, the gas mileage was awful, the all-wheel drive in the snow was garbage,and I went through six headlights. Now, my car was paid free and clear after approx 2 1/2 yrs of ownership, but I still traded in for an '09 Honda Civic,and I could not be happier so far!!
Bottom line is stay away from this vehicle. The Equinox, and my previous Chevy, have made me swear off American originated cars period


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Buyer beware...
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By bocakin12
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I fell in love with how pretty this car was immediately.
It came with all the bells and whistles, and after years of driving a straight forward Focus, I had to have it.
Even after reading the reviews on this site about how sketchy the Equinox could be, I thought "that won't be me."
Ohhhh but it is.
Two weeks after I bought it the check engine light was one, never to leave.
The airbag light quickly followed.
Followed by two brake jobs, the starter issue mentioned so many times by other users, and who knows what is next.
Cannot wait to trade it in after paid off.
Such a shame because it still is so pretty...


Best Features

Color, exterior design, heated leather seats, and all the room! Such a nice SUV, works well in the snow.


Worst Features

The brakes, the starter, the check engine light which I'm told is a gas cap problem. So many things. So frustrated.


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2005 Equinox Poorly Made
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By equinoxowner
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased the 05 equinox with 40,000 miles on it. It has had problems since right after i purchased it. I have had to replace the carrier barrier, heater core, AC unit, many thermostats, battery, cracked head gasket and i am sure much more. When i go to start the car half of the time it doesnt want to start and i have to keep turning it over and hit the gas for it to start, asked Chevrolet about it and was told that is just how they are nothing can be fixed. However i have read on here that it has something to do with a faulty wiring harness. The CD player will lock up and you have to take out the fuse so that it will reset its self. I would not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

I like the room that it has and the shelf in the back. its comfortable for long rides.


Worst Features

Everything that doesnt have to do with the looks. everything else needs fixed!


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