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2009 Chevrolet Equinox

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So Disappointed
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By brownlol
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I have only owned Honda or Ford SUVs. Purchased in July 09, looked and test drove several. Read reviews. This was the last on the lot. Loved the car in the beginning. First, the Onstar battery had to be replaced. Second, there is a knocking noise when I turn the steering wheel. Been to the dealership 3 times. The first 2 times, they couldn't hear anything, the last time they heard a slight noise, but no explanation as to why I continue to hear this noise. Don't want the hassle of going through the lemon law. I hate having to pay for a truck that feels like a piece of crap. It's the first and last time buying a Chevy.


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not reliableI
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By chevylemon
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had major problems with this vehicle, the ABS light, brake light and 4 wheel drive not working light continuously appear on the dashboard. The dealer has tried to fix the problem multiple times but is unable to. The vehicle has been out of service for more than 30 days. I am trying to return it under the lemon law but GM is fighting me. I would not purchase a GM vehicle again.


Favorite Features

rental car


Suggested Improvements

a conscience for GM


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Never buy a Chevy again!
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By Webb
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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This car gets terrible gas mileage and has many defects. At 24000 miles the gas gauge quit working, the fan constantly cuts in and out with the AC, and now with just 46000 mikles the transmission seal is leaking (not covered under extended warranty) and a bad spark plug wire fouled a spark plug and ruined the fuel injection system all not covered under warranty! All factory items, had the dealership always change the oil and perform routine maintenance yet the original spark plug and wire is bad. Terrible service and terrible quality. I will never owen another Chevy product again.


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None


Suggested Improvements

Need to improve the gas mileage and use better parts. Teach quality to the workers!


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Happy and disappointed at same time
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By cricketsler
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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I actually bought a 2006 model off the showroom floor. wanted to add my 2 cents. I liked the interior/exterior look of it and the gas mileage is decent. Lots of options on mine. Biggest issues are that the electrical system has never worked right. Had it fixed under warranty but now other elec. components aren't working. Junky cup holders and the turning radius is wide. good luck in a parking garage! Also the tailgate lift hydraulics go bad fast and those things are EXPENSIVE to replace! Mine went bad less than two years and now, two years later, they are bad again.Break comp. went bad fast too. you feel acceleration switch Cargo room is nice though for its class. Great backseat leg space


Favorite Features

Leather seats, 6 disc CD, legroom for backseat passengers, sound system decent,cargo space great for its class


Suggested Improvements

Turning radius improvements needed, as well as hydraulics on the back lift gate bars! Work on overall system quality, like electrical, brakes not reliable as I'd like the car to be.


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26000 kilometers in and the love is gone
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By carstryke
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT 4dr SUV AWD (3.4L 6cyl 5A)


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Well im 26000 kilometers and 17 months into ownership. So far i have replaced a Axel Seal, the Radio reciever, had to bring it in to get my XM fixed and currently it is the shop because my drivers door lock and power window is not operational and my Xm isnt working again and my check engine light has been flashing on and off for months. Now there are a few unsolved problems i have had too, Occasionally it makes loud knock while cornering, the transmission occasionally slips, once after a road trip there was a strong burning smell coming from the vents and i have had to boost it multiple times this winter even when it was plugged in. Trading it in at a loss as soon as i find something else


Favorite Features

Very very roomy and i personally like the styling. Also the gas mileage isnt bad.


Suggested Improvements

Very very poor electrical system and cupholders.


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