Noticed loud rattle upon start up.
Sounds like valve lifters getting no oil for a few seconds.
Had 4000 miles on car, took to Chevy dealer, he recommended changing break in oil and kept car overnight to listen to noise.
Said he heard noise, but put otherwise on invoice???
If Equinox keeps this up now at 6000 miles I will start to battle with the folks on the complaint line.
I previously had a Chevy Colorado of which 2 cylinder heads had to be replaced(factory defect) which they would not admit to, so this is how GM is.
Bought our 2011 Equinox in November 2010. Complained about the gas mileage from the start and could not get any answers. Now has over 15,000 miles and we drive all flat highway and still can not get over 25 mpg. Supposed to get up to 600 miles to the tank at it's best, but when we drive non-stop all flat highway and still can't get over 425 miles, it is very upsetting. Love the look of the car inside and out, but unfortunately the low mpg trumps all this and wish we would've gone with a different suv.
we purchased our Equinox LTZ LTZ Brownstone interior, white exterior five months ago .
Looks great and has lots of features.
However, after 4,800 miles we are only getting 21.7 mpg average.
I should have believed others who purchased the Equinox and complained about the MPG. We even took the 4 cylinder to avoid less MPG.
Boy, were we suckers.
I probabaly should have gone with Hyundai.
It's not a performance engine but its not too bad on 4 hour trips, again except MPG.
if you're looking for good gas mileage look somewhere else.
seat memory for 2 drivers settings, the navigation system and the upscale Pioneer stero system.
In December of 2009 I bought my wife an '08 Trailblazer.
It was awesome.
It was perfect for vacations (we go camping alot in the Adirondacks) it could pull a boat, and was a beast in the snow.
In March of 2011, my wife would not stop complaining about gas mileage of the Trailblazer, thus we traded it in for a 2011 Equinox.
Interior and exterior quality are amazing. No more typical boring bulk plastic dash and doors.
Chevy is now on par with the imports.
XM Radio, rearview mirror camera, adjustable, rear seat, Mocha Steel paint is sweet.
MPG are extremely over exaggerated by Chevy.
4 banger is to weak for the weight of the vehicle.
Engine randomly shuts off at red lights.
Roof Rack did not come with side rails. Lack of cargo space.
Overall, the 2011 Equinox is a nice little SUV.
Not really suitable if you're used to the capabilities of a Trailblazer/Explorer/Grand Cherokee.
MPG will dissappoint.
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