I decide to check out the reviews on the Equinox after my wife purchased one this year. She's had what seems to be a common and on going problem with this truck. The jerking during acceleration. We have had several tune up(The dealer said that was the problem) to NO availe. Now it's more of a bigger problem than I ever thought. I decide to just ask an Equinox owner out of the blue. So I went to the local truck stop and wait for the 1st Equinox to arrive and it didn't take long. About 6 min later one pulled up and I asked the driver about any problems. Well guess what, they were having the same problem. So, I think this is a recall Item. But because the Equinox is one of there bests
Purchased my Equinox new in 2008 with 56 miles on it. The issues in order of occurance: Rear window washer quit, power steering locked up, tire sensors malfuntioned, driver side window & lock and cd player all quit working simultaneously, misfiring at 50mph (changed plugs and wires. Still misfiring) Both headlights have been replaced 9 times in 5 yrs and are very hard to replace. Headlights quit simultaneously each time. GM dropped the ball with the Equinox. Why has there not been a recall?
This is a fantastic vehicle. Right after thanksgiving I had new tires installed. It had performance tires great for speed but not for winters in the Midwest. I have not had any problems with this SUV. I have driven it for more than 11hrs straight just gasing up and bathroom breaks. No issues at all. Transmission shifts effotlessly, no heating up. I have nothing to say about this gem. I bought it with 65k and now have 122k. Regular oil changes a must . Every month I am driving to a different state . Milwaukee to Chicago. Then Kentucky, Virginia, Buffalo, Oklahoma and back to Chicago and Milwaukee. No problem. I really don't see what issues people have . Either I was blessed with a great vehicle and know how to maintain it. Or just some people don't know how to take care and just wreck great vehicles. Or even just like to complain when given the chance..
I have had numerous electronic issues with my sport, and at 50,000 miles I got an engine ticking. In Dec 2014 the timing chains and tensioners were replaced. within a week the catalytic converter had to be replaced. A couple months later the shifter assy. I now need an ECM, and the timing chains have stretched again. I am told it is unsafe to drive, with no permanent fix, so GM will not do again. I got under 10,000 miles on the repair to which I paid the GM "Loyalty" deductible to have done. We have purchased 6 GM vehicles, 5 from the same dealership, and the only thing we are being offered is "great rebates" on a brand new GM product, and $3000 for our trouble. I have gotten a couple other opinions who are second guessing the quality of the repair, and need to pull the engine and transmission to change the timing chains. Update: I paid out of pocket for the ECM, numerous sensors that have gone bad, and $2,400 to replace the timing chains, now for the second time. Within a week I broke down, and had to be towed back to the dealer, who said I had a lot of gunk in my engine from poor quality oil. ALL of my oil changes are done at the dealership. They did not call me to advise repair process, instead 1 phone call that it was repaired, and I owed them $889.00! For my next oil change I went to an independent repair shop, who found that the dealer never removed my dip stick when putting the oil pan back on, which bent the dip stick, and it could not be removed. I then had to pay for that repair, and a new dip stick/tube assembly. NOTHING ABOUT THAT IS OK! The dealer said they cannot help me since I had the work done elsewhere. I ask you, what could they possibly have done for me in this situation that would make anything that has happened better, and how much would they charge me for that repair!?! I am done with any GM product, EVER.!! I will NEVER purchase another GM vehicle, just because of the way I have been treated, lied to, and charged for things that I should NEVER have had to pay for. Shame on you GM, I have been loyal to you for 30 years, and you treat me like this!? You do not deserve my business. UPDATE: Timing Chains stretched, and started making noise AGAIN, Transmission started acting up, and not shifting out of first gear, thus forcing me to pull over, shut it off, wait a few minutes, and restart. The good news is that this worked about 8 out of 10 times that it happened, however it took 2 days for the check engine light to go off. After researching, and test driving other brands, I can finally say good riddance GM!! Between the money I lost on your stocks in 2009/10, and the unacceptable experience with my last vehicle, I am the very proud owner of a BMW!!!