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2010 Chevy Equinox Problems
The main thing is how it brakes. It seems that around 25 mph (about where it goes from 4th to 3rd gear) when slowing down it will "self-brake". It does it from this point until maybe down to 10 mph, when it switches to 1st gear. I don't actually think it is braking on its own, but it feels like it. It seems a little jittery during this time. It does it with ECO mode both on and off, but seems a little less with ECO off (maybe due to how the ECO mode cuts off fuel at certain times).
I don't know if it is the way the tranny is geared, or the engine not being broken in, or the brakes maybe being adjusted too tight, or what. It has about 400 miles on it, seems to be happening less (not as extreme but just as often), but it might just be us getting used to it. We noticed it during the test drive but seemed worse once we got the vehicle. Also remember the 4cyl. LS trim we drove on July 2nd did it some (at the time thought it was brake assist kicking in, but after reading more about what the brake assist actually is it isn't that), but don't remember details (it was a month ago!).
Anyone else notice this with their new Equinox, or just on a test drive? I haven't seen anyone else mention it on forums, or auto magazine/web site test drives talk about it. I don't even know if it is a "problem" or just how it is, possibly related to something(s) they did to get better fuel economy.
Also, know many of the 1LT trims don't come with the USB port installed (need Vehicle Interface Package). They just forgot to put it in a whole bunch of 1LTs.
Also, OnStar says the microphone is bad. Using Bluetooth it sounds like the person talking (from the car) is really far away. Dealer says it should have the part in a week.
Overall, love the vehicle. Seats are comfy and it is very quiet. Interior styling is great (hard plastic dash, but it doesn't look "cheap"). Acceleration is good, love the Vehicle Interface Package features (an option), and moonroof.