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2010 Chevy Equinox Problems



  • rdpererardperera Posts: 2
    My Chevy is doing the same it is a terrible noise , that some time look like you are driving a tractor, it is a pity I love my car and is well conserve since I but it in 2010 new 0 miles, been the only owner of it and all services done, but this noise some times , like to trade it by a bicycle .
  • rdpererardperera Posts: 2
    How can this noise be fix? Do any body knows what to do about it, is very molesting
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,960
    55k and 3 years is nothing. :-) I don't use additives and I've only had four cars since 1982 and I'm still driving two of those.

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  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi Stever:

    What is GREAT about this forum is that each one of us can share automotive information with other interested individuals, based on our first hand experience and our automotive knowledge. ----- This sharing allows everyone to read and consider the presented information, come to their own conclusions, and take their own actions. ----- While the modern automobile has been tested prior to being offered for sale, nothing beats "real world testing," and this real world testing is usually where the the issues arise! -----I am sure that GM never envisioned that their 2.4 direct injection engine would have these kinds of problems. ---- There are many people of this site that have a strong background in automotive maintenance as a career, and also as a "hands on hobby," and their are others who just drive their vehicles, and do the basic maintenance according to the manufacturer's product manual. ----- This site allows everyone to eavesdrop into each other's world, and as such, we can learn from one another, and in the process consider different opinions. ----- It does NOT mean that one person is right, while another person is wrong. It just means that we see automotive maintenance from a different point of view. The modern engines today are totally different from the engines of the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70s, etc, and yet the basic operating principles are the same. Because they are different, they are "charting new territory" both in terms of engine operation, and in terms of engine maintenance. Vehicle manufacturers historically do not advocate the use of any product that they do not offer for sale under their name! This is just good business. But on the other hand, it does not mean that the "aftermarket products" cannot perform a service as advertised. --- (A perfect example are the aftermarket computer chips that are offered for sale to increase engine performance. Chevrolet will not endorse them, but that does not mean that they do not perform as advertised.) --------- (I could purchase an aftermarket chip for my 2010 2.4 LTZ Malibu to increase its performance.) The automotive vehicle manufacturers do not have all the answers in terms of vehicle performance and vehicle maintenance. Some "back yard / good old boys & girls with the right equipment can come up with some very unique / creative ideas that are "off the chart" in terms of acceptable maintenance. ---- Success is doing something that solves a problem, and in the process, brings about a desired result! ---- (You do not necessarily have to know why it works, you only need to know that it solves a current problem! If you want, you can do the research at a later date!)

    Best regards!
    Dwayne :shades: ;) :)
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,960
    Amen. And the world has changed. I'm old enough to remember when you'd see cars broken down on the side of the road all the time too. Now you rarely do, although you can't really tell which cars are struggling to get to the garage in limp mode.

    The one problem with internet forums is that people rarely take the time to post when their vehicles are running fine and everything is normal. The problem posts sometimes make it seem like every car is a lemon (and that could explain why I haven't purchased a new one in the last 13 years!).

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  • dowopdowop Posts: 25
    I have followed this forum since 2010. It seems that a lot of problems with the engine were reported in the first couple of years. The Nox did come out in 2009. I have not noticed anything about 2012 engine problems. Is it because they witched then from the L.A.F. to the L.E.A. Model?
    What is the difference between the 2 ??
  • oskee99oskee99 Posts: 3
    My 2010 Equinox 4 cylinder,58000 miles, needs a new engine because it apparently it ran out of oil. No oil pressure, oil consumption or any oil warning light ever came on. The oil and filter has been changed regularly--even more often than was originally recommended. 2/3 of those oil changes were done at a local oil change place. The GM dealer who has the car says GM will not accept the computer printout receipt from the oil change place, that they must have the original receipts. In addition, my husband as done about 4 of the oil changes in the 3+ years since the car was new--including the first one in 2010. He ways we have to have the original receipt for the oil and filter or any my husband did. Going back through our receipts from 3 years ago, assuming the Walmart receipt is in the box, is an extreme hardship for us.

    It's pretty clear there has been a problem with this car and its engine. Any suggestions as to what I can do to get GM to honor the powertrain warranty without my having to hire and attorney?
  • nailsgirlnailsgirl Posts: 13
    My engine was replaced 62k miles. You need a GM rep. I had no problem. Call GM and ask for a mediator. good luck
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    I can not understand why anyone would spend $25,000 for a new vehical and not follow the manufactures instructions for the GM Warranty! The regular oil changes should be done per GM warranty / dealer recomendations; the owner / buyer is responsible for getting this service work done. Changing your own oil today "2013" is a waste of time, money and will not get recognition from any vehical manufacture in the event there is a serious drive line issues with vehical. I always use the dealer for all drive line service work while in warranty; and then there is no doubt GM will back the vehical warranty...Trust me I know first hand! The GM dealer only charges about $29.95 for a documented oil change!!!! Very Cheap Insurance.
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    I agree 55k is not high mileage...However there are many 4cyl Nox & Terrain owners that experience premature engine issues that could very well be due to dirty contaminated motor oil and fuel injection issues. Changing oil every 3-4K miles and adding fuel additive is cheap insurance and makes sense.
  • audionuttyaudionutty Posts: 12
    I changed my oil twice as often as gm recommended with oil exceeding gm specifications and my engine still had to be replaced at 40k. Engine failure was most definitely not avoided by following gm recommendations.

    I don't use the dealer because they are inefficient. it's a huge pain to take half a day out of work just to get you oil changed. It shouldnt be that way. If they were fast then everybody would use them. And I just plain dont trust them either.
  • Find a different dealer! I just got a new engine in my 2010 Equinox and they never asked me once about oil changes. I changed mine on schedule so I could have produced all the records but they never asked!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Hi oskee99,

    Sorry to hear about your engine. Feel free to contact us at (include VIN, name, and dealership) or by phone at 800-222-1020 and we will see what options are available for you for this repair. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • franfolfranfol Posts: 3

    I have a 2010 equinox. They just replaced everything but the engine as it ran out of oil with no oil light on. There is now a recall that came out my dealer told me, that is why they fixed my car. Go back to the dealer or to another chevy dealer and tell them you know about the recall.

    Good luck!
  • Three weeks ago I had my engine replaced !! (I'm sure its only the block and not the top half from the looks of things. My MPG is up and oil consumption is normal !! :P


    Any recall on that coming !!

    Equinox the gift that just keeps giving. :cry:
  • slapheadslaphead Posts: 2
    '10 Equinox LTZ started acting up again, sputtering and stalling. HAD enough, traded it in for a '13 VW Jetta Hybrid, 45 mpg and since my neighbor is the general manager, got a great deal.
    So with that being said, I depart this forum and wish you all the best of luck with your Equinoxes
  • so I just brought my 2010 Equinox 4cylinder 2 months ago, I read the rating for the car on this website wish I would have read the problems. anyway about a month into having the car it started stalling and turning off and the check engine light came on once, I first took it to autozone for them to give me the code for the check engine light which turned out to be a P0011 code something about camshaft and timing anyway I took it to the dealership I purchased it from and they wanted me to pay $50 for them to put on a machine anyway after making a fuss the $50 was waived and they told me to take it to chevy because of this 100k warranty (I'm at 73,000 Miles) anyway I dropped the car off yesterday only to check on the status today to be told that its the timing chain and it is on a NATIONAL BACK ORDER so then he tells me that I could come pick the car up and drive it until the part comes in. Now at first I was like oh ok but then I started thinking NATIONAL BACK ORDER oh no that doesnt sound right so I started googling and the things that I have read so far has me really concerned I guess I need to look into what I can do to get out of this car because I can not afford to be stuck with a car with so many isssues after my warranty is up. I just think its awful for them to know something is wrong with the 2010 and 2011 issues and their not willing to do anything like maybe extend the warranty or something I was so excited about this car guess if I cant get out of it I'll be stuck but its just sad my first car note in six years and looks like I may have picked the wrong one such a shame!
  • missmo1951missmo1951 Posts: 11
    Welcome to the club. Mine started with a broken timing chain, metal shavings in the oil, then to the stalling that would not give a code. They wanted me to drive it after 3 stalling incidents with a monitor on it..I was terrified to do so so I got rid of it. The dealership said they would not be reselling it. That pretty much says it all. They would not admit to any liability, or issues with that particular car, but if you research his site and some others, you will see that is not true. Get out of it if you can.
  • djm2djm2 Posts: 705
    Hi All:
    If you have a new vehicle that is under the "new vehicle warranty" and / or "an extended GM warranty" it is VERY smart to have a GM dealer do all of your drive train service. ------ If something happens all of your vehicle records are in one location. (End of discussion with GM!)

    I change my engine oil and filter every 2,500 miles, and I use a fuel additive at every fill up. (MY CHOICE!) ----- When it comes time for an "oil and filter change," I make an appointment with the selling dealer for 7:45AM in the morning. I present my vehicle for service. I walk to a local breakfast shop, enjoy a nice breakfast, and I get my vehicle back by 9:00AM.

    I do not have any issues because they are using a GM oil filter, and the correct engine oil. If a problem occurs it is NOT my issue. It is a GM / Dealer Issue! ---- In addition to oil and filter service, I also have the dealer do all the other service such as brakes and tires. No one other than a GM dealer services my vehicle. They know that I am their customer, and they "go out of their way" to give me OUTSTANDING service. I appreciate their efforts.

    QUESTIONS: ----- How much money are you saving by doing your own oil & filter service? ----- If you take you vehicle to the "fast lube shops," how do you know the "skill of the service people?" ----- I have read horror stories about these places. ---- I would stay with the dealer for service.

    Just my opinion. ------------- Dwayne
  • nox123nox123 Posts: 76
    I agree brother...I can not understand why anyone would invest in a new vehical and change thier own oil or use Brand X Car Service! You might save $10.00 each visit while creating potentail GM Warranty issues. I have managed large commercial fleets and preventive maintenience is key to avoiding drive line issues and premature mechanical failure. New GM Owners should value and respect your opinion Dwayne!
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