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2010 Chevy Equinox Problems

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  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    Please let me know if you get anywhere with the State Attorney General. I have had it.....
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    My problems are with the 4 cyl engine.....
    Glad you are not experiencing the same problems. It is a nightmare!
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    Please let me know if you have gotten anywhere - I have had it. THe equinox is a complete nightmare and GM should stand behind their product and make it right - not how they see fit but in a manner that will satisfy the consumer.
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    please place a complaint on safercar.gov - GM is not being responsive - maybe if we all complain they will have to do something! They need to recall these vehicles and make this situation right.
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    Looks like most with new engines are not getting much relief... I am getting a new engine as we speak however I will never put my kids in the truck again - it is nust not safe.
  • rski43rski43 Posts: 13
    Dumped my 2010 last May w/ 26,000mi on it, started the oil thing around 18,000 or so miles, I wasn't going to do the "dance" back & forth to the dealer ump-t-ump times. My time is too valuable. I wonder how the folks w/ new engine are faring & how 2013 4cyl models are doing?
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    I can let you know after I get it baack but really hope not to have to drive it - thinking I will park it until the end of my lease and get a new vehicle - clearly not at GM......
    This is such as shame that this is happening to so many people and they are not doing the right thing.
  • Thank you! I will. Also writing to NY State Attorney general...GM and the dealership. I do NOT feel safe in my car and I dont want it anymore either.
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    I believe GM is oing to replace the 2.4 liter Ecotec with a new 2.5 liter engine across all of its models. It has started with the new 2013 Malibu this year. I assume the Equinox will get the 2.5 liter engine next year.
  • I had a new engine at 92000 miles. I now have 97000 and so far so good. No oil use.. I have had a lot of other things go bad, fuel pump, exhaust manifold cracked, air canister large leak, ABS wheel sensor, Trunk switch, but GM covered most of them. I have had a real good experience with my dealership and GM has stepped to the plate every time. My warranty is about to expire so i am hoping for the best.
  • duetsuduetsu Posts: 36
    Ok - I had the last of the oil consumption tests done at the dealer yesterday, and no surprise, the tests confirm that yes, the engine is consuming an excessive amount of oil. The dealer is contacting GM Quality about this issue. I'm waiting to find out what GM tells them. Also, the oil pan has begun leaking on the floor. I took pictures to show the dealer and when they checked it, they told me that it needs to be replaced, but didn't schedule this to be done at present if the engine is going to be replaced (AS I WNAT IT TO BE). I certainly hope that GM stands behind the warranty. I'll keep the forum posted going forward. If they don't replace the engine, I want to be part of the class action suit.
  • smc8888smc8888 Posts: 25
    I will participate if a someone is serously filing a class-action suit against GM, please keep this group informed. Thanks
  • my 2010 nox has 14000 miles on it my dealer in glenview il has been very good at fixing my car, when i told them i was putting oil in it every month, i only drive about 500. miles a month, they took the car and gave me a rental on the spot. they said they have seen this problem b4 and 5 days later my nox was back with a new engine no problems me happy, i hope their r no more troubles with nox.
  • willing to get in on the spot. new engine at 14000. miles and new rack and pinion the 1st the yr.
  • lsb1955lsb1955 Posts: 17
    You should be thankful that you have a dealer that is willing to work with you. We purchased our Equinox in one town but decided to have it serviced in the town that I work. They were awful and so was the one that we purchased it from. We have finally found a good one that we will be doing business with from now on. I have a new engine, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. So far, so good.
  • duetsuduetsu Posts: 36
    Thanks ! I am very grateful that the dealer I have is so good to work with me. They are not the dealer that I purchased from either. That dealer had the WORST service dept and did not treat my concerns well. I hope that your car troubles are over
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    My husband and I are seriously researching the class action suit as even though I just got a new engine - this is not what I singed up for when I picked this vehicle. We both feel strongly that GM should either replace the vehicles or allow customers who are leasing to simply return them. I will keep you posted with the information regarding the class action. So far I know it will only take 3 of us - and we have more than that already.
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    Just picked up my truck with the new engine - I will keep you posted as to how it goes. So far this morning - the heat did not seem to work that great....At the least GM should compensate us as I have never gotten the advertised gas milage - how about you?
  • rski43rski43 Posts: 13
    I don't think its the 2.4 engine block & valve train so much, I had a 2.4 in my '07 HHR & it was flawless. It was not direct injection, it had regular throttle body/low compression engine (lower HP too). I believe it was the direct injection & higher compression ratio that was never thoroughly long term tested that's the culprit.
  • duetsuduetsu Posts: 36
    My gas mileage has the average of 28 MPG.... I don't think ANY car has the estimated MPG as advertised.
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    I NEVER GOT OVER 18 mpg......
  • Please take my infiormation as I would like to be a part of this as well. Im not on these boards every day but on my personal email which I have no problem sharing. Lisalamitie@yahoo.com. I too beleive I should be able to give my car back and get my deposit back that i saved up for over a year for! $5k. I want to be put back to the place i was before this ever happened. They have had my car in shop over 45 days and every day its a different problem. i have a new engine now (after a partial rebuild previously) but dont trust rest of car to function properly and even the little things keep going wrong...weird yellow spot on my radio panel...passenger door not functioning properly..airbag light goes off when no ones there...weather stripping fell off 3 doors...car bucked for a year violently...lumbar support blew..my heat makes a weird whistle noise when I put it on...my air pressure reads read the wrong tires...temp guage stopped working for 3 days...should I go on??? Keep me posted and thanks!
  • Just wanted to provide an update after posting my initial frustration in October. Just had my engine replaced with a 2012 engine and received reimbursement for my $1200 repair bill. Both covered under my powertrain warranty. All of the cylinders were scarred on the original engine. Wanted to give kudos to Mick in the Service Dept. at Jack Giambalvo Buick/GM in York. Once he became involved, things really started to move! I was provided with a 2013 courtesy vehicle for a total of about 9 days while my car was being repaired. Right now, I'm again a satisfied customer. However, I've noticed some infrequent transmission problems....doesn't shift from the lower gears and an occasional millisecond "blink" of dash lights. Nothing to take it in for yet. Thanks again, Mick! :)
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,083
    Glad to hear that it went so smoothly, archer42! Wishing you many more happy miles!
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • suevensueven Posts: 79
    Mick
    Glad to hear that new engine is working good. I hope to have the same feedback to share soon.....I too am very fortunate that Gearhart Chevy has been amazing to work with and very responsive. Never once did they give me the run around and attempt to hide the problems as it seems from this board many delears have done. GM is who I feel totally dropped the ball and could care less about their customers or brand reputation. I have lost confidence in the vehicle and whenever possible do not allow my children in the vehicle. I strongly believe they will not address this problem correctly until someone gets killed or seriously injured which will be a tradegy.
  • Please keep me informed also. I am due the engine replacement, the engine is on order. I mostly have had the oil consumption problem. I also average 21 - 22 mile per gallon, local driving or long distance. Makes not difference. I have been complaining about the MPG since I got the car. Its like talking to the wall. Get the B/S story. Will post when the new engine is in and see what happens.
  • Sarah,
    I have been trying to call you for the last 3 -4 days about my car. The dealership FINALLY got the part in. But, when I went to ask about the incentive that you spoke with me about receiving to help out with the cost, They stated that it looks like they was able to knock off about $50, REALLY! I haven't had my car almost a month and you telling me that I CANT' GET A BETTER DEAL THEN THAT! On top of a car pay I have to pay over $700 in repairs. I just CAN NOT Believe this. Plus know no one is returning my calls when asking on what else can be done to help me out with this problem.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,083
    Always great to see posts like this, gjdewey! Take care, and wishing you many more happy miles.
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I would love to be involved in a class action lawsuit. My engine was replaced 3500 miles ago. I still don't think it runs right. Seems to hesitate sometimes when shifting gears. Also the heat only blows hot/ warm air when I have my foot pressed down on the accelerator. If I sit at a stop light, only cool air blows out. I don't want this car anymore but still owe a substantial amount. I'm sure it won't be worth anything to trade based on the history. Please keep me posted if someone proceeds with this!
  • lsb1955lsb1955 Posts: 17
    WOW. I got a new 2011 replacement engine, new fuel pump and fuel injectors. I had to borrow my Dad's car because the dealer said they couldn't provide me with anything to drive. They had my Equinox for almost 3 weeks. I still don't trust it. We'll see.
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