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Chevrolet Equinox Maintenance and Repair

snowmansnowman Posts: 540
I like to hear from current owners that what type of problems they have. I know it is little early but I m sure owners have observations...
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  • jedurocherjedurocher Posts: 16
    Snowman,

    I know that there are some issues that people are running into. Look in the main board. They are intermingled with other posts. I had one dealing with setting the EQ and received an answer from there.

    Thanks
    JD
  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    I RECENTLY GOT MY EQUINOX, AND SOON NOTICE IT DID NOT HAVE THE NICE NEW CAR SMELL. HOWEVER, IT DID AND DOES STILL SMELL. SO BAD THAT MY WIFE KNOWS WHEN I'M HOME BEFORE SHE SEES ME. WHEN I CALLED MY SALES REP HE TOLD ME HE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT DID NOT OFFER A SOLUTION. I HAVE A APPOINTMENT TO BRING THE CAR IN ON 6/14, I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.
  • snowmansnowman Posts: 540
    Give us more details, where it is coming from, AC vents?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,408
    carmen, please turn off your CAPS LOCK. It's very hard for others to read your comments.

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  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    No, it is definitely not coming from the a/c vents. It is just in the car. I have at the dealers today. It is so bad that my family refuses to get in the car. You smell it as soon as you open the door. Whatever it is I hope they solve it.
  • snowmansnowman Posts: 540
    I wonder it is the sulfur from gas...
  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    Thank you for your reply, the only way I can describe the smell is that it is a moldy, mildew type of smell. I had it at the dealer yesterday and they deodorized it. But to tell you the truth, It still smells. I'm going to wait a day or two to see what happens before I bring it back. I also plan on calling GM.
  • snowmansnowman Posts: 540
    AC system needs to discharge some water thru a pipe or clear tube, this might be blocked. If the smell is not like rotten egg, it should be definitely AC system which can be addressed easy. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • reedreed Posts: 11
    We bought a new Equinox about 2 weeks ago. When the engine is hot it gives off a gross odor (smells like a dead animal that's been on the side of the road for a month in the hot sun). We've checked all thru it, took it back to the dealer and they couldn't find anything either. They thought it might be a tiny antifreeze leak but it wasn't. They said to give it a couple of weeks to see if it's a sealant that will burn off with time. You can smell it slightly when the vehicle is sitting but it's nasty when it's been driven and the engine is hot.
  • noxwannabenoxwannabe Posts: 34
    Had no odor problems with mine which I've had for over a month. My only complaint is the air pressure vibration I get when various windows are open. I have to adjust heights and usually open more than one window to compensate. And why don't the back windows go down all the way? Seems like plenty of room for them to do so.
  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    Thanks for the tip I'm scheduling another appointment. I may have been wrong about it not coming from AC. Yesterday, driving home from work, which is only 10 min., I realized that my shirt smelled really bad.......I had the AC on. So as crazy as it may seem, I took the shirt I had on the previous day out of the hamper to smell it, it didn't smell as bad. I didn't have the AC on that day. Its really frustrating, I have a new car and no one in my family will ride in it.
  • snowmansnowman Posts: 540
    It sounds like sulfur smell. It is not uncommon to have sulfur smell in some vehicles but not normal. Needs to be addressed.
    The smell caused by bacteria accumulation in air ventilation system can be tolorable but poses health risks and needs to be addressed.
    Sulfur smell is like a week old dead animal smell as you describe, this is somewhat related to safety. Mention this to your dealer see what comes behind of it.
  • jrestjrest Posts: 26
    Carmen,

    I would think your rear windows aren't going down all the way because of a child safety feature. Read the manual! as there should be a way to disable that. I don't own the equinox (yet). My equinox had to be special ordered so I'm playing the waiting game.
  • noxwannabenoxwannabe Posts: 34
    But I'll check the door panel where the switch is for the child safety door locks and see if it says anything. I know a lot of SUVs have back windows that don't go down all the way I just thought with the long wheel base and the wide back door that there would be plenty of room to put a full size window.
  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    I took my Equinox back to the dealer on Friday, he said the evaporator wasn't working. The smell is not completely gone. He told me use disenfectant spray and to keep circulating the air, leave the windows open. I still don't see any water coming from the A/C. I'm wondering is that normal since there is a evaporatoring system. Also, just in case, are you familiar with the New Jersey Lemon Law?
  • snowmansnowman Posts: 540
    Are you positive that he meant evaporating system for AC. I am still not sure that this is related AC. Fuel systems have evaporating mechanism too and disconnected or improperly routed vapor lines may cause gasoline smell (sulfur smell too) inside the cabin. Make a search in google and you'll see what I mean.
  • reedreed Posts: 11
    We have discovered that having outside air flowing thru the vehicle without AC or heat on brings this nasty odor into the Nox when going slow or stopped. If on the highway, you can not smell it until you stop. When we park it, the smell is just horrible. We contacted Chevrolet and a rep called us a week ago, was going to contact our dealer and then call us the following evening......never heard from her again. We are definitely following through on this as it's just unacceptable the way it is. When you pay $27,000 for a vehicle, it shouldn't stink.
  • Just a heads up for owner's of this great vehicle. I purchased my Equinox LS at the end of April and since put 1700 miles on it. At around 1200, I started noticing a creaking noise coming from the front of the vehicle by the steering rack. The noise only happened at slow speeds when turning the wheels. After 2 trips to my dealer's service dept., they found a bulletin issued by GM to replace both front struts if this same noise was noticed. I'm sure most of the new owners of the truck are getting around that mileage, so keep your ears open for that noise, and if you hear it, contact your dealer & make them aware of this bulletin that was issued June 3rd.
  • mitzijmitzij Posts: 612
    The back door windows do only go 1/2 way down.
  • carmencarmen Posts: 12
    I contacted my dealer yesterday and told him the odor is still there. He was going to talk to the Service Mgr. and get back to me. I probably going to have to pursue the Lemon Law. Keep me posted on how you make out with your dealer and I will do the same.
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