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Noisy We bought a new 2005 Equinox 4/2005. Had some minor problems with it the first year. Took it in to the dealer, of course, they couldn't duplicate the noise and found no problems. Warranty expired 4/2008. Brakes were pulsating alittle In May I put new brakes on $200. Now, that pesky noise that the dealer couldn't fix, is going to cost $1500. The driveshaft carrrier bearing is shot. @24,000 miles I can't belive a 30,000 dollar vehicle needs this kind of work already. I was at a dealer picking up a part, talking to the parts guy. He said they already fixed two Equinox's this week for the same problem. Makes one ponder"how is GM building better more reliable vehicles"?

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I don't want to be facetious, but this is a good example of a contribution for the reason why the US auto manufactures are in dyer-straights and in great difficulty. Personally, I had terrible experience with all three of them.

A number of years back I and my family went over to Nissan for our vehicles. I own a Nissan SUV and a Nissan car. They are super dependable! Their dependability and the service that I get from the dealer is something that I would have never believed.

I will never buy a North American vehicle again unless it is a commercial truck.



Jerry G.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Took 05 equinox to shop for wheel bearing work and shop called and said center carrier bearing needed replaced immediately. He told me that he would change it for $64 labor and $150 for the driveshaft...


It does seem a little bit shady. They should have done a full diagnosis on the repairs that were needed and then gotten you're approval before they proceeded with the repairs. If you didn't give them approval to do all that work, then they did it at their own risk. In my opinion you should only pay them for what you approved them to work on. What a hassle...good luck with that.

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My friends got an equinox is getting partial power while his vechile is off but his altenaor isnt bad. What can be the problem?


CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2005 Safety Report #10128539 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2005 car safety problem was reported on July 11, 2005.CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2005, manufactured by GENERAL MOTORS CORP. had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . PURCHASED 2005 CHEVY EQUINOX ON MAY 26 2005 HAVE HAD IT AT THE DEALER 5 TIMES IN THE PAST 47 DAYS 1ST THE SUNROOF STOPPED WORKING, THEN THE TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING LIGHT CAME ON GOT THOSE "REPAIRED" DIDN'T GET OFF THE DEALERS LOT AND THE LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN THEY CHANGED SENSOR BROUGHT IT BACK THE NEXT DAY AND WAS TOLD THEY FOUND A CHAFFED WIRE IN THE MAIN HARNESS YESTERDAY I HAD IT TOWED IN AFTER ENGINE LIGHT AND TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON FELT LIKE WHEELS DIDN'T WANT TO TURN AND ON HILLS HAD NO POWER TO CLIMB I LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PA WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY.Mileage was 2400 miles.Problem was reported in ALBRIGHTSVILLE, PA.
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My wifes Chevy Equinox DRL's are not coming on. When you start the car the light flashes on dash like 5 times then shuts off and the DRL's don"t come on. What could be the problem and how can i fix it ?


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Ac only cools when accelerator is pressed. when sitting in idle traffic, only blows warm air. had ac recharged, doesn't help.


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2005 chevy equinox cracked head


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2005 Equinox noise from front end/brakes


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