Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
04V302000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/2004 to 04/30/2004V (Vehicle)13208/17/2004MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/30/200407/01/2004
Defect SummaryCertain sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, 'theft protection.' an ignition key park lock cable end fitting was not fully seated on the automatic transmission shifter nail head during installation.
Consequence SummaryThis can prevent the cable auto-set from correctly adjusting the cable. an incorrectly adjusted cable prevents the shifter from locking in the 'park' position when the key is removed from the key cylinder.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect for a properly functioning shift lock when the ignition key is removed. dealers will repair vehicles that exhibit the subject condition. the recall began august 17, 2004. owners should contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.
NotesGm recall no. 04044.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN
0817200408/17/200410013050Shifter out of park when the ignition key is removed. non-compliance recall 04044. gm administrative message. *tt04/06/2005
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
04073004312/01/200410017434Automatic transaxle shift hesitation/engine flare during 2-3 shift at light throttle and/or harsh reverse to drive shift, both at cold operating temperatures. *tt11/08/2005
05073001405/01/200510017353Undesirable shift characteristics for automatic transaxle af33-5. *tt11/03/2005
0804200408/04/200410013334Automatic transmission fluid. *eh04/14/2005
0701200407/01/200410013167Vehicles may have an ignition key park lock cable end fitting that was not fully seated on the automatic transmission shifter nail head during installation. a not fully seated end fitting can prevent the cable auto set from correctly adjus04/11/2005
04073003105/01/2005040730031A10012119Aisin af33-5 5-speed automatic transaxle service information. *tt02/14/2005
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
0553904/01/200505539A10017551Product emission recall to replace the powertrain/engine control module (pcm/ecm). the powertrain/engine control module (pcm/ecm) may have been manufactured with damaged internal ic chips, which may affect the fuel pump control and egr out11/10/2005
0521200405/21/200410013275When root causing replacement of a pcm (power train control module). *tt04/13/2005
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - COOLING UNIT AND LINES
358210017298Service vme - transmission oil cooler line leak found at pre delivery inspection (pdi). *tt11/02/2005
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
352710016556Transmission fluid leaking from front axle seal. *tt09/22/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
01/18/2013110000
 I heard a rattling coming from under the car, so i took it my repair shop. he said it was a broken carrier bearing, and ordered the part. said it would be $550 for parts and labor. the next day he called and said he wouldn't be able to replace just the one part, but that the entire drive shaft might have to be replaced, for around $1200. very consistent with other owners' issue.
01/18/2013110000
 I heard a rattling coming from under the car, so i took it my repair shop. he said it was a broken carrier bearing, and ordered the part. said it would be $550 for parts and labor. the next day he called and said he wouldn't be able to replace just the one part, but that the entire drive shaft might have to be replaced, for around $1200. very consistent with other owners' issue.
01/18/2013110000
 I heard a rattling coming from under the car, so i took it my repair shop. he said it was a broken carrier bearing, and ordered the part. said it would be $550 for parts and labor. the next day he called and said he wouldn't be able to replace just the one part, but that the entire drive shaft might have to be replaced, for around $1200. very consistent with other owners' issue.
01/09/2013343621
 Infrequently, without warning, this vehicle's transmission will abruptly down shift. the shift will happen as the vehicle slows and violently slows the vehicle immediately. infrequently this happens as i slow to turn to enter the on ramp for interstate driving. in the most recent case, the roadway surface was very slippery. i was just beginning a right turn and the transmission shifted violently. the rear of the vehicle began to swing to the right as the front tires immediately dropped their speed. this vehicle is not equipped with stability, traction control or anytime of anti skid accessories/options. the slippery road surface greatly magnified the effect of the unexpected downshift and resulting immediate drop in speed. until this event, the down shifting was so infrequent, i was only remotely concerned about it. my concern up until this event was more focused mechanical and not control ability. i quickly made an appointment with the gm dealer where the car was purchased. they assessed the problem and called me to advise, there is a transmission software update which gm recommends for this transmission. it is not certain it will fix the problem, but most likely it will. i was charged $180. to diagnose and reprogram. when i picked up the car i expressed my concern. gm apparently knows there is a program error which needs an update, and i am suppose to pay to fix the known problem? yet there is no safety bulletin for this known problem? i strongly pointed out this is known problem is a safety issue which can become a serious accident under the right surface conditions. the service adviser agreed with me, however stated to the effect, this software update is the repair gm authorizes. i feel this software update needs to be mandatory for older vehicles operated in slippery roadway conditions, even a service bulletin would help warn unsuspecting drivers. *tr
01/09/2013343621
 Infrequently, without warning, this vehicle's transmission will abruptly down shift. the shift will happen as the vehicle slows and violently slows the vehicle immediately. infrequently this happens as i slow to turn to enter the on ramp for interstate driving. in the most recent case, the roadway surface was very slippery. i was just beginning a right turn and the transmission shifted violently. the rear of the vehicle began to swing to the right as the front tires immediately dropped their speed. this vehicle is not equipped with stability, traction control or anytime of anti skid accessories/options. the slippery road surface greatly magnified the effect of the unexpected downshift and resulting immediate drop in speed. until this event, the down shifting was so infrequent, i was only remotely concerned about it. my concern up until this event was more focused mechanical and not control ability. i quickly made an appointment with the gm dealer where the car was purchased. they assessed the problem and called me to advise, there is a transmission software update which gm recommends for this transmission. it is not certain it will fix the problem, but most likely it will. i was charged $180. to diagnose and reprogram. when i picked up the car i expressed my concern. gm apparently knows there is a program error which needs an update, and i am suppose to pay to fix the known problem? yet there is no safety bulletin for this known problem? i strongly pointed out this is known problem is a safety issue which can become a serious accident under the right surface conditions. the service adviser agreed with me, however stated to the effect, this software update is the repair gm authorizes. i feel this software update needs to be mandatory for older vehicles operated in slippery roadway conditions, even a service bulletin would help warn unsuspecting drivers. *tr
01/09/201334362
 Infrequently, without warning, this vehicle's transmission will abruptly down shift. the shift will happen as the vehicle slows and violently slows the vehicle immediately. infrequently this happens as i slow to turn to enter the on ramp for interstate driving. in the most recent case, the roadway surface was very slippery. i was just beginning a right turn and the transmission shifted violently. the rear of the vehicle began to swing to the right as the front tires immediately dropped their speed. this vehicle is not equipped with stability, traction control or anytime of anti skid accessories/options. the slippery road surface greatly magnified the effect of the unexpected downshift and resulting immediate drop in speed. until this event, the down shifting was so infrequent, i was only remotely concerned about it. my concern up until this event was more focused mechanical and not control ability. i quickly made an appointment with the gm dealer where the car was purchased. they assessed the problem and called me to advise, there is a transmission software update which gm recommends for this transmission. it is not certain it will fix the problem, but most likely it will. i was charged $180. to diagnose and reprogram. when i picked up the car i expressed my concern. gm apparently knows there is a program error which needs an update, and i am suppose to pay to fix the known problem? yet there is no safety bulletin for this known problem? i strongly pointed out this is known problem is a safety issue which can become a serious accident under the right surface conditions. the service adviser agreed with me, however stated to the effect, this software update is the repair gm authorizes. i feel this software update needs to be mandatory for older vehicles operated in slippery roadway conditions, even a service bulletin would help warn unsuspecting drivers.
01/09/201334362
 Infrequently, without warning, this vehicle's transmission will abruptly down shift. the shift will happen as the vehicle slows and violently slows the vehicle immediately. infrequently this happens as i slow to turn to enter the on ramp for interstate driving. in the most recent case, the roadway surface was very slippery. i was just beginning a right turn and the transmission shifted violently. the rear of the vehicle began to swing to the right as the front tires immediately dropped their speed. this vehicle is not equipped with stability, traction control or anytime of anti skid accessories/options. the slippery road surface greatly magnified the effect of the unexpected downshift and resulting immediate drop in speed. until this event, the down shifting was so infrequent, i was only remotely concerned about it. my concern up until this event was more focused mechanical and not control ability. i quickly made an appointment with the gm dealer where the car was purchased. they assessed the problem and called me to advise, there is a transmission software update which gm recommends for this transmission. it is not certain it will fix the problem, but most likely it will. i was charged $180. to diagnose and reprogram. when i picked up the car i expressed my concern. gm apparently knows there is a program error which needs an update, and i am suppose to pay to fix the known problem? yet there is no safety bulletin for this known problem? i strongly pointed out this is known problem is a safety issue which can become a serious accident under the right surface conditions. the service adviser agreed with me, however stated to the effect, this software update is the repair gm authorizes. i feel this software update needs to be mandatory for older vehicles operated in slippery roadway conditions, even a service bulletin would help warn unsuspecting drivers.
04/06/201192000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the gear shifter failed. the contact stated that she shifted into park and as she exited the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll away. the contact was knocked to the ground by the vehicle and sustained bruising to the ribs. the vehicle did not crash into anything. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 92,000.
04/06/201192000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the gear shifter failed. the contact stated that she shifted into park and as she exited the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll away. the contact was knocked to the ground by the vehicle and sustained bruising to the ribs. the vehicle did not crash into anything. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 92,000.
04/06/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the gear shifter failed. the contact stated that she shifted into park and as she exited the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll away. the contact was knocked to the ground by the vehicle and sustained bruising to the ribs. the vehicle did not crash into anything. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 92,000. kmj
04/06/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the gear shifter failed. the contact stated that she shifted into park and as she exited the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll away. the contact was knocked to the ground by the vehicle and sustained bruising to the ribs. the vehicle did not crash into anything. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 92,000. kmj
04/06/201192000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the gear shifter failed. the contact stated that she when attempted to put the vehicle in park and tried to get out of the vehicle, the vehicle rolled back causing her to jump away from the vehicle causing her to fall on the ground and bruise her ribs. the vehicle did not crash into anything. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified but they provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 92,000. ap
05/21/201273047
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the engine off and the keys out of the ignition when the vehicle rolled backward. the driver side door was damaged as it crashed into the side of a parked vehicle. the vehicle came to a stop and was towed to an auto repair shop by the contact's insurance company. the contact was injured and was taken to the hospital. the police were not notified of the incident. the vehicle was then taken to the dealer who advised the contact that they could not repair the vehicle per the manufacturer. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that in order for them to repair the vehicle, the contact would have to withdraw his claim. the contact was unsure of the outcome of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 73,047.
01/01/200950000
 The carrier bearing is faulty on 2005 equinoxes. our mechanic told us this is a huge problem because it could cause the car to flip over. the major issue is that to repair the carrier bearing, they have to remove and replace the drive shaft. this has to be sent to chevrolet, and since it can only be done by them, they have a strong arm on the price. ($1200) it is evident that this is a manufacturing defect because when i began to google 'drive shaft chevy', it gave me 2005 equinox as a suggestion. the year was specific in the problem.
01/01/200950000
 The carrier bearing is faulty on 2005 equinoxes. our mechanic told us this is a huge problem because it could cause the car to flip over. the major issue is that to repair the carrier bearing, they have to remove and replace the drive shaft. this has to be sent to chevrolet, and since it can only be done by them, they have a strong arm on the price. ($1200) it is evident that this is a manufacturing defect because when i began to google 'drive shaft chevy', it gave me 2005 equinox as a suggestion. the year was specific in the problem.
01/01/200950000
 The carrier bearing is faulty on 2005 equinoxes. our mechanic told us this is a huge problem because it could cause the car to flip over. the major issue is that to repair the carrier bearing, they have to remove and replace the drive shaft. this has to be sent to chevrolet, and since it can only be done by them, they have a strong arm on the price. ($1200) it is evident that this is a manufacturing defect because when i began to google 'drive shaft chevy', it gave me 2005 equinox as a suggestion. the year was specific in the problem.
01/01/200950000
 The carrier bearing is faulty on 2005 equinoxes. our mechanic told us this is a huge problem because it could cause the car to flip over. the major issue is that to repair the carrier bearing, they have to remove and replace the drive shaft. this has to be sent to chevrolet, and since it can only be done by them, they have a strong arm on the price. ($1200) it is evident that this is a manufacturing defect because when i began to google 'drive shaft chevy', it gave me 2005 equinox as a suggestion. the year was specific in the problem.
01/01/200950000
 The carrier bearing is faulty on 2005 equinoxes. our mechanic told us this is a huge problem because it could cause the car to flip over. the major issue is that to repair the carrier bearing, they have to remove and replace the drive shaft. this has to be sent to chevrolet, and since it can only be done by them, they have a strong arm on the price. ($1200) it is evident that this is a manufacturing defect because when i began to google 'drive shaft chevy', it gave me 2005 equinox as a suggestion. the year was specific in the problem.
05/14/201174190
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the speedometer displayed a reading of zero. the vehicle decelerated and would not accelerate beyond 10 mph. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who replaced the transmission control module, but the failure continued. the manufacturer would not assist with the repairs because the warranty was expired. the failure and the current mileages were 74,190.
05/14/201174190
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the speedometer displayed a reading of zero. the vehicle decelerated and would not accelerate beyond 10 mph. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who replaced the transmission control module, but the failure continued. the manufacturer would not assist with the repairs because the warranty was expired. the failure and the current mileages were 74,190.
05/14/201174190
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the speedometer displayed a reading of zero. the vehicle decelerated and would not accelerate beyond 10 mph. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who replaced the transmission control module, but the failure continued. the manufacturer would not assist with the repairs because the warranty was expired. the failure and the current mileages were 74,190. sm.
05/14/201174190
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving at 55mph the speedometer read zero the vehicle lost power and would accelerated over 10mph. the vehicle was taken to the local garage who performed a diagnosed that located the failure at the transmission module was replaced, but the failure was not corrected. the vehicle continued to lost power. the manufacturer would not assis with the repair because the vehicle warranty has expired the failure and the current mileage 74,190. li
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
04/18/201183000
 The center barring on the drive shaft wore out back in april 2011 at 83,000 miles. it was replaced by a gmc dealership. the same component wore out again and required replacing in september 2011.
12/26/201053000
 The drive shaft failed which greatly reduced power to the wheels. the car became less unresponsive on the road (replacement not covered by dealer warranty) and could not move through minimum snow amounts going up hills on roadways. vehicle is used for commuting to work (35 miles/day) on paved roads.
12/26/201053000
 The drive shaft failed which greatly reduced power to the wheels. the car became less unresponsive on the road (replacement not covered by dealer warranty) and could not move through minimum snow amounts going up hills on roadways. vehicle is used for commuting to work (35 miles/day) on paved roads.
12/26/201053000
 The drive shaft failed which greatly reduced power to the wheels. the car became less unresponsive on the road (replacement not covered by dealer warranty) and could not move through minimum snow amounts going up hills on roadways. vehicle is used for commuting to work (35 miles/day) on paved roads.
12/26/201053000
 The drive shaft failed which greatly reduced power to the wheels. the car became less unresponsive on the road (replacement not covered by dealer warranty) and could not move through minimum snow amounts going up hills on roadways. vehicle is used for commuting to work (35 miles/day) on paved roads.
06/01/201043000
 2005 equinox bought used in 2007at 35000 miles-i was confused why someone would trade such a new car in-brakes continue to ewar down-ignition had to be replaced,car would just die going down the highway-car almost feels like brakes are being applied when i take my foot off of the gass-tires that i bought 1 year ago are wearing out-
06/01/201043000
 2005 equinox bought used in 2007at 35000 miles-i was confused why someone would trade such a new car in-brakes continue to ewar down-ignition had to be replaced,car would just die going down the highway-car almost feels like brakes are being applied when i take my foot off of the gass-tires that i bought 1 year ago are wearing out-
06/01/201043000
 2005 equinox bought used in 2007at 35000 miles-i was confused why someone would trade such a new car in-brakes continue to ewar down-ignition had to be replaced,car would just die going down the highway-car almost feels like brakes are being applied when i take my foot off of the gass-tires that i bought 1 year ago are wearing out-
06/01/201043000
 2005 equinox bought used in 2007at 35000 miles-i was confused why someone would trade such a new car in-brakes continue to ewar down-ignition had to be replaced,car would just die going down the highway-car almost feels like brakes are being applied when i take my foot off of the gass-tires that i bought 1 year ago are wearing out-
06/01/201043000
 2005 equinox bought used in 2007at 35000 miles-i was confused why someone would trade such a new car in-brakes continue to ewar down-ignition had to be replaced,car would just die going down the highway-car almost feels like brakes are being applied when i take my foot off of the gass-tires that i bought 1 year ago are wearing out-
04/05/201087000
 My equinox was taken to dealer who informed me that the drive shaft was being held in place by one rusty piece of metal. he told me that if i were to hit a bump it would dislodge and would cause a serious accident and harm to car. not good news for a mother. he is replacing this part.
12/28/200560001
 The failure is that my 2005 chevy equinox. the on-demand all wheel drive doesn't engage. it makes a grinding noise. this has happened since i've had the vehicle. i bought it new in may 2005. i moved to montana that year and when the vehicle slips the all-wheel drive is supposed to automatically engage. it doesn't and it makes a funny noise. i've taken my vehicle in many times while it was still under warranty and no dealership could recreate the slipping due to the lack of snow or ice or water on the road. the dealerships hooked my vehicle up to a computer and no codes would ever come back as being a problem. my vehicle still makes this noise when the all-wheel drive tries to engage. i never knew there was a way to report this issue if a service department can't recreate the issue. i found this website on headline news w/ robin mead. great reporting!! *tr
11/18/2009580001
 Carrier bearings. *tr
04/24/20051
 I have went through 3 wheel bearings, 2 carrier bearings which took 3 weeks to get from dealer so car was laid up., 2 stabilizer bars, all wiring was corroded and had to be replaced, battery goes dead if door is open for 15 minutes. sun roof has rattled from day one. paint is chipping off lift gate and inside back door from day one. warranty would not cover. my 2005 equinox is a big piece of junk!!! *tr
08/14/2008496421
 1. normal driving 2. loud whine was heard, took into dealer and they diagnosed the problem as a bad support bearing 3. support bearing is on a national back order and problem has not been corrected. *tr
06/08/200934000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the driveshaft bearings failed and the vehicle cannot be driven. the dealer stated that the parts for the repair were on a national back order and they did not know when they would arrive. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 34,000.
11/01/20081350001
 At approx 130k miles the driveshaft failed. cost to repair $800. *tr
06/01/2008600001
 2005 equinox with normal driving, mostly highway. began to hear the typical sounds of a failing bearing prior to 60,000 miles. vibration in steering, hum present when driving, uneven wear on front tires. replaced rfhub under warranty at approx. 69,000 miles. within 10,000 miles that rfhub began to fail, by the time i could get it to the dealership i had surpassed my warranty and the 12 months/12,000 warranty on the installed part via the dealership. was told that it wasn't out of the ordinary for the part to fail so quickly, which is news to me! how can a bearing fail that quickly and not be defective. was forced to pay over 500.00 to replace it. have complained numerous times about a rattle when going over bumpy roads and received the we couldn't replicate it response since initial complaint prior to 60,000 miles. have heard that the tierods are to blame, have mentioned it, but still deal with this rattle that goes unaccounted. also have bad electrical that can't be replicated at the dealership. radio and panel in dash flash at random times as if a wire were loose or shorting, loud booming thuds come from the speakers at the same time. speaker blew in door, but after warranty. regardless of numerous complaints i would have to pay out of pocket because they couldn't replicate these things when taken in to get looked at. fuel gage sticks, but either have to pay 120.00 to possibly correct it with a fuel system cleaner, or pay 700.00 to replace fuel filter. such great options. my family has worked for general motors for years, it's a shame. *tr
07/12/200615859804/09/2005
 Cd player broke, water soaking floor boards twice causing mold & mildew. complete loss of radiator fluid, loss of engine power while driving twice. unusual wear of tires. rubbing in steering column when turning, knocking sound when turning slowly to the right, a/c not cooling efficiently. *nm
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08/01/201159000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 25 mph, the drive-shaft caused the vehicle to stall. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the drive-shaft needed to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer to order a new drive-shaft and was advised the part would be available in two to three months. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and would not be repaired until the part was available. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000. rvk
08/01/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the vehicle the drive-shaft causes the vehicle to stall. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic stated the drive-shaft needs to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer to order a new drive-shaft and the manufacturer stated the part will be available in two to three months. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and can not get remedied until the part is available. the failure mileage was 59,000. jo
08/01/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the vehicle the drive-shaft causes the vehicle to stall. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic stated the drive-shaft needs to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer to order a new drive-shaft and the manufacturer stated the part will be available in two to three months. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and can not get remedied until the part is available. the failure mileage was 59,000. jo
08/01/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the vehicle the drive-shaft causes the vehicle to stall. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic stated the drive-shaft needs to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer to order a new drive-shaft and the manufacturer stated the part will be available in two to three months. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and can not get remedied until the part is available. the failure mileage was 59,000. jo
05/15/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated when the key was put in the ignition the keys would not turn to start the vehicle. it will take over twenty minutes to try and start the vehicle you will always have to wiggle the keys. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacture was contacted who stated there was a recall but his vin was not included. the nhtsa campaign id number: 04v302000, component: power train: automatic transmission. the contact would have to pay for the repairs. the failure mileage was 88,000...mw
05/15/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated when the key was put in the ignition the keys would not turn to start the vehicle. it will take over twenty minutes to try and start the vehicle you will always have to wiggle the keys. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacture was contacted who stated there was a recall but his vin was not included. the nhtsa campaign id number: 04v302000, component: power train: automatic transmission. the contact would have to pay for the repairs. the failure mileage was 88,000...mw
05/15/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated when the key was put in the ignition the keys would not turn to start the vehicle. it will take over twenty minutes to try and start the vehicle you will always have to wiggle the keys. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacture was contacted who stated there was a recall but his vin was not included. the nhtsa campaign id number: 04v302000, component: power train: automatic transmission. the contact would have to pay for the repairs. the failure mileage was 88,000...mw
05/15/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated when the key was put in the ignition the keys would not turn to start the vehicle. it will take over twenty minutes to try and start the vehicle you will always have to wiggle the keys. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacture was contacted who stated there was a recall but his vin was not included. the nhtsa campaign id number: 04v302000, component: power train: automatic transmission. the contact would have to pay for the repairs. the failure mileage was 88,000...mw
06/18/201070000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the key was able to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle was being driven. in addition, the contact was able to turn the key and remove it from the ignition without the vehicle being in park. the vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired for the failure. the contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. in addition, the manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 04v302000 (power train:automatic transmission). the current mileage was approximately 100,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 70,000.
06/18/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving, the key was able to be taken out of the ignition. she was unable to turn the key and take it out when in the park position. the contact was stuck in the vehicle for five hours once because of the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. she was also informed by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in recall 04v302000 (power train:automatic transmission). the current mileage was approximately 100,000. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000-bk
06/18/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving, the key was able to be taken out of the ignition. she was unable to turn the key and take it out when in the park position. the contact was stuck in the vehicle for five hours once because of the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. she was also informed by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in recall 04v302000 (power train:automatic transmission). the current mileage was approximately 100,000. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000-bk
06/18/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving, the key was able to be taken out of the ignition. she was unable to turn the key and take it out when in the park position. the contact was stuck in the vehicle for five hours once because of the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. she was also informed by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in recall 04v302000 (power train:automatic transmission). the current mileage was approximately 100,000. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000-bk
09/13/201074000
 Since 2008, i have experienced the following problems with brakes grinding & squeaking even after getting them repaired (front and rear brakes / rotors replaced). a couple of days after rear brakes replaced the abs & tc lights were on. i had to have sensors replaced. i have also experienced car not starting and sounding like it is flooding, after lettting car sit for a few minutes it then starts. there is also a popping noise that comes from the back of car after starting the engine. when changing shift from park to drive car occassionally jerks & shoots forward. when pressing the gas, the car takes a few moments then jerks forward. now i'm being told that the transmission is going bad & i have to pay $350 for a diagnostic test to determine if they can rebuild the transmission or have to replace it, which will cost between $1800 to $3000. there is a 2005 chevy equinox power train: automatic transaxle recall but my car is not covered. note: vehicle has been serviced regularly according to the maintainance schedule timetable provided by the manufacturer.
09/13/201074000
 Since 2008, i have experienced the following problems with brakes grinding & squeaking even after getting them repaired (front and rear brakes / rotors replaced). a couple of days after rear brakes replaced the abs & tc lights were on. i had to have sensors replaced. i have also experienced car not starting and sounding like it is flooding, after lettting car sit for a few minutes it then starts. there is also a popping noise that comes from the back of car after starting the engine. when changing shift from park to drive car occassionally jerks & shoots forward. when pressing the gas, the car takes a few moments then jerks forward. now i'm being told that the transmission is going bad & i have to pay $350 for a diagnostic test to determine if they can rebuild the transmission or have to replace it, which will cost between $1800 to $3000. there is a 2005 chevy equinox power train: automatic transaxle recall but my car is not covered. note: vehicle has been serviced regularly according to the maintainance schedule timetable provided by the manufacturer.
09/13/201074000
 Since 2008, i have experienced the following problems with brakes grinding & squeaking even after getting them repaired (front and rear brakes / rotors replaced). a couple of days after rear brakes replaced the abs & tc lights were on. i had to have sensors replaced. i have also experienced car not starting and sounding like it is flooding, after lettting car sit for a few minutes it then starts. there is also a popping noise that comes from the back of car after starting the engine. when changing shift from park to drive car occassionally jerks & shoots forward. when pressing the gas, the car takes a few moments then jerks forward. now i'm being told that the transmission is going bad & i have to pay $350 for a diagnostic test to determine if they can rebuild the transmission or have to replace it, which will cost between $1800 to $3000. there is a 2005 chevy equinox power train: automatic transaxle recall but my car is not covered. note: vehicle has been serviced regularly according to the maintainance schedule timetable provided by the manufacturer.
09/13/201074000
 Since 2008, i have experienced the following problems with brakes grinding & squeaking even after getting them repaired (front and rear brakes / rotors replaced). a couple of days after rear brakes replaced the abs & tc lights were on. i had to have sensors replaced. i have also experienced car not starting and sounding like it is flooding, after lettting car sit for a few minutes it then starts. there is also a popping noise that comes from the back of car after starting the engine. when changing shift from park to drive car occassionally jerks & shoots forward. when pressing the gas, the car takes a few moments then jerks forward. now i'm being told that the transmission is going bad & i have to pay $350 for a diagnostic test to determine if they can rebuild the transmission or have to replace it, which will cost between $1800 to $3000. there is a 2005 chevy equinox power train: automatic transaxle recall but my car is not covered. note: vehicle has been serviced regularly according to the maintainance schedule timetable provided by the manufacturer.
09/13/201074000
 Since 2008, i have experienced the following problems with brakes grinding & squeaking even after getting them repaired (front and rear brakes / rotors replaced). a couple of days after rear brakes replaced the abs & tc lights were on. i had to have sensors replaced. i have also experienced car not starting and sounding like it is flooding, after lettting car sit for a few minutes it then starts. there is also a popping noise that comes from the back of car after starting the engine. when changing shift from park to drive car occassionally jerks & shoots forward. when pressing the gas, the car takes a few moments then jerks forward. now i'm being told that the transmission is going bad & i have to pay $350 for a diagnostic test to determine if they can rebuild the transmission or have to replace it, which will cost between $1800 to $3000. there is a 2005 chevy equinox power train: automatic transaxle recall but my car is not covered. note: vehicle has been serviced regularly according to the maintainance schedule timetable provided by the manufacturer.
06/03/201072861
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while trying to accelerate the vehicle will jump when the accelerator is applied. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer stated the transmission needs to be repaired. the dealer repaired the transmission and three months later the vehicle would not accelerate pass 30 mph. the vehicle is currently at the dealer under going diagnostic test. the contact also stated the dealer damage the air bag while repairing the transmission during the first repair. the contact stated this vehicle is very unsafe. the failure mileage was 72,861. jo
06/03/201072861
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while trying to accelerate the vehicle will jump when the accelerator is applied. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer stated the transmission needs to be repaired. the dealer repaired the transmission and three months later the vehicle would not accelerate pass 30 mph. the vehicle is currently at the dealer under going diagnostic test. the contact also stated the dealer damage the air bag while repairing the transmission during the first repair. the contact stated this vehicle is very unsafe. the failure mileage was 72,861. jo
06/03/201072861
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while trying to accelerate the vehicle will jump when the accelerator is applied. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer stated the transmission needs to be repaired. the dealer repaired the transmission and three months later the vehicle would not accelerate pass 30 mph. the vehicle is currently at the dealer under going diagnostic test. the contact also stated the dealer damage the air bag while repairing the transmission during the first repair. the contact stated this vehicle is very unsafe. the failure mileage was 72,861. jo
12/20/200950000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. while approaching a stop light and depressing the brake pedal at speeds under 25 mph, the brake pedal fell into the floorboard and the vehicle continued to accelerate into an intersection. the brakes would not engage. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where they found the transmission module was defective. repairs were made under the contacts factory warranty. on a separate occasion, while utilizing the cruise control mechanism, he tapped on the brake pedal to shut off the cruise control and it would not deactivate. he continued to depress the brake pedal and moments later, the cruise disengaged. there were no repairs made to the cruise control mechanism. there were no recalls on his vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 50,000.
10/05/2009940001
 I have a 2005 equinox with 94000 miles that started to make a loud noise. took it to the local repair shop they found the center carrier bearing needs to be replaced, however, there are none available! i can't drive the car because too dangerous now and can't get a part for weeks or months? *tr
08/24/2009700001
 My 2005 chevrolet equinox needs a new drive shaft carrier bearing. the chevrolet dealership which is to perform the repair stated that this bearing is on national back order and could take between 3 weeks to 3 months for a replacement bearing. the dealership, the extended warranty company and gm will not authorize a loaner car. my understanding is that this bearing is used on many types of gm vehicles and there was a manufacturing defect which lead to the part shortage. my concern is that someone will not realize that damage to the drive shaft is occurring
08/25/2009420001
 I own a 2005 chevy equinox: the car started shaking while my daughter was driving. see stop at a near by service station to have it looked at. it was determined to be the center support carrier bearing, which holds the driveshaft in place. we contacted several chevy dealers for the part and were informed that this particular carrier bearing is out of stock, on back order and none were available in the country. they put us on a list to have on ordered. i was told not to expect it until september or october. this car is now immobilized. apparently, there are several chevy equinox
02/26/2009219891
 I have a 2005 automatic transaxle equinox with less than 23000 miles this vehicle shifts in gear extremely hard which at times propels you forward. it also hits high rpm before it shifts into gear. one time it hit almost 6000 rpms while driving up hill before it kicked into gear. this same vehicle has also failed to shift into gear when trying to put it into reverse from park. i received a gm bulletin from my local dealer and told this is a problem gm is aware of but will not cover to be fitted due to the government is not requiring it. does someone has to be killed from this problem before something is done. *tr
05/25/2007417891
 Please note my 2005 chevy equinox has failed several times mechanically as i have contacted gm about this problem,i have been utterly ignored ,only letter and no action to address the problem in which this vehicle has. i have written beth kucharski at gm-300 renaissance center detroit michigan several times executive assistant,and have made over 100 inquiries and complaints to the chevy resource center for over a perio of 2 years to no avail,they have ignored and have not once came up with a equitable solution to my problem. *tr
12/11/200768000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that she was able to remove the key from the vehicle while it was in the on position. when the vehicle was in the local repair shop she mentioned the defect to the mechanic, and they informed she should check for recalls related to the problem. there is a recall for the power train: automatic transmission (nhtsa campaign id #04v302000) however the dealer stated that her vin # was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 68,000 and current mileage was 73,776.
02/13/2008310001
 Problems with car began immediately (transmission, air conditioner, odometer, window motor, car shifting abruptly, and skidding on any wet service.) finally went into 20 ft skid, wheels locked, no response to steering. car hit pole. airbags did not deploy, seat belts did not lock. car totaled. *tr
02/04/20082400407/12/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact has been experiencing failures with his vehicle since it was purchased. the failures include the transmission and brakes. when attempting to drive in reverse, the vehicle would not shift into gear. the brakes failed and water enters the vehicle as well. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair, but the failure could not be corrected. the contact wants to place the vehicle in arbitration. the manufacturer called the dealer, but are having difficulty speaking to someone. the engine size and powertrain were unknown. the failure mileage was 2,400 and current mileage was 3,300.
02/13/200832000807/28/2005
 Numerous failures on this car. the a/c and transmission defective in the first 100 miles. the power window failed. transm. shifted on curves and would momentarily lose all control of car. complained that had no wheel drive in wet or snow. would jump sideways or skid. ,now head-on into phone pole. airbags did not deploy, seat belts did not lock. as a result, hit steering wheel and dashboard. injuries. *tr
05/30/2007224813
 I have had numerous problems with my 2005 awd chevy equinox, including the head gaskets blowing, losing acceleration on the 270/highway, ongoing acceleration problems, and other problems which still continue. i have begged for chevy to help get the car fully repaired and the customer service representatives just keep telling me to bring it into the dealer. i've tried two dealers and returned to the purchasing dealer who will only make repairs if they can pull a code - they report i am having problems with my spark plug wires - first they reattached it, and then replaced one but car still doesn't drive as it did before head gaskets blew. please, please help me - i've had my car in the shop 8 times in 4 months and the dealer and chevy will not provide me with an extended warranty - car warranty ends in 6 months or help repair properly. i am scared to drive this car and don't know what to do as they don't take my concerns seriously as the only way they diagnose is by pulling codes. *tr
07/14/200750
 Vehicle(2005 equinox) always downshifts from overdrive when going downhill. this causes vehicle to suddenly speed forward requiring brake to be applied. *tr
07/14/200750
 Vehicle(2005 equinox) always downshifts from overdrive when going downhill. this causes vehicle to suddenly speed forward requiring brake to be applied. *tr
06/29/2007250001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the key will not turn in the ignition. he must go to the rear of the vehicle and give it a push in order for the key to work in the ignition. the failure occurs intermittently. when he took the vehicle to the dealer, it worked perfectly. recall # 04v302000 (power train automatic transmission) does not apply to his vin. the purchase date was unknown. the current mileage is 36,000 and failure mileage was 25,000.
04/03/200721000506/09/2006
 Bought the car used with 20,000 and it was having problems a week later. passenger window would not roll up,grinding and clicking at slow turns. they replaced rotors ,clutch and suspension and the problem was solved. then came the air condition not blowing cold air and the ignition sticking on start up. the final straw was the transmission slipping and dropping into lower gears,the car will be in the shop in the morning. last chevy i will ever buy back to nissan. *jb
06/16/20067768205/31/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated there have been two incidents with the vehicle. first, while in reverse the vehicle went forward. this resulted in loss of brakes and power steering. the ignition was turned off and the emergency brake was pulled to stop the vehicle. second, while attempting to start the vehicle the engine failed. there was a clicking sound heard. the lights, power windows and radio were still operable, however the vehicle failed to start. the dealership was unable to duplicate the problem with the first incident. the second incident, they determined the battery needed to be replaced. the manufacturer has been alerted.
03/29/2006159621001/22/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated there were numerous problems with the vehicle. first, the engine would intermittently not crank. the dealer replaced the battery however, this did not correct the problem. second, while depressing the brake pedal the vehicle intermittently did not slow down. the brake pedal was pumped several times to get the brakes to activate correctly. third, the transmission revved high and intermittently did not change gears correctly while driving. fourth, the abs lamp illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the abs lamp was reset. lastly, the front passenger window was rolled down and would not rise back up. the dealer replaced the window regulator and the window was repaired. the vehicle was repeatedly taken to the dealer and addressed the problems that could be duplicated and made appropriate repairs. hard start/hesitation and almost stalling. also, determined speed sensor was causing reduced power. *ak
10/01/20052000307/01/2005
 Dt: the contact stated vehicle lost power while driving, it did not stall. it restarted after multiple attempts. the vehicle was taken to the dealership and they replaced the park/neutral switch. the vehicle had the problem two more times. also, there was vibration when reversing. the dealership has not been able to diagnose a problem ,and no further repairs have been made. *ak the transmission. updated 01/04/06. *jb
10/04/2004509/03/2004
 2005 chevrolet equinox transmission constantly fails to hold vehicle in place when stopped or parked.*mr the vehicle rolled forward when placed in reverse and must be stopped from rolling forward by stepping on the brake or steeping on the gas pedal. the consumer smelled burning rubber in or around the front console, there was extreme heat from the engine, on the front hood and in the engine compartment, heat on the front windshield dashboard and the rear tail gate area. the consumer was told the heat he was feeling was from natural sources. the front side window and door supports interfered with the consumers vision. the doors constantly creak and make loud noises when opened. the back head rests impair the rear window visibility. *jb
07/11/20052400305/26/2005
 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
03/02/20054675411/29/2004
 On long highway trips with steep inclines, obds light and traction control light came on. when stopping, and trying to regain speed, car lost power to move forward. when engine turned off and back on, traction control light extinquised, obds light remained.when car cooled off, no light remained. first time did not bring to dealer. second time left car running. dealer said fixed problem. problem registered on computer as p0741. dealer did not mention of previous computer registration of first time incident. within 6 days, stranded on next long distance trip with steep incline,and was towed to next dealer. problem registers on computer with code p 0741, covered by bulletin 020730-013d. received three different explainations of problem. valve body was replaced. within one week same problem, when driving slow speed on country roads with steep inclines, however did not show on computer again. turned car off let it cool down and worked fine.
05/11/200515124110/07/2004
 Was waiting at a traffic light when vehicle lurched(jumped forward) hitting car in front of me, car was in drive and my foot was on the brake pedal, had been stopped for several minutes when car went forward. no one was injured but could be a problem in the future
10/10/2004200008/14/2004
 I have a 2005 chevrolet equinox. when towing my pop-up camper trailer, the 5 speed automatic tranmision will not shift from third gear to fourth gear automatically. upon reaching cruising speed, 60 or 65 mph, the engine remains at a high rpm until i release the accellerator pedal. then it shifts into fourth gear. i do not tow the trailer in fifth gear (overdrive). when i took the car to the dealer, a mechanic that has worked for this same chevrolet dealer for many years, drove the car, towing the trailer. when it did not shift, he told me straight out that there was a problem. when i left the car at the dealer (dick wickstrom chevrolet in roselle, illinois), they claim to have contacted the factory engineers and i was told that this is normal and that the transmission was designed that way. i very much disagree with that statement. i have towed trailers behind quite a few different vehicles and have never had this problem. i am tired of having dealers tell me that problems i experience are normal and that they all do that.
12/25/20044
 Complaint received via e-mail. the vehicle has been in for repairs 3 times, and i am waiting on a call from the dealer next week for updated information. the problems are: 1) foul odor, hoses for anti-freeze system replaced per bulletin; 2) rear squeaking, lubed same; 3) transmission. i originally thought brakes, but was told that the transmission had to be reprogrammed, and that it would continue to adjust itself according to driving conditions/ each driver's habits, and 4) popping noise heard when starting or when stopped with foot on brake. noise seems to be coming from gas tank area. asked for fuel line/exhaust system to be checked. as of this time repair center cannot duplicate this problem, and have no ideas. the car has been to the dealer 3 times and a total of 6 days. the transmission problem is in limbo as they are 'looking into it' and will call me back.*ak
12/08/20043450108/03/2004
 While driving 30 mph and attempting to stop brakes failed. as a result, vehicle crashed into four other vehicles. upon impact,est dual air bag did not deploy to it's full capacity. no injuries were reported. *ak........there were no skid marks only after the equinox made contact with other vehicles. the transmission dropped to the street after impact, though the vehicle was not struck from behind. the right wheel on passenger's side came off. also, the sheriff on the scene acknowledged that there was no brake pedal after there was access to the vehicle.*ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - COLUMN SHIFT
08/11/20047003208/05/2004
 Contact states: bought a brand new vehicle in august 2004. the anti-freeze was changed. the anti-freeze was brown and the smell was severe and nauseous. the car has been the shop 9 times with so many different reasons. the antifreeze line wasn't bled right and the antifreeze was leaking in the ground. there was a leak in the dome light and sunroof, the suspension and engine would tick, the horn did not work, there were front end problem, the shifter would stick, there ignition problem, noise when turning the vehicle, gas mileage problem and there was a toxic smell from the anti-freeze, the vehicle over heated, the brakes made noises, the consumer had driven through a car wash, the dome light had filled with water, the lower dash was dripping water and the vehicle would not accelerate vehicle would not accelerate and the engine light had illuminated, the vehicle pulled to the right when driving and when braking,there was poor gas mileage during city driving, there was a loud noises when making turns on the front struts, the front brake rotors were out of round, the shifter would stick, the ignition cylinder was binding, there was popping when the vehicle was started from cold, and the brake pedal would go to the floor. *sc *jb
POWER TRAIN - AXLE HUBS
06/01/2009
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. he has to exert great force during brake application to stop the vehicle. a mechanic concluded that the hub assembly needed to be replaced. he then added that an oil leak was present. no repairs were made. the failure mileage was unknown. the current mileage was 108,953.
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
05/14/200510588405/13/2004
 Dt: the contact stated on may 14, 2005 the vehicle was taken to the dealership for scheduled maintenance, and to check on a noise they could hear coming from the front of the vehicle. the technicians were unable to duplicate the problem. on september 19 2005 the vehicle was taken back to the dealership to find out what was causing this noise. a technician test drove the vehicle and heard the noise , and determined it was the front struts that needed to be replaced. repairs were made to the vehicle. after the repairs the vehicle was still experiencing the same noise problems. the vehicle was taken back on a third occasion o on october 14, 2005. this time they replaced the clutch drum module, the filters, and the power train drive line was lubricated. the vehicle was driven home and it experienced the same problem as before. the vehicle was taken back to the dealership, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.*ak
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/30/201177000
 Shaking in vehicle similar to that of an unbalanced tire. took to dealer for another issue just had them check to see what this new shaking was and they told me the center carrier bearing was shot and needed replaced. the service manager advised that this required the replacement of the entire drive shaft assembly at a cost of around $1200 plus labor. the safety issues here are enormous. if the drive shaft lets loose the vehicle could flip, roll, or any number of things. why has a recall not been done? i see many complaints about this exact issue. it is not common for a carrier bearing to fail especially so often and early. i have 77,000 miles on this 2005 equinox, way too soon for such issues. i am thoroughly disgusted with gm. i will never buy gm again.
03/30/201177000
 Shaking in vehicle similar to that of an unbalanced tire. took to dealer for another issue just had them check to see what this new shaking was and they told me the center carrier bearing was shot and needed replaced. the service manager advised that this required the replacement of the entire drive shaft assembly at a cost of around $1200 plus labor. the safety issues here are enormous. if the drive shaft lets loose the vehicle could flip, roll, or any number of things. why has a recall not been done? i see many complaints about this exact issue. it is not common for a carrier bearing to fail especially so often and early. i have 77,000 miles on this 2005 equinox, way too soon for such issues. i am thoroughly disgusted with gm. i will never buy gm again.
03/30/201177000
 Shaking in vehicle similar to that of an unbalanced tire. took to dealer for another issue just had them check to see what this new shaking was and they told me the center carrier bearing was shot and needed replaced. the service manager advised that this required the replacement of the entire drive shaft assembly at a cost of around $1200 plus labor. the safety issues here are enormous. if the drive shaft lets loose the vehicle could flip, roll, or any number of things. why has a recall not been done? i see many complaints about this exact issue. it is not common for a carrier bearing to fail especially so often and early. i have 77,000 miles on this 2005 equinox, way too soon for such issues. i am thoroughly disgusted with gm. i will never buy gm again.
03/30/201177000
 Shaking in vehicle similar to that of an unbalanced tire. took to dealer for another issue just had them check to see what this new shaking was and they told me the center carrier bearing was shot and needed replaced. the service manager advised that this required the replacement of the entire drive shaft assembly at a cost of around $1200 plus labor. the safety issues here are enormous. if the drive shaft lets loose the vehicle could flip, roll, or any number of things. why has a recall not been done? i see many complaints about this exact issue. it is not common for a carrier bearing to fail especially so often and early. i have 77,000 miles on this 2005 equinox, way too soon for such issues. i am thoroughly disgusted with gm. i will never buy gm again.
02/01/201156000
 At 60 mph my 2005 chevrolet equinox was rattling. we brought this to our mechanic and he informed us that the carrier bearing at the u-joint was afailing. i find this unacceptable in a vehicle that has only 56,000 miles on it. cost to repair was $550.00.
02/01/201156000
 At 60 mph my 2005 chevrolet equinox was rattling. we brought this to our mechanic and he informed us that the carrier bearing at the u-joint was afailing. i find this unacceptable in a vehicle that has only 56,000 miles on it. cost to repair was $550.00.
02/01/201156000
 At 60 mph my 2005 chevrolet equinox was rattling. we brought this to our mechanic and he informed us that the carrier bearing at the u-joint was afailing. i find this unacceptable in a vehicle that has only 56,000 miles on it. cost to repair was $550.00.
04/05/201052000
 Going down the road and my car started to vibrate had it checked and i was told it was the center support bearing . it felt like i had a tire out of balance but it was the bearing.talked with alot of people on the internet and they are having the same trouble
04/05/201087000
 My equinox was taken to dealer who informed me that the drive shaft was being held in place by one rusty piece of metal. he told me that if i were to hit a bump it would dislodge and would cause a serious accident and harm to car. not good news for a mother. he is replacing this part.
03/13/201098000
 The center carrier bearing has pulled away from the axel on my 2005 chevrolet equinox. the repair shop (tire center) told me that this is very common and have seen it on this model many times. a chevy mechanic told me it is a known issue. there is a ton of information on the internet about this problem. i was told the vehicle is not safe to drive.
01/13/20071
 Carrier bearing for chey equinox: rubber seal separated from carrier mount which caused the drive shaft to slam into the plate, in turn caused the drive shaft to come apart while the auto was moving. *jb
11/01/2009695001
 Carrier bearing is bad on my suv. currently, it only makes an annoying noise while the vehicle is in motion. other reports on the internet noted them falling off or needing replacement. internet reports there was a manufacturing defect which has caused a national backorder. this appears to be too common of a problem to not indicate a recall. *tr
10/05/2009940001
 I have a 2005 equinox with 94000 miles that started to make a loud noise. took it to the local repair shop they found the center carrier bearing needs to be replaced, however, there are none available! i can't drive the car because too dangerous now and can't get a part for weeks or months? *tr
09/09/20091
 My wife told me that there was a vibration around 55mph (2005 chevy equinox). i crawled under the car and notice some type of support on the drive shaft was broken. i found out that it is called the center support bearing. i called all kinds of dealerships all over the united states and canada and found out that there eare few of them out there. and those that are out there the dealers are not releasing. the car has almost 56000 miles on it and we can not get the part. gm says there is nothing they can do about. i have found that there are many others that are having the same problem. i find it kind of odd that there is absolutely nothing that can be done. what are people suppose to do go buy another car because they can't drive the one they have because gm will not supply the part. as of right now there is no fix. *tr
06/12/2009352681
 The driveline was replaced on my 2005 chevrolet equinox at 36,00 miles under normal driving conditions. the mechanic stated that the bearing that held the joint together had corroded and the driveline would need to be replaced this was at a gm certified service center. *tr
09/16/2009620001
 9/ 09vibrating..ticking noise noticed car taken to dealer..told drive shaft is cracked, car undrivable, driveshaft on backorder..date of release is unknown at this time 10/08 brake rotors found to be warped/defective..replaced under warranty. *tr
09/03/2009397001
 In my 2005 chevrolet equinox awd, the drive shaft center support bearing is blown with only 39,000 miles. symptoms included a shaking felt in the floorboard at 50mph and above that feels similar to an unbalanced wheel. i had the wheels balanced and the mechanic noticed the problem with the drive shaft bearing support. the vehicle cannot be driven without the support due to the risk of damaging the drive shaft possibly leading to an accident, according to the service staff. the dealer reports that the part is on national backorder and that he has 12 people already on the list waiting. a quick search on the internet shows many people with a similar problem. there appears to be no after-market part and the dealer was not forthcoming with timing of availability of the part. seems there is significant demand for the defective part warranting investigation. thank you for your time. *tr
09/03/2009397001
 In my 2005 chevrolet equinox awd, the drive shaft center support bearing is blown with only 39,000 miles. symptoms included a shaking felt in the floorboard at 50mph and above that feels similar to an unbalanced wheel. i had the wheels balanced and the mechanic noticed the problem with the drive shaft bearing support. the vehicle cannot be driven without the support due to the risk of damaging the drive shaft possibly leading to an accident, according to the service staff. the dealer reports that the part is on national backorder and that he has 12 people already on the list waiting. a quick search on the internet shows many people with a similar problem. there appears to be no after-market part and the dealer was not forthcoming with timing of availability of the part. seems there is significant demand for the defective part warranting investigation. thank you for your time. *tr
07/10/2009484671
 I have a 2005 chevrolet equinox with 48k miles on it. recently i began hearing and feeling a thumping below me. i took it to the local dealer and learned the drive shaft center bearing is shot. dealer told me the car should not be driven as the drive shaft could fall at any time causing the vehicle to flip or roll over. if that is not bad enough he also told me the part is unavailable and is on national back order. we've been waiting over a week now and the dealer is saying he doesn't see any chance of having the part in the next week or two! i see another similar complaint here and according to the sales person who sold the car, the part has been redesigned by gm due to numerous problems with it. clearly this is a safety issue that should be investigated further to determine if gm is working to resolve the problem with an appropriate sense of urgency. *tr
05/11/2009982501
 I have had my 2005 chevy equinox, been the first and only owner, since i have purchased it, if i ran through even the smallest mudpuddle i would hear noises coming from underneath the vehicle. now 4 years later the noises are none stop. i took it to a mechanic and he told me the wheel bearing on both sides were bad, just to find out after spending hundreds of dollars in repair bills, the carrier bearing that is on the rear drive shaft is missing. it has fallen out completely and all that remains is the rubber flanges. i have contacted every dealer i can think of and received a part # 25775162 for the bearing and have been told that the part is on national backorder and gm is saying they will not release it to non vip until november, december time frame. had i have been driving the car with the vibration of the driveshaft i could have seriously hurt myself or others. now i am paying for a vehicle, no one has the part that i need to fix it, and i am out of answers. if this is a common problem in which every dealer i have spoken to says it is with the equinox, why is nothing being done? instead everyone with that model year saturn and equinox with the same carrier bearing on the rear driveshaft is either wrecked the vehicle, hurt themselves or others, or allowing there vehicle to sit at a garage, shop or house with no hope of getting it fixed. i have even called gm corporate, and all they give me is we will look into this problem. *tr
01/23/2009377001
 My 2005 chevrolet equinox starting making a loud grinding noise when i had just gotten off of the interstate and was applying the brakes and turning. it felt like something was locked from the middle of my car to the back of my car. i was totally caught off guard and was very shaken. i stopped and looked at my tires and to see if anything was hanging down from the car. i couldn't see anything that was obvious. it was 9:00am. i was approximately 2 miles from a chevrolet dealership so i drove there. i was scared and shaken and didn't know if this problem was going to cause me to have a wreck or possibly be stranded. when i got to the dealership, a gentleman in the service department went for a drive with me. my car didn't make the loud grinding, but only a little. he said the service department would take off all 4 wheels and check the brakes. my husband left work to pick me up as this was not going to be done before lunch. the dealership contacted me at work and said it was not the brakes, but it was probably the rear differential, but he wanted to make sure and he would call me after lunch. he asked if i had an extended warranty on the car, i said no, but this should not happen to a 3 year old vehicle that was bought brand new. he agreed. my warranty expired 5 months today, january 24th and my mileage is past the warranty by 1,424 miles. my car has 37,700 miles on it. my husband owns a 1996 chevy s10 pickup with over 200,00 miles on it and nothing this major has ever happened with his truck. i contacted general motors and spoke with a representative. he said he would build a business case document to present to gm board for review. i think gm should pay for expenses to have the dealership replace the rear differential. i made a pun comment that since this cost was around $2400 that i wanted gm to bail me out, compared to the billions they just received from american taxpayers. gm success depends customer satisfaction. again my car only has 37,700 miles on it. *tr
08/11/2008350001
 Driving under normal conditions i've experienced two failed front wheel bearings on driver side causing vehicle to vibrate, chevy garage replaced under warranty now upon getting vehicle inspected it was discovered that carrier bushing that connects front driveshaft to rear driveshaft has failed which could cause driveshafts to fall off. car is a 2005 chevy equinox with 35,000 miles on it, i feel gm should recall these vehicles and check these problems out before drivers have a serious accident. people are not reporting these failed components because garages are fixing under warranty so it doesn't get reported to you. i feel these components are defective right from factory so there should be a recall, thank you *tr
05/14/200510588405/13/2004
 Dt: the contact stated on may 14, 2005 the vehicle was taken to the dealership for scheduled maintenance, and to check on a noise they could hear coming from the front of the vehicle. the technicians were unable to duplicate the problem. on september 19 2005 the vehicle was taken back to the dealership to find out what was causing this noise. a technician test drove the vehicle and heard the noise , and determined it was the front struts that needed to be replaced. repairs were made to the vehicle. after the repairs the vehicle was still experiencing the same noise problems. the vehicle was taken back on a third occasion o on october 14, 2005. this time they replaced the clutch drum module, the filters, and the power train drive line was lubricated. the vehicle was driven home and it experienced the same problem as before. the vehicle was taken back to the dealership, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.*ak
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
07/15/200875000111/01/2006
 I have a 2005 chevy equinox that has experienced multiple electrical problems. first i had ignition problems, air conditioner problems, battery being drained without cause, window control and so forth. each time i took it to the dealer for repairs and each time a repair was made. only after the warranty was out did i discover by accident that the problems were caused by a faulty wiring harness. the main dash wiring harness located in the left floor panel on the driver's side has signs of melting, and shorts with the slightest movement. the shortage causes the air conditioner to stop blowing and will cause the engine to completely die out. i have had the car evaluated by two mechanics who both stated, without knowing someone else had looked at it, that the car is a fire hazard and should be repaired immediately. i also spoke with a local body shop that has repaired at least one equinox that burned due to this same wiring harness. the repairs are currently being made at a cost of $4,000.00. i believe that this is a more wide spread problem than has been reported and hope that others with similar problems will speak out as general motors is unwilling to investigate this. i encourage new car buyers to beware of this company, as i have been sorely disappointed with their product and service. *tr the consumer also stated there was a roaring noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. she later found out there was a problem with differential after being told there was nothing in the rear to cause a noise. updated 12/04/08. *jb
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
08/01/201159000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 25 mph, the driveshaft caused the vehicle to stall. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the drive-shaft needed to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer to order a new driveshaft and was advised the part would be available in two to three months. the contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and would not be repaired until the part was available. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000.
01/25/2010840001
 The center bearing on my driveshaft broke. i bought the car used but in good condition. i did not hit anything with my vehicle to cause the bearing to break. i simply made a turn and that is when i noticed the noise and that it was driving horribly. as i traveled a few more feet down the road it just got worse. i took it into a chevy dealer and i am currently awaiting on repair. *cn
12/10/2009950001
 2005 chevy equinox drive shaft bearing wore down, vehicle never shook. there was a dragging noise i took it to the mechanic, he drove it, it ran smooth, he looked underneath and was able to move it 6 inches in all directions. now have to replace the whole drive shaft. *tr
09/21/200967000105/17/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 equinox. he stated that the front wheel bearings were replaced. he heard a peculiar noise in the vehicle after the wheel bearings were replaced. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician concluded that the struts needed to be replaced. the part was on back order and no repairs were made. the failure mileage was 57,000. the current mileage was 67,000. updated 11/12/09 *cn the wheel bearing and driveshaft were replaced as well. updated 11/16/09
07/02/2009650001
 My 2005 chevy equinox began shaking when driving greater than 50 mph. the repair shop found it was the drive shaft. the carrier bearing was detached and needed replaced. i am still waiting for this part to arrive so that my car can be repaired. how this is not a recall is beyond me. i researched and found greater than 15-20 complaints on line stating the same thing for their 2005 equinox. please help me. i am getting no where with chevy and they don't want to cover the part either. *tr