Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION
376510018523Clunk noise from steering column area - service vme. *tt01/05/2006
05030800101/01/200510013455Revised front suspension fastener tightening specifications lower control arm replacement procedure steering knuckle replacement procedure and addition of lower control arm ball stud identification notice. *eh04/19/2005
04030801201/01/2005040308012A10011195Popping noise from front suspension while driving over bumps. *tt update. *tt01/10/2005
SUSPENSION - FRONT
3093309310010858Grind noise while turning steering wheel at low speeds or pop over bumps. *eh12/15/2004
309303/27/200410010218Front suspension noise over bump. *sc *tt11/04/2004
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
341110014943Front wheel bearing noise investigation. *eh05/12/2005
SUSPENSION - REAR
309701/01/200410010210Revised rear alignment specifications keywords tire wear steering suspension. *sc11/04/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
01/14/2013130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. additionally, there was a loud bang heard from the front end of the vehicle followed by a clunking noise coming from the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. the technician stated the rack and pinion and steering shaft would have to be replaced. the air bag failure was not diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. kmj
01/14/201313000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while parked the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. additionally, there was a loud banging noise coming from the front end of the vehicle and a clunking noise coming from the steering. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. the technician stated the rack and pinion and steering shaft would have to be replaced. the air bag failure was not diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. da
09/03/201278000
 My remote would not lock the doors. replaced batteries. it would lock and unlock once. then nothing. fuse blown. replace fuse. work once, blow fuse. took to dealer after 3 months of not being able to access my trunk space, you can't open from inside or outside without remote. a wire inside the passenger door had somehow been severed??? how does that happen. $685 to fix.... next huge issue: driving down road.. front end gone???? struts, links...$1100 car won't start ...have to give it gas, seen a lot of these with no idea whats wrong. well dealership says its fuel pressure sending unit, bad injectors... grand total to fix $2000.. in what world should a vehicle that does not even 100k miles on it have so many costly fixes......i looked on here to see if anyone else is having the starting issue.. seems to be a lot of people.
09/03/201278000
 My remote would not lock the doors. replaced batteries. it would lock and unlock once. then nothing. fuse blown. replace fuse. work once, blow fuse. took to dealer after 3 months of not being able to access my trunk space, you can't open from inside or outside without remote. a wire inside the passenger door had somehow been severed??? how does that happen. $685 to fix.... next huge issue: driving down road.. front end gone???? struts, links...$1100 car won't start ...have to give it gas, seen a lot of these with no idea whats wrong. well dealership says its fuel pressure sending unit, bad injectors... grand total to fix $2000.. in what world should a vehicle that does not even 100k miles on it have so many costly fixes......i looked on here to see if anyone else is having the starting issue.. seems to be a lot of people.
09/03/201278000
 My remote would not lock the doors. replaced batteries. it would lock and unlock once. then nothing. fuse blown. replace fuse. work once, blow fuse. took to dealer after 3 months of not being able to access my trunk space, you can't open from inside or outside without remote. a wire inside the passenger door had somehow been severed??? how does that happen. $685 to fix.... next huge issue: driving down road.. front end gone???? struts, links...$1100 car won't start ...have to give it gas, seen a lot of these with no idea whats wrong. well dealership says its fuel pressure sending unit, bad injectors... grand total to fix $2000.. in what world should a vehicle that does not even 100k miles on it have so many costly fixes......i looked on here to see if anyone else is having the starting issue.. seems to be a lot of people.
09/03/201278000
 My remote would not lock the doors. replaced batteries. it would lock and unlock once. then nothing. fuse blown. replace fuse. work once, blow fuse. took to dealer after 3 months of not being able to access my trunk space, you can't open from inside or outside without remote. a wire inside the passenger door had somehow been severed??? how does that happen. $685 to fix.... next huge issue: driving down road.. front end gone???? struts, links...$1100 car won't start ...have to give it gas, seen a lot of these with no idea whats wrong. well dealership says its fuel pressure sending unit, bad injectors... grand total to fix $2000.. in what world should a vehicle that does not even 100k miles on it have so many costly fixes......i looked on here to see if anyone else is having the starting issue.. seems to be a lot of people.
06/21/201265000
 Carrier bearing failed on chevrolet equinox. this appears to be a widespread problem with 2005 equinox. this is a potential safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by gm.
06/21/201265000
 Carrier bearing failed on chevrolet equinox. this appears to be a widespread problem with 2005 equinox. this is a potential safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by gm.
06/21/201265000
 Carrier bearing failed on chevrolet equinox. this appears to be a widespread problem with 2005 equinox. this is a potential safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by gm.
06/21/201265000
 Carrier bearing failed on chevrolet equinox. this appears to be a widespread problem with 2005 equinox. this is a potential safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by gm.
06/05/2012
 Rearend went out driving with my baby daughter in car, no warning whatsoever! just bought 6 months ago now i have a large loan and no car, will not buy another chevy.
06/05/2012
 Rearend went out driving with my baby daughter in car, no warning whatsoever! just bought 6 months ago now i have a large loan and no car, will not buy another chevy.
06/05/2012
 Rearend went out driving with my baby daughter in car, no warning whatsoever! just bought 6 months ago now i have a large loan and no car, will not buy another chevy.
06/05/2012
 Rearend went out driving with my baby daughter in car, no warning whatsoever! just bought 6 months ago now i have a large loan and no car, will not buy another chevy.
01/31/2012
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. i have spent close to $5000.00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare i bought thios car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem stearing wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300.00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost
01/31/2012
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. i have spent close to $5000.00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare i bought thios car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem stearing wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300.00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost
01/31/2012
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. i have spent close to $5000.00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare i bought thios car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem stearing wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300.00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost
01/31/2012
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. i have spent close to $5000.00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare i bought thios car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem stearing wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300.00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost
01/31/2012
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. i have spent close to $5000.00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare i bought thios car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem stearing wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300.00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost
10/15/2011126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the abs and traction lights illuminated and when depressing the brakes, the vehicle would exhibit a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that they would replace the brakes and a hub bearing failure. the vehicle was later taken to the dealer and they advised the contact that they would replace the hub bearings. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several months later. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they offered no assistance. the manufacturer was later contacted and they also offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 126,000. the vin was unavailable.
10/15/2011126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the abs and traction lights illuminated and when depressing the brakes, the vehicle would exhibit a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that they would replace the brakes and a hub bearing failure. the vehicle was later taken to the dealer and they advised the contact that they would replace the hub bearings. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several months later. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they offered no assistance. the manufacturer was later contacted and they also offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 126,000. the vin was unavailable.
10/15/2011126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the abs and traction lights illuminated and when depressing the brakes, the vehicle would exhibit a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that they would replace the brakes and a hub bearing failure. the vehicle was later taken to the dealer and they advised the contact that they would replace the hub bearings. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several months later. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they offered no assistance. the manufacturer was later contacted and they also offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 126,000. the vin was unavailable.
10/15/2011126000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the abs and traction lights illuminated and when depressing the brakes, the vehicle would exhibit a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that they would replace the brakes and a hub bearing failure. the vehicle was later taken to the dealer and they advised the contact that they would replace the hub bearings. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several months later. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they offered no assistance. the manufacturer was later contacted and they also offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 126,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/15/2011126000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that when driving approximately 50 mph the abs and traction light would illuminate and when depressing the brakes the vehicle would make a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised her that they would replace her brakes and hub bearing failure. the vehicle was later taken to the dealer and they advised her that they would replace the hub bearings. approximately a few months later the failure had recurred. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they offered no assistance. the manufacturer was later contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 126,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
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.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
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.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
02/12/201030000
 Car doesn't start on first attempt. it tries, then even after i release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, i have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. abs and traction control lights on. when i press on the brakes it feels stuck at the top and grinds and pulsates even though my brakes are good. ive had my speed sensors replaced twice , problem still ongoing. i have to push with all my weight for the brakes to break through what ever its stuck on and work, then they lock up. that's when the abs/traction control lights come on, then i know the abs is not trying to work and my brakes will stop me. ive almost crashed into things too many times.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
09/01/201090000
 2005 equinox struts went bad, making terrible thumping noise
09/01/201090000
 2005 equinox struts went bad, making terrible thumping noise
09/01/201090000
 2005 equinox struts went bad, making terrible thumping noise
09/01/201090000
 2005 equinox struts went bad, making terrible thumping noise
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
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
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
03/01/20051350001
 At aprox 135k miles, the struts went bad. i assumed this was something normal considering the mileage however the mechanic said this was highly unusual. cost to repair $600. *tr
09/25/2008688001
 2005 chevrolet equinox, mileage 68,800. growling heard coming from the rear end of the vehicle. diagnosed by repair shop as rear hub bearings going bad and they needed to be replaced before total failure which could have caused seizing or lose of wheels. no recall has apparently been issued and it isn't a known problem but local dealership said that they had 16 replacements in stock. *tr
05/05/200767751
 I took title to my 2005 equinox on dec 27, 2004. on may5, 2007, i reported a noise in the rear suspension. the dealership ordered the parts and 1.5 months latter replaced the rear differential drum & clutch pack assembly on sep 9, 2005, i reported a groaning noise in the front end to the dealership. on sep 16, 2005, the dealership replaced the front struts and both torsion bar supports. on dec 16, 2006, i reported a tapping noise from the rear right. the dealership has never been able to find the cause. on nov 13, 2006 reported that the transmission slips and lags on uphills. the dealership could fund no problem. on may 1, 2007, reported that the door chime comes on when no key is in ignition. dealership replaced ignition cylinder. on aug 16, 2007 reported the same noise from front end and dealership replaced upper strut mounts. on oct 30, 2007 reported that the groaning noise was back. the dealership replaced strut mounts and repositioned strut boot. on mar 18, 2008, reported the noise to the dealership and they replaced the leaking strut mounts. the next day, the car was making the same groaning noise in the front end. to the dealerships credit, they have been very nice about all of the repairs. *tr
02/08/200620000403/04/2005
 My wife and i bought this 2005 equinox in march of 2005. it had 9k miles on it. a few times after that it did not sound like it was going to start. when it did the whole vehicle shook, it was like starting a manual in gear. at around 12k miles the front end started shaking when the were brakes applied. took it in to be serviced in february 2006 and asked them to check brakes. they said there was no problem. they did not feel anything. contacted chevrolet and the customer service told me to take the vehicle back to the dealership and have them check the brakes again. when we did they told us the rotors were warped. this should not be happening already. still has half the life on the brakes. today we took it in to have the shocks and struts replaced. this was due to a loud noise we kept hearing. hopefully that fixed that problem. as far as the brakes and rotors, the dealership told us not to worry about having new rotors put on until the brakes were worn. it is really dangerous on the interstate when someone slows down in front of you when you're doing 50 to 65 mph and it don't feel like your going to stop. we were told this wasn't covered under warranty. something should be done about this. i am done with chevrolet. *jb
05/01/20053000305/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle restarted and was placed in drive, however it did not move. the vehicle was towed to a dealership who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. also, the vehicle shook while driving over 60 mph and when the brakes were applied. the dealership replaced the tires twice, rotated, and balanced the tires in an effort to correct the problem. the dealership also replaced the rims, wheels, and hubs, however the problem persisted. in addition, the air conditioner unit fell off the bracket which caused the engine to shut down. the vehicle was towed to the dealership. updated10/04/06. *jb
03/09/2006103/27/2005
 I have 13,000 miles on my can, and the brakes are 40% gone on the front, and 20% on the back. also poor steering and handling. front suspension makes a clunking sound. have been to dealer 3 times for these problems and am told that they are normal, that all equinoxs make the noise. *nm
12/01/2004111/05/2004
 2005 chevrolet equinox experiencing problems with the steering.*mr the vehicle is equipped with variable steering. it was the consumer's understanding that with variable steering, the steering was looser during city driving and would become tighter during highway driving. the consuemr feels that the steering was too loose, that the vehicle wandered and pulled to the left while driving. *nm
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
07/14/2004105/07/2004
 When going over bumps or turning wheel a popping noise is heard from the passeneger front wheel. took to dealer and was told that gm currently has no fix for the problem. problem steadly getting worse.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/24/201180000
 This complaint is in regards to the 2005 chevrolet equinox. this vehicle was purchased used in august 2009 with roughly 42000 miles from carmax in dulles, va. since the purchase of this vehicle, i have spent nearly 3000 dollars in repairs as it seems that parts are wearing out or malfunctioning far earlier than typical. at about the 60000 mile mark, all four rotors and brakes needed to be replaced due to the rotors being warped. i was told by the mechanic that this is not common and should not have happened at this type of mileage. cost for this repair was about $500. tires have needed to be replaced twice since the purchase of this vehicle; once around 60000 miles due to uneven wear which was likely a result of the bad rotors, and again around the 100000 mark also for uneven wear. this cost $400 on each occasion. at the 80000 mile mark a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the front end, and proceeded to get worse up to the 100000 mile mark. between those mileage marks, the front end began to feel very loose. the problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. the cost for this repair was over $1300 and was repaired on june 27, 2011. after doing a bit of research, i discovered that this is a very prominent and common problem for this year, make, and model. on top of these issues, there is also apparently a problem with the rear end as well that is also creating a knocking. also, the daytime running lights have begun to flash repeatedly and very quickly at random times as well as turning themselves on and off. the cd player also broke. i feel that this is a very unsafe and unreliable vehicle that should be investigated to determine whether this is truly due to wear and tear, or if this is a factory fault.
06/30/200951000
 I have a 2005 chevy equinox ls. i purchased the vehicle january 2009 seemed to be driving pretty good. i took it out of town and as i began to stop at the stop light the steering felt loose and the wheels moved side to side on its own. i thought it strange but kept on driving. started up the on ramp and the steering wheel had a loose like play in it. didn't think anything of it. started to excel onto the highway and as i began to reach 60 miles per hr the front end started moving loosely left to right. then i started reaching 65 miles per hr and the front bounced and wobbled as if it were going to drop. i had to go 75 miles per hr before the jiggling of the front end of the van stopped. the van drove great at 60 or less. whenever putting on the breaks there would be a crunching noise as if a pole was in the way keeping the foot break from pushing down to the floor. i would have to lightly lift my foot then push it down quickly to stop the van safely. this is very dangerous and should have been taken care of before selling the vehicle.
06/30/200951000
 I have a 2005 chevy equinox ls. i purchased the vehicle january 2009 seemed to be driving pretty good. i took it out of town and as i began to stop at the stop light the steering felt loose and the wheels moved side to side on its own. i thought it strange but kept on driving. started up the on ramp and the steering wheel had a loose like play in it. didn't think anything of it. started to excel onto the highway and as i began to reach 60 miles per hr the front end started moving loosely left to right. then i started reaching 65 miles per hr and the front bounced and wobbled as if it were going to drop. i had to go 75 miles per hr before the jiggling of the front end of the van stopped. the van drove great at 60 or less. whenever putting on the breaks there would be a crunching noise as if a pole was in the way keeping the foot break from pushing down to the floor. i would have to lightly lift my foot then push it down quickly to stop the van safely. this is very dangerous and should have been taken care of before selling the vehicle.
06/30/200951000
 I have a 2005 chevy equinox ls. i purchased the vehicle january 2009 seemed to be driving pretty good. i took it out of town and as i began to stop at the stop light the steering felt loose and the wheels moved side to side on its own. i thought it strange but kept on driving. started up the on ramp and the steering wheel had a loose like play in it. didn't think anything of it. started to excel onto the highway and as i began to reach 60 miles per hr the front end started moving loosely left to right. then i started reaching 65 miles per hr and the front bounced and wobbled as if it were going to drop. i had to go 75 miles per hr before the jiggling of the front end of the van stopped. the van drove great at 60 or less. whenever putting on the breaks there would be a crunching noise as if a pole was in the way keeping the foot break from pushing down to the floor. i would have to lightly lift my foot then push it down quickly to stop the van safely. this is very dangerous and should have been taken care of before selling the vehicle.
06/30/200951000
 I have a 2005 chevy equinox ls. i purchased the vehicle january 2009 seemed to be driving pretty good. i took it out of town and as i began to stop at the stop light the steering felt loose and the wheels moved side to side on its own. i thought it strange but kept on driving. started up the on ramp and the steering wheel had a loose like play in it. didn't think anything of it. started to excel onto the highway and as i began to reach 60 miles per hr the front end started moving loosely left to right. then i started reaching 65 miles per hr and the front bounced and wobbled as if it were going to drop. i had to go 75 miles per hr before the jiggling of the front end of the van stopped. the van drove great at 60 or less. whenever putting on the breaks there would be a crunching noise as if a pole was in the way keeping the foot break from pushing down to the floor. i would have to lightly lift my foot then push it down quickly to stop the van safely. this is very dangerous and should have been taken care of before selling the vehicle.
05/01/20091400001
 At aprox 140k miles, the sway bar links failed. loud creaking noise when turning, and going over bumps. unable to grease and therefore needed to be replaced. cost to repair $200. *tr
04/28/20081
 I have a leaking head gasket, i bought this equinox 6 months ago and its 1,200.00 to fix it at the dealer ship. i just paid 306.00 to replace the motor in the driver's side window. front end makes lots of noises. *tr
06/20/20074
 We have a 2005 chevy equinox, as my mechanic would say, is a problem child. we have experienced what most have with the odor coming from the cooling system. our biggest complaint in with the suspension, and now the abs system. it took several visits to figure out why our vehicle was making loud noises in the front end. it all started while i was driving it around a sharp corner. from that day on, which was about six months ago, till present time the car has been load. we have an excellent mechanic. the noise in the front turned out to be the strut plates. this cost us $300 per side. we thought we had solved the issues except for about a week ago a louder noise stared. it felt and sounded like the car was going to break in two. we brought it back to our mechanic. this time it was the suspension system again. i do not know what it is called. there is a rod that is from the top of the strut that goes down to the wheel. these both needs to be replaced. the vehicle is at the shop now. thank fully theses rods only cost $30 a piece. the vehicle only has 46000 on it. then we can talk about the abs system. not every time but quite frequently we would back the car up and they abs would engage. only way to fix this was through replacing the sensors on the wheels. in not knowing which sensor is bad we would have to replace all of them which would amout to at least $1200. the good news or not such good news, however you want to look at it, the abs system is engaging going forward now, on dry pavement while braking. at least the mechanics should be able to find the falty sensor now that it is happening all of the time. shame on us for not doing our research before we bought the vehicle. *tr
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
10/11/200636400101/17/2005
 2005 chevrolet equinox. in october, 2006, i was driving on city streets when i lost steering and my car felt as though a wheel was about to fall off. after towing the vehicle to my mechanic (i was 400 miles past the 36,000 warranty), i found out that the lower control arm had snapped. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
02/17/20067000108/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated there was only half an inch between the front tires and the macpherson strut supports. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection, although there was no problem. the dealership determined this is how the vehicle was manufactured; therefore, no repairs were available. the design of the coil spring mount has a razor sharp edge on the strut which could cause a serious accident. updated 03/17/06. *jb
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
07/28/20041130205/23/2004
 While driving consumer heard a knocking noise from the driver side wheel. consumer drove it to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that driver's side strut needed to be replaced due to corrosion. *ak the vehicle pulled to the left while driving. the dealer balanced the wheels. *nm
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - COIL SPRINGS
02/17/20067000108/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated there was only half an inch between the front tires and the macpherson strut supports. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection, although there was no problem. the dealership determined this is how the vehicle was manufactured; therefore, no repairs were available. the design of the coil spring mount has a razor sharp edge on the strut which could cause a serious accident. updated 03/17/06. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
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
SUSPENSION - REAR
12/20/201063000
 2005 cheverolet equinox makes a popping noise after driving and coming to a stop with foot on the brake.
12/20/201063000
 2005 cheverolet equinox makes a popping noise after driving and coming to a stop with foot on the brake.
12/20/201063000
 2005 cheverolet equinox makes a popping noise after driving and coming to a stop with foot on the brake.
12/20/201063000
 2005 cheverolet equinox makes a popping noise after driving and coming to a stop with foot on the brake.
08/31/201044635
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. while the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, she heard loud whining and grinding noises outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three different occasions for the identical failure; and the technician replaced the wheel bearings each time. the failure continued after the repairs. recently, the dealer replaced the drive shaft bearing and the driver side front upper strut mount. in addition, the lower strut insulator, sway bar link and coil spring were replaced on the vehicle. also, there was a malfunction with the air bag and engine warning light indicators. the failure mileage was 44,635. the vin was unavailable. js
08/31/201044635
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. while the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, she heard loud whining and grinding noises outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three different occasions for the identical failure; and the technician replaced the wheel bearings each time. the failure continued after the repairs. recently, the dealer replaced the drive shaft bearing and the driver side front upper strut mount. in addition, the lower strut insulator, sway bar link and coil spring were replaced on the vehicle. also, there was a malfunction with the air bag and engine warning light indicators. the failure mileage was 44,635. the vin was unavailable. js
08/31/201044635
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. while the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, she heard loud whining and grinding noises outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three different occasions for the identical failure; and the technician replaced the wheel bearings each time. the failure continued after the repairs. recently, the dealer replaced the drive shaft bearing and the driver side front upper strut mount. in addition, the lower strut insulator, sway bar link and coil spring were replaced on the vehicle. also, there was a malfunction with the air bag and engine warning light indicators. the failure mileage was 44,635. the vin was unavailable. js
08/31/201044635
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. while the contact was driving approximately 55 mph, she heard loud whining and grinding noises outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three different occasions for the identical failure; and the technician replaced the wheel bearings each time. the failure continued after the repairs. recently, the dealer replaced the drive shaft bearing and the driver side front upper strut mount. in addition, the lower strut insulator, sway bar link and coil spring were replaced on the vehicle. also, there was a malfunction with the air bag and engine warning light indicators. the failure mileage was 44,635. the vin was unavailable. js
08/06/200960000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the driver stated that while driving 35 mph the vehicle began to shake violently. she was able to pull over on the side of the road and restart the vehicle to resume normal operation. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, in which a technician concluded that the rear carrier bearing was the cause of the failure. the part is on back order until december; therefore, no repairs were made. the manufacturer was notified. the failure and current mileages were 60,000.
08/21/200635000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. when the contact depressed the brake pedal, she noticed excessive vibration and a humming noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. the dealer replaced the rear bearings and shaved the rotors. one year later, the failure recurred and she took the vehicle back to the dealer. they replaced the struts, sway bar, and the two front tires at the cost of over $1,000. the technician stated that the sway bar would have to be replaced because it was made of plastic. the contact is in the process of having the vehicle realigned. the failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 42,000.
05/01/200719400208/29/2005
 Vehicle had alignment performed by dealer at appx 10k miles. rear alignment was either not addressed or is defective causing severe tire wear resulting in tire replacement and second alignment at 19k miles. *tr
11/07/20051800010011/05/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the vehicle produced a humming noise when started. when the vehicle was purchased in 2005 it produced the same noise. however, the sales person assured the contact that the source of the noise was only the brakes. the contact stated that the longer the vehicle was driven the louder the noise became. the contact brought the vehicle back to the dealer, who stated that vehicles were subject to malfunction occasionally. also, the dealer stated that the contact would have to pay for any repairs that were needed. the contact then brought the vehicle to a different mechanic, and was informed that the rear wheel bearings were the cause of failure ,and that the entire wheel as liable to detach and cause a crash. the tires were examined and determined to be in good condition. the current mileage was 47,000, and failure mileage was 18,000. *ak
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
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
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - HANGER/BRACKET
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