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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,191 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 302009


  • 59,191 miles


I own a 2005 Chevy Equinox. The first week in October, I noticed my floor boards were very damp. On October 30, 2009, I got into my vehicle and found almost 2┐ of standing water in the front driver/passenger and back passenger floor boards. The floor board had been wet in the past, but never to this extent. We had several days of rainfall that accumulated over 10". as of Monday, November 2nd, my vehicle was diagnosed by a Chevrolet dealership as follows; a seam under the luggage rack that was not properly welded and is allowing any water to leak in to the D pillar of my vehicle and is collecting in bottom of the floor boards and surfacing through the carpet. This is not a ┐wear and tear┐ situation; this is a structural problem that happened on the assembly line during the manufacturing of this vehicle. My children and I have been breathing in black mold and mildew due to this defect over several months if not years. The seam needs to be welded properly and the carpet needs to be completely replaced. There is black mold visible. This is my only vehicle and means for transportation for me and my children. I drive this vehicle every day to and from work. I experience head aches every single day and fear that being in the small area of my vehicle with all of this black mold is the primary source. General Motors is refusing to take responsibility because my vehicle is a 2005 and not under warranty. This is not wear and tear, this is a structural problem from the day the car was manufactured. After much research there are hundreds if not thousands of complaints online from Equinox owners for this same problem, saturated floor boards and several inches of standing water in the spare tire compartment. General Motors needs to fix this issue and we should not be responsible for the cost. We bought this vehicle with the belief it was made with General Motors top quality and service and it is clearly a mistake on their part.

- Bridgeton, MO, USA

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