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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,697 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 042013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 120,129 miles


While driving I hear a whirring sound that varies with speed I am driving, then turns to grinding. Take to independent garage (harlow tire) they replace R front wheel bearing. At cost of aprox $379. On May 3, 2013 I hear a similar sound, thinking the left wheel bearing maybe going I take back to same shop. It turns out it is the same one they repaired R front. They repaired at no charge. Mileage at 2nd repair 121778.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 82,000 miles
My 2005 Chevy Equinox's brakes started vibrating when I would try to stop and then the ABS and tc lights would come on. Replaced front brakes, was told back brakes were okay. Still had the same problem and after awhile the brakes would vibrate even when not breaking and sometimes have trouble stopping until the ABS and tc light comes on. 1st diagnostic determined I needed a right front wheel speed sensor. Replaced it and 2 days later had the same problem. Next I was told it needed the left wheel speed sensor. Replaced it. 2 days later starting having the same problem. Then I was told it needed the right front wheel bearing. Replaced both front wheel bearings. Still have a problem only now the brakes only vibrate and lights come on hills, when turning or going at higher speeds.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 292006

Equinox 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,962 miles
: 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.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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