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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,660 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

May 162013


  • 115,000 miles


Bought a new 2005. 2 months after warranty went out the ignition messed. Have to wiggle the key to get it to turn. Two months later the heat/ac blower control switch went out. At 120,000 miles leaking lower intake manifold gasket, fixed that. 3 months later blown head gasket, found bad fuel injector while fixing that. 6 days after all that was fixed the PCM/ECM went out, still at shop as I type. Wonder what is next. I have always owned GM products, but I believe this is my last one. I have been told by two mechanics that the bearing in motor will now go bad since water got in oil twice from leaking gaskets. 3 mechanics told me this motor is known for blown head gaskets and leaking lowing intake manifold gaskets. Online there is talk of a recall on the PCM/ECM but dealership says no recall.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 212010

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 64,320 miles
My car A/C blows hot air unless I am travelling long distances down the road, heat sometimes does not work in the winter and I have to pull off the road, turn the vehicle off and then back on to get heater to work. Also while cranking the car it doesn't want to turn over at times unless I stomp on the gas pedal. This happens around twice a week. Freon is ok in my car and nobody can find the problem for A/C or the reason it sometimes won't turn over without giving it gas first. Its highly unsafe to have an air temp door not work properly as it won't defrost during the winter and won't blow cold during the summer.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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