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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,077 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 072010


  • 84,000 miles


Have a 2005 Chevy Equinox. Having issue with starting the vehicle. Will start ok some times and others its a bear to start. Have had to press on gas peddle to get started. I have taken back to a couple of garages and have had injectors cleaned and a complete tune up on the vehicle. And still having the same issues with trying to start it up.

- Centerville, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 052009


  • 60,232 miles
I had my 2005 Chevy Equinox for 2 weeks. It starting having starting problems, when idling, sounded like it wanted to shut off. Took it to a GM dealer. Turns out the egr needed to be replaced and PCM needed reprogrammed. Exactly fits NHTSA item number : 10017551 however, my vehicle doesn't fit in the range that GM decided was faulty. I do believe the range is larger than GM has actually listed.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • 60,000 miles
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 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 to possibly correct it with a fuel system cleaner, or pay $700 to replace fuel filter. Such great options. My family has worked for General Motors for years, it's a shame.

- Owosso, MI, USA

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