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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,800 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012010

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


I purchase this vehicle in 2005 and the rear defog has stopped working. I checked the fuse and relay for this circuit and everything looks fine. There seems no short in the defog wire. It seems to be a HVAC module issue.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 092009


  • miles
Hopefully I can find a solution to the problem with my wife's 2005 Equinox. I believe this is a know problem with water leaking around the luggage rack all equinoxes, the spare tire area fills up with water and runs over the floorboard when you hit the brakes I have contacted various people with no results. Except that it's my problem and will cost $800 to repair. This summer I noticed that the interior windows on my wife's car were fogging up the carpet in the back seat was wet. I thought my daughter left the windows down, then one day my daughter hit the brakes hard one day and 5 gallons of water rolled from the back seat to the firewall. When they got home I removed the trunk area covers and found 2 to 3 gallons of water in the spare tire well.removed the water and air dried the carpet. Now every time it rains the area fills up and I remove it, this has been a wet year. Reported the problem to the priority Chevy dealer on military highway and various emails to GM /Chevy customer service online, talked to wayne in the service department and billy boyle in the body shop at priority Chevy. They both told me they never heard of a problem with leaking into the spare tire area on 2005 Equinox. Wayne said they don┐T do water repairs and referred me to walt's waterworks in chesapeake for the repairs, when I called them they said they are booked 2 weeks out and that they had two equinoxes in the shop for the same issue, the main reason for going to priority Chevy, they performed a repair to the car last year after a collision my wife was in. They repaired the rear bumper area and didn┐T inform me of any water problems then. My wife took the car to billy on the 22 Dec 09 at 1600 to let him look at it the area, I reported this to Chevy customer service, I worked with carlos ( 1-800-222-1020, / 866-962-2868, service request # 71-787470750) there until he passed it up to his regional manager who called me on christmas eve to tell me that.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012008


  • 90,000 miles
2005 Chevy Equinox - the heater/front defogger stopped working due to GM blend door or heater actuator valve failure issue. Due to this failure it is impossible to drive the car on cold mornings or evening, due to the poor visibility created by the inability to defog the front windshield. Fortunately we live in houston, tx, so the car is only dangerous to drive three months out of the year. In the research I have done on the web, there are hundreds, likely thousands of these cars with the exact same issue. Also, I noticed that GM has recalled the 2010 version of the same car for an issue with the same result, poor visibility due to the failing defogger.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 142006


  • miles
The post on windshield are to big. Creates blind spots when going around curves or pulling out into traffic at certain angles.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 172007


  • miles
The passenger side window 'imploded' in Sept. '07 on my 2005 Chevy Equinox for no apparent reason. The glass was repaired ( through car ins.) and they mentioned (glass doctor) that they've had a lot of glass repairs for Equinox. The repairman mentioned that the 'cable' for the window was loose & that the window would no longer go up or down. I had the windshield replaced a few months prior (defect, also-no visible damage) have been checking on 'recalls' for this, but have not found any...just complaints. Won't drive it unless I have to for fear of exploding glass. My insurance co. Suggested I file a complaint with the dealership, but it was purchased in la & I am now in ga.

- Buford, GA, USA

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