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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,003 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 292008

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Several incidents with vehicle from 6/08-current - check engine lights and several repairs including transmission replacement and currently awaiting parts for a new problem. Car 24 months old, purchase new and has had several issues and has been towed 4 times for breakdowns. Have 2 small children under 5yrs and terrified to drive with issues. Have copies of all dealership paperwork, repairs. Repairs include, not limited to transmission replaced, heater/cooler system leak, lighting/dash replaced, tire pressure sensor replaced but currently broke, currently awaiting parts for timing chain replacement approx cost $5000 repair, leather cracking, windshield wiper rear not working, carpeting coming out in need of repair, front headlight leak and foggy in need of repair. This car is constantly in the shop, getting nowhere with General Motors. Have been stranded on side of highway with children when broke down. Dangerous now knowing what will happen next.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 022008


  • 10 miles
2008 sport Equinox nothing but problems since I drove it off the lot 2 years ago with only 6 miles. 2008 Chevy Equinox sports & the transmission want at 40,000ish miles while I was driving in a snow storm. Took the dealer one month to repair because they couldn't get the parts. Also had the steering repaired 4 times, colar repaired. The old dealer did not believe me and the noise was there again & again. It turned out to be the was a grinding noise which should like my ABS, but it was the steering rack and a loud squealing in the steering wheel. I found a nice dealer who finally believed me and fixed it last week even though it was out of warranty with the new dealer & GM's help. Just makes me nervous what else is in store for me since the truck is now out of warranty. There was other issues too, like the co sensor, computer and brake is front heavy. The truck should have been recalled, makes you wonder while this model was only made for 1 year. But since I am a women I do not know what I am talking about! tried to take in, lol, not worth anything and do not have the money to start over.

- Clarksburg, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 052010


  • 32,000 miles
I have a 2008 Chevy Equinox sports and the transmission went out without any notice I was driving and stop the truck for on coming traffic and when it was clear to go the truck would not move and also I had the steering collar repaired and the noise is back again those two things need to looked at and evaluated because that is dangerous their is a grinding noise in the steering wheel and its back again.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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