11th Jul 2011, 02:26
Same here on my 2004 Chevy Epica. This car is a total headache. Today I have no headlights (both); how can both bulbs blow out at the same time?
This is only a minor problem, but I have numerous complaints about this car. OMG.
21st Sep 2011, 13:58
I've had almost all the same problems/fixes as you've indicated. My trunk problem just happened to my car as well.
I had opened it - and was driving down the highway and the light was on, so I pulled over, popped my trunk and closed it again.
The next day the light remained on, so I played around, but could not get the trunk to pop with the button on my key or on my door panel. It DID however work when I put the key into the trunk. I closed it, thinking I had something jammed in there and started the car. The light was still on!
I opened the trunk again and removed the light bulb/casing from the trunk. Guess what, the light went away (on dash) and my trunk now opens correctly when I use the button on the door or on the key.
However, I've now lost the 'chirp' my car makes when I lock it or open the trunk.
4th May 2013, 04:20
Dear all, when I bought this car I was thinking I was alone facing all the problems with the car, but as the time passed, I found so many others crying for the same reasons.
I drive 20 km hardly and the engine starts switching off. The engine light is always on. What a miserable time with the car. I will always avoid buying another one.
28th Mar 2015, 14:55
I have a 2004 Epica. Please don't buy one. I have decided not to put any more money in it. It cuts off at low RPM. The transmission seems to have problems. I just keep driving it. When it stops totally I will buy another. I am being very careful now. I am the only one who can drive it. It would kill anyone else. I drive with one foot on the gas and one on the brake. What a mistake. Please don't do the same.
20th Sep 2015, 23:06
If you have an Epica and it is causing problems that the dealership says may be TCM or ECM control related issues, have a mechanic clean up the ground wires, which are not protected from the elements. After having mine cleaned up, the car runs perfectly again. It cost two hundred dollars instead of thousands the dealership quoted, and they wouldn't give a guarantee that the problem would go away.
13th Nov 2015, 02:20
I have a very dangerous problem with that crappy car. It shuts off suddenly while driving or braking on the red lights, I have to brake and accelerate at the same time to keep it on. When it shut off, the steering becomes very hard to pull the car over. I've brought it to many shops and none understood the problem, and the check engine light has been on for one year now. It's a real piece of garbage, I don't invest any dollars to fix it, I will drive it until the car will die completely or the engine will blow up, then I will burn it and send it to GM as a new year's gift.
23rd May 2017, 01:53
Hi, almost got killed in mine when I lost a passenger side ball joint.
Advise sell, sell, sell or donate to Kars for Kids.
24th Jul 2018, 16:08
re: original poster's comment: cost $200 at the mechanics to read the code for the check engine light.
I highly suggest getting an OBD-2 reader. It costs $30-$50 and can scan and read any codes your vehicle happens to throw. Mine even came with a booklet stating what each code means.
It helped me a lot with my 1999 Civic, 212k.