26th Dec 2012, 19:44

I have had my 05 Equinox for 7 years with no problems. Blame the dealerships for poor workmanship. All companies have issues. A good service department keeps problems down.

I have driven Chevy since 1988. 7 trucks, 2 SUVs and 4 cars. A 2002 Trailblazer Ext was the only bad one.

29th May 2014, 17:21

Thank you for all the information. I own a 2005 Equinox, which I love. I do have small issues, but nothing I can't handle... yet.

I do have some questions that you might be able to help me with. Sometimes when I start my car, it makes a "clicking noise", almost like the battery is dead, but worse. When this occurs, I have to push on the gas to get it to start. Does this have to do with the vapors you talked about? I previously owned a 2006 G6, which did the same thing, but it did it more frequently. So I panicked when my Equinox did it. My Equinox doesn't do it very often, but still does it. I was told it was just the way things are. If it is, I'm good with that, but if it's a problem, I want it fixed.

My seats do stain very easily. I clean them with upholstery cleaner. I have two teenage boys, and everybody knows boys are d.i.r.t.y. And a black lab. I didn't think about seat covers, but that's a good idea.

Recently my cigar lighter has stopped working. I have three, and all three have blown a fuse at the same time. Weird, but I replaced the fuse and all is good again. I had a vacuum that I use that hooks up to the lighter; not sure if that was the cause, but replaced and we will see.

Thanks so much again.


16th Jul 2014, 19:10

What happened with the starter not disengaging? I am having the same problem too and I am not sure what the problem is.

Also, what kind of engine/drivetrain do you have?

Thanks, Sad Equinox Driver.

20th Oct 2014, 23:45

Have the same problem with mine. Mechanic said it's something to do with the signal for the fuel to be delivered to the engine. I used to turn the key off and the car would try to start. Now I just touch the gas pedal and the car starts with no hesitation. So, if it hesitates to start, touch the gas pedal.