2005 chevy equinox problems
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Irene

United States

#1 Feb 18, 2010
A few months back I noticed that My driver side door wasnt turning on the cabin light or turning off the radio(the other doors do). Then recently my drivers side window isnt working either. Took it several repair shops and noone seems to know what to do. They have checked the motor,fuses,switch panel and everything is okay. Can someone please help!!! And does anyone else has problems with water in the headlights? Dealer wants to charge $800 to replace and reseal the headlights!!!
Kristy Hayes Stockton Ca

Raleigh, NC

#2 Jan 14, 2011
Hi Irene, Are we driving the same car?? My 2005 equinox has been nothing but trouble. I was in Sacramento 55 miles from my home, my key would not open my drivers door, On-star could not open it, I had to have my car towed to a local dealer. They said I must have had someone work on my car and they fried my wires. This was a new car less then 20,000 miles on it. They did not honor the waranty. Since then the sun visor of the drivers side has fallen off three times, the electric fuel pump is going out, the power outlets wont work unless I have a box full of fuses at my dispossal, the heater/fan speed control switch is all or nothing, and now the motor has died...water coming out the tailpipe, runs rough eats gas and water as if its a sponge or its full of holes..how can Chevy advertise this vehicle it is an embarrasment to the auto industry.
Kristy Hayes Stockton Ca

Raleigh, NC

#3 Jan 14, 2011
This is not the first chevy I have bought. I owned a lemon trail blazor, now I have the pleasure of driving and fixing another POS chevy equinox that I bought brand new with an extended warranty that did me no good. Everything fell off this vehicle on star upgraded their system 2 years after I bought it so now its $200 out of my pocket not under warranty to fix it, the visors wont stay on, the switches and everything electrical malfunction regularly, (I think my car is possesed) I will never own another Chevy and encurage all to shop around before you do the same mistake I made buying a chevy product. The only chevy I owned that was a great car, was my first car a 91 GEO storm which I bought at a chevy daler and it was an Isuzu..go figure
marcelo

Ridgewood, NJ

#4 Apr 1, 2011
Irene wrote:
A few months back I noticed that My driver side door wasnt turning on the cabin light or turning off the radio(the other doors do). Then recently my drivers side window isnt working either. Took it several repair shops and noone seems to know what to do. They have checked the motor,fuses,switch panel and everything is okay. Can someone please help!!! And does anyone else has problems with water in the headlights? Dealer wants to charge $800 to replace and reseal the headlights!!!
motor shaft is rusted take motor out and spray with rust inhibuter should work
mark engelbert

Edmonton, Canada

#5 Jun 3, 2011
our new equinox has less than 6000 km,s and the main motor seal has already blown and is in the shop for 7 days, they have loaned us a new equinox in the meantime.
Catrice

Kansas City, MO

#6 Jul 5, 2011
The guy that repaired my windshield tested it by pouring water on the windshield from outside. And then poured water on the inside on my dashboard. Minutes later my car hesitated to drive forward and the lights on the dash came on, The dealership that same day claimed the guy wasnt liable for this outcome. My truck never acted like this before. I have a 2005 Equinox
Kevin

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 29, 2011
I have 2005 chevy equinox. I opened the passenger rear door to get something out and went to shut it close and it won't latch to stay closed
dra

United States

#8 Nov 11, 2011
heater blower motor want work
Sam

Richmond, Canada

#9 Dec 5, 2011
Irene wrote:
A few months back I noticed that My driver side door wasnt turning on the cabin light or turning off the radio(the other doors do). Then recently my drivers side window isnt working either. Took it several repair shops and noone seems to know what to do. They have checked the motor,fuses,switch panel and everything is okay. Can someone please help!!! And does anyone else has problems with water in the headlights? Dealer wants to charge $800 to replace and reseal the headlights!!!
Remove headlights,drain out water,air dry them out,then drill two holes at the bottom of each headlight,but do not go through the inside of the headlight,the bottom is double layered,just go through the first layer,this will drain excess water and prevent future water buildup.
Regg

United States

#10 Jun 2, 2012
My 2005 Equinox wipers quit. Next day they started then quit again. Checked all fuses, relays, all normal.Wipers or anything connected to the wiper control will not work. We live in a remote area of Alaska and no chevy dealer. Any ideas?
jesse

Lexington, NC

#11 Jun 13, 2012
Irene wrote:
A few months back I noticed that My driver side door wasnt turning on the cabin light or turning off the radio(the other doors do). Then recently my drivers side window isnt working either. Took it several repair shops and noone seems to know what to do. They have checked the motor,fuses,switch panel and everything is okay. Can someone please help!!! And does anyone else has problems with water in the headlights? Dealer wants to charge $800 to replace and reseal the headlights!!!
my 06 equinox is suffering from the same electrical problems. Does anyone know what may cause this?
EQUINOXES ARE JUNK

Belle Vernon, PA

#12 Sep 28, 2012
The wiring harness that powers all of the items in the door (window motor, power mirror, ect) fails because of poor design. The wires break because the wire is too thin and the bend is too tight when the door is closed. The harness cost $200.00, is a nightmare to replace, and the labor is around $150.00 to get the job done professionally.
equinox owner

Elgin, IL

#13 Oct 6, 2012
Kevin wrote:
I have 2005 chevy equinox. I opened the passenger rear door to get something out and went to shut it close and it won't latch to stay closed
My problem was with the rear hatch. Took it to dealer at least 4 or 5 times to get it fixed, finally called chevrolet 800# for consumer complaints. They called the dealer and the dealer ended up replacing the entire rear hatch - and they did it quickly and loaned me a rental car. I'm usually not a "squeaky wheel" but after so many trips, I finally had enough. This was at no charge. Still had extended warranty and low miles. It might help you to call the *00# in your owners manual.
adela cantu SELMA CA

Los Banos, CA

#14 Oct 21, 2012
MY PROBLEM IS MY EQUINOX 2005 IS WON'T START IT TAKES THREE TURNS OF THE KEY AND GIVE IT GAS
MommaBear

United States

#15 Nov 5, 2012
adela cantu SELMA CA wrote:
MY PROBLEM IS MY EQUINOX 2005 IS WON'T START IT TAKES THREE TURNS OF THE KEY AND GIVE IT GAS
I had the same thing on my 2005 Equinox.$1000 dollar later at the dealership, this no longer happens. They could not tell me the cause but mysteriously it is fixed for $1000.
eqinox owner21

United States

#16 Nov 8, 2012
I turned my key all the way back. My windows ar down and my equinox will not start or do anything. Help
John

Toronto, Canada

#17 Feb 1, 2013
Kevin wrote:
I have 2005 chevy equinox. I opened the passenger rear door to get something out and went to shut it close and it won't latch to stay closed
Put a blow dryer on the lock which is half way down the door edge. Leave it there for 30 seconds on the hottest function. It will work no problem
ELIZ JACKS

Kingston, NY

#18 Mar 25, 2013
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY HEADLIGHTS. WATER IS IN BOTH OF THEM. I WONDER IF THERE WAS SOME KIND OF RECALL THE I MISSED ALONG THE WAY. I MET SOMEONE OVER THE WEEKEND THAT HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. ALSO MY CAR SOUNDS LIKE IT IS NOT SHIFTING PROPERLY. ENGINE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS STUCK. ANY SUGGESTIONS? MAYBE WE SHOULD FILE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUITE.

A few months back I noticed that My driver side door wasnt turning on the cabin light or turning off the radio(the other doors do). Then recently my drivers side window isnt working either. Took it several repair shops and noone seems to know what to do. They have checked the motor,fuses,switch panel and everything is okay. Can someone please help!!! And does anyone else has problems with water in the headlights? Dealer wants to charge $800 to replace and reseal the headlights!!!
cristal

Garden City, MI

#19 May 13, 2013
HELP! I have an 05 Equinox and when I. Turn the key nothing happens doesn't click or even try to turn over...all the lights work, raido turns on, door chime works had it towed dealer said it was fixed. Next day went to start it in the morning and samething happens had it towed AGAIN! Now they replaced the camshaft sensor ran great over the weekend Monday after work same thing won't crank or turn over at all but everything else works.
Patrick

Loganville, GA

#20 May 22, 2013
have a 2006 no serious problums the hard engine starting problum i had was fixed in 5 min and a 5 dollar can of throttle body cleaner the dealer charges alot.

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