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Chicago, IL

#143 Feb 19, 2014
I have a 2005 Equinx and just had the wiring replaced in my tail lights and the lamp on one side of the tail light because it was completely burned out. Now the brake lights work when you step on the brakes but the tail lights no longer work. Has anyone else had this problem? Please help will get pulled over driving with no tail lights. All wiring and fuses were checked and checked out ok.

Debary, FL

#144 Mar 17, 2014
BrianB wrote:
Help!!! I have an 07 equinox and the radio doesn't shut off when the car is off and the door is open. Right before this started happening, the remote wouldnt work for the drivers side door. I had to replace a battery that went bad because of this. If anyone knows what this may be to save me a 150 diagnostic fee, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!!
What is causing the radio to stay on?? My '07 Equinox just started doing this.

United States

#145 Jun 17, 2014
I have had my AMERICAN made Toyota for over 5 years and it runs amazingly. My husband just got a 2005 equinox 2 days ago and already we are having problems. I wish we had got another Toyota because it seems like a much more reliable car.

Oxford, CT

#146 Jan 31, 2015
Johnny wrote:
I have a 2006 Equinox and yesterday I had to get it towed to the dealership because I couldn't get it started. When I put the key in the ignition the key wouldn't turn, it was like it locked me out. Anyone else have this problem?
We have a 2005 Equinox. Every few years we have a similar problem, when we put the key in the ignition it won't turn at all. If you keep turning the key in the ignition like you are trying to start it, ultimately the key should turn. We found out that we just needed new keys cut for the ignition. So now every 2 years we get a new key cut for the ignition, at the dealership, and the problem is solved.

Detroit, MI

#147 Feb 19, 2015
I purchased a 2011 chevy equinox and my dash lights keep flicking on and off and when i turn the car off at times it wont start again and the key gets stuck in the ignition. To get it to start ive had to move the wires connected to the battery and eventually it starts what is wrong with it???

Tulsa, OK

#148 Feb 27, 2015
2005 Equinox power steering went out this morning. I've read about the mega fuse that is usually the culprit on the 2007-2009 models. However, there isn't an 80 amp fuse, or at least one that I can see near the engine fuse box. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Mission Viejo, CA

#149 Sep 15, 2015
What did they end up saying that was wrong with it?
mssmurf wrote:
I just purchased a 2007 Equinox (2/17/07) and had no problems for the first 4 days. Then yesterday, the turn signals wouldn't work and the windshield washer also wouldn't work. I took it immediately to the dealer and while they were checking it out, everything started working. They also discovered that the high beams and emergency flasher also wouldn't work. When I left work in the afternoon, the same thing happened so I was on my way to the dealership and they started working again. Same scenario this morning, except in addition to all of the above, the radio stays on even when the car is shut off and I open the door (it should shut off automatically when the door is opened). So it is back at the dealership this morning. Luckily for me my sister-in-law is the General Manager at the dealership so I have confidence that I will get good service.

Lebanon, MO

#150 Sep 29, 2015
When I turn on right turn signal headlights go out what wrong anyone know

Bronx, NY

#151 Oct 24, 2015
katfreeman wrote:
I wish mine would catch fire! I've owned my 2007 Equinox for a year and a half and had issues with spark plugs, coil, wires; carpet, door leaks, crummy upholstery; brakes, rotors rusting, eating through tires; windows popping out of track with no mechanical issues. And the latest. While attempting to fix the window (regulator isn't broken but window doesn't function properly) I left my keys in the car. Batter died so we attempted to jump it off. Placed cables near fuse box. Killed 80 watt fuse. At first, just the power steering went out. The next time we tried to move the car into the garage it would not accelerate. We replaced 80 watt mega fuse, which fixed the power steering issue, but the car will not go more than a few feet even when floored. Seems like transmission, but what are the chances of it going out while parked in the drive-way for a day while waiting on fuse replacement to come in???
Can I ask if you ever found out where the door was leaking? My carpets are totally saturated and as a day or so after I get them dry they are soaked again. I can't figure out where the leak is coming from. Today my power steering went and the service stabilitrak light came on. I went to Autozone and got a C0899 code.... I'm so sick of this car!

Grand Rapids, MI

#152 Feb 5, 2016
I have tried to leave my 2011 Equinox running with the dog in the AC and locking doors with the 2nd remote. Nothing will allow the doors to be locked with the engine running. This past January I put groceries in the passenger side, after unlocking all doors with the remote. I reached across, started the car and when I went around to the driver's side all the doors were locked. What a keys, no purse, no phone!

The dealership wants me to bring it in to try and "recreate" the incident. GM can't answer and said to go to the dealership.

All I want to know is: Can the doors of an Equinox be locked with the key in the ignition?

What if a child were in the car on a 80 degree day?

Garden City, MI

#153 Feb 15, 2016
I have a 05 Equinox my key will not turn at all and my steering wheel is not locked. Please help!!!

Kingston, PA

#154 Mar 26, 2016
Just bought a 2016 Equinox and within three days of owning it, my key wouldn't turn. This is my third Chevy to do this. After pulling on the steering wheel a few times, it finally unlocked.

United States

#155 Apr 17, 2016
I have a 2006 Equinox and all of a sudden while making a sure I lost power steering then my car started dinging at me. None of the gauges work. Please help this is my only vehicle to get my kids to and from school and doctor appointments.

Toledo, OH

#156 Jan 9, 2017
I have owned a 2005 Equinox since May of 2004 - biggest piece of crap that I have ever owned.
I have replaced the following items in the 75K miles I have owned it: AC Compressor, head gaskets, thermostat, spark plugs and wires, both front door harnesses, 3 window motors, both rear trailing arms, both rear coil springs, both front struts, both front control arms, front sway arm end links (twice!) rear sway bar links, serpentine belt (have to unbolt the engine mounts in order to do that), headlight bulbs (5 times already!), it eats tires and front brakes & rotors like crazy (5 times for both), when the battery died, it ruined the 6 disc CD player, the rear carrier bearing seized up, the rear hatch struts failed, had to clean the throttle body 3 times so far, the coolant overflow canister was replaced twice, the front door checks were replaced twice, water pump replaced, thermostat, the coolant had to be flushed FOUR TIMES, I finally gave up on Dexcool and put the green stuff in, the ignition switch is slowly chewing up the ignition keys, the roof rack can no longer be adjusted fore and aft, water leaks into the headlights every time it rains, the steering shudders every time you have to turn it sharply, the delay on the wipers is extremely annoying & is practically in-adjustable, the rearward view is non-existent, the horn is practically inaudible to anyone outside of the vehicle, the seats had to be covered because they stain too easily and cannot possibly be cleaned, the steering column will need repaired soon, all of the coolant hoses were replaced TWICE, the $500.00 rear view mirror broke and cannot be repaired (only replaced), the transmission has five forward gears but can never seem to find the right gear to climb a steep hill, and I'm sure I've missed several other things. If I keep this car much longer, I imagine that every major part on it will be replaced.
Oh, and by the way, appears to have been removed from the internet. It was a GM sponsored website designed to promote the vehicle, but turned into a complaint forum in the end because of the numerous problems the vehicle has had that GM isn't interested (or even capable) of addressing.
Because of this vehicle, I will never EVER purchase a GM vehicle again.
JUNK, JUNK, JUNK, JUNK !!!!!!!!!!
I haven't been as unlucky yet as you but pretty close. This vehicle is by far the biggest POS I've ever owned!!! Anyone who bought one of these should be compensated. It's horrible. I don't understand how GM has gotten away scott free! It's criminal.

Dover, DE

#157 Jul 15, 2017
I have a 2012 Equinox, all of a sudden it acts like it does not want to start ( dead battery clicking noise ) then gives power steering service indicator on dash. I have the 2.4 L. It will start eventually but pain in the butt. It has not been used to "jump" any other vehichels. No issues with the steering. Help please..single mom with no warranty coverage for this issue that seems SO common with the Equinox. 84,000 miles & used daily.

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