2011 Equinox LTZ hard shifting

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Bob Butterworth

Cave Creek, AZ

#1 Oct 2, 2012
I own a 2011 LTZ, 4 cyl. I have experienced hard shifting, usually between 15-20mph.

This happens most often when after having slowed, speed is around 15mph, throttle is applied. The shift is hard enough to be felt in the car. Being warranty aware, I mention it to my local dealer when I go in for service. Testing, diagnostic and/or road, reveals nothing. Anyone else?
Matt

United States

#2 Oct 3, 2012
I apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Please keep us informed if the dealer is unable to resolve the issue with your Equinox. You can send an e-mail to socialmedia@yahoo.com. Please include the VIN#, your contact information, the dealership, and address it to me. I hope this is resolved quickly for you.

Matt,

GM Customer Assistance
Kelly

AOL

#3 May 2, 2013
Bob Butterworth wrote:
I own a 2011 LTZ, 4 cyl. I have experienced hard shifting, usually between 15-20mph.
This happens most often when after having slowed, speed is around 15mph, throttle is applied. The shift is hard enough to be felt in the car. Being warranty aware, I mention it to my local dealer when I go in for service. Testing, diagnostic and/or road, reveals nothing. Anyone else?
I have a 2012 and have had many problems that can't be duplicated when taken to dealers. I am on the fifth visit to dealer. when pulling into middle lane to enter traffic when reappling accelerating rpms raise very high engine reves up and does not shift into next gear, also when entering freeway same problem or it bogs down and does not want to go. also my main screen has gone blank from tim to time. each time I have been talked to like i am dumb and been given a different reason to why this is happening from a four cyl. is not made to do that to I am confussing the computer. Now the last time i took it in on march ist 2013 I was told they could put on a data reader to read what it is doing at all times, hears the best part, They can not get the coputer to downlad inf for datd reader for my year car and now it has bee nover a month and still unable to make it work. when i called back i asked ifthe other dealers would have it they said i would have to go throught the samething, "visit four times with nothing duplicated for them to try. I thought chevy dealers would work together to please the customer" not true
Kelly

AOL

#4 May 2, 2013
have a 2012 and have had many problems that can't be duplicated when taken to dealers. I am on the fifth visit to dealer. when pulling into middle lane to enter traffic when reappling accelerating rpms raise very high engine reves up and does not shift into next gear, also when entering freeway same problem or it bogs down and does not want to go. also my main screen has gone blank from tim to time. each time I have been talked to like i am dumb and been given a different reason to why this is happening from a four cyl. is not made to do that to I am confussing the computer. Now the last time i took it in on march ist 2013 I was told they could put on a data reader to read what it is doing at all times, hears the best part, They can not get the coputer to downlad inf for datd reader for my year car and now it has bee nover a month and still unable to make it work. when i called back i asked ifthe other dealers would have it they said i would have to go throught the samething, "visit four times with nothing duplicated for them to try. I thought chevy dealers would work together to please the customer" not true
Ms T

Loganville, GA

#6 Feb 23, 2014
I've expirenced the same issues with my 2013 Equinox. It now have 9000 miles and when I press the accelerator the rpm increase but the car does not move no more the 15 mph. Sound like it stuck in first gear. After waiting for an hour go back and start it again, it drives perfectly. I called Onstar for diagnostic check, and results were everything's good. Im confused but will be taking to dealership,

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