2011 Equinox engine ticking
Abbey gal

Abbotsford, Canada

#1 May 29, 2012
Just bought this car last week. Ran fine for three days then heard a continuous ticking somewhere in the engine. I think closer to the front of the motor. I've heard about noises at start up but this ticking is all the time when the car is idling. Kind of annoying when the thing has only 300 miles on it.
Matt

Durham, NC

#2 May 30, 2012
I certainly understand your concern with this issue. Aside from the dealer where you purchased the vehicle, GM Customer Car may be able to assist you. Their phone is 800-263-3777. I hope this is resolved quickly for you.

Matt of GM Customer Service
Dale

Wilson, NY

#3 Jun 6, 2012
Abbey gal wrote:
Just bought this car last week. Ran fine for three days then heard a continuous ticking somewhere in the engine. I think closer to the front of the motor. I've heard about noises at start up but this ticking is all the time when the car is idling. Kind of annoying when the thing has only 300 miles on it.
I just got my 2011 Equinox out of the shop for the reason you posted!
I took it in for a oil change at 27,000 miles. Have heard a ticking since new but was getting louder. They replaced 2 chains, tensioners and water pump under warranty. Service adviser said it was a known problem. BUT unless you don't complain they don't fix! THAT SUCKS!
ANYWAY GO BACK TO YOUR DEALER AND RAISE CAIN!!!
GOOD LUCK!!
Beth

Verona, PA

#4 Apr 15, 2014
I to have had the same problem. I have had it in the shop 4 times now. Had gaskets changed pistons changed all kinds of stuff done. Called gm they wont even switch you into a safer vehicle. They called the dealer nothing was done. almost a week after the engine is repaired its jerking again. I would highly advise against buying a gm vehicle. To many issues and noone seems to help. I wish you the best of luck but all they care is putting bandaids over big problems. I hope noone gets in accidents over this. My 2011 equinox even lost power only going 10 mph on a busy road I almost got rearended. Gm said we understand your concern but unfortunately the dealer isnt willing to work with us. Um hellooooo isn't the name sake and customer service supposed to be what GM stood for? Unfortunately I guess not. Go with a Ford they run better and Ford and Toyota will trade you out if the problem cant be fixed. Now that's safety and customer service!!!!!
Khaled

Egypt

#5 Jul 26, 2016
Abbey gal wrote:
Just bought this car last week. Ran fine for three days then heard a continuous ticking somewhere in the engine. I think closer to the front of the motor. I've heard about noises at start up but this ticking is all the time when the car is idling. Kind of annoying when the thing has only 300 miles on it.
http://www.news.brettbutler.com
Khaled

Egypt

#6 Jul 26, 2016

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chevrolet Equinox Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Chevy Equinox - PCM Root of Problems (May '08) Aug 23 rob 154
shuts off wwhen driving (Mar '11) Aug 20 JackS 11
2007 Equinox ignition key not releasing like it... (Aug '10) Aug 16 frank2010 123
2005 chevy equinox problems (Feb '10) Aug 12 kennybake 71
Equinox Central.com --- Owners have posted lot... (Oct '06) Aug 6 Cin 556
Equinox air conditioner (Apr '08) Aug 4 Bruisermon 291
Headlight on my equinox (Nov '13) Aug 2 Honeybear 3
More from around the web