2010 equinox bad ecm & recent recall ...

2010 equinox bad ecm & recent recall item

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rrw

New Windsor, NY

#1 Feb 9, 2010
Just brought our 2010 Equinox (that has only 2000 miles on it) in for service due to check engine light coming on steady every few days and dashboard lights going dim and then bright intermittently. Turns out that the ECM (Electronic Control Module) is bad and must be replaced. Since this is the 1st reported incident of a bad ECM on the 2010 Equinox,GM will investigate to see if this is an isolated incident or the sign of problems to come for the new Equinox. Also had a recall item 09V4890000 Visibility defroster/defogger problem repaired while there.The computer module in the center instrument panel had to be replaced.The bulletin says 59031 vehicles were affected by this so just want to make all you new 2010 Equinox owners awara
jjr

Allentown, PA

#2 Jan 12, 2011
I have a 2010 Equinox that has been in the shop for 3 weeks after having severe deceleration problems at highway speeds and check engine light coming on. Funny, they didn't have any idea how to fix, even after checking with the Detroit engineer, but called just today and said they were going to try and replace the ECM. We are going to pick the car up on Friday. Hope it solves the problem as it only has 5200 miles although we will most likely trade in the vehicle for another make/model anyway.
Owatonna Mn

Perry, IA

#3 Apr 27, 2013
2010 Equinox Timing Chain stretched at 2,000 miles, Know issue for prior 3 model years, Chevrolet did nothing to resolve the issue, or recall affected units. Repaired under warranty, gas mileage dropped from 34-37 to 30-33. purchased a new Nissen. I don't understand why GM Management drove me to purchase an import It is time export GM Management to overseas so I can buy American again.
Gina Detroit MI

Arlington, TN

#4 Feb 8, 2014
My 2010 Equinox has been in the shop 6 times since I purchased it with engine problems. Now my engine light is on and my vehicle is jerking. I think it is my transmission. To add insult to injury the other problems I have are the clock is 5 hours behind. The light on the dash board goes dim and then bright. I am vey disappointed as this is my 3rd GM vehicle. I will put my nox in the shop on Monday. However, I'm extremely nervous abut this transmission issue.
cruddy

Rockford, IL

#5 Sep 8, 2015
My display panel on my 2010 equinox had went out. Trying to find out what oaf causing it is a problem. We don't know how fatty we are going or how much fuel we have. Can anyone tell me what to do. We have checked fuses but all good. .
RICKS

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 10, 2015
Gina Detroit MI wrote:
My 2010 Equinox has been in the shop 6 times since I purchased it with engine problems. Now my engine light is on and my vehicle is jerking. I think it is my transmission. To add insult to injury the other problems I have are the clock is 5 hours behind. The light on the dash board goes dim and then bright. I am vey disappointed as this is my 3rd GM vehicle. I will put my nox in the shop on Monday. However, I'm extremely nervous abut this transmission issue.
my Equinox does the same ck engine light dash board knocking noise... they are saying Iam driving the car rough and not keeping with the maintenance? never again buy an Equinox!! stay away.. Oh MPG is false too! 32MPG more like 23 MPG!!!

Since: May 13

Citrus Heights, CA

#7 Oct 4, 2015
Gina Detroit MI wrote:
My 2010 Equinox has been in the shop 6 times since I purchased it with engine problems. Now my engine light is on and my vehicle is jerking. I think it is my transmission. To add insult to injury the other problems I have are the clock is 5 hours behind. The light on the dash board goes dim and then bright. I am vey disappointed as this is my 3rd GM vehicle. I will put my nox in the shop on Monday. However, I'm extremely nervous abut this transmission issue.
have they told you your tranny is stil learning how u drive?l
Doreen

Saugus, MA

#8 Feb 20, 2016
My car has been a nightmare, I keep taking it back to Pride and Liberty, they dont know whats wrong, a friend told me electronic module, I have had more problems with this car, 2010 Equinox
Jps

Pagosa Springs, CO

#9 Apr 9, 2016
I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox does the same thing when you're driving down the highway at 60 miles an hour all the sudden it just drops down to 20 miles an hour traction control light comes on check engine light comes on have to pull off to the side road just to restart the vehicle doesn't ever die just need to restart it to get it to reset so I can get back on my way this is very dangerous really think Chevy should do something about this issue because it's not the first one that's been out there that I've been reading
nomorechevy

Ashland, VA

#10 Jun 18, 2016
I bought a 2010 Equinox 2/16 with 100,000 miles on it. That did not scare me as my jeep has 267,000 miles & still going..no major problems other than a radiator. Back to the Chevy...I hate this car. 4 months later I have a $2000.00 repair bill for the timing chain. Car started off great. 4 months later, it would jerk like it wanted to cutoff, engine would rattle, high rpms, excessive oil consumption, decreased fuel economy. Well, it shut off while driving...scary and highly dangerous. The engine light did not come on until 2 days after when I was going to take it to the shop. Please stay far away from this car. Pretty to look at but that's all you will do with it.
Shelley

Sugar Land, TX

#12 Sep 8, 2016
I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox it had a rattling sound first off, then the stall when driving and also check engine on and off periodically. It all of a sudden ran extremely hot one night out of no where. We pulled over and a drunk driver hit us from behind and total ed it RIP 8-15-2016 2011 chevy equinox. Im glad we made it!
H Carson

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Oct 7, 2016
cruddy wrote:
My display panel on my 2010 equinox had went out. Trying to find out what oaf causing it is a problem. We don't know how fatty we are going or how much fuel we have. Can anyone tell me what to do. We have checked fuses but all good..
I too have a 2010 Equinox with the dashboard lights going totally out. There is nothing working from tire pressure gauge to how much fuel I use or even how many mph I am driving. Also makes noises inside dashboard. Since I purchased this vehicle I have been taking it back repeatedly for repaired. I am going foreign next time, this is ridiculous for American made.
Beth

Tulsa, OK

#14 Oct 12, 2016
I bought my Nox new in 2010. I love it. The only thing that has gone out was the lumbar support last year. I had that repaired right away. By far the best car I have ever owned! Oh today I finally replaced my factory battery.
srp204

Saskatoon, Canada

#15 Oct 18, 2016
I have a 2011 equinox with a strange problem, the rear doors won't open from inside, on the drivers side you can open it if the car is running and you push the dash lock switch, just pull the lever once wait a second and the next pull opens it. On the other side again if the engine is run push on the dash child lock button , the amber light comes on then push it again and you can open the door.
The weather has got colder in the last few weeks and the car has not been to a car wash in the last few weeks either. I have been in electronics since the 60s and to me it looks like a ground fault problem with the BCM but there is precious little information on this car. I had a2006 and it had a problem with its BCM, it took 5 minutes to get to the unit and then another 5 minutes to clean the plugs and reseal them with dielectric grease. Maybe this is another contact oxidation problem, but where is the BCM???
Renee

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2017
rrw wrote:
Just brought our 2010 Equinox (that has only 2000 miles on it) in for service due to check engine light coming on steady every few days and dashboard lights going dim and then bright intermittently. Turns out that the ECM (Electronic Control Module) is bad and must be replaced. Since this is the 1st reported incident of a bad ECM on the 2010 Equinox,GM will investigate to see if this is an isolated incident or the sign of problems to come for the new Equinox. Also had a recall item 09V4890000 Visibility defroster/defogger problem repaired while there.The computer module in the center instrument panel had to be replaced.The bulletin says 59031 vehicles were affected by this so just want to make all you new 2010 Equinox owners awara
I have the same problem
kimmimonster

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 Jul 10, 2017
I have a chevy equinox 2011 with 130,000 miles on it. It keeps having check engine light and stabilitrack lights coming on. So far the shop has replaced the stabiltrack control and the throttle body as well as a sensor for the throttle body.

I will be driving down the road at normal speeds when check engine comes on with stabilitrack lights and suddenly the car wont go over 20 mph. This has happened multiple times and has been "
repaired" multple times. I am looking for any ideas. Thanks much!
Travis

Midlothian, VA

#18 Aug 11, 2017
Jps wrote:
I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox does the same thing when you're driving down the highway at 60 miles an hour all the sudden it just drops down to 20 miles an hour traction control light comes on check engine light comes on have to pull off to the side road just to restart the vehicle doesn't ever die just need to restart it to get it to reset so I can get back on my way this is very dangerous really think Chevy should do something about this issue because it's not the first one that's been out there that I've been reading
2011 is doing the exact same thing. How did you fix it?
Hevenly2

Riverside, CA

#19 Sep 2, 2017
Jps wrote:
I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox does the same thing when you're driving down the highway at 60 miles an hour all the sudden it just drops down to 20 miles an hour traction control light comes on check engine light comes on have to pull off to the side road just to restart the vehicle doesn't ever die just need to restart it to get it to reset so I can get back on my way this is very dangerous really think Chevy should do something about this issue because it's not the first one that's been out there that I've been reading
My 2011 has been doing this! I got stuck on the freeway yesterday on my way to work.
Hevenly2

Riverside, CA

#20 Sep 2, 2017
Shelley wrote:
I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox it had a rattling sound first off, then the stall when driving and also check engine on and off periodically. It all of a sudden ran extremely hot one night out of no where. We pulled over and a drunk driver hit us from behind and total ed it RIP 8-15-2016 2011 chevy equinox. Im glad we made it!
I purchased my 2011 in 2014 after driving it 1 day the check engine light went on the dealer gave me a bs excuse that it had been sitting a while and there might air in the gas tank. Then it started rattling they claimed I didn't do oil change. Now its shutting off on the freeway! Bad car stay away.
Hevenly2

Riverside, CA

#21 Sep 2, 2017
kimmimonster wrote:
I have a chevy equinox 2011 with 130,000 miles on it. It keeps having check engine light and stabilitrack lights coming on. So far the shop has replaced the stabiltrack control and the throttle body as well as a sensor for the throttle body.

I will be driving down the road at normal speeds when check engine comes on with stabilitrack lights and suddenly the car wont go over 20 mph. This has happened multiple times and has been "
repaired" multple times. I am looking for any ideas. Thanks much!
Omg me too!

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