Archive for January 2010
After the last round of issues with my 2010 Equinox stalling back in November the dealership finally resolved the issue after doing numerous oil changes to remove the debris from the engine block. With that problem behind me I though it would be smooth sailing going forward, but alas my car continues to have new and exciting issues.
The week before Christmas the HVAC control system turned itself off while I was driving and I couldn’t adjust the heat in the car – annoyed and now cold I called OnStar. The rep checked the GM database and he informed me the fix was to unplug the unit or restart the car. After restarting the car several times the unit finally came back on. I called my dealership the next day and they told me the same thing – there is no fix for the issue, just restart the car when it happens. Later that week a friend sent me a link to a US recall for the issue – but so far there is no recall for Canada.
Then on Christmas day my “Check Engine” light came on. Not wanting to drive the car with a potential issue we were forced to rearrange our Christmas plans to work around the vehicle issues – I’d like to personally thank GM for messing up my Christmas. After Christmas I got the car to the dealership who found the issue – it was with the air intake manifold and was a simple fix already in the GM database.
But I’m still stuck with the HVAC system randomly going off – it’s happened several times now and with winter conditions in Canada its not very safe to have your defrost and heating controls go offline while you’re driving. I talked to my dealership about the US recall, but since there isn’t a Canadian recall for the issue yet they can’t do anything. Wonderful.
I’ve got a call in to GM Canada to see if they can give me an ETA on when to expect a recall but I’m not holding my breath. At this point I’m just completely frustrated with my Equinox – every day I have to wonder what’s going to go wrong next.