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August 2011 letter from Chevrolet - 2011 Equinox with 2.4L recalled to repair camshaft position actuator solenoid. Result of problem ...





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Old 09-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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August 2011 letter from Chevrolet - 2011 Equinox with 2.4L recalled to repair camshaft position actuator solenoid. Result of problem is rough idle, poor driveability, and/or stalling at low throttle opening.

I am having no problems but taking the car in tomorrow. Told the fix will take 1.5 hours.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are some car owners that are actually experiencing these issues... I hope they get the recall notice.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just an observation... I saw one pull into the gas station to the pump next to me. It sounded TERRIBLE. Ticking almost knocking at idle and just overall nasty sounding engine for being so new.

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Originally Posted by paraweena View Post
August 2011 letter from Chevrolet - 2011 Equinox with 2.4L recalled to repair camshaft position actuator solenoid. Result of problem is rough idle, poor driveability, and/or stalling at low throttle opening.

I am having no problems but taking the car in tomorrow. Told the fix will take 1.5 hours.
Two questions .
When did you receive your recall letter ?
When was your vehicle built ?
About a week ago mine started making a sound like a critter was in the belt on cold start ups .
I am stopping at the dealer today .
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I was just checking the list ( I don't know when the last update was )
The only " recall " listed is for the Seat Belts .
There is a lot of " Service Bulletins " many of which are for the camshaft position actuator .
I am still stopping at the dealer today .
Here is the link for the bulletins and the recall .
http://www.automd.com/recall-tsb/sea...=16&model=1202
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by paraweena View Post
August 2011 letter from Chevrolet - 2011 Equinox with 2.4L recalled to repair camshaft position actuator solenoid. Result of problem is rough idle, poor driveability, and/or stalling at low throttle opening.

I am having no problems but taking the car in tomorrow. Told the fix will take 1.5 hours.
I went to the dealer today ,they have no information on any recalls except for the seat belts on a 2011 Equinox .
There is a lot of service bulletins ,No Recalls .
Can you scan and post your letter from Chevrolet , like I did with the service bulletins I previously posted ? I want to show it to my dealer .
Thanks .
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After more searching I found this recall # 11195A.
I also found out that if the dealer did not deliver any of the vehicles in question,they ( the dealer ) would not be notified .
Now that makes no sense at all . What if someone from out of town brought their vehicle in for service ?
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I am the owner of a 2011 equinox 4cyl LT, purchased June 18, 2011. My husband noticed a noise from the engine when starting. Several weeks later the car started hesitating and finally just cut off at a stop sign one day. I immediately went on the internet looking for equinox complaints. After hours of reading I came upon a posting from a gentlemen who told me exactly what to do. First I had not received a recall notice but called my dealer, speaking to my salesman who advised me there was a recall coming. He got me into the service department where they did recall #11195. REPROGRAMMING the ECM at the same time the camshaft position actuator solenoid (12646783/ 784Z) are replaced is VITAL, also an oil change is a must. I was told to insist on the oil change and was granted the request even though it did not show that it was time. I have driven the car 700 miles since and it is driving very smooth now. I am a senior citizen and the fear of breaking down while traveling out of state is frightening. that is why I bought the brand new car.
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Well it's a good thing that all new cars have warranties. I would not feel good about any new car purchase without one.

Here's to hoping that this issue does not arise again for you!
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I am the owner of a 2011 equinox 4cyl LT, purchased June 18, 2011. My husband noticed a noise from the engine when starting. Several weeks later the car started hesitating and finally just cut off at a stop sign one day. I immediately went on the internet looking for equinox complaints. After hours of reading I came upon a posting from a gentlemen who told me exactly what to do. First I had not received a recall notice but called my dealer, speaking to my salesman who advised me there was a recall coming. He got me into the service department where they did recall #11195. REPROGRAMMING the ECM at the same time the camshaft position actuator solenoid (12646783/ 784Z) are replaced is VITAL, also an oil change is a must. I was told to insist on the oil change and was granted the request even though it did not show that it was time. I have driven the car 700 miles since and it is driving very smooth now. I am a senior citizen and the fear of breaking down while traveling out of state is frightening. that is why I bought the brand new car.
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Thanks for the good read, the same proplem happened to me this morining, my Nox stalled twice this morning for no reasons so I was trying to find blog on the net and I finally came across this quote and I will be contacting my Saleperson and request the fix.

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Awesome that this was help to you!

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I'm waiting for cold weather then I going in and make them do something.
I still get the rattle every now and then but not when it's warmed up.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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In reply to questions asked
1. Recall letter from Chevrolet dated August 2011. Leter states that this is for 2011 Equinox with the 2.4L engine.
2. My Equinox is a 4cly LTZ built March 2011
3. The repair bill from the dealer states that this is recall number 110195 titled Driveability Recall. The work was to R&R camshaft actuator and reprogram.

Before the recall I always drove the car in ECO mode in the city because I liked the shift points better. However, after the recall the car is smother in the normal mode ie ECO off.
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Thanks , mine was built in Sept of 2010 , I do need to question the dealer .
Mine does rattle on cold start ups and the mileage is terrible .
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Our 2011 Equinox seems to have been experiencing some of these problems the past couple of weeks. It has been idling really loudly for the past couple of months. Now, when we are stopped (at a light or stop sign) and start to take off again, the engine revs up to about 4000 rpms, then jerks forward. It seems as if it is hesitating changing gears. We haven't stalled yet though (luckily).
Its a 2011 LT 1, 2.4L, built in 2010 (not sure of exact date).

Thanks for all the info. Very glad I found this forum. We have an appointment at the dealer on Saturday and I will call them to ask about this recall notice.
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