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Hey everyone, I need some help/ideas. Back in May, my wife was pulling into our driveway and the Equinox just ...





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Old 09-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I need some help/ideas. Back in May, my wife was pulling into our driveway and the Equinox just instantly died. Would not crank or anything. The electronics had been flashing on the way home. Well, we got it towed to the dealer and they said the battery acid leaked out and ate through some cables. They replaced the battery and all the cables and we have been fine since. Well, tonight she is pulling the Equinox into the garage and the following happened: battery light came on, stabilitrak light came on, menu screen said "check stabilitrak", and Drive "D" light on gearshift went out. The car was still in gear and on, but wouldn't move when gas was pushed. She turned it off and back on, and then it would move. I backed it in and out of the garage a few times and it moves ok. Only light still on now is battery light. Needless to say we will take it to the dealership in the morning. I hope it makes it there.

Any ideas on what's happening? Is this related to the problem we had a few months ago? Very frustrating......
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Hopefully it is a bad batch of batteries but it may be due to the extensive heat you have been having.

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I didn't talk to the service person firsthand, but they said they had to re-program the computer and order another "module" for it. Said this was part of a recall. They said it was computer related and the battery light might come on again before the new module was installed, but that it was just fine to drive the car until then. ETA on new part is next Tuesday. All of this doesn't make much sense to me. Any comments?
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All I can say is if it fixes the issue then so be it. But it does sound fishy.
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Could be, everything seems to be controlled by the computer now.
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Will we be next?
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Probably!!!

Ever see Ghost in the Shell..

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No I have never seen that one.
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you need to if you like Anime.
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Is this fixed yet?
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Not yet. Didn't hear from the dealership today. I'll give them a shout in the morning. Maybe they are still waiting on that part.
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Freackin slackers.
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Probably do not know how to fix it.
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That's not good!
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Can't get the Service Advisor to call me back now. Might have to give the service manager an earful tomorrow.
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