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We are the 2nd owners of our '06 Equinox AWD. Purchased it in Aug 2011 with 61K miles and have put not quite 4k on it. On December 23, 2011 we noticed it driving funny, it felt like it wasn't wanting to shift into overdrive. So we took it to our local transmission repair shop, they had the car until after Christmas (5 days total) and said it was most likely a Chevy computer issue that they can not diagnose; so we took it to a local Chevy service shop. The put it on the computer and said it was the purge solenoid and fixed that and sent the car home. That might have needed fixed but it did not solve the shifting problem. We finally got it back to them and told them they didn't fix it in the first place and we needed them to look at the problem we are noticing. They drove it for about 50 miles and had the computer attached; noticed it went through all of the gears but the computer told them the casing around the rear drive shaft was broken. We got a quote of $1,500 to repair.

We have had this car for 4 months, and are stuck having to put a huge amount of money into getting it fixed when it's a part that would have originally been covered under the original drivetrain warranty. Is it possible for Chevy to offer any assistance? We still have 35k miles before we hit 100K - the drive shaft should not have gone bad already!

Anyone else have this problem?!?!?!?!
 

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I think the Powertrain warranty is 5/100, so the time may have run out in your case even though you are under on miles. It is "whatever comes first".
 

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I would be happy to look into this for you. Did you purchase the vehicle from a dealer? Please feel free to contact me privately with more information. Thank you in advance.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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Can't figure out how the computer would know the casing was broke but ..
With 65000 miles on the vehicle one could think that the previous owner broke the casing and thats why the trade.
Guess your mechanic didn't see this when he checked the vehicle out before you purchased it....
If GM does give you any good will be thankfull
 

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2006 didn't have power train warranty so ask the dealer for goodwill assistance.
 
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