General Motors drivers remain all shook up over vibration problems with their vehicles. We had previously written about GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado vibration problems and now you can add Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles to the group as well.
According to the technical service bulletin issued by General Motors, drivers can experience Equinox and Terrain vibration problems in the steering wheel at slow speeds. Drivers may also hear a moaning type noise in the hydraulic power steering system. This vibration condition is most prevalent during slow parking lot maneuvers or when the vehicle is stationary and the steering wheel is turned.
If you are driving a Chevrolet Equinox or GMC Terrain and experiencing vibration at slow speeds and/or noise in the steering, make sure you take your car for service to a General Motors authorized dealer. Offer to take the service adviser on a test drive so they can verify the issues you are complaining about. Lastly, make sure that when you pick up the vehicle, you receive a detailed repair invoice which outlines mileage in, mileage out, the complaint, and what was done to fix the problem.
If you are back repeatedly for an Equinox or Terrain vibration issue, you should certainly look into your rights under State Lemon Law or Federal Warranty laws. You could be looking at a repurchase, a new car, or monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle, and legal representation under these laws is 100% cost-free. Click lemon law firm listings to find a Lemon Law firm in your state that may be able to assist you.