Had my Camry into the independent shop I’ve used for years for oil change, tire rotation, and alignment (the latter courtesy of a nasty pothole). Had nice chat with the mechanic and the front desk guys about current vehicle models. They all agreed that GM vehicles, especially the popular Chevy Equinox, seem some of the nicest vehicles brand new due to comfortable interior configuration. But they see an excessive volume of problems showing up early in time and mileage use. Everything from electrical glitches to major mechanical problems to things like grills falling off or interior components coming apart. Their opinion was that GM makes vehicles that seem appealing but very much lack consistent quality and simply cannot compete with Toyota and Honda for long term reliability. Not that both those haven’t had their share of problems at times also.
Nothing new that hasn’t been hashed out here before. But interesting to hear they are particularly seeing problems crop up early on many Equinox SUVs.