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2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi

US $174
Replaced alternator with a rebuilt alternator. Factory alternator developed a bearing whine. 
48000 mi

US $753
Replaced passenger presence airbag sensor. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

57000 mi

US $362
While on a long distance road trip, the A/C stopped blowing cold air. The A/C hose under the hood was completely frosted up on the outside. After thawing, the A/C worked normally. Dealer couldn't find problem, but refilled freon. Random warning lights displayed on dash, or randomly components will not work. Traction control off light came on 2 hours into trip. After stop and restart it went off. Sometimes turn signals, radio, wipers won't work on start up. Random warning lights continued. When starting engine would surge or sputter for a few seconds. Battery wasn’t holding a consistent charge, arched over and shorted out a computer board. $170 for battery. Computer board under extended warrantee for $1200. 
58000 mi AC would freeze up when in use. Cause - restricted expansion valve. Airbag status light reads off with adult passenger in seat. Replaced worn passenger presence sensor module. AC Compressor operating inconsistently and at times emitted a loud whine. Replace compressor, recover and recharge. 
44722 mi

C $254
A/C initially running very cold ending with suspected evaporator freeze up and reduced A/C cooling. System purged and refilled with R134a refrigerant. Fixed problem. 
60720 mi

C $811
Passenger seat air bag sensor functioning incorrectly. Shop offered to search for a used one to save me money. Passenger seat airbag activation sensor not functioning correctly. Replaced with seat assembly obtained from used auto parts seller. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Electrical Problems

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