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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

37 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. 4 of these members (10.8%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 11 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

44% of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, and 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 36 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

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.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Chevrolet Equinox Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 26000    
40000 174 Replaced alternator with a rebuilt alternator. Factory alternator developed a bearing whine. 
48000 753 Replaced passenger presence airbag sensor. 
58000  

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2013 56000    
57000 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 0 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. 
60000  
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
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 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. 
81220  

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