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Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 853 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Chevrolet Equinox.

Chevrolet Equinox engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 66 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

301-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Oil leak detected on garage floor. Took to dealer who found the front crank shaft seal defective & replaced. 

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

17360 mi Squeak from rear end. Turned out to be emergency brake cable rubbing. Fixed by dealer. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

301-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

50000 mi

US $100
Purge Valve stuck open.rnSet CEL. rnPart replaced in under 1 hr.rnCEL cleared. All ok. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

301-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

9700 mi A timing sensor or had to be replaced. 
36000 mi Spark knock when running 87 octane. Dealer preformed top cylinder cleaning which helped but did not eliminate problem. Dealer recommended running premium gasoline for a few tanks to help clean further. This seems to have helped so far. 
4500 mi Check engine light. It was a airflow sensor 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Check Engine light was on. Replaced "water in fuel sensor" ? Warranty work 
124000 mi

US $4600
Engine block failed allowing oil to drain without warning 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

36580 mi

C $260
Engine light on indicating variable valve timing solenoid needs replacing. Done. 
10500 mi Oil was contaminated with fuel. High pressure fuel pump was replaced. The dealer also changed the oil and filter. 
20000 mi There was a small pin hole in the exhaust pipe just before the pipe entered the muffler. The muffler is welded to the pipe so everything was replaced up to a point under the front seat. 
32000 mi There had always been fuel, about 5%, in the engine oil, dealer said GM had no fix for this. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

28280 mi Error code reported issue with fuel pump. Both were replaced under warranty 
34000 mi 34,000 MILES ENGINE SEIZED STILL AT DEALERSHIP WAITING TO GET ENGINE REPAIRED OR REPLACED 
43000 mi

US $120
Dash display indicated several failures after trip from normal maintenance. Found loose cable and did engine carbon cleaning. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

14300 mi Idle was slowing down in ECO mode causing it to die, run rough and erratic. Dealer replaced Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve. 
57000 mi Camshaft position sensor solenoid failure 
48700 mi

US $125
Engine would start. But die when put into drive. Replaced intake solenoid valve. 
67000 mi

US $50
Vvt solenoid valve replaced 
42000 mi Replaced 1 piston & piston rings, as well as associated gaskets. 
59000 mi

US $745
Fuel injector service 
34000 mi Engine would cut off completely after driving with no problem. Engine was rebuilt at Chevy's cost under power train warranty. Per online research this vehicle shows a high number of this type of trouble after reaching my current mileage. 
66000 mi Cam position solenoid was internally shorted. 
44000 mi Solenoid replaced 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

29000 mi Check engine light. Dealer replaced gas cap. 
34000 mi Leak in evaporative emissions system. Replaced solenoid. Reset check engine light. 
41000 mi

US $42
Intermittent check engine light. Replaced Fuel pump, fuel control module, and fuel pressure sensor based on check engine codes 
17000 mi Car will accelerate sometimes when I take my foot off of the gas pedal. Dealer adjusted the sensor, but it still does it. I see other people with this problem, but dealership says there is no problem. 
51000 mi Electric fan was not working 
53700 mi Oil consumption - Dealer replaced pistons and rings. 
24000 mi Ticking noise in engine at idle. Replaced balance shaft chain and tensioner. 
34000 mi Full ECU was replaced 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

27000 mi Bad fuel pump, caused gas to get into oil. Replaced fuel pump, changed oil. Sounded like motor was starving for oil when starting after sitting over night. Update: lack confidence in engine after many issues. GM gave me great deal on 2013 V6. 
62000 mi The timing chain needed to be replaced. 
64000 mi Engine making noises again. I traded the car in because I didnt trust it any longer. 
45000 mi need full engine replacement.... 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi When the engine is started, it sometimes rattles (like shaking a can with marbles in it) for a few seconds. It sounds like their is no or low oil pressure. Others on the net have reported the same problem. 
5000 mi Noise at start up, and later, stalling, was caused by the camshaft position sensor. I had to towed to the dealer at 3pm, and it was ready the next morning at 10am. 
3000 mi High pressure fuel pump rattle. Dealer installed insulator. 
7000 mi recall fix, second attempt to fix 3 to 5 second rattle upon engine startup. actuators replaced, noise gone. 
65000 mi Oil consumption 
11000 mi rattling noise on engine start up - they replaced camshaft actuators as per TSB P10562A 
13000 mi Engine clatters for a few seconds after start-up 
29000 mi Engine noise on 2.4L engine - replaced balance chain also fuel pump lunger shaft seal replaced - also part of the GM notification, the oil monitor system needed to be recalabrated. 
44700 mi Engine clatter several seconds on startup. GM has extended warranty for this issue. The major items replaced was the timing chain that was badly stretched out and revised cam shaft actuators. Previously they replaced the actuators and tensioner. 
36000 mi

US $30
fuel system losing pressurization. 
38000 mi fuel system losing pressure. crack in eco system computer controller. Replaced computer module mounted under the car near the muffler. Done under GM factory warranty. 
56000 mi noisy engine, rattle 
53940 mi the car was using 1-- 2 ltr oil between oil change. was informed by dealer. GM says this is normal. if this is normal what happens at 150K 
4000 mi Loud engine rattling noise at startup began at around 4000 miles. This is a documented issue, there is a TSB to change the intake and exhaust cam actuators which do not park correctly 
11000 mi Upon starting, the engine would idle very rough for up to 20 seconds. This problem was intermittant, but noticeable. Got a recall notice from Chevrolet to bring it in and have it reprogrammed. Problem solved. 
91000 mi

US $500
Rough idle and stall. Dealer said it was carbon buildup and performed cleanse at my cost. After vehicle returned, problem continued. Dealer then replaced oxygen sensor under existing power train warranty. Problem abated. 
47000 mi

US $80
Replace serpentine belt. Replaced belt was showing signs of wear and occasionally made a squealing sound at startup. 
10000 mi Noisy engine at start-up (sounds like diesel) for 3-5 seconds, worse on cold starts. Noisy idle, engine revving (like gear slipping). Camshaft position actuator solenoid valves replaced, new calibration update done. Failed. Now also stumbling, hesitation. 
21000 mi Engine got louder and louder. GM never admitted there was anything wrong with it, but a lemon law attorney got them to pay a cash settlement. Replaced it with a Honda. 
28000 mi Car had developed rough idle. Dealer reflashed the PCM. High pressure fuel pump was noisy, dealer installed insulator. 
48000 mi Ses light is on. Replace cam actuator. 
56000 mi Engine was running rough and ses light was on. Dealer replaced high pressure injection fuel pump. SES light was on. Found that the cat converter had failed due to excessive fuel from fuel pump replaced on last visit. 
63000 mi

US $300
Ses light on and car bucking. Replaced throttle body 
48000 mi car would not go over 20 mph 
9000 mi

US $40
Engine clattering upon startup, poor fuel economy, engine stalling. Perform recall, changed cam solenoids, cam phasers, re-programmed ecu, and changed oil. Engine still clatters on startup, third attempt for this repair, not successful. 
13000 mi Under warranty 
13000 mi Still under warranty 
96500 mi

US $139
It would not idle, quit running. Had to replace the Intake Sol 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

67000 mi Recall for piston rings 
57000 mi Replaced timing chain, fuel pump, something with water pump. After this trip, the transmission started to miss and jerk. Could almost not get vehicle out of steep driveway. 
38000 mi Replace faulty timing chain. A known problem by Chevrolet. Chevrolet recalled to make a change in oil change frequency to mitigate this problem. 
87700 mi

US $2000
Replaced defective catalytic converter; replaced O2 sensors, replaced leaking exhaust manifold. 
3000 mi Engine light came on; emissions issue. Was covered under recall for "poor drivability". Replaced cam valves and reprogrammed ECM. 
17000 mi Check engine light came on to indicated a P0690 (engine controls ignition relay feedback circuit high volts). Techs reprogrammed engine control module and has been fine. 
44640 mi Check engine light, "service stabilitrak" warning, reduced engine power. Dealer replaced throttle body assembly. 
51460 mi Check Engine light, rough idling, stall, continued cycling after ignition turned off ('dieseling'). Dealer replaced High Pressure Fuel Pump. 
60000 mi Faulty exhaust sensor causing check engine light to appear. 
72000 mi Rough idle and presence of fuel in oil. Fuel pump, balance chain and tensioner replaced under warranty per bulletin #12313. 
79000 mi Check engine light code p0420 -- cracked exhaust manifold 
68300 mi Engine would not take fuel. Throttle body replaced under warranty. 
77700 mi Cracked manifold. Replaced under warranty. 
90700 mi

US $90
Code tripped for Catalyst Low Efficiency 
98000 mi

US $480
Catalytic converter had clogged enough to trip MIL code. Both oxygen sensors were changed at the same time. 
105000 mi

US $60
Converter replaced 99,000 miles with Walker direct-fit replacement. Flange to manifold separated 104,000 miles and converter was replaced again, under warranty, no charge except for labor. 
85000 mi camshaft actuator 
103000 mi 101,000 miles beginning to use approx 1 qt of oil every 2000 miles 
79000 mi

US $800
timing belt issues due to stretching of the chain 
65000 mi Catalytic conveter 
91300 mi Engine using oil, replaced Pistons & rings. 
65000 mi Loud engine rattling sound at start-up, becoming longer and more frequent. replace high pressure fuel pump & replace engine balance chain for code P0172 under powertrain warranty 
72000 mi

US $220
Check Engine Light -O2 sensor bad 
78300 mi Replace Camshaft position actuator and sprocket. 
85000 mi excessive oil consumption. Replaced pistons & Rings per bulletin #13-06-003G crack in exhaust manifold 
87500 mi

US $513
Catalytic converter bad. Replaced. Owner believes excessive excessive oil consumption and (carbon removal) induction service purchased from dealer damaged the converter 
15300 mi Loud ticking noise from engine, poor gas mileage, 
27000 mi My engine rattled very intermittenly at startup. Maybe 10 times in last year. The dealer replaced the water pump and balance shaft chain,the tensioner,two valves,actuator and did an oil change with filter. 
36000 mi Intermittent rattling sound at startup, different than previous startup noise. Also occasional belt squeal at startup. No issues when driving. Actuators replaced again, drive belt replaced and oil change. 
51500 mi

US $100
Start up engine rattle came back. Dealer did new repair for problem. They did a piston rods,rings and bearing replacement. They also replaced the balance shaft chain with the new updated part. Have driven 2500 miles, issue hasn't returned. Squealing drive belt. Dealer replaced drive belt and tensioner. High Pressure Fuel Pump and Timing chain also replaced to correct engine rattle problem per Bulletin 13-06-01-003A. 
75000 mi

US $100
I received check engine, check stabiltrac and reduced engine power messages. After shutting off and not used for about one half hour, car drove fine. Dealer evaluated and found code#P2135. Replaced defective throttle body and gasket. 
82000 mi Check Engine light indicated code P0013. Found defective and replaced Camshaft Position Actuator. Solenoid. Repaired covered under Powertrain Warranty. 
32300 mi A sensor failed causing check engine light... referred to as a "crank sensor". 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

42000 mi One completely destroyed fuel injector leaking everywhere, replaced that one and cleaned the remaining ones. 
8000 mi gas mileage was not what is listed, I only can get 26 to 27mpg on the highway. Not the 32mpg as listed. And the engine is not quiet. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $800
Engine running too cool and thermostat defective and not working. Needed to be replaced and catalytic converter needed to be cleaned out because of heavy carbon build up. 
68700 mi

US $700
Need new brakes. Needed engine sensor 
92000 mi Undiagnosed CEL on when traded. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1000 mi Replaced BCM, ECM, and a key fob. 
56800 mi Hesitating and running rough, strong fuel smell in oil. Had tech alert for bad fuel pump and gasket done. 
70680 mi Changed fuel pump. 
89900 mi Emissions system 
98200 mi

C $2500
Pcv valve failed causing pressure build up in the crank case causing the rear main seal to fail. 
100800 mi Car stalled while driving and required multiple attempts to restart. Took.to.dealer but after 2 days they said they were too busy to look at it so we took it home. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi Replaced ignition switch. Problem caused service stabilitrak light to come on and cylinder misfire - car difficult to drive before problem 
11000 mi They had to clean out the key ignition because it would stick and not turn over at times to start the car. 
33000 mi High pressure fuel pump on engine and timing crank shaft replacement and repair. 
24500 mi De-carbonize engine Had to replace head and related valve train parts 
56000 mi Had car in for 60,000 mile service. Shortly after, it started sounding like an 18 wheeler when pressing on the gas. Timing chain replaced; rattle still there - now being blamed on belt tensioner.  
56000 mi Previous repair unsuccessful. Dealership started throwing parts at it; drive belt replaced, fuel pump replaced, finally entire engine was replaced. Traded vehicle in while it was in shop; no longer my problem. 
65000 mi

US $100
Some gasket or part would cause the car to shut down when at a stop light or idling. 
69000 mi

US $110
Heater not blowing hot air 
57000 mi Check engine light appeared. Dealer replaced timing belt and water pump under warranty 
103000 mi Rough idle, surging while in drive after longer drives. Felt like engine was about to die. Dealer blamed crushed oil filter, but had been rough since new. 
45300 mi Only 2-1/2 quarts of oil left in pan after oil change, dealer says its normal. Too bad it takes 5 quarts. 
36000 mi Issues with oil consumption (1qt every 800 miles). At first they tried a new valve cover, which didnt work.  
41000 mi They then replaced the engine to fix oil consumption, which has been great. 
3000 mi The motor was not the issue. Once it had been replaced, the intermittent problem still existed, so they dumped and reloaded software into the control module (during the same dealer visit) and it has been functioning as intended ever since. 
29000 mi High Pressure Fuel Pump leaking fuel into crankcase; TSB exists so HPFP replaced under warranty & oil changed. 
49000 mi Rough idle and oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles). 
44000 mi fuel pump started to pump gas into the oil, the dealer replaced the fuel pump.This car has the 2.4 litre four cylinder engine. The fuel pump that was replaced earlier this month also failed. 
36000 mi Replaced failed exh cam position sensor. MIL on startup was indication along with very rough idle, confirmed code with OnStar. 
29140 mi An exhaust valve failed.. The dealer replaced under warranty 
34100 mi The plastic guide that keeps tension on the timing chain broke, so the vehicle was slipping out of time. 
62000 mi

US $500
Replaced exhaust manifold 
68700 mi Drive chain was worn, had to be replaced. Shop replaced it free of charge, said that Chevy was covering it, even though out of warranty. 
49000 mi Timing chain issue causing excessive oil use. 
3000 mi Had problems with transmission smoothness while decelerating (20-30MPH range). Chevrolet released a new transmission calibration at the end of September 2009 to correct this. Took vehicle to the dealer to have it flashed under warranty. 
72000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on, diagnosed problem with cam solenoid. Not covered under power train warranty. Also has intermittent loud knocks when starting. They could not find code but there is still something wrong. Was told early build 2.4 
73000 mi Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon. 
60140 mi Gas tank cannot fill up . I was told that there was a service bulletin and repair, but these parts are not available n Canasa, nothing to be done here. Amazingly, the problem is now not as noticable since I got it back 
71920 mi

C $500
Fuel line blocked, tank did not fill, stopped with 10 ltrsto go. Mechanic blew out the line. Did not help 2 major oil leaks found by mechanic 
96000 mi GM recall to reprogram the computer 
53000 mi Timing chain broken 
111000 mi

US $60
Replaced spark plugs, multiple codes still showing and check engine light on, small knocking noise still present but usually only when turning. Seems like its a belt.  
117000 mi

US $2900
Timing chain failure, Balancer chain failure. new pistons, rings. and top end rebuild do to the timing chain breaking. Fuel pump failure. 
13000 mi Faulty radiator thermostat 
63000 mi Fuel tank sensor for emission control and low gas indicator replaced. 
90700 mi Oil consumption test concluded and solution was to replace engine with 2013 engine 3000 miles on engine no loss of oil! 
130000 mi

US $1300
Car was stalling after start up. Smelled gas. Leaking seal on the high pressure fuel pump resulted in gas in the oil and a rich fuel mixture. Replaced fuel pump and a small, very expensive, one time use fuel line. 
153000 mi

US $490
Exhaust manifold was cracked 
16120 mi High pressure direct injection fuel pump failure. Fuel pump was replaced with updated unit. 
41000 mi zebra striping in the engine. No oil in the engine. Engine was replaced. No charge, under warranty. 
47000 mi A chain that drives the water pump failed. Replaced chains, water pump, thermostat. Car was very noisy prior to the chain breaking. 
86000 mi as failed to start twice for a few hours. Codes: P0014 Exhaust (B), Camshaft Position, Timing over-advanced (Bank 1), P0324 Knock control system malfunction, U0109 Lost communication with fuel pump control module. Ordered crank position and cam sensors. 
86000 mi

US $465
CEL on - Crank, no start. Codes P16F3 and U0109 from On-Star. Replaced Fuel Pump Control Module $145. + labor = $465. Dealer must use a dealer computer to flash the new control module to the car ECU. 
89700 mi Replaced leaking high pressure fuel pump.  Replaced engine timing chains, and chain guides. 
94000 mi

US $550
Car was out of oil within the interval. None showing on dipstick. GM initially offered to pay 25 percent. Dealer went to bat for me. My cost for a new engine ended up being $550. 
41540 mi Recall, Timing Chain and Tensioner,Fuel Pump and related parts. CEL was on sporadically before, not on since, unclear if related. 
44020 mi

C $128
Check engine light came on. Took it in and they said it was a knock sensor. They said it was operating properly so they reset it and said to return if it comes on again. It has since. 
44840 mi CEL was on . Dealer scanned DTCS and found 3 codes. P0013, P0324, P0326.. Exhaust Cam position Solenoid High Resistance. 13.20 ohms spec is 8-12 ohms. Removed and replaced Exhaust Cam Position Actuator Solenoid. Fault caused other codes. 
67000 mi

US $452
Throwing Stabilitrack and Loss of Engine Power codes; burning excessive amounts of oil, with no apparent leak; running poorly, poor gas mileage. 
72000 mi Vehicle still burning oil and rough idle, even after replacement of throttle body assembly at 452.00. Odd behavior in ECO mode and with Traction Control enabled. 
44000 mi Rattle in engine. Timing chains replaced. ECM would not talk to car after multiple attempts to reprogram. ECM from 2010 model was the only one that worked. Replaced with a "2010" ECM. 2011-2013 wouldn't work. Engine burning oil faster than normal with no warning lights or other indicators. Engine replacement is likely. Currently going through GM-required 1,000 mile oil test before final judgement is given. 
24560 mi Dipstick indicated oil was down by 1.5 litres. Dealer added necessary oil and will monitor dipstick every 2000 km to determine if there is an oil consumption problem with the engine. Update: lost half a litre in 5000 km, well within GM specs. 
36000 mi Motor replaced due to bad cylinders 
55000 mi Uses excessive oil use. Had oil change and recall notice. was told a cap was loose. time before it was excessive oil use. told me it was fuel injection pump. I use 3-4 quarts of oil between oil changes. 
73000 mi oil consumption test. found out car using 1 qt. oil every 2000 mi. consumption with in guide lines of manufacture. 
80700 mi

US $25
oxygen sensor 
8000 mi Engine temp indicator did not work and dealer replaced thermostat, everything is fine after repair. 
19060 mi TSB for pinging. The ECM was reprogrammed for the pinging. That was a success.  
199000 mi

US $10
Popped code P0405 EGR electrical.. bad connector to the valve Popped a code of P0455. Large evap leak. 
70000 mi

US $1800
Head Gasket replacement - overheating issues 
41000 mi burning oil 
51000 mi Timing chain making noise 
53300 mi Recall on this years timing chain 
43500 mi Taken in for oil change, complained about excessive noise from engine. Was found to be timing chain, required replacement. 
44000 mi Cam position sensor light kept coming on, probably related to previous timing chain change. 
32000 mi knock sensor replaced, still knocks 
53000 mi replaced high pressur fuel pump 
63000 mi Timing chain noisy. Fixed under warranty. Error knock sensor light came on. 
28295 mi Tensioner for balance shaft and water pump found to have internal damage causing chain slap. Replaced the tentioner for balance shaft. Parts replaced gasket,tensioner, and oil 
64664 mi Reprogrammed ECM per recall 12312 oil life monitor update This was a recall letter and we noticed horrible engine sound. Replaced fuel pump because it was leaking into crank case. Replaced timing chain guides that fell out into oil pan upon removal. Also replaced timing chain and balance chain. 
69000 mi Extremely loud engine noise/stalling oil smells of gas. Replaced all pistons and rings. Also coolant,pipe, 3 gaskets 
2000 mi Reprogrammed transmission control module to improve shift quality. 
27000 mi Timing chain replaced due to chain stretch. Covered in a TSB. 
31000 mi Had to replace crankshaft front oil seal due to oil leak. 
41500 mi Excessive oil consumption. A TSB recommended new pistons, new timing chain & guides plus new high-pressure fuel pump so all of those components were replaced. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

30000 mi Getting engine "knock" aka pinging. TSB performed to reflash ECU. No more engine knock 
40000 mi

US $5000
TSB indicates oil consumption is due to "zebra striping" scoring of cylinder walls which is a design problem on this engine. Engine replaced entirely. 
80000 mi

US $2600
Error codes being set for bad throttle body. Replaced Throttle body. 
93000 mi Water pump and balance shaft chain Runs very rough at startup, no codes yet. Didn't used to do that 
100000 mi Has been smelling like exhaust for a while and they could never find the problem. While doing another repair, they found the exhaust manifold was cracked. Replaced exhaust manifold and it is finally fixed. 
99990 mi

US $900
Car smelled like exhaust all the time. Took it in right before powertrain warranty expired. It was a cracked exhaust manifold leaking exhaust. Replaced manifold and fixed the problem. 
140000 mi

US $110
Got a check engine light; Computer scan said it was failed intake and exhaust solenoid actuator. Replaced both and codes cleared. Unfortunately the electrical connector broke on removal so I had to order replacement pigtail 
31300 mi The timing chain and water pump were replaced. There was a letter sent around July 2013 stating that this could be an issue for my Equinox and to be on the look out for it. I brought it in at the earliest symptom, before any check engine light appeared. 
34700 mi Engine running rough, if never stalling. Probably excessive oil consumption. They top the oil off and want me to drive 1k miles before they check again. CEL comes on as I leave the dealership. They scan and shut it off. Engine light comes on a few days later. I scan it with my code reader, P0014, exhaust camshaft position sensor. Bring the car back. Now the end of the month, need inspection. Drop the car off, they replace the sensor. The next morning, the light comes on again, same issue. Now I am stuck, have to get the "R" inspection sticker until fixed. 
35300 mi Check engine at 1k miles. Running rough again and excessive oil used. They determine they can get away with replacing piston and rings. You can't replace the cylinder sleeve or service the block in this engine so you know this fix isn't going to last. 
36000 mi Less than 300 miles, CEL comes on. In 7 miles to dealer, everything goes to hell. Very rough, stalling, barely limp to dealer. They tear down engine, a balance shaft bearing had been destroyed and most likely pieces all inside the engine. Replaced engine. 
20700 mi Rough Idle due to inadequate fuel supply. Fuel Pump replaced. 
19000 mi Dash light came on, with rattling sound under the car. After one trip to the dealer it is still not fixed. 
22000 mi Rattle fixed. Heat shield. Light never came back on. 
54000 mi Engine failure. 
68000 mi Engine burned all of the oil in less than 4000 miles, causing engine wear/damage. Dealer replaced pistons, rings, cam shaft, timing chain, tensioners, HP fuel pump, and more. 
45000 mi Check engine light came on while dealer testing radio replacement. Diagnosed as fuel pump problem. 
64000 mi Vehicle stalled while turning into driveway. Took to dealer, was told the engine had no oil and metal shavings in crankcase, but no sign of leak. Engine replaced under warranty. 
101000 mi

US $500
Exhaust manifold cracked and needed to be replaced. 
135000 mi

US $2300
Resonator box rusted out and rest of exhaust replaced. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

29760 mi Ticking sound coming from engine compartment. Installed sound insulator on fuel pump pipe connection. 
31660 mi Fixed ticking sound by replacing the timing chain tensioner. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi Blinker sound quit working. Shifting funny. They didn't do anything for the shifting yet. Service Engine light came on. Was the fuel pressure regulator or something similar. 
66000 mi Timing motor replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

126000 mi

US $450
New spark plugs and wires were put in. 
103700 mi Vehicle warning Engine hot came on - towed to dealer where it was determined the thermostat needed to be replaced. 
161000 mi

US $250
Replaced serpentine belt 
78000 mi

US $85
EGR Valve and Traction Control Errors P0404 P0405. Replaced the EGR valve. 
80000 mi

US $15
Cooling fans remained on after turning car off abnormal hi temperature gauge readings. Bad Thermostat cord connection at fan. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

75000 mi

US $150
Evaporative emissions vent was stuck closed, as a result I could not pump gas. Mechanic replaced and problem was solved. Spark plug wires needed replacing 
71920 mi

C $302
This is the second fuel pump they have installed since January 2011; Now my fuel comsumption is increased; last fall they replace the cateletic convertor; I think I bought a lemon. 
58000 mi Service Stabilitrak warning light. OnStar assistance found codes C0561, P0404, P1779. EGR Valve would not open beyond 60%. Replaced faulty EGR Valve. 
63000 mi

US $400
Misfire, when vehicle under a light load 
78000 mi

US $150
ECM Valve replaced 
93000 mi

US $150
Failure of the wire set, need removal and replacement 
93000 mi

US $359
Vehicle would misfire under load. All of the spark plugs and plug wires were changed. 
42915 mi Ticking noise from engine. Replaced both cylinder heads and all exhaust valves. Problem described in TSB:08-06-01-022 Service performed under warranty. 
51460 mi Owner noticed increased coolant level in surge tank which remained high after engine cooled. Mechanic performed some tests and decided thermostat was sticking and replaced it under warranty. 
60720 mi

C $237
New EGR valve/gasket. Symptom showed as "Stabiltrack Disabled" and "Service Stabiltrack" with a pending or actual DTC code P0404(EGR circuit range/performance) Mechanic explained EGR fault causes the Stabiltrack problem also. 
133000 mi

US $70
First Entry; replaced spark plugs at 110,000 miles for the first time. Still have to do the wires 
76000 mi

US $1600
Major head gasket blown. New head gasket installed. 

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi EGR valve replaced 
110000 mi Fuel Filter failed 

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi Leaking fuel pump assembly. Heavy gas smell around vehicle. Fixed under warranty. 
106000 mi GM had a recall on defective fuel pumps on the 07 Equinox. Mine was leaking. I had it checked by the dealer and GM approved the repair. They forgot to change the fuel level sensor and I had just put 12 gallons of gas in it. So they had to drop the tank ag 
86000 mi

US $32
Key gets stuck in switch. Lubricated it, but did not work. Still occasionally gets stuck. 
112000 mi

US $225
Body Control Module Replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

149000 mi Catalytic Coverter 
32000 mi Check engine light - PCV connection issue. 
92700 mi

US $60
Diagnosis codes on OBDII showed Miss #4 cylinder and Knock sensor. Car due emmisions testing so replaced all 4 spark plugs and Knock Sensor. Resolved issue. 
76000 mi

US $280
Check engine light. Lean code 171. Loose hose. Plus the clean throttle bony, improve starting. 
135000 mi

US $200
Pcv valve hose 
92000 mi Clean throttle body to fix erratic idle, surging, replace battery 
36000 mi Check engine light comes on when fuel tank is filled, and goes off when it reaches 3/4 full. I have not done any more diagnosis to see what the problem is, will report in the future. 
50000 mi Various intermittent engine electrical and fuel issues. CEL would come on then go back out. Also sometimes trouble starting. 
55800 mi Ignition sticking 
102000 mi

US $200
Some tube that controls the airflow. It rattles loose and makes your check engine light come on. A known issue and there is a repair bulletin out for it. 
104000 mi

US $1200
Some intake hose allowing too much air into the engine and causing the check engine light to stay on.It was a known issue as it was in the Bulletin. Dealer part and then it had to be recalibrated at the dealer to get the ck eng lite off 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

78740 mi Key sticking reported in 1st year. GM Canada has record. Reported again and told not a 2006 recall item but it is 2005 problem. This car built in 2005. 
86140 mi Ignition key was sticking. Replaced on a recall. 
94700 mi New ignition also sticking. GM will not correct it. Say they will only pay to replace it once. 
84000 mi

US $74
Check engine light on intermittently. Found CO171 set due to damaged PCV hose. Replaced PCV hose. Coolant Reservoir Low. Pressurized cooling system and found leaking lower intake gaskets. Replaced lower intake gaskets to correct. 
98000 mi

US $100
New noise upon exiting from previous repair. Took back to shop on next work day. Unrelated according to them. Oxygen sensor failed. It was replaced with no labor charge. 
116000 mi

US $339
Mechanic checking as to why check engine light was on and found an air intake hose was partially loose. 
150000 mi

US $498
Repair person noted wear on alternator drive belt (serpentine belt) and advised replacing 
158000 mi

US $1000
Car overheated requiring thermostat replacement, radiator fan replacement, and fee for pressure testing radiator ands diagnosis of issue 
169000 mi

US $750
Plastic piece on radistortion hosee to radiator broken causing fluid leakage and overheating Large radiator cooling fan not running, for the 4th time in 15 months. Part not under warranty, but labor was. 
169000 mi

US $100
ERG valve was clogged - check engine light on - could not pass inspection. Mechanic removed, cleaned valve and replaced. 
40000 mi Still the check engine light comes on every time the fuel tank goes from full to 1/2 full. The engine light comes on, and takes one full tank of fuel to clear. Shop still cannot come up with a reason, and the codes are not helpful. 
40000 mi

US $3800
Check engine light was FINALLY solved with a reflash (TSB) routine 40K maintenance done at this time. 
44000 mi

US $2100
water pump failed, car had to be towed to dealer 
60000 mi

US $852
When problem arose, called Onstar for diagnosis. Stated it was the Engine Cooling Fan System. Fan was still operating. Took it into local dealer. Fuse blew to fan motor and fan motor had high resistance. Dealer replaced both. 
173600 mi Fuel pump 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

74400 mi Catalytic converters needed to be replaced, but under warranty 
82000 mi

US $3
car stalled in parking lot. Would not start after stall. towed to home. Investigation revealed blown fuse for electric fuel pump. replaced fuse. fully functional. 
120000 mi

US $30
lower cooling hose on radiator ruptured 
12685 mi Transmission tsb...flash new program. Coolant fluid declined by dealer. (not happy about this..it stunk) 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

3200 mi Had coolant hoses replaced due to "fishy" smell and black flecks in coolant. Read about the TSB online regarding corrosion of the hoses. No problems with coolant system to date. 
76260 mi

C $300
ignition cylinder had to be replaced. 
94860 mi

C $150
Clamp on cooling system failed. Lost my coolant into the parking lot. Required a replacement clamp and flush and fill. 
99200 mi

C $2000
Coolant blew as a result of rad failure. Also discovered head gasket blown. Both required replacement. 
52421 mi

C $300
replaced rear diff, replaced steering colum and intermidit shafts both lower control arm bushings starter motor.dearlship says to after market warranty company{secure drive} 10,700 to repair. 
114700 mi

C $500
Replaced EGR tube and valve assembly. The tube had developed a leak but because GM altered the original design, the complete kit was replaced. Hint-PURCHASED THE KIT FOR 75% LESS THAN GM PRICING. Google is your friend. 
34154 mi J6982 - HOSES, EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL - REPAIR OR REPLACE  
36000 mi Engine is occasionally hard to start - will turn over for a few seconds before firing. Typically happens when switching between keys. Dealer was unable to replicate the problem. 
78000 mi

US $50
EGR Valve malfunctioning, causing "chugging" at idle. Installed AC Delco 214-2020 EGR Kit to update Delphi EGR Valve to Siemens EGR Valve per TSB #06-06-04-008B. Did not reprogram PCM (no SES light or codes). 
52000 mi

US $700
Head gasket leaking coolant. 
74000 mi

US $25
Car feels like it "misses" very briefly. Much like the old days of carburetors when they "iced up" during cool, damp weather. It could also be the gear selector "hunting". 
139000 mi

US $350
Water pump was going out, was over heating in sit and go traffic.  Also had the gas cap replaced, it kept turning and didnt lock, check engine light came on because of that. 
168000 mi

US $1000
Coolant was leaking into the engine, replaced ALL gaskets (intake, exhaust, head) 
124000 mi

US $90
EGR tube eroded. EGR valve and tube had changed so had to replace both. Connection to valve changed so that needed to be re-wired. 
117000 mi

US $1857
Leaking lower intake manifold gasket Blown head gasket 
117700 mi

US $1026
Replace a leaky water pump 
119000 mi

US $90
Replaced two idler pulleys, fan belt and tensioner. Fixed a noise when accelerating under load. 
119000 mi

US $450
Replace worn out engine mounts. Fixed exhaust or engine noise when accelerating and under load. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

11000 mi Blown head gasket. Intake manifold replaced. 

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