638 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Equinox. 136 of these members
(21.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 241 engine repairs to Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.4 per
vehicle--have been reported.
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.
High Pressure Fuel Pump leaking fuel into crankcase; TSB exists so HPFP replaced under warranty & oil changed.
Rough idle and oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles).
Engine temp indicator did not work and dealer replaced thermostat, everything is fine after repair.
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.
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
Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon.
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.
Check engine light was FINALLY solved with a reflash (TSB)
routine 40K maintenance done at this time.
water pump failed, car had to be towed to dealer
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.
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".
J6982 - HOSES, EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL - REPAIR OR REPLACE
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.
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).