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Chevrolet Equinox Engine Problems

599 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Equinox. 121 of these members (20.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 208 engine repairs to Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 580 repairs.

Chevrolet Equinox engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 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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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

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

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

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   High Pressure Fuel Pump leaking fuel into crankcase; TSB exists so HPFP replaced under warranty & oil changed. 
49000   Rough idle and oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles). 
8000   Engine temp indicator did not work and dealer replaced thermostat, everything is fine after repair. 
3000   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 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   Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

32000 mi   Check engine light - PCV connection issue. 
92700 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. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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 US $3800 Check engine light was FINALLY solved with a reflash (TSB) routine 40K maintenance done at this time. 
44000   water pump failed, car had to be towed to dealer 
60000 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. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

52000 mi US $700 Head gasket leaking coolant. 
74000   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". 
34154   J6982 - HOSES, EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL - REPAIR OR REPLACE  
36000   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 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). 

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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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