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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Engine Problems

37 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. 10 of these members (27%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 16 engine repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Chart based on 36 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 5 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

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   Timing motor replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

80000 mi US $15 Cooling fans remained on after turning car off abnormal hi temperature gauge readings. Bad Thermostat cord connection at fan. 
103700   Vehicle warning Engine hot came on - towed to dealer where it was determined the thermostat needed to be replaced. 
126000 US $450 New spark plugs and wires were put in. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

58000 mi   Service Stabilitrak warning light. OnStar assistance found codes C0561, P0404, P1779. EGR Valve would not open beyond 60%. Replaced faulty EGR Valve. 
133000 US $70 First Entry; replaced spark plugs at 110,000 miles for the first time. Still have to do the wires 
42915   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   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 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. 
75000 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 
63000 US $400 Misfire, when vehicle under a light load 
78000   ECM Valve replaced 
71920 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. 

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