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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Engine Problems

143 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. 46 of these members (32.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 91 engine repairs to 2010 Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 213 repairs.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox engine repair cost distribution

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.
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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

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

1000 mi   Replaced BCM, ECM, and a key fob. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

16120 mi   High pressure direct injection fuel pump failure. Fuel pump was replaced with updated unit. 
32000   knock sensor replaced, still knocks 
53000   replaced high pressur fuel pump 
63000   Timing chain noisy. Fixed under warranty. Error knock sensor light came on. 
29140   An exhaust valve failed.. The dealer replaced under warranty 
34100   The plastic guide that keeps tension on the timing chain broke, so the vehicle was slipping out of time. 
13000   Faulty radiator thermostat 
7000   Replaced ignition switch. Problem caused service stabilitrak light to come on and cylinder misfire - car difficult to drive before problem 
11000   They had to clean out the key ignition because it would stick and not turn over at times to start the car. 
33000   High pressure fuel pump on engine and timing crank shaft replacement and repair. 
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 
63000   Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon. 
3000   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). 

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