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2006 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 91 repairs.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 33 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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2006 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

77000 mi

US $400
Radio and driver information center stopped working. 300.00 for used radio, installed myself, 100.00 to program to vehicle. front wipers stop working and washers dont work at all. rear wipers and washers not working at all. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2008 - Sep 2015
May 2008

32000 mi
Check engine light - PCV connection issue. Driver side door seal had excessive wear - Parts ordered. Daytime running lights inoperative - Canadian TSB - optional in USA - Replaced corroded resistor. 
Apr 2011

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. 
Jun 2012

116000 mi

US $690
Replaced Left front Hub Assembly due to rough bearings and ABS failure Replaced Left front CV Shaft due to crunching sound while turning Replaced Both front struts and upper mount assemblies due to severe wear of left front strut and leakage on right front strut. 
Jul 2012

117700 mi

US $82
Left front CV Shaft failed at outer joint - this part was replaced 6 days prior with a remanufactured shaft acquired from a name brand auto store 
Oct 2012

122000 mi

US $186
Heat Blend air door and actuator failure - No heat issue when trying to adjust temperature. Troubleshot and found actuator out of normal position and door drive broken. Dealer wanted $1500+ to repair issue. DIY repair took 24 Hours. Original Battery failed, replaced with new. 6+ years on original. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2011

45880 mi

C $150
Clunking in back. Brought in twice before same problem. Bushings on sway bar had to be replaced drivers side window wouldn't work intermittantly 
Oct 2012

55800 mi
Ignition sticking 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Sep 2011
May 2009

88660 mi

C $830
New pads, shoes and front rotors. 
Jun 2009

90520 mi

C $32
Both headlights were replaced about 2 weeks apart. 
Jun 2010

114700 mi

C $1600
Replaced both front struts as well. 
Aug 2011

141980 mi

C $392
Replaced front driver's side bearing. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2013
Oct 2010

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. 
Mar 2013

49000 mi
Various intermittent engine electrical and fuel issues. CEL would come on then go back out. Also sometimes trouble starting. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2010

102760 mi
Driver's side headlight failed and then one week later the passenger side failed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - May 2010
Jul 2009

55180 mi

C $323
Second time for rotors repair Driver door roller guide bar - not covered by warranty. 
Aug 2009

56420 mi

C $2646
both front sturt towers were replaced due to leaks in both Right rear axle bearing replaced Left rear axle bearing replaced 
Jan 2010

60720 mi

C $453
Water at power car wash entered vehicle through drivers side seal and affected wiring harness connection on inner door post panel. Water affected all electronics. Connector was dried, cleaned and silicone sealed with shrink wrap and silicone. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Apr 2008 - Apr 2010
Mar 2009

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. 
Jun 2009

40000 mi

US $3800
Steering shaft cracked and became disconnected from the steering rack causing driver to lose control of vehicle. Check engine light was FINALLY solved with a reflash (TSB) routine 40K maintenance done at this time. Front rotors and pads replaced. 
Aug 2009

44000 mi

US $2100
water pump failed, car had to be towed to dealer 
Oct 2009

46000 mi

US $2918
This is the second time this calendar year that there was a steering rack failure on this car. In addition, they needed to do suspension work: claiming that the bushings on the front suspension were worn out. At 46K. I think they are full of crap 
Mar 2010

49000 mi

US $2956
The vehicle started having the same issue it has had over and over with the steering. It goes "light" and the driver's inputs to the steering wheel are not translated properly to the road. Turn right, car goes straight. Duplicated by dealer!!! Took the car home, but it didn't feel right still. There were wires hanging out of the steering wheel. ECU was updated with new software, and wires reconnected at no charge. This car is dangerous! 
Apr 2010

49000 mi
The vehicle was driven 9 miles from the dealer and the steering system failed again, 4th time in as many weeks. This time I was accelerating to freeway speeds and the steering froze. I was unable to steer, and it became a very dangerous situation.  The vehicle exhibited the issues, but even after replacing ALL of the steering components the car was not able to be safely driven. My company has removed the car from service and I am under the impression that it was "removed from service" by GM 
Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
May 2009

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. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Kansas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

54000 mi
U joint went out and dropped the drive shaft while driving down the highway @ 55 miles an hour causing the drive shaft to split the rear end in two. Chevy say's the drive train isn't under warranty anymore! Repairs are going to cost $3,700. No money! 
Jan 2010

52000 mi

US $1300
Rearend ran dry on grease causing the gears to lock up and crack the housing, damaging the driveshaft and both rear axles.  

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Repair Histories

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