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2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (73%)

< $100 (0%)

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox in Indiana, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

90000 mi

US $800
Back wheel bearings had to be replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

264-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2013
Jan 2009

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. 
Oct 2012

66000 mi
Timing motor replaced 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

80000 mi

US $15
Cooling fans remained on after turning car off abnormal hi temperature gauge readings. Bad Thermostat cord connection at fan. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

78000 mi

US $85
EGR Valve and Traction Control Errors P0404 P0405. Replaced the EGR valve. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Indiana, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

162000 mi
New transmission. 
Sep 2015

172000 mi

US $80
Broken air valve on front passenger tire. Was slowly leaking air. 
Aug 2016

184300 mi

US $500
Rear wheel bearings and shocks were showing signs of wear, shaky while braking vehicle. Overheat warning would come on and door chime continue to beep (as if keys were left in the ignition) but engine was not overheating. IPC needed to be rebuilt. Turn signal stick was not operating properly, would not stay in position or on. This problem had existed for a while. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

66960 mi

C $50
Had to flush the windshield wiper spayers out. Also the rear cigarette lighter socket had to be replaced. 
Sep 2016

620 mi

C $157
Sway bar link kit/suspension Stabilizer bar link 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2013

93000 mi
power steering stopped working 
Oct 2013

103700 mi
Vehicle warning Engine hot came on - towed to dealer where it was determined the thermostat needed to be replaced. 
May 2016

161000 mi

US $250
Replaced serpentine belt 
Chevrolet Equinox in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

111700 mi

US $570
Wheel bearing I originally wanted to replace both front wheel bearings. This was the second one. 
Mar 2014

126000 mi

US $450
New spark plugs and wires were put in. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

40000 mi

US $174
Replaced alternator with a rebuilt alternator. Factory alternator developed a bearing whine. 
Jul 2013

48000 mi

US $753
Replaced passenger presence airbag sensor. 
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $420
Replaced left front and right front wheel bearing and hub assemblies. 
Jun 2016

98000 mi

US $34
The right rear ABS wheel speed sensor had an erratic electrical output causing an error code. The defective sensor was removed from the wheel bearing and replaced with ACDELCO p/n 96626080 ABS wheel speed sensor. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2013
Jun 2011

41000 mi

US $500
ABS light was on, service stabilitrak, all wheel drive off and traction control problems indicated on instrument panel. Left rear wheel speed sensor was replaced and battery replaced. Codes cleared. No further problems as of right now. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Sep 2016
Apr 2008 Noise/looseness in steering column. TSB 08-02-35-003 
Mar 2009

29188 mi
Front output shaft seal replaced. 
Apr 2010

42915 mi
Ticking noise from engine. Replaced both cylinder heads and all exhaust valves. Problem described in TSB:08-06-01-022 Service performed under warranty. 
Jun 2010

44722 mi

C $254
A/C initially running very cold ending with suspected evaporator freeze up and reduced A/C cooling. System purged and refilled with R134a refrigerant. Fixed problem. 
Mar 2011

51460 mi
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. 
Feb 2012

60720 mi

C $811
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. Passenger seat air bag sensor functioning incorrectly. Shop offered to search for a used one to save me money. Passenger seat airbag activation sensor not functioning correctly. Replaced with seat assembly obtained from used auto parts seller. 
Apr 2015

93980 mi

C $252
Problem: Noticed clunking and rattling from front end at low speeds.rnSolution: Replaced front stabilizer links. 
May 2016

105400 mi

C $850
Left rear wheel bearing needed replacement. Rear wiper motor seized off of park position. This caused continual drain on battery and car wouldn't start. 
Sep 2016

110980 mi

C $600
Both front light assemblies were no longer sealed properly and contained plenty of water. Both were replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Nebraska, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

74000 mi

US $1600
Major head gasket blown. New head gasket installed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

75000 mi

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 
Chevrolet Equinox in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

63000 mi

US $400
Misfire, when vehicle under a light load 
Nov 2013

78000 mi

US $150
ECM Valve replaced 
Apr 2014

82000 mi

US $460
Brakes pulsed when stopping at high speeds. Rotors needed to be replaced and new pads 
May 2015

93000 mi

US $150
Failure of the wire set, need removal and replacement 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $359
Vehicle would misfire under load. All of the spark plugs and plug wires were changed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $362
While on a long distance road trip, the A/C stopped blowing cold air. The A/C hose under the hood was completely frosted up on the outside. After thawing, the A/C worked normally. Dealer couldn't find problem, but refilled freon. Random warning lights displayed on dash, or randomly components will not work. Traction control off light came on 2 hours into trip. After stop and restart it went off. Sometimes turn signals, radio, wipers won't work on start up. Random warning lights continued. When starting engine would surge or sputter for a few seconds. Battery wasn’t holding a consistent charge, arched over and shorted out a computer board. $170 for battery. Computer board under extended warrantee for $1200. 
Oct 2013

58000 mi
AC would freeze up when in use. Cause - restricted expansion valve. Airbag status light reads off with adult passenger in seat. Replaced worn passenger presence sensor module. AC Compressor operating inconsistently and at times emitted a loud whine. Replace compressor, recover and recharge. Service Stabilitrak warning light. OnStar assistance found codes C0561, P0404, P1779. EGR Valve would not open beyond 60%. Replaced faulty EGR Valve. 
Jul 2015

73000 mi
The transfer case was leaking between the case sections. The transfer case was resealed and repaired. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2012

133000 mi

US $70
First Entry; replaced spark plugs at 110,000 miles for the first time. Still have to do the wires 
Chevrolet Equinox in Yukon Territory, Canada
Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

71920 mi

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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