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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Problems and Repair Histories

37 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. 13 of these members (35.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 35 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

43% of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, and 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 35 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 60% cost between $100 and $499, and 40% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Chevrolet Equinox problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Equinox in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 89000    
90000 800 Back wheel bearings had to be replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 110000    
111700 570 Wheel bearing I originally wanted to replace both front wheel bearings. This was the second one. 
126000 450 New spark plugs and wires were put in. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 93000    
93000 0 power steering stopped working 
103700 0 Vehicle warning Engine hot came on - towed to dealer where it was determined the thermostat needed to be replaced. 
105000  
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 26000    
40000 174 Replaced alternator with a rebuilt alternator. Factory alternator developed a bearing whine. 
48000 753 Replaced passenger presence airbag sensor. 
50000 420 Replaced left front and right front wheel bearing and hub assemblies. 
58000  

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 128000    
133000 70 First Entry; replaced spark plugs at 110,000 miles for the first time. Still have to do the wires 
168000  
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 74000    
75000 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 Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Noise/looseness in steering column. TSB 08-02-35-003 
0 Front output shaft seal replaced. 
0 Ticking noise from engine. Replaced both cylinder heads and all exhaust valves. Problem described in TSB:08-06-01-022 Service performed under warranty. 
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. 
51700 0 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 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. 
81220  
Chevrolet Equinox in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 40000    
41000 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. 
64000  
Chevrolet Equinox in Yukon Territory, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 71300    
71920 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. 
119040  
Chevrolet Equinox in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 51000    
63000 400 Misfire, when vehicle under a light load 
78000 150 ECM Valve replaced 
81000 460 Brakes pulsed when stopping at high speeds. Rotors needed to be replaced and new pads 

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