2010 Chevrolet Equinox Problems and Repair Histories

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 260 repairs.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 30 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

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Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

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

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2013
Feb 2010

2500 mi
All lights and gauges quit, instrument panel went dark. Dealer removed fuse and put it back in. Was told computer "went to sleep". Told me a software fix was "in the works" and would be from 30 to 90 days. Happens again, remove under-hood fuse. 
Jul 2011

22000 mi
USB media port stopped working. Dealer replaced an electronic module after ordering the part. Weather strip around driver-side passenger door came loose due to freezing weather this winter. Dealer replaced it. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2012
Jan 2010

8000 mi
Engine temp indicator did not work and dealer replaced thermostat, everything is fine after repair. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - May 2011
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Device that raises the seat belt setting over your shoulder broke and keeps sliding up and down, not locking into place. Parts on order. 
Jun 2010

6000 mi
Finally repairs have been made. Correct parts were finally ordered to make the correct repair. 
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Droopy headliner by rear seat headlamp. 
Nov 2010

14300 mi
The headliner was replaced. But there were numerous scuffs and scratches on the interior after the work was done. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2009

1000 mi
We had the driver seat back cable replaced. It failed and the seat back angle was stuck in an OK position for my wife (her car) but too up-right for me. Dealer did it on a phone call appointment that afternoon. The cable was broken and they replaced it. 
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Drivers side passanger door did not open from the outside. Latch and lock worked, and door could be opened from the inside. Exterior door handle did not engage. Dealer fixed right away.  
Mar 2012

47000 mi
A chain that drives the water pump failed. Replaced chains, water pump, thermostat. Car was very noisy prior to the chain breaking. 
Jan 2015

86000 mi
as failed to start twice for a few hours. Codes: P0014 Exhaust (B), Camshaft Position, Timing over-advanced (Bank 1), P0324 Knock control system malfunction, U0109 Lost communication with fuel pump control module. Ordered crank position and cam sensors. 
Feb 2015

86000 mi

US $465
CEL on - Crank, no start. Codes P16F3 and U0109 from On-Star. Replaced Fuel Pump Control Module $145. + labor = $465. Dealer must use a dealer computer to flash the new control module to the car ECU. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Power liftgate motor working intermittently; replacement ordered. 
Jan 2010

3000 mi
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. 
Jan 2012

29000 mi
High Pressure Fuel Pump leaking fuel into crankcase; TSB exists so HPFP replaced under warranty & oil changed. Lower rear door rubber seal (near wheel opening) froze to body and pulled off when door was opened. Part replaced under warranty, no more issue. 
Jul 2013

49000 mi
Rough idle and oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles). 
Chevrolet Equinox in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2014
Oct 2009

3000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

7000 mi
Driverís side seat belt receiver did not reliably register belt being fastened. Reference GM Bulletin 09-09-40-001 
Jun 2010

13000 mi
Power lift gate not working. Flashed module, no fix, parts ordered. 
Jul 2010

14300 mi
Power lift gate not working. Ordered sensors and hydraulic cable. Replaced parts, corrected problem. 
Sep 2011

37000 mi
Car would not start, lot's of different errors in the DIC. Towed to dealer, diagnosed bad charging system/battery. Work/parts covered under dealer goodwill. 
Oct 2013

68300 mi

US $600
Onstar and radio not working correctly. Found to be a bad battery. This is the second battery we had to replace. Seems to me an ongoing problem every 2 years. 
May 2014

72000 mi

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 
Aug 2014

73000 mi
Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2013
Aug 2009

1000 mi
The passenger side vent that's right next to the center stack, the airflow wheel was never connected properly and limited the amount of airflow. Fix took like 10 minutes. 
Jan 2012

45300 mi
Only 2-1/2 quarts of oil left in pan after oil change, dealer says its normal. Too bad it takes 5 quarts. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

2000 mi
Seat belt warning light and alarm would not go off for driver's side. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

3000 mi
When opening the moonroof all the way in, it didn't close and stood open all the way. 
Apr 2010

7000 mi
Loud clank coming from the bottom of the truck..problem still there. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Repair Histories

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