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2010 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 278 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 Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Jun 2013

62000 mi
The timing chain needed to be replaced. 
Aug 2013

62000 mi
Engine making noises again. I traded the car in because I didnt trust it any longer. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

63000 mi

US $1050
Air compressor failed, needed replacing. 
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. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Alaska, United States
May 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

42000 mi
One completely destroyed fuel injector leaking everywhere, replaced that one and cleaned the remaining ones. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

25000 mi
GPS was defaulting to Washington D.C. and clock wasn't remembering set time A/C wasn't cooling air. Dye added to A/C previous trip to check for leaks. Compressor was leaking - unit in stock and replaced 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Very small transmission fluid leak found at first oil change/tire rotation 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2010

16000 mi
Stabilizer bar came loose. Repair/retightened so is no longer loose. 
Nov 2011

27500 mi
Battery was leaking and had to be replaced. Refused to start. 
Jun 2012

35000 mi
Stabilizer bar came loose. Second time this issue has come up. Seems to occur every 16000 miles! After first starting the car and backing out of driveway, the brakes acted flaky and would not fully engage. For the rest of the day the brakes worked fine. Hydraulic brake booster tested low in pressure, replaced. 
Nov 2012

38500 mi
right side tie-rod worn out. Noticed knocking on back right side when driving. Local mechanic concluded tie-rod end was worn out after shaking car up and down from the right rear open door. He heard the clicking sounds of worn tie rod end 
Dec 2013

49000 mi

US $175
Battery needed replacement - only a little over a year old! Delco battery! Was replaced once under warranty but 2nd failed in a little over a year! Heavily sulphated. 
Feb 2015

60000 mi

US $800
Engine running too cool and thermostat defective and not working. Needed to be replaced and catalytic converter needed to be cleaned out because of heavy carbon build up. AC compressor noisy and non-functioning. System needed to be recharged. Seems to be working so far. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2014
Nov 2013

68700 mi

US $700
Need new brakes. Needed engine sensor 
Nov 2014

85000 mi

US $60
Windshield arms were stripped from motor posts 
Dec 2014

85000 mi
Undiagnosed CEL on when traded. 
Chevrolet Equinox in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

4000 mi
Power Steering vibration. Vehicle was bought back by Chevy because this issue could not be fixed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

34000 mi
Nav/radio needed firmware update to fix system memory problems. 
Mar 2013

35000 mi
Trim ring around passenger sun visor arm came loose. Re-fastened by dealer under bumper-to-bumper warantee. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
Every time we would turn off the engine for a stop, and then start it up again, we found that the nav had forgotten our destination and we had to re-enter them. By the end of the trip it had apparently fixed itself. Also gave us some bad directions. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2009 - Oct 2013
Jul 2010

5360 mi
air conditioning system not working properly 
Chevrolet Equinox in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

56800 mi
Hesitating and running rough, strong fuel smell in oil. Had tech alert for bad fuel pump and gasket done. 
May 2014

70680 mi
Changed fuel pump. Pulled transmission to replace seals. 
Feb 2015

88040 mi

C $423
Hub required replacing for speed sensor 
Jun 2015

89900 mi
Stabilizor ends need Emissions system Door hem recall 
Chevrolet Equinox in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

31620 mi
Power train unit has to be completely replaced as well as water pump and alternator was suggested to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

36560 mi

C $799
Air conditioning was not working properly. Valve replaced and air conditioner recharged. However did not fix problem. Three weeks later air conditioner pump was also replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Alaska, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

86000 mi

US $140
Airbag light sensor, change the cable adaptor Under the driver seat 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

33000 mi
Rust on bottom of inside bottom door panel. Driver and passenger doors. 
Nov 2014

38000 mi

US $100
High pitched noise turning steering wheel. Replaced power steering pump. 
Dec 2014

41000 mi

US $100
High pitched noise turning steering wheel. Replaced entire steering column. Lower bearing (sealed) problem. 
Sep 2015

50000 mi

US $192
Rear pads worn down. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2015
Mar 2014

33480 mi
Front rotors and pads replaced under warranty. A scraping/crunching noise heard when the brakes were applied had developed on front rotors that had previously been replaced in November 2013 due to normal life wear. 
Aug 2014

35960 mi

C $112
No power to rear windows. Splice J313 was open. Qty 2 Splice N 089650 replaced. (Parts cost $6.50 ea) Labour $100.00 
Sep 2014

36580 mi

C $1281
Rear differential clutch control module - internal fault. Module replaced (Part cost $500). Access to module required exhaust removal, and lowering of rear differential. Power mirrors not working. Mirror switch and left door module on the door were replaced. 
Nov 2014

37200 mi

C $627
Loss of power (near stalling) with warning "Service Stabilitrac". Technicians had difficulty identifying the cause. Replaced wiring under the drivers seat. Vehicle ran fine for 19 days before reoccurring. Return to dealer today. 
Jan 2015

38440 mi
Same intermittent problem as reported on 1 Nov. After a number of further repair attempts and consultation with GM Engineering the problem seems to be fixed - failed On-Star module affecting computer system. 
Mar 2015

38440 mi
Same intermittent electrical/drivetrain problem as reported on 1 Nov 14 and Jan 15 - obviously not fixed and techs were unable to identify cause on this occasion. Also Manual Shift toggle switch on shifter no longer works. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Iowa, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

96 mi
Replaced BCM 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2015
Jun 2012

31000 mi
Trim part had rust. Was replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

55000 mi
Rear wheel bearing failed along with sensor for AWD and traction control. Nav reverted back to Washington DC, repaired per TSB issued. 
Nov 2014

61700 mi
Another wheel bearing went bad. 
Jul 2015

70000 mi
Rust on bottom edge of doors. Ground down paint and hit with epoxy self etching primer. Haven't had time to paint but rust is showing through primer. GM will not fix. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

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 Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2013

35340 mi
A/C condenser perforated and non-functional, repaired under warranty Right side window did not go up properly, Insulation lubed and now working 
Feb 2015

59520 mi

C $100
Electric switch in gear selector Wiper link broken 
Mar 2015

60140 mi
Gas tank cannot fill up . I was told that there was a service bulletin and repair, but these parts are not available n Canasa, nothing to be done here. Amazingly, the problem is now not as noticable since I got it back 
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 Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Sep 2013

51000 mi
Timing chain making noise 
Oct 2013

53300 mi
Recall on this years timing chain 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014
Jun 2011

28295 mi
Tensioner for balance shaft and water pump found to have internal damage causing chain slap. Replaced the tentioner for balance shaft. Parts replaced gasket,tensioner, and oil Transmission bullentins. Reprogram PCM and TCM 
Aug 2011

33297 mi
Replaced both front stabilizer links for excessive play. 
Oct 2013

64664 mi
Reprogrammed ECM per recall 12312 oil life monitor update This was a recall letter and we noticed horrible engine sound. Replaced fuel pump because it was leaking into crank case. Replaced timing chain guides that fell out into oil pan upon removal. Also replaced timing chain and balance chain. 
Jan 2014

69000 mi
Extremely loud engine noise/stalling oil smells of gas. Replaced all pistons and rings. Also coolant,pipe, 3 gaskets 
Chevrolet Equinox in Alabama, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

43500 mi
Taken in for oil change, complained about excessive noise from engine. Was found to be timing chain, required replacement. 
May 2013

44000 mi
Cam position sensor light kept coming on, probably related to previous timing chain change. Found piece of broken bearing strip apparently from seat rail on power driver's seat. 
Sep 2013

47000 mi
Broken seat rail trim. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2015
Nov 2009

1700 mi
Passenger rear door upper frame aligned (door stuck out from body frame). 
Jan 2010

2000 mi
Reprogrammed transmission control module to improve shift quality. 
Jun 2010

4000 mi
Repaired rattle in center HVAC/Radio center stack. 
Jul 2010

5300 mi
Airbag warning light consistently on. Traced to a loose connector under driver's seat. Tightened connector pin in connector, eliminated problem on first visit (and didn't come back as of 2 weeks since repair) 
Dec 2010

10000 mi
Weatherstrip on rocker panels came loose. Dealership replaced with new weatherstrip. 
Dec 2011

20000 mi
Squeak in driver's seatback, dealer fixed within a few hours (remove seatcover, added mfr. approved tape to address some metal straps that were rubbing). Adjusted parking brake due to cable stretch. 
Aug 2012

27000 mi
Timing chain replaced due to chain stretch. Covered in a TSB. 
Mar 2013

31000 mi
Had to replace crankshaft front oil seal due to oil leak. 
Apr 2014

41500 mi
Excessive oil consumption. A TSB recommended new pistons, new timing chain & guides plus new high-pressure fuel pump so all of those components were replaced. 
Nov 2014

49000 mi
Dealer replaced temp. blend door actuator. Did it at no charge even though car was 2 yrs. out of warranty. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

44000 mi
Rattle in engine. Timing chains replaced. ECM would not talk to car after multiple attempts to reprogram. ECM from 2010 model was the only one that worked. Replaced with a "2010" ECM. 2011-2013 wouldn't work. Engine burning oil faster than normal with no warning lights or other indicators. Engine replacement is likely. Currently going through GM-required 1,000 mile oil test before final judgement is given. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Georgia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

2000 mi
The bluetooth system was not working properly. The car continue to sound the ring chime and not responding to any command by me to stop the ringing. The dealer identified the problem. The computer system is required to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

37000 mi
burning oil 
Chevrolet Equinox in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
Oct 2012

19060 mi
TSB for pinging. The ECM was reprogrammed for the pinging. That was a success.  TSB for front seat material problem. The seat material and foam was changed but the dealer botched the install. Am still fighting with dealer/GM Canada. 
Chevrolet Equinox in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

55000 mi
Uses excessive oil use. Had oil change and recall notice. was told a cap was loose. time before it was excessive oil use. told me it was fuel injection pump. I use 3-4 quarts of oil between oil changes. 
Dec 2013

73000 mi
oil consumption test. found out car using 1 qt. oil every 2000 mi. consumption with in guide lines of manufacture. 
May 2014

78000 mi

US $25
oxygen sensor 
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 Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $452
Throwing Stabilitrack and Loss of Engine Power codes; burning excessive amounts of oil, with no apparent leak; running poorly, poor gas mileage. 
Jan 2014

72000 mi
Vehicle still burning oil and rough idle, even after replacement of throttle body assembly at 452.00. Odd behavior in ECO mode and with Traction Control enabled. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Kansas, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2014
Jul 2014

65000 mi

US $100
Some gasket or part would cause the car to shut down when at a stop light or idling. 
Dec 2014

69000 mi

US $110
Heater not blowing hot air 
Chevrolet Equinox in Missouri, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

60000 mi

US $800
Crack was in system. 
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 Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $60
Replaced spark plugs, multiple codes still showing and check engine light on, small knocking noise still present but usually only when turning. Seems like its a belt.  Also had to fix both headlights as connectors loosen and shake loose. 
Apr 2015

117000 mi

US $2900
Timing chain failure, Balancer chain failure. new pistons, rings. and top end rebuild do to the timing chain breaking. Fuel pump failure. 
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. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
May 2014

24500 mi
De-carbonize engine Had to replace head and related valve train parts 
Chevrolet Equinox in Kansas, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

93500 mi

US $80
Rear lift gate latch was not working. It was replaced. 
Apr 2015

96000 mi
GM recall to reprogram the computer 
Dec 2015

105000 mi
Stabilitrak warning message came on. Determined that the problem was the magnet inside the bearing had detached causing the Stabilitrak (and ABS) system to malfunction. Replaced the bearing and speed sensor on that wheel. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 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. 
Aug 2015

89700 mi
Replaced leaking high pressure fuel pump.  Replaced engine timing chains, and chain guides. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

87000 mi
Transmission failed and required rebuild. Repair covered under manufacturer drive train warranty. 
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 Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

102000 mi

US $500
Left rear wheel bearing assembly. 
Jun 2014

102000 mi
Rough idle, surging while in drive after longer drives. Felt like engine was about to die. Dealer blamed crushed oil filter, but had been rough since new. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2011

14260 mi
Lost communication with a sensor, had to replace a wire under the carpet, driver-side. 
Jul 2014

53700 mi
Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
Nov 2014

57900 mi

C $450
There was noise on small bumps on the road 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Motor replaced due to bad cylinders 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Apr 2011

17000 mi
Replaced driver's side power window regulator, under warranty 
Nov 2014

62000 mi

US $500
Replaced exhaust manifold 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

16740 mi
Power lumbar broke 
Oct 2011

29140 mi
An exhaust valve failed.. The dealer replaced under warranty 
Mar 2012

34100 mi
The plastic guide that keeps tension on the timing chain broke, so the vehicle was slipping out of time. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

16120 mi
High pressure direct injection fuel pump failure. Fuel pump was replaced with updated unit. 
Jul 2011

17360 mi
Stabilizer link(s) made a "rattle" sound over certain bumps. Stabilizer link(s) were defective and replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

12400 mi
airbag warning light malfunction. sensor replaced, problem solved. 
Jul 2012

24560 mi
Dipstick indicated oil was down by 1.5 litres. Dealer added necessary oil and will monitor dipstick every 2000 km to determine if there is an oil consumption problem with the engine. Update: lost half a litre in 5000 km, well within GM specs. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2010

17000 mi
Dash and instruments going off. 
Oct 2010

19700 mi
Steering wheel seem to stick.. Have to turn hard in order to break the sticking loose. Replaced steering pump. 
Sep 2011

32000 mi
knock sensor replaced, still knocks 
May 2013

53000 mi
replaced high pressur fuel pump 
Mar 2014

63000 mi
Timing chain noisy. Fixed under warranty. Error knock sensor light came on. 
Oct 2015

81000 mi

US $70
seat blowing fuses. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

13000 mi
Faulty radiator thermostat 
Mar 2011

15000 mi
clock defective. Replaced clock/dvd/nav unit. 
Oct 2011

21000 mi
Rear hatch works intermittently 
Nov 2011

23000 mi
Rear hatch inoperative. Would not work when service writer tried, but worked later for no reason. 
Dec 2011

24000 mi
rear hatch release intermittant 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arizona, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

10000 mi
The car is using a quart of oil in less that 3000 miles. I have been told that they need to do the documentation and that I need to take the car to them before adding any oil. This has been occurring since we purchased the car in Aug. 2009 
Mar 2011

24000 mi

US $45
Lumbar stopped working.  
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

7555 mi
Catistrophic failure of transmission. No forward drive. Repacement needed. Under warrantee but confidence in vehicle severly damaged.  
Chevrolet Equinox in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Dash rattle, they put a pad under the dash to fix the problem 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2014
Oct 2010

9500 mi
Bolt had worked itself loose on the power lumbar support for the drivers seat. Quickly repaired by dealer in under 30 mins, and no issues since. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
Aug 2011

36000 mi
Replaced failed exh cam position sensor. MIL on startup was indication along with very rough idle, confirmed code with OnStar. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
Dec 2010

7000 mi
Replaced ignition switch. Problem caused service stabilitrak light to come on and cylinder misfire - car difficult to drive before problem 
Mar 2011

11000 mi
They had to clean out the key ignition because it would stick and not turn over at times to start the car. 
Jul 2012

33000 mi
High pressure fuel pump on engine and timing crank shaft replacement and repair. 
Sep 2012

37000 mi
Volume notification bar would display and want to change from 15 - 16 at random times without anyone touching the volume controls. Also the headliner fell down and had to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

43000 mi

US $260
Front right and rear left sway bars damaged, requiring repair. 
Dec 2013

60000 mi

US $300
Thermostat and vent control nonfunctional. Faulty temperature sensor replacement. 
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $200
Heater/AC again unable to properly regulate temperature. I haven't been able to return to try and get it fixed yet. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Aug 2011

36000 mi
Lumbar bolt popped; tsb for this issue. 
Jul 2012

56000 mi
Had car in for 60,000 mile service. Shortly after, it started sounding like an 18 wheeler when pressing on the gas. Timing chain replaced; rattle still there - now being blamed on belt tensioner.  
Aug 2012

56000 mi
Previous repair unsuccessful. Dealership started throwing parts at it; drive belt replaced, fuel pump replaced, finally entire engine was replaced. Traded vehicle in while it was in shop; no longer my problem. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2012

63000 mi
Fuel tank sensor for emission control and low gas indicator replaced. 
Jun 2012

72000 mi
A/C condensor leak. Discovered by finding greenish fluid on driveway under front of car 
Jan 2013

86000 mi
Trans leaking. Suspect tech((?) didn't do proper procedure when unit was serviced weeks ago. Dealer identified it does have a leak, topped off system with a dye to pin point the leak after driving 1K miles. Suggested it's the front pump. 
May 2013

90700 mi
Oil consumption test concluded and solution was to replace engine with 2013 engine 3000 miles on engine no loss of oil! 
Jul 2013

94300 mi
Transmission leaking fluid trans pulled all seals replaced. 300 miles on repair. No leaks at this time 
Oct 2014

130000 mi

US $1300
Car was stalling after start up. Smelled gas. Leaking seal on the high pressure fuel pump resulted in gas in the oil and a rich fuel mixture. Replaced fuel pump and a small, very expensive, one time use fuel line. Replaced leaking front right inner axle seal. This is the third time this has been replaced. About every 40,000 miles or so. 
Jan 2015

138300 mi

US $686
Loud noise hear from left front area. Increased with speed. Noise level did not change when transmission placed in netural while car was moving on highway. Front left hub bearing failed and was replaced. 
Jul 2015

153000 mi

US $490
Exhaust manifold was cracked 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2013
Feb 2012

57000 mi
Check engine light appeared. Dealer replaced timing belt and water pump under warranty 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2010

4960 mi
No airflow from driver-side center air vent. Retainer clip attaching linkage to dial to open airflow door came apart. Easy fix by dealer. Had this done at time of first oil change. 
Jun 2011

14260 mi
Right side speakers replaced as well as amplifier. Very small speck of dust or metal on rear hatch when painted. Noticed what appeared to be a tiny bubble forming. Bodyshop sanded and repainted area. 
Nov 2012

27260 mi
Drivers side lumbar broken slipping. 
Jan 2013

29140 mi
Rear Latch switch had to be replaced. Replaced intermittent rear defogger switch. 
Sep 2014

41540 mi
Recall, Timing Chain and Tensioner,Fuel Pump and related parts. CEL was on sporadically before, not on since, unclear if related. 
Jun 2015

44020 mi

C $128
Check engine light came on. Took it in and they said it was a knock sensor. They said it was operating properly so they reset it and said to return if it comes on again. It has since. 
Sep 2015

44640 mi
Rust appearing on rear door lips. Warranty recall. Loaner provided free of charge. 
Oct 2015

44840 mi
CEL was on . Dealer scanned DTCS and found 3 codes. P0013, P0324, P0326.. Exhaust Cam position Solenoid High Resistance. 13.20 ohms spec is 8-12 ohms. Removed and replaced Exhaust Cam Position Actuator Solenoid. Fault caused other codes. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

49000 mi
Timing chain issue causing excessive oil use. 
Dec 2015

49000 mi

US $1300
Transmission failure. Required rebuild. GM paid 2/3 of cost. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2013
Aug 2012

41000 mi
zebra striping in the engine. No oil in the engine. Engine was replaced. No charge, under warranty. 
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 Alabama, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

90000 mi

US $1100
35R clutch wave plate snapped and needed to be replaced. Spark plug failed - check engine light, stabilitrak issue, rough idle 
Dec 2015

92000 mi

US $200
Broken sway bar links. Needed replacement.  Also needed to replace both outer tie rod ends. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

33000 mi

US $900
replaced worn break pads 
Chevrolet Equinox in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
Aug 2011

15000 mi
Radio and radio display completely inoperable; presented itself on a road trip. Appt made with dealer at destination. He had it towed because the battery discharged in the event as well. Fixed successfully by reseating a connector. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2014
Aug 2011

18300 mi
The lumbar adjustment for the seat "deflated" and wouldn't reinflate. The dealer fixed it during a routine oil change.  
May 2013

36000 mi
Issues with oil consumption (1qt every 800 miles). At first they tried a new valve cover, which didnt work.  
Oct 2013

41000 mi
They then replaced the engine to fix oil consumption, which has been great. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

44000 mi
fuel pump started to pump gas into the oil, the dealer replaced the fuel pump.This car has the 2.4 litre four cylinder engine. The fuel pump that was replaced earlier this month also failed. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

56700 mi

US $20
Condenser leaking green oil. Added stop leak to AC system. seems to have taken care of it. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Iowa, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
May 2015

68000 mi
Engine burned all of the oil in less than 4000 miles, causing engine wear/damage. Dealer replaced pistons, rings, cam shaft, timing chain, tensioners, HP fuel pump, and more. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

120280 mi
compressor failed 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

37380 mi
Rust at the bottom of doors. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Colorado, United States
Sep 2009 - Nov 2012
Feb 2010

8000 mi
Turned the Nox on to drive to work and none of the buttons on the dash worked. No heat or A/C, no changing radio stations, door locks, nothing. All controls on the steering wheel did still work, however. Fixed itself while driving the next day. 
Aug 2012

43500 mi

US $770
Needed a new AC compressor - old one had a hole in it and stopped working. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012

19000 mi
Dash light came on, with rattling sound under the car. After one trip to the dealer it is still not fixed. 
Mar 2012

22000 mi
Rattle fixed. Heat shield. Light never came back on. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Jun 2011

23000 mi
service stabilitrak message on DIC. Check engine light came on. Car ran rough. Also seemed hard to steer at times. No codes stored in the computer. Dealer could not fix because it did not do it after a restart of engine. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Nov 2010

20000 mi
Audio would periodically not work when the car first started.  
Jan 2012

45000 mi
Had problem where radio didn't "remember" settings (clock, station tuned before car shut off, etc.) Check engine light came on while dealer testing radio replacement. Diagnosed as fuel pump problem. 
Oct 2012

61300 mi
Bearing failed in transfer case. Was told that it was not a serviceable part. They replaced the transfer case under warranty. 
Dec 2012

64000 mi
Vehicle stalled while turning into driveway. Took to dealer, was told the engine had no oil and metal shavings in crankcase, but no sign of leak. Engine replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2014

101000 mi

US $500
Exhaust manifold cracked and needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2014

103000 mi

US $300
Heater would periodically stop working correctly. Reflashed the software. Also, found warm air door missing tooth so it was not functioning correctly. Replaced door. 
Jun 2015

114000 mi

US $600
ABS light came on and Service Stabilitrak message displayed. Required replacement of front wheel bearing. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

18000 mi
Rough Idle due to inadequate fuel supply. Fuel Pump replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

20000 mi
Jerky downshifting. Performed TSB to reflash 
Aug 2010

15000 mi

US $600
Rear liftgate would not shut. TSB performed involving replacement of liftgate latch switch Recall from GM for Climate controls not working. Replaced climate control circuit board 
Sep 2010

20000 mi
Transfer case leaking oil onto driveway. Performed TSB to replace seals with redesigned ones. 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Getting engine "knock" aka pinging. TSB performed to reflash ECU. No more engine knock 
Jun 2011

40000 mi

US $5000
TSB indicates oil consumption is due to "zebra striping" scoring of cylinder walls which is a design problem on this engine. Engine replaced entirely. 
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $650
A/C condenser had a crack in it allowing refrigerant to escape. This is likely a design issue as the location of the condensor neck is exposed underneath the car to getting hit by rocks, etc. Replaced condenser. 
May 2013

80000 mi

US $2600
Bearings in rear differential bad. Replaced entire rear differential. Error codes being set for bad throttle body. Replaced Throttle body. 
Sep 2013

93000 mi
Water pump and balance shaft chain Air conditioner whining when compressor comes on. Likely bad compressor Runs very rough at startup, no codes yet. Didn't used to do that 
Feb 2014

100000 mi
Transfer case input shaft seal leaking gear oil. This is the second time the seal has been replaced Has been smelling like exhaust for a while and they could never find the problem. While doing another repair, they found the exhaust manifold was cracked. Replaced exhaust manifold and it is finally fixed. 
Jun 2014

99990 mi

US $900
Car smelled like exhaust all the time. Took it in right before powertrain warranty expired. It was a cracked exhaust manifold leaking exhaust. Replaced manifold and fixed the problem. Transfer case input shaft seal leaking gear oil. This is the second time the seal has been replaced 
Dec 2015

140000 mi

US $110
Got a check engine light; Computer scan said it was failed intake and exhaust solenoid actuator. Replaced both and codes cleared. Unfortunately the electrical connector broke on removal so I had to order replacement pigtail 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

31300 mi
The timing chain and water pump were replaced. There was a letter sent around July 2013 stating that this could be an issue for my Equinox and to be on the look out for it. I brought it in at the earliest symptom, before any check engine light appeared. 
Apr 2014

34000 mi
Engine running rough, if never stalling. Probably excessive oil consumption. They top the oil off and want me to drive 1k miles before they check again. CEL comes on as I leave the dealership. They scan and shut it off. Engine light comes on a few days later. I scan it with my code reader, P0014, exhaust camshaft position sensor. Bring the car back. Now the end of the month, need inspection. Drop the car off, they replace the sensor. The next morning, the light comes on again, same issue. Now I am stuck, have to get the "R" inspection sticker until fixed. 
May 2014

34000 mi
Check engine at 1k miles. Running rough again and excessive oil used. They determine they can get away with replacing piston and rings. You can't replace the cylinder sleeve or service the block in this engine so you know this fix isn't going to last. 
Jun 2014

34000 mi
Less than 300 miles, CEL comes on. In 7 miles to dealer, everything goes to hell. Very rough, stalling, barely limp to dealer. They tear down engine, a balance shaft bearing had been destroyed and most likely pieces all inside the engine. Replaced engine. Drives ok after engine install. Still rough shifts at higher RPMs. Decide to pull ahead schedule and trade it in a few months before I was planning to. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

53000 mi
Engine failure. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Colorado, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

32000 mi
Transfer case to transmission seal leaking. Replaced two seals. Previous repair didn't stop the leak so dealer had to replace a second seal between transfer case and transmission. 
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 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet Equinox in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

29760 mi
Ticking sound coming from engine compartment. Installed sound insulator on fuel pump pipe connection. 
Jul 2012

31660 mi
Fixed ticking sound by replacing the timing chain tensioner. 
Mar 2014

47120 mi
A LEFT REAR AXLE SEAL NEEDS REPLACEMENT CAUSE: LEFT FRONT AXLE SEAL LEAKING 8464450 FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SHAFT SEAL REPLACEMENT - LEFT SIDE 

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