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Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Equinox suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 61 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

52700 mi

US $100
wheel bearing fixed 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

13700 mi The entire steering rack was replaced because the steering gear was sticking while driving. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

17000 mi Replaced rack and pinion steering assembly. Resistance in turning steering wheel from dead center on straight highway. Not noticeable until after driving for half hour or more. 
17000 mi Steering was notchy. Replaced steering gear. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

35300 mi Replaced right rear shock absorber and mounting hardware, under warranty. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

2000 mi Alignment off from factory, steering wheel not centered. Alignment performed. 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

11000 mi Bolts on subframe contacting body - ordered bolts outlined on TSB P10605 
13000 mi Creaking, popping sound in front suspension. It is somewhat fixed - not as bad as before but still a lesser slight occasional popping sound. 
7500 mi Steering would stick at highway speed and service steering message. Dealer replaced electric motor and control module. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi Power Steering vibration. Vehicle was bought back by Chevy because this issue could not be fixed. 
16000 mi Stabilizer bar came loose. Repair/retightened so is no longer loose. 
35000 mi Stabilizer bar came loose. Second time this issue has come up. Seems to occur every 16000 miles! 
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 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

89900 mi Stabilizor ends need 
55000 mi Rear wheel bearing failed along with sensor for AWD and traction control. 
61700 mi Another wheel bearing went bad. 
38000 mi

US $100
High pitched noise turning steering wheel. Replaced power steering pump. 
41000 mi

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

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

102000 mi

US $500
Left rear wheel bearing assembly. 
43000 mi

US $260
Front right and rear left sway bars damaged, requiring repair. 
14260 mi Lost communication with a sensor, had to replace a wire under the carpet, driver-side. 
57900 mi

C $450
There was noise on small bumps on the road 
92000 mi

US $200
Broken sway bar links. Needed replacement.  Also needed to replace both outer tie rod ends. 
112000 mi

US $200
Sway bar linkage rattling badly. Had to replace both of them. 
71920 mi

C $500
Problem with bearing 
17360 mi Stabilizer link(s) made a "rattle" sound over certain bumps. Stabilizer link(s) were defective and replaced. 
67580 mi

C $120
Replaced both stabilizer links 
19700 mi Steering wheel seem to stick.. Have to turn hard in order to break the sticking loose. Replaced steering pump. 
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. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi Loud clank coming from the bottom of the truck..problem still there. 
114000 mi

US $600
ABS light came on and Service Stabilitrak message displayed. Required replacement of front wheel bearing. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

90000 mi

US $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

50000 mi

US $420
Replaced left front and right front wheel bearing and hub assemblies. 
111700 mi

US $570
Wheel bearing I originally wanted to replace both front wheel bearings. This was the second one. 
93000 mi power steering stopped working 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Noise/looseness in steering column. TSB 08-02-35-003 
93980 mi

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

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

114700 mi

C $1600
Replaced both front struts as well. 
141980 mi

C $392
Replaced front driver's side bearing. 
45880 mi

C $150
Clunking in back. Brought in twice before same problem. Bushings on sway bar had to be replaced 
116000 mi

US $690
Replaced Left front Hub Assembly due to rough bearings and ABS failure Replaced Both front struts and upper mount assemblies due to severe wear of left front strut and leakage on right front strut. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

84940 mi stabilizer bar repaired front passenger strut to be repaired leaking and making loud noise) 
84940 mi Replaced both struts and control arm bushings 
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 
125860 mi

C $300
wheel bearing 
128960 mi

C $1100
Many parts replaced in braking and suspension systems. 
173600 mi Wheel bearing 
40000 mi

US $3800
Steering shaft cracked and became disconnected from the steering rack causing driver to lose control of vehicle. 
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 
50000 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! 
50000 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 
96000 mi

US $300
Load humming coming from the front of the car. 
84000 mi

US $74
Roaring/humming/dragging sound from front end. Found left front hub bearing internally faulted and pitted. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

61380 mi Passenger side strut frozen solid. Left it at garage overnight to thaw. Front struts will need replacing. 
66677 mi

C $170
Replaced driver side stabilizer link (creaking noise on right turns). 
68820 mi

C $600
New struts plus alignment. 
73160 mi

C $106
Replace passenger side front stabilizer link. (Noisy) 
90000 mi

US $1500
Both front struts were leaking. Replaced both front struts, sway bar links, strut mounting plates and one bearing. 
116000 mi

US $326
Replaced Right Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub 
149000 mi

US $350
The shocka 
93620 mi

C $216
Noise from right lower ball joint, replaced. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

52080 mi

C $105
Steering shaft needed to be replaced. 
62000 mi Front end link kits, lower control arm bushing. 
39271 mi

C $2250
Brake Flush(?)was done, replaced both front sway bar links, machine front rotors and install pads, performed rear brake service. Four new all purpose tires 17". Part # 25775162 hangar bearing replaced. WOW... Price has tax included. 
121000 mi

US $1243
rear wheel bearing front strut 
140000 mi Rattling from front drivers side, sounds like strut area. 
131000 mi Struts and socks were bad. We had to completely replace the parts. 
36712 mi E2140 - LINK OR BUSHINGS, FRONT STABILIZER SHAFT AT CONTROL ARM 
83000 mi

US $210
Strut and Shock Replacement and Alignment. 
114700 mi

C $500
Replaced both front strut assemblies. A noticeable rattle and noise prior to the replace. 
141540 mi

C $125
Front left wheel bearing hub replaced due to grinding noises. Purchased part online and had JM friend replace. Cheap Cheap 
117700 mi

US $1026
New front struts and mount 

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