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Chevrolet Equinox Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

556 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Equinox. 66 of these members (11.9%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 56 suspension and steering repairs to Chevrolet Equinoxes--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

35% of the Chevrolet Equinox repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 467 repairs.

Chevrolet Equinox suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Equinox suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 58% between $100 and $499, 13% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 52 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 Chevrolet Equinox Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 14000    
16000 0 Stabilizer bar came loose. Repair/retightened so is no longer loose. 
35000 0 Stabilizer bar came loose. Second time this issue has come up. Seems to occur every 16000 miles! 
38500 0 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 
49000  

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 3000    
19700 0 Steering wheel seem to stick.. Have to turn hard in order to break the sticking loose. Replaced steering pump. 
63000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 3000    
7000 0 Loud clank coming from the bottom of the truck..problem still there. 
 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 61380    
114700 1600 Replaced both front struts as well. 
141980 392 Replaced front driver's side bearing. 
 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 53940    
56420 2646 both front sturt towers were replaced due to leaks in both Right rear axle bearing replaced Left rear axle bearing replaced 
 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 26000    
40000 3800 Steering shaft cracked and became disconnected from the steering rack causing driver to lose control of vehicle. 
46000 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 
49000 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! 
49000 0 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 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 44020    
60940 0 Passenger side strut frozen solid. Left it at garage overnight to thaw. Front struts will need replacing. 
66800 170 Replaced driver side stabilizer link (creaking noise on right turns). 
68580 600 New struts plus alignment. 
73160 106 Replace passenger side front stabilizer link. (Noisy) 
 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 82460    
93620 216 Noise from right lower ball joint, replaced. 
153140  

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 39060    
39460 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. 
60760  
Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 40300    
52080 105 Steering shaft needed to be replaced. 
62000 0 Front end link kits, lower control arm bushing. 
 

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