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Chevrolet Equinox Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Equinox transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (58%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

30000 mi Fluid seeping between transmission and transfer case. Replaced seal between transmission and transfer case, degreased engine and test drove - no leaks found. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

33000 mi Replaced the torque converter seal. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

19000 mi Shift lever not traveling smoothly. Would be stopped by something solid and would need to be moved back for another try to get it into Park. 
28000 mi Carrier bearing holding up the drive shaft was hanging on by threads. 
31000 mi Torque converter leak. Repaired under warranty.  One week later the left axle shaft was leaking. Repaired under warranty. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

16120 mi Had to change a gasket on the rear axle, covered under warranty 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi Erratic shifting at slow speeds Transmission overhauled but problem has not been fixed. Problem is worse. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

6700 mi Transmission was suffering from an intermittent harsh shift between gears 1-2. Technician cleaned up a valve in the transmission valve body. The problem was lessened, but it still does it less frequently. The dealer will be apprised. 
49700 mi It jerks forward while driving. They adjusted a sensor again! 
60000 mi Gear shifts from drive to neutral while driving. Lounges forward when it shifts. 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

7500 mi Replace Torque Converter Hub Seal because it was leaking  
43000 mi Torque converter seal was leaking. They removed and replaced the seal, after removing the whole transmission. They also did an alignment. I wonder if it's connected to having had a rebuilt transmission when the new car was 3 months old. 
43000 mi Transmission fluid still leaking after the repair in October. Evidently, they didn't complete the job. They removed the side axle from transmission and replaced the seal. Still not sure if the transmission is working 100% 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

57000 mi Transfer case replaced. 
58000 mi Vehicle would not back up on a grade then the engine would rev and a loud clunking sound was heard. It slowly progressed even in forward gears. I took it to a Honda dealer and traded it for an Accord after I left the Chevy dealer. 
36000 mi I suspect transmission was going out as car jerked when shifting gears--had 36,366 Miles. Warranty ran out at 36,000. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

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

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi Very small transmission fluid leak found at first oil change/tire rotation 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

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. 
70680 mi Pulled transmission to replace seals. 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

112000 mi

US $4000
Transmission shifting erratically and sometimes not shifting into certain gears. Determined the 3-5-R wave plate was bad and caused problems so the transmission had to be replaced. 
90000 mi

US $1100
35R clutch wave plate snapped and needed to be replaced. 
28295 mi Transmission bullentins. Reprogram PCM and TCM 
49000 mi

US $1300
Transmission failure. Required rebuild. GM paid 2/3 of cost. 
59520 mi

C $100
Electric switch in gear selector 
71920 mi

C $500
Leak in transmission line 
53700 mi Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
87000 mi Transmission failed and required rebuild. Repair covered under manufacturer drive train warranty. 
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. 
94300 mi Transmission leaking fluid trans pulled all seals replaced. 300 miles on repair. No leaks at this time 
130000 mi

US $1300
Replaced leaking front right inner axle seal. This is the third time this has been replaced. About every 40,000 miles or so. 
7555 mi Catistrophic failure of transmission. No forward drive. Repacement needed. Under warrantee but confidence in vehicle severly damaged.  

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

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. 
36000 mi 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. 
61300 mi Bearing failed in transfer case. Was told that it was not a serviceable part. They replaced the transfer case under warranty. 
20000 mi Jerky downshifting. Performed TSB to reflash 
20000 mi Transfer case leaking oil onto driveway. Performed TSB to replace seals with redesigned ones. 
80000 mi

US $2600
Bearings in rear differential bad. Replaced entire rear differential. 
100000 mi Transfer case input shaft seal leaking gear oil. This is the second time the seal has been replaced 
99990 mi

US $900
Transfer case input shaft seal leaking gear oil. This is the second time the seal has been replaced 

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

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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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

162000 mi New transmission. 

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

29188 mi Front output shaft seal replaced. 
105400 mi

C $600
Left rear wheel bearing needed replacement. 
73300 mi The transfer case was leaking between the case sections. The transfer case was resealed and repaired. 

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

160000 mi

US $3700
Transmission slipping - computer failure. 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $690
Replaced Left front CV Shaft due to crunching sound while turning 
117700 mi

US $82
Left front CV Shaft failed at outer joint - this part was replaced 6 days prior with a remanufactured shaft acquired from a name brand auto store 

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

123380 mi

C $1400
Major drivetrain problem, my AWD is now FWD. Cost for parts to repair was $1600 plus, unable to rebuild the driveshaft due to it being a very non-standard design. My repair shop says he knows 3 other former AWD driving around as FWD... 
116000 mi

US $339
Transmission cooling lines were leaking and it was reported by the company that did my oil change. Took to repair shop and both lines (in and out) had to be replaced. 
54000 mi U joint went out and dropped the drive shaft while driving down the highway @ 55 miles an hour causing the drive shaft to split the rear end in two. Chevy say's the drive train isn't under warranty anymore! Repairs are going to cost $3,700. No money! 
52000 mi

US $1300
Rearend ran dry on grease causing the gears to lock up and crack the housing, damaging the driveshaft and both rear axles.  
94000 mi

US $75
Vehicle was making a grinding, rubbing noise. Replaced two u joints and the carrier bearing. 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $200
Tried to isolate bearing noise in drive train. Appears to be in passenger side of transmission. 35mph or more showed bearing noise. Not CV joints, wheel bearing or intermediate shaft, the shaft was replaced and problem noise still there.  
73098 mi

C $132
Left outer CV Boot replaced as old one was torn. 
21623 mi Transmission line broke. Replaced under warranty 

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

106000 mi Center drive shaft bearing and rear diff were bad. 
52080 mi

C $105
AWD system grinding when it engages. Dealer says let's change the diff fluid and see if that cures it. That problem came back in 2 weeks. 105.00 I will take it back for the rear diff and the steering shaft in 2 wks. 
61380 mi drive shaft hanger bearing replaced 
62000 mi Centre support bearing and yoke for the driveshaft. 
81220 mi transmission coolant lines cracked at the 90 bend on the frame...had to be replaced. 
39680 mi

C $772
Ordered hanger bearing for next service. 
39980 mi

C $603
Hangar bearing k SP 056000 Factory Part # 25775162 was replaced. 2 hours replacement time. 
115300 mi

C $400
Replaced the center drive shaft hanger/bearing c/w u joint. I had been warned a few months back that it would soon need replacing. After a slight shake was noticed at highway speeds I went in for the repairs. 
109000 mi

US $1200
Drive shaft joint 
13801 mi K5267 - LINES, TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER - BOTH - REPAIR OR REPLACE  
87000 mi

US $200
Driveshaft Center Support Bearing separated from rubber isolator. Replaced Bearing and U-Joints. 

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