2011 Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2011

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (53%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (4%)

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

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4000 mi Key did not work. Would not turn over now they thin it may be the Battery. Has done it 4 more times just keep turning the key and eventually it starts. 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi Key fob need to have the card or circuit board replaced 
38000 mi

US $200
Dead cell in battery 
Second dealer installed battery in 12 months. Latest at warrany, no charge 
10000 mi back left speaker replaced 
36000 mi Remote start failed. After replacing a switch without success, a wire was found to be broken. 
40000 mi Heater stopped working. Control switch on the water flow into the heater was found stuck. 
62300 mi

US $322
Heater quit again. Replaced a actuator. Entire dash had to be removed for the repair. 
63000 mi

US $228
Heater quit again! Non-dealer shop gave up and told me to take it to dealer. Dealer replaced a different actuator. We'll see...... April 2017: everything worked fine thru the winter! 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

13300 mi Still under warranty 
15000 mi When air conditioner fan is turned all the way up and temp control is on coolest setting, every 30 minutes the air speed drops without the driver adjusting controls. Lasts for 45 seconds, then returns to original settings. Air has quit x 2 
56000 mi

US $79
Navigation defaults to washington DC and time as well everytime you start the car. You change the program but does the same wthing when restarted. Looks like a recall on the nav system but dealer sayd otherwise. 
36000 mi Navigation system/ stereo/ clock/ problems. 
2000 mi Replaced IP Cluster. The outside temperature gauge would work intermittently so replaced the IP Cluster to correct the problem 
77800 mi

US $251
Replaced Mode Actuator 
22000 mi Usb port for the radio quit working, Dealer replace module. 
35000 mi Car was Towed by gm to the dealer at no charge. Glad I didn't have another 500 mile or I would have had to pay for the battery. 
41300 mi Battery Died before warranty 
74300 mi remote start stop working 
80800 mi

US $500
W hd a prblem wth th A/C cabn fn ctl modul tht contrled fan spd whn swtching frm 1 mode to the nxt. The fn spd wold slw whn swtch from 1 mod but wuld not retrn to the corect spd Whn tht was"FXED"th OnStr stopd working Thy had to replce cblew 
45500 mi Positive battery cable fell off battery. Mechanic said it was probably never tightened from the factory. 
11000 mi Driver side speaker crackled and faded in and out. Repair not successful, need to take it back to the dealer. 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

72000 mi

US $228
Heat not working at times. Heat actuator stuck. Replaced temperature actuator. 
92000 mi

US $517
Replace AC condenser leak 
97800 mi

US $330
Replaced passenger rear window regulator 
3720 mi Heater fan was squealing a little, dealer replaced. 
70000 mi Heating/cooling system was blowing from vent only; would not change to other options. Mode valve actuator not responding and was replaced. 
97500 mi Replaced heating actuator. 
26200 mi

US $40
Supplemental Restraint System aka Airbag warning light came on due to the system not being fully operational aka a bad sensor. 
83000 mi

US $1400
compressor replaced 
90000 mi

US $1200
Battery died in a parking lot in the rain-battery was checked and was fully discharged, car was towed to dealer and replaced with new battery from dealer 

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2011 Chevrolet Equinox Electrical Problems

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