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2012 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 6 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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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

34000 mi
34,000 MILES ENGINE SEIZED STILL AT DEALERSHIP WAITING TO GET ENGINE REPAIRED OR REPLACED 
Chevrolet Equinox in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

16120 mi
Had to change a gasket on the rear axle, covered under warranty 
Apr 2015

28280 mi
Error code reported issue with fuel pump. Both were replaced under warranty 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Apr 2012

15300 mi
Black plastic around my rear view mirror wasn't secured tight enough, causing to to make noises while driving on a bumpy or rough road. Repaired by tightening the plastic and using sound deadening tape under it. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

35300 mi
Replaced right rear shock absorber and mounting hardware, under warranty. 
Dec 2014

43000 mi

US $120
Dash display indicated several failures after trip from normal maintenance. Found loose cable and did engine carbon cleaning. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011 Adjustment to telescopic steering wheel caused horn to sound when wheel was turned. Wire was apparently routed incorrectly at the factory, and was pinched. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2016
Nov 2014

57000 mi
Camshaft position sensor solenoid failure 
Chevrolet Equinox in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016
Dec 2014

22000 mi
Low fuel light and indicator was INOP. Tank was dropped and new sensor installed. However, low fuel lite still does not work. 
Dec 2015

31000 mi
A problem with the fuel light was finally fixed. Found a sensor that was replaced, was faulty. 
Chevrolet Equinox in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

48700 mi

US $125
Engine would start. But die when put into drive. Replaced intake solenoid valve. 
Jun 2016

67000 mi

US $50
Vvt solenoid valve replaced 
Chevrolet Equinox in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $745
Fuel injector service 
Sep 2015

62000 mi
Erratic shifting at slow speeds Transmission overhauled but problem has not been fixed. Problem is worse. 
Apr 2016

71300 mi
Eratic shifting, slipping. Replaced transmission with GM remanufactured unit. 
Dec 2016

84000 mi
engine has started to consume excessive amount of oil between changes. was 2 qts low when I brought in for regular oil change. Aproximitly 3400 miles since last oil chenge. Doing an oil consumption test. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

44000 mi
Solenoid replaced 
Chevrolet Equinox in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

42000 mi
Replaced 1 piston & piston rings, as well as associated gaskets. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Georgia, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

54000 mi

US $150
original battery died. no big deal. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Apr 2012

14300 mi
Idle was slowing down in ECO mode causing it to die, run rough and erratic. Dealer replaced Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2015 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

62620 mi

C $750
Replaced exhaust from converter back 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2017
Nov 2011

4000 mi
Roof rack rail will not stay locked, new rail ordered. 
Jun 2016

66000 mi
Cam position solenoid was internally shorted. 
Feb 2017

70000 mi
Radio does not reliably read phone when hooked up to USB port. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2016
Jun 2016

61000 mi
Solenoid not functioning properly. Replace solenoid. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Illinois, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

53000 mi
Needed new pistons 
Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

34000 mi
Engine would cut off completely after driving with no problem. Engine was rebuilt at Chevy's cost under power train warranty. Per online research this vehicle shows a high number of this type of trouble after reaching my current mileage. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

53000 mi

US $1163
Transmission would not engage forward or reverse. Transmission rebuilt 1 month out of powertrain warranty. GM picked up 2/3 of the cost. 

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

53700 mi
Oil consumption - Dealer replaced pistons and rings. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

64000 mi
Rplaced a valve that I unfortunately can't remember the name of. Caused the engine to stall once. Fixed under warranty. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - Aug 2016
Jun 2014

51000 mi
Electric fan was not working 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Aug 2012

4700 mi
Lift gate cylinder failed and began leaking; repair delayed because service dept ordered incorrect part. The back of the liftgate had to be dismantled for the proper cynlinder to be installed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Idaho, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2017
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Check engine light. Dealer replaced gas cap. 
Apr 2013

34000 mi
Leak in evaporative emissions system. Replaced solenoid. Reset check engine light. 
Jul 2013

41000 mi

US $42
Intermittent check engine light. Replaced Fuel pump, fuel control module, and fuel pressure sensor based on check engine codes 
Dec 2016

83000 mi

US $120
Car sat at airport for a week in subzero weather. Had to get a jump. Bought a new battery at Costco. 
Feb 2017

83000 mi
This car was beginning to use oil to the tune of 1 quart per 2,000 miles. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

2000 mi
Alignment off from factory, steering wheel not centered. Alignment performed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Apr 2013

6700 mi
When iPhone 4S plugged into the radio vis a USB cable, the music suffers from intermittent skipping. Dealer was unable to replicate problem. 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. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

17000 mi
Car will accelerate sometimes when I take my foot off of the gas pedal. Dealer adjusted the sensor, but it still does it. I see other people with this problem, but dealership says there is no problem. 
Feb 2015

49700 mi
It jerks forward while driving. They adjusted a sensor again! 
Jan 2016

61000 mi
Gear shifts from drive to neutral while driving. Lounges forward when it shifts. 
Sep 2016

68000 mi

US $156
The gear shifter was slipping out of gear. Whole gearshift was replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

24000 mi
Ticking noise in engine at idle. Replaced balance shaft chain and tensioner. Stabilitrac system service light on Replaced yaw sensor. 
Chevrolet Equinox in California, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Nov 2013

34000 mi
Full ECU was replaced 
Chevrolet Equinox in Utah, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

97300 mi

US $288
Replaced front rotors and pads due to heat warping too extreme for a simple turning. 
Jun 2015

100000 mi

US $60
The ambient temperature sensor had to be replaced. It was reading negative temperatures when the actual outside temperature was in the 90's. It now works correctly. 

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