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2013 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 51 repairs.
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 8 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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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

53000 mi
Timing chain broken 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

37000 mi
Battery died. 
Aug 2016

50000 mi

US $100
Purge Valve stuck open.rnSet CEL. rnPart replaced in under 1 hr.rnCEL cleared. All ok. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

4500 mi
Check engine light. It was a airflow sensor 
Oct 2015

52700 mi

US $100
wheel bearing fixed 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

64700 mi

US $400
Windshield wiper motor failed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

36000 mi
Spark knock when running 87 octane. Dealer preformed top cylinder cleaning which helped but did not eliminate problem. Dealer recommended running premium gasoline for a few tanks to help clean further. This seems to have helped so far. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2017
Feb 2014

9700 mi
A timing sensor or had to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

15300 mi
One of the A/C vents (in the dash) needed replaced as it has not worked correctly from day 1. Part is ordered. 
Dec 2014

23000 mi
Replaced vent in dash 
Chevrolet Equinox in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

30500 mi

US $179
Rotors resurfaced. 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
Oct 2015

35300 mi
Windshield wipers stopped working. repaired under warranty 
Chevrolet Equinox in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

48700 mi
A/C compressor was replaced due to a rattling noise in the clutch assembly. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

20000 mi
Small area of rust in the door frame of driver's side rear door. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

124000 mi

US $4600
Engine block failed allowing oil to drain without warning 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

20000 mi
Slight squeak in right rear brake after stop and slow release of brakes. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

52700 mi

US $1000
AC Condenser Cooling fans Radiator 
Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

2300 mi
This was warranty work from when the car was purchased. The metal trim around both passenger door windows was replaced due to damage during shipment. The lower chrome grill bezel was replaced due to manufacturing flaws in the chrome. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Iowa, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

13700 mi
The entire steering rack was replaced because the steering gear was sticking while driving. Rubber seal fell off Door when opened with no warning. Was not properly install at factory. Rear drivers side. Rear passenger rubber seal was loose. 
Mar 2014

19000 mi
Check Engine light was on. Replaced "water in fuel sensor" ? Warranty work 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2017
May 2015

39700 mi

US $108
Replaced compressor due to excessive noise. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2015
Sep 2013

10000 mi
Backup light defective 
Mar 2015

33000 mi
Replaced the torque converter seal. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

3720 mi
hood latch sensor shorted out set off alarm 
Apr 2015

13220 mi
radio wont stay on military time 
May 2015

13420 mi
clock wont stay on military time. GM can't find a fix still waiting. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

32700 mi
After maintenance in June, water started dripping from A/C onto floorboards. Eventually, it just poured out from drain onto carpet every time A/C was on. 
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $350
Windshield wiper transmission separated. Driving thru torrential rains on Xway at night, wipers froze upright. Harrowing. Motor ran, wipers wouldn't move. Wiper transmission replaced. Problem known by Mfgr but no recall. 
Feb 2016

67000 mi

US $35
During a snowstorm, driver's front wiper blade stopped, seating itself against door pillar. Wouldn't budge. Already "repaired" in Dec. 2015. Dealer blames owner though it's a common problem with Equinox. 
Sep 2016

78000 mi

US $300
Rear brakes replaced. Still squealing. 
Dec 2016

81000 mi
All 4 rotors & pads replaced 2016. Started soft squealing shortly afterward, became excessively louder Ret'd to dealer for tire rotation & brake check. Told the issue is "common"- not serious. Squeal VERY loud now, brakes catch fast. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

1800 mi
No a/c. Coolant fan continues to run after engine is shut off, for at least 20 minutes. Temperature gauge buried in "c" location. They towed my car to dealership, bled the a/c line. Had no a/c, engine and oil lights were on. They replaced a sensor. 
Jul 2013

1800 mi
No A/C, oil & engine lights on. They replaced the main computer 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Equinox in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Feb 2013 defective rim causing slow leak 
Dec 2014

38000 mi
Doors and tailgate rusting at pinch weld on bottom of doors. Dealer took it to a body shop where the rust was removed, bottoms of doors repainted, and seam seal applied. Exterior of tailgate also had blistering paint that was repaired. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

17000 mi
Steering was notchy. Replaced steering gear. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

32240 mi
My link display shuts down and reboots in an erratic manner. Problem unresolved. 
Aug 2016

34100 mi

C $1107
Erratic operation of the radio and display. Tested to be a problem with radio. During initial testing a scratch occurred on the display. Dealer replaced radio at my cost and they replaced the display at their cost. 
Sep 2016

36580 mi

C $260
Engine light on indicating variable valve timing solenoid needs replacing. Done. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

28000 mi
Replaced headliner as original had developed a tear in the material. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

10500 mi
Oil was contaminated with fuel. High pressure fuel pump was replaced. The dealer also changed the oil and filter. Popping noise from rear at cold start. Bulletin #PIP5122A - Replaced auxillary fuel pump module with PPA label 
May 2014

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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Aug 2014

20000 mi
There was a small pin hole in the exhaust pipe just before the pipe entered the muffler. The muffler is welded to the pipe so everything was replaced up to a point under the front seat. 
Mar 2015

28000 mi
Carrier bearing holding up the drive shaft was hanging on by threads. 
May 2015

31000 mi
Torque converter leak. Repaired under warranty.  One week later the left axle shaft was leaking. Repaired under warranty. 
Jul 2015

32000 mi
There had always been fuel, about 5%, in the engine oil, dealer said GM had no fix for this. 

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