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2013 Chevrolet Equinox repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (12%)

Chart based on 78 repairs.
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (66%)

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Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Engine not specified

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 - Jun 2018
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 Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2017
Feb 2014

9000 mi
A timing sensor or had to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

14700 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 Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
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 Nebraska, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

61000 mi
The radio would freeze. None of the controls would work, not even the on/off switch. The volume would usually get very loud. The only way to "fix" the problem was to shut off the car. When the car restarted, the radio would reboot and it would be OK for a while. The dealer said the radio's files were compromised. They updated the file using the USB port in the counsel. That fixed the problem. 
Jun 2018

70000 mi

US $837
They replaced the front stabilizer bar bushings for $196.94, front right lower ball joint for $253.48, Front lower control arm bushings for $309.02 plus a required alignment for $77.41. The front suspension had a loud squeak. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

32000 mi

US $50
reseal valve stem in one tire ( was leaking) 
Chevrolet Equinox in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

US $400
Windshield wiper motor failed. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2018
Feb 2013

5200 mi
Check engine light. It was a airflow sensor 
Oct 2015

52300 mi

US $100
wheel bearing fixed 
Jul 2017

75000 mi
Replace wiper motor as per recall 

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV

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

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 Minnesota, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

50300 mi

US $1000
AC Condenser Cooling fans Radiator 
Chevrolet Equinox in Indiana, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

99000 mi

US $50
Engine was making a knocking noise. Turned out it was due to low oil level. Vehicle had burned over 4 quarts of oil in 3000 miles. Suspect plugged PCV as there is a TSB regarding this exact thing. Dealer filled with oil and knock went away. Recall for windshield wipers. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

73780 mi
Engine was leaking oil around the timing cover. It was leaking on the ground and required refilling between changes. Engine was very noisy after oil leak repair. Took it back and replaced the timing chain guides, the timing chain, and the water pump chain. 
Dec 2017

75640 mi

C $1678
The rear main seal failed. Probable cause was a frozen PCV system, causing high pressure in the engine and causing the seal to fail. Front pads and rotors were replaced. The accelerator pedal position sensor was failing and causing a reduced engine power message constantly. 
Feb 2018

78740 mi

C $5500
Engine became noisy. A crankshaft bearing was spun. Needed a new engine. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

61000 mi

US $37
Had to replace torn front lower control arm bushing. Wife hit a curb and I guess that caused it to tear through, causing the car to pull and exhibit loose handling. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

101500 mi

US $250
One of the sensors was clogged with oil d/t known oil consumption issues with this vehicle causing vehicle to stall in traffic and run roughly. 
Chevrolet Equinox in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

47000 mi
Chevrolet Equinox in Indiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

52000 mi

US $30
Broken radiator petcock 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

27590 mi

C $500
Rear pads and rotors were changed. Exceedingly rapid wear. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Dec 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

61300 mi

US $1200
Pcv froze causing main seal to blow, known issue on GM 2.4, but GM says my vin number was not covered under TSB 14882, Just get on the web and you will find hundreds upon hundreds of consumers with the same issue with the same results 
Chevrolet Equinox in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

48300 mi
A/C compressor was replaced due to a rattling noise in the clutch assembly. 
May 2018

84000 mi

US $200
Timing solenoid and VVT solenoid. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Arkansas, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2019
May 2015

39600 mi

US $108
Replaced compressor due to excessive noise. 
Jun 2017

66000 mi

US $125
Hood latch replaced. Latch mechanically was fine but the associated hood latch sensor was sending intermittent alarms ("theft attempt detected"). 
Sep 2018

84000 mi

US $353
Replace crank position sensor. Car had experienced an intermittent rough idle which led to the diagnosis. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

1700 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. 
May 2017

63000 mi
Engine code P0010, replaced defective, high resistance, Intake Cam Actuator Solenoid. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Iowa, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

14700 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 Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2017
Jul 2014

31300 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. 
Apr 2017

87000 mi
Recall repair for a problem I'd previously experienced. I took the car to the dealer twice, after each of two hazardous trips during which the wipers failed - one torrential rain and one blizzard. The first time, the wiper transmission was replaced under warranty. The second time, I had to pay for the "repair" and was told it was because snow had piled up under the cowl when in fact, it had built up overnight after I parked the car because visibility was impossible with broken wipers. I pointed out the online forums concerning this known situation but it was dismissed. Now the issue is a recall...! The episodes combined with fear while pulling over during compromised conditions, compounded by the blame placed on me, is unacceptable. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

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

13120 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. 
Apr 2017

22320 mi

C $150
check engine light po449 and p0455 evap valve and system leak. Broken wire in the harness located at the gas tank and evap canister 
Chevrolet Equinox in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

19400 mi
Small area of rust in the door frame of driver's side rear door. 
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 Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

24840 mi
Intake manifold gasket was replaced under warranty 
Oct 2015

34700 mi
Windshield wipers stopped working. repaired under warranty 
Jan 2017

55800 mi
Intake cam repacement 
May 2017

60760 mi
Exhaust cam 
Jul 2017

61380 mi

C $100
oil filter seal 
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 Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

27400 mi
Replaced headliner as original had developed a tear in the material. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2015 - Feb 2019
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. 
Feb 2018

52080 mi

C $1000
Replaced seat belt passenger side due to constant "service air bag" notification. Had front crankshaft seal replaced...3rd time. Had spark plugs replaced. Mechanic suggested using Seafoam in oil and fuel due to moisture accumulation. 
Feb 2019

58900 mi

C $26000
Due to the ongoing problem with the pcv and water getting in the engine the rear main seal blew on the highway destroying the motor. Bought used motor and had to get it installed. The water freezes in our climate and pushes the seal and all oil leaks out fast. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

17000 mi
Steering was notchy. Replaced steering gear. 
Chevrolet Equinox in Wisconsin, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

9700 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. 
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. 

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