2006 Chevrolet Equinox Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

2006 Chevrolet Equinox Problems

Compressor

The AC system may not blow cold at times. In many cases, replacement of the AC compressor has corrected this issue.

The Check Engine Light With Code: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, and/or P0391

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

Rattle From Front Lower Control Arm

The front lower control arm portion of the front suspension may cause a rattling noise over bumps and require replacement.

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Questions

Why are the front tires wearing faster than the rear? (1 answer)

Both past sets of tires and the current set the front tires wear faster then the back and the are wearing even across the front two tires.

Was told I need a new front wheel bearing on my car. It shakes like mad at 40mph (1 answer)

as if it will fall apart, very frightening. Does anyone know the approximate cost to fix this? (I live in Michigan btw) I just had to replace the alternator yesterday. Went to O' Reilly's to have them perform the test. He told me it was the battery not receiving enough juice from the alte...

What would cause the aleration on a car be slow when leaving a stop position. (1 answer)

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

I know a lot about cars so I thought I needed to changed my ignition switch cylinder and I did but when I turned the key a light on the dashboard came on that said lock,..is there a key code that I need to know about and if so where can i find this key code is there anybody that can tell me.Thank-you in advanced. desperately needing help with this one. from Cj
I love my car. When I think about getting a new car, it is not because of need, but only want. This car drives just as smoothly as when I bought it 4 years ago. If I break down and decide to buy again, the Equinox is still at the top of my list... but next time I think I will get it in black :)
this car is built in CANADA by suzuki.found that out the hard way.the engine is chinese and the trans in jap. chey claims "american" yeah my butt.the door panels fell off,the over head map lights break at the slightest touch.rear outer door panle fell off.tailgate inner door panel fell off.replaced rotors at 45000.it has 75000 and needs them again.it burns oil like a oil fired steam locomotive ...

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