2012 Chevrolet Equinox Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox ProblemsCompressor
The AC system may not blow cold at times. In many cases, replacement of the AC compressor has corrected this issue.
Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox QuestionsOil Consumption Problem and Catalytic Converter - what should be fixed 1st? (1 answer)
My car is at the "Certifiec" Chevy dealer for engine/emissions problems diagnosed/advanced diagnostics report (from Onstar) shows Variable Valve Timing issue (Oil Concumption) and catalytic converter. Dealership refuses to deal with engine problem before putting on a new catalytic conv...
No oil leaks that I can see, yet I Use a quart about every 2500 miles
I have checked the oil level and it is good. What could be wrong.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox RecallsFront Seat Height Adjuster
The driver's and/or passenger's seat may suddenly drop to its lowest position because a bolt securing the height adjuster can fall out. This unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause a distraction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the height adjuster bolts in both front seats to correct this concern.
The tire pressure monitoring system is designed to illuminate the tire pressure warning light when the tire pressure in any one tire is 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure. On these vehicles, the light will not illuminate until the tire pressure is more than 25% below the recommend cold tire pressure. Underinflated tires can result in the tire overheating, which could lead to a blowout and a possible crash. Underinflated tires also affect tire wear, vehicle handling, and fuel economy. Dealers will update the Body Control Module software to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 11261.