2007 Chevrolet Equinox Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

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

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Our technicians recommend replacing the engine coolant every 30,000 miles in order to help prolong the life of the various cooling system components.

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.