Chevrolet Equinox Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

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.

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Chevrolet Equinox Questions

there is water dripping from the exhaust pipe. What causes this and what should (1 answer)

this problem is increasing.

I changed the EGR valve last week, a week later new diagnosis says EGR is bad? (1 answer)

I had a hard hesitation and no power before the EGR was changed and it went away and ran great for 1 week, now the new diagnosis says the EGR Valve is bad again? How can this happen? Is there something else making my EGR Valve bad?

How do I get my navigation system updated? (1 answer)

Every time I get into my vehicle and start it, it begins with all info as though I live I Washington. I live in the Dallas area. How do I update the system or where. Estimated cost this?

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Chevrolet Equinox Recalls

Front Seat Mounted Side Air Bags Inflators Rupture

The front seat mounted side air bag inflators may rupture and spread metallic debris through the passenger compartment, possibly causing occupant injury or death. Dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front 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.

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Tank Area

Certain vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, or Texas are being recalled because the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12190.

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Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Had to replace wheel sensor for stabiltrack at 3000 miles not covered under warranty! &725.32 and same problem showed up at 40000 miles, not replacing this time!!!! $10.00 Quart of oil every 1000 miles, Chevy replaced 1 (ONE) piston, gasket and timing chain! Runs worse then before, idles at 500 rpm and has no get up and go,,, funny still has the same problem! I will NEVER buy another...
At around 40,000 miles everything started falling apart. Moisture accumulated in the headlamp area, causing me to have to replace the bulbs every year. Have to replace at dealer because entire grill has to come off to replace. Cost of approx. $75.00 per bulb. Mirror covers on both visors broke off within the first couple of years (I do not have any small children, broke just by opening them...
Bought new in June 2010. I have the 2.4 engine. At 29000 the motor was replaced under warranty. Since then I have had to replace a wheel bearing , and the heat blender actuator. The rear window defroster works when it wants to. The resonator has also rusted out and the driver side doors are starting to rusting at the bottom seams. I live in northern Ohio. I have not had a car rust this fast sin...

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