AC Not Cold Due to Failed Compressor on Chevrolet Equinox

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

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Average mileage: 74,614 (6,000–182,700)
8 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox 52,000 mi,
My car is leaking freon. I took it to my mechanic and he believes the problem is the compressor. He did a leak test and found the compressor and another area was also leaking. I was recommended to a shop that specializes in a/c repair to confirm. From what I understand, this could get very expensive. Does anyone know if there is a recall on this problem? It looks like this is a common problem.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 75,000 mi,
A/C went from cold, to cool, to warm, and back again. Got worse over time. Had it checked out and the mechanic plans to replace both the compressor, Condenser and lines. The fix is going to cost $2,500! I haven't even finished paying the darn thing off yet! Very disappointed in Chevy...this will probably be my last one.
AC blowing warm, bearings gone and to clean and replace AC around $1,800.00. Have been talking to GM about this problem that seems frequent, will let you know how I make out!
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 87,000 mi,
Air went late last summer. Didn't need it until now. New compressor and parts $400+. Labor free as son is AC certified. Seems like the company should bear some of the cost as there are so many with same problem.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 40,000 mi,
Of course, my A/C compressor has quit working 4000 miles after warrenty expired.
Hadn't used the air since last summer, turned it on and it worked a little bit, the next day seemed to go out completely. Took it to the Chevy dealer this morning, said maybe a rock hit the compressor and it needs to be replaced. Seems like they would be aware that this problem is common in these cars. $1,600.00 repair. Sounds like this is a common issue that needs to be part of a recall??
2011 Chevrolet Equinox 58,000 mi,
Car makes a funny clunking sound when the a/c is turned on. The Chevy dealer said the clutch was loose on the compressor. They said I need a new compressor and soon it will stop working. Total repair $988.00. It is still working so I guess I will wait....I do not have $1000.00
A/C not cold. Fan blows full power but is making a whining noise. Took to shop & the compressor is dead. This is not the first expensive problem with this car. Never ever ever again will I buy a Chevy anything, not even a skateboard. Absolutely ridiculous!!
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 50,000 mi,
A/c not blowing cold. Noticed while under warranty. They supposedly fixed it. It worked until the next summer, when we noticed it again and it was no longer under warranty. They wouldn't work on it for free anymore.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 96,000 mi,
Appears the compressor might be out also on our 2005 Chevr Equinox. It is blowing warm air when the car is on and moving. The only time it is cooler air is at night time or if the weather is cooler outside.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 130,000 mi,
We bought the car brand new and it had to have a new engine put in after 70,000 miles because of oil consumption problem. Luckily we still had a warranty . Now the air compressor has gone out. The Chevy place said it would be $1,600 to fix it. We are checking around for the best price to fix it so we can sale it!
2005 Chevrolet Equinox 182,700 mi,
No cold air, just hot air blowing. The compressor still come on but also it shut off. I know there some freon in the vehicle.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 76,659 mi,
A/C compressor has fallen apart. Pieces were found in the A/C lines. Just found it on Friday May 16, 2014. Have not checked with GMC yet. Hopefully they can do something about it.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 70,000 mi,
Compressor dead
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 80,000 mi,
compressor leaking - $1,300 to fix. looks like a chronic problem with this model but another money grab by gm instead of fixing crappy design. we've had nothing but problems with this vehicle. we're on our third engine - 'luckily' gm replaced the two that were faulty. this was my first chevy and last.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox 40,000 mi,
a/c out, diagnosed system and found compressor clutch coil open. clutches can no longer be purchased separately. car under 3yrs but mileage over. Dealer said this model has issues with refrigerant leaks also.
A/C compressor has gone out. I purchase the vehicle in March, 2011, so I am going to have to pay for the repair ($1200) since my 3-year warranty ended over a year ago. This is pathetic!
Dealership tech said my car was leaking freon, which damaged the condensor and compressor both needing replaceing at a cost of $1300. I only have 70k miles.
Air isn't getting Cool. This is a Disappointed in Chevy.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox 60,000 mi,
Never buying an CHEVY again!!!