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.
Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723 on Chevrolet Equinox
Average mileage: 98,528 (34,500–233,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
56 people reported this problem
33 people shared problem details
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD52,000Visitor
Wave plate went and destroyed the transmission cost of repair $4000. General motors did nothing, there is no such thing as good faith with this company. There are so many problems with this transmission it should be on a recall list.Band together brothers and lets make this happen.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD120,000Visitor
I can't reverse or get outcomes of 2nd gear. I'm afraid of how much this is going to cost me .
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD102,000Visitor
Taking my daughter to the doctor for a fever my car had trouble going into 3rd gear. It went into 4th gear but would never go into 5th. At the Chevy dealer shop I am being treated as if I did something to cause the wave plate to break. They say it will cost $1100 to take the transmission apart to see if what the codes revealed are true and that I will probably need a new transmission. Then that the warranty company for my extended warranty will decide if they are going to cover it. Do they think I am an idiot because I am a woman. The technician acts as though he can't tell me anything further so I am on the internet looking it up and find out that it is a common issue because the waveplate for this year and transmission is weak. Not my problem. Look out! Intelligent woman with internet access!
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD77,000Visitor
No reverse and slipping forward. Any recalls?
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD62,000Visitor
Vehicle operated fine in morning. Lost power in drive after stop. No power 1st gear, check engine light came on. No reverse gear. Cannot push vehicle in neutral, transmission locking up. Bought the vehicle as "reliable" transportation for my 22 month old twin boys.
2008 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD82,000Visitor
Check engine light came on at stop light. Went to pull off and it would not go out of low gear. Reverse was gone.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD49,000Visitor
driving down highway at 55 mph a big loud clunk, check engine light comes on pull over and now no drive or reverse gear. towed to shop still waiting to hear from them. they are saying 3-4 weeks only 49000 miles on vehicle ,so lucky still under warranty. not happy .
2011 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD110,000Visitor
Bought my suv 2012 May. From day 1 at 1mile; I have had the rough jerking at 40-45 mph. Repeatedly brought it back to the dealership & was told that it was just the way the car was designed & not an engine problem. Well yesterday my transmission died. Will be contacting them but not suremy options are. Really don't have the $ for such an expensive repair - not sure what to do .
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD52,000Visitor
Vehicle slips out of gear, especially when going to reverse at the end of a drive. Also, has issues shifting when going up a hill.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD115,000Visitor
Transmission has to be replaced at 115,000 miles. Out of warranty I'm out $4000. Have not even paid off vehicle yet
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD140,000Visitor
Car will not shift past first. Diagnosed as 35R wave plate broken.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD72,000Visitor
Check engine light, loss of power, high RPM with slow speeds/not shifting into higher gears (37 MPH max), and cannot move in reverse. Preliminary estimate $3K but could be more if there's more damage...never buying another GM vehicle.
2007 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD73,404Visitor
transmission sliping 4th and 5th gear, dealer stated bad torque converter
2011 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD109,000Visitor
Transmission needs to be rebuilt. 4000. Still owe on this car. Will never ever buy a GM again!
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD112,000Visitor
My car wouldn't receive power from a stoplight and then died and wouldn't go into gear at all. I tired it to a dealer who said it needed rebuilt or replaced. Got it rebuilt and it drove on since but only have had the car a bit over a year at this time. 3500 to fix.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD130,000Visitor
Drove the car Thursday with no issues. Friday morning drove it 5 miles and then will not come out of second gear. Of course, its the 35R plate and about 5K to fix it. Luckily its a company car. However, do feel bad because an employee just purchased a 2012.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD74,000Visitor
My engine light came on it shifted hard going almost 40 mph and the toms stay between 3 and 4
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD76,000Visitor
Was driving fine then yesterday my gears weren't shifting automatically and I couldn't go over 20 MPH. I brought my car in today to Chevrolet and sure enough they told me two codes that popped up P0700 and P0776. I know exactly what is wrong and of course the one and only transmission guy is out sick today. Don't know how much this will cost(I bet a lot) but this is ridiculous. GM has had way too many problems with this engine and transmission. I shouldn't have to be thinking about a new car at year 5 with only 76,000 miles on it. Thanks GM...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- FWD39,950Visitor
Car will not go over 10 mph and no reverse
2010 Chevrolet Equinox- AWD76,000Visitor
Engine revs up to high RPMs at low speeds, check engine light came on. Took to the dealer and all of the sudden reverse stopped working. They want $4,000 for a rebuilt transmission. Checking for other alternatives.
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