AC Not Cold Due to Failed Compressor on Chevrolet Equinox

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 74,318 (6,000–182,700)
11 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
281 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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??
On occasion, the A/C will stop blowing cold. Have to turn it off/on or restart the car to get it to work again.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.