really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
96,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
  3. replace engine, radiator, seal (1 reports)
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problem #4

Sep 252020

Equinox LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Had the car towed, sold car for $600.00, and bought a new RAV4.

- John D., Lodi, US

problem #3

Jun 302019

Equinox LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I have had my car in for every recall. They had to almost put in a whole new engine at 58,800 because every thing in it was bad. Now at 78000 the engine blew on the highway at 60 miles per hour I could have been killed. I got to the next exit and turned it off. Had it towed to dealer. The same thing happened with my daughters 2011 Cruz it is history now. And we bought a Honda this time. They know there is a problem with this engine and have not sent out recalls on it and are letting people drive around in these cars. I guess that it will take someone dying to have them step up and get the cars into fix them before this happens again. I was afraid for my life as I was at a really busy part of on the highway and almost got hit more then once trying to get off the highway. I should have let them hit me as I would have got more help from the insurance company then GM. We bailed them out when they were in trouble with our tax dollars and now the don't want to make this right for the consume. GM does not care about you after you leave there dealership and the get your money. It could be the oil consumption or the timing belt which both have recalls that they have not sent letters on yet. What are they waiting for. WILL NEVER BY A GM AGAIN.

- Mary B., St Louis, US

problem #2

Jan 032018

Equinox LS 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

Coldest day of the year. As I pull around the parking lot at work, engine thunks loudly and goes into limp mode. Shut it off immediately.

Blew the engine due to the rear main seal. In retrospect I should have totaled out the car and got a new one. The repair guy said it would be $4000, but as he got more and more into it it had to have new EVERYFREAKING THING. Catalytic Convertor, radiator, used motor, and many other parts...it literally fried itself.

First Chevy (always had Ford's before) and will be my last. No notification anything was wrong, the seal broke and all the oil shot out the back killing the motor.

Subsequently I have talked to several auto shops regarding this car and this incident only to find this is happening a great deal. More than it should ever happen. Chevrolet is responsible for this. I get oil changes every 3000 miles. Shameful, and yep, never EVER again and will tell everyone who will listen to me about this.

- jmapm1217, Howell, US

problem #1

Feb 092019

Equinox LS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

2012 Equinox, need engine replaced due to faulty known engine issues by GM. $7k to replace engine. Why would I want to pay that price for the same engine!!!!! GM should be held accountable!!! Not sure what to do!

- Tracey F., Hastings, US