pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
109,300 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
  3. replace pistons and rings (1 reports)
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problem #7

Feb 272020

Equinox LT 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,137 miles

Had the check engine light come on after having already fixed the solenoid valve sensor and the cam shaft sensor once before. Brought it to mechanic turned light off to check and checked oil usage as he heard something funny. Had to put in a full quart of oil after only having driven 950 miles since the last oil change. Was instructed if the light came on again to take it dealer for the fix, which was cam shaft sensor and told to start oil consumption study. Had to have a full oil change completed after just having one done and was told to take it back in at approximately 1,000 miles later to have dealer service people check it. That was today. They checked and it was yet again a full quart of oil low. Now have been instructed to do this again in the next 1,000 miles and if it is low again we will need new pistons and rings. This we were told would be a $2500 to $3100 fix. This is the exact problem that the 2010 to 2013 models have been recalled for. Why is this not a recall for 2014 models when they have the exact same engine? Something needs to be done ASAP.

- Krystle H., Saint Croix Falls, WI, US

problem #6

Oct 152019

Equinox LTZ

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Okay, I have religiously been getting oil changes on my car which I now have to do seemingly once a month. Luckily the oil shop I go to will refill if I am getting close to low between the milage directions. First time I took it in for an oil change they said I was almost completely out. I was shocked, the lady explained that they constantly see this problem on the Chevy Equinox and that I should be happy its lasted this long. Which is infuriating. They need to recall the system and provide an appropriate refund to people.

- Skie P., Mclouth, US

problem #5

Nov 092019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

I have a 2014 Chevy Equinox that goes through so much oil I can barely afford to pay for it.

I have seen where there are class action lawsuits against GM but I don't know how to join them. Any ideas?

- Lee Ann C., Piedmont, SC, US

problem #4

Aug 032019

Equinox LT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,220 miles

The engine ran dry and seized on August 3rd. None of the sensors or check engine lights ever indicated the engine was low on oil. I have never missed an oil change and was unaware it was running low. I now am facing the purchase of a new engine and costly repairs of thousands of dollars. It wasn't until after the car died and I searched online did I see their are numerous similar complaints about this issue. GM needs to address this and cover the consumer's costs for repairs.

- auntchelle, Long Beach, US

problem #3

Jul 192018

Equinox LS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

My 2014 Chevy Equinox stared stalling out; cutting off in middle of street. Took and had it put on the machine code said solenoid intake valve. I paid $274.00 because the warranty did not pay for it. It also burns oil. I just changed the oil last month and it is already down to 50%. Oil is suppose to be changed every 3,000 miles and I change it then. It should not be down 50% already.

- Mary M., Fayetteville, NC, US

problem #2

Jan 092018

Equinox 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,500 miles

I have a 2014 Chevy Equinox purchased new w/2.4 engine. I do a lot of the maintenance on my vehicles including oil changes. I use synthetic oil (Mobil 1, Pennzoil, Quaker State) This vehicle started having dirty oil at low mileage after oil change beginning around 15,000 miles. I began to notice a decent amount of oil loss between 5000 mile changes. Put in new spark plugs at 50,000. Had carbon build up inside. Today at 59,500 miles 3000 miles on oil change I added 1.5 quarts oil. Probably could have added a full 2 quarts. From my brief research today it appears to be a piston rings issue possibly caused by some poor oil passage design. I have heard of timing chain failure do to the high oil consumption. "Class action.org" claims to have a suit prepared, or already started.

- Richard H., Westerville, OH, US

problem #1

Oct 172016

Equinox LT 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

stalling in reverse and while in drive at stops

My 2014 Chevy Equinox was due for an oil change when the oil indicator said that is had 0% life a few weeks ago and there was engine pinging. When the oil was changed it was found to have less than 2 quarts in it. The Chevy Dealership where I have my service done started an Oil Consumption study. I have brought the car in twice to have it checked and no oil was needing to be added so far for the oil consumption test and on the second time I brought the car in it stalled while back out of the space right there in the dealership. However, the check engine light has come on twice since without stalls during those instances. The car has started stalling now while in reverse when the car is cold, and now its happening when the car is moving forward and fully warmed up when I come to pause to turn at an intersection, at red lights, and now while going thru the gate at my military post I work for when waiting in line for my turn for security to scan me thru. Today alone it happened five times scaring the wits out of me because it never happened this much before. Before it was episodic and only a few random times. The check engine light never came on today, yet a few days ago it came on and none of the stalls were happening then the light turned back off again. When it stalls, I have to put it in park and it will restart with all the lights turning off then back on as if the car was never turned on. The problem is intermittent, but when it happens I can feel slight dips in power thru the gas pedal/car as a whole. It is as if the engine isn't getting enough fuel despite a full fuel tank. I will be taking the car back tot he dealership to have this issue addressed day after tomorrow as I have an apt for this issue, except now as of today it seems to be worsening. Yesterday the car drove just fine, and today I'm scared its going to leave me on the side of the road. They said they are doing to oil consumption test because the Powertrain warranty won't cover engine repairs without proving it's eating oil. I have seen that this make and model is prone to oil burning issues and issues with oil gaskets and fuel filters. I hope that this will be an easy fix, but I've seen people paying as much at $2000 for repairs out of pocket for repairs that should be warranty covered engine repairs. I pray that this will not end that way for me as I am a single parent and finances are an issue. Today I also noticed a funny smell when I felt I had to gas the engine a little at an intersection while standing idle because it felt like it was going to stall when the power seemed to dip slightly. It doesn't make any funny noises when it is about to and then stalls... again, it just stalls like no fuel is getting to the engine. The RPM's don't fluctuate, and the engine thermostat is reading normally too. I am very worried about this and for mine and my child's safety. There are no recalls for my car to date and when I came to the dealership initially for the fated oil changed, the service provider alluded to troubles with this particular car and I did catch on to that and when I pressed the matter further they clammed up and would not comment more on it. When I went online and saw the myriad of complaints, it really made me wonder if this could even be a Lemon Law Act issue.

- jennynicurn, Hope Mills, NC, US