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2006 Chevrolet Equinox
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2006 Equinox is plagued by a heating problem, as in the heater only blows cold air.
The reported cause of this problem is a small door, known as the air temperature blend door, which allows air to flow past the heater core. This door has a plastic connecting shaft to an electric motor and the shaft is prone to breaking after a few years. The problem has a typical repair cost of over $800.
The 2006 Equinox also has a number of reported problems ranging from the key getting stuck in the ignition, to failing speed sensors, and trouble starting the engine. All in all, this car sounds like one worth avoiding.
Worst 2006 Equinox Problems by Category
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- AC / heater problems133NHTSA complaints: 3
- interior accessories problems59NHTSA complaints: 27
- engine problems56NHTSA complaints: 65
- brakes problems20NHTSA complaints: 38
- body / paint problems13NHTSA complaints: 15
- exterior accessories problems11NHTSA complaints: 165
- cooling system problems11NHTSA complaints: 16
- drivetrain problems11NHTSA complaints: 18
- electrical problems11NHTSA complaints: 75
- transmission problems6NHTSA complaints: 9
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 14
- steering problems5NHTSA complaints: 16
- wheels / hubs problems5NHTSA complaints: 4
- windows / windshield problems5NHTSA complaints: 88
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 4
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 17
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 20
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 2
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