- April 10: GM Re-Recalls Ignition Switch For Another Defect
- April 8: GM Fined $7,000 a Day For Missing Ignition Switch Deadline
- March 31: GM Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for Power Steering Problems
- March 30: GM Recalls 662,000 Vehicles Due to Broken Axles and Fire Risks
- March 29: Emergency Motion Filed Against GM to 'Park It Now'
- March 28: GM Recalls Another 824,000 Cars for Ignition Switch Defect
- March 28: GM Issues Chevy Cruze Stop Sale
- March 17: It's March Madness For GM: Another 1,500,000 Vehicles Recalled
- February 21: The Most American-Made Car Brand
- January 21: 10 Out of 11 Minicars Flunk Crash Test
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 problems131NHTSA complaints: 3
- interior accessories problems58NHTSA complaints: 26
- engine problems56NHTSA complaints: 58
- brakes problems20NHTSA complaints: 34
- body / paint problems13NHTSA complaints: 14
- exterior accessories problems11NHTSA complaints: 155
- drivetrain problems11NHTSA complaints: 17
- electrical problems10NHTSA complaints: 69
- cooling system problems8NHTSA complaints: 16
- transmission problems6NHTSA complaints: 9
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 13
- steering problems5NHTSA complaints: 15
- wheels / hubs problems5NHTSA complaints: 3
- windows / windshield problems5NHTSA complaints: 88
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 4
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 16
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 22
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 2
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