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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 problems174NHTSA complaints: 4
- engine problems70NHTSA complaints: 100
- interior accessories problems68NHTSA complaints: 30
- brakes problems31NHTSA complaints: 75
- electrical problems19NHTSA complaints: 123
- windows / windshield problems19NHTSA complaints: 89
- body / paint problems15NHTSA complaints: 18
- drivetrain problems12NHTSA complaints: 23
- cooling system problems11NHTSA complaints: 16
- wheels / hubs problems10NHTSA complaints: 6
- fuel system problems7NHTSA complaints: 16
- lights problems7NHTSA complaints: 11
- transmission problems5NHTSA complaints: 9
- steering problems4NHTSA complaints: 26
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 22
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 12
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 186
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 33
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 2
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