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.

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 032014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the ignition switch housing broke. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was unknown. Updated 08/27/14 updated 09/17/2014

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

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