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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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$800.00
Average Mileage:
58,589 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. relaced head gaskets (1 reports)
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132010

Equinox

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

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

loosing antifreeze when engine cools done after several hours into number one cylinder causing a misfire a slow lose of coolant not running hot only a gradual lose of coolant .

put stop leak in it fix it for three month now its back again.

- , Mcdonald, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 242010

Equinox LT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,178 miles

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intake head gaskets failed intake head gaskets failed

Here are a few pics of my 06 with 88,800 kms Equinox. The warranty ended at 80,000 kms and GM offered no help with the $2000 plus repair. I fixed myself for $800 including having the heads reconditioned as they where a bit warped. Look at the etching on the block surface...am reading some bad things about Dex-cool coolant on the net. Also look at the sludge under the intake manifold. GM had a problem with this up until 2003 and they are still using the same design plastic intake manifold gaskets. The replacement Fel-Pro gaskets are metal backed.

- , Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

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