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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 282007

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

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

Exhaust fumes come inside the vehicle vents, after restarting a warm engine. The exhaust smell gives me a headache. I have spoke to other people with a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox and they have the same problem. Chevrolet repair depts. Have heard the complaint, but don't know how to fix the problem.

- Marcellus, NY, USA

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