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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Average Mileage:
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2006 Chevrolet Equinox seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232008

Equinox

  • miles

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

I had to pay $700 to have a door in my heater replaced because my warranty had ran out this problem is happening a lot and now they are placing metal doors in the heater instead of plastic so why hasn't this been recalled? I think I should be refunded my money since they figured out it is a malfunction of theirs. My seat belt also got stuck where my child's car seat sits so I had to get a new one put in. My interior lights also have a short in them.

- Clay, WV, USA

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