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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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 112006

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,400 miles

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

The lower control arm of my 2005 Chevrolet Equinox snapped at 36,400 miles, almost 400 miles after my warranty expired, and I lost steering of my vehicle. I had a metallurgical engineer analyze the piece and he determined that it fractured due to metal fatigue.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

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