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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.

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

May 082014

Equinox

  • 150,000 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 while driving approximately 70 mph, the ABS and trac warning indicators remained illuminated. The brake pedal and accelerator pedal vibrated whenever depressed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and authorized dealer for diagnosis. The repairs consisted of the replacement of both of the front wheel bearings, sensors and the cv-booster. The failure persisted after the repairs were performed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate when pressure was applied. The vehicle failed to decelerate even after the brakes were applied repeatedly. The emergency brake was engaged in order to stop the vehicle. In addition, the traction and ABS warning indicators were illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic ten times where the front brakes and bearings were replaced but the failure persisted after the repairs were performed. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 04/22/14 the consumer stated the vehicle was fixed. Updated 04/24/14

- Devine, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009

Equinox

  • 68,000 miles
Front wheel bearing hubs were replaced at 32,000 miles, all under warranty. These are now sounding like these are going bad again. It is a 2006 Equinox fwd with 68,000 miles.

- New Middletown, OH, USA

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