Print this page 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 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 accessories - interior problems

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262006

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,500 miles


I have a 2006 Chevy Equinox company vehicle. On Thursday the 26th of October, I had to change a flat tire on the passengers front. The vehicle was on level ground. While the car was in the raised position, I removed the flat and proceeded to replace it with the spare. As I was doing so, the scissor jack collapsed by bending over in half. On Nov. 1st, I went to sale automotive in kinston, nc. To show them the jack. They ordered me a new one. I still have the old jack until the new one comes in.

- Grifton, NC, USA

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