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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202011


  • 85,000 miles


ABS and tc light comes on and brakes give in and will not stop as before. 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. Different codes and readings when hooked up on machine by mechanic. Master cylinder and sensor, left front hub bearing replaced with sensor and ABS module replaced. Still same problem.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 112011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 54,001 miles
My ABS brakes were locking while driving and made it very difficult to stop car which required repeated stomping on brake pedal. Dealer repaired front hub bearings and sensors to correct problem. Dealer or GM does not consider this a safety issue even though this made it difficult to stop vehicle and also common problem with this vehicle. Cost to repair was at owners expense.

- Park Ridge, NJ, USA

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