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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2006 Chevrolet Equinox engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152012

Equinox LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


My Chevy has a problem with burning oil. I have to drive around with oil in the truck and check it every week to see if it's low, even after I get oil changes. This is ridiculous. I'm a single parent and need a truck I can rely on. There's no oil on the ground and my mechanic told me he would have to take the engine apart to see what the cause is and stated it's cheaper to check the oil weekly than to have him taking the engine apart to find the cause as it would be costly to get him involved. I'm not a mechanic and don't like opening the hood every week to check the oil stick, especially in the winter time. I stood behind Chevy until now. I'm very unhappy with this 2006 Chevy Equinox LT.

- Tee T., Norwalk, CT, US

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