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:
39,238 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202008


  • 39,238 miles


2006 Chevy Equinox fuel gauges does not read accurate. When full it reads 3/4 of tank to 1/2. it will then go to almost full as gas goes down. I noticed there are numerous complaints online about this problem from others. This should be a recall item as it is not safe when you don't know how much fuel you have. GM says its a corrosion problem with the sender in the tank. Shouldn't that be there problem to fix? seems they chose the wrong material to use in the tank if that is the case. I have never owned any other car which has had this problem. GM says the sending unit needs replaced at a cost of over $500 including labor.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

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