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.


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2006 Chevrolet Equinox wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152009


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There was nothing leading up to this problem. I went outside and my tire was flat. Had it towed to get it fixed and 4.5 hours later they didn't find anything wrong with it. I watched it and noticed it seemingly was losing air. Then it went flat again a couple weeks later. Still they were unable to figure out why 5 hours later. Noticed when raining that when the tire was left when raining I could hear the air coming out of the tire. I backed the car to see the problem and saw nothing and it stopped. It losses air without reason all the time. Everything has been done except replacing the tire. Which I asked pohanka to the last time and they decided to clean the rims instead. I now have to carry a tire air pump with me at all times.

- Centreville, VA, USA

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