Burned oil from day one. Never saw more than 22.5mpg out of this, Eco mode or not. Timing chain replaced at 20,000 miles along with 8 total (half of the valves). Driver seat lumbar broke not once but twice. Made a weird pop noise when warming up from exhaust area, alternator seemed too weak for the car, high pressure fuel pump, pistons and rings replaced at 38,200 miles, car sold back to dealer after this replacement at 10 miles later. Couldn't be happier to be out of that hell hole. Two engine tear downs at less than 4 years of age and 40,000 miles s. wow! No more Chevy for us!
Stop making cars, request no more bail outs, allow yourself to fail GM.
Please don't put anyone else through this!
Got my 2010 equinox in Nov 2010, new. I didn't have the engine problems early. However in the last year, I have been back to the dealer a number of times. We live far from work, so it already has 110,000 miles, that means no more warranty and more out of pocket costs. The latest item to go is my stereo. The stereo includes the navigation, clock, radio, iPod hookup, Bluetooth, backup camera. Cost from the dealer to replace $1300! Dealer suggested I get an after market radio...but couldn't tell me if all the other stuff would work. Probably trade it in very soon. My last car, 1997 Audi a4, just kept on going...engine finally gave up at 225,000 and after 13 years. Now that's reliability.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
I love this car but wait, if only the performance matched every thing else. It rides good, seats are fantastic, love the way it looks, has all kinds of room and has all kinds of problems. In the three years I have owned it, it has been in the shop at least 12 times and towed twice. They just replaced the engine after so many other problems. And now the transmission is giving me trouble.
the extra room in the back seat. it will slide back another 4 inches or so. Love it for long legs and noisy children.
Go back to the engine you put in my Grand Am. It still gets 27 mile to the gallon and its a 2002.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Purchased brand new 2010 Chevy Equinox LT2 in March 2010. I had no problems with the car until 47,000 miles and then began to experience same engine problems reported by many owners on the Edmunds.com 2010 Chevrolet Equinox forum discussion: Rough sounding engine, threatening to stall when driving less than 20 mph or was idling. Dealer service center replaced drivetrain under warranty and air conditioner compressor. At 62,000 miles, needed 2nd drive train, so new dealer service center replaced engine. Now engine appears to work, but windshield wiper transmission blew at 69,000 miles, and actuator in air/heat unit needs replaced. This car is poor quality, but good ride. It is a money pit.
Comfortable ride, better gas mileage than many 2010 SUVs, good seating space.
Chevrolet - rebuild this engine and test it to 70,000+ miles. If Toyota, Honda, and Subaru can build reliable SUV's with reliable engines that can run 300,000+ miles when maintained properly, why can't GM??? An engine that runs smoothly to 40,000-45,000 miles is NOT reliable. Other parts also should work reliably to 100,000 miles. Further, report to your customers and sales staff changes that have been made to the Equinox engine (2011-current) to correct the engine problems. Currently, I do not recommend anyone purchase this car because of the poor reliability and potential dangerous situations drivers will need to negotiate when the engine
and other parts fail during regular use.
Have 40,000 miles on the Equinox now. I have no complaints about the gas mileage and don't really care. Blue tooth, radio controls seats are all fine. It is an SUV, not a sports car but given that, I am happy with the ride. However (you knew that was coming) it is now at the dealer for the 3rd time to fix a major transmission problem. It is still under the drive train warranty luckily and we get a free rental. Service department is nice enough. But it is awful to have the car break down in the middle of rush hour traffic in the left lane of the highway. Don't know how common transmission problems are in this car but we got a lemon. I am going to insist they replace the whole transmission.