2010 Chevrolet Equinox Consumer Review: Poor Reliability Packaged in C

2010 Chevrolet Equinox - Consumer Review

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Poor Reliability Packaged in Comfortable Riding Vehicle
By goldilocks2 on


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.

Best Features

Comfortable ride, better gas mileage than many 2010 SUVs, good seating space.

Worst Features

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.
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