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Costs are skyrocketing! Not reliable.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jbug5
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


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Heated seats, Bluetooth, iPod connection


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Sad owner of an Equinox 2010
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By maggienky
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

the extra room in the back seat. it will slide back another 4 inches or so. Love it for long legs and noisy children.


Worst Features

Go back to the engine you put in my Grand Am. It still gets 27 mile to the gallon and its a 2002.


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Chevrolet Equinox: Poor Reliability
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By goldilocks2
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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 when 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.

I sold the car and purchased a Subaru Forester. Two years later with more than 57,000 miles I have had no problems. Let's hope GM has focused on fixing the problems of the Equinox. It could be a great car, if it weren't for the terrible quality.


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Happy except for reliability
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By cycledan
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Everything except the transmission.


Worst Features

Install more reliable transmission.


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2010 Equinox Problems with A/C and Shift
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By 2010equinox1
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought 2010 Equinox new...(now has 36,600 miles) had no problems while it was under warranty with the exception of the tire monitoring system.
Then, received a notice from Chevrolet about the software update required for the engine oil monitor.
Took it in a little over a week ago.
Since then the A/C does not cool and the shifter started sticking...in Drive and can only move to the Neutral position (strange coincidence...huhhh???).
Can turn off...but, the key cannot be removed from the ignition.
After 30 minutes of wiggling the shifter...finally got it into Park and could then remove key.
Easter Sunday weekend... everything was closed so could not get it fixed...had to cancel trip. :(


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