2nd Generation (2010—2017) Equinox Problems

Equinox owners with a 2010—2017 model year have the most problems with the engine (52%), transmission (8%), and the hvac (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 239 complaints at an average of 71,210 miles in the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.
  2. Clattering Noise When Starting Car 26 complaints at an average of 31,096 miles in the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox.
  3. Engine Defective 17 complaints at an average of 64,715 miles in the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.

What Equinox Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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