The Worst 2010-2017 Equinox Problems

2.4L Ecotec Oil Consumption

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A series of unfortunate design decisions allow oil to end up in the combustion chamber of the 2.4L Ecotec engine. And a less-than-impressive oil monitoring system doesn't do anything to warn owners about dangerously low oil levels until it'…

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Takata Recalls

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A large number of Chevy vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Timeline of 2nd Generation Equinox News

By the Numbers

  1. 8 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 1,254 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 78th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.