2nd Generation (2010—2017) Equinox Problems

This generations ranks 77th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (52%), transmission (8%), and the hvac (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 240 complaints at an average of 71,276 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 18 complaints at an average of 69,287 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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