1st Gen (2005 – 2009) Chevrolet Equinox Problems

The 1st generation of the Equinox has a cumulative PainRank™ of 35.68. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2005–2009 Equinox model years have sent in 996 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the hvac (23%) followed by the engine (21%) and the interior (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 20
2008 130
2007 107
2006 495
2005 243

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