Some owners of Chevrolet Equinoxes complain about excessive noise when stepping on the gas pedal, excessive oil consumption, heaters blowing cold air and malfunctioning gas gauges. Some of these problems are caused by human errors while others occur due to mechanical failures.
According to some reviews on CarComplaints.com, the problem of heaters blowing cold air and excessive noise when stepping on the gas pedal occurs mostly when the vehicle has covered more than 60,000 miles. Some experts blame the cheap plastic arm that connects an actuator to the blend door for breaking frequently, especially on the Chevrolet Equinox 2006 model. The cost to repair this problem ranges between $750 and $1,000, claims ChevloretProblems.com.
On CarComplaints.com, there are more than 230 complaints about excessive oil consumption in most Chevrolet Equinox models, as of 2015. Some owners claim that they need to refill oil after every 1,500 miles covered by the Chevrolet Equinox. This problem occurs mostly due to stuck oil control rings when excessive oil is introduced along the cylinder walls. The problem of malfunctioning fuel gauge makes it difficult to find out how much gas is available in the tank. This problem occurs due to a faulty instrument cluster or fuel sensor failure.