About Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors since 2004. It is the first crossover SUV from Chevrolet and was unveiled in 2004 for 2005 model year for the first time. Until today, it has been produced through two generations, and General Motors are planning to release its third generation in 2018. Since it is on sale in North American market, it now is one of the best-selling vehicles in North America.
The first generation Chevrolet Equinox (2005-2009) debuted in 2004 as a 4-door crossover SUV. It had two engine choices. The base Chevrolet Equinox model used 3.4 L LNJ engine with5-speed Aisin AF33 automatic transmission and the Chevrolet Equinox Sport model was powered by 3.6 L LX7 DOHC V6 engine with 6-speed GM-Ford 6T70 automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Equinox offered several trim levels including base Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Equinox Sport, Chevrolet Equinox LTZ, Vancouver 2020 Winter Olympic Games special edition Chevrolet Equinox Team Canada Edition. The second generation Chevrolet Equinox (2010-2017) was introduced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. It now is powered by standard 2.4 L straight-4 engine and same V6 engine as previous generation with 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers LT and LTZ trims. In 2016, the third generation (2018- ) Chevrolet Equinox called Holden Equinox debuted for the 2018 model year.
Chevrolet Equinox Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a young and newly produced vehicle, Chevrolet Equinox may not have the mature design like some models with century histories. So it is natural that Chevrolet Equinox may have some defective designs. Chevrolet Equinox vehicle owner has put forward some problems with it and among those problems:
Number 1 problem: excessive oil consumption. Some Chevrolet Equinox vehicle owners complained that they have to change the oil every 10 days and poor fuel economy happened when the vehicle reached to 75,000miles. At the same time, their engine may misfire or acceleration begins slowly while driving. We can ascribe this problem to the broken spark plug that will cause lower fuel efficiency or bad body control module, which can also lead to misfiring and hesitant acceleration.
Number 2 problem: appreciable vibration while driving and leaking fluid. Chevrolet Equinox owners also described that when they are driving, they can feel vibration with hands on the steering wheel and see leaking fluid at ground or they can hear strange sound when turning or driving over bumps. If you have found the same symptoms of your Chevrolet Equinox, then your CV boot may go wrong, or you have a broken absorber, both can cause vibration, strange noise and leaking fluid, you had better get it checked out.
If you love your Chevrolet Equinox enough, then you should also practice maintenance regularly. Check if the windshield wiper or wiper blade work fine to provide good vision, seat belt operates fine to provide protection.
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