About Chevrolet Equinox
As one of Chevrolet's most popular models, Chevrolet Equinox has been produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division since 2004 as a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and compact crossover SUV. Originally introduced to replace the Chevrolet Tracker, Chevrolet Blazer and Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Equinox now is an impressive contender in the mid-size crossover segment. Now, Equinox is in its third generation,
The second-generation Chevrolet Equinox was produced from 2009 to 2017 and debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show and went on sale in June 2009 as a 2010 model. Built based on the GM Theta platform, Equinox came in four trim levels: L, LS, LTZ, LT (LT1 and LT2). Power came from 2.4 L I4 rated at 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, 3.0 L V6 producing 264 horsepower and 222 lb-ft of torque, and the latter was replaced by 3.6 L V6 generating 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. And engines sent power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or four wheels. The current-generation Equinox debuted on September 22, 2016 and was available in L/1SM, LS/1LS, LT/1LT and Premier/1LZ. Now, it is powered by 1.5 L turbocharged I4 rated at 170 hp and 204 lb-ft of torque, 2.0 L turbocharged I4 producing 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and 1.6 L turbo-diesel I4 making 138 hp and 240 pound-feet of torque. Apart from 6-speed automatic transmission, it also adds a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Equinox Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting roomy, sliding and reclining rear seat, smooth ride quality and quiet cabin, no wonder Chevrolet Equinox is so popular among buyers. But as accumulation of mileage, you still need to be prepared for these common problems on your Equinox in advance:
First, again engine failure becomes Chevrolet Equinox drivers' biggest headache during driving. Since the seriousness of this issue is known by every driver, I believe Equinox drivers also want to get it fixed as early as possible. Since it is so, these common symptoms of this issue should get your enough attention. First of all, ticking or clanking noise will be heard, then engine performs badly so that it runs roughly, misfires, backfires, stalls or even suffers from starting issues. Once you notice a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy and see a lit Check Engine Light, you need to inspect the Equinox spark plug, body control module, rocker arm, ignition coil, oxygen sensor, EGR filter, and EGR valve thoroughly.
Second, for Chevrolet Equinox drivers, suspension failure is also a worst issue as it could lead to fatal consequences and appear without attention according to them. In fact, most Equinox drivers have no enough knowledge about this issue and ignore it and underestimate the consequences. Although the loud clicking noises while turning, clunking, rattling and scraping sounds from beneath the vehicle seems to be only annoying, but they are actually the reason to cause uneven tire wear and tilting vehicle. While the poor handling caused by intense vibration and unintentionally steering will put you in dangerous situation. Therefore, please make sure the Equinox axle shaft, drive shaft, steering knuckle, sway bar link, sway bar bushing, shock absorber, and shock and strut mount are always working properly.
The role of routine maintenance in decreasing the possibility of fatal accidents in your Chevrolet Equinox could not be overlooked and underestimated. On the contrary, you need to put it as your priority in your daily life. In order to save your time and energy in maintaining, here are some clues to help you. Electrical parts in your Equinox such as ignition lock assembly, door lock actuator, ABS control module, instrument cluster, speedometer, and so on need to be maintained routinely. Other vulnerable parts such as seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, door handle, wiper arm, emblem, door lock and so on should also be on your routine maintenance list.
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