Chevrolet Equinox owners manuals
- The owner's complaints related to the Chevrolet Equinox engine include the scent of gasoline and smoke, fuel pump crash, and excessive oil consumption.
- The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine used across other Chevrolet and GM models including the Buick Verano and GMC Terrain is known for excessive oil consumption.
- Owners would see the message “Engine Power Reduced” along with the Check Engine Light. This issue is caused by a simple electrical problem in the throttle body, but it is debilitating when it occurs. This is one of the most popular Chevrolet Equinox problems that could appear more than once.
Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-sized crossover SUV marketed by Chevrolet and it was launched for the 2005 model year. The Equinox is the first unibody SUV of GM the others being the Pontiac Aztek and Buick Rendezvous. The Equinox is constructed on the Theta platform, it is the second car to share this platform, Vue being the first one. The Equinox substitutes the S10 Blazer and Tracker.
In 2010 the Equinox was redesigned to yield a more modern look. In 2016 Chevrolet declared that the new Equinox would be redesigned, with a new midsize crossover SUV with third-row seating. This choice was done because of other makers who offer midsize SUVs with a third row.
The new model of Equinox is equipped with a base turbo four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 170 horsepower and is paired with the optional all-wheel-drive system (front-wheel drive is the default). A bigger, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is optional and far better suited for the Equinox's weight. The standard model is equipped with a six-speed automatic which shifts seamlessly.