Chevrolet Equinox - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported a total of 5,766 problems for their cars built in the 15 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Equinox. The 2006 Chevrolet Equinox cars have the most problems reported (811 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Equinox

  Common problems of Chevrolet Equinox

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Chevrolet Equinox cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,107 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility (689 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Equinox

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,107
  Visibility
689
  Electrical System
620
  Power Train
485
  Air Bag
442
  Equipment
440
  Other Fuel System
365
  Steering
290
  Electronic Stability Control
254
  Service Brakes
253
   
  Structure
152
  Vehicle Speed Control
134
  Gasoline Fuel System
102
  Exterior Lighting
80
  Suspension
73
  Unknown Or Other
67
  Wheel
52
  Seat Belt
49
  Seats
42
  Tire
27
  Traction Control System
19
  Latches/locks/linkage
14
  Child Seat
3
  Interior Lighting
2
  Diesel Fuel System
2
  Parking Brake
2
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Equinox of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Equinox model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Equinox model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Equinox Model Years

Equinox
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 70217,8821    
0.32
  2017 19225,9762    
0.04
  2016 60209,0883    
0.10
  2015 155284,5324    
0.14
  2014 203214,1155    
0.19
  2013 446259,3616    
0.29
  2012 470220,9667    
0.30
  2011 685188,4798    
0.45
  2010 740139,6639    
0.59
  2009 12032,55510    
0.37
  2008 44290,02511    
0.45
  2007 79988,14112    
0.76
  2006 811124,36613    
0.50
  2005 742183,82214    
0.29

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Equinox is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Equinox
2
  2018 Equinox
54
  2017 Equinox
9
  2016 Equinox
23
  2015 Equinox
20
  2014 Equinox
34
  2013 Equinox
35
  2012 Equinox
35
  2011 Equinox
90
  2010 Equinox
58
  2009 Equinox
2
  2008 Equinox
13
  2007 Equinox
37
  2006 Equinox
22
  2005 Equinox
54


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