Blown Head Gasket Problems of Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 9 problems related to blown head gasket (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Equinox based on all problems reported for the Equinox.

car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 12/27/2017

I was driving at 55mph and the red lights came on saying to check engine oil low-I pulled over immediately and my engine was already blown. I get my oil changes every 3000-3500 miles. The mechanic said that the rear seal gasket blew and the engine was gone immediately. I now have a car that I still owe on and I need a new engine at 120,000 miles. Very upset that the price you pay for these cars that all you can get is 120,000 miles.

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car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Intake valve and valve cover gaskets blown due to corrosion by dex-cool over time. Also had blown head gasket repaired 10/16/2014 due to same problem.

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car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

I bought my Equinox in October of 2015. After having it just 6 months and driving it approx. 3,000 miles the head gasket blew. I bought the car with only 70,000 miles on it. I took it to a local auto body shop, and they told me I would need a whole new engine (they suspected stop leak was put in to mask the problem before I purchased the vehicle). They are quoting $3,400 for a refurbished engine (that could run into the same issue) or $5,900 for a new engine. Gm has been no help at providing any type of assistance. As I've done more research, I see countless other cases of this happening with low miles. We have always purchased gm vehicles, as my husband's stepdad and uncle were both gm employees. My faith has now been shaken in the company, and I will not be purchasing another gm vehicle anytime soon.

car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 07/14/2015

2006 chevy Equinox: heat censor went off all of a sudden, after going less than a block from my house, saying the engine was overheating. We stopped the car and shut off the engine. The engine was super hot and so was everything inside, including the rod you prop the hood open with. We let it cool down and checked the fluids, which looked fine. Oil was fine, coolant fine, etc. We turned the car back on and the censor was off. We drove to the mechanic with no air conditioning running and it never got over heated. A friend said to check the fans to see if they were working. They were not. Then, when we got it to the mechanic they did a chemical test and found a head gasket was blown and it was the quickest chemical change they have ever seen. There was no check engine light or any warning until the incident. This is only the tip of the iceburg. We have only owned this vehicle for 2. 5years but we have had the driver window motor replaced, all the door and window seals are bad, both head lights have condensation( poor design, OH and the dealer said $1000 to replace) which keeps blowing the drivers head light, the ignition sticks, the visor on the drivers side fell off in the first month, the crank seal was replaced, the erg valve was replaced, and the windshield replaced after the dealer supoosedly fixed the chip. We did recieve a letter from the dealer offering to buy back our vehicle after 4 months of owning it. We thought they just wanted us to come buy another vehicle and go upsidedown on our loan, since they never give you what you paid for it. Guess we should have taken the offer. Now we wonder, "what is next!" we owe over 6k still and are forking out over 600 in car rental fees.

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car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 06/27/2013

While driving on interstate 95 going 70 mph , the steering locked up and I lost power when all the dash lights started flashing. This was the day after I bought the car from auto showcase of belair MD. The power steering going out happened atleast 7 times in the first two weeks alone. I requested for them to take the car back, they refused. . 4 weeks into owning this car the power steering issue was finaly resolved. During that time period I found out that the car sold to me was stolen, the dealer did not tell me that and showed me paper work that was not a car fax report. Three months later in October of 2013 my car started over heating and cuttting power off to the engine while driving the speed limit on 95. It happened 5 times. A mechanic looked it over and said the head gaskets were blown. After a month it was fixed. One month later in December, my car would shut off on me while driving. I am not joking when I say that happened over 100 times. I have over 20 videos of this happening up until just recently in February of 2015. So the issue now,other than my car just randomly shutting off while driving, is my head gaskets blew again. I have been looking on line and have found this to be a serious problem for thousands of other chevy Equinox owners! why has this particular model not have recalled!? this model is dangerous to anyone that drives it or just happens to be on the road near them. When my car has shut off on me over 100 times ihave cut multiple drivers off every time trying to make it to the shoulder. This needs to be recalled! this vehicle model is far from safe and I do believe that you know this. You can look up any chevy Equinox forum on the internet and find these incidents.

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car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking antifreeze abnormally. She also noticed that when the vehicle was either parked or idle, the temperature gauge would increase and she would be forced to turn the vehicle off to prevent it from overheating. The dealer advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was instead taken to a private mechanic where they informed her that the head gasket was blown. The contact was awaiting repairs. The current mileage was approximately 75,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 74,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2010

I am submitting this to inform you of the horrible quality and safety of my 2005 Chevrolet Equinox lt, w/ 3. 4l engine. I have just had my engine's headgaskets blow-out at 43,000 miles on a car that has been maintained exactly to manufacturer's specification. The car's braking system is also dangerously under powered. I have worn through two sets of rotors and pads already in 43,000 miles. I do not drive aggressively either. The brakes wear out too quickly and when the rotors warp the braking distances skyrocket and the car vibrates uncontrollably while applying them. This car is a total lemon as I am sure I am not the only person reporting this. Just read some reviews on the 2005 Equinox and you will see - the 3. 4l engine put in this car is a design embarrassment for gm. We need some NHTSA assistance, as Chevrolet does not stand behind this product.

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car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 05/05/2008

I purchased this 2005 chevy Equinox in may 2006 with 26k miles on it. In may of 2008 with less than 60k miles on it the head gaskets blew! gm refused to repair or do anything to assist financially in the repair. I took it to another mechanic (I cannot afford gm labor rates) who did in fact repair the head gaskets and the vehicle ran again. In November 2009 the head gaskets blew again. I again called gm with an answer of no, I filed a complaint but heard nothing about it. I again took the vehicle to another non gm dealer and had it repaired. Yesterday 1/4/2011 with 130,000 miles and a motor that has been overhauled twice, the head gasket blew again. I am quite sure the NHTSA is not going to do anything to assist in this; however, one quick search of "2005 Equinox and head gasket" and you will find that this problem is happening over and over and over again, and gm quite simply refuses to take responsibility. I have spoken to a person at gm in the past and was told they were aware of the problem but not enough had been reported to warrant a recall.

car image   Blown Head Gasket problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 9
Failure Date: 05/30/2007

I have had numerous problems with my 2005 awd chevy Equinox, including the head gaskets blowing, losing acceleration on the 270/highway, ongoing acceleration problems, and other problems which still continue. I have begged for chevy to help get the car fully repaired and the customer service representatives just keep telling me to bring it into the dealer. I've tried two dealers and returned to the purchasing dealer who will only make repairs if they can pull a code - they report I am having problems with my spark plug wires - first they reattached it, and then replaced one but car still doesn't drive as it did before head gaskets blew. Please, please help me - I've had my car in the shop 8 times in 4 months and the dealer and chevy will not provide me with an extended warranty - car warranty ends in 6 months or help repair properly. I am scared to drive this car and don't know what to do as they don't take my concerns seriously as the only way they diagnose is by pulling codes.

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