About Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox, as a mid-size crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), has been produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division since 2004. When it was first introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year, Chevrolet Equinox was designed to replace the Chevrolet Tracker and Chevrolet Blazer. As one of the best-selling vehicle of Chevrolet, Chevrolet is planning to launch the third-generation Chevrolet Equinox in 2018. So, for now, it has been manufactured for two generations.
The first-generation Chevrolet Equinox (2005-2009) released in 2004 is Chevrolet's first crossover SUV. In this generation, it was available in several trim levels including LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ, Sport and Equinox LTZ. During the four years, Chevrolet Equinox upgraded a 3.4 L V6 engine that produces 185 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission to a 3.6 L V6 engine which can produce 264 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque attached to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Then on December 21, 2008, Chevrolet released the second-generation Chevrolet Equinox (2010-2017) at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. Now, it has less trim levels only L, LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ, and Premier. At present, Chevrolet Equinox is powered by 3.6 L V6 engine that produces 301 hp and 272 lb of torque. However, in earlier years in this generation, 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder engine and 3.0 L V6 engine are also available. The continuous available transmission is the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Equinox Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a crossover SUV, Chevrolet Equinox is very popular among traveling lovers for running through steep hills and raging rivers. However, just because of its using methods, these problems would come for it eventually:
First, poor fuel economy. On one hand, if operating Chevrolet Equinox in harsh driving conditions, it would consume more oil than smooth roads. But if Chevrolet Equinox consumes more oil than usual, then you should attach enough importance. Because Equinox drivers complained that not only bad gas mileage, reduced engine performance such as slow acceleration, stalling or misfiring as well as difficulty starting would also appear. For your SUV's sake, Equinox spark plug, Equinox oxygen sensor, Equinox EGR filter or EGR valve should get inspected thoroughly.
Second, clunking noise and excessive vibration. Actually, they are very dangerous symptoms as they happen often while turning or braking. According to Equinox owners, when driving, the excessive vibration from the front would let them start to steer to sides unintentionally. What's more, nose diving while braking and longer time for stopping may get them into accidents. The clunking noises would also distract their attention while driving as well. Safety is always the priority. If you do not want to meet any above, you can check your Equinox CV boot, Equinox steering knuckle and Equinox shock absorber in advance.
If you do not want to risk your life at any time, then what you should bear in mind is developing the habit of routine maintenance, especially for the easy to go wrong parts. On Chevrolet Equinox, windshield wiper or wiper blade is what you should take extra attention as it cannot clean the windscreen completely and thoroughly after about a year, which would block the driving vision, not to mention that it usually made of soft rubber, which could only withstand natural wear and tear for a while but not for the Equinox's lifespan. Other parts such as emblem, door lock and door handle should get equal maintenance more frequently.
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