2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Owner Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews found: 110 Average Owner Car Rating: 2.73
Make Model Year Owner Name City State Date Added Car Rating Reviews and Complaints
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chevrolet  equinox   2005  Dave S. SCHENECTADY, NY  10/06/12 1.00 It is basically a piece of garbage and would never own another one. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Nicola W. ,   08/13/12 2.00 I purchased my 05 nox in august 2011 and ever since had problems from the car not starting to now problems with the egr pipe. Want a trade asap its cost me a small fortune in repairs within the last yr 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Ray A. SAINT PETERSBURG, FL  08/10/12 2.00 AC problems are not tolerabel in Florida in summer 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Nic W. CONNERSVILLE, IN  07/30/12 2.00 problems with steering front end shaking 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Misty C. ,   07/25/12 n/a still testing  
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Michelle P. BRUNSWICK, OH  07/19/12 3.00 I have had many issues with my anti-lock brakes. I have had the car in for repair over and over and the problem is still there. My anti lock brakes continually come on even when they are not suppose to. I have even lost my brakes three times. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  CYNDIE C. NORTHAMPTON, PA  07/11/12 4.00 POOR REAR VISION 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Michelle D. ORANGEBURG, SC  06/26/12 1.00 Gas mileage is horrible along with other things. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Jeff  R. ,   06/22/12 2.00 Great vehicle to drive but far too many mechanical issues and repairs. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Courtney L. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 06/11/12 n/a My car died on my while driving and will not start. It happened once before and started again after a few days. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Tommy  H. ALBERT LEA, MN  06/08/12 2.00 Its definatly isn't a unicorn in a pack of mules. It has a center council that you would think is a built in garbage receptical. The hanger bearing has went out along with the upper intake manifold. The emissions light has been on since I replaced the tires. The only things I like about it is it came with factory amplifier and woofer and the general looks other then that blah. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Bill F. POWDER SPRINGS, GA 05/10/12 1.00 Problems with air conditioning system and transmission system. Vehicle accelerated while brake applied. 2005 Equinox 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Linda B. LYNN, MA  05/01/12 4.00 love the car. here is summary of problems: brakes wear out too quickly, oem tires noisy after so many miles, front window motor problems, muffler clamp problem, car idles rough. otherwise a great vehicle. good gas mileage for a 2005 suv. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Jo Lenna C. CRESTON, OH 04/28/12 4.00 just tring to fing out if there are any recalls on the equinox as there are porblems with the sensor not always working for the front passenger and my rear wiper no longer wokers we had to pull the fuse because the motor woud not quit and was afraid it would kill the battery. I would just like to know if any one else has had this problem.  
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Andrea S. DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD 03/15/12 1.00 I have had nothing but problems with this car since I bought it. The engine revs and pull on its own, the headlights have blown out twice, the air condition broke, the seat belt in the back stopped working, the fuel system has been replaces, the radio has been replaces twice, the seals on the window has come off, the ignition has been replaced, the paint has come off of the radio 1 week after I bought the car, I am now getting the steering rack and pieion and tire rods replaced, and the car has been hesitating to start, starting a few days after I bought it as well. Of course they wouldn't take it back nor could they find a problem. Wow I have so many more things I have had replace or repaired it is unreal. I would not recommend anyone to purchase this car or any other chevy. And it is hard as heck to get stains out of the seat and I am talking about water. I hate this car, I hate this car, I hate this car. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  DANNY H. LEITCHFIELD, KY  02/17/12 2.00 Car has a loud squeake in frontend and aloud popping or ratteling sound it has 109000 miles on it. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Jerry B. WOODSTOCK, GA  01/23/12 1.00 Have had the truck for 6 months and have had a few problems from the start. The biggest is water leaking into the truck. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Brandy D. SHAWNEE MISSION, KS 01/05/12 1.00 I purchased a 2005 Chevy Equinox in May 2006 with just under 26k miles on it. It was the only used Equinox on the lot that did not come "certified" I should have know right then something was wrong. I also should have wondered why the vehicle was almost five grand less than all other comparable vehicles. I assumed I was just in the right place at the right time and signed on the dotted line. That was my first mistake. The problems began immediately, with the suspension, the sounds, the cooling system, the list goes on and on. The real problem has been the engine. In 2008 with less than 50k miles on it the head gasket blew. GM refused to do anything, because of course my warranty was over and it was not a certified used car with the extended warranty they were not liable. So I paid over two grand and had it repaired. A year later with 80ish thousand miles head gasket blew again, I called GM again, of course to be told there is nothing they can or will do, paid another two grand and had the vehicle repaired again. Yesterday 1/4/2012 while driving down the highway with my three daughters in the car, my car started smoking out the tailpipe so bad I couldn't see anything behind me, my car eventually died in the middle of the highway. I have since learned my head gasket has again blown. I of course called GM, to speak to a foreign person in another country and be told, GM has no recourse and there is no recall involving my VIN. I have read and read and read about the consumer complaints on this vehicle, it is clear I purchased a lemon, quite honestly after everything I have read I'm not sure if the problem is the motor, the coolant, the gaskets or what, but I am sure that this vehicle was manufactured by General Motors Corporation and they refuse to stand behind their product. I have spent over ten thousand dollars on repairing this vehicle and read about hundreds of other people in the same situation with the same vehicle. It is not fair that GM takes no responsibility 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  CARRIE V. C. ,   12/21/11 3.00 The floor leaks within underneath and we can't find where the water is coming from. The vehicle is covered under warranty, but the dealer is giving me a hard time. So I'm looking for anything related to this 2005 model Equinox. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Giovanna B. NORTHFORD, CT  12/14/11 1.00 Won't start on occasion. Problem getting worse. Dealership can't fix it. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Linda Z. SOUND BEACH, NY 12/07/11 2.00 your comments here I bought this car new in 2005, it is the "loaded" version (LT 3.4 liter engine, 6 cylinder) I would say for the first three years ran trouble free, and then has already needed two sets of brakes, pads and struts installed. But the biggest issue is that of at only 80,000 miles I have needed to replace the valve covers and head gaskets because of an on-going overheating issue which warped them, that was not remedied by replacing a water pump radiator cap and the usual flush-out and replacing of anti freeze maintenance. As of today the valve covers are being remachined and head gaskets replaced, but the dealer says they will still need to do a final Fluid systems test to see if the original source of the overheating will be resolved. Not very promising if you consider that I am already almost $3000. into this repair. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Roger K. LINCOLN, NE 10/31/11 3.00 After 5 years and 55 miles very few problems except: Luggage rack locks are plastic and will not stay locked. Air conditioner compressor is leaking fluid. I am advised the leak is not fixable and that I must wait until the copressor fails and then replace the entire unit. Has leaked for over a year and still working. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Ramon G. SAINT PAUL, MN  10/07/11 1.00 $1400.00 at 43450 miles for repair broken AC radiator, 1550.00 at 48002 miles for repair Manifold intake of cooling system. this is a pieze of yonk. the they ask wy american by imported cars. 
chevrolet  equinox   2005  Clinton F. ,   10/06/11 4.00 THERE IS GRINDING NOISE IN STEERING WHEEL AND IS TIGHT WHILE TURNING LEFT AND RIGHT. I'VE HAD THIS PROBLEM LOOKED AT WITH THE DEALER TWICE AND HAVE TO GO SEE DEALER AGAIN FOR THE SAME PROBLEM. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THREE YEAR STRAIGHT SINCE 2009. IAM VERY CONCERED WITH THIS PROBLEM. THE STEERING WHEEL ALSO HAS THE AIR BAG CONNECTED WITH IT AND THAT IS FRIGHTENING TO ME. I THIS NEED TO BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY.  
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Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Melitta B. VANCLEVE, KY  07/19/11 2.00 had to replace the air conditioner pump,the ignition switch,the heater fan qiut don't know what is wrong with it. and the brake rotors have been changed 3 times and they are shaking again and need new ones again. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Carolyn F. ARVADA, CO 05/31/11 2.00 Having horrible issues with the ABS System  
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Eddie D. GILBERTSVILLE, KY  04/13/11 n/a stalls 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Leonard C. BLACKWOOD, NJ  02/27/11 n/a I get clicking sounds from all 4doors when ever I open and close them,check engine light keeps coming on,rubbing noise everytime I makes turns. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Ronald S. KENOSHA, WI 02/15/11 1.00 nothing but problems with shakeing on front left side. brake rotors are warping calipers changed twice. steering is very loose 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Jacqulyn  G. ORLAND PARK, IL 01/23/11 1.00 I own a 2005 chevy equinox,just learned that my center support bearing has rusted off and caused the bearing to brake off,so nothing is holding my drive shaft. also the rear tire bearing is rusted off also. crazy I have never heard od such a thing happening to a car before except this 2005 chevy equinox. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Kathy K. BEAVERDAM, VA  12/13/10 1.00 problems with a/c, steering column noises....struts/shocks are rubbing against tires and dealer won't replace 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Mary W. LANSDALE, PA  11/05/10 1.00 brake system failing 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Carla O. MC KEESPORT, PA  10/21/10 2.00 i have had numerous problems with the sensor for the brakes 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Phyllis G. SILSBEE, TX 09/01/10 2.00 ac problems,brake problems,front end shimmies when you stop, tire wear,left drver door pops, gas mileage not as reported 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Victoria S. MOUNT MORRIS, IL 08/09/10 2.00 I only have 65,000 miles on my car and the head gasket blew. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Kathy Y. CENTRAL LAKE, MI 06/21/10 1.00 Car has 38,000 miles. Strut bearings froze and a spring broke. I am now on my third set of brakes. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Susan W. LAKE FOREST, CA 06/21/10 2.00 2005 Equinox- problem with the headlights.. There is a build-up of condensation inside the front headlamps. When the bulbs are replaced, they do not last more than a week. The Chevy service states that the outer seal around the headlight has dislodged. Why has this happened? 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Donna H. PITTSBURGH, PA  06/10/10 4.00 Wiring in driver side door completely screwed up. Wires were broken, not connected to each other and coating missing in several sections of the wiring. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Penny D. BURLINGTON, MA  05/26/10 3.00 there seems to be a periodic xmission issue (doesn't quite engage in first) horrible gas mileage more interior space than just about any other vehicle in it's class 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Dustin L. WASHINGTON, PA  04/29/10 1.00 I understand this is no Mercedes Benz, but i still paid a lot of money for this Equinox. And I may need a hip replacement LOL hopefully not.. But when I turn the vehicle my hole body moves with the car, and I am wearing a seat belt. Already spent a couple hundred dollars on suspension, and still nothing PLEASE HELP. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Yvette D. PUTNAM, CT 04/28/10 1.00 Well to start, i love my car. It's great in the snow, the size is just right for my family but It spents to much time in the garage. Atleast once a month it's in there getting fixed. The front struts have been replaced along with the mounts and hubs twice. The brakes, sway bars, rotors and the gasket for the drive shaft have been replaced once. All in one yr. I still am still having the same issues with my car to date.  
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Tina W. EUDORA, KS 03/22/10 1.00 Constantly having to replace roters, brakes, brake pads, resurfacing roters is multlple times year. Shakes when going 60-70, and when breaking at 35-40mph. Horrible creaking noise coming from front end..told it was front right strut/mount. All parts where replaced under warranty, but that did not fix noise and dealer cannot locate noise nor fix it!!!!!!!!!! Don't waste you money! 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Richard A. FRANKLIN, TN 02/10/10 3.00 Cannot start car due to faulty ignition lock cylinder.  
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Andy G. MESA, AZ  01/12/10 1.00 I have had all the same problems with my 2005 equinox, and the same run arounds with GM when it comes to fixing it ( never see that before, 5000 reports on it ) listen after hearing that 12 time I went to FORD and ask them to look at my GM, two days later my Equinox run pretty good.. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Landy W. RAVENEL, SC 12/31/09 1.00 This is the crappiest car I have ever owned! I've had ac problems, a blown gasket head, brake problems. Will never buy another Chevy! 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Robert M. NORTH EAST, MD  10/04/09 4.00 very good the first 100.000 miles 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Richalien L. SENECA FALLS, NY 09/25/09 3.00 dealer overlooked leak in radiator fluid - now I have head gasket problem in only 8 months of use. 2005 - do I have warranty protection? 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Rena W. OSSINING, NY 07/16/09 1.00 head gasket blew at 43,000m suspension issues car shimmies upon breaking at speeds over 50mph unusual tire wear 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Cindy E. BERGLAND, MI 07/14/09 1.00 From day one I have had problems. I have had 6 wheel bearings, 3 carrier bearings, 2 stabilizer bars, fan motor and wiring due to corrosion, paint pealing off lift gate and passenger door. and have gone through 3 sets of tires. Has anyone else had these problems with their equinox? 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Jason G. LAKE CITY, PA 06/25/09 0.00 I have a 2005 my sister does to we both have problems with the front end 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Walt B. TALLAHASSEE, FL  06/19/09 4.00 Road noise very noticable; can't see radio station light during daylight 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Rene D. KEEDYSVILLE, MD  06/10/09 4.00 All is good overall with the vehicle, but the starter on the car after 3 years in the summer started to give me issues. Waiting to see when it finally wont start the car at all... 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Samatha W. COLUMBIA, SC 05/21/09 3.00 Currently having rear wheel bearing issues. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Richard T. ONTARIO, NY 05/12/09 2.00 Rear drive shaft is coming out. The parts are on national back order 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Sierria C. LYNCHBURG, VA  05/06/09 3.00 Overheating 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Deborah M. FLINT, MI 05/03/09 3.00 Died, will not start at all not the battery something else. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Tony R. EAST AURORA, NY 05/01/09 1.00 I just replaced my motor on this vehicle. The head gasket blew out and it overheated. Several mechanics said it would be better to swap motors rather than repair, due to aluminum engine warping during overheating. So this p.o.s is on the pages of the local newspaper where it can't break down again. I am the new owner of a smooth riding Toyota Camry , but don't worry I found out how to put it in neutral during the familiarization delivery. O what a night. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Jessica B. GRANTSVILLE, MD  04/20/09 3.00 I am having problems with the carrier bearing the car only has 54000 miles on it 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Max D. SCHENECTADY, NY  04/13/09 2.00 Occasionally doesn't start after short trips. Occasional thudding from rear. Key can be removed from ignition while still running. Head gasket needed to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  John  C. HOPKINSVILLE, KY  03/23/09 4.00 Leaky sunroof every time it goes through high pressure car wash 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Troy W. NILES, MI 03/18/09 3.00 Every time we start the car smoke comes up from between the steering wheel and the dashboard! 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Kelly N. WARREN, MI 03/18/09 4.00 been very happy with my baby suv 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  David M. DURHAM, NC 02/20/09 3.00 2006 chevy Equinox blows cool air 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Mark S. MOUNT HOREB, WI 02/10/09 3.00 Noticing a growling - grinding noise coming from the rear end. On this AWD, the noise occurs when turning sharp or when front tires are losing traction on snow covered roads  
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Shari M. BRAINTREE, MA  02/10/09 2.00 stones get in springs Best chevy could care less 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Boom S. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 02/09/09 0.00 cool 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Charmagne W. ABINGDON, MD 01/22/09 3.00 EGR hose problems, recognized, but not considered a "recall". Otherwise, decent car.  
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Fred M. NAUGATUCK, CT  01/21/09 3.00 Gas mileage is not very good 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Carole C. TUSCUMBIA, AL  12/27/08 1.00 I hate this car. 2 months after buying it the air compressor went out on it. 2 months ater it blowed a head gasket and now 2 months later the battery died and since the lights don't work right, the radio don't work and a few other things also it makes a scrubbing noise on the right side when I brake but the brakes are okay 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Ron F. MAULDIN, SC 12/21/08 4.00 I love the car, but have had small problems like the cd player broke, the sunroof broke and was not fixed correctly, now there is an air bag light on and the car looses power. 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  David W. AVON, CT  12/09/08 4.00
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  Greg G. GROVELAND, MA  11/23/08 1.00 Overall piece of garbage, nothing but problems with this vehicle. Never again! 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  John H. FREEDOM, NY 11/16/08 1.00 I hate my car but I can't even give it away! 
Chevrolet Equinox   2005  KEN M. YOUNGSTOWN, OH  11/08/08 1.00 DIFFICULTY STARTING VEHICLE. PROBLEMS W/SENSORS AND IGNITION KEY.