Purchased a slightly used 2006 Equinox LT AWD in 2007, had 2 wheel bearings go bad within 6 months but those were covered under extended warranty. However, my vehicle was only at 65,000 miles and just blew a head gasket.
In the end, I decided to trade the thing in rather than pay the costly (about $2k) repair when I wasn't even sure if there would be any other issues. Come to find out, when I was transferring the plate off, the lady at the BMV informed me of all the problems with head gaskets on Equinoxes....if the BMV is aware, it must be a problem. When I asked my Chevy dealer how does a vehicle with only 65,000 and no indication of problems suddenly blow a head gasket one day on the freeway they seemed just as puzzled as me but somehow I doubt this was the first time they have heard of this.
After all my Google searching on this, I cannot believe how many vehicles this has happened to. I think this is truly a major manufacturing malfunction that needs to be addressed given the amount of people this has happened to.
Monetary Loss: $10.