I bought a 2010 Equinox with the 2.4l in it. We had to have the time chain replaced twice!
Each time I asked if this was damaging the engine and was assured it was not. Well, now that the warranty has expired dealer says I need new pistons and rings for a grand total of $4100 to fix it. GM says they will contribute $2500 and I have to pay $1600 and I will get a 12 month 12000 mile warranty. I asked how much to put in a new engine with a 36 month 100k warranty.
They said $3800. I said lets do the new engine, was told that's not an option. What sense does that make? Way to run off a loyal Chevy customer there, GM.
Looks like a new Ford will be going in the garage. DO NOT BUY A CHEVROLET EQUINOX!