The Chevrolet Equinox was introduced by General Motors for the 2005 model year as a midsize SUV. Chevy later made significant changes to the Equinox for its second generation sold as 2010-2017 models, including upgraded direct injection engines. The third generation Equinox that GM debuted as a 2018 model transformed the Equinox into a compact SUV.
The Equinox’s popularity has steadily grown over the years—the midsize second-generation models (2010-2017) reached US sales of 250,000 units on annual basis, while yearly sales of the smaller third generation Equinox since 2018 have been nearly 350,000.
The primary problem with the Equinox, however, is excessive oil consumption by its engines—particularly as these SUVs age. Although the second-generation Equinox SUVs seem to have this problem more often, even the newer, smaller Chevy Equinox is beginning to have oil consumption issues.
Abeel & Associates has represented dozens of Equinox owners in Lemon Law and breach of warranty cases for range of major defects. Our legal team is dedicated to holding automakers accountable and fighting for the rights of consumers. If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to a repurchase, a replacement or cash compensation, as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees. Call our office today for a free consultation or fill out the contact form on our website.
Recent model year Equinox are experiencing the following defects:
Owners incur the significant added expense of adding between 1 and 3 quarts of oil between the periodic oil changes recommended by GM, with some SUVs eventually needing supplemental oil every 1,000 miles of driving.
Ticking noise when starting, vehicle rocking back and forth or even bucking when idling.
The oil consumption issue leads to accelerated wear and tear that leads to a pricey piston replacement at around 60,000-80,000 miles.
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