2006 Chevy Equinox heater blows cool ...
mike marshall

Kingsport, TN

#429 Dec 27, 2010
our equinox is blowing cold unless we are driving.then it gets warm. We recently replaced the hub on the right front. The breaks sound terrible. Have replaced pads and turned rotors. The worst vehicle we've ever had.
Michael

Bethel Park, PA

#430 Dec 28, 2010
Who can you contact to see if the heater problem was indeed recalled??? I can't beleive how many people have complained about this same problem.
If u only knew

Middlesboro, KY

#431 Jan 1, 2011
well i'm unhappy to say that i thought we got a bargain buying a 2006 equinox,yesterday for my daughter.the only issue with the vehicle was the heat did not work,soo the dealer began telling me i could get the heater fixed for as low as 20 dollars no higher than 200,sooo when i was tryin to make him understand that my husband knew bascilly what the real cost of fixing the heat would roughly b we were trying to get them to cum down on the cost,but they wouldn't budge.Still kept convincing me we have a great deal,and i regret pushing my husband into getting it.He was not happy about it.
David Halliday

Lenoir City, TN

#432 Jan 2, 2011
Same problem with my 2006 Equinox. The heat/Cold air blend door broken and only cold air blowing. I have read the repair instructions and see why GM is reluctant to fix it at 8 hrs labor!
This is my first "patriotic" buy, trying to be an american. Needles to say I will not purchase a GM again. Back to Honda forever!!
Richardsons in CB

King George, VA

#433 Jan 9, 2011
Does anyone know a website to show how to take out this so called Blend Door. I wil be damned if i am gonna pay upwards of $1200 to fix this damn thing. This is just crazy!
xtrememojo

Odessa, TX

#434 Jan 9, 2011
Richardsons in CB wrote:
Does anyone know a website to show how to take out this so called Blend Door. I wil be damned if i am gonna pay upwards of $1200 to fix this damn thing. This is just crazy!
There is a video of it on You tube. There may be a link in some of the other posts, if you want to go thru it. The you tube guy was an mechanic, and it still was a chore for him. The biggest thing was getting everything back together and not create another problem. There are airbadgs things involved once you start taking the dash off.. good luck
Kat

Winnipeg, Canada

#435 Jan 11, 2011
I had coolant leaking all summer and my AC worked fine, they kept telling me it was the thermostat and the cap on the coolant tank, so I replaced all of that and now its winter of course and its still leaking. After 4 times they finally figured out its the heater core and it costs at least 800 to fix, mine also overheats all the time with coolant in the tank the temperature gage is all over the place. This car is nothing but problems.
manny

United States

#436 Jan 13, 2011
My wife is cold for the same issue this is what we can expect from a company like chevy
Sue Thompson

United States

#437 Jan 17, 2011
Our 2006 Torrent - same heater problem - over $850 to fix. Told us that something like this was very rare. "these parts just don't go bad" I really didn't start to investigate until I saw an ad in the paper for a 2006 Equinox really cheap "needs heater work" No wonder it was so cheap. I went on GM's website and sent an email. Maybe everyone that has this problem should do the same thing. GM needs to quit ignoring the problem and reimburse a lot of people for the money they forked out.
Sandra

Eastlake, OH

#438 Jan 17, 2011
I'm really angry that, all of the above are being totally ignored, as if "we have your money now', an to heck with you ! My 06 Equinox has been an totally pain , from assembly to quality of materials! For all those with heater probllems , that's how mines started! Now I need a 1500.00 dolllar job or a 5200.00 dollar job, really underhanded an , plain old bad business, I personally will never pay from them again! Tired of paying to much for shoty work!
April

Newnan, GA

#439 Jan 17, 2011
I also have 2006 equinox and this is the 2nd time this has happened...but the first time it was still under warrant, not this time.
April

Newnan, GA

#440 Jan 17, 2011
and now again in the cold...no heat.
Bush4laac

Roswell, GA

#441 Jan 21, 2011
My 2006 Equinox is blowing cold air and the Dealership wants 89.00 to check it out. I called corporate and they said they needed to see if I was the cause of the problem before they could fix it. I am freezing here in Atlanta!!!!!!!!!
J Valenz

Tucson, AZ

#442 Jan 22, 2011
Thank God it's only cold for about two months, here in Tucson.$1,300.00 No thanks...Jackets are cheaper...Heater problem along with the multiple cranks to start the engine..."Can't duplicate the problem, therefore there is no problem" GM mechanics...Time to trade it in before my list grows!
Alicia

United States

#443 Jan 24, 2011
Im on the list just got mine have 3 kids and its cold please recall the heater make a chevy proud this is still america and chevy should still have some bailout money so bailout ur faithful customers
Amie

North Vancouver, Canada

#444 Jan 25, 2011
Tim in Wheeling WV wrote:
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I had the same problem with my 06, along with a bunch of other problems. I raised cain with GM and they fixed the heater issue by replacing a defective Door valve module actuator. They had to take the dash out etc., now I have all kinds of valve noise and the car isn't running well. They also had to replace a faulty relay switch for my daytime running lights, they have a bullitin out on this. Hope this helps
Hello, was your heater fixed under warranty? I've placed a complaint with GM and got nothing!!! Please help!
Amie

North Vancouver, Canada

#445 Jan 25, 2011
Hello Everyone!

I have been trying to deal with GM and all they say is that I am the only one with this heater problem, which is obviously untrue!

I am trying to gather a group of people so that we can petition to get a recall!! I have only 15 people so far and I need more! Please help!

There have been over 400 comments on this forum, if we can everyone on my list I can fight to get GM to fess up and fix their mistake. After all GM put a cheap, faulty, PLASTIC part in our cars to save money!!

my e-mail is [email protected]

My goal is to help you all out, please help me!
Rob

Aurora, IL

#446 Jan 26, 2011
As I stated on a previous comment that everyone go on the national highway and safety website and file complaint there. that is what I did. Hopefully we can get enough people together.
Jonathan Bernstein

Indianapolis, IN

#447 Feb 1, 2011
I have an 06 with the same issue and it is brutal this winter. Though we have liked the car, we will NEVER buy another Chevy again.

Just a side note: They did recall the 2010 model for this issue. Please see below!

RECALL: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V489000 www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Recall Date: DEC 18, 2009
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 59031

Description VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
Summary GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX AND GMC TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS AND WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 101, CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS". THE SOFTWARE IN THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL CAN CAUSE THE HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, DEFROST, AND RADIO CONTROLS, AS WELL AS THE PANEL ILLUMINATION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE
Consequence DRIVING WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING DEFROST SYSTEM CAN DECREASE YOUR VISIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING
Remedy DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE COMPUTER MODULE IN THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010.

Grrrr....
Amie beaton

Vancouver, Canada

#448 Feb 3, 2011
Hate to say it, but the 2010 recall is different :(

The problem we have is the plastic arm not opening. The 2010 problem is a computer error..........

I called the Transport Safety Board about it.

Sucks!! GRRRRRR........ this all so frustrating!

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