2015 Chevy Equinox Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 06/28/21 •  4 min read

The Chevrolet Equinox is an underrated crossover SUV. It is one of the smaller vehicles in the class. It got its popularity with its features, fuel economy, and its price.

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If you’re buying a used Equinox, try to avoid the 2015 model because of its dreaded unreliability. Some of the 2015 Chevy Equinox problems are engine,electrical,body paint and interior issues.

Are There Any Recalls On The Equinox 2015?

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Yes, but just once. The problem was regarding the airbag system. The Equinox had a faulty airbag inflator that could rupture upon impact. 

This means that the airbag won’t deploy after a crash. This can be fatal for the driver. The recall addressed this issue and fixed it. There have been no airbag-related complaints.

Here Are Some of the 2015 Chevy Equinox Problems

2015 Chevy Equinox Electrical Problems 

Most of the 2015 Chevy Equinox Problems are electrical faults. The battery is known to drain out very quickly. This happens overnight. The computer can also freeze out and the entire electrical system can shut down.

 Even the radio can fluctuate; turning on and off randomly. The alternator can shut down and you can also be pestered with random Check Engine Lights. The ignition switch can also be at fault. 

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There are other possible electrical problems as well. The radio is unreliable on some models and it can stop working or not work at all. It can also stay on. The infotainment system can also undergo faults without any warnings. 

Some users also report that their reverse backup camera malfunctions and doesn’t work. This can be dangerous while reversing. These issues usually happen around 10-30k miles.  

2015 Chevy Equinox Engine Problems 

Next up on the list of 2015 Chevy Equinox Problems are the ones with the engine. These 2015 Equinox models can stall out after they splutter. The oil spillages are usually the culprit here, so the seals must be checked out. 

The idle is also rough on some models and the engine overheats. It can even randomly die out. The fuel system can also leak out. These issues can happen anywhere between 10 to 100k miles.  

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Other issues occur such as numerous random Check Engine Lights. Various codes are given out for problems with components like the transmission.

 This can be due to an actual fault with the transmission or they can just be random erroneous codes. Regardless, they must be checked out and fixed. 

2015 Chevy Equinox Interior Issues

Some 2015 Equinox windows are at risk of breaking. These can be the side windows or even the front and rear windshields. 

The windshields can randomly break under pressure, or at least crack. The solution to this is that you need to replace the damaged components. Interior issues are a significant part of the 2015 Chevy Equinox Problems. These problems occur at around 70k miles.

The air conditioning and heating system are also a pain for some. The refrigerant can leak out and/or the condenser and evaporator can stop working. The compressor and the blower also need to be checked out. Otherwise, hot air will be blown out of the AC’s air vents. 

Body and Paintwork Issues

The paintwork wasn’t spared either and it is one of the 2015 Chevy Equinox Problems. The paint can chip or flake off. The car can rust from the outside and this issue must be addressed before the panels are seriously damaged. 


These issues can only be fixed from a reliable auto body shop. The car is known to squeak and rattle around. You can hear the wind noises, and experience water leakage. 

How Long Do Chevy Equinox Engines Last?

If you’re a Chevy Equinox owner, it’s important to know how long your engine should last. The average lifespan of the Chevrolet Equinox engine is 150,000 miles. However, this is dependent on various factors such as driving habits and environmental conditions.


 If you want to avoid costly repairs in the future, it’s always best to maintain your vehicle by having regular oil changes and tune-ups. With proper care and maintenance, even with frequent use of high RPMs or harsh shifting conditions, the Chevrolet Equinox engine can last up to 200k miles!

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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