I have a 2010 Equinox.- Transmission or Catalytic converter?

Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM about the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Every since I bought this car 6  months ago, it has been one headache after another.  The most important one is I have brought the car in to the dealer to whom I purchase it from and to the Chevrolet dealer complaining about performance issues.  It is sluggish, and jerks alttle,  both places have said, there is nothing wrong with it.  Today I received a letter from Chevrolet Headquarters,, stating a catalytic converter malfunction on these cars.  Would this malfunction imitate what I thought  is a transmission problem?  The jerking around and  feels like it isn't accelerating?

1 Answer

65,915

Have the dealer perform an exhaust system back pressure test. They'll remove the upstream oxygen sensor and install a pressure gauge in the oxygen sensor hole. With the engine running they'll see if you have a clogged catalytic converter if the exhaust system back pressure is excessive. If that's what is going on, since you're out of warranty, go to a reputable muffler shop and get a universal catalytic converter as a replacement. They're much cheaper but just as good. I've had a universal converter on my '00 Grand Prix since December of 2013 with no issues. Now if the notice you got from Chevrolet is a RECALL notice, take it with you to the dealer and let them give you a new catalytic converter for free. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Equinox Questions

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,690
#2 David Scott
David Scott
Reputation 830
#3 geezz
geezz
Reputation 680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Terrain
598 Great Deals out of 31,536 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chevrolet Traverse
556 Great Deals out of 51,204 listings starting at $4,990
Used Ford Escape
1,417 Great Deals out of 93,956 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Edge
686 Great Deals out of 50,629 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
490 Great Deals out of 47,935 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda CR-V
889 Great Deals out of 61,737 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Rogue
552 Great Deals out of 74,856 listings starting at $3,874
Used Toyota RAV4
741 Great Deals out of 71,375 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 72,524 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
917 Great Deals out of 79,610 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,058 Great Deals out of 74,519 listings starting at $750
Used Kia Sorento
472 Great Deals out of 31,561 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
557 Great Deals out of 28,837 listings starting at $1,699
Used Nissan Murano
307 Great Deals out of 26,381 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
283 Great Deals out of 20,061 listings starting at $2,275

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 400 listings starting at $18,995
2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $17,900
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 399 listings starting at $16,269

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.