I don't think the 1.5l has been offered in the equinox long enough to know the answer, but maybe you might try the Cruze forum. I think it may have been offered longer on the Cruze, but I am not positive. In the 3 yrs that it has been available on the equinox, there are very few reported problems.
2018 Equinox LT1 1.5 L 4 cyl, AWD, S/R Cajun Red Tintcoat/Black
2010 Equinox LTZ 2.4 L 4 cyl, FWD, S/R Cardinal Red/Black