Yes, I bought a New-to-Me 2011 Chevy Equinox knowing that was a problematic year. The crux of the issue is they added a high pressure fuel pump that overloads the timing chain that then fails. It has a new timing chain, actually the previous owner had it replaced twice! It also had high pressure fuel pump issues and a bad catalytic converter. On top of that it stalled every time you slowed down or stopped.
FOLLOW UP - It turned out the water pump was bad, whoever changed the chain did not replace the water pump. On top of that the exhaust manifold was cracked, my mechanic welded it back together. Also someone had drilled a hole in the intake manifold, on the bottom side, so it was missed at first. I think they were trying to duplicate the effect of the oil catch can.