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CHEVROLET EQUINOX - 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 309 complaints filed for the 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (96) Equipment Adaptive (2) Latches Locks Linkages (18) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Unknown Or Other (10)
Electrical System (64) Exterior Lighting (22) Parking Brake (1) Steering (41) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Electronic Stability Control (41) Fuel Propulsion System (27) Power Train (13) Structure (26) Visibility (13)
Engine (21) Fuel System Diesel (1) Seat Belts (6) Suspension (5) Visibility Wiper (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (8) Fuel System Gasoline (5) Seats (7) Tires (3) Wheels (1)
Equipment (3) Interior Lighting (2) Service Brakes (3) Traction Control System (6)

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STRUCTURE: BODY: DOOR

10/12/2017 - MEDINAH, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE METAL ON THE INTERIOR DOOR PANELS CORRODED PREMATURELY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SUNRISE CHEVROLET IN GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS 60139, PHONE: (630-942-8300) FOR THE FAILURE NUMEROUS TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000.

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AIR BAGS

10/1/2017 - GROVE CITY, OH
DASH LIGHT INDICATES SERVICE AIR BAG. THE VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN A FRONT COLLISION. THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM THE 2007 EQUINOX HAD A RECALL ON BUT ALL SAFETY COMPLAINTS ON THE 08 HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED, COST OF REPAIRS ARE AROUND A $1,000.00. SINCE IT HAD BEEN AN ON GOING PROBLEM WHY HASN'T THERE BEEN A RECALL FOR THE 08 MODEL. DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FIX AND SOUNDS LIKE THIS COULD CAUSE A DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/1/2017 - BROADWAY, VA
THE STABILITRAX LIGHT HAS COME ON AND MY VEHICLE WON'T START, HAVE TRIED TO JUMP IT BUT IT ONLY MAKES A CLICKING NOISE. I'VE TRIED TO RESET IT ACCORDING TO THE OWNERS MANUAL BUT NO LUCK. THE CAR IS SITTING IN MY DRIVEWAY I TRIED TO START IT THIS MORNING AND NOTHING.

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SERVICE BRAKES

8/30/2017 - LANOKA HARBOR, NJ
AT 64,000 MILES THE MASTER CYLINDER STARTING LEAKING INTO THE BRAKE BOOSTER. THIS IS A $900 REPAIR BEING PASSED ONTO THE CONSUMER AND IS NOT "NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR" THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF ONLINE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE 2008 CHEVY EQUINOX DOING THIS AT AROUND 65,000 MILES. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/26/2017 - GASTONIA, NC
FAULTY RETURN PORT IN FUEL PUMP MODULE LEAKING FUEL (SEVERE LEAK) STARTED NOTICING A SMELL WITH NO VISIBLE LEAK, NOW WHEN CAR IS PARKED LOOSING ALL FUEL PRESSURE (CAR WON'T START ON FIRST TRY) AND PARKED WITH 1/2 TANK NOW NO FUEL LEFT IN CAR. DISTINCT SMELL OF FUEL AND CAR IS PARKED. IS THIS PART OF RECALL?

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/4/2017 - PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
FUEL PUMP LEAKING FROM MAIN FUEL LINE GOING INTO PUMP. THE 2007 MODEL WAS RECALLED FOR SAME ISSUE. THIS IS A MAJOR LEAK, PUDDLES ONTO THE GROUND. VERY DANGEROUS, I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY MY YEAR WAS NOT RECALLED, AS I HAVE FOUND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ON THIS VEHICLE FUEL PUMP/SYSTEM!

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/24/2017 - YOSEMITE, CA
FIRST THE CAR FUEL TANK' THE GAS GAGE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY WHEN THE GAS TANK FULL IT SHOWS HALF OR EMPTY, SECOND THE HEAD LIGHT BULB BLOWS LIKE EVERY TWO WEEKS BECAUSE WATER IS GETTING INTO THE CONSOLE OR THE HEAD LIGHT ,THE TURN SIGNAL NEVER TURN OFF AFTER YOU SWISH IN ON AND MAKE THE TURN I HAVE TO MANUALLY SWISH IT OFF AT ALL TIMES WEATHER YOU ARE IN CITY HIGH WAY DO NOT MATTER .

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

7/24/2017 - YOSEMITE, CA
FIRST THE CAR FUEL TANK' THE GAS GAGE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY WHEN THE GAS TANK FULL IT SHOWS HALF OR EMPTY, SECOND THE HEAD LIGHT BULB BLOWS LIKE EVERY TWO WEEKS BECAUSE WATER IS GETTING INTO THE CONSOLE OR THE HEAD LIGHT ,THE TURN SIGNAL NEVER TURN OFF AFTER YOU SWISH IN ON AND MAKE THE TURN I HAVE TO MANUALLY SWISH IT OFF AT ALL TIMES WEATHER YOU ARE IN CITY HIGH WAY DO NOT MATTER .

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

7/24/2017 - YOSEMITE, CA
FIRST THE CAR FUEL TANK' THE GAS GAGE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY WHEN THE GAS TANK FULL IT SHOWS HALF OR EMPTY, SECOND THE HEAD LIGHT BULB BLOWS LIKE EVERY TWO WEEKS BECAUSE WATER IS GETTING INTO THE CONSOLE OR THE HEAD LIGHT ,THE TURN SIGNAL NEVER TURN OFF AFTER YOU SWISH IN ON AND MAKE THE TURN I HAVE TO MANUALLY SWISH IT OFF AT ALL TIMES WEATHER YOU ARE IN CITY HIGH WAY DO NOT MATTER .

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

6/30/2017 - HOUSTON, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CONTACT OBSERVED A FUEL ODOR WITHIN THE VEHICLE AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS FILLED WITH FUEL, THE FUEL GAUGE DISPLAYED OTHERWISE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED BY A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ALMEDA AUTO (CAR INSPECTION STATION) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP MODULE/SYSTEM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. AFTER THE CONTACT LEFT THE INSPECTION STATION, THE VEHICLE STALLED, WAS NOT ABLE TO RESTART, AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

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