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CHEVROLET EQUINOX - 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 221 complaints filed for the 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2010 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 2010 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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Engine And Engine Cooling (24) Fuel System Gasoline (10) Service Brakes (5) Traction Control System (1) Wheels (4)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/16/2014 - LINDEN, NJ
CHEVY WAS STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND WAS APPROX. 30 FEET BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE AND THE DRIVER HAD HIS FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE CHEVY SUDDENLY ACCELERATED, DRIVER TRIED TO STOP VEHICLE BY STEPPING HARDER ON BRAKE PEDAL, HE SWERVED TO THE LEFT TO AVOID HITTING VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM, BUT STILL HIT VEHICLE WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE CHEVY.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

12/16/2014 - LINDEN, NJ
CHEVY WAS STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND WAS APPROX. 30 FEET BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE AND THE DRIVER HAD HIS FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE CHEVY SUDDENLY ACCELERATED, DRIVER TRIED TO STOP VEHICLE BY STEPPING HARDER ON BRAKE PEDAL, HE SWERVED TO THE LEFT TO AVOID HITTING VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM, BUT STILL HIT VEHICLE WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE CHEVY.

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SEAT BELTS

12/11/2014 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT WAS CONTINUOUSLY BEEPING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SEAT BELT SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,441.

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AIR BAGS

12/11/2014 - GENEVA , IA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SERVICE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAGS HIGH RESISTANCE CONNECTORS WERE FAULTY. AS A RESULT, THE AIR BAG HARNESS CUSHING TERMINAL KIT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,050.

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SEAT BELTS

12/11/2014 - SNEADS, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED THE VEHICLE INTO A DEER AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT A BURNING TALC ODOR EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE HOME AND DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE AND BOTH REAR SEAT BELTS NO LONGER WORKED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,300. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

12/11/2014 - SNEADS, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED THE VEHICLE INTO A DEER AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT A BURNING TALC ODOR EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE HOME AND DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE AND BOTH REAR SEAT BELTS NO LONGER WORKED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,300. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

12/10/2014 - WHITEFISH, MT
BEEN HAVING OFF AND ON PROBLEMS WITH DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG COMING ON AND OFF. IT WILL APPEAR FOR MAYBE A WEEK THEN GO OFF TOTALLY FOR MONTHS. I TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT AND THEY RAN A TEST AND SAID IT WOULD BE OVER 400.00 TO FIX. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AS THIS IS JUST ONCE IN AWHILE SERVICE AIRBAG! HAS THERE BEEN ANY OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL.? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. HATE SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY IF IT IS JUST A FLUKE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER.

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AIR BAGS

12/10/2014 - WHITEFISH, MT
BEEN HAVING OFF AND ON PROBLEMS WITH DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG COMING ON AND OFF. IT WILL APPEAR FOR MAYBE A WEEK THEN GO OFF TOTALLY FOR MONTHS. I TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT AND THEY RAN A TEST AND SAID IT WOULD BE OVER 400.00 TO FIX. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AS THIS IS JUST ONCE IN AWHILE SERVICE AIRBAG! HAS THERE BEEN ANY OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL.? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. HATE SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY IF IT IS JUST A FLUKE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/10/2014 - WHITEFISH, MT
BEEN HAVING OFF AND ON PROBLEMS WITH DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG COMING ON AND OFF. IT WILL APPEAR FOR MAYBE A WEEK THEN GO OFF TOTALLY FOR MONTHS. I TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT AND THEY RAN A TEST AND SAID IT WOULD BE OVER 400.00 TO FIX. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AS THIS IS JUST ONCE IN AWHILE SERVICE AIRBAG! HAS THERE BEEN ANY OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL.? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. HATE SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY IF IT IS JUST A FLUKE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER.

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ENGINE

12/3/2014 - SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
WHILE DRIVING ON THE NJ TURNPIKE SOUTHBOUND FROM NJ TO VA MY 2010 CHEVY EQUINOX SUDDENLY STOPPED ACCELERATING! AFTER BARELY AVOIDING SEVERAL COLLISIONS, THE STABILITRAC LIGHT CAME ON, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN THE REDUCED ENGINE POWER NOTIFICATION CAME ON. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE OVER 30MPH, -++THREATENED-+¥ TO STALL REPEATEDLY AND WAS VIBRATING VIOLENTLY. LUCKILY I WAS ONLY ABOUT AN HOUR INTO MY TRIP (THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE WAS BELOW 30 DEGREES AND I HAD MY 4 YEAR OLD AND 3 YEAR OLD IN THE CAR!) AND WAS ABLE TO SLOWLY DRIVE THE CAR HOME AND HAVE IT TOWED THE NEXT DAY. I HAD TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST CELENOID ACTUATORS AT A TOTAL COST OF $644.05

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