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CHEVROLET EQUINOX - 2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 187 complaints filed for the 2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2011 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 2011 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 (19) Equipment (3) Fuel System Other (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (3) Vehicle Speed Control (17)
Electrical System (24) Equipment Adaptive (1) Power Train (40) Steering (14) Visibility (3)
Electronic Stability Control (19) Fuel Propulsion System (10) Seat Belts (4) Structure (7) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine (61) Fuel System Diesel (1) Seats (4) Tires (2) Wheels (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (26) Fuel System Gasoline (8) Service Brakes (8) Unknown Or Other (3)

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/24/2015 - CHAPEL HILL, NC
I WAS DRIVING IN THE SNOW AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH WHEN THE CAR DECELERATED TO APPROX 20 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON, THE SUV STARTED SHAKING AND THE REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE POP UP WAS DISPLAYED. THE DEALER IS REPLACING THE THROTTLE SENSOR DUE TO A SHORT. LUCKILY I WAS NOT ON THE HIGHWAY AT THE TIME AS GOING FROM 65 TO 20 WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DANGEROUS. THIS LIMP HOME/FALLBACK MODE SEEMS SORT OF ILL CONCEIVED ESPECIALLY ON ROADS ABOVE 30 MPH.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/24/2015 - CHAPEL HILL, NC
I WAS DRIVING IN THE SNOW AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH WHEN THE CAR DECELERATED TO APPROX 20 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON, THE SUV STARTED SHAKING AND THE REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE POP UP WAS DISPLAYED. THE DEALER IS REPLACING THE THROTTLE SENSOR DUE TO A SHORT. LUCKILY I WAS NOT ON THE HIGHWAY AT THE TIME AS GOING FROM 65 TO 20 WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DANGEROUS. THIS LIMP HOME/FALLBACK MODE SEEMS SORT OF ILL CONCEIVED ESPECIALLY ON ROADS ABOVE 30 MPH.

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AIR BAGS

2/24/2015 - MASURY, OH
LARGE PICKUP TRUCK WITH SNOW PLOW RAN STOP SIGN AT INTERSECTION, SNOW PLOW BLADE HIT LEFT SIDE/LEFT FRONT OF CAR, AT SPEED OF ABOUT 45 MPH. IMPACT FORCED CAR OFF THE ROAD, INTO A PILE OF FROZEN ICE AND SNOW. DAMAGE WAS SEVERE ENOUGH THAT LEFT FRONT DOOR WAS ALMOST SLICED OFF THE CAR WITH SERIOUS BODY DAMAGE TO LEFT FRONT AND LEFT FRONT CORNER. ALL DOORS WERE JAMMED SHUT. NEITHER FRONT NOR SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. SEAT BELT ON DRIVER DID NOT TIGHTEN UP EITHER. DAMAGE ALSO TO SEAT FRAME AND DASHBOARD.

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SEAT BELTS

2/24/2015 - MASURY, OH
LARGE PICKUP TRUCK WITH SNOW PLOW RAN STOP SIGN AT INTERSECTION, SNOW PLOW BLADE HIT LEFT SIDE/LEFT FRONT OF CAR, AT SPEED OF ABOUT 45 MPH. IMPACT FORCED CAR OFF THE ROAD, INTO A PILE OF FROZEN ICE AND SNOW. DAMAGE WAS SEVERE ENOUGH THAT LEFT FRONT DOOR WAS ALMOST SLICED OFF THE CAR WITH SERIOUS BODY DAMAGE TO LEFT FRONT AND LEFT FRONT CORNER. ALL DOORS WERE JAMMED SHUT. NEITHER FRONT NOR SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. SEAT BELT ON DRIVER DID NOT TIGHTEN UP EITHER. DAMAGE ALSO TO SEAT FRAME AND DASHBOARD.

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ENGINE

2/21/2015 - CLARKSVILLE, TN
1.WHILE DRIVING IN NASHVILLE FOR WORK THE FIRST OCCURRENCE STARTED WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. MOMENTS LATER CHECK TRACTION CONTROL WARNING POPPED UP AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER A REDUCED ENGINE POWER NOTIFICATION AND VEHICLE LOST POWER. WENT FROM 55 TO 30 MPH IN SECONDS. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW THIS DID NOT CAUSE A WRECK IN THE HEAVY TRAFFIC. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP I PURCHASED IT FROM (JAMES CORLEW IN CLARKSVILLE, TN) AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A LOOSE TIMING CHAIN AND THAT THEY FIXED IT. 2.4,000 MILES LATER WHILE WORKING ALL THE SAME MESSAGES POPPED UP AND THE CAR COMPLETELY STALLED AND WOULD NOT RESTART ON A BUSY BYPASS. VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART AND I PAID TO HAVE IT TOWED. THIS TIME THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TIMING CHAIN ASSEMBLY AND A HOUSING DUE TO IT BEING DESTROYED. IT WAS COVERED BY WARRANTY AGAIN AND THEY SERVICED IT FOR FREE. 3.VEHICLE RAN GREAT FOR 3600 MILES AND AGAIN THE SAME MESSAGE SEQUENCE OCCURED. THE CAR FORTUNATELY CONTINUED TO RUN AND I DROVE IT STRAIGHT TO THE DEALERSHIP. I INSISTED IT WAS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THAT I WANTED TO TRADE IT IN IMMEDIATELY. 2 HOURS LATER THEY OFFERED ME $7,000 UNDER BLUE BOOK BECAUSE OF ENGINE PROBLEMS. THIS WAS VERY FUNNY OF COURSE SINCE IT IS CHEVROLET AND THE DEALERSHIPS FAULT FOR SELLING SUCH A LEMON. I TOLD THEM IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. TO FIX IT AGAIN FOR FREE AND I WOULD PICK IT UP. DEALERSHIP CALLED NEXT DAY. SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. IT WAS OUT OF OIL AND THAT CAUSED SAFETIES TO KICK IN AND THAT CREATED THE PROBLEM. I ASK HOW THIS IS POSSIBLE YOU CHANGED MY OIL 3600 MILES AGO. 4.LAST WEEK (AGAIN 3800 MILES LATER) THE CAR PRODUCED ALL OF THE SAME MESSAGES AND STALLED ON THE SAME BUSY BYPASS. THIS TIME I HAD MY 3 YEAR OLD AND 1 YEAR OLD IN THE CAR. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 55 SO OF COURSE TRAFFIC REGULARLY RUNS 60 MPH. I WAS STRANDED WITH MY CHILDREN ON 20 DEGREE WEATHER WITH NO HEAT

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POWER TRAIN

2/21/2015 - CLARKSVILLE, TN
1.WHILE DRIVING IN NASHVILLE FOR WORK THE FIRST OCCURRENCE STARTED WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. MOMENTS LATER CHECK TRACTION CONTROL WARNING POPPED UP AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER A REDUCED ENGINE POWER NOTIFICATION AND VEHICLE LOST POWER. WENT FROM 55 TO 30 MPH IN SECONDS. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW THIS DID NOT CAUSE A WRECK IN THE HEAVY TRAFFIC. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP I PURCHASED IT FROM (JAMES CORLEW IN CLARKSVILLE, TN) AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A LOOSE TIMING CHAIN AND THAT THEY FIXED IT. 2.4,000 MILES LATER WHILE WORKING ALL THE SAME MESSAGES POPPED UP AND THE CAR COMPLETELY STALLED AND WOULD NOT RESTART ON A BUSY BYPASS. VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART AND I PAID TO HAVE IT TOWED. THIS TIME THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TIMING CHAIN ASSEMBLY AND A HOUSING DUE TO IT BEING DESTROYED. IT WAS COVERED BY WARRANTY AGAIN AND THEY SERVICED IT FOR FREE. 3.VEHICLE RAN GREAT FOR 3600 MILES AND AGAIN THE SAME MESSAGE SEQUENCE OCCURED. THE CAR FORTUNATELY CONTINUED TO RUN AND I DROVE IT STRAIGHT TO THE DEALERSHIP. I INSISTED IT WAS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THAT I WANTED TO TRADE IT IN IMMEDIATELY. 2 HOURS LATER THEY OFFERED ME $7,000 UNDER BLUE BOOK BECAUSE OF ENGINE PROBLEMS. THIS WAS VERY FUNNY OF COURSE SINCE IT IS CHEVROLET AND THE DEALERSHIPS FAULT FOR SELLING SUCH A LEMON. I TOLD THEM IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. TO FIX IT AGAIN FOR FREE AND I WOULD PICK IT UP. DEALERSHIP CALLED NEXT DAY. SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. IT WAS OUT OF OIL AND THAT CAUSED SAFETIES TO KICK IN AND THAT CREATED THE PROBLEM. I ASK HOW THIS IS POSSIBLE YOU CHANGED MY OIL 3600 MILES AGO. 4.LAST WEEK (AGAIN 3800 MILES LATER) THE CAR PRODUCED ALL OF THE SAME MESSAGES AND STALLED ON THE SAME BUSY BYPASS. THIS TIME I HAD MY 3 YEAR OLD AND 1 YEAR OLD IN THE CAR. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 55 SO OF COURSE TRAFFIC REGULARLY RUNS 60 MPH. I WAS STRANDED WITH MY CHILDREN ON 20 DEGREE WEATHER WITH NO HEAT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/21/2015 - CLARKSVILLE, TN
1.WHILE DRIVING IN NASHVILLE FOR WORK THE FIRST OCCURRENCE STARTED WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. MOMENTS LATER CHECK TRACTION CONTROL WARNING POPPED UP AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER A REDUCED ENGINE POWER NOTIFICATION AND VEHICLE LOST POWER. WENT FROM 55 TO 30 MPH IN SECONDS. I HAVE NO CLUE HOW THIS DID NOT CAUSE A WRECK IN THE HEAVY TRAFFIC. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP I PURCHASED IT FROM (JAMES CORLEW IN CLARKSVILLE, TN) AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A LOOSE TIMING CHAIN AND THAT THEY FIXED IT. 2.4,000 MILES LATER WHILE WORKING ALL THE SAME MESSAGES POPPED UP AND THE CAR COMPLETELY STALLED AND WOULD NOT RESTART ON A BUSY BYPASS. VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART AND I PAID TO HAVE IT TOWED. THIS TIME THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TIMING CHAIN ASSEMBLY AND A HOUSING DUE TO IT BEING DESTROYED. IT WAS COVERED BY WARRANTY AGAIN AND THEY SERVICED IT FOR FREE. 3.VEHICLE RAN GREAT FOR 3600 MILES AND AGAIN THE SAME MESSAGE SEQUENCE OCCURED. THE CAR FORTUNATELY CONTINUED TO RUN AND I DROVE IT STRAIGHT TO THE DEALERSHIP. I INSISTED IT WAS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THAT I WANTED TO TRADE IT IN IMMEDIATELY. 2 HOURS LATER THEY OFFERED ME $7,000 UNDER BLUE BOOK BECAUSE OF ENGINE PROBLEMS. THIS WAS VERY FUNNY OF COURSE SINCE IT IS CHEVROLET AND THE DEALERSHIPS FAULT FOR SELLING SUCH A LEMON. I TOLD THEM IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. TO FIX IT AGAIN FOR FREE AND I WOULD PICK IT UP. DEALERSHIP CALLED NEXT DAY. SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. IT WAS OUT OF OIL AND THAT CAUSED SAFETIES TO KICK IN AND THAT CREATED THE PROBLEM. I ASK HOW THIS IS POSSIBLE YOU CHANGED MY OIL 3600 MILES AGO. 4.LAST WEEK (AGAIN 3800 MILES LATER) THE CAR PRODUCED ALL OF THE SAME MESSAGES AND STALLED ON THE SAME BUSY BYPASS. THIS TIME I HAD MY 3 YEAR OLD AND 1 YEAR OLD IN THE CAR. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 55 SO OF COURSE TRAFFIC REGULARLY RUNS 60 MPH. I WAS STRANDED WITH MY CHILDREN ON 20 DEGREE WEATHER WITH NO HEAT

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/18/2015 - BROOKLYN CENTER , MN
I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 7 YEAR OLD SON AND 15 YEAR OLD NEPHEW ON A 35 MPH BUSY STREET WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY VEHICLE STARTED SHAKING AND THE STEERING WHEEL AND BRAKE PADDLE LOCK ON ME I COULDN'T MOVE THE LUCKILY THERE WAS NO CAR COMING AT THE MOMENT, AND I WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE AND TURN IT BACK UP. AFTER THAT I IT STARTED UP AGAIN AND NOTHING SEEM TO BE WRONG UNTIL THE ENGINE LIGHT TURN ON AND I CONTINUED ON MY WAY, ALL OF A SUDDEN MY ON THE DASH BOARD IT SAID STABILITY CHECK/LOST ENGINE POWER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ENGINE SHUT OFF ON ME. I COULDN'T MOVE TO FROM LANES TO AVOID CAUSING AN ACCIDENT LUCKILY THE VEHICLES ON BACK OF ME NOTICE MY VEHICLE SLOWING DOWN AND THEY WHERE ABLE TO MISS HITTING MY VEHICLE. I REALLY DO WANT SOMETHING DONE TO FIX THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I COULD OF CAUSE AN ACCIDENT WITH THAT SUDDEN STOP AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE ENGINE POWERING OFF. I BELIEVE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE A.S.A.P. BEFORE ON OF ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR COMPLAINS END UP DEAD OR CAUSING A DEADLY ACCIDENT. I SURE DON'T WANT MY FAMILY TO BE IN DANGER IN ANY TYPE OF WAY, ESPECIALLY NOT IN A VEHICLE THAT I KNOW IS MALFUNCTIONING AND FEELING HELPLESS BECAUSE NOTHING IS BEING DONE. I HOPE MY COMPLAIN HELPS EVEN MORE TO GET THIS ISSUE FIX A.S.A.P

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STEERING

2/18/2015 - BROOKLYN CENTER , MN
I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 7 YEAR OLD SON AND 15 YEAR OLD NEPHEW ON A 35 MPH BUSY STREET WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY VEHICLE STARTED SHAKING AND THE STEERING WHEEL AND BRAKE PADDLE LOCK ON ME I COULDN'T MOVE THE LUCKILY THERE WAS NO CAR COMING AT THE MOMENT, AND I WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE AND TURN IT BACK UP. AFTER THAT I IT STARTED UP AGAIN AND NOTHING SEEM TO BE WRONG UNTIL THE ENGINE LIGHT TURN ON AND I CONTINUED ON MY WAY, ALL OF A SUDDEN MY ON THE DASH BOARD IT SAID STABILITY CHECK/LOST ENGINE POWER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ENGINE SHUT OFF ON ME. I COULDN'T MOVE TO FROM LANES TO AVOID CAUSING AN ACCIDENT LUCKILY THE VEHICLES ON BACK OF ME NOTICE MY VEHICLE SLOWING DOWN AND THEY WHERE ABLE TO MISS HITTING MY VEHICLE. I REALLY DO WANT SOMETHING DONE TO FIX THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I COULD OF CAUSE AN ACCIDENT WITH THAT SUDDEN STOP AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE ENGINE POWERING OFF. I BELIEVE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE A.S.A.P. BEFORE ON OF ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR COMPLAINS END UP DEAD OR CAUSING A DEADLY ACCIDENT. I SURE DON'T WANT MY FAMILY TO BE IN DANGER IN ANY TYPE OF WAY, ESPECIALLY NOT IN A VEHICLE THAT I KNOW IS MALFUNCTIONING AND FEELING HELPLESS BECAUSE NOTHING IS BEING DONE. I HOPE MY COMPLAIN HELPS EVEN MORE TO GET THIS ISSUE FIX A.S.A.P

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ENGINE

2/18/2015 - BROOKLYN CENTER , MN
I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 7 YEAR OLD SON AND 15 YEAR OLD NEPHEW ON A 35 MPH BUSY STREET WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY VEHICLE STARTED SHAKING AND THE STEERING WHEEL AND BRAKE PADDLE LOCK ON ME I COULDN'T MOVE THE LUCKILY THERE WAS NO CAR COMING AT THE MOMENT, AND I WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF THE VEHICLE AND TURN IT BACK UP. AFTER THAT I IT STARTED UP AGAIN AND NOTHING SEEM TO BE WRONG UNTIL THE ENGINE LIGHT TURN ON AND I CONTINUED ON MY WAY, ALL OF A SUDDEN MY ON THE DASH BOARD IT SAID STABILITY CHECK/LOST ENGINE POWER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ENGINE SHUT OFF ON ME. I COULDN'T MOVE TO FROM LANES TO AVOID CAUSING AN ACCIDENT LUCKILY THE VEHICLES ON BACK OF ME NOTICE MY VEHICLE SLOWING DOWN AND THEY WHERE ABLE TO MISS HITTING MY VEHICLE. I REALLY DO WANT SOMETHING DONE TO FIX THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I COULD OF CAUSE AN ACCIDENT WITH THAT SUDDEN STOP AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE ENGINE POWERING OFF. I BELIEVE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE A.S.A.P. BEFORE ON OF ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR COMPLAINS END UP DEAD OR CAUSING A DEADLY ACCIDENT. I SURE DON'T WANT MY FAMILY TO BE IN DANGER IN ANY TYPE OF WAY, ESPECIALLY NOT IN A VEHICLE THAT I KNOW IS MALFUNCTIONING AND FEELING HELPLESS BECAUSE NOTHING IS BEING DONE. I HOPE MY COMPLAIN HELPS EVEN MORE TO GET THIS ISSUE FIX A.S.A.P

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