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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,673 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 222011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 27,057 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the anti lock brake and traction control lights would illuminate on the instrument panel whenever a turn was made or the vehicle was driven over uneven surfaces. As a result, the brakes would engage and exhibit a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three occasions where the brakes, rotors and hubs were replaced. The failures continued. The failure mileage was 27,057. Updated 8/29/11

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 262008

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 35 mph, the ABS light illuminated and then dimmed after one minute. The light illuminated again and did not turn back off. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle, the ABS light illuminated. The dealer has not yet been notified due to conflicting hours. The contact took the vehicle to several repair shops and they all stated that they could repair the vehicle. The VIN, purchase date, engine size, and powertrain were unknown. The current and failure mileages were approximately 40,000.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 292006

Equinox 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,962 miles
: the contact stated there were numerous problems with the vehicle. First, the engine would intermittently not crank. The dealer replaced the battery however, this did not correct the problem. Second, while depressing the brake pedal the vehicle intermittently did not slow down. The brake pedal was pumped several times to get the brakes to activate correctly. Third, the transmission revved high and intermittently did not change gears correctly while driving. Fourth, the ABS lamp illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the ABS lamp was reset. Lastly, the front passenger window was rolled down and would not rise back up. The dealer replaced the window regulator and the window was repaired. The vehicle was repeatedly taken to the dealer and addressed the problems that could be duplicated and made appropriate repairs. Hard start/hesitation and almost stalling. Also, determined speed sensor was causing reduced power.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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