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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,477 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox drivetrain problems

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jul 022015


  • miles


While driving either on city or freeway the car started shaking, jerking, and vibrating really badly when applied pressure to the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not gain speed, instead it would slow down and it felt like gas was not going trough. It first started 3 months ago took it to for an oil change and the recommendation I received from service agent was to get fuel system cleaned and change the transmission fluids which cost me around $298. The same day it did the same thing while driving on the freeway, so I let it be for a while but it continues with the same problem and have contacted service agent but have no solution for me. The other issue it has is the key always gets stuck, and need to turn the car back on then turn the wheel, but sometimes it takes more than this to get the key out from the ignition switch.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 032014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Transmission will not shift into third gear without letting off the gas, valve body solenoid problem. Rear wiper motor bad, ignition gets stuck on with key in, have to put gear shifter in and out of gear multiple times to get key out. Electronic stability control off lights comes on after just a few seconds of vehicle being started. Alternator was whining extremely loud, had to replace. Heater blend door broken, cannot have hot air for winter or cold A/C in summer. Sounds like water rushing through dash board when car is started. Very heavy odor of antifreeze inside car when heat is on.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #19

Mar 172015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the key would not eject from the ignition when turning off the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000. Updated 4/21/15 the consumer stated she was unable to shift the gear out of park and the key would not come out of the ignition. Updated 04/28/15

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

problem #18

Jun 272013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 41,720 miles


While driving on interstate 95 going 70 mph, the steering locked up and I lost power when all the dash lights started flashing. This was the day after I bought the car from auto showcase of belair md. The power steering going out happened atleast 7 times in the first two weeks alone. I requested for them to take the car back, they refused.. 4 weeks into owning this car the power steering issue was finally resolved.during that time period I found out that the car sold to me was stolen, the dealer did not tell me that and showed me paper work that was not a car fax report. Three months later in October of 2013 my car started over heating and cutting power off to the engine while driving the speed limit on 95. It happened 5 times. A mechanic looked it over and said the head gaskets were blown. After a month it was fixed. One month later in December, my car would shut off on me while driving. I am not joking when I say that happened over 100 times. I have over 20 videos of this happening up until just recently in February of 2015. So the issue now, other than my car just randomly shutting off while driving, is my head gaskets blew again. I have been looking on line and have found this to be a serious problem for thousands of other Chevy Equinox owners! why has this particular model not have recalled!? this model is dangerous to anyone that drives it or just happens to be on the road near them. When my car has shut off on me over 100 times ihave cut multiple drivers off every time trying to make it to the shoulder. This needs to be recalled! this vehicle model is far from safe and I do believe that you know this. You can look up any Chevy Equinox forum on the internet and find these incidents.

- Edgewood , MD, USA

problem #17

Jan 152013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
After parking car and turning key to turn off engine I can't get the key out the car. Issue happens a few times a week and sometimes happens all day. Sometimes you have to sit and wait or restart car and drive around and then park to get key out. I have seen the issue reported on multiple sites and forums yet GM still hasn't issued a recall.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #16

Aug 232014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 30,806 miles
When car is parked gear shift is in "park" the ignition key will turn off engine but cannot remove the key. Must restart engine, put into gear and back into "park" and turn the steering wheel for a second try to remove the key. Sometimes it takes 4 attempts to get the key to come out! has been on-going for several weeks.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #15

Apr 252013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


The car starts to jerk while driving almost causing me to have an accident. The transmission jerks and the tractions control makes the car become undrivable. The computer in the car is defected I purchased the car last year in 2013 and the car computer transmission is no good.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 042013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 106,889 miles
Check engine light came on and car felt sluggish. Took to dealership and found throttle body asm/tps registers incorrectly. Replaced throttle body asm.

- Elverson, PA, USA

problem #13

Jun 302014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 129,252 miles
Took car in for vibrations. Tried replacing tires to see if that was problem. It was not, it was U-joint worn into flange and center support bearing has excessive play. Replaced rear driveshaft asm with center support bearing.

- Elverson, PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 302014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
I was driving and the car started shaking and vibrating very bad. I called and was told it could be my tires if they were not all about the same tread. I had replaced two tires a couple months prior so I told my husband to pull my rear tires to see if it helped. As soon as he put the spare on the passenger rear side the vibrating stopped. So we took the car in and had 2 more tires put on. That did not stop the vibration. I could only drive on a spare home. So I took it to dealership and it needed a rear drive shaft!!!

- Elverson, PA, USA

problem #11

Feb 102014


  • 85,000 miles


The ignition key would get stuck in the ignition. The only way I could get it out would be to repeatadly shift from park to drive or reverse until the key was released. I took it to my local Chevy dealer for repair. It cost $544 to get it fixed. I have heard of others having the same issue.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #10

Aug 012012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Key sticks in ignition when entered into park, and will not come out most of the time. The only way to release the key is to stick finger into a hole in the steering column and slide the manual release switch within the steering wheel column. There are no obstructions which prevent the gear shift lever from entering the full park position.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #9

Sep 152007

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle had a major fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). Also, the contact mentioned that the instrument panel failed intermittently on numerous occasions and multiple warning lights illuminated. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V489000 (visibility). In addition, the contact stated that the air bag warning lamp was illuminate for an extended period of time and it was not confirmed by the local dealer if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id numbers: 07V520000 (air bags) and 07V344000 (air bags). The vehicle was to be further inspected in order to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500. Updated 08/28/14 updated 09/4/2014 the consumer stated the vehicle was repeatedly taken to the dealer, due to loss of power. The vehicle would not accelerate, the engine began jerking and the engine light constantly stayed on. The transmission was slipping, also. Updated 10/15/14.

- Gulf Port, MS, USA

problem #8

Dec 032013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 80,505 miles
I lost power steering in my car. I had no warning to indicate there was a problem. I was driving and it went out. This is very dangerous and I could have crashed. There needs to be a recall on this, my power steering module failed. I had to replace it which was very costly. I have read that there has been numerous complaints on this year and model with the same issue.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 052012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Ignition key will not come out once the car is turned off and put into park. I have read numerous complaints concerning this problem and no-one can tell if this happens because of the key cylinder or because of gear shift not properly going into park.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Sep 122012


  • miles
I been smelling gas for over a week outside then inside of car. Was told I can drive and bring to dealership asap as long as there is no leaks. I took car to the dealer in jenkintown, pa and was told there was a leak from fuel pump line to engine. I notice several customers have the same problem since 2010 and now it's 2012. Why haven't this been on a recall due to it can be very dangerous with a gas leak when a customer smells gas but don't see a leak. Customers can think maybe gas spilled a little on car but when you smell gas when you are driving, there is an issue. I know customers like myself had paid for this service which should have been a recall. I had to pay $949 for part and labor which is totally unfair when I'm not the only one with this issue. I will report to consumer report regarding 2007 Chevy Equinox with all the issues I had from getting a transmission to now gas leak. Very very dangerous!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 092009

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact was driving 60 mph, when the power reduce warning light illuminated. The vehicle then decelerated abnormally and the vehicle would not accelerate over 20 mph. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- Carpentirspille , IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 172012


  • 134,000 miles
I purchase the 2007 Equinox used from day one I have had problems the first one was the car would slow down on its on and when I speeded up it would slow down then it wouldn't start I replaced the battery and now the same thing it will not start, there is a noise that I hear when I drive like something is lose, the back windshield wiper works and not works the passenger seat beat light keeps coming on I will never buy another Chevrolet product.

- Dyer, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 032011


  • 46,000 miles
2007 Equinox Chevrolet - the ignition has been locking up and key could not be removed. Dealership has replaced ignition three times and it still locked up. Today the wheel is locked, the gear shift is locked up and nothing will move. They are sending a tow truck to haul it into the shop again. My complaint is not the dealership it is Chevrolet. The internet lists thousands of Equinox's with the same issue and a recall should have been done to pull these in and fix the issue once and for all at no cost to the consumer. I think it is time for a class action suit against Chevrolet. My issue has been ongoing for since this past winter.

- Kaysville, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 202011


  • 71,000 miles
I bought a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox in 2010. It has a problem with service stabilitrak and check engine light on. I called service advisor at Chevy dealership and needs to run diagnostic to find out problem with stabilitrak. The vehicle has over 71,000 miles, should be covered with drive train warranty. I will need to pay for diagnostic first, then the problem will be covered under warranty. I feel the warranty for drive train should cover the diagnostic charge and parts, labor. Now I cannot bring vehicle in to service until $$ are covered for diagnostic check. The warranty covers used cars drive train. Let me know, and let the dealership know about this complaint. Gateway Chevrolet. 9901 w papago fwy avondale, AZ 85323, telephone 623-932-4389.

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

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