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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,167 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.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 212016


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the defroster blew cool air. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #5

Apr 192015


  • miles
Heater will not heat at all. Blows cold air. Car is 2010 !!!

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 152010


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the heater and defroster failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 8/31/15

- Oscoda, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 132014


  • 47,000 miles


My defrosters will not work. I cannot see as this is the first time it has snowed this season. I check my VIN for a recalls and it says no there is no recall. I am really scared to drive it in this weather and I really don't have the money to have it fixed, and don't think I should have to pay as it is something evidently wrong with the equinoxes. I feel Chevy should expand the recall for this as it is a know problem. This is a serious problem as I am not able to drive it in this cold weather and fear for my safety. I know that Chevy probably doesn't care but its something that really should be looked into.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 082014


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle would make a loud sound and hesitate when first started. The contact also mentioned that while driving 45 mph, the defogger malfunctioned, causing the windshield to freeze and block his visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 70, 000.

- Rupert, ID, USA

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problem #1

Aug 052009

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevy Equinox. Consumer states vehicle "powered down" the consumer stated the dashboard read obd2 malfunction indicator lamp service required and the stabili-trak light illuminated. The consumer stated she then received a recall letter regarding the software in the center instrument panel which could cause the heating, air condition, defroster, radio control as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative. The consumer stated the lights were in fact flickering and then the entire instrument panel went out, powered on a little and then dimmed again.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

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