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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,142 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.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jan 012014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 24,465 miles


Just bought and being told it is not covered by any warranty having issues with the defoggers and all the windows are fogging a lot. Tried to crack the windows to vent the out the car no help. Instrument problems. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 202012


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the defroster failed and the interior heat would not operate. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer for inspection but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Buchanan , TN, USA

problem #6

Apr 012013

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
I purchased a 2010 Chevy Equinox on 4/1/2013. I have since had a few issues with the vehicle. I had the timing belt replaced due to knocking in the engine. I thank the good lord that it was under a recall. I have also been experiencing oil loss. I have my oil changed on a regular basis and it has been using oil between those changes. The last time I had it changed, I was told that there was no oil on the dip stick when they checked it prior to doing the change. I have also gone without a defroster as well. Haven't thought much about it since I haven't needed it yet but now the weather is changing and I know I am going to need it real soon. But guess what. Even though there is a recall on that, mine doesn't fall under that recall. I F there are so many people having the same issue, you would think it would be covered no matter. It isn't my fault that it is not working properly. So, right before christmas I am going to have to shell out over $400 to get this fixed so that I will be able to see out of my front windshield. I guess it is my fault that I have waited till now to worry with it. I am also having issues with my dash lights going in and out and my air bag light stays on. There should not be that many issues with one vehicle.

- Porum, OK, USA

problem #5

Oct 222010

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


The defrost on my Equinox does not clear the windshield but causes worse conditions when it is turned on making it extremely difficult to see. I have to keep my windows down and stick my head out of the windows to see in cold weather. I am told that my Equinox does not fall under recall # 09298. This is an extreme hazard!

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 012013

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 82,500 miles
Driving down the turnpike in the rain, wipers running on high. Suddenly wipers stop working. Fortunately was only a mile from a rest stop, was able to get off the road and wait out the rainstorm. Took car to dealer, turned out windshield wiper transmission had failed and had to be replaced.

- Fort Washington, PA, USA

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problem #3

Feb 212013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
While driving in heavy rain with the windshield wipers on high, the windshield wiper transmission failed and the wipers disconnected from the drive and stopped all the way left with the driver side wiper hanging off the vehicle and visible from the driver side window. With no visibility from the front window, made an emergency stop to exit the expressway almost causing an accident with the cars around me.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 062010

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 1,378 miles
Purchase vehicle in August 2009. Instrument panel faulty within months of purchase. Windshield defroster/defogger & lights on dash go out intermittently. Received a recall notice concerning this issue in April 2010. Problem is still occurring. Have been back to dealership at least a dozen times. Have been in contact with General Motors in detroit. Dealership nor General Motors are returning our calls or fixing the problem. Only 17546 miles are on this vehicle. Lights and defroster go out intermittently while driving causing us to be very insecure to take it anywhere for fear it will happen while we are out.

- Wallkill, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 152012

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Hello on a few different occasions my center console as stopped functioning making it impossible to turn on/off defroster, heat, etc. I have called Chevrolet about this problem but they told me it is not included in recall 09V489000. Can someone please explain why my vehicle does not qualify for this recall when I am experiencing the same problems? thank you

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

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