2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,349 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Jan 032017

Equinox

  • 102,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the defrost system in the vehicle failed to operate as intended. The dealer diagnosed that the software in the center instrument panel needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,800.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #34

Apr 042016

Equinox

  • 10 miles
Wipers, stopped working, while driving

- Mitchell, Ontario Canada N0k 1, AL, USA

problem #33

Dec 202016

Equinox

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was turned off, the contact heard an abnormal knocking noise coming from the dashboard. Once the ignition was turned on, the noise went away and the defrost/defogger system became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Sheboygan, WV, USA

problem #32

Nov 302016

Equinox

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on a city street, the ball joint in the windshield wiper module became disconnected during operation. This made it nearly impossible to see where I was driving, and I almost crashed into another vehicle before I could pull off the road.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #31

Nov 192016

Equinox

  • 74,000 miles
I was driving down busy highway in snow storm, my wipers stopped working as I was driving. I had my son in the car. Big safety issue. I googled this problem on line. Found several people had same problem with their Chevrolet Equinox and no safety recall. This is definetly a safety issue. We could have gotten in a car accident with snow coming down and no wipers. My car has been in shop for 4 days now.

- Marquette, MI, USA

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problem #30

Nov 072016

Equinox

  • 144,450 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the instrument panel, defroster, and heat malfunctioned intermittently on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the control panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 144,450.

- Salem, IN, USA

problem #29

Nov 012016

Equinox

  • 144,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at any speed, the air conditioner remained in use. The issue caused the heater and defroster not to work, which caused a visibility issue while driving. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the control panel had to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Salem, IN, USA

problem #28

Sep 072016

Equinox

  • 89,970 miles
Takata recall. I was driving on the freeway in pouring rain and the I turned the wipers to go faster as the rain came down harder while driving at least 40mph on the freeway. At this time I had to hurry and try to get to a safe spot which was hard to get to as the visibility was very hard to see.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #27

May 292016

Equinox

  • 50,000 miles
The windshield wiper transmission failed causing both wipers to stop while driving during a rainstorm, nearly causing a crash. This is the same part being recalled on 2013 models, and the dealer would assume no responsibility

- Mount Clemens, MI, USA

problem #26

Aug 202016

Equinox

  • 98,528 miles
On 8/20/2016 I was driving on a busy interstate in pouring rain with my windshield wipers on high when the wipers went left and stopped. This left me in a very dangerous situation. I pulled onto the shoulder to wait for the rain to let up so I could re-position the wipers. I tried to use them again but they still did not work. I pulled back on to the interstate, parked under an overpass, and called for someone to bring a replacement fuse. This did not work either. Based on research into this issue, it appears the wiper transmission failed. From the number of complaints I found, this seems to be a well known issue. Without a doubt, it is a critical safety issue! this issue should be turned into a recall as soon as possible.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #25

Jul 292016

Equinox

  • 90,430 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the freeway in hard rainstorm, the windshield wipers became inoperable. This caused a near complete loss of forward vision. Was able to guide vehicle to side of the road. Rain was such that only guidance by white/yellow stripes was possible; any object forward of car could not be seen through rain on windshield. Wipers were movable by hand, and motor was audibly operational; a linkage internal to the car had failed.

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #24

Jun 052016

Equinox

  • 64,400 miles
On 6-5-2016 while traveling on the pa turnpike during a rain storm the vehicles wipers were at first operating properly. Vehicle was traveling in the right lane in a several mile construction zone with no berm and concrete barriers on both sides, rain suddenly picked up to a torrential level. When wipers were turned up to maximum speed the drivers side wiper immediately went beyond the window roof pillar and both wipers froze in place. Driver found it impossible to see out the front window or accurately determine where he was on the road other than to guess by distance from the left barrier. Traffic was very heavy with trailer trucks passing on left extremely close. Emergency flashers were activated and speed dropped to a crawl with fear of a chain reaction accident from rear. Passenger leaned out right side window and gave guidance to driver as to distance from right side barrier and directional adjustments until vehicle finally reached an emergency pull off area. Vehicle was parked until rain subsided to the point that visibility became good enough to safely continue at a slower but safe highway speed. This will be the last GM vehicle I will ever own. Only a miracle prevented this from becoming a multiple fatality multiple vehicle accident. This was a well maintained vehicle with only 64.000 miles. Only 2 days earlier on the outbound leg of this same journey the coil on the #3 cylinder failed on I80 in rural pa. Vehicle had to be nursed along on 3 cylinders for approx. 60 miles until a Chevrolet dealer could be reached who thankfully was able to diagnose and fix the problem. Never previously have I encountered a road trip problem with any other vehicle I ever owned. We feel extremely blessed to have survived this terrifying experience.

- Poland, OH, USA

problem #23

Apr 232016

Equinox

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving approximately 60 mph, the windshield wipers became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wiper transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000. Updated 07/14/16

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #22

Feb 092016

Equinox

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the heating and air conditioning actuator rod fractured. The failure caused the windshield defrost function and vehicle air vent function to become inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

- Harrison Township, PA, USA

problem #21

Feb 072015

Equinox

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the defrost system failed to operate when activated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 109,000. The VIN was not available.

- Colcord, OK, USA

problem #20

Oct 192015

Equinox

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that when driving or warming up the vehicle, the center instrument control panel lights flickered. The contact stated that the defroster failed. The contact resides in a cold climate state and was concerned for their safety. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the there was a plug in the system that needed to be flushed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V489000 (visibility). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #19

Aug 082015

Equinox

  • 85,000 miles
Wipers stopped working, but can still hear wiper motor. After 10 minutes I found many people have to same problem. GM needs to recall these vehicles. Too many problem on GM vehicles have been burdened upon the owners. Electrical, powertrain, wipers, transmissions, etc... I have had to lay out over $5000 in the past 3 years alone due to very poor quality and design of GM transmissions on one Chevrolet and over 130 hours of diagnosing electrical problems on another Chevrolet. I have owned 17 Chevrolet and Pontiac over the past 47 years (1963 -2010) and never had problems with any of them like this until the last 13 years. No wonder GM killed of Oldsmobile and Pontiac (bad mistake). If GM cared for their customers and the quality of the product they produced they would not have lost so much business to Ford and Toyota.

- Nokesville , VA, USA

problem #18

May 202015

Equinox

  • 108,000 miles
Wipers stopped working while driving in a rainstorm

- Cottontown, TN, USA

problem #17

Dec 152014

Equinox

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the A/C and the heater failed to operate. In addition, when restarting the vehicle, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V489000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #16

Oct 062014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The vehicle had been operating in heavy raid for four (4) hours. At approximately 6:00 pm cst in a construction zone on I-90 the wipers canted off of the driver's side of the windshield resting on the driver side view mirror. The wipers could only be manually moved back to the windshield. A check of the fuse showed it to be intact. Wiper motor assembly can be heard to 'hum' when wipers are engaged, but wipers do not move.

- Frankfort, IL, USA

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