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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,610 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox accessories - interior problems

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 242016


  • 46,010 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with lumbar seat support. While driving approximately 40 mph, a loud cracking noise was heard and the front driver lumbar seat support fractured. The contact continued to drive with caution. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,010.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 152014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 50,038 miles
While driving in a storm, the windshield wipers stopped working. I had to pull over and wait out the storm, too dangerous to drive. I took the car to a Chevy dealership and they said that they needed to replace the motor for the windshield wipers. It was not under warranty and cost me $400. The consumer found recall 14V447000 (seats) because the seat had dropped to the floor, the dealer stated it was not for the 2010 model. Updated 10/05/15.

- West Haverstraw, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 272013

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
During regular commute, while driving through the city on the way home, the driver seat lumbar collapsed with a loud pop, like a balloon pop. I am a regular sized guy, 5'11", 160lbs. And I wasn't doing anything special. It was just a regular day driving home and the lumber just popped and now there's a cavity inside the back of the driver seat. Upon searching the internet. Apparently it's a common issue, some drivers had their lumbar popped in the exact same way twice within six month. Apparently there was, at some point a tsb for this issue. However, GM cannot find it, and won't repair the seat for me. Despite me googling and searching and came up with the following info on my own: "from GM... pi0246A 2010-2011 Equinox, terrain - front seat power lumbar support inoperative replace only the screws. A revised screw has been released don't replace the lumbar assembly". this is a common problem, and a design flaw that GM refuses to admit, nor address. They just plan on letting the vehicle owners drive with a cavity on their back.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012012

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Purchased 4/2010 1 at a red light, car idled really rough, then all of the dash lights came on. I drove straight to the dealership. They checked it out and said I needed a new fuel pump. I had about 47,000 miles. 2. oil consumption - the first time this happened I was hearing a funny noise when I turned left coming from the engine. My boyfriend checked the oil the next morning to find no oil on the dipstick. We put in 2 qts then when the dealer ship opened I took it in. They told me they could not find any internal or external leaks so bring in weekly for oil consumption test (I was about 1500 miles since my oil change that was done at the same time the fuel pump was replaced) drove out of town to visit family (about 2000 miles after oil change) after driving 200 miles heard the noise again checked the oil.......2 qts low. Added oil and took to local dealership. No problems found related to oil, but did find another alert that needed to be completed when I got home related to the water pump tensioner. GM customer service again, but only was told to wait until my next scheduled oil change and start consumption tests again. 3. I pod jack - worked fine for the first 2 years, but then would cause all center console lights to go out, could not operate radio or A/C. 4. stalling - I have only had this problem once but it was as I was turning left across 3 lanes of traffic! 5. jerky transmission - the first time this issue happened it jerked so hard I thought I hit something. Took it to the dealership and was told, like others it was the transmission "learning" me. The transmission codes were updated and problem only occurs occasionally 6. drivers seat lumbar support airbladder - has popped and had to be replaced two times.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
My car began chugging, losing power and eventually stalled as I came to a stop. This began when I slowed my vehicle on three separate occasions (once when I slowed to turn a corner- 2012, once when I slowed to stop at a light-3/2013 and the third time was when sitting idle with my foot on the brake-2/2013.) each time my gas tank was less than half full but at different levels at each occurrence. My check engine light came on after the incidents. After the car stalled, I turned it off and was able to start it back up without incident each time. The car rides rough and is now making a rattling/rubbing noise. I have had two code checks; one returned as an issue in bank one with 3 potential issues: Oxygen sensor, fuel injection system or ignition misfire. The second code check was code PO172, fuel too rich. After the first code check, we replaced the O2 sensor and the car stalled the next day so the codes were checked again after my check engine light came back on. Other issues: *driver side lumbar support broke. Chair rocks a little but is still usable (albeit probably not safe): December, 2012 jerks/shifts roughly when slowing down or shifting from second to third. Also, when you turn off the cruise control, it slows down significantly and abruptly. (current issue and an issue since the day I bought the car in August, 2009. *climate control stuck on high (documented recall that I was not notified about.) *weather stripping on the inside of the passenger front door stuck to the door and pulled off when the door was opened (unknown month, 2010) *driver side bottom part of seat cushion came unattached from seat base when I pulled it to the side to get an item that dropped down near the console (unknown month 2010) *constant knocking in the engine (been an issue since shortly after I bought it).

- Dillsboro, IN, USA

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