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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,532 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 fuel system problems

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 012015


  • miles


2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to fuel control system recall notice and several vehicle issues. The consumer stated a warning light illuminated. The dealer reprogrammed a module. The second time the consumer returned to the dealer, the timing chain was replaced. Also, the engine was noisy. In September 2014, the consumer received a letter about excessive oil consumption. In November 2014, the consumer received a letter about the possibility of the steering locking up. The condenser had a small pin hole, that caused fluid to leak out. The compressor was replaced.

- Warsaw, MO, USA

problem #12

Jul 242014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to faulty fuel pump recall problems. The consumer stated the fuel pump failed and had to be replaced. A recall included about 41,000 vehicle, but it did not include his vehicle. The vehicle began to sputter and consume large amounts of gas.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 012014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
When gas is added to vehicle gas tank. The engine is hard to start. Appears as if engine is flooded. Will eventually start after several attempts.

- Folsom, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 062013

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 53,720 miles


While turning left on a major intersection the check engine light and stabilitac light with a warning of reduced engine power came on. The car could only go 5 mph which was caused me to slowly go through the intersection. Two on coming cars had to slam on their breaks to avoid me. The dealer found a defective throttle body. They said the car is program to go into reduced engine power mode when the computer detects this issue. The safety issue is this come on with out warning, in the middle of intersections. Search the web and you will find that many with this type of car from GM are having this issue. I think there should be a recall for the defective throttle body for those not replaced yet and a reimbursement for those already paid. I had to pay $400.64 for this safety repair so I could a avoid future accidents when turning at intersections. The repair details are on file at the dealer.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #9

Mar 262010

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 13,170 miles
At 13,000 miles the fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel level sensor replaced. At 56,000 miles the water pump and balance shaft chains were replaced after the car broke down on the side of a major highway. At 64,000 miles the camshaft position acutator and solenoid valves were replaced after another highway breakdown. At 69,000 miles the engine was replaced for a breakdown once again. At 81,000 miles the fuel pump and balance shaft chains were replaced once again after a breakdown. At 90,000 miles the car stopped in the middle of a major highway. The wave plate was replaced and metal debris was found in the transmission.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 272014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Why don't you let a person tell the complete story? my entry about Chevy Equinox could cause fatalities and you cut me off after I spend time to type it all out. I am saving it to a word file if anyone there is interested, contact me at[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Litchfield, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 112011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 20,595 miles


2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to timing chain recall did not fix the problem. The consumer stated the timing chain was installed on April 24, 2013. Five months later, the vehicle was running rough, stalling and shaking and rattling while it was in idle. He received a recall notice for the timing chain. The service department informed him, the recall was serviced during the April 24, 2013 visit. On November 22,2013 another timing chain was installed. The consumer has experienced several problems with the vehicle, since April 2011. The dealer replaced a worn compressor, the balance shaft chains, oxygen sensor, high pressure fuel pump, intake actuator, intake solenoid and the transfer case.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 082012


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the engine and the stability lights illuminated followed by a dinging noise. The vehicle slowed to 20 mph and then stalled. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder and was restarted after fifteen minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on more than one occasion who stated that the fuel pump and throttle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was awaiting a return call. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 172011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 13,535 miles
Brought vehicle into first dealer for loud engine noise at low speed (1 to 10 mph)06/17/2011. Dealer said it was the fuel injectors and said they will install an insulator to quiet the noise. Installed insulator problem not resolved 7/1/2011. Brought it to another dealer for the same noise. Dealer found noise from timing chain7/26/2012. They replaced timing chain and tensioner8/31/2011. Problem seemed to be resolved. 8 months later the noise is back. Gas mileage and power has decreased. Dealer suggested running a solution through the engine to clear out carbon from low octane gas. Dealer applied solution and told me to run two tanks of super unleded to resolve the problem 4/6/2012. Noise is still there after 2 tanks of super unleaded 4/13/2012. Going back to the dealer in a week 4/20/2012. Contacted GM in detroit to express my anger.4/13/2012..

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 302010


  • 16,652 miles
Engine service light came on. Stopped to check the system and the car would not start. Towed it to nearby GM dealer. Diagnosed as a fuel pressure module failure. Dealer ordered the part and will install it.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 022010


  • miles


Bought a 2010 Chevy Equinox on Oct. 31st..have had it 5 months and has 5,500 miles on the motor is making a severe or really loud ticking noise. Took it to 2 Chevy dealers and they tell me this is normal but when you start one up on the lot it makes no where near the noise mine does. They tell me it is normal for this kind of fuel injectors and refuse to fix it. Was not loud at all when we purchased the vehicle now it just keeps getting louder. It really is a shame when we pull up next to an older car and it is quieter than our brand new one.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152010


  • miles
Hard to put gas on this vehicles and tend to eject gas pump trigger when putting gas. Roof woobly not strongly constructed.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122009


  • 250 miles
We purchased a 2010 Chevy Equinox Aug. 20, 2009 and failed to check where the fuel fill door was located. It is on the righthand side of the vehicle which is the wrong side. It creates a safety hazard when getting fuel. ( getting out into station traffic, walking between cars and being a longer distance from the drivers door when most people leave their keys in the car when fueling. The vehicles darts quickly when traveling which is noticeable in the back seat. (may be caused by vehicle stability system) the front doors are located so that I bump my head (have cut my head) unless the seat is back as far as possible. GM has no retrofit to move fuel fill door or unit to put seats back to give more head room.

- Baker, WV, USA

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