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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,158 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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2011 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 202011


  • miles


When trying to merge into traffic at a low speed I had to stop due to the car in front of me stopping. When I applied the brakes, the brakes started pulsing and I had no stopping abilities until I hit the car infront of me. Again the same situation occurred, I was merging into traffic at a low speed when the car infront of me slams their brakes and I follow my applying my brakes. Again the brakes pulsed and the car did not stop. The second time I had more than two car spaces between myself and the other car when the brakes were applied. The road conditions for both incidents were clear and no visible liquid on the road. Each time the brakes were applied when the vehicle was shifting through the gears.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 072013


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, an unknown warning light illuminated stating the vehicle was reducing power then the vehicle reduced speed independently and would not go faster than 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired because the part was on backorder. The manufacturer was notified and stated they were looking for a part to repair her vehicle but offered no other assistance. The failure and current mileage was 83,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 252011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 5,200 miles
Vechile will shake back and forth everytime im about to come to a stop it will not allow me to press gas. Car odometer goes to 0 and I have no power to the vechile, the vechile just dies in the middle of traffic has been to the dealership twice already over issue this will be the third time.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 7,100 miles
I put the car in drive and the engine sounded like an airplane taking off. I pulled out on the street, accelerated and noticed the needle go up to 4 RPM's at approximately 10 miles an hour. I took my foot off the accelerator and the car jolted and felt like I had been hit from behind. I accelerated again and the same thing happened, again feeling like I was hit from behind. The car is presently at my dealership but they cannot duplicate the problem. Today they are going to drive it for a good distance on the expressway. I had read one complaint on the Equinox forum where someone was driving on the interstate with cruise control on and something very similar happened to them with the RPM sticking at 4 RPM's. I told my dealership about this and ask if maybe they are related problems.

- Luthersville , GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 5,152 miles
Car jerked when slowing down. While waiting at a stop light, the car shut off. Upon starting vehicle, there was a rattle. Car was taken to the dealership where purchased and recall #11195 was done, to include an oil change.

- Luthersville , GA, USA

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