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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,734 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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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 252016


  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. While operating the vehicle, the defroster blower suddenly stopped operating and caused the front windshield to fog up. The issue hindered the contact's visibility while driving. The dealer diagnosed that the air blower module and motor were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 092016


  • 117,000 miles
Wiper transmission failure affecting one wiper. Symptoms same as current 2013 recall. Driver wiper does not work - passenger wiper does.

- Middleport, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 142016


  • 31,000 miles
The front windshield side pillars are so wide near the side mirrors that it causes a foot wide blind spot which has caused me to be in an accident and almost several other accidents. I have heard that I am not the only one who has had a problem with this. This blind spot caused me to hit a pole while turning and pulling out of a parking area.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #5

Sep 082016


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. While turning the vehicle at 15 mph in rainy weather, the windshield wipers became inoperable and caused the contact's view to be obscured. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V582000 (visibility). The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 082016


  • 77,869 miles
Wndshield wiper transmission failed during a heavy thunderstorm, wipers went limp and turning the wiper lever on and off did not help. Fortunately the dealer just happened to have this item in stock, must be a regular problem with this car(?) the repair bill at van york chev was $340.83. Could not proceed on until the rain stopped.

- High Point, NC, USA

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problem #3

Sep 292015


  • 45,000 miles
While driving on a highway in heavy rain storm wipers quit working with no warning. I had to slam on brakes and try to get off the road, almost went in a ditch. 2012 Chevy Equinox with 45000 miles.

- Aurora, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. The stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, there was an abnormal noise and the windshield wipers failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Mccordsfield , IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 052014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Every time a small rock hits my windshield it cracks or chips. Small sand or gravel even puts chips in the windshield. Chevy has a history of using incorrect primer, so I am wondering if it is still an issue. I can visibly see over 10 chips in my windshield.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

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