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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 302012


  • miles


2012 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle transmission issues. A month after purchasing the vehicle, the consumer stated the vehicle was sluggish, as the transmission was not shifting correctly. The next occurrence happened on January 2, 2013. The consumer stated before she could come to a complete stop, the vehicle stopped on its own, as if she hit a stone wall. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but they were unable to find a problem. Also, the vehicle would stall, when slowing down. There was a noise coming from the front end. The dealer called the consumer to let her know, they ordered some bolts, so they could be bolted to the frame. On another occasion, while the cruise control was set, the consumer applied the brake, but the vehicle did not stop. The consumer returned to the dealer, because of a grinding/grating noise coming from the vehicle. On several occasions, the vehicle went into a high rate of rate speed and applying the brakes, did not stop the vehicle. Updated 03/27/14

- Amenia, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012


  • miles
2012 Chevy Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle blind spot the consumer stated he was not able to see pedestrians when they walked in front of the vehicle. The consumer stated the blind spot was caused by the side mirror and the door frame on the driver's side.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 152011

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving approximately 75 mph, the contacts erroneously brushed against the roller button for the cruise control. The cruise control activated and the vehicle accelerated abnormally. The contact stated that the failure occurred sporadically and was concerned with the placement of the cruise control switch, stating that the component was positioned awkwardly on the steering wheel where his hands were. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was designed with the button in that manner and they were unable to assist. The contact stated he would have the cruise control disabled. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100. Updated 12/12/11 the consumer stated the cruise control would lock in at any speed if the cruise control roller switch was brushed against accidently while driving.but, often at times the speed that locked in was higher than the speed he was travelling.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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