2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Official recalls have been issued for the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST NHTSA Campaign #14V447000
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.
Consequence: If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on September 11, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V447000 »
2012 Chevrolet Equinox TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS NHTSA Campaign #11V511000
Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC terrain vehicles, manufactured from July 18, 2011, through September 6, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, "tire pressure monitoring system" (TPMS). The tire pressure monitoring system is designed to illuminate the tire pressure warning light when the pressure in a tire is 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure. On these vehicles, the light will not illuminate until the tire pressure is more than 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure.
Consequence: Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. The resulting crash could cause serious injury. Underinflated tires can also result in premature or irregular wear, poor handling, and poor fuel economy.
Actions: GM dealers will update the body control module free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about November 9, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V511000 »