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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,822 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.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox drivetrain problems

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 252016

Equinox

  • 116,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 45 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road where it was able to be restarted. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #13

Oct 232016

Equinox

  • miles
While driving on turnpike at about 75, stability control message can up followed by reduced engine power message. Car reduced speed very quickly while in moderate traffic. Managed to move to shoulder safely, however car would not restart. Powered off vehicle for a few minutes. When turned back on to attempt restart, messages are gone but left check engine light. Vehicle would turnover and sputter but would not remain running.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 082016

Equinox

  • 39,000 miles
Vehicle shuts off while in drive, loosing all power to throttle, power steering and all other components of vehicle. This has begun happening over the last three days after having the vehicle for only three months. The vehicle currently has 39,000 miles on it. Today while traveling 70 mph on the highway the car shut off causing me to have to fight the cars steering to safely bring it to a complete stop in the breakdown lane. I had to put the car into park remove the key from the ignition and then re insert key and re start the vehicle.

- Andover, MA, USA

problem #11

Mar 202015

Equinox

  • 33,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at an unknown speed, a loud abnormal ticking sound emitted from the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was no oil in the vehicle. The technician performed an oil change and compression test every 1,000 miles. The contact was informed that the piston in the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the vehicle was burning oil rapidly. The vehicle was not repaired. On another occasion, the vehicle failed to shift gears properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The transmission was repaired with unknown parts. The contact also stated that the windshield wipers failed to operate intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Landing, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 122014

Equinox

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving up an incline, the vehicle shook severely at approximately 35 mph. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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problem #9

Oct 052015

Equinox

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. While parked on a slight incline, the contact's vehicle rolled backwards and crashed into another vehicle. The failure recurred intermittently. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed. There were no injuries sustained. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 152015

Equinox

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased this 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and was looking through the owners manual. I found that there is no way to check the transmission fluid level. Talked to the service manager about the absents of a way to check the fluid and was told all new vehicles no longer have a dip stick to check transmission fluid levels. This to me is a safety hazard as if you rely on some service department to tell you that your fluid is low or needs to be replaced you could be paying money that may or may not be necessary. If your on a trip of any distance you could be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a transmission that was destroyed because of lack of fluid that could have been avoided had the fluids been checked prior to your trip. How about driving at highway speeds and the transmission comes apart for lack of fluid an you have an 18 wheeler behind you and the transmission locks up that 18 wheeler would roll right over the top of disabled vehicle. I believe a safety recall should be issued to all make and model vehicles with no fluid dipstick for fluid check of the transmission such as that of my 2013 Chevrolet.

- Camp Verde, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jun 302015

Equinox

  • 35,264 miles
I was at a stop light preparing to take a right turn on red, which is legal in Oklahoma, after coming to a complete stop, and as I had begun the turn slightly depressing the gas pedal, the car died and all lights and power was lost. I coasted the vehicle into the parking lot of a gas station that was on the corner nearest to me and after two to three minutes the car started again and everything was working as normal. Many times while driving, night or day, the forward collision alert will begin beeping and flashing as if you are about to have a forward collision with another vehicle, yet there is nothing in front of you literally for miles at some times. This also causes the brakes to be depressed and the car to slow down, even on the highway, when the forward collision alert system malfunctions. Also, the display for the radio and various other functions of the vehicle has on several occasions froze the image on the screen and not allowed any air, radio, or any other functions to be able to be changed, sometimes for several hours. Also the rear door will sometimes remain locked when all other doors are unlocked with the remote control unit and/or the buttons in the vehicle. There is definitely something going on with the electrical system in this vehicle and I have an appointment to take it in to the dealership I am purchasing the vehicle from, on this upcoming Friday July 3rd, 2014.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Apr 012013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
Transmission does not upshift when accelerating...always and everyday (V6 engine models) Cadillac has issued a recall # 14132 for the same powertrain in the 2013 Cadillac srx! Chevrolet should do the same!

- Manawa, WI, USA

problem #5

Feb 152015

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 51,629 miles
Second time my throttle sensor has failed due to cold temperatures.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #4

May 222014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 4,915 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was doing approx. 25 mph and went to press down on the accelerator the vehicle hesitated then took off very fast and rapid scared my wife and I almost hit the vehicle that I was trying to pass the vehicle now sits in my garage and will not drive the vehicle very afraid either myself or someone else is going to get killed, this is not the first time during the week of 5-22-2014 it happened.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013

Equinox

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission control module needed to be reprogrammed but there was no programming information available to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200.

- Manawa, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Equinox

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission control module needed to be reprogrammed but there was no programming information available to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200.

- Manawa, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 062013

Equinox

  • miles
Cpsc#I1360158A. 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer stated when she pressed the accelerator her car reversed while it was still in drive. The consumer stated she immediately applied the brake, once the vehicle went into reverse. The consumer stated it felt as though, the vehicle was in neutral on a hill. She managed to put the vehicle in park, then in drive again, and once she pressed the accelerator, the vehicle went forward, without incident. Also, within the last six months, the consumer experienced electrical/computer related problems.

- Saint Johns, MI, USA

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