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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,030 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.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 082016


  • 43,000 miles


Was involved in accident 9/8/2016. It was a total loss. Front end heavily damaged. Airbags did not work or the passenger side seatbelt. Driving straight at intersection and other party ran red light striking the left front and causing frame to crack.

- Dime Box, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 092015


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that when a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag system failed to function. The front passenger also was seated with a cushion and the light continued to fail to illuminate indicating a passenger was in the seat. The dealer was notified of the failure several times and was unable to provide a specific diagnosis and repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 08/17/16 this consumer has since passed away. (7-31-16). It was listed on the report, no further action is required. Updated 08/22/16.

- Calabash, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 212016


  • 40,000 miles
Air bag warning chime came on and told me to get service done. Took it in to dealer said it could be anything they are looking into problem.told me its not covered under warranty, after looking into this, G.M. has had this problem for quite awhile. I was driving at the time on a highway, maybe its time to get the news media involved, to get results !!!!!

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 282015


  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 40-45 mph in inclement weather, the vehicle crashed into a pole. The air bags failed to deploy during the crash. A half mile from the crash site, the side curtain air bags and driver's seat air bag inadvertently deployed. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Georgetown, SC, USA

problem #6

Sep 242014


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the air bag warning light flickered. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Richmond, CA, USA

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problem #5

Jun 232015


  • 22,400 miles
My car was broadsided by a truck that did not stop at a red light.the truck struck my car in the driver's door.the side air bag did not deploy and therfore the driver was injured unecssarily.

- Jericho, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 302015


  • 32,000 miles


Was traveling on interstate at approx 15 miles and hour when I was rear ended. The air bags did not deploy however, smoke filled the cab of the vehicle. Due to the amount of damage on the vehicle, the vehicle was totaled..

- Carriere, MS, USA

problem #3

Jan 012015


  • 6,600 miles
I looked away from my driving for perhaps 2 seconds, when my car drifted to the edge of the road-- it was raining and the grass was very slick and pulled me on into the ditch. While trying to get out of my slide, I hit a road sign with my front bumper. Immediately, I was told "airbag deployed"... however, it did not deploy. I could smell something, like electrical burning, but the airbags stayed inside their compartment, or whatever.

- Lincoln, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 102014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 10,300 miles
The front passenger seat caught fire sometime between 3 P.M. on 8/10/14 and 8 a.M. on 8/11/14 when the vehicle was unoccupied, parked, and locked. The fire burned a large hole in the seat. Charred debris from the burned seat was found on the front passenger side floor mat. The vehicle was taken to a Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis as soon as the burned seat was discovered. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a "seat fire caused by an internal heat source" and offered to replace the front passenger side air bag sensor and seat cushion.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #1

May 242014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 16 mph, the contact crashed into the driver's side door of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained chest, right knee, shoulder and spine injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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