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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,540 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox engine problems

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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 292006

Equinox 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,962 miles


: the contact stated there were numerous problems with the vehicle. First, the engine would intermittently not crank. The dealer replaced the battery however, this did not correct the problem. Second, while depressing the brake pedal the vehicle intermittently did not slow down. The brake pedal was pumped several times to get the brakes to activate correctly. Third, the transmission revved high and intermittently did not change gears correctly while driving. Fourth, the ABS lamp illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the ABS lamp was reset. Lastly, the front passenger window was rolled down and would not rise back up. The dealer replaced the window regulator and the window was repaired. The vehicle was repeatedly taken to the dealer and addressed the problems that could be duplicated and made appropriate repairs. Hard start/hesitation and almost stalling. Also, determined speed sensor was causing reduced power.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #4

Feb 102006

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds with the accelerator pedal depressed, the accelerator pedal did not return to the normal raised position but remained depressed. This happened several times intermittently and the accelerator pedal felt as though it was "stuck" to the floor. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection; however, the problem could not be duplicated. Updated 4/17/2006 -

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 212005

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Uncontrolled acceleration, while passing another vehicle on the highway. In order to stop the accelerator vehicle had to be shut down. Owner was driving at 50 mph, and was trying to get to 65 mph in order pass another vehicle. When the vehicle was at 75 mph owner had to stop vehicle. The vehicle was at an undesired speed in the left lane. The owner still had control of the vehicle at this point. Owner called cheverolet to have vehicle checked.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012004

Equinox 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 939 miles
While backing out from the car port vehicle accelerated in reverse. Vehicle went down an incline and was totaled. Consumer stated the dealer told him that transmission had an adaptive learning transmission.

- Glenford, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 292004

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,800 miles
Twice, while attempting to pass other vehicles, the engine stopped running when the accelerator was firmly pushed to the floor. Both times I was able to steer to the side of the road without colliding with anything. Evidently, Chevrolet is aware of the possiblility of this happening, because the owner's manual discusses how to reset the systems when this happens. It appears to be a problem with the all wheel drive system.

- South Weber, UT, USA

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