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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,813 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 012013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles


2007 Chevy Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to brakes malfunction. The consumer stated while driving, the vehicle started braking on its own and then came to a complete stop. The traction control and stabiltrak lights blinked on and off. The consumer stated it happened several more times. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. They were unable to diagnose the problem, so the vehicle was towed to the dealer. An inspection revealed contaminated brake fluid. The dealer informed the consumer it would cost $4,000 to correct the problem. The vehicle was taken back to the first repair shop, where the brake master cylinder, brake boosters and brake hoses were replaced at a cost of $ $1215.31. The vehicle performed well, for three weeks, until a heavy rain caused the traction control and stabiltrak light to flicker and the vehicle began to brake again without driver activation.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 022012


  • 37,850 miles
I was coming upon a stop sign, it was snowing outside so I was driving quite cautiously. As I came to the stop sign I slid a bit and then the SUV lost all traction and the brake light, ABS light, service stability control, and service traction control lights all came on. I then pulled over to the side of the road restarted the SUV and all lights came back on and I had no antilock brakes, stability control, or traction the rest of the way home. It was terrible. I have never felt like I had no control of a vehicle like that before. I parked it in the garage at home and the next day started it again. All lights went off and it was fine until snowfall today. The same thing happened when my husband was driving it. We have tried starting it again but the lights have not yet went out. I will be bringing this to the dealership first thing Monday morning with hopes it doesn't cost me too much to get it fix. I fear for others that will have this same problem. I have always bought Chevrolet but this has definitely made me think twice about buying yet another vehicle from them. I would definitely consider this an incident that should have been recalled. I have researched it online and many people have had this same problem.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #5

May 072010


  • 44,721 miles
The brake booster just stop working on my 2007 Chevy Equinox. Brakes get stiff and not braking on contact, slides a while before it stops. Took vehicle to multiple mechanics and part is on nationwide back order for at least 2 weeks since multiple Equinox have brake booster malfunction. So now I have to drive unsafely for 2 weeks since unable to rent a vehicle for two weeks. Since so many people are having these problems maybe there should be a recall.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102007


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact heard a loud squeaking noise coming from the braking system. The noise was primarily heard after the vehicle has been shut off for several hours. The dealer stated that the noise is a normal characteristic of the vehicle and that no remedy was currently available. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 100 and current mileage was 25,100.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 282007


  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the very first day he took the vehicle home, it broke down. All the instrument panel lights illuminated and flickered, and the vehicle would stall. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle would completely shut down and lost all power steering and braking ability. The computer would reset itself and then restart. The failure would occur intermittently. He took the vehicle to the dealer approximately 14-15 times and they attempted to repair the failure, but it was never remedied. After he stated that the vehicle was a lemon, the dealer stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. He consulted the manufacturer and was informed that if the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 6,025 and failure mileage was approximately 10.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 152007

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the brakes squeaked excessively when the pedal was depressed. The dealer could not remedy the failure. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 10 and current mileage was 5,284.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #1

Feb 122007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After the vehicle has been parked over night or for a long period of time ( a couple of hours) the brakes make a loud pitched squealing noise. This happens for the first 3 to 4 times you hit the brakes and then stops. I have only owned the car for a month and bought the car brand new. The noise is getting progressively worse and when I took it to the dealer they told me that this noise is normal.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

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