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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,760 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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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 022016


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was stationary, the stabilitrak, traction control, and engine warning indicators remained illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle performed as if the emergency brake were engaged. The vehicle was diagnosed; however, the details were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 012016


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. After the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine wheel alignment, the vehicle displayed other failures. While driving at various speeds, the traction control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic that the stabilizer track failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was inoperable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Prescott, KS, USA

problem #8

Jan 012016


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked and lost power. The stability control and the traction control warning indicators illuminated. The failure occurred while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the failure could not be found. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist who stated that the failure was not due to the transmission. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Gouverneur, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 182013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 104,396 miles


I was driving home from work on a busy interstate going nearly 60 mph when my traction control light came on, I lost engine power, my car jerked because of this and I was nearly hit from behind. This is a huge safety problem and should be fixed. After reading other complaints about the same issue, when is GM going to do something about this obvious problem for the consumer?

- Selinsgrove, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 192012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 95,201 miles
We were traveling 3-28-2013 and were about a hundred miles from our destination when the service stabilitrac, service traction control and check engine light came on. Less than a year prior to this on 4-19-2012 we had a similar incident, which happened to be the power steering control module. We made it home 4-2-2013 and took it to the shop and found out the egr valve need replacing. I replace the egr valve and cleared the codes. All was well till 4-7-2013 when the service stabilitrac and service traction control lights came on again. I have not had a chance to look into this.

- Marshall, MN, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Aug 202011


  • 71,000 miles


I bought a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox in 2010. It has a problem with service stabilitrak and check engine light on. I called service advisor at Chevy dealership and needs to run diagnostic to find out problem with stabilitrak. The vehicle has over 71,000 miles, should be covered with drive train warranty. I will need to pay for diagnostic first, then the problem will be covered under warranty. I feel the warranty for drive train should cover the diagnostic charge and parts, labor. Now I cannot bring vehicle in to service until $$ are covered for diagnostic check. The warranty covers used cars drive train. Let me know, and let the dealership know about this complaint. Gateway Chevrolet. 9901 w papago fwy avondale, AZ 85323, telephone 623-932-4389.

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 312011


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle displayed a message that the traction control was off, stable traction needed servicing, and engine power was reduced. The vehicle was taken to a local shop who was unable to diagnosed the problem but advised to chance the air filter. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 45, 000.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 162010


  • 34,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Equinox service stabilitrak, service traction control, engine power reduced, received these faults numerous times all at once, car has been in shop ( dealer ) now going on 5 times, main concern being engine power reduced and has almost caused an accident on several occasions while merging into traffic, this has been going on now since Feb 2010.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 122009


  • 25,000 miles
Traction control system activated at approx 50mph due to water on road. During traction system operation, the vehicle transmission downshifted to a lower gear, causing partial loss of control and path deviation into the adjacent lane. This has recurred several times on different occasions.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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