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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
122,350 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. zip tie (1 reports)
2007 Chevrolet Equinox electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012016

Equinox SUV 4D 3.4L V6 Sfi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles


First of all this vehicle is an electrical nightmare. Shortly after buying it, used, the dash sarted lighting up like a Christmas tree. ABS light, stabilitrak light stays on, traction control control light goes on and off, the passenger air bag light goes off and on even when there is a passenger in the seat, it shows off most of the time, check engine light stays on and dings 4 times every time it is started, rear lift gate just recently stopped opening, I have had 3 batteries, I am told something is causing a "parasitic drain" on the battery, and NOW, the key won't come out of the ignition when I put the car in park and turn it off.

One only had to google "2007 Chevy Equinox can't remove key" and 1,000's and 1,000's of complaints are made for modes over a 10 year period or better. Chevy KNOWS about the problem and will do NOTHING.

I went to this forum here and got a fix and it works on mine: scroll down and you will see this post:

I've resolved this issue, cost...$0, well maybe the price of one zip tie. The vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 3.4L. The problem: key will sometimes not release after shifting into park. The issue is with a small switch on the left side of the gear shift under the chrome shifter plate. The small switch tells the ignition the vehicle is in park and its ok to release the key. I took the switch out of its holder and zip tied it closed. I tucked the switch out of the way and put everything back together. Now the vehicle always thinks its in park. Works perfect, key come out every time.

Hope this helps someone else.

I just got my son to do this for me and it works like a charm, no more stuck key. ONE problem down 20 more to go!!! What a piece of crap vehicle, Chevy should be ashamed!!!

- trixlette2, Edmond, OK, US

problem #1

Mar 032016

Equinox LS 3.2L

  • CVT transmission
  • 96,678 miles

I have had this car for only three months and the problem started out just once in awhile I could not remove the key from the ignition. I tried to straighten the wheels, move the car back and forth and then eventually the key would release. but now the wait for the key to be release is taking longer and longer. Last night it took 45 minutes before the key would release, while I was waiting in the cold I played the radio, did a little cleaning and prayed. Finally the key released and I was able to leave the car. Good thing that I didn't have to do something urgently.

Does anyone have any answers about the problem? Please let me know.

- dmacoy2007, Prince George, VA, US

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