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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,061 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #16

Aug 172012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 64,703 miles


Noticed a strong smell of gasoline eminating from the rear passenger side exterior of the car last week. After not using the car for a couple of days - the problem reoccured this morning. I did a quick search online and found alot of complaints relating to fuel leaks / fuel pump / fuel module problems associated with the 2007 Equinox. I called my local Chevrolet dealer and was told that there is no recall at this time and all repairs are the responsibility of the owner.

- Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #15

Aug 032012


  • 49,150 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that a gasoline odor emitted inside the vehicle. The fuel tank and the fuel pump were leaking. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated that the fuel tank module and fuel pump module was cracked. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle and would not assist the contact with any of the repair cost. The failure mileage was 49,150 and the current mileage was 49,500.

- Aiken , SC, USA

problem #14

Aug 092012


  • 83,000 miles
My 07 Chevy Equinox is leaking from the gas tank on the rear passenger side of the car. A very strong odor is coming into the car I called the local Chevrolet dealer and they told me that this was a on going problem with this year Equinox but it hasn't been re called. I looked up this problem and there's a ton of cars with the same problem this is so dangerous to have. I have counted over 200 other complaints for the same problem, on the same model year on various other automotive help sites. I feel this is a very serious defect putting human life's in jeopardy. This is very dangerous and can result in the vehicle catching on fire if someone flicks a cigarette or there is a rear end or passenger side collision.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 092012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 23,884 miles


On approximately July 9, 2012 we smelled gas fumes from our 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. It happened one or two more times after that. On July 19 we noticed the smell was very strong and we became concerned. I called the dealer where we take the car, mike anderson Chevrolet in Chicago, and told them we were bringing the car in due to a gas smell and a possibly dangerous problem with the car. After they checked the car, they told me they had to drop the fuel tank to see where the leak was. They did that and found that the leak was in the lines that ran from the fuel pump. They estimated the cost of repair at approximately $1300. I told them to go ahead with the repair. I then contacted Chevrolet to see if there was anything they could do since we had such low mileage on the car. After approximately 4 days, Chevrolet agreed to pay 15% of the cost of repair.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #12

Jul 202012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I have barely 60,000 miles, never wrecked or compromised. I bought it with 8,000 miles in 2008. I began to smell raw fuel inside and outside of my vehicle a few weeks ago and thinking that it may go away, but didn't. I have had debilitating headaches from it and my husband rode with me one day and said that this was not normal. I took it to a local mechanic to diagnose that it was a definite leak in the tank area, but without taking the tank down completely, he could not diagnose the exact spot. Come to find out, it is the fuel pump that is being replaced. I am now going to be out $900 (including labor-which was $353). I loved this vehicle, but now with the health scaret to myself and my young son, my thoughts of buying another Chevrolet product is being compromised. I am 2 payments away from paying it off. This is not a normal problem and should be considered as a defect in the manufacturing. Please assist promptly. [xxx] or at the pope davis repair at 803-714-6773 and ask for[xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Columbia, SC, USA

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problem #11

Feb 012012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Anytime we start the Equinox up, all you smell is raw gasoline smell. It fills up the cabin, and gives me bad headaches. We had looked for obvious leaks but didn't see any at first. We weren't losing much if any gas mileage, until the last 2 tanks when it's gotten worse. My coworkers know when I get to work without seeing me because the fuel odor is so bad, they can smell me upon arrival. I have been having headaches frequently, and sometimes even feel nauseated. Last Monday was the first time, my husband was driving behind me in our other vehicle and he told me to pull over at the next gas station, because I was actually leaking fuel this time. I was scared to death, here I still had about 20-25 miles to drive before getting home, and yet I am like a traveling explosion waiting to happen. I researched Monday night and found that there are tons of others in our same boat. This is a danger to us, and everyone else on the road when it gets ready to blow. GM needs to back up their products and do a mandatory recall before people get killed from their negligence. We like most of the people who have filed complaints have been quoted well over $1000-1800 to fix this problem. Like most others, we are struggling for money, and now have one less vehicle we can drive, but still owe on it, so we're stuck. This is not right, what is it going to take, someone dying before GM will recall this"?"

- Warrenton, MO, USA

problem #10

Aug 012012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


After returning home from a 2 hour road trip I noticed a heavy gasoline odor in my garage. The next morning when I went to start my vehicle it had trouble starting and the heavy gasoline odor persisted. I could also smell gasoline inside the cab of the vehicle while driving. I took the vehicle to a mechanic and he determined that the fuel pump/fuel sending unit had a crack on the top of the housing. When the vehicle is running it would spray fuel out of the pump housing. Very dangerous because the exhaust runs very close to the fuel tank and fuel sending unit. The entire fuel pump and sending unit had to be replaced at a cost of $880.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #9

Jul 242012


  • 14,985 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While parked, the contact smelled fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. There was no fuel visible on the ground. The vehicle was taken an authorized dealer, who stated that the fuel pump module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 14,985.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 102012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 66,550 miles
Strong smell of gasoline is noticed after vehicle is started and ran. Checking beneath fuel tank, it is visible that gasoline is leaking from pump/connections area on top of tank. Also has the leak in vicinity of exhaust creating a potential fire hazard, not to mention health hazard from breathing fuel vapors. The exhaust will need to be removed to facilitate removal of fuel tank in order to correct or replace leaking pump. The vehicle is still in operable condition and a person would assume that external leakage would result in a safety recall to repair manufacturing defect. Normally you do not have a leakage of the pump before a complete failure of said pump. I personally think the manufacturer should recall and pay for repairs. And if a person has already made the repair that the repair fees be reimbursed. Vehicle does not in my opinion have enough age or miles to be having this problem.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #7

May 022012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 64,855 miles
While driving my Equinox, I smelled gas and thought I had wasted gas when I went to the gas station. After smelling gas for weeks, my husband checked the truck and found it had gas leaking from it. I took the truck to the dealership and they found that it was leaking from the fuel assembly and stated that this was a common ongoing problem with this vehicle. After calling GM they refuse to correct this problem and states that if your warranty has expired there is nothing they can do. After checking online I found that there are tons of complaints from fellow Equinox owners about this defect and I feel that Chevy should be made to offer a recall and be forced to fix this problem before someone gets killed.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 182012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles


In the process of having a flat tire repaired on the right rear of the vehicle the mechanic discovered a fuel leak. I called the dealer and took the car to be looked at and repaired. I was told there was a special bulletin concerning the fuel leaks. I provided the VIN and the service manager checked and said this vehicle was not included. I stated this is a major safety issue but GM does not want to correct the issue. I had the vehicle repaired at $1100 for the safety of my family. I will seek compensation from GM myself. GM would not help the dealer because of the mileage. It should not matter about the mileage for this fuel leak because of the proximity of the leak right next to the exhaust system. GM needs to recall the Equinox and reimburse those who have had expensive repairs. This will cost GM more in the future over lawsuits when someone is severely injured or killed because of the vehicle exploding!!!

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 302012


  • 120,000 miles
Apparently, there are a large number of complaints about 2006-2007 Chevrolet Equinox having a strong fuel smell around the vehicle. In most cases, the fuel leakage is coming from the fuel pump assembly, an O-ring or gasket connecting to the tank itself is usually the cause of the leakage, causing fuel to pool on the top of the tank. Leaking fuel is a safety hazard and could cause fire and explosion if ignited, fuel vapors are unhealthy to inhale and fuel vapors are generally not good for the environment. The repair is expensive in labor as it involves dropping the fuel tank. Chevrolet needs to issue a manufacturer recall for this problem and reimburse those who have already paid for he repair.

- Pembroke, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 062012


  • 46,059 miles
I just took my Equinox to the Chevy dealer today 7-10-2012 to have a gas leak repaired. I had been smelling raw fuel since Feb. Of this year. Recently smell had worsened, so at work while enjoying my lunch in my vehicle, while putting my cigarette out, I smelled gas worse than ever. Got flashlight and looked under truck to see a gas leak, which I thought to be coming from filler tube. Anyway got call from dealer while writing this, he says he needs to drop the tank, leak is on top, oh yeah warranty won't cover. Nice! 934$ later I just arrived home and repairman from Chevy calls, says he's not sure he tightened gas tank straps. Lol you've got to be kidding me, so I go back strap is fine and leak is stopped. Its turns out to be the same problem 90% of us have had- fuel pump failure. My question at this point is if Chevy does have to issue a recall, what about those of use who already had to get the repair" do we get notified" more importantly do we get reimbursed.

- Spring Grove, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132012


  • 88,532 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact was driving 35 mph when the smell of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. The engine stabilizer warning light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 88,532 and the current mileage was 88,562.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 202011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The vehicle has been smelling like gas after driving. The smell is in the car after driving, parking for a few and getting back in the car. I have yet to go get it checked but have only had it for 2years. I see that there are now over 200 of the same complains and I am not willing to put in $1700 into a practically new car. A recall is in order!!

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 80,437 miles
I started smelling gas fumes on the 14th of June 2012. They got worse until I took the Chevy to a dealer in kingman AZ. They found that their was a gas leak at the top of the gas tank. To correct this problem you have to remove the whole rear end to correct. The car is an awl which makes it more difficult to remove. The dealer suggested that we do not drive the car as of the fuel danger. Because of this we were forced to buy a new car which we really did not want to do.

- Golden Valley, AZ, USA

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