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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,026 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 022014


  • miles


Check engine light will not go off. Had engine check, it always smell like gass is leaking. When down to 60...70 miles to empty. When you open the gas tank there is air flowing or gas draining. When the noise stops, then you can pump the gas with out the gas pump stopping. The light and blinkers are constantly having to be replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 012014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. After turning the vehicle off, the ignition key remained stuck in the ignition switch. In addition, the hazard lights failed to operate. The bulbs for the hazard lights were replaced, but the failure recurred one week later. While operating the vehicle, the engine overheated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Wayne, MI, USA

problem #13

Mar 012016


  • 75,000 miles
Our 2007 Chevy Equinox had condensation in the headlights, which they were replaced when we bought the vehicle from the dealership May 20, 2014. In October 2015, condensation began building up again in the driver's side lens. We replaced a bulb in November and in February, ended up replacing the entire component due to condensation gathering in the headlight, to the cost of over $400! this is obviously a design flaw for this vehicle.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 192009

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 25,779 miles


On October 19, 2009, I purchased a Chevrolet Equinox 2007. At the time of purchase I noticed condensation in the passenger side front headlight lens and I was told by the salesman at the time that it would "burn off" if I kept the lights on. Since that time both driver and passenger headlights have developed the condensation issue. The condensation does not burn off just keeps accumulating to the point where the headlight bulb would just burn out. In the past six years I have replaced the various bulbs in the headlight assembly nine times and the bulb socket assemblies have been corroded as a result of the constant presence of moisture. Often times I would be driving at night when the bulbs would go out making this a severe safety issue.

- Laurence Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #11

May 172010

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
I have had to replace headlights in this car at least 7 times to date. Since the car was about a year old, there has always been a heavy build-up of condensation inside the headlamp assembly....which is very poorly designed. The entire assembly from the left side of the car to the right has to be taken off to access the headlamps. Obviously, the assembly design does not seal sufficiently to keep out moisture.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

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problem #10

Feb 282013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Water constantly getting in the encasing and bulb is blowing out. Replaced bulb 5 times in one month.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #9

Oct 122010


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the seals for the head lights failed, allowing water to penetrate the head light assembly and cause the lights to continuously burn out. The contact spoke with the dealer but the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 114,000.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 152012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 67,596 miles
I have had my Equinox since 2008; it is a 2007 model. I have had continual repairs on the electrical rear lights and the belt tensioner, but this next repair is by far the worst. When the car was in park position the odor of gasoline was strong around the perimeter of the car. When driving, the smell of gas circulated into the air conditioning system penetrating the inside of the car. The smell was strongest on the outer side by the gas tank. I took the car to get a diagnostic test and found a leak above the gas tank. Further inspection revealed the fuel pump was leaking gasoline, about six inches from the muffler. This defect could have resulted in serious injury or fatalities as I regularly carry children in the back seat. This car is only 5 years old and it seems to require too many repairs for the few years/miles it has traveled. As a thoughtful vehicle owner, I take precautions to preserve the life of my vehicle through regular maintenance and covered storage from natural elements. Certainly these kinds of defects are not an expected occurrence in this kind of vehicle. Disappointed Equinox owner :(

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 172012


  • 134,000 miles
I purchase the 2007 Equinox used from day one I have had problems the first one was the car would slow down on its on and when I speeded up it would slow down then it wouldn't start I replaced the battery and now the same thing it will not start, there is a noise that I hear when I drive like something is lose, the back windshield wiper works and not works the passenger seat beat light keeps coming on I will never buy another Chevrolet product.

- Dyer, IN, USA

problem #6

May 172011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph with the headlights in activation and suddenly the headlights failed to operate. The contact continued to drive with extreme caution. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated there was an accumulation of water within the lens of both headlights. The technician replaced both headlight bulbs and the water was drained from the lens of both headlights. The manufacturer and dealer were made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 8/30/11 updated 10/03/11

- Salt Lake City , UT, USA

problem #5

Apr 112011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles


I have had continuous problems with brake lights and turn signal lights going out.. over the last couple of weeks my headlights have been getting stuck in the bright position, now yesterday on my drive home smoke started coming from between my steering wheel and the dash; during this the blue bright light indicator was flashing. I pulled over and exited the car. The smoke dissipated very quickly and continued the short distance home with no more problems... I called the dealership who said it sounded like I had wires "touching" they want me to bring it in however my warranty is up, and I am on a limited income. This is very frustrating considering it sounds like a manufacture problem.

- Henderson, TX, USA

problem #4

May 132007

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
I have had my 2007 Equinox sense 2007 and the first few month the left headlight went out and then a few months later it went out again this headlight has went out 5 times and the left headlight has went out about 3 times and each time it goes to westgate chevorlet they can not find anything wrong but they are charging me each time I take it in now. The left headlight is out again so do I need to get a lawyer because I do not think that I should pay for something that keeps happening.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007


  • 10 miles
My blinker has never worked right since the day I got this car, it has been back to the dealer no less than 4 times for it and to no prevail.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 042010


  • 40,000 miles
My gas cap has gone bad on a 2 1/2 yr old SUV? I was told this is rare by the state inspector. The dealer does not want to help me at all and I do not understand as I have had one problem after with my SUV.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 102010


  • 40,000 miles
My headlights have been fogged up for months and the dealer is telling me they may be able to help as the SUV has 40,000 miles on it.

- Houston, TX, USA

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