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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,076 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #57

Aug 192014


  • 115,000 miles


During a long trip, the passenger airbag sensor light changed from "on" to "off" intermittently even though there was a passenger present all of time. When the sensor light turned to "off", the instrument panel "service airbag" light also came on each time. This happened about 8 times during the trip. It has happened several times since then as well.

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #56

Aug 252015


  • miles
Air bags sometimes does not register when individuals sitting in passenger or drivers seat. Air bag service light goes on and off randomly as well.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #55

Jul 122014


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the instrument panel stated that the passenger air bag was off and needed to be serviced. The contact stated that the warning indicator continuously illuminated. The dealer stated that the air bag module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #54

Aug 122015


  • 102,218 miles


Warning light to service air bag has come on and never turns off. I have taken car in to have this checked and technicians cannot find the problem or fix it. Not sure if air bags will function on impact.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #53

May 072015


  • miles
Driving down the street and I hear warning signal look down at dash it says stabilizertrack

- Hammond, IN, USA

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problem #52

Jun 022013


  • 1,000 miles
Took my 2007 Equinox to dealership where I but it in may of 2007 to tell them about passenger side airbag not working correctly when certain individuals luke myself were sitting in passenger seat and I was told nothing they could do that I just needed to carry a gallon of water on my lap because I was to small. Fyi I weigh 120. Also the key keeps getting stuck in the ignition I think this is very unsafe along with the airbag. Would like a response asap my Equinox only has 42000 miles.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #51

Feb 152012


  • 48,000 miles


The passenger seat airbag light goes back and forth between on and not on when someone is sitting in the seat. Sometimes it works fine for an extended amount of time. Leaning to get something in the back seat can trigger it to go off and stay off.

- Van Buren, AR, USA

problem #50

Apr 022015


  • 170,000 miles
My passenger side airbag is not working had replaced once under warrenty nver been in an accident light on again checked many owners experience same issue cost between 300 and 600 dollars for repair cannot let anyone ride in front seat cannot afford repair.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #49

Nov 272014


  • 89,000 miles
The right front passenger seat is built with a passenger sensing system. Whenever the front passenger seat is occupied, and sometimes when it is not occupied, an error in the seat sensor calibration causes the 'check air bag' light to come on.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #48

Jan 232014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the air bag warning light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #47

Oct 012014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Service airbag light comes on. Weight in front passenger seat does not register. Code found is same as code for other GM vehicles under recall for airbags.

- Raymond, ME, USA

problem #46

Feb 062015


  • 98,000 miles
Passenger side air bag will not activate when an adult person is in the passenger seat.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #45

Jan 172015


  • 69,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the front passenger air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,600.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #44

Oct 052014


  • 115,000 miles
My 19 year old daughter was driving home from work at approximately 11 pm on Sunday, October 5, 2014 on a straight street going approximately 40 mph in our 2007 Chevrolet Equinox when both the driver & passenger side air bags deployed for no apparent reason. It scared her half to death, and luckily she did not get in to an accident. I called our local Chevrolet dealership to report the issue & request service. I was told that there were no recalls & that I should file with my insurance company. I contacted my insurance company & was told no collision, no claim. I then went back to the service manager & he proceeded to tell me that the car probably thought it was going to tip over--really" long story short, I have called GM product department & filed a claim with them, and the dealership has had my car for over a week, and they have not heard from GM. I was told by the product specialist that an inspector was going to check the car & let me know what the computer says of why the air bags deployed. I have never heard of such a thing, and they are saying it happens all the time especially in SUV's. I have owned an SUV since 2005 & have never experienced an issue with the air bags deploying without a collision. I would like to know if this has happened to any one else & how I can handle this malfunction of the air bags. I feel that this is an issue with faulty air bags, not my financial issue. And is this car still safe for us to drive" please help.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #43

Dec 052008


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the front passenger seat air bag sensor indicator deactivated when an adult passenger was seated in the front seat, which indicated that the air bag system was turned off. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Lake, MI, USA

problem #42

Aug 122013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the passenger side service air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Updated 11/24/14

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #41

Jul 012013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 100,090 miles
My airbag on passenger side says off even when an adult is sitting there.

- Tollhouse, CA, USA

problem #40

Apr 092010


  • miles
I have been watching the recall listing for campaign number 07V344000 because this is exactly what is wrong with my vehicle but my VIN always comes up with no open recalls. The seat sensor for the passenger airbag has been determined to be bad but it doesn't apply to my vehicle. If the part is bad and is being recalled for other cars why is my car excluded? the Chevrolet dealer quoted me a cost in excess of $900 for a part I know has an active recall on it.

- Mount Washington, KY, USA

problem #39

Jul 232014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
I purchased a used Equinox and it now has the service air bag indication on the dash & even when occupied by a large adult the passenger side airbag will not turn on. It states off continuously. I did call Chevrolet as some have been recalled for the identical problem, however, was told that my VIN number did not match the recall only 437 cars matched that recall and that I was responsible for the repairs myself.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #38

Jan 152014


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the air bag indicator would illuminate when the seat was occupied. The dealer stated that a sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

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