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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,909 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 152015


  • 133,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 55 mph, the stability and traction lights illuminated without warning. In addition, the power steering malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 133,000. TL-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the stability traction light illuminated without warning. In addition, the power steering malfunctioned as well. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 133,000. Updated 08/30/16

- Selkirk, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 262013


  • 64,255 miles
My wife was driving the vehicle home late when the service engine light came on traction control came on then service stabilitrak light came on and stayed. Made steering very difficult, like old time truck would have been. Luckily kept control or could have resulted into something very serious! bad part no early warnings, vehicle battery has never been jumped or used to jump (read something about blowing mega fuse ) vehicle 5 months past 5 yr. Warranty with only 64265 miles on it.I have read of this occurring to many others, hopefully no injuries.this seems to be a problem that needs to be resolved. I am taking it to the dealer tomorrow.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 042013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When starting the vehicle I get 2 warning lights. 1: traction control off 2: service stabilitrack. I have also read that this is happening to alot of Equinox owners, and have since found out this issue has happend on 2007 Equinox models, as well as several other GM model vehicles. I am appauled that there is no recall posted for this issue!!!! I have also read that there could be vehicle fires, engine power reduction, engine power cut off, wheel hubs could break off!!! this needs to be recalled immediately as it is a major saftey issue!!!!!!!!!

- Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 072011


  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving approximately 70 mph the traction control light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle began to spin out of control and it crashed into a wall. The air bags did not deploy. The passengers of the vehicle sustained bruises but were not severely injured. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the an auto body shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle should be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000. Rvk

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 092011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 58,201 miles
I was running my Equinox 2008 when suddenly the light came on it was the stability truck system service and we can't run it its the power steering so hard we took the battery and is not working, I don not know what to do, tomorrow we have to take it to repair shop and it will cost a lot of many.

- Applevalley, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
While driving the check stabilitrak light comes on, and the traction control light as well. There seems to be no problem in handling or operation, but the lights come on and off, then stay on. It has happened 5 to 6 times now. More often lately. The car has 48,000 miles on it. My wife drives it, but it has happened to me as well. When it has done it for me we were driving at highway speeds. There were no detrimental effects that I noticed. I did not try pulling over and shutting the car off.

- Cortland, OH, USA

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