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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,804 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052010


  • 41,413 miles


While driving a 2008 Chevy Equinox, it was noticed passenger side airbag was not operating, it has operated when the vehicle was new then spontaneously quite, failure is intermittent in nature, the consequences could be serious injury or death of passenger. Passenger side has a presence detection module and may or may not detect someone who weighs around 112 lbs. This violates federal law safety standard number208, occupant crash protection, Chevrolet has refused to confirm that there is a problem, and yes the same problem that affects 2007 models and early production 2008 models.

- Riverdale , NY, USA

problem #2

May 122010


  • 27,000 miles
My vehicle is a 2008 Chevy Equinox. The passenger air bag sensor will not activate the device when my 107 to 110 lb wife is sitting in the vehicle. I have taken it to the dealer twice, they advise the system is functioning normally, as it was designed, and that my wife does not weigh enough to activate the "on" function of the air bag. This seems unsafe, and unreasonable to me. I'd like to file a complaint, and ask, does this violate NHTSA safety standards" does the NHTSA research support that a 110 lb adult should not have airbag protection" I've noticed similar complaints on your website for this issue. Thanks.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 072009


  • 6,000 miles
2008 Chevrolet Equinox air bag light indicates off when a 107# lady is setting in seat. Often you can turn off engine and restart engine and light will function correctly. Have had to dealer 4 times and they say that it can't be fixed. This could be a real problem if I were to have an accident. This has been an on going problem since I purchased the vehicle.

- Naples, FL, USA

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