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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,530 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Equinox seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 082016


  • 56,000 miles


Takata recall. 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, 56,000 miles. My service safety belt light came on as well as ABS and check engine and ! " is this under extended warranty"

- Longview, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • miles
Power steering was making whining sound when turning and had a fluid leak. Water leaked into trunk and filled up area where spare tire is located, drivers side window motor broke and stopped working, one of the back seat belts does not always stay clicked, some paint chipping, and transmission went at 76,000 miles

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 242015


  • 103,477 miles
The back child rear seatbelt became locked in a position around his stomach where it was unable to be released from the locked position, luckily my 4 year old son had just enough room to breathe lightly until I was able to get him help. It took us over and hour to remove him and thank god it was not wrapped around his neck. It is very scary and now worries me about any future incidents or even accidents where he will be unable to escape.

- Wharton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 012013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Have owned my 2008 Equinox since July 2008.... stitching on the webbing on back seat belt has completely separated at the buckle. Cannot be used at all front drivers side headlight cover holds water and bulbs have to replaced a few times a year due to this.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned making the steering wheel very difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the power steering was faulty. The vehicle was repaired. On another occasion, the contact stated that while the vehicle was stationary a second vehicle crashed into the front end of the vehicle. The seat belts malfunctioned and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck, hand and knee. The front passenger suffered head, lung and rib injuries during the crash, and both required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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problem #1

Nov 052012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 59,700 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the rear passenger side seat belt failed. The seat belt retractor would not retract and caused a child passenger to become trapped in the booster seat with the seat belt choking the child. The contact had to cut the seat belt in order to release the child passenger. The manufacturer denied assistance with the repair. The failure mileage was 59,700 and the current mileage was 59,822...updated 12/11/12 updated the consumer stated the seat belt would not unbuckle, as well as retract. The consumer struggled for at least 7 minutes to get the child out of the seatbelt. The child could not slide from under it. The consumer stated there was no other choice than to cut the seat belt with cuticle clippers. The dealer was notified. Updated 12/13/2012

- Edgewood , MD, USA

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