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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,594 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.

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 012016


  • 82,417 miles


Brake warning light came on while I was driving. I went directly to Chevy dealer. They found that the brake fluid reservoir was empty as the rubber seal into the break master cylinder had failed. The dealer had to replace the master cylinder and the booster and flush the brake system at a cost of $1,210.92. I discovered that this exact same problem had lead to recalls in 2010 of Toyota avalons and highlanders. Also Nissan in 2009 recalled Sentra for same reason. My Chevy service manager confirmed that my brake system failure was the same cause. I have contacted Chevrolet headquarters and they refuse to discuss the matter with me and refuse to give me any information on their experience of this brake system failure.can you help me"why is there no GM recall "

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 282016


  • 77,988 miles
I had exited I75 and was driving on a 35mph county road when the incident occurred. I was driving at a slow speed in anticipation of stopping at a red light at a major intersection. Stepped on the brakes on my 2010 Chevy Equinox and the pedal went all the way down, but car was still rolling. No warning sign from the computer in the car. I'm sure there are others out there with the same complaint. Major driver/road safety issue!!

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 032016


  • 103,000 miles
I have to replace one of the tire hubs on my car because the stabilizability track is messed up. Costing me over $650. The lights came on one day to get it serviced. That is the only reason I knew something was wrong.

- Marion, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 212015

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


On August 21,2015 I was coming home while driving on the road I entered a curve and my steering wheel did not turn with the curve my car continued going straight I had no control of the steering wheel and I tried to brake and the brakes did not stop the car so I went into the ditch wrecking my car it was totaled and I was hurt the car was totaled the Chevrolet dealer told me to bring the car in and they would fix the problem at no charge they had a special warranty fund to cover the cost of repair of the steering problem there had been others with the same problem--needless to say my totally wrecked car could not be brought to the dealer --I was told to call roadside service to tow it in and fix the problem--a recall should be issued on the power steering and the brake system--I could of been killed and at the age of 71 years very thankful that god was with me and saved my life thank you --god bless!!! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hessmer, LA, USA

problem #6

Feb 152015

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Traction control malfunction and made the car go into low power mode, had to pull over on the highway, restart it many time to go again.

- Susquehanna, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 51,823 miles
Coming off of exit 50 on sunrise hwy in long island N.Y. a cross street light turned red and the traffic was stopping so I applied the brakes on my car, the brake peddle went to the floor while trying to stop. I had the car towed to the dealership for repair. The car has 51823 miles on it.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 032013


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that a sensor was faulty and the brake line was not detected. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacture was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 252013


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph, the brakes failed to respond without warning. The contact mentioned that the brakes were depressed several times where they eventually responded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the electric brake booster vacuum pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- Collins , OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 232014


  • 63,250 miles
Brake master cylinder rear seal failed and fluid completely filled the brake booster causing the brakes to apply. The brakes would not release causing the vehicle to stop in the traffic lane without any warning (brake lights) to the vehicles behind almost causing a rear end collision.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 24,465 miles
Just bought and being told it is not covered by any warranty having issues with the defoggers and all the windows are fogging a lot. Tried to crack the windows to vent the out the car no help. Instrument problems. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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