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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,660 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox fuel system problems

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2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 072016


  • 89,782 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. When the vehicle was taken to have routine service preformed, the technician stated that there was a strong fuel odor in the oil and the high pressured fuel pump needed to be replaced. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,782. Updated 01/11/2017

- Brainerd, MN, USA

problem #11

Nov 222016


  • 71,000 miles
Constant transmission issues, rebuilt motor and still having issues doesn't change gears or will make constant putt putt noises like its going to quit, goes through quarts of oil constantly, no leaks found but adding large amounts weekly, heating/ac system doesn't turn on all the time I have to turn it off and on and it eventually works. Stabilitrak keeps turning on with check engine light the cars power then gets turned down all the way or off, I have to turn the car off and turn it back on to get back to normal. Very dangerous car stopping with traffic all around. Nothing but headaches.

- Greenwich, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 012016


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact observed an abnormal ticking noise coming from the hood without warning. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle was consuming a lot of oil. It was diagnosed that the high pressure fuel pump lifters failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #9

Feb 292016


  • 50,000 miles


From inception this vehicle has burned through oil and has consistent issues with running smooth. The poor fuel injection system has caused abnormal wear on engine and parts therefore it has caused me to pay out of pocket for breakdown of parts in a premature stage. Now my catalytic converter is bad, all fuel injectors, coils and everything around that system!!! I am looking at over 3K in repairs again!!!

- Fate, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 042015


  • 138,000 miles
There is a current recall in place for the timing chain and fuel pump in this vehicle. Both items were replaced at 30,00 mile and now 107,000 miles later the same problem is occurring and both of these items need to be replaced again and instead of GM recognizing the recall they say that they can only provide $300 towards the repair cost of the vehicle. GM says we have exceed the mileage for the repairs to be done at no cost and want to charge us $2200 for the repair of the vehicle. The recall number for this is (12313). The poc at jack evans dealership in front royal va is [xxx]. the only assistance the dealership worked out with GM towards the repair of the vehicle was $300. GM needs to recognize that not every single vehicle is going to be the same and not all vehicles are going to have problems at exactly the same mileage, if there was a problem with the parts in the vehicle and you replaced those parts when the vehicle only had 30,000 miles on it and the problem is occurring again 107,000 miles later then there is obviously still a problem. The recall was put in place for a reason and they need to do the right thing and honor that recall instead of trying to give us rebates and dealer incentives of up to $3000 to be used towards the purchase of a brand new vehicle, which is what they are trying to do at this point in time. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Front Royal, VA, USA

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problem #7

Dec 222014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • miles
Started my car on a normal day and it sounded like a motor boat, and when I turned on the heat the entire car smelled like gas!!!!!

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #6

Oct 172012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 140 miles


Smells like something is burning & service engine stays light is on, engine has low power or is idling rough with a whining noise from high pressure fuel pump. Model 2010 Equinox, has a couple other recalls that also tie into the constant electrical problems. Also I recently went to adjust the vent and the button disappeared into the dash. What's this. It's something new every week now. No know cause for the engine light, despite diag. Tests. My fuel mileage is also shortened although the vehicle is on a strict maint. Schedule.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 072014


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, the mechanic noticed that fuel was cross-contaminated with engine oil. The mixture caused the engine to run continuously and roughly. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Waukegan , IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 012012

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Purchased 4/2010 1 at a red light, car idled really rough, then all of the dash lights came on. I drove straight to the dealership. They checked it out and said I needed a new fuel pump. I had about 47,000 miles. 2. oil consumption - the first time this happened I was hearing a funny noise when I turned left coming from the engine. My boyfriend checked the oil the next morning to find no oil on the dipstick. We put in 2 qts then when the dealer ship opened I took it in. They told me they could not find any internal or external leaks so bring in weekly for oil consumption test (I was about 1500 miles since my oil change that was done at the same time the fuel pump was replaced) drove out of town to visit family (about 2000 miles after oil change) after driving 200 miles heard the noise again checked the oil.......2 qts low. Added oil and took to local dealership. No problems found related to oil, but did find another alert that needed to be completed when I got home related to the water pump tensioner. GM customer service again, but only was told to wait until my next scheduled oil change and start consumption tests again. 3. I pod jack - worked fine for the first 2 years, but then would cause all center console lights to go out, could not operate radio or A/C. 4. stalling - I have only had this problem once but it was as I was turning left across 3 lanes of traffic! 5. jerky transmission - the first time this issue happened it jerked so hard I thought I hit something. Took it to the dealership and was told, like others it was the transmission "learning" me. The transmission codes were updated and problem only occurs occasionally 6. drivers seat lumbar support airbladder - has popped and had to be replaced two times.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 152010


  • 6,000 miles
When accelerating to pull onto highway, engine stalls with no response from accelerator pedal and sometimes engine completely shuts off and you have to restart the vehicle. This is an intermittent problem that happens often. My vehicle has been to the dealer several times for this issue but the dealership has yet to find the problem. I have also contacted Chevrolet customer support about this problem and told them of my concerns of having an accident because of this issue. I have researched this problem on the internet and found owners of 2010-12 Chevrolet Equinoxs all over the United States are having the same problem.

- Vansant, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 022012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
My car began chugging, losing power and eventually stalled as I came to a stop. This began when I slowed my vehicle on three separate occasions (once when I slowed to turn a corner- 2012, once when I slowed to stop at a light-3/2013 and the third time was when sitting idle with my foot on the brake-2/2013.) each time my gas tank was less than half full but at different levels at each occurrence. My check engine light came on after the incidents. After the car stalled, I turned it off and was able to start it back up without incident each time. The car rides rough and is now making a rattling/rubbing noise. I have had two code checks; one returned as an issue in bank one with 3 potential issues: Oxygen sensor, fuel injection system or ignition misfire. The second code check was code PO172, fuel too rich. After the first code check, we replaced the O2 sensor and the car stalled the next day so the codes were checked again after my check engine light came back on. Other issues: *driver side lumbar support broke. Chair rocks a little but is still usable (albeit probably not safe): December, 2012 jerks/shifts roughly when slowing down or shifting from second to third. Also, when you turn off the cruise control, it slows down significantly and abruptly. (current issue and an issue since the day I bought the car in August, 2009. *climate control stuck on high (documented recall that I was not notified about.) *weather stripping on the inside of the passenger front door stuck to the door and pulled off when the door was opened (unknown month, 2010) *driver side bottom part of seat cushion came unattached from seat base when I pulled it to the side to get an item that dropped down near the console (unknown month 2010) *constant knocking in the engine (been an issue since shortly after I bought it).

- Dillsboro, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 102012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Excessive engine noise, pinging, misfires-transmission shift hesitations upon acceleration-backfires/tiny explosions coming from exhaust-suspension noise.erroneous mpgs-defective air conditioning/intermittent/stale smelling air/not cold.

- Highland Park, NJ, USA

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