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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,883 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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2012 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 182016


  • 80,000 miles


I owned two Chevy equinoxes. The stabilitrak went on both vehicles without warning. The vehicle I drove to work I lost control of the vehicle when the stabilitrak went and my car was totaled.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 18,060 miles
Vehicle lights for service stabilitrac, engine and alternator will be lit on dash. Car hesitates upon acceleration. Car was checked by dealer but they unable to correct the problem.

- Nanticoke, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 082012

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 8,700 miles
Ses, air bag stabilitrak and ABS lights illuminated. Auto reduced power down to idle. When turned off and re-started, power returned to normal. This has happened four times since purchased new. The high pressure fuel pump has been replaced three times and the fuel sensor has been replaced once, requiring the gas tank to be removed in order to replace sensor. Also, airbag system inoperable twice since new, with sensors being replaced twice. Vehicle currently has 27,000 miles, still has bumper to bumper and powertrain warranty and is being processed through an attorney firm applying the lemon law. GM has made two low offers. Negotiations are still pending. Owner has lost all interest and trust in vehicle.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 072014


  • 55,655 miles
Driving slowly the engine and entire electric system shuts down and the car just turns off while driving. Then you have to put it in park and start the car back up and then it happens again.

- Fort Stewart , GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012014


  • 77,000 miles
The ABS lights turn on and the "service stabilitrak" message appears. The lights and message turn off after several minutes, but then continuously turn off and on. The Chevy dealerships do not know how to fix this issue.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

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