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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,220 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

brakes problem

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 192015


  • 45,000 miles


I bought this car 3/30/2015 from carmax West sahara 7244. Las vegas. They said they have a 100 checks they do on a car before they sell. This car has about 45,000 miles on it and was a rental. Because I did not know the maintenance on the car I took it to my mechanic to check it over and change fluids, check sparks plugs and hoses, wires, and brakes etc. The mechanic found that the brake rotors were cracked. I had to replace all four rotors and brake pads. 900 dollars plus. The mechanic told me they were original parts and must have been defective. Yes I saw the rotors and they were cracked.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #4

May 092015


  • 60,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was parked with the door open, the vehicle began to roll backwards. The vehicle knocked the contact down, dragged her down the driveway, and rolled over her right leg. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,500. Updated 8/19/15

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #3

May 232014


  • 19,600 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the brakes failed to respond. Additionally, the vehicle accelerated independently causing the contact to apply force to the brake pedal. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who was unable to replicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 19,600.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

May 212014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
As I was slowing down getting ready to come to a stop at about 10/15 mph, I pressed my brakes and they felt hard. I could not press down so I continued to try, when they vibrated and could not stop, I crashed into the person at the red light in front of me.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012012

Equinox 4-cyl

  • miles
2012 chverolet Equinox. Consumer states problem with towing the vehicle the consumer stated according to the manual, that in order to tow the vehicle on all four wheels, the number 32 fuse must be removed. However, when it was removed, the 12 volt receptacle was disconnected which rendered the brake buddy non-functional. Updated 11/27/12 updated 02/11/13.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

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