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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,322 miles

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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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2013 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 032013

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles


Me and my wife own a 2013 Chevy Equinox. We have had this vehicle for about 18months and purchased this brand new. While driving at various speeds, the foward collision sensor activated independently without any other vehicle within close proximity. Myself and my wife have both had this problem. It happens to her all the time since she is the primary driver. She has had this happen to her over 20 times in the past 1.5 yrs. Forward collision warning will go off with no vehicle in front of her and then the brakes will momentarily engage. I have drove the vehicle and had this happen twice. I have been in the vehicle as a passenger on (3) occassions when this happened. We have had this SUV for 18months and she has taken it to (2) dealerships. Both stated they have no idea what is causing this and told us to de-activate the system. Why have this safety feature and you are told to turn it off by dealership because they have no idea on how to fix it?? I dont even know if they have contacted Chevrolet to inquire. Dealerships we utilized were john jones from corydon, in and coyle Chevrolet located in clarksville, in. This is a safety feature but has become a safety issue. I have done research online and have found countless other owners that are having the same problem.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 222014


  • 4,315 miles
1st occurrence - 7-22-14 -traveling on the 8 West at approximately 65 mph the "collision avoidance" system activated, the red light on the dash activated and it deactivated the cruise control, there was not a car within 200 yards. 2nd occurrence - 7-25-14 - traveling East bound on aero dr. At a speed of 40 mph, with no cars within 100 yards, the collision avoidance system activated, the red light on the dash came on and it felt as though the brakes were activated. 3rd occurrence - 7-28-14 - going to work at 6:00 am traveling North bound on mission village dr. At approximately 35 mph, collision avoidance activated, red light on the dash & braking, no cars were in sight at that time.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012013


  • miles
Brakes squeal really bad when backing up but dealership says there is nothing wrong with the brakes. Water seems to be leaking into the car on the driver's side.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Oct 162013


  • miles


Brakes squeal really bad when backing up but dealership says there is nothing wrong with the brakes. Water seems to be leaking into the car on the driver's side.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Mar 042014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
March 2013 radio control went off/ radio display screen froze for few hours. I was unable to turn on/off radio and stayed on the same volume. Turned off the car to reset and it did not go away. Taking it to the dealer for follow up. Stability control feature goes on for no reason when pressing brakes they make a loud squeaky noise.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 212013


  • 6,386 miles
I was driving North behind a pickup truck, he was stopped at a traffic light. I applied my brakes and it appeared as if it made me go faster instead of stopping.. I could not stop and I ran into the rear of the pickup truck. My Equinox was totaled. My seat belt activated and held me in place and the air bag activated. My onstar came to my assistance and advised me to stay in place till help arrived and turn on the ignition and put on the emergency light switch.I didn't remember ever turning the ignition switch off.could this vehicle be another one in the vehicles in the class that has had been identified with the ignition switch problem that causes accidents ? I suffered a contusion of the upper chest area. The other driver went to his doctor for check up.

- Indian Land, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 062013


  • 550 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, she applied the brakes and heard a loud squealing noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the noise was the result of moisture. The failure recurred each morning. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 550.

- Durham, NC, USA

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