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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,659 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 engine problems

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 152015

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 51,629 miles


Second time my throttle sensor has failed due to cold temperatures.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 082015

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 7,309 miles
I own a 2013 Chevy Equinox with 7309 miles.bought the car December 18 2012 when I inserted the key into the ignition and tried to start the car it made clicking sounds started and abruptly shut off. Tried again car started with the engine running at high speed. Now when you try to die E the car it is speeding up.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 102014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Check engine light on, stabilitytrac light on and reduced engine power message stalled again.

- Mcgrath, MN, USA

problem #2

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 #1

May 022014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 5,040 miles
While approaching a traffic signal the engine went to a reduced power mode (idle)....I had no control of the car...could not move....could not even move to side of road...blocking traffic....called onstar Chevy emerg road assist...while making arrangement for tow he asked for mileage...I had to turn off the engine to get rid of the screen which said "reduced engine power"....gavehim the mileage...when restarting the engine the engine now idled normal and when pu in drive, I could now move the car....canceled the service...took the car to the dealer next am...they diagnosed the trouble to be a "binding throttle body" it was replaced...I am apprehensive driving the car, especially on I95 with trucks and cars traveling 70/80 mph I could get killed.......

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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