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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,653 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 212016


  • 42,000 miles


When towing with rv the front wheels start a severe wobble which shakes the rear of the rv. This has occurred several times; several at hwy speed after going over a bump in the hwy. The only way to stop the wobble is to stop the vehicle; this is very dangerous when in traffic at hwy speed. I had initially thought it was the new blue ox tow bar but I checked that with the manufacturer; they indicated the problem was a GM problem with the electric assist steering. This has happened several times in the past 4 months and at various speeds from 10 mph to 50 mph. First incident was in September, 2016

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #4

Aug 272016


  • 95,500 miles
At about 95,000 miles the 2013 Chevy Equinox's engine started stalling when slowing down to stop or while idling in drive/reverse. Thinking it was an issue with the gas, the gas was ran out of the vehicle and new gas was put it; this did not correct the issue. Car is able to idle without stalling if in park or neutral.

- Mount Sterling, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 122014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Received notice from GM saying there may be a steering issue described as steering very hard, but only on long trips. GM said they will not repair unless the steering hard happens. Seems strange they are going to wait until it does. They did say they are extending the warranty to 150,000 miles for this issue. I have not experienced this issue.

- Pittsford, VT, USA

problem #2

May 202014


  • 25,767 miles
While driving on the road at 40 mph and making a quick turn, my steering wheel locked and froze for a minute in a 3 way intersection. Steering wheel will not turn and after a minute it reset again. Then continuing driving pressing the brakes with lock the steering wheel and felt funny. Took it immediately to the dealer to address situation. Pretty scary situation here and a safety concern for sure. With only 25K miles with 3 mayor issues posted here, I'm getting rid of this vehicle and take a loss....very very disappointed with GM but before that I will write a big letter to GM CEO about the safety of this vehicle.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 162013


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, the steering wheel seized making it difficult to control the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.

- Scottsburg, IN, USA

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