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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,929 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Chevrolet Equinox drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 282016


  • 44,644 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle downshifted and lunged forward without warning. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,644.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 082016


  • 42,000 miles
I turned my vehicle off to get gas and when I started my vehicle back up, the heating, air conditioning, defrost, radio controls and the center instrument panel lights had all become inoperative. Everything stayed inoperative for 2 days. On the third day, I was getting ready to leave and started my vehicle up but then realized I forgot something and turned my car off. I returned to my vehicle to restart it but the vehicle would not start. The center instrument panel lights and radio controls suddenly returned working but everything else that had been inoperative (the defrost, A/C and heating), stayed inoperative and my vehicle now showed the message "service power steering" under the gas gauge. I attempted to start the vehicle a day later but nothing had changed and it would not start. The vehicle was stationary when anything had become inoperative on the vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 282016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. When the contact attempted to drive the vehicle, the transmission failed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was not available.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202015


  • 53,000 miles
My husband and I bought brand new 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Thinking that this would be an investment as a reliable and safe family car, it has been nothing but a headache. It currently has less than 60K miles and it has engine failure problems and isn't drive-able... the engine unexpectedly lost power while my husband was driving down the 91 freeway from irvine to riverside around 70 mph. The engine literally slowed to about 10-15 mph. My husband is a decorated marine corps war veteran who has survive three tours in afghanistan, who would have thought that a humdrum commute to work almost cost him his life. And now the check engine light is on and I am too afraid to drive it. This life threatening situation is only the most significant sometimes the car get stuck in back up cam mode or the radio shut off randomly and refuses to come back on. If I am going up a hill or a mountain the car won't go over 40 mph, and I can't trade it in cause I owe more than what the car is worth.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

May 202015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost all power and started rolling backwards while in drive. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Evans, GA, USA

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