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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
376 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox lights problems

lights problem

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052016


  • miles


I bought my 2014 Chevy Equinox new. I was in crash which I hit a full size Chevy truck in the driver door and it totaled my car and not one air bag came. I was crossing East and West the truck was going North to South

- Forrest City, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 282014


  • 1,000 miles
While driving at day light and then turns to dust the dash board lights go down by approx. 75% brightness and takes from a few minutes to over five plus to come back to bright. This is alarming while driving, Chevrolet says that is normal. If anything the dash lights should stay the same or go brighter

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 152014


  • 129 miles
2 days after purchase, heard a strange noise in car but unsure where it came from. Returned to dealer, problem couldn't be duplicated. I hear a strange thumping/beating sound periodically; heat exits vents while fan is off; several electrical? incidents, including; heater fan went off while driving on 29 degree winter day. It went back 1/2 hour later. (a few days prior, sounded like fan was losing power); digital speedometer on driver information center went off/blank for a minute while driving; phone charger (lighter & usb) outlet blew 2 fuses after using outlet for a few months with same charger & phone. Inconsistent depends which phone is being charged & charger used; ignition key got very hot after 45 min drive; dashboard lights (instrument cluster?) go dim when driving under a dark viaduct or tunnel, shouldn't they get brighter? manual doesn't explain how dic & instrument panel lights should operate.); interior dome lights went on 2X on their own; infotainment system screen has a delay. Does not consistently display current song title & artist that is playing; digital temperature not consistently displayed on infotainment screen (new problem); oil life not reset after 1st oil change (caused confusion as to when to do next oil change.); excessive water exiting tail pipe (told is normal). Service center where car was purchased checked car out on 4 different repairs done (except resetting oil life & replacing 2 fuses on charger), problems couldn't be duplicated. Went to another Chevy service center, noted on paperwork "no problems found at this time", no other explanation given. Afterwards, I chatted with a rep @, who filed a case & was told a service mgr will call in few days. It's been a few days, no call yet. I have 8200 miles & continue to feel unsafe, especially when driving with my 4 grandsons. They are reason I bought a new car!

- Chicago, IL, USA

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