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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,009 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 022016


  • 12,000 miles


Motorhome monaco executive 45' tag axle coach 525hp cummins toad Chevrolet Equinox 2014 subject vehicle purchased new 2014 nsa tow bar, 6000# limit in excellent condition surge brakes blueox baseplate, professionally installed in excellent shape. While towing four down behind my motorhome, I encountered road construction. Turning slowly on a very bumpy site, the front wheels of the car refused to follow the track of the moho and began a violent shaking motion. I had to stop in a traffic lane on the interstate then proceed forward again slowly in order to correct the wobble. It appears the issue is insufficient caster on the front end while being towed. It also appears to only occur with the 4cyl model with electric steering. The 6cyl model has hydraulic steering. I have been able to recreate the wobble in a safe location. If it occurs on the highway it's very dangerous as the vehicle could separate from the towing vehicle. Two possible solutions are not removing the fuse recommended in my manual which would allow the electric steering to be energized. I'm not sure of any other issues that might result from this practice. The other solution would be to bungee cord the steering wheel to increase pressure on the front end. Again, not sure of consequences. I'm looking for a permanent solution such as a wiring harness/jumper which would still allow the fuse to be pulled yet keep the steering energized. Chrysler had a similar issue with the Jeep Cherokee. I am hoping the Equinox is similar in construction and this is a solution. I've been towing for over 40 years with 85,000 miles on this coach. I look forward to hearing from you. Together perhaps we can solve this dangerous condition. I'm not alone with this issue as I have documentation from others who've experienced the same issue.

- Box Elder, SD, USA

problem #6

Jul 072016


  • 33,000 miles
While driving check engine light, traction control, and stabilatrak all came on. I pulled over and shut it off. A few minutes later restarted with check engine light staying on. Before I made it to work 1 mile down the road the car shut off. No power at all!!! this was on a city street going about 40 mph. My car went down to 15mph within seconds. Very dangerous! this was the 5th time! the dealer replaced body control panel and this problem continues! the dealer still has it and has no real answers!

- New Cumberland, WV, USA

problem #5

Sep 132015


  • 40,000 miles
Car would not start lights flashing, making ticking number, once car started then service note on screen said have car service power steering, would not go into drive

- Lawrencville, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 142014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 2,400 miles


August 14, 2014: Turn vehicle on, "service power steering" warning came on, then turned off. Turned vehicle off. Waited a couple of seconds, turned vehicle back on, didn't show. Started driving. Parked, the warning went back on. Turned off vehicle. Turned vehicle on, no warning. Drove more. While turning, the steering while locked and "service power steering" came on. Put on park, still on. Waited a couple of minutes, warning turned off. And started driving. Turned vehicle to Chevrolet service department, and didn't find anything. Returned vehicle back to owner. August 23, 2014: While making a reverse park, turning into the parking; the steering wheel locked and warning came back on.

- Barrigada, GU, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • miles
2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle pulls to the left hard while driving. An alignment was performed on the vehicle. However, the vehicle continued to pull to the left.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 102013

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 2,800 miles
When turning the steering wheel left or right at low speed or stopped, groaning or rubbing noise is emitted from front tires. Car is 1 month old, has approx. 5000 miles on it now and problem still continues after 2 attempts for dealer to repair it. During fill ups, the gas pump would click/stop and fuel would splash back out of tank and down side of car. This happened whether you set the automatic fill up switch on the fuel pump, or if manually filling the car myself. 2 complaints later, the whole gas tank had to be replaced. 2 days in a row, on 2 separate occasions, the smell of burning plastic and/or electrical wires has been noticed inside vehicle, and is more defined when outside of vehicle and smelling engine area.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 222014


  • 861 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the check power steering fluid warning indicator illuminated as the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 861.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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